Southern Swans

Did you know that some of the best literary writers of our generation are beautiful Southern belles?

The great thing about these Southern belles is they don’t shy away from the South’s torchered past or taboo subjects like race and sexuality. Always rich with detail and stirring emotion, each writer has a voice that captures your attention and heart.

I’ve written about Natasha and Kathryn before, but I wanted to introduce y’all to the other fantastic Southern writers whose books should move to the top of your reading list. It’s so wonderful to see these ladies acknowledged for their extraordinary talent in the January issue of Vanity Fair.

Sheri Joseph’s Stray
Susan Rebecaa White’s Bound South
Karin Slaughter’s Kisscut
Amanda Gable’s The Confederate General Rides North
Joshilyn Jackson’s Gods in Alabama
Natasha Trethewey’s Bellocq’s Ophelia
Emily Giffin’s Love The One You’re With
Jessica Handler’s Invisible Sisters
Kathryn Stockett’s The Help

Photo: Iris Brosch/Vanity Fair

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2 Responses to “Southern Swans”

  1. 1
    quintessence says:
    February 3, 2011 at 8:52 am

    Looks like a fabulous feature – will have to pick up this month’s edition.

  2. 2
    Theresa N says:
    February 7, 2011 at 8:22 am

    I read The Help by Kathryn and loved it, I’m adding the rest of these authors to my list.