Geoffrey Becker (BLACK ELVIS) releases his new novel, Hot Springs, this week. Reviews in Elle and the LA Times.
The South Carolina Historical Society announced Marko Maunula's GUTEN TAG, Y'ALL as one of four finalists for the George C. Rogers, Jr. Award for the best book on South Carolina history in 2009, with Janet Hudson's Entangled by White Supremacy named as the winning title.
The Washington Post interviews poet Kyle Dargan about a new anthology of poems of urban Washington, Full Moon on K Street. His newest book, LOGORRHEA DEMENTIA, is forthcoming from Georgia in Fall 2010.
"Cottonmouths are not, in fact, aggressive toward humans. Either they don’t see you or you are in the way." Review of LIZARDS AND CROCODILIANS OF THE SOUTHEAST and SNAKES OF THE SOUTHEAST from Don Noble of Alabama Public Radio.
Review of Michael Martone's RACING IN PLACE from the Indiana Review.
Next week in Atlanta -- Georgia history, free and open to the public:
Thursday, February 18 at 7 pm
GEORGIA WOMEN: THEIR LIVES AND TIMES
Georgia Center for the Book, Decatur Public Library
in association with the Georgia Association of Historians annual meeting
Discussion featuring editors Ann Short Chirhart and Kathleen Clark, and contributors Michelle Gillespie (speaking on Mary Gay) and Steve Goodson (speaking on "Ma" Rainey)
Saturday, February 20 at 4 pm
THE CULTURE OF PROPERTY
Auburn Avenue Research Library
Author LeeAnn Lands and a community discussion of questions of housing, gentrification and Atlanta neighborhoods.
AFRICAN AMERICAN LIFE IN THE GEORGIA LOWCOUNTRY
Edited by Philip Morgan
Ten multifaceted essays that contextualize and celebrate Gullah Geechee culture and its significance in the Atlantic world.