This “Lazy Afternoon Rerun” post comes in honor of the five-year anniversary of the death of Albert Murray, an extraordinary Alabama writer whose contributions reached
Yesterday, novelist and critic Albert Murray died at the age of 97. I had written about his novel Train Whistle Guitar not long ago. A
When the subject of Southern fiction comes up, so many people move straight to talking about To Kill A Mockingbird or Gone with the Wind.
As a teacher of creative writing and English, I constantly question my decisions about what to have my students read. Do they really need to read the
In the art of a writer, what belongs to who, and who decides? I am beginning a new kind of reading, into ideas and arenas