An interview with Susan Robinson, Executive Director of the Southern Lit Alliance, about the upcoming Celebration of Southern Literature in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
This biennial literary gathering used to be called the Conference On Southern Literature. It draws major Southern authors. But it's also open to fans--in fact, fans have always been welcome to attend. This year, organizers have changed the event's name to the Celebration of Southern Literature to emphasize that the public is welcome. Executive Director Susan Robinson expects the event to draw more than forty authors and a thousand fans to the Tivoli in Chattanooga.
WUTC's Michael Edward Miller interviews Arthur Golden, a Chattanooga native who wrote the bestseller 'Memoirs Of A Geisha.'
In 1997, Arthur Golden's smash bestseller Memoirs Of A Geisha was published. Since then, Golden's fans have eagerly awaited a follow-up. Golden says his new novel, set in 19th-century Amsterdam and North America, will be published next year. He stopped by WUTC recently and gave details about the story (and why he's taken so long writing it.)
WUTC’s Michael Edward Miller interviews This American Life creator/host Ira Glass. They discuss creativity, failure, how the element of surprise is crucial in radio stories, and much more. Glass will be here April 7th for the George T. Hunter Lecture series.
New York author Teddy Wayne talks about his novel 'The Love Song Of Jonny Valentine.' Wayne is coming to Chattanooga March 21st for the Meacham Writers' Workshop.
Teddy Wayne's novel The Love Song Of Jonny Valentine is a deft mix of pop-culture criticism and slick literary craft. Jonny, the protagonist/narrator, is a tween singer similar to Justin Bieber, and he's savvy enough to understand he exists solely as a marketing tool. Only eleven years old, his star is already fading. The novel is meant for adults—it’s a scathing satire of the music industry's hype machine. Critics are praising it.
Jamie Quatro, author of 'I Want To Show You More,' joins WUTC for an interview.
Grove/Atlantic published Barry Hannah, Charles Frazier and other celebrated Southern authors. Now, Grove/Atlantic is adding Jamie Quatro to their roster. Quatro’s debut collection of short stories, I Want To Show You More, comes out in March, and she visited WUTC for an interview.