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Poet Natasha Trethewey on her new memoir and her bittersweet relationship with Atlanta
The Pulitzer-prize winner has written poems about her mother, but to tell a fuller story of her mother’s life and death, Trethewey penned a heart-wrenching, elegiac memoir called Memorial Drive.
How Mister Rogers changed the life of Atlanta writer Tom Junod
Portraying Mister Rogers, a jaunty Tom Hanks tosses a loafer in the air. That’s the image featured in ads for A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. But the movie isn't about Mister Rogers. It’s about Lloyd Vogel, a fictionalized character based on Atlanta writer Tom Junod.
The love story of Cassandra King Conroy and her husband, the late Pat Conroy
Tell Me a Story: My Life with Pat Conroy is Cassandra King Conroy's new memoir about finding love in middle age with Pat Conroy, a literary giant of the South and an Atlanta native who, until then, had led a tumultuous life. Cassandra spoke with us from her home in Beaufort about the 21 years she spent getting to know and love Pat Conroy.
The Atlanta authors you need to be reading this summer
You don't have to look far to find the perfect page-turner for your beach read this year. Seven female authors with Atlanta ties have new novels —and one thing their books share in common is a strong, complicated female protagonist. Here’s what the authors have to say about their new books and the writing life.