Atlanta Novelists—A Tradition Continues

The South has a wealthy literary custom, from creator Flannery O’Connor to William Faulkner. Although I used to be born and raised within the Midwest, for nearly 20 years as a Georgia lady, I’ve been blown away by the writing chops of the numerous authors who additionally make metro-Atlanta their house.


I am with Lynn Cullen at FoxTale E-book Shoppe

Immediately is Halloween, so let’s start with Lynn Cullen whose literary historic fiction earned her a spot as a visitor skilled on PBS’s latest American Masters TV episode, Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive. Cullen had undertaken exhaustive analysis for her 2014 bestselling novel, MRS. POE.


        Just a few years earlier than, Self-importance Honest journalfeatured a couple of of our honest metropolis’s ladies authors—from thriller author Karin Slaughter and debut famous person Kathryn Stockett to Joshilyn Jackson together with her unforgettable voice and Emily Giffin who’s received legions of followers. You gotta love how the women are all fitted out in dazzling belle apparel.


        Audible followers will discover Atlanta authors to like, too. There’s Martha Corridor Kelly’s THE LILAC GIRLS: A NOVEL, a fictionalized story surrounding actual New York socialite Caroline Ferriday throughout WWII. Kelly’s debut has been in comparison with Kristin Hannah’s e-book membership phenomenon, THE NIGHTINGALE. 

        I additionally loved Susan Rebecca White’s A PLACE AT THE TABLE, a superbly written, touching story about an African-American lady who suffered from racism rising up and a homosexual man in Georgia who’s ostracized by his circle of relatives.
        After all, my weblog publish wouldn’t be full with out highlighting an Atlanta creator’s novel that alternates between the previous and current.

Karen White is prolific in writing novels that shift between time durations. I first received hooked on her books in 2009 after I came across THE LOST HOURS. Listed here are the e-book’s opening traces: “After I was twelve, I helped my granddaddy bury a field within the again backyard of our Savannah home. I didn’t ask him what was in it. The field belonged to my grandmother….” Who can resist studying on? Not me.

        To be taught extra about authors who reside round Atlanta—or different authors who flock for the town’s many literary occasions and even for books with tales set on this area—I extremely advocate Alison Regulation’s new podcast sequence, Literary Atlanta. Test it out!

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