A Clear View of the Southern Sky is a collection of 10 small masterpieces
Fifty years ago, Mary Hood was sitting in a classroom at Georgia Tech, where she was a graduate physics student, when she encountered the following test question: If it’s raining and a man needs to get to his car, will he get wetter if he runs or if he walks?
Brian Panowich’s first novel is a multigenerational saga of a crime family in North Georgia
When Brian Panowich was a boy, he would pore over his father’s comic books and pulp fiction paperbacks—and then retreat to his room and rewrite them.
From dark and creepy to sweet and sassy, these titles are sure to entertain
From fantasy thrillers to tales of tennis glory, these six books from some of Georgia's own are sure to keep you entertained while enjoying your summer vacation
The Emory University professor departs from fiction with his memoir “How I Shed My Skin”
In Jim Grimsley’s new memoir, "How I Shed My Skin: Unlearning the Racist Lessons of a Southern Childhood," he drops the protective shell of fiction to revisit a pivotal chapter in the lives of many Southern children in the 1960s. Grimsley was 11 years old in 1966 when his school admitted its first black students after a federal mandate forced integration.
In Atlanta journalist Jim Auchmutey’s first book, the Americus High class of ’65 confronts its racist past
“The Class of ’65” centers on Greg Wittkamper, who openly supported the first black students enrolled after desegregation
For nearly three decades, Jim Auchmutey carved out an enviable beat at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, writing richly detailed features about race, religion, history, and food—all of which seemed to inform an overarching narrative of what it means to be Southern. In 2006 he covered a story about a high school reunion that has now become the subject of his first book, The Class of ’65: A Student, a Divided Town, and the Long Road to Forgiveness (Perseus/PublicAffairs).
Joyce Carol Oates headlines this year’s event, but don’t overlook these other writers
Joyce Carol Oates brings an unparalleled body of work to discuss as the keynote speaker, but don’t stop with the marquee event.
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.