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  • Teresa Weaver

    Editorial Contributor

    Teresa Weaver has written a monthly book column at Atlanta magazine since September 2007. Before that, she spent eighteen years at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the last nine of which she served as book editor. When that job was eliminated amid a massive staff reorganization, she left to become a senior writer/editor at Habitat for Humanity International. In that job, she has traveled throughout the United States and to South Africa, Madagascar, Botswana, Lesotho, Brazil, and Thailand, writing about Habitat’s work to eliminate poverty housing around the world. In her other life, as a part-time book editor at Atlanta magazine, the native of Jackson, Mississippi—home of Eudora Welty, Richard Wright, and Richard Ford—writes about Georgia authors and books of particular interest here. A former board member of the National Book Critics Circle, Weaver served for four years on the programming committee of the AJC Decatur Book Festival and has conducted onstage interviews at other literary events with authors including Pat Conroy, Rick Bragg, Olympia Dukakis, and Tony Horwitz. She lives in the Lake Claire neighborhood of DeKalb County.

 

Kate Sweeney tackles the topic of death with a wicked sense of humor

Her new book, American Afterlife, delves into the art of memorialization

Death is the single inevitable chapter of every life, even though many people would rather die than talk about it. Thankfully, Kate Sweeney was so fascinated by the subject of how we say goodbye that she decided to do some exploring. Read more...

Interview with author Kate Sweeney

The author of American Afterlife discusses her first book

Kate Sweeney, 35, is an award-winning reporter and producer at NPR affiliate WABE and cofounder of a bimonthly celebration of reading and writing called “True Story!” *American Afterlife: Encounters in the Customs of Mourning* is her first book. Read more...

Johnny Mercer's Southern sound

A biography written by Glenn T. Eskew paints of colorful picture of the iconic musician

Historians have tried to define the South, but few will leave you humming the Great American Songbook quite like Glenn T. Eskew does in Johnny Mercer: Southern Songwriter for the World. Read more...

Ten best books of 2013

Teresa Weaver's picks for the year's best reads by local authors—or about Georgia

Featuring the works of John Lewis, Joshilyn Jackson, Charles McNair, Susan Rebecca White, and others. Read more...

Joshilyn Jackson on her latest novel, "Someone Else's Love Story"

The author talks mollusks, religious themes, and the madness of writing

Joshilyn Jackson has always called herself a “small” writer, more interested in people and relationships than huge themes. But increasingly, big ideas keep creeping into her work. *Someone Else’s Love Story* (William Morrow) includes a virgin birth, a sacrifice, and a resurrection—along with lesser everyday miracles that raise questions about destiny, loss, human connections, and faith itself. Read more...