Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Intertwining Personal and National Histories

Michael Knight’s third novel seeks to make the comic campus story into something deeper

Knoxville novelist Michael Knight discusses the intersection of the personal and political in his third novel, At Briarwood School for Girls, set at a prep school in 1990s Virginia.

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Between Black and White

Mark Greaney talks with Chapter 16 about his ninth Gray Man novel

In One Minute Out, thriller writer Mark Greaney confronts the real horror of modern-day sex slavery.

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Together We Can Be Custodians

Jeremy Scott talks with Chapter 16 about his second YA superhero novel, Strings

Nashvillian Jeremy Scott calls on his own experience with disability in writing The Ables, his young adult novel series. In the second installment, Strings, he pits his young protagonists against a hostile government and a sinister force.

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High Stakes Whydunit

Rea Frey talks with Chapter 16 about her second thriller, Because You’re Mine

In Rea Frey’s second thriller, Because You’re Mine, a single mother and her young son confront dark forces. Frey will discuss the book at Star Line Books in Chattanooga on September 5; at Union Ave. Books in Knoxville on September 10; and at the Southern Festival of Books, held in Nashville on October 11-13.

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Exiles, Ex-slaves, and Extraordinary Times

Wayétu Moore talks with Chapter 16 about her debut novel, She Would Be King

Wayétu Moore stopped by Memphis last month to see some of her relatives. Born in Liberia, Moore spent part of her childhood in the Bluff City before her family moved to Texas. Today she talks with Chapter 16 about her work as a novelist.

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The Third-Best Cook on the Roy Webb Road

Rick Bragg talks with Chapter 16 about his own family’s foodways

In The Best Cook in the World, Rick Bragg brings together the two greatest aspects of Southern identity: storytelling and food. Bragg will appear at the Bijou Theatre in Knoxville on May 21.

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