southern authors

Tena Clark
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Atlanta-based Tena Clark is a music producer, songwriter, Grammy winner and now memoirist. She chronicles her childhood in rural Mississippi in the new book, "Southern Discomfort."

Clark spoke to us about her new memoir, her mother's musical legacy and meeting Stevie Wonder for the first time.

Maupin photo by Christopher Turner

On this episode of Two Way Street, we hear from two Southern writers from the Decatur Book Festival.

In front of an audience at the festival, new host Virginia Prescott interviews authors Rick Bragg and Armistead Maupin on the way their Southern heritage shapes their writing.

The Georgia Anti-Defamation League reports a 262 percent increase in expressions of anti-semitic sentiments from 2015 to last year. We look at what’s behind the uptick, and the role of educators in talking about this hateful activity in the classroom.

Favorite New Books By Southern Authors

Mar 12, 2018
LaRaven Taylor / On Second Thought

What’s on your reading list? We go through some of the best new books by Southern authors with Alison Law of the Literary Atlanta podcast and author Nicki Salcedo.

Alison and Nicki's picks for the latest Southern novels you should read: