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Chapter 16 is a digital language & literature program of Humanities Tennessee

Executive Director:
Tim Henderson

Director of Literature & Language Programs:
Serenity Gerbman

Margaret Renkl

Wayne Christeson

Photography Editor:
Mary Emily Vatt

Contributing Writers: Tracy Barrett, Ralph Bowden, Maria Browning, Tina Chambers, Emily Choate, Julie Danielson, Susannah Felts, Randy Fox, Liz Garrigan, Aram Goudsouzian, Faye Jones, Sean Kinch, Peter Kuryla, Kathryn Leache, Paul McCoy, Sarah Norris, Charlotte Pence, Lyda Phillips, Clay Risen, Chris Scott, Ed Tarkington, Michael Ray Taylor, Stephen Usery, Beth Waltemath, Nicki Pendleton Wood, Erica Wright

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Vive la Résistance!

French patriots fight Nazi occupation in Alan Furst’s new spy thriller

by Chris Scott

May 31, 2016 Alan Furst’s new novel, A Hero of France, portrays the dangers faced by the brave souls who elected to fight the Nazi occupation of France from the inside, where enemies were many and friends could not always be trusted. Furst will appear at Parnassus Books in Nashville on June 6, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.

Published Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Remembering George

It was 1966, and only one of us died in Vietnam

by Wayne Christeson

May 30, 2016 On Memorial Day I always think of my friend George Mangrum of Lauderdale County, Alabama. This is his story. It needs to be told.

Published Monday, 30 May 2016

Home Country

Novelist Amy Greene reflects on James Agee’s effort in A Death in the Family to tell something true in fiction

by Amy Greene

May 27, 2016 In the third of a ten-essay series commemorating the centennial year of the Pulitzer Prizes, novelist Amy Greene reflects on the lasting legacy of James Agee’s A Death in the Family, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1958, three years after Agee’s own death.

Published Friday, 27 May 2016

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