Behind Closed Doors: Southern Literary Fiction

Wed. March 20, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Central JMRL Library - McIntire Room

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902


Talley English (Horse), Michael Knight (At Briarwood School for Girls), and Kristyn Kusek Lewis (Half of What You Hear) discuss their writing and intricately imagined characters, and the setting of the American South as an influence on their work. Book sales and signing will follow. FREE to attend and open to the public.

Why should you attend?

“A sharp yet spare debut… English’s writing, which is hauntingly ascetic, mirrors the many things left unsaid in the French family.”—Booklist

“Like a package of sweets sent from home, At Briarwood School for Girls is replete with the familiar, beloved, humorous elements of a boarding school book—old trees and legacies, a headmistress, a ghost, and girls out of uniform—and surprise at what real life offers up. I read the book in an evening–so irresistible and satisfying was it, I kept turning the pages.” —Christine Schutt, author of Pure Hollywood

“An astute, exquisite account of a gossipy small town… [Half of What You Hear is] mesmerizing and entertaining.”The Washington Book Review