Awards season might be over, but that just means it's time for summer blockbusters with big budgets, big names and Southern filming locations.
A giveaway for Love and Lament. The Nicholas Sparks Novel Showdown and 50 Sexy Books in Literary News. Savannah Book Festival this weekend in events, and a story about a new dad's love for cigarettes in Southern Voice. Happy Literary Friday!
7 Short Reads of Southern Fiction. Books Good Enough to Eat, Nicholas Sparks and famous eyewear in Literary News. Nick Offerman condenses the classics in (Non)Required Viewing. And it's fall book festival time in Literary Events. Plus, new flash fiction and a pair of poems in Southern Voice. Happy Literary Friday!
As Tropical Storm Isaac, expected to be a hurricane later today, approaches the Deep South, we think it's important to have a few good books on hand. Of course you'll need candles or flashlights to read them by, but that just makes it all the more cozy.
Florida schoolteacher Stephanie McAfee wrote and self-published her debut novel, Diary of A Mad Fat Girl, as an e-book in 2010. Readers quickly fell in love with McAfee's main character Graciela "Ace" Jones and her cast of friends, and the book became a New York Times and USA Today bestseller. And that was all before it was ever in print. Now in a revised and expanded form, McAfee's hilarious novel is finally in print.
With the national popularity of films like The Help and television shows Treme and True Blood, it’s not surprising that Hollywood is going Southern in 2012. Boasting stories of war and competition, alternate history and adaptation of some of the greatest works of Southern literature, 2012 looks to be a banner year for the South on screen. Starting with Dolly Parton, who's starring in Joyful Noise opening today, intern Kati-Jane Hammet has compiled a list of the Southern-themed films and television shows coming out or in the works this year. So, set up your film-going calendar for January through December, which concludes with a huge Southern literary blockbuster on Christmas Day. by Kati-Jane Hammet