Literary Friday, Edition 118
Our Fall Movie Preview released late yesterday and includes several book to screen adaptations, including Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl and Nicholas Sparks’ The Best of Me (pictured above).
Speaking of movies, intern Ali Cortez pits Gone With the Wind against The Wizard of Oz in a battle for cinematic staying power.
Native Son author Richard Wright would have been 106 years old yesterday. Born on a plantation in Natchez, Mississippi, he is best remembered for his work’s impact on race relations.
The New Yorker includes Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh by John Lahr — about the interaction between Williams’ life and his plays — in its “Books to Watch Out For in September.”
Guernica interviews Florida-born Karen Russell on the secrets, dreams and myths that fuel her storytelling.
Donna Tartt can now add a fashion collection to her list of accolades this year, as designer Kate Sylvester debuted her new line “Tartt” on the runway at New Zealand Fashion Week.
Indiewire has the Venice Film Festival review of James Franco’s The Sound and The Fury with Tim Blake Nelson and Seth Rogan (pictured).
An exhibit titled William Faulkner’s Books: A Bibliographic Exhibit is on display on the third floor of J.D. Williams Library on the Ole Miss campus in Oxford through December 12.
The 13th annual Tennessee Williams Tribute and Tour of Victorian Homes will be held September 8-14 in Columbus, Mississippi, with a production of “The Glass Menagerie,” the Moon Lake Party, a scholars presentation, the famous Stella Shouting Contest and lots more.
The Savannah Book Festival presents an evening with Jack Reacher author Lee Child at the Lucas Theatre September 11.
See George Singleton September 25 at Square Books in Oxford, where he’ll be signing copies of Between Wrecks.
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is calling all poets to participate in 100 Thousand Poets for Change September 27.
Save the Date for the Eat Drink Read Write Festival in Birmingham October 3-10, featuring the area’s best food and beverage offerings served up with a literary twist and including our own Editor Erin Z. Bass.
The 26th annual Southern Festival of Books is scheduled for October 10-12 in Nashville, Tennessee. This year’s theme is “A Celebration of the Written Word,” and the extensive list of authors confirmed is out now.
The Texas Book Festival in Austin will take place October 25-26 with authors Martin Amis, Ziggy Marley and Hector Tobar.
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