Great summer (and Southern) reading
NPR‘s Audie Cornish talked recently with Kyle Jones of the Bitter Southerner about some highly-anticipated books coming from Southern writers this summer. One of those mentioned was “The World is on Fire” by Furman English professor Joni Tevis. Jones called the stories “apocalyptic in nature” and said “each story is wrapped around a different place, not necessarily in the South, so it’s a mashup of history, place and childlike wonder, but all of them are the strangest places that feel apocalyptic, like the Liberace Museum.” One of Tevis’ recent essays received a Pushcart Prize, a major literary award which honors the best poetry, short fiction, essays and other works that appear in small presses. Hear or read the conversation at the NPR website.