Southern Literature http://wutc.org en 100+ Blue Ridge Recipes Featured in New Tupelo Honey Cookbook http://wutc.org/post/100-blue-ridge-recipes-featured-new-tupelo-honey-cookbook <p></p> Thu, 15 May 2014 03:15:57 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 37505 at http://wutc.org 100+ Blue Ridge Recipes Featured in New Tupelo Honey Cookbook Does Southern Lit Include Florida? And Other Tangents With Tim Dorsey http://wutc.org/post/does-southern-lit-include-florida-and-other-tangents-tim-dorsey <p></p><p></p><p><em>“Ninety percent of our existence is tangents. So tangents are actually the real plot. But even more importantly, if you avoid a tangent you normally would have taken, you could create a rip in the quantum fabric of the universe”.&nbsp; –Serge Storms</em></p><p></p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 23:33:22 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 33919 at http://wutc.org Does Southern Lit Include Florida? And Other Tangents With Tim Dorsey Southern Lit: A Long Conversation with Charles McNair http://wutc.org/post/southern-lit-long-conversation-charles-mcnair <p><a href="http://charlesmcnairauthor.com/">Charles McNair's</a> first novel, <em>Land O' Goshen,</em> was published in 1994 and nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.&nbsp; McNair spent nearly two decades writing and rewriting his next book, <a href="http://charlesmcnairauthor.com/picketts-charge/"><em>Pickett's Charge</em>.</a></p><p>Nominated for a 2014 Townsend Prize for Fiction, <em>Pickett's Charge</em> is the story of 114-year-old Civil War veteran Threadgill Pickett, who escapes from an Alabama nursing home and embarks on a wild, absurd, tragic quest for vengeance.</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 14:24:43 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 33181 at http://wutc.org Southern Lit: A Long Conversation with Charles McNair Noted Nonfiction Author Zacharias Makes Fiction Debut with 'Mother of Rain' http://wutc.org/post/noted-nonfiction-author-zacharias-makes-fiction-debut-mother-rain <p></p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 18:59:15 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 27714 at http://wutc.org Noted Nonfiction Author Zacharias Makes Fiction Debut with 'Mother of Rain' Gilmore Weaves Compelling Tale of Small-Town Seamstresses in ‘The Funeral Dress’ http://wutc.org/post/gilmore-weaves-compelling-tale-small-town-seamstresses-funeral-dress <p></p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 19:56:24 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 27543 at http://wutc.org Gilmore Weaves Compelling Tale of Small-Town Seamstresses in ‘The Funeral Dress’ ‘She Who’: Dorothy Allison On Writing, Teaching & Her Next Novel http://wutc.org/post/she-who-dorothy-allison-writing-teaching-her-next-novel <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In this interview, celebrated Southern author </span><a href="http://www.dorothyallison.net/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Dorothy Allison</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> looks back on her novel </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Bastard-Out-Carolina-A-Novel/dp/0452297753">Bastard Out Of Carolina</a></em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, which was published more than twenty years ago (and was nominated for a National Book Award).&nbsp; Readers discover (or re-discover) it every year--it’s both wildly humorous and shockingly brutal.&nbsp; In this interview, Allison talks about using her own family legends as source material.&nbsp; Allison also talks about leaving the South, teaching young writers, and discusses her long-in-progress new novel </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">She Who</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 20:52:49 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 20760 at http://wutc.org ‘She Who’: Dorothy Allison On Writing, Teaching & Her Next Novel Maurice Manning’s Poetry Explores Changing Southern Landscapes http://wutc.org/post/maurice-manning-s-poetry-explores-changing-southern-landscapes <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky native <a href="http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/maurice-manning">Maurice Manning </a>is in Chattanooga for the <a href="http://southernlitalliance.org/happenings/programs/celebration-of-southern-literature">Celebration of Southern Literature</a> (April 17 – 20), where he was inducted into the prestigious <a href="http://southernlitalliance.org/happenings/programs/celebration-of-southern-literature/fellowship-of-southern-writers">Fellowship of Southern Authors.</a>&nbsp; In this segment, Manning reads a selection from his new yet-to-be published book, talks about working Southern characters and narratives into his poems, and explains why he never met another living poet until he was in college.</span></p><p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 19:22:55 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 20753 at http://wutc.org Maurice Manning’s Poetry Explores Changing Southern Landscapes A Conversation With Playwright Katori Hall http://wutc.org/post/conversation-playwright-katori-hall <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Memphis native </span><a href="http://katorihall.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Katori Hall&nbsp;</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">is an actress, writer and playwright. &nbsp;She's won numerous awards, and her play&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/10/13/141329200/the-mountaintop-opens-on-broadway" style="line-height: 1.5;">The Mountaintop</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> ran on Broadway, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett. &nbsp;</span>Katori<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Hall is in Chattanooga for the </span><a href="http://southernlitalliance.org/happenings/programs/celebration-of-southern-literature" style="line-height: 1.5;">Celebration of Southern Literature</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, which takes place April </span>17th<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span>18th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span>19th<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;In this interview, Hall discusses how </span><a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/10/13/141329200/the-mountaintop-opens-on-broadway" style="line-height: 1.5;">The Mountaintop </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">humanizes Martin Luther King, </span>Jr<span style="line-height: 1.5;">., how she joined the </span><a href="http://thefsw.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Fellowship of Southern Writers</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and what she'll be doing at the Celebration.</span></p><p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 19:42:11 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 20711 at http://wutc.org Rising Literary Talent Jamie Quatro Shows Us ‘More’ http://wutc.org/post/rising-literary-talent-jamie-quatro-shows-us-more <p></p><p><a href="http://www.groveatlantic.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Grove/Atlantic</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> published Barry Hannah, Charles Frazier and other celebrated Southern authors.&nbsp; Now, Grove/Atlantic is adding </span><a href="http://jamiequatro.com/bio/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Jamie Quatro</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to their roster.&nbsp; </span>Quatro’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> debut collection of short stories,</span><a href="http://www.groveatlantic.com/?title=I+Want+to+Show+You+More#page=isbn9780802120755-praise" style="line-height: 1.5;"> I Want To Show You More</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, comes out in March, and she visited </span>WUTC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for an interview.</span></p><p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 22:47:04 +0000 Michael Edward Miller 18684 at http://wutc.org Rising Literary Talent Jamie Quatro Shows Us ‘More’