Friday, March 15, 2013

Short Takes

The March issue of Saveur contains a review of EAT DRINK DELTA, as well as the recipe for the Rhett Butler Cocktail. "It's a book that, if used properly, will wind up tattered and dog-eared in your glove compartment. . . . Together these two Deltaphiles [Susan Puckett and Langdon Clay] have created a keeper of a book—one that inspires exploration both in the kitchen and on the road."

Congratulations to Natalie J. Ring! Her book, THE PROBLEM SOUTH, is a finalist for the Texas Institute of Letters Award for Most Significant Scholarly Book. The winner will be formally announced at TIL's annual awards banquet on April 6.

Coleman Barks, author of the new HUMMINGBIRD SLEEP, is on the cover of this week's Flagpole. Reviewer John G. Nettles describes HUMMINGBIRD SLEEP as "a love-letter and a meditation, laced with mortality, humility and naked wonder, well worth reading and rereading."

Congratulations to E. J. Levy! Her book, LOVE, IN THEORY, has been getting a lot of award attention lately. It is a finalist in the Adult Fiction: Short Stories category for ForeWord Reviews' Book of the Year Awards. Winners will be announced June 28. It is also a finalist for the Edmund White Award for Short Fiction from the Lambda Literary Foundation. Winners will be announced June 3.

An enthusiastic review of THE NATURAL COMMUNITIES OF GEORGIA appears on the Using Georgia Native Plants blog. "This is a wonderful resource for the people of Georgia – it should be in the hands of every person in Georgia that appreciates the uniqueness of our natural communities and in every public and school library."

Art Rosenbaum's 1997 classic, SHOUT BECAUSE YOU'RE FREE, is mentioned in a recent Knoxville News Sentinel article on the ancient tradition of the ring shout.

Jamey Essex, author of DEVELOPMENT, SECURITY, AND AID, was interviewed for CJAM 99.1FM's "Research Matters." Listen to the interview here.

WTBF-AM/FM's "On the Bookshelf" reviews THE RISE AND DECLINE OF THE REDNECK RIVERA, and the host, Doc Kirby, interviews author Harvey H. Jackson III about his book. The review and interview are available here.

EcoShock Radio interviewed Phil Cafaro, co-editor of LIFE ON THE BRINK, for a program about climate change and population. A write-up of the interview is available here. The interview itself can be listened to/downloaded here (lo-res quality) and here (high-res quality).