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Jericho Brown The Tradition Pulitzer

Jericho Brown reflects on winning the Pulitzer Prize and the black poets who came before him

On Monday, Brown was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for The Tradition, and he has been moving nonstop ever since.
Townsend Prize 2020

Looking for new reads? Check out this year’s Townsend Prize finalists.

Every other year, the Georgia Center for the Book, the Atlanta Writer’s Club, the DeKalb Library Foundation, and Georgia State University Perimeter College’s literary journal the Chattahoochee Review select 10 finalists from works of fiction by Georgia writers.
The Suspect Richard Jewell book

Irony abounds in the Richard Jewell film. A new book, The Suspect, tells the definitive story

There are ironies within ironies at work within and around Clint Eastwood’s film, Richard Jewell. For one thing, the movie, which at times reduces journalists to odious caricatures, is itself based on two pieces of remarkable journalism.
An illustration of two people in a boat in a marsh

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.
Michael Stipe

R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe: “I was a photo student before I was a music fan.”

Though he’s best known as the thoughtful, politically-outspoken lead singer of R.E.M., Michael Stipe has long nurtured a fertile side career as a music and film producer, artist, and photographer. He'll discuss his photography as the Marquee Speaker for this year’s Atlanta Celebrates Photography.
L. L. McKinney A Dream so Dark

YA author L.L. McKinney re-imagines Alice in Wonderland—in Atlanta

L. L. McKinney's A Blade So Black, released last fall, built a devoted following for its mashup of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and Buffy the Vampire Slayer—“with a healthy dose of #BlackGirlMagic,” McKinney says. The sequel, A Dream So Dark, launches September 24.
Anne Rivers Siddons obituary

The Lady of Us: Remembering Anne Rivers Siddons

In almost every way, Anne Rivers Siddons balanced the anger and righteousness and fragility of the ’60s with passion and good sense. She had the best soul of the lot of us.
Janisse Ray

Georgia’s forests are a shrinking line of defense against global warming. Can Janisse Ray make us care enough to save them?

Georgia’s once-mighty and fast-diminishing forests are one of the country’s least appreciated wonders. Author Janisse Ray has long been their fierce advocate—and as a new threat emerges, her message is more urgent than ever.
Stephen Kearse In the Heat of the Light

Author Stephen Kearse on why his new Atlanta novel “burns it all down”

In the Heat of the Light follows an Atlanta graffiti crew that, in the wake of a friend's death by police violence, defaces Stone Mountain. But as two FBI agents start investigating the crime, the crew’s relationships start to fray, culminating in an explosive climax.
Bibliocactus Latin American Venezuelan bookstore Roswell Georgia

For Latin American immigrants in Roswell, BiblioCactus bookstore is a connection to home

Venezuelan Carlos Carrasquero dreamed of owning his own bookstore, and in May, he opened BiblioCactus Librería in a strip mall on Grimes Bridge Road in Roswell.

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