“Letter in a Woodpile,” by Ed Cullen

Reviewed by Julie Cantrell Unlike many literary sites that review only the books being marketed heavily each publishing season, the Southern Literary Review is always on the prowl for stories that slip through the cracks. We are in constant search for the author who hasn’t yet been “discovered” and the manuscript that has settled at […]

Meet Lisa Wingate, Author of Dandelion Summer

Award-winning novelist, Lisa Wingate, steadily produces quality reads and has established a massive fan base that crosses into both the ABA and CBA markets. Recently, she discussed her writing life with Julie Cantrell of SLR. We hope you enjoy the conversation.      SLR: Lisa, you’ve established yourself as a well-respected author who steadily produces quality […]

Karen White Does it Again! The Strangers on Montagu Street

New York Times bestselling author Karen White has no shortage of fans. A southern girl at heart, she has built a reputation for creating a sense of place in her southern-based novels and a unique ability to describe powerful character relationships. With the November release of the third book in her Charleston series, The Strangers […]

Meet Anne McKee, Author of Historic Photos of Mississippi

Anne McKee is a well-known southern historian and storyteller. In 2009, she released Historic Photos of Mississippi. Since then, the book has become a standard on coffee tables across the south, and it’s still gaining steam. Southern Lit Review enjoyed a lively chat with the delightful Anne McKee, and we hope you’ll learn a bit […]

North Carolina Writers’ Network’s Annual Fall Conference

 North Carolina Writers’ Network’s Annual Fall Conference November 18-20, 2011 Asheville, NC     The NCWN Fall Conference, first held in 1985, has grown into one of the nation’s largest and most inclusive writers’ conferences.   Registration for the 2011 Fall Conference is now open at www.ncwriters.org.

Sanibel Island Writers Conference

Sixth Annual Sanibel Island Writers Conference November 3-6, 2011 Sanibel Island, Florida Keynote Speaker: American film director, screenwriter, and author, John Sayles Plus A Night of Spoken Word with the Henry Rollins, and an amazing lineup of authors including Steve Almond, John Dufresne, and many more. For more information, visit: http://www.fgcu.edu/SIWC/index.html

Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

Silver Sparrow is one of the most unique and creative stories to hit shelves this year. The daughter of a polygamist, Dana Yarboro is convinced she is second best. Forced to live a secret life much less posh than her half sister, Dana watches her father’s other daughter from the distance and examines the “silver […]

Southern Expressions Authors Conference 2011

The MS Gulf Coast Writers Association presents Southern Expressions Authors Conference 2011 October 14-16 Ocean Springs, MS Featuring guest speaker Curtis Wilkie, author of The Fall of the House of Zeus. Visit website for more details: www.gcwriters.org/se11.html