Literary Friday, Edition 164
Vote for Your Favorite Summer Book Cover Through August 28
Whisper Hollow is in the lead, with Minnow taking second place, but there’s still one week left to vote for your favorite summer book cover. We’ll announce the winner next Friday and officially wrap up summer reading, but don’t fret. We’re hard at work on our Fall/Winter Reading List — set to debut in mid-September.
Wales Arts Review offers up Ten works of Southern literature to read with/instead of Go Set a Watchman.
Fiction Southeast gives you Seven Reasons to Attend a Writers’ Conference just in time for those fall book festivals and events coming up.
Paula Hawkins’ hit novel The Girl on the Train is headed for the big screen with Mississippi native Tate Taylor directing and Emily Blunt playing alcoholic Rachel.
Southern Voice poet Barry Dunlap’s bilingual children’s picture book Mr. Mosquito is creating quite a buzz and is available for free on Kindle today.
Find out about the strangest holdings at Richmond, Virginia’s Poe Museum, now on exhibit in “Poe’s Cabinet of Curiosities.”
The inaugural Mississippi Book Festival will take place on Saturday at the Capitol in Jackson with special guest John Grisham, panels on Southern Fiction, Eudora Welty and the Civil War, the Willie Morris Memorial Luncheon and lots more.
In Oxford, Mississippi, Sarahfest pairs art, music, film and literature with guests like Megan Abbott and Neko Case September 1-27.
The Decatur Book Festival, scheduled for September 4-6, presents Erica Jong in conversation with Roxane Gay, plus Pat Conroy, Ron Rash, Lori Roy and Karen White.
The 27th annual Southern Festival of Books, scheduled for October 9-11, will include Kimberly Belle, Rick Bragg, Pat Conroy, Lauren Groff, Ann Hite and lots more.
Scheduled for October 17-18, the Texas Book Festival in Austin has released its lineup of authors, including Margaret Atwood, Elizabeth Strout, Chuck Palahniuk and Attica Locke.
Save the date for Dave Robicheaux’s Hometown Literary Festival in New Iberia, Louisiana, April 8-10, 2016.
New in Southern Voice
Last Sermon, a short story about a town’s need for retribution, by Jennifer N. Shannon.
To find out more about your favorite Southern authors’ haunts and hangouts, download the Deep South Literary Trail App, available direct from iTunes and for Android and perfect for those summer road trips.