2015's Great Reads, 'The Color Purple' on Broadway, Christmas with the Fitzgeralds & new poetry in Southern Voice. Happy Literary Friday!
Ashton Lee's Christmas Gift
Author of The Cherry Cola Book Club series and most recently A Cherry Cola Christmas, Ashton Lee guest posts this week about his quirky Mississippi family tradition. Find out how the term "Christmas gift" took on a whole new meaning in his family and share your own traditions when we chat with him on Twitter next week (more details coming soon).
And if you're looking for an uplifting holiday read, pick up A Cherry Cola Christmas, where a special meeting of the Cherry Cola Book Club invites the town of Cherico, Mississippi, to a potluck to share food and stories in an effort to raise the townspeople's spirits.
Kiese Laymon writes about Da Art Of Storytellin' in The Oxford American, accompanied by an original portrait of Outkast.
The New Yorker compiles The Ten Best Weather Events in Fiction, and y'all know a hurricane made the list.
Mental Floss goes Inside FBI Classified Spy Files on 10 Authors. Can you guess which revolution Capote was suspected of having ties to?
In honor of Mark Twain's birthday this week, Open Culture discusses his Patented Inventions for Bra Straps and Other Everyday Items.
A long lost play written by William Faulkner was discovered at the University of Virginia.
Who should have won the National Book Award for Fiction, plus the Bad Sex in Fiction Award nominees and new stories in Southern Voice inspired by family travel to help get you through the holidays.
Read an excerpt from a new book about coming out in the South, Tennessee Williams gets a biopic and Amazon's Best Books of 2015, plus a pair of short stories about moral dilemmas. Happy Literary Friday!
Ghost stories, a haunted bookstore, Louisiana Book Festival this weekend, plus new fiction by Diane Thomas-Plunk.
Interview with 'The Scribe' author Matthew Guinn, 8 mysteries to read before Halloween, Louisiana Book Festival coming up next weekend & a ghost story told by a neighborhood witch. Happy Literary Friday!
Interview with David Armand, Ignatius Reilly gets a cookbook, the 'Goosebumps' movie in theaters, Texas Book Festival this weekend and new fiction in Southern Voice. Happy Literary Friday!
Interviews with Ron Rash and Paul Theroux, the search for the next Poe Toaster, literary monsters, plus the Southern Festival of Books this weekend & new fiction. Happy Literary Friday!
Chat & giveaway with Diane Chamberlain, Banned Books Week, a peek inside the Louisiana Book Festival, plus new fiction in Southern Voice. Happy Literary Friday!
Celebrating Faulkner's birthday, Patti Callahan Henry interviews debut novelist Katherine Clark, Hemingway gets a line of gourmet food products & new fiction and poetry in Southern Voice. Happy Literary Friday!