’Pete the Cat’ started as a happy accident and turned into a kids book phenomenon. Now that the men who created him are going separate ways, what’s next?
One man gave him a look, another gave him a voice. Pete the Cat started as a happy accident and turned into a kids book phenomenon. Now that the men are going separate ways, what’s next for Pete?Read more
A trio of funny man, foreign man, and news man present their books in Atlanta
The literary agent turned humorist is famous for fabrication, but here’s what we can truthfully tell you: The Daily Show “resident expert” and PC in those Apple ads has written three satirical books—The Areas of My Expertise, More Information Than You Require, and That Is All.Read more
The former Poet Laureate and Emory professor goes into conversion of Native Guard into a play
In September, the Alliance Theatre premieres a play based on Native Guard, the Pulitzer Prize–winning work by Natasha Trethewey that pairs her experience as the child of a then-illegal interracial marriage in Mississippi with the account of a black Civil War soldier.Read more
The congressman discussed his memoir in graphic novel form and the importance of civic engagement.
Tom Heintjes is the editor of Hogan’s Alley, a journal that explores the history and influence of comics and cartoonists, and writes articles such as “Crossing the Color Line (in Black and White): Franklin in Peanuts,” and “Flannery O’Connor: Cartoonist.” In other words, he is accustomed to thinking about comic books seriously.Read more
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.Read more
The face of top-rated Special Report and Dunwoody native discusses the genesis of his first book and being pseudo Southern.
Forget reporting trips to Afghanistan or tête-à-têtes with presidents; Bret Baier’s toughest challenge involved the flawed ticker of his six-year-old son, Paul.Read more
When Paul was diagnosed with five congenital heart defects at birth, subsequent surgeries and hospital stays put the newsman’s career on hold. Baier chronicles the family’s sojourn into the world of pediatric heart disease in his first book, *Special Heart: A Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage, and Love*. (All author proceeds go to pediatric heart research.)
On her 100th birthday, the beloved AJC columnist’s secret life as a murder queen is revealed!
“Child, what are you up to?” Instantly recognizing the voice behind me, I froze midway into shoving the crumpled dollar bill into the brown interoffice memo envelope. It was the morning of October 3, 1995. In Los Angeles, the verdict was about to be read in the O.J. Simpson trial. And on the eighth floor of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Features Department, I was collecting up the office pool. As the department’s unofficial class clown/kid brother and a writer for the paper’s Peach Buzz column (the copy desk lovingly referred to me as Buzz Boy), this was in my job description. The voice behind me belonged to Celestine Sibley, a newspapering icon and state treasure. Red-faced, I explained to “ma’am” what in the hell I was doing (I never, ever called her Celestine. I had grown up reading her, after all). She toddled off and I assumed she was on her way upstairs to demand that the publisher fire me and then tie me to printing presses in the basement and use my blood to pump out the afternoon’s Extra edition. A minute later, Celestine handed me a dollar and said, “Put me down for a guilty.”Read more
The playwright and novelist constructed Things I Should Have Told My Daughter from diary entries
Playwright and novelist Pearl Cleage titled her memoir Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons & Love Affairs, but one suspects her child, now in her forties, is happy it took awhile for Mom’s breezily candid book, crafted from 1970s and 1980s diary entries, to be published.Read more
The prestigious accolade for writing will be presented on April 24
Every other year since 1982, Peach State literati have collaborated to determine which Georgia books are deserving of the Townsend Prize, an award that honors great writing (and, incidentally, is named for *Atlanta* magazine’s founding editor, Jim Townsend).Read more