An interview with Southern Gothic poet Susan Swartwout, 5 novels featuring strong Southern women, Anderson Cooper on Truman Capote and Suzanne Vega sings Carson McCullers.
The Undramatic Life of Shirley Ann Grau & the Louisiana Book Festival this weekend, Wiley Cash on libraries, Faulkner's Jazz Age drawings and honoring the dead through the Southern Gothic in Literary News. Georgia Literary Festival in events, plus a poem about Edna Pontellier in Southern Voice. Happy Literary Friday!
Questioning Alice Walker as a mother, Wiley Cash up for an award, Faulkner and Hemingway memorabilia up for auction and John Berendt pops up in New Orleans in Literary News. A culinary library fundraiser and summer booksignings in Literary Events. And new fiction from Alabama in Southern Voice.
This Saturday, October 27, Louisiana's State Library in Baton Rouge and the Louisiana Center for the Book host the Louisiana Book Festival - a free literary celebration with 148 authors and more than 100 programs.