Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Short Takes

The latest Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction winners, Karin Lin-Greenberg's FAULTY PREDICTIONS and Monica McFawn's BRIGHT SHARDS OF SOMEPLACE ELSE receive positive reviews in the September 1 and 15 issues (respectively) of Booklist. FAULTY PREDICTIONS is "luminous" and "masterful," and the stories in BRIGHT SHARDS OF SOMEPLACE ELSE "shine."

In her guest column for the Saporta Report, Laura McCarty, vice president of the Georgia Humanities Council, discusses Glenn T. Eskew's recent book, JOHNNY MERCER. JOHNNY MERCER "explores the life and global legacy of Mercer—one of the most prolific, successful, and popular songwriters of the 20th century."

In the September/October 2014 issue of Poets & Writers, the first line of Sarah Gorham's STUDY IN PERFECT is included in the Page One round-up of new and noteworthy books.

Congratulations to Susan Puckett and Charles Seabrook! Their books (EAT DRINK DELTA and THE WORLD OF THE SALT MARSH) made this year's Books All Georgians Should Read list. The Georgia Center for the Book selected the works of 22 prize-winning authors and illustrators with Georgia connections for the 2014 list.The public ceremony was held on Thursday, August 21 at the Decatur Library in Decatur, GA.

Don't forget: the Decatur Book Festival is happening this weekend! Make sure to stop by our booth and check out our specials! More information about our presence at the Decatur Book Festival is here.