Allen Mendenhall - Managing Editor of Southern Literary Review

Allen Mendenhall is associate dean at Thomas Goode Jones School of Law and executive director of the Blackstone & Burke Center. His books include Literature and Liberty (2014), Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., Pragmatism, and the Jurisprudence of Agon (2017), The Southern Philosopher: Collected Essays of John William Corrington (2017) (editor), and Lines from a Southern Lawyer (2017). Visit his website at AllenMendenhall.com.

About Allen Mendenhall

Allen Mendenhall is associate dean at Thomas Goode Jones School of Law and executive director of the Blackstone & Burke Center. His books include Literature and Liberty (2014), Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., Pragmatism, and the Jurisprudence of Agon (2017), The Southern Philosopher: Collected Essays of John William Corrington (2017) (editor), and Lines from a Southern Lawyer (2017). Visit his website at AllenMendenhall.com.

Allen Mendenhall Interviews Susan Cushman, Author of “Friends of the Library”

AM:  Susan, so glad we get to do this interview.  Friends of the Library is your latest book, a collection of short stories.  This is the fifth book you’ve published in just two years.  What’s going on?  How have you become so productive? SC:  Hi, Allen. Thanks so much for the opportunity to chat. And […]

Allen Mendenhall Interviews Andrew Lawler, Author of “The Secret Token”

AM:  Andrew, thank you very much for doing this interview on the occasion of the paperback release of The Secret Token, which is about the so-called Lost Colony of Roanoke.  I remember learning about Roanoke in the third grade and the amazement I felt when I realized there was this mystery that had never been […]

Allen Mendenhall Interviews John Shelton Reed, Author of “Mixing It Up”

AM:  John, I really appreciate this interview.  Your latest book is Mixing It Up: A South-Watcher’s Miscellany.  I noticed that you dedicated the book to Beverly Jarrett Mills.  She was helpful to me over recent years, and I wish I had known her much earlier and far longer. I sense that she and others, like you, […]

Allen Mendenhall Interviews Kimmery Martin, Author of “The Queen of Hearts”

AM:  Thanks for the interview, Kimmery.  You’re a medical doctor by training, correct?  What kind of practice?  And how did you manage to find the time to pen this novel, which, given its plot that involves medical school and residency, as well as its hospital settings, could only have been written, I think, by someone […]

Allen Mendenhall Interviews Charles Dodd White, Author of “In the House of Wilderness”

AM:  Happy to have the opportunity, Charles, to interview you about your novel In the House of Wilderness, which was recently released by Swallow Press, an imprint of Ohio University Press. There’s a moment in the novel when the character Rain writes “WHO I AM” in her composition book. She then lists some nouns she […]

Allen Mendenhall Interviews Tim Poland, Author of Yellow Stonefly

AM:   I’m glad to have the opportunity to interview you about Yellow Stonefly, Tim.  I’ve known, if only tacitly, since I was a kid—back when I fished avidly and first saw the film A River Runs Through It—that something about fly fishing is inherently poetic. I was reminded of this as I read these lines […]

Allen Mendenhall Interviews Julia Nunnally Duncan, Author of “A Neighborhood Changes”

AM:  This is, I think, our third interview in the past few years, Julia.  That means that you’re prolific, given that each interview has been on the occasion of the publication of your latest book.  Today we’re talking about A Neighborhood Changes, a collection of poetry. I want to start by asking about the first […]

Allen Mendenhall Interviews Lara Bernhardt, Author of “The Haunting of Crescent Hotel”

AM:  Lara, so great to have the opportunity to interview you about The Haunting of Crescent Hotel.  Just to orient our readers: this interview takes place the week after Halloween.  I wish I had done the interview earlier, so that it could run on or around Halloween, but among the many merits of this book […]