“Lady of the House,” by Lynn Braxton

Reviewed by Donna Meredith Lynn Braxton’s debut novel, Lady of the House, is a sweeping period romance certain to sweep you off your feet. The story is set in the early 1800s in Charleston, South Carolina, and New Orleans—both cities known for their history, southern culture, and class consciousness. Braxton, the penname of Panhandle resident […]

Allen Mendenhall Interviews Karen White

AM:  Thank you so much, Karen, for taking time out of your busy schedule to do this interview with Southern Literary Review.  We’re excited about the release of your new book, The Time Between.  You’ve said that this book might be your favorite so far.  Why is that? KW:  I think that with each book […]

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.

“Patterns on the Sand,” by Gamel Woolsey

Reviewed by Matthew Simmons One of the joys of going into a used bookstore is the possibility of finding some rare, forgotten treasure.  If you’re a bibliophile, like I am, you know the feeling I’m talking about: the excitement of taking something possibly magical home, the deep, satisfying joy of finishing that book, knowing that […]

William Aarnes

William Aarnes has had poems in Poetry, The Southern Review, and FIELD.  He teaches at Furman Univeristy.

September Read of the Month: “Keowee Valley,” by Katherine Scott Crawford

Reviewed by Philip K. Jason An independent woman; a lush frontier environment; the approach of war; and a romance of opposites are only some of the ingredients in Ms. Crawford’s ambitious first novel. Combining a style that is frequently lyrical, abundant historical research that has been well-absorbed and woven into the fiction with authority, and […]

Crazyhorse Writers Conference

Southern Literary Review would like to announce that the College of Charleston will hold the Crazyhorse Writers Conference in March.  Details about this event are available below.  Visit the conference website by clicking here. The College of Charleston campus is one of the most beautiful and historic in America. It is also the home of […]