Summer will bring a raft of dazzling new books by Tennessee fiction writers, current and former. In the coming weeks, look for Field of Graves by Nashville thriller author J.T. Ellison (June 14 from MIRA); Angels of Detroit, the second outing by Knoxville novelist Christopher Hebert (July 5 from Bloomsbury); This Savage Song by Nashville YA novelist Victoria Schwab (July 5 from Greenwillow); We Come to Our Senses, a debut story collection from Nashvillian Odie Lindsey (July 26 from Norton); Bright, Precious Days by former Nashvillian Jay McInerney (August 2 from Knopf); The Grand Tour by Knoxville native Adam O’Fallon Price (August 9 from Doubleday); My Dinner with Ron Jeremy by Nashville poet Kendra DeColo (August 16 from Third Man Books); and Red Dog by Nashville novelist Jason Miller (August 23 from HarperCollins). There are more great titles coming by Tennessee authors this fall (hint: one of them rhymes with “catch it”), but that list is long enough to need a whole post of its own.
Till then, we’re sending up whoops of exultation for Chapter 16‘s own Ed Tarkington, who recently sold his second novel to Algonquin–So Wise So Young will appear in spring 2018, but Ed won’t say much about it yet. All we can get out of him: “It’s a cross between Brideshead Revisited and All the King’s Men.”
For more updates on Tennessee authors, please visit Chapter 16’s News & Notes page, here.