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  • Alabama Archives - Southern Literary Review
    September 18 2014 by Morgan O Grady Leave a Comment Reviewed by Morgan O Grady Susan Pickett was on my mind as I crossed Alabama s state line after leaving West Virginia the same morning her well fed babies her cutting hair in the yard and selling the excess food from her father s land She was an Alabama native transplanted to West Virginia during the Depression Her memoir Filed Under Book Reviews Tagged With A Memoir of Appalachian Coal Camps During the Great Depression Alabama Morgan O Grady NewSouth Books Susan Pickett The Great Depression The Path Was Steep West Virginia The Mockingbird Next Door by Marja Mills September 2 2014 by Allen Mendenhall Leave a Comment Reviewed by Allen Mendenhall Nelle Harper Lee has been embroiled in lawsuits over the last couple of years and making headlines for her alleged litigiousness Marja Mills s The Mockingbird Next Door is a welcome and timely look at Nelle as her friends and family call her from another angle one that offers us a fuller Filed Under Book Reviews Tagged With Alabama Alice Lee Allen Mendenhall Harper Lee Marja Mills Monroeville The Mockingbird Next Door To Kill a Mockingbird The Salvation of Miss Lucretia by Ted Dunagan July 24 2014 by Mollie Waters Leave a Comment Reviewed by Mollie Waters The Salvation of Miss Lucretia is the fourth installment in Ted Dunagan s series for young adult readers The books feature two young boys one white and one black who are able to overcome the difficulties of the segregated South during the 1940s in order to form a lasting friendship In their Filed Under Book Reviews Tagged With Alabama Clarke County Mark Twain Mollie Smith Waters Mollie Waters Ted Dunagan The Salvation of Miss Lucretia Emigration to Liberia by Matthew F K McDaniel April 30 2014 by Allen Mendenhall Leave a Comment Reviewed by Allen Mendenhall Emigration to Liberia is the story of the nearly 500 African Americans who left Columbus Georgia and Eufaula Alabama from 1853 to 1903 to emigrate to Liberia the West African nation that was founded in 1822 by United States colonization Matthew F K McDaniel marshals evidence from written correspondence and newspapers to piece Filed Under Book Reviews Tagged With Alabama Allen Mendenhall Chattahoochee Valley Columbus Emigration to Liberia Eufaula Georgia Liberia Matthew F K McDaniel NewSouth Books Mollie Smith Waters Interviews Ted Dunagan February 28 2014 by Mollie Waters 1 Comment Ted Dunagan was born in 1943 in Coffeeville Alabama He completed the second grade there and then moved to Grove Hill where he graduated from high school in 1961 He served in the U S Army during the Vietnam era after which he attended Georgia State University in Atlanta Later he married began raising a family Filed Under Author Profiles Interviews Tagged With A Yellow Watermelon Alabama Mollie Smith Waters Secret of the Satilfa Ted Dunagan The Bovine Bandits The Monticello News The Salvation of Miss Lucretia Trouble on the Tombigbee Next Page Top

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  • Allen Mendenhall Archives - Southern Literary Review
    taking the time to talk to Southern Literary Review about your novel Dogwood This is a remarkable and poignant book literary fiction at its finest You toy with stream of consciousness and alternating narration in the book Why LP The articulation of Harper s journey and the journey itself are irreversibility fused together Harper s story Filed Under Author Profiles Interviews Tagged With Allen Mendenhall Dogwood Lindsay Parnell Southern Literary Review Southern Literature Allen Mendenhall Interviews Hubert Crouch Author of The Word July 22 2015 by Allen Mendenhall Leave a Comment AM Thanks for taking the time to talk to Southern Literary Review about The Word your second novel Jace Forman the protagonist of your first novel Cried For No One is back in this novel How has your experience as a trial lawyer shaped Jace s character if at all Is it even possible to Filed Under Author Profiles Interviews Tagged With Allen Mendenhall Allen Mendenhall Interviews Hubert Crouch Cried for No One Hubert Crouch Southern Literary Review The Word Allen Mendenhall Interviews M Maitland DeLand Author of Nashville Mercy June 3 2015 by Allen Mendenhall Leave a Comment AM Dr DeLand thanks for the interview I m thankful for the opportunity to talk with you about your debut mystery novel Nashville Mercy How did you draw on your Southern roots and medical background to develop the plot of this book MMD My entire extended family is in the medical field Since I was a Filed Under Author Profiles Interviews Tagged With Allen Mendenhall Kate Katelinson M Maitland DeLand Nashville Nashville Mercy Southern Literary Review Allen Mendenhall Interviews Howard G Franklin Author of Gideon s Children May 20 2015 by Allen Mendenhall Leave a Comment APM It s a privilege to do this interview on the occasion of the publication of your novel Gideon s Children This book is quite a bit different from your previous book An Irish Experience You ve gone from travelogue to novel What prompted the change HGF Thank you Allen for the opportunity to connect with readers of Filed Under Author Profiles Interviews Tagged With Allen Mendenhall Allen Mendenhall Interviews Howard G Franklin An Irish Experience Civil Rights Gideon s Children Howard G Franklin Allen Mendenhall Interviews Stephen Roth Author of A Plot for Pridemore May 6 2015 by Allen Mendenhall Leave a Comment AM Pridemore Missouri the setting for your novel A Plot for Pridemore Why this place in particular SR Missouri has been my home for the past 26 years so it made sense to write about a part of the country that was very familiar to me I also felt that basing Pridemore in Missouri would allow Filed Under Author Profiles Interviews Tagged With A Plot for Pridemore Allen Mendenhall Chattahoochee Valley Writers Conference Georgia LaGrange Marc Jolley Mercer University Press Stephen Roth Next Page Top Posts Pages Web of Water Reflections on Life Along the Saluda Reedy Rivers by John Lane with Photography by Tom Blagden Clay Bolt jon holloway

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  • Amy Susan Wilson Archives - Southern Literary Review
    by Amy Susan Wilson Disabilities a family murder Mississippi a mental institution and the spirit of redemption all appear in Lauren Leigh s debut novel Retarded Girl Raised in Dog Pen Every chapter while often bearing brutal abuse in the household of a rural Mississippi family rings like a bell clear and resonant with no Filed Under Book Reviews Tagged With Amy Susan Wilson Lauren Leigh Mississippi Retarded Girl Raised in Dog Pen special needs Amy Susan Wilson Interviews William Bernhardt November 6 2014 by Amy Susan Wilson Leave a Comment ASW Thank you Bill for taking the time to chat with me today about your book of poetry The White Bird Would you begin by providing us with an overview of this collection and share what motivated you to write these poems WB I ve been writing poetry for some time Technically according to my mother Filed Under Author Profiles Interviews Tagged With Amy Susan Wilson Amy Susan Wilson Interviews William Bernhardt poems Poetry Southern Literary Review The White Bird William Bernhardt November Read of the Month The White Bird by William Bernhardt November 4 2014 by Amy Susan Wilson Leave a Comment Reviewed by Amy Susan Wilson Entering William Bernhardt s debut poetry collection The White Bird is entering into the heart of human community Always rich often humorous and at times poignant these poems which are diverse in style guide us through the maze of parenting longing loss working traveling and among other things falling in and Filed Under Book Reviews Read of the Month Tagged With Amy Susan Wilson November Read of the Month Poetry Southern Literary Review The White Bird William Bernhardt On Southern Gothic Amy Susan Wilson Interviews Brian Centrone and Jordan Scoggins May 28 2014 by Amy Susan Wilson Leave a Comment ASW Thank you so much Brian and Jordan for visiting with me today about your new anthology that you edited Southern Gothic New Tales of the South Would you provide us with your definition of Southern Gothic and an overview of this wonderful anthology B This was something we actually talked in depth about over the Filed Under Author Profiles Interviews Tagged With Amy Susan Wilson Amy Susan Wilson Interviews Brian Centrone and Jordan Behind the Yellow Wallpaper Brian Centrone I Voted Biddy for Biddy Schumacher Mismatched Tales from the mind of Brian Centrone Jordan Scoggins Nathan Mark Phillips Southern Gothic Southern Gothic New Tales of the South Edited by Brian Centrone With Art Design by Jordan Scoggins May 21 2014 by Amy Susan Wilson Leave a Comment Reviewed by Amy Susan Wilson Southern Gothic New Tales of the South is a much needed anthology of American Southern literature that calls attention to a diverse range of American Southern experiences and issues primarily contemporary issues and experiences Edited by Brian Centrone with art design by Jordan Scoggins these stories and poems by both established Filed Under Book Reviews Tagged With Amy Susan Wilson Brian Centrone Jordan Scoggins Southern Gothic Southern Gothic

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  • Appalachia Archives - Southern Literary Review
    Dark Corner The Sheltering A Shelter of Others by Charles Dodd White June 10 2014 by Sam Slaughter Leave a Comment Reviewed by Sam Slaughter In his second novel Charles Dodd White once again drives deep down the roads of his fictional Sanction County an area in the Appalachian Mountains where it seems the ties that bind do so until circulation of the right and the real cuts off and the ghosts of the past walk Filed Under Book Reviews Tagged With A Shelter of Others Appalachia Appalachian Mountains Charles Dodd White Sam Slaughter Wild Girls by Mary Stewart Atwell December 12 2012 by Patricia OSullivan Leave a Comment Reviewed by Patricia O Sullivan Swan River nestled in the Appalachian valley is known for its poverty its exclusive all girl academy and its wild girls who occasionally go on murderous rampages Having grown up in Swan River Kate Riordan has seen firsthand what the defunct mill town does to people She calls the inhabitants deadnecks It s Filed Under Book Reviews Tagged With Appalachia Mary Stewart Atwell Patricia O Sullivan Wild Girls September Read of the Month Keowee Valley by Katherine Scott Crawford September 26 2012 by Philip K Jason Leave a Comment Reviewed by Philip K Jason An independent woman a lush frontier environment the approach of war and a romance of opposites are only some of the ingredients in Ms Crawford s ambitious first novel Combining a style that is frequently lyrical abundant historical research that has been well absorbed and woven into the fiction with authority and Filed Under Book Reviews Read of the Month Tagged With Appalachia Charleston Charlestown Katherine Scott Crawford Keowee Valley South Carolina The Anthology of Appalachian Writers Now Accepting Submissions September 19 2012 by Allen Mendenhall Leave a Comment The editors of The Anthology of Appalachian Writers have announced that they are now accepting submissions for their forthcoming Gretchen Moran Laskas Volume Submission guidelines are available here Submit electronic copies of any original unpublished work of fiction or poetry for consideration by the editors to Dr S Bailey Shurbutt sshurbut shepherd edu Filed Under News Events Tagged With Appalachia Dr S Bailey Shurbutt Gretchen Moran Laskas Volume The Anthology of Appalachian Writers West Virginia July Read of the Month Blueberry Years by Jim Minnick July 18 2012 by Matthew Simmons Leave a Comment Jim Minnick s The Blueberry Years re released in paperback a few weeks ago proclaims itself in the subtitle as being a memoir of farm and family And so it is Yet while Minnick is too humble to proclaim it as such it is the reader s prerogative to make of a book what it really and truly Filed Under Book Reviews Read of the Month Tagged With agriculture Appalachia environmentalism family Farm I ll Take my Stand Jim Minnick Memoir Shenandoah Valley The Blueberry Years Wendell Berry Next Page Top Posts Pages Web of Water Reflections on Life Along the Saluda Reedy Rivers by John Lane with Photography

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  • Author Interview Archives - Southern Literary Review
    Robertson Part 2 of 3 September 13 2010 by Julie Cantrell Leave a Comment I hope you enjoyed the first segment of our interview with Jamie Cox Robertson author of A Literary Paris Adams Media 2010 on yesterday s post Here you ll find a continuation of that conversation and learn about Jamie s selection process when compiling the book and her choice to include southern writers in the collection There are Filed Under Author Profiles Interviews Tagged With A Literary Paris Author Interview Jamie Cox Robertson Literary Travel Meet Jamie Cox Robertson Author of A Literary Paris September 12 2010 by Julie Cantrell Leave a Comment Jamie Cox Robertson is a southerner an editor an author and the founder of the Southern Literary Review After the release of her first book A Literary Paris she spoke with me about the core elements of a good book and why she opted to publish a literary travel book Hi Jamie It s good to talk with you Filed Under Author Profiles Interviews Tagged With A Literary Paris Author Interview Jamie Cox Robertson Robin Oliveira Interview Part Two September 3 2010 by Adele Annesi 2 Comments Robin Oliveira s debut novel My Name is Mary Sutter was selected as our September Read of the Month Please enjoy the second part of her fascinating interview with SLR contributor Adele Annesi There are a fair number of novels and stories set during the Civil War Were you concerned that the theme was a bit Filed Under Author Profiles Interviews Read of the Month Tagged With Author Interview Historical Fiction My Name is Mary Sutter Read of the Month Robin Oliveira Meet Robin Oliveira Author of My Name is Mary Sutter September 2 2010 by Adele Annesi Leave a Comment Robin Oliveira has the literary world on its heels with her debut novel My Name is Mary Sutter Viking May 2010 With the book released to rave reviews and picked as our SLR Read of the Month Oliveira could have easily balked at yet another interview request Instead she gave her time generously and we think Filed Under Author Profiles Interviews Read of the Month Tagged With Author Interview Historical Fiction My Name is Mary Sutter Read of the Month Robin Oliveira Meet James Lee Burke Author of The Glass Rainbow August 22 2010 by Philip K Jason Leave a Comment With yet another bestseller on his hands Louisiana author James Lee Burke kindly took a few minutes to answer questions from SLR contributor Phil Jason Why is it important to remind readers that Dave Robicheaux s Vietnam War experiences have shaped him and are never really distant Dave s war experience serves as a background to Filed Under Author Profiles Interviews Tagged With Author Interview James Lee Burke Louisiana Robicheaux The Glass Rainbow Next Page Top Posts Pages Web of Water Reflections on Life Along the Saluda Reedy Rivers by John Lane with Photography by Tom Blagden Clay Bolt jon holloway and Ben Geer

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  • Contests Archives - Southern Literary Review
    Award July 12 2010 by Julie Cantrell Leave a Comment Deadline July 31 2010 Web www glimmertrain org Entry Fee 15 A prize of 1 200 and publication in Glimmer Train Stories is given twice yearly for a short story Submit a story of up to 3 000 words with a 15 entry fee during the month of July Visit the website for complete guidelines Filed Under Grants and Contests News Events Tagged With Contests Glimmer Train Press Very Short Fiction Award The Story Prize July 10 2010 by Julie Cantrell Leave a Comment Deadline July 15 2010 Web www thestoryprize org E mail info thestoryprize org Entry Fee 75 A prize of 20 000 is given annually to honor a short story collection written in English and first published in the United States Two runners up will receive 5 000 each Larry Dark and Julie Lindsey will select the three finalists three independent judges will choose Filed Under Grants and Contests News Events Tagged With Contests The Story Prize 2011 Bard Fiction Prize July 6 2010 by Julie Cantrell Leave a Comment Deadline July 15 2010 Web www bard edu bfp E mail bfp bard edu Entry Fee None A prize of 30 000 and a one semester appointment as writer in residence at Bard College is given annually to a U S fiction writer under the age of 40 The recipient must give at least one public lecture and meet informally with students but is not expected Filed Under Grants and Contests News Events Tagged With Bard Fiction Prize Contests Top Posts Pages Web of Water Reflections on Life Along the Saluda Reedy Rivers by John Lane with Photography by Tom Blagden Clay Bolt jon holloway and Ben Geer Keys Interview with Michael Lee West Submissions Allen Mendenhall

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  • Contributor Archives - Southern Literary Review
    Professor Emeritus of English from the U S Naval Academy has published twenty books and now reviews for several national and regional periodicals including Florida Weekly He is the author of five volumes of poetry and the co author of the Creative Writer s Handbook now in its 5th edition Learn more by visiting Filed Under Contributors Bios Tagged With Contributor Philip K Jason Matthew Simmons July 22 2010 by Julie Cantrell Leave a Comment Matt Simmons was born and raised in Whiteville NC He lived in Raleigh for eight years where he went to college at North Carolina State University roasted coffee for a living and developed a taste for single malt Scotch Currently a Ph D student in English at the University of South Carolina Matt and his wife live Filed Under Contributors Bios Tagged With Contributor Matthew Simmons Adele Annesi July 18 2010 by Adele Annesi Leave a Comment Adele Annesi is an award winning editor and writer Her articles columns and stories appear in newspapers magazines blogs and literary journals including 34th Parallel The Fairfield Review and The Pittsburgh Quarterly She has contributed to The Circle and the Italian American literary journal Pyramid and her short fiction appeared in an anthology for Fairfield University Filed Under Contributors Bios Tagged With Adele Annesi Contributor Kerry Madden July 3 2010 by Julie Cantrell Leave a Comment In addition to penning superb works of journalism for Los Angeles Times Salon LA Weekly and Sierra Club Magazine Kerry Madden has written plays screenplays and six books including Offsides a New York Library Pick for 1997 and Writing Smarts A Girl s Guide to Writing Great Poetry Stories School Reports and More published by the Filed Under Contributors Bios Tagged With Contributor Kerry Madden Next Page Top Posts Pages Web of

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  • Fiction Archives - Southern Literary Review
    Tagged With Andrew McFadyen Ket Fiction Miracle Boy and Other Stories Pinckney Benedict Short Stories Meet Lisa Wingate Author of Dandelion Summer November 16 2011 by Julie Cantrell Leave a Comment Award winning novelist Lisa Wingate steadily produces quality reads and has established a massive fan base that crosses into both the ABA and CBA markets Recently she discussed her writing life with Julie Cantrell of SLR We hope you enjoy the conversation SLR Lisa you ve established yourself as a well respected author who steadily produces quality Filed Under Author Profiles Interviews Tagged With Dandelion Summer Fiction Julie Cantrell Lisa Wingate Karen White Does it Again The Strangers on Montagu Street November 10 2011 by Julie Cantrell Leave a Comment New York Times bestselling author Karen White has no shortage of fans A southern girl at heart she has built a reputation for creating a sense of place in her southern based novels and a unique ability to describe powerful character relationships With the November release of the third book in her Charleston series The Strangers Filed Under Book Reviews Tagged With Charleston Fiction Karen White The Strangers on Montagu Street Higher Ground by James Nolan November 7 2011 by Philip K Jason Leave a Comment Click to Order Higher Ground by James Nolan Review by Philip K Jason James Nolan was best known as a poet poetry translator and critic before publishing an award winning short story collection Perpetual Care and Other Stories in 2008 Higher Ground winner of the William Faulkner Wisdom Gold Medal in the novel category adds another dimension Filed Under Book Reviews Tagged With Fiction Higher Ground James Nolan Louisiana New Orleans Philip K Jason Meet American Novelist Ace Atkins November 2 2011 by Allen Mendenhall Leave a Comment SLR Contributor Allen Mendenhall Interviews Ace Atkins SLR What I suspect everyone wants to know is how do you stay so prolific How do you write so much so quickly AA I m very fortunate to be a full time novelist I ve been writing full time since 2001 and that gives me the freedom Filed Under Author Profiles Interviews Read of the Month Tagged With Ace Atkins Allen Mendenhall Fiction Infamous Novelist The Ranger Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones October 9 2011 by Julie Cantrell Leave a Comment Silver Sparrow is one of the most unique and creative stories to hit shelves this year The daughter of a polygamist Dana Yarboro is convinced she is second best Forced to live a secret life much less posh than her half sister Dana watches her father s other daughter from the distance and examines the silver Filed Under Book Reviews Tagged With Atlanta Fiction Georgia Silver Sparrow Tayari Jones Next Page Top Posts Pages Web of Water Reflections on Life Along the Saluda Reedy Rivers by John Lane with Photography by Tom Blagden Clay Bolt jon holloway and Ben Geer Keys Interview with Michael Lee West Submissions Allen Mendenhall Interviews Karen White Bull Mountain by Brian

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