From the Texas Hill Country to the South Carolina Lowcountry, The Literary South explores the literary life of the modern American South through book reviews, feature articles, and interviews and profiles of Southern authors. Dedicated to documenting and sharing the stories of today’s South, The Literary South examines the ongoing shifts in Southern culture and their impact on literature of the region.
The Literary South is honored to accept books for review, focusing on books which are set in Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, or West Virginia, and welcomes your suggestions. If you are a publisher or published author with a book that you feel fits within the scope and readership of The Literary South, please see the review policy.
Melanie Lee Dragger was born and raised in Louisiana and has called Austin, Texas home for more than 20 years. With a passion for Southern literature, she holds a bachelor’s degree in English and journalism from The University of Texas at Austin, as well as a master’s degree in communication management. Founding Editor of The Literary South, she has written for The Daily Texan, Austin Family Magazine, and others.