Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Short Takes

Athens Patch calls THROUGH THE ARCH "an essential work for anyone interested in history and buildings in Athens."

THE SMALL HEART OF THINGS author Julian Hoffman has information about his book and upcoming events on his blog. Check out the recent post here. Bookish Nature blog also provides a good introduction to Hoffman's work and the book. Check out the post here.

Flyway: Journal of Writing & Environment interviews Julian Hoffman for their blog:
Flyway: If you could have readers take away one thing from The Small Heart of Things, what would it be?
JH: That rich possibility, or “murmurs at every turn” in Rilke’s words, can be found in the places around us when we look at them with curiosity and openness. I would be delighted if a reader wanted to step outside into a place of their own after reading the book.
Publishers Weekly reviews Jacquelin Gorman's THE VIEWING ROOM:
Gorman navigates these emotionally intense situations through the perspective of the chaplains as they struggle to maintain professional composure. Both characters are deeply human in their portrayal, each with their own coping mechanisms: Maurice, for example, puts Vaseline in his contact lenses to avoid seeing the autopsy he is required to view. These vibrant but disturbing stories provide insight into life's bleakest moments.
The Day, the Hartford, CT newspaper, describes THE VIEWING ROOM as "a heart-carving collection. . . . gorgeously written."

Congratulations to Jay Watson! His book, READING FOR THE BODY, was awarded Honorable Mention for the 2013 C. Hugh Holman award in southern literary scholarship, sponsored by the Society for the Study of Southern Literature.

Georgia's poet laureate and UGA Press author Judson Mitcham (THE SWEET EVERLASTINGSABBATH CREEK, and A LITTLE SALVATION) will be inducted into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame on Monday, November 11. Information about the event can be found here.

Don't forget: our Dirty Book Sale is in a couple of weeks!