Thursday, August 04, 2011

Short Takes: Never loses its pace

C-SPAN featured an interview with the authors of UPHEAVAL IN CHARLESTON as part of their "Charleston Weekend" programming on BookTV and American History TV. Williams and Hoffius will give a talk Tuesday 8/9 at the Upcountry History Museum in Greenville, SC, and Wednesday 8/10 at Hub City Books in Spartanburg.

Flannery O'Connor Short Fiction Award winner Melinda Moustakis received a starred review from Publishers Weekly for her "sharply-crafted debut collection" BEAR DOWN BEAR NORTH.

Kirkus Reviews on David Vann's forthcoming LAST DAY ON EARTH ("A carefully crafted account of a descent into fatal madness.")

STREETS OF MEMORY by Amy Mills in the New York Review of Books.

Iain Haley Pollock (SPIT BACK A BOY) interviewed on WHYY's Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane.

Barry Brown (CROSSROADS OF CONFLICT) profiled in the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

LITERARY CAPITAL in WETA's InReads, Foreword Reviews, and the Georgetown Current.

COMPANY TOWNS IN THE AMERICAS reviewed in The Americas ("a welcome contribution to pan-American industrial history"; INTO A LIGHT BOTH BRILLIANT AND UNSEEN covered in Bloomsbury Review ("each excellent interview gives fresh insight into the poet's work"); ALABAMA GETAWAY in the Mobile Press-Register ("Alabama’s politicians and activists alike would do well to read this book.")

The review service Book News covers several recent titles, including WE ARE THE REVOLUTIONISTS: "Lucidly written, with a focus on the human story, this fascinating volume tells the story of the fight to abolish slavery in the U.S. with a new perspective: the active role played by radical democrats from Germany. . . . Honeck's engaging narrative never loses its pace, despite the extensive primary sources incorporated into the text."