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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

Photography Editor:
Mary Emily Vatt

Contributing Writers: Tracy Barrett, Ralph Bowden, Maria Browning, Emily Choate, Julie Danielson, Susannah Felts, Randy Fox, Liz Garrigan, Paul V. Griffith, Steve Haruch, Faye Jones, Sean Kinch, Peter Kuryla, 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, Nicki Pendleton Wood, Erica Wright

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Bayou Treasure

Tom Cooper’s crime-fiction debut, The Marauders, crackles with dark humor and hope

by Randy Fox

August 28, 2015 First-time novelist Tom Cooper delivers a profane and rollicking tale of obsession and absurdity in The Marauders. Cooper will appear at the Southern Festival of Books, held in Nashville October 9-11, 2015.

Published Friday, 28 August 2015

Maps and Mayhem

Barry Wolverton’s middle-grade novel, The Vanishing Island, is a charming romp of a tale

by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb

August 27, 2015 Barry Wolverton’s The Vanishing Island is a story of big dreams and of breaking away. It is a story of seeking riches, and the way deeply hidden treasure is somehow more valuable than easily obtained wealth. Wolverton will appear at The Booksellers at Laurelwood in Memphis on September 3, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. He will also appear on a panel with Kristin O’Donnell Tubb at the Mid-South Book Festival in Memphis on September 12 at 2:30 p.m.

Published Thursday, 27 August 2015

Not a Partridge, or a Ruby

In her debut poetry collection, Caroline Randall Williams considers the identity of Shakespeare’s Dark Lady

by Erica Wright

August 26, 2015 In her debut poetry collection, Caroline Randall Williams explores a game-changing theory that Shakespeare’s Dark Lady was a London madam named Black Luce. Williams will appear at the Southern Festival of Books, held in Nashville October 9-11, 2015. All festival events are free and open to the public.

Published Wednesday, 26 August 2015

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