Archives for January 2011

Save the Date: April 14-16, Conference on Southern Lit

If you’d like the opportunity to meet Roy Blount, Charles Frazier, Richard Bausch, and Elizabeth Spencer all in the same place, don’t miss the 2011 AEC Conference on Southern Literature in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Arts & Education Council’s 16th biennial Conference on Southern Literature (April 14-16) will feature some of the most beloved writers in […]

Reynolds Price Set Bar High for Southern Lit

The literary world says goodbye to Reynolds Price, known by many as the voice of the south. Learn more about Price’s successful career by reading this New York Times article, and if you haven’t treated yourself to a Price read recently, try these:        

Author Anna Lillios Discusses Crossing the Creek: The Literary Friendship of Zora Neale Hurston and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Anna Lillios’ study of the fascinating friendship between Zora Neale Hurston and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings has resulted in renewed interest in the stories behind the stories.  Lilios’ recently took time to discuss the path that led her to write Crossing the Creek. She also speaks with SLR Contributor Philip K. Jason about plans for continued research and […]

Tallahassee Book Festival and Writers Conference

Tallahassee Book Festival and Writers Conference March 18-20, 2011 Florida Writes! This is your invitation to be part of our vibrant community of writers! It’s time to register for the 2011 Tallahassee Book Festival and Writers Conference, and the stellar line-up of speakers promises another inspiring conference you won’t want to miss! Do you write […]

Mark Mustian Discusses His Latest Book, The Gendarme

Written by Donna Meredith A desire to understand the dark force that allows people to participate in a genocide led Mark Mustian to choose a Turk rather than an Armenian as the narrator of his novel, The Gendarme. The choice may appear unusual at first, since Mustian is of Armenian heritage himself. “Perhaps it comes […]

January Read of the Month, The Gendarme by Mark Mustian

Reviewed By Donna Meredith The Gendarme, by Mark Mustian, is a brilliantly conceived and carefully crafted novel about the Armenian genocide that took place during and immediately after World War I. The choice of a 92-year-old Turkish man living in Georgia as narrator is one of the author’s bold decisions. Emmett Conn has a brain […]