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January 2017 - News from the Appalachian Literary Scene

January 2017 - News from the Appalachian Literary Scene

Crystal Wilkinson has been named one of 50 Southerners of the Year, 2016, by Southern Living magazine.  She is the proprietor of Wild Fig Books & Coffee in Lexington, Kentucky, the author of The Birds of Opulence that won the Ernest J. Gains Award for Literary Excellence given to rising African-American fiction writers, and Appalachian Writer in Residence at Berea College. 

Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance is again number 3 on the Publishers Weekly hardback non-fiction bestseller list for the week ending January 8th, the 24th week it has been in the top 25.  Only one other book has been on the list longer.