Speaker Series: Bill Thompson

Please join us for a lecture and book signing by Bill Thompson. To RSVP, please call (843) 723-9912 or email mstokenberry@charlestonlibrarysoclety.org

The University of South Carolina Press is pleased to announce the publication of Bill Thompson’s new book, Art & Craft: Thirty Years on the Literary Beat, the hand-picked fruit of his three decades covering writers and writing as book review editor of Charleston, South Carolina’s Post and Courier. Beginning with a foreword by Charleston novelist Josephine Humphreys, this collection is a compendium of interviews featuring some of the most distinguished novelists and nonfiction writers in America and abroad, including Tom Wolfe, Pat Conroy, Joyce Carol Oates, Rick Bragg, and Anthony Bourdain, as well as many South Carolinians. With ten thematic chapters ranging from the Southern Renaissance, literature, biography, and travel writing to crime fiction and Civil War history, Art and Craft also includes a sampling of Thompson’s reviews.

A foreword is written by South Carolina novelist Josephine Humphreys, who is author of Dreams of Sleep (winner of the 1985 Ernest Hemingway Award for First Fiction), Rich in Love (made into a major motion picture), The Fireman's Fair, and Nowhere Else on Earth.