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Author Teresa Weaver

  • 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.

 

Farewell to Santini

Pat Conroy has been writing about his family for forty years, but always with a wispy protective veil of literary license. Devoted fans who have relished every fictional breadcrumb while speculating about the depth of the real-life Conroys’ dysfunction have been waiting a long time for his latest book, The Death of Santini. Read more

Interview with Pat Conroy

In his interview with Teresa Weaver, Pat Conroy says: "The great thing about all my siblings is we all agree we had a horrendous childhood. It’s not like it doesn’t affect us now; it affects us every day, in everything we do. We were all beaten, ruined children. And we’ve made the best deal we can with that." Read more