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Literary Friday, Edition 177

Literary News 

Goodreads has a debut author snapshot of Dana Chamblee Carpenter, Nashville-based professor turned author of historical novel Bohemian Gospel.

o-NELL-ZINK-900Flavorwire says the National Book Award for Fiction should have gone to Nell Zink for Mislaid, one of our chosen summer reads, instead of Adam Johnson’s Fortune Smiles.

Fates and Furies author Lauren Groff is in the running for this year’s Bad Sex in Fiction Award, which will be announced December 1 by the Literary Review.

The Huffington Post uses Harper Lee’s Go Set A Watchman as an example of the “rash” of lost manuscripts discovered in 2015.

Watch the pilot for “Z” on Amazon, a new show based on Therese Anne Fowler’s book about Zelda Fitzgerald starring Christina Ricci.


Literary Events

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.

Support your local bookstore by participating in Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day on December 5.

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


New in Southern Voice 

We have three new stories inspired by family travel this week that might help you get through the holidays:

Driving the Southern Route, an essay about the pleasures of running the roads, by Terry Barr.

The Grand Design, a story about how the person you sit next to on a plane could determine your fate, by Ramin Rasul.

The Last Bear, a story about a family honoring their grandfather with a camping trip, by Vicki Winslow.


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.

Driving the Southern
The Last Bear