January 12, 2022
The American South has a rich literary heritage spanning decades and addressing the subjects of class, gender, and race. Dawson’s Fall, Roxana Robinson’s latest novel, is set in Charleston, South Carolina and explores the lives of her great-grandparents during the time of the Reconstruction. Ralph Eubanks’ latest book, A Place Like Mississippi, pays tribute to the literary heritage of his home state and features featuring writers such as William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, and Jesmyn Ward. Our guests discuss the themes in their books and what they learned about the South, themselves, and history while they were researching them.