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Kathryn Tucker Windham Jeffrey story read aloud by daughter for Halloween

For Halloween 2019, Dilcy Windham Hilley–daughter of legendary Southern folklorist Kathryn Tucker Windham–helped us arrange this treat for our readers: an abridged audio recording of “A Promise Kept,” one of Windham’s selections for Jeffrey’s Favorite 13 Ghost Stories. For Southerners, and many outside the South, Kathryn Tucker Windham’s beloved Jeffrey’s stories are practically synonymous with […]

Publication of Magic in Stone, new book on Sylacauga’s marble legacy, is celebrated with festive B. B. Comer Library event

In celebration of the publication of Ruth Beaumont Cook’s new history of Sylacauga marble, Magic in Stone: The Sylacauga Marble Story, the B. B. Comer Memorial Library pulled out all the stops for a very special launch event that brought in some impressive company, including library patrons and friends, the mayor of the city of […]

Frye Gaillard wins Alabama Governor’s Arts Award for Distinction in Literature

Frye Gaillard is no stranger to praise with his large body of over thirty published books on diverse aspects of Southern culture. Among many distinctions, he is the winner of the Lillian Smith Book Award, the Eugene Current-Garcia Award for Distinction in Literary Scholarship, and the Clarence Cason Award. His recently published masterwork, A Hard […]

NewSouth mourns the passing of Paul Gaston of Fairhope, esteemed Southern historian

We are sorry to share news of the passing of Paul M. Gaston, civil rights activist and esteemed Southern historian, who died last month at the age of 91. NewSouth enjoyed a long friendship with Gaston, forged over many years and glasses of wine, which extended across the publication of a half dozen of his […]

American Founders sparks strong response with message about role of African-descended people in shaping our democracy

The early praise for American Founders by Christina Proenza-Coles was, quite simply, outstanding. The book, which released from NewSouth Books in April, was blurbed by leading American historians who called the work “erudite and balanced, a feat of hemispheric synthesis and understanding” (Ben Vinson III, George Washington University, Dean of Columbian College of Arts and […]

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