Archives for May 2013

“The Day is a White Tablet,” by Jill Fletcher Pelaez

Reviewed by Donna Meredith Jill Fletcher Pelaez creates a compelling fictional world steeped in lesser-known details of the last days of the Civil War in her novel The Day is a White Tablet. The story is told through the eyes of fourteen-year-old Tench Traymore, a black youth charged with the task of caring for his […]

The 2013 Squire Summer Writing Residency

NORTH CAROLINA—The 2013 Squire Summer Writing Residency will be July 11–14 on the campus of Western Carolina University in Cullowhee. The Squire Summer Writing Residency is the Network’s smallest and most intensive conference. Admission is limited to the first fifty registrants who sign up for one of three three-day workshops: Poetry with Kathryn Stripling Byer, […]

May Read of the Month: “The Kings and Queens of Roam,” by Daniel Wallace

Reviewed by Matthew Simmons One of the great frustrations of being a young person in a small town is how incredibly boring it seems.  Everything that happens seems to happen somewhere else, and wanderlust is an oppressive feeling, something inescapable, omnipresent, and, importantly, your greatest desire in the world.  This is true everywhere, it seems, […]

The Yokshop

Interested in writing fiction? Memoir? Whether you are a novice or expert, come hone your writing skills at THE YOKSHOP (June 7th-9th), a weekend long writers’ conference in Oxford, Mississippi. Have your work read and discussed by published and critically acclaimed authors in one of America’s great writing towns. This year’s faculty features fiction writers […]

May Read of the Month: “The Kings and Queens of Roam,” by Daniel Wallace

Reviewed by Lizzie Gheorghita Daniel Wallace fans, count yourselves lucky. The Birmingham native’s forthcoming novel, The Kings and Queens of Roam, echoes the passion for mythology and adventure first evidenced in Big Fish. Wallace illuminates the rich history of a fictional land rife with burly lumberjacks, Chinese immigrants, feral dogs, and ghosts, and seamlessly melds fanciful and imaginative elements […]

May Read of the Month: “The Kings and Queens of Roam,” by Daniel Wallace

Southern Literary Review is happy to announce that Daniel Wallace’s novel The Kings and Queens of Roam will be our May Read of the Month.  We believe this book is extraordinary, so we have asked two reviewers to write about it. The first review will appear this week, and the second next week.  We hope you enjoy.

Lizzie Gheorghita

Lizzie Gheorghita is a recent graduate of Sewanee: The University of the South. She grew up in Romania and England, and was most recently in Charleston, South Carolina, with Charleston Weddings magazine and Little Rock, Arkansas, with the Oxford American magazine. She currently freelances and works part-time at an independent school in Kansas City.