Come celebrate the launch of the paperback edition of Blood, Bone, and Marrow with authors Ted Geltner, Jay Atkinson, and moderator Candice Dyer. Geltner wrote the first full-length bio of Harry Crews, Atkinson took Crews' creative writing class eight years straight, and Dyer has once or twice been dubbed a female Harry Crews, so expect nothing less than a lively discussion of Harry Crews.
Margaret Mitchell House
979 Crescent Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
8:00PM- Book signing
Ted Geltner is the award-winning author of Blood, Bone, and Marrow: A Biography of Harry Crews as well as an editor, journalist, and a journalism professor who specializes in history of journalism, sports, and American literature. His first book was Last King of the Sports Page: The Life and Career of Jim Murray, which was selected as a finalist in the Georgia Author of the Year Awards in 2013.
Jay Atkinson has been called “the bard of New England toughness” by Men’s Health magazine. He has published two novels, a story collection, and five narrative nonfiction books. His latest book, Massacre on the Merrimack, received the 2016 Massachusetts Book Award Honors in nonfiction. Among his other works, Legends of Winter Hill spent seven weeks on the Boston Globe bestseller list; his memoir, Ice Time, was a Publishers Weekly Notable Book of the Year and a New England Independent Bookseller’s Association bestseller; and his first novel Caveman Politics was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection and a finalist for the Discover Great New Writers Award. A former two-sport varsity athlete at Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Atkinson teaches writing at Boston University. He studied with Harry Crews for 8 consecutive semesters while in the graduate writing program at University of Florida.
Candice Dyer is a writer based in northeast Georgia. She was a staff writer for Atlanta magazine, and her work has appeared in Men's Journal, Garden & Gun, Georgia Trend, and Georgia Music Magazine. She covers books for ArtsATL.com. Her book Street Singers, Soul Shakers, and Rebels With a Cause: Music from Macon was published by Indigo Press. Other claims to fame include having been called a “female Harry Crews” before.