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Southern Writers on Writing

Southern Writers on Writing

Edited by Susan Cushman
Foreword by Alan Lightman
Hardcover : 9781496815002, 192 pages, May 2018

Insightful, inspiring, and sometimes contentious, Southern Writers on Writing is as complicated and diverse as the South itself. This collection is required reading for anyone who hopes to understand our fraught and blessed region.

Reviews

Southern Writers on Writing, a new anthology of essays edited by Susan Cushman, is not the first attempt to plumb the depths of what it means, as Faulkner wrote, to 'tell about the South. ' But it is distinguished by a division into helpful categories and the presence of diverse voices. ..

- Chapter 16

Insightful, inspiring, and sometimes contentious, Southern Writers on Writing is as complicated and diverse as the South itself. This collection is required reading for anyone who hopes to understand our fraught and blessed region.

- Beth Ann Fennelly, Poet Laureate of Mississippi

This is no stodgy how-to book. Southern Writers on Writing is overflowing with good, strong voices--funny, caustic, compelling, and--yes--absurd. The writers Susan Cushman has assembled here understand this craft. They have endured the suffering that leads to great prose appearing so damn effortless. This collection is essential reading for emerging writers--as well as any fan of modern southern fiction.

- Neil White, author of In the Sanctuary of Outcasts