Most of us have a very special place in our hearts for books. There are countless things to discuss and write about, and some authors succeed in keeping us interested in their stories at all times. Southern Literature has had a fantastic first half of the year in 2021. Political polarization, inequity, gender concerns, and racial violence have all made an appearance, but there has also been a rise in suspense thrillers and ghost stories as an enjoyable read for customers.
The following is a list of my Top 5 Southern Authors:
- Robert Jones Jr.
Robert has contributed to a number of news and related publications, as well as being featured on the cover of T Magazine. ‘The Prophets,’ the author’s debut novel, is one of the most anticipated books of the season. It follows Isaiah and Samuel, who are enslaved and forced to care for the animals on a farm in the South. Their romantic relationship is shaped by the hostile atmosphere. When acts of treachery and atonement are put in action, how will the two survive? Grab a copy to find out!
- Naima Coster
She is one of the most well-known authors whose works have become immediate bestsellers. ‘What’s Mine and Yours,’ an immediate New York Times bestseller about heritage, identity, American family, and how racism may affect even personal relationships, is one of her most recent works. It is definitely a must-read.
- Patti Callahan
She is without a doubt one of today’s most well-known writers. She is the author of sixteen novels and has her own podcast channel on the way. ‘Surviving Savannah’, ‘Wild Swan’, and ‘Becoming Mrs. Lewis’ are just a few of her well-known historical fiction works. ‘Surviving Savannah,’ one of her most recent works, tells the narrative of the Titanic of the South, the Steamship Pulaski.
- Rachel Marie-Crane Williams
She is an Associate Professor of Art and Gender at the University of Iowa, as well as a fellow researcher and a creative scholar, focused on women’s concerns, communities, and jailed people. ‘Elegy for Mary Turner,’ her famous novel, depicts an illustrated portrayal of a lynching occurrence, a visual non-fiction tale that attempts to analyze Georgia’s one of history’s most horrific actions.
- Kevin Brockmeier
He is well-known for his short tales, which have appeared in a variety of periodicals. He has also received a number of literary honors to date. ‘The Truth About Celia’, ‘The Brief History of the Dead’, ‘The Illumination’, are some of the best-known works by the author.
With a number of writers remaining on the list, these were some of the greatest selections from the category. Please let me know which writers you’d want to see on the list in the comments section below.