This week, Memphis writer Rebecca Skloot lands on the cover of Publisher’s Weekly, Nashville writer Lydia Peelle travels to Brooklyn to be honored at the National Book Association’s “5 Under 35” celebration, and Chapter 16 introduces its poetry collection.Read more
This week, Richard Bausch brings the prestigious Dayton Literary Peace Prize home to Memphis, the Vanderbilt MFA Creative Writing program earns a Top 20 ranking, Chapter 16 launches a podcast, and that’s just for starters.Read more
Welcome to Chapter 16, an online journal about the literary side of life in Tennessee. There’s a certain irony in the whole concept of a website devoted to celebrating books. (Wags might claim there’s also an irony in the concept of a literary life in Tennessee.) The Internet can be a dispiriting place, where total cranks and nincompoops effortlessly assume the mantle of authority, and anonymous comments savage the most enlightened points of view. Internet publications tend to be instantaneous and often incompletely considered — the very opposite of a book. Plus, it’s a sensory wasteland, lacking the satisfying heft of a book, the rustle of pages, the lovely scent of glue and ink.Read more
This is the list of authors, linked to their taxonomy page, from the “Authors” vocabulary (category).