With dark history and rich culture come volumes of ghostly folklore that can terrify people of any age.
In addition to more than 200 authors, the Louisiana Book Festival on October 29 will be presided over by its first-ever "book angel" sculpture.
Truman Capote continues to support writers from beyond the grave with the largest cash prize for literary criticism in his name.
More Capote news, the Louisiana Book Festival takes flight, John Kennedy Toole goes digital and a Pat Conroy Literary Festival this weekend.
Atlanta author Zoe Fishman tells a touching story of two lost and emotionally damaged women who develop a friendship that helps repair their broken souls.
Rebecca Wells Comes Home in this week's interview, Bob Dylan wins the Nobel Prize in Literature, Southern Festival of Books this weekend & a short story.
The Louisiana author responsible for sparking a movement with her book 'Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood' returns to her home state to entertain readers as part of the Louisiana Book Festival.
Talking about the cultural importance of the front porch with Conference on the Front Porch featured speakers Claude Stephens and Jay Watson.
Talking 50 years of 'In Cold Blood' with Ralph Voss, Nell Zink is not entirely demented, a Fitzgerald Poetry Contest and bluegrass at Andalusia coming up in November.
Retired Alabama professor Ralph Voss—whose first introduction to the real-life story told in Truman Capote's In Cold Blood was as a teenager growing up in Kansas—talks about living with the book and why it remains a phenomenon 50 years later.