David Madden’s latest novel is London Bridge in Plague and Fire. His third book of stories, The Last Bizarre Tale, comes out soon. Touching the Web of Southern Writers is a collection of essays about encounters with writers, in the flesh and only in the Word.
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.