Southern Festival of Books Announces Virtual and In-Person Dates

Tennessee’s Largest Literary Event Returns for its 33rd Year with Virtual and In-Person Programming NASHVILLE, Tenn.  – Humanities Tennessee is pleased to announce that the 33rd annual Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word will take place in-person, Saturday and Sunday, October 9-10 at downtown’s War Memorial Plaza. Organizers of the event, the state’s […]

Crook’s Corner Book Prize

The $5000 Crook’s Corner Book Prize is awarded annually for best debut novel set in the American South (author may live anywhere). Books published between January 1, 2020 and May 15, 2021 may be submitted by authors or publishers. Self-published books are eligible, but e-books are not. Young adult books are not eligible. $35 entry […]

2020 Southern Festival of Books

2020 Southern Festival of Books   Thursday, October 1 – Sunday, October 11 The 32nd annual Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word? will be held online October 1-11. Readers and writers from across Tennessee, and the world, will celebrate the joy of reading and lifelong learning through free online sessions with […]

SLR Welcomes Claire Hamner Matturro as Associate Editor

Claire Hamner Matturro has joined the editorial team at Southern Literary Review.  Claire was raised on tales of errant, unhinged kith and kin, whiskey making, and the War Between the States. Inspired by such stories, she wanted to be a novelist, but pursued more gainful and steady employment first. Which is to say, she has been a […]

SLR welcomes Charley Hively as associate editor

Charley Hively is the Coordinator of Reference and Instructional Services at The Ruth Ann Musick Library of Fairmont State University, in Fairmont, West Virginia. He is a lifelong West Virginian and holds several academic degrees: a BA in English from the University of Charleston, MA in English (19th c. American Literature) from Marshall University, MLIS […]

SLR Associate Editor Donna Meredith Wins Award

Southern Literary Review’s Associate Editor, Donna Meredith, won the gold medal for adult fiction in the Florida Authors and Publishers annual contest. Judges are librarians and publishers. This year’s winner, Buried Seeds, is a novel about two women in different centuries who join activist movements to gain better lives for themselves, their families, and society. The novel […]

Southern Festival of Books Announces Virtual Event

SOUTHERN FESTIVAL OF BOOKS ANNOUNCES VIRTUAL EVENT   Free Online Event Featuring 100+ Authors – October 1-11, 2020 The Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word announced that its 32nd annual event will take place October 1-11, 2020 online and free-of-charge. Humanities Tennessee, the organizer of the state’s largest literary event, will transition […]

Devi S. Laskar, Chapel Hill Native, Wins $5,000 Crook’s Corner Book Prize

Devi S. Laskar’s The Atlas of Reds and Blues, published by Counterpoint Press, is the winner of the seventh annual Crook’s Corner Book Prize for best debut novel set in the American South. This year’s judge was National Book Award-winning author Charles Frazier, who says, “I loved the very focused and concise ideas and dramatic […]