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Literary Friday, Edition 176

Literary News 

crookedletteriRead an excerpt from Crooked Letter i: Coming Out in the South, a new collection of essays that reflect the distinct “coming out” experiences of gay, lesbian and transgendered Southerners from all walks of life, published by NewSouth Books.

Vanity Fair has a review of Amazon’s pilot based on Therese Anne Fowler’s novel about Zelda Fitzgerald, calling it an “origin story with an emerald glow.”

Zelda isn’t the only one coming to television. Broad Green Pictures has optioned John Lahr’s Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage Of The Flesh with plans to produce a biopic about the playwright’s life.

Amazon released its Best Books of 2015 this week, including Southern Noir author Brian Panowich’s Bull Mountain in the Top 20.

Voting is open for Goodreads Best Books of 2015, with Karen White’s The Sound of Glass and Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman up for Best Fiction.

T. Geronimo Johnson has been announced as the winner of the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence for his novel Welcome to Braggsville.


Literary Events

See photos of Deep South writers Hunter Murphy and Nevada McPherson taken at the Louisiana Book Festival where they presented “From Uptown to Lowdown: New Orleans as Muse, Setting and Character.”

The New Orleans Museum of Art will display Los Angeles-based artist Tim Youd’s latest installment of his “100 Novels Project,” as he retypes live a series of novels set in Louisiana, through February 21.

miltonlogoMilton, 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 the first annual Dave Robicheaux Literary Festival coming to Iberia Parish, Louisiana, April 8-10, 2016.



New in Southern Voice

Big Damn Pears by David P. Langlinais and An Arm and Leg by Ron Cooper, a pair of stories about moral dilemmas.


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.

Coming Out in the So
An Arm and a Leg