Friday, December 16, 2011

Short Takes

ForeWord praises the 2010 Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction winner AT-RISK for being "another treasure in the University of Georgia Press' acclaimed series."

The Story Prize blog features an interview with Amina Gautier, and the AT-RISK author compares short story collections to records.

Greenville, SC magazine, Town, describes MY PADDLE TO THE SEA as "an entertaining historical education."

According to Booklist, John Lane "lends eloquent weight to the metaphoric assertion that life is a river." MY PADDLE TO THE SEA "is more than a chronicle and much more than a journal."

Bookotron's Agony Column compares LAST DAY ON EARTH to "a hard-boiled detective novel." Listen to David Vann's KUSP 88.9 interview here.

The National Book Critics Circle selected LAST DAY ON EARTH as one of the twelve noteworthy small press books of 2011.

A review of PHILLIS WHEATLEY appears in the Dallas News.

Exploring the Study of Religious History blog praises PHILLIS WHEATLEY as being "simply spectacular" and "an engaging book."

MetroPulse shares its three favorite pimento cheese recipes, including one from THE SOUTHERN FOODWAYS ALLIANCE COMMUNITY COOKBOOK.

Listen here for WABE's City Cafe interview with Mark Auslander about his book THE ACCIDENTAL SLAVEOWNER.