Announcing the 2023 Southern Literary Review Books of the Year

The editors of Southern Literary Review select one book each year to receive special recognition. It recognizes books published between October of two years previous to October of the current year.  The Book of the Year should Be written by a Southern author or have a Southern setting. Have lasting value as part of the […]

August Read of the Month: “Moonrise Over New Jessup” by Jamila Minnicks

Moonrise Over New Jessup (Algonquin Books 2023) is a beautifully written, thought-provoking novel about courageous people at the cusp of historical changes. It is the debut novel of Jamila Minnicks, a lawyer and writer. Within all its layers of conflict, it rings with authenticity. Set in a fictional all-Black community of New Jessup in Alabama […]