Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Short Takes

 Alabama Public Radio broadcasted Don Noble's review of THE RISE AND DECLINE OF THE REDNECK RIVIERA. "Some chapters generate nostalgia, some anger, fear and loathing. All chapters can educate us and make readers think about what they value most..."

Congratulations to the Georgia Review for receiving 10 citations at the 2012 GAMMA Awards! The Georgia Magazine Awards (GAMMA) previously only recognized publications in Georgia; however, the program was extended to other magazines in the southeast many years ago. The Georgia Review won three gold, two silver, and two bronze awards, along with three honorable mentions.

CORNBREAD NATION 6 is "revealing and insightful" (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) and at least one reviewer has "hardly put the volume down." (Athens Banner-Herald)

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "[THE BREEDING BIRD ATLAS OF GEORGIA] provides color pictures and a wealth of information about each bird—habitat, life history, distribution, population trends, interactions with humans, diets and threats facing it."

A new United Nations Development Program report for Africa was recently released in Nairobi entitled "African Human Development Report 2012: Towards a Food Secure Future." It focuses on the same issues of persisting famine, food insecurity, and policy priority that are in the forthcoming book, SILENT VIOLENCE.

Marc Sommers, author of STUCK, has an op-ed in Sunday's New York Times. In his piece, Sommers addresses the popularity of Rwanda's Paul Kagame.

In the June issue of Atlanta Magazine, both THE RISE AND DECLINE OF THE REDNECK RIVIERA and THE WORLD OF THE SALT MARSH are picked as "great nonfiction reads."