Authors Bobbie Ann Mason and Steve Yarbrough will read on Wednesday, September 9, at 4:30 PM. The Sewanee Writers' Conference Reading Series event will be held in Gailor Auditorium on the campus of Sewanee: The University of the South. Books will be for sale, and the authors will sign copies during the reception that follows.
Bobbie Ann Mason received the Ernest Hemingway Award for her first book of fiction, Shiloh and Other Stories. Other works include In Country, Spence + Lila, Feather Crowns, Clear Springs, Elvis Presley,Zigzagging Down A Wild Trail, An Atomic Romance, and Nancy Culpepper. Her new novel, The Girl in the Blue Beret, is now out in paperback. She is the recipient of the Arts and Letters Award for Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a Guggenheim Fellowship.
Steve Yarbrough is the author of three short-story collections, Family Men, Mississippi History, and Veneer. He has also published six novels,The Oxygen Man, winner of the Mississippi Authors Award, the California Book Award, and an award from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters; Visible Spirits; Prisoners of War; The End of California; Safe from the Neighbors; and The Realm of Last Chances. He is the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Pushcart Prize and was the winner of the 2010 Richard Wright Award for Literary Excellence.
Bobbie Ann Mason and Steve Yarbrough are members of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. This event is made possible by the Walter E. Dakin Memorial Fund and presented by the Sewanee Writers' Conference and Department of English.