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Literary Friday, Edition 179

Literary News

againstthecountryBook Riot has compiled its Best Books of 2015, including Mary-Louise Parker’s Dear Mr. You and Lauren Groff’s Fates and Furies.

Slate gives us the Most Overlooked Books of 2015, including Ben Metcalf’s Southern Gothic Against the Country.

And NPR has its big list of 2015’s Great Reads, including several Southerners.

The New York Times reviews “The Color Purple” on Broadway — stripped to its essence.


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.

The Fitzgerald Museum in Montgomery, Alabama, will hold a Christmas Open House tomorrow, including a visit from Santa, refreshments and Christmas music from the Jazz Age.

Key West Literary Seminar is scheduled for January 7-10 and will feature more than 15 writers of short stories, essays and poetry. The seminar is already sold out, but space is still available for associated writers’ workshops January 11-15.

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


New in Southern Voice

The Red Bowl, a holiday poem by Mississippi poet Sandra Bounds.

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