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Chapter 16 is a digital language & literature program of Humanities Tennessee

Executive Director:
Tim Henderson

Director of Literature & Language Programs:
Serenity Gerbman

Editor:
Margaret Renkl

Copyeditor:
Wayne Christeson

Contributing Writers: Tracy Barrett, Ralph Bowden, Maria Browning, Emily Choate, Susannah Felts, Randy Fox, Liz Garrigan, Paul V. Griffith, Faye Jones, Sean Kinch, Tina LoTufo, Paul McCoy, Joe Nolan, Sarah Norris, Charlotte Pence, Lyda Phillips, Clay Risen, Chris Scott, Ed Tarkington, Michael Ray Taylor, Stephen Usery, Beth Waltemath

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Behold the French Colossus

Box Brown talks with Chapter 16 about his graphic biography of Andre the Giant

by Stephen Usery

August 29, 2014 Legendary professional wrestler Andre the Giant was so large, even as a pre-teen, that the school bus refused to carry him to his studies. In Andre the Giant: Life and Legend, Box Brown, an Ignatz award-winning comic artist, has brought the life of one of the world’s most recognizable celebrities to a graphic format. Brown will appear at the Southern Festival of Books, held in Nashville October 10-12, 2014. All festival events are free and open to the public.

Published Friday, 29 August 2014

Professional Wrestling's First Huge, Huge Star

Comic artist Box Brown draws the life of Andre the Giant in a graphic format

by Stephen Usery

Comic artist Box Brown draws the life of Andre the Giant in a graphic format

In Andre the Giant: Life and Legend, Box Brown, an Ignatz award-winning comic artist, has brought the life of one of the world’s most recognizable celebrities to a graphic format.

Published Friday, 29 August 2014

Hell is Other People (and Other Ghosts)

In Rooms, Lauren Oliver explores the secrets that haunt both the living and the dead

by Faye Jones

August 28, 2014 Lauren Oliver, internationally bestselling author of young-adult novels, makes her debut for adults with Rooms, a ghost story. In the novel, Richard Walker’s death brings home his bitter ex-wife and estranged children, and memories associated with the house add to tensions between them. But they are not the only ones trapped by memories of this house: Alice and Sandra, now ghosts who once lived and died there, have their secrets, too. Lauren Oliver will appear at the Southern Festival of Books in Nashville on October 10-12. All festival events are free and open to the public.

Published Thursday, 28 August 2014

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