If you’ve never made it to the Southern Festival of Books, you are missing out on one of Nashville’s best cultural offerings. This year’s festival takes place on October 8-10 (you can find further details at http://www.tn-humanities.org/festival/index.php). Here are just a few of the authors that I’m looking forward to seeing:
Going Away Shoes
By Jill McCorkle
If you get to see Jill McCorkle at a reading, her sarcastic charm and gorgeous accent will give you a whole new appreciation for her work.
Reasons for and Advantages of Breathing
By Lydia Peelle
These authentic and heartache-inducing stories are by an East Nashvillian.
Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand
By Helen Simonson
This is a restrained but very funny British comedy of manners. I predict that Simonson’s appearance will be a sleeper hit of the festival.