Literary Friday, Edition 165
And the winner of our Summer Book Cover Contest is … Whisper Hollow by Chris Cander with 1,540 votes! View the book here, along with the other books our readers judged by their covers.
We have 4 Books to Tide You Over until next month’s release of our Fall/Winter Reading List.
The True Story of Kudzu, the Vine That Never Truly Ate the South in The Smithsonian Magazine uses Southern literary references to cut through the myths surrounding the invasive plant, including a quote from one of our own pages.
The New York Times covers Another Drama in Harper Lee’s Hometown — this one dealing less with Watchman and more with the author’s abrasive attorney.
Flavorwire includes To Kill A Mockingbird and Donna Tartt’s The Secret History in its list of 50 Books for 50 Classes as college gets back in session.
In case you missed the Mississippi Book Festival in Jackson last weekend, watch coverage on CSPAN here, including panels on Eudora Welty and Harper Lee.
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.
Milton, Georgia, is holding a Literary Festival November 13-14 with native author Karen White, plus Kimberly Brock, Raymond Atkins and Renea Winchester.
Save the date for Dave Robicheaux’s Hometown Literary Festival in New Iberia, Louisiana, April 8-10, 2016.
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