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Literary Friday, Edition 223

Literary News

The New Yorker compiled essays on Trump’s America from 16 writers, including Toni Morrison, who is “Mourning for Whiteness.”

Vote for your Southern favorites in the final round of Goodreads Best Books of 2016 through November 27.

undergroundrailroadBustle has 11 Thanksgiving Vegetarian Recipes From Literature So Delicious You Won’t Miss The Turkey. Capote’s Baked Potato With Vodka, anyone?

Colson Whitehead has won the National Book Award for Fiction for his novel The Underground Railroad. In his acceptance speech, Whitehead advised, “Be kind to everybody, make art and fight the power.”

Kentucky writer, poet and educator Crystal Wilkinson’s novel Birds of Opulence has been named winner of the 2016 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence.


Literary Events

The Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home will continue its lineup of fall lectures in Savannah, Georgia, on Sundays through December 11. The Guineveres author Sarah Domet is coming up November 20.

Save the date for our Twitter chat with Kimberly Belle about The Marriage Lie on Friday, January 13.


New in Southern Voice 

Senior Internship Paper, experimental fiction inspired by Memphis’s Brooks Museum of Art, by Erin Pounders.


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 winter road trips.

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