Jayne Ann Phillips has scored a starred review in the August 17th issue of Publishers Weekly for The Collected Breece D’J Pancake: Stories, Fragments, Letters which she has edited. The review concludes, “With its impressive quantity of annotation and tribute, this omnibus offers Pancake fans a deeper look at the artist and will go a long way to inviting others to join this legion.”
George Singleton scored a starred review in the July 17th issue of Publishers Weekly for his book, You Want More: Selected Stories of George Singleton due to be published in September. The review concludes, “Fans and newcomers alike will rejoice in reading these highlights from a Southern literary master.”
The American Bookseller’s Association’s Indie Next list for August, 2020, includes in its “Now in Paperback” list, Stay and Fight by Madeline ffitch.
The American Bookseller’s Association Indie Next list for September 2020 includes Betty: A Novel by Tiffany McDaniel set in Appalachian Ohio and Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi, a novelist who grew up in Huntsville, Alabama. It’s “Now in Paperback” list includes Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson of Sewanee, Tennessee. Nominated as one of three finalists for the Library of Virginia Award in Poetry this year is David Huddle’s My Surly Heart. They also have a “People’s Choice” category. The People’s Choice in non-fiction includes Thomas Jefferson’s Education by Alan Taylor who teaches at the University of Virginia. In the fiction category is True Places: A Novel by Sonja Yoerg that begins with a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway not far from where she lives. Bruce Holsinger, who teaches at the University of Virginia, is a nominee for The Gifted School, set in Colorado.Ron Rash got a nice write-up in the August/September issue of Garden and Gun. https://gardenandgun.com/feature/meet-ron-rash-the-blue-collar-bard/?fbclid=IwAR0eZsQs-m8fmZ4L6eYDLNd2wF11CIOY1MqCRzOrwS_m0lH9ki37Anu04D8