Art and Craft presents the hand-picked fruit of Bill Thompsonas three decades covering writers and writing as book review editor of Charleston, South Carolinaas Post and Courier. Beginning with a foreword by Charleston novelist Josephine Humphreys, this collection is a compendium of interviews featuring some of the most distinguished novelists and nonfiction writers in America and abroad, including Tom Wolfe, Pat Conroy, Joyce Carol Oates, Rick Bragg, and Anthony Bourdain, as well as many South Carolinians. With ten thematic chapters ranging from the Southern Renaissance, literature, biography, and travel writing to crime fiction and Civil War history, Art and Craft also includes a sampling of Thompsonas reviews. Featuring: Jack Bass, Rick Bragg, Roy Blount, Jr., Robin Cook, Pat Conroy, Patricia Cornwell, Dorothea Benton Frank, Herb Frazier, Sue Grafton, Carl Hiaasen, Sue Monk Kidd, Brian Lamb, Bret Lott, Jill McCorkle, James McPherson, Mary Alice Monroe, Joyce Carol Oates, Carl Reiner, Dori Sanders, Charles Seabrook, Anne Rivers Siddons, Lee Smith, Mickey Spillane, Paul Theroux, Tom WolfePerhaps it has something to do with being a displaced Southerner returned to the old element, a child of homilies, if not grits, turned urbane and maybe a touch blasAc. ... Who would expect, in the middle of a satirical essay on cat books, to find obscure asides from French literary criticism ... I do not!a aAll my best friends who came north say the same thing, over and over. My turn now. a#39;I dona#39;t hate the South.
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|Publisher||:||Univ of South Carolina Press - 2015-01-12|