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Literary Friday, Edition 166

Literary News

dear-mr-you-9781501107832_lgSix playwrights talk about adapting Tennessee Williams’ short stories for a new production called “Desire” in The New York Times.

South Carolina-born actress Mary-Louise Parker will make her literary debut in November with Dear Mr. You, letters to the men who shaped her life.

We offered up 4 Books to Tide You Over Until Fall last week, but Literary Hub’s The Great Booksellers Fall Preview has some compelling Southern reads and be sure to check out She Reads’ Books of Fall 2015.


(Non)Required Viewing

Adriana Trigiani’s Big Stone Gap goes from book to film October 9 starring Ashley Judd, Whoopi Goldberg and Patrick Wilson, with Trigiani herself directing.


Literary Events

In Oxford, Mississippi, Sarahfest pairs art, music, film and literature with guests like Megan Abbott and Neko Case through September 27.

The Decatur Book Festival this weekend presents Erica Jong in conversation with Roxane Gay, plus Pat Conroy, Ron Rash, Lori Roy and Karen White.

txbookfestThe 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 a record 300 authors, including Margaret Atwood, Elizabeth Strout, Chuck Palahniuk, Lauren Groff 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.


New in Southern Voice 

Parts Unknown, new fiction about a retired wrestler named Moondog Fido, by Tennessee writer Fate Kitchens.


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.

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Parts Unknown