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By the River with Holly Jackson

“By The River” is a love letter to Southern stories and the authors and poets who write them. Through interviews with Southern authors, host Holly Jackson examines books from a variety of genres, including historical fiction, Southern culture, memoir, poetry, and more.

Mary Whyte

26m 46s

Holly Jackson is by the river with award winning portrait artist Mary Whyte to discuss her book We The People: Portraits of Veterans in America. Holly learns about the pro­cess of finding 50 veterans for portrait subjects for the book and the passion it takes to complete such a large project.

Episodes

  • Anjali Enjeti: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Anjali Enjeti

    S1 E113 - 26m 46s

    Holly Jackson is by the river with award winning author and formal journalist, Anjali Enjeti to discuss her book, The Parted Earth. Holly learns about Indian Partition and its impact on three generations of women, along with the importance of writing about this impact.

  • Christopher Swann: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Christopher Swann

    S1 E112 - 26m 46s

    Holly Jackson is by the river with novelist and high school English teacher, Christopher Swann to discuss his book, A Fire in the Night. Holly learns about the art of writing a Southern mystery novel.

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    Patti Callahan Henry

    S1 E111 - 26m 46s

    Holly Jackson is by the river with New York Times Bestselling author, Patti Callahan Henry to discuss her book Surviving Savannah. Holly learns about the intense research process of writing historical fiction.

  • Kristin Harmel: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Kristin Harmel

    S1 E110 - 26m 46s

    Holly Jackson is by the river with New York Times Bestselling Author, Kristin Harmel to discuss her book, The Forest of Vanishing Stars. Holly learns about how Kristin’s experience as a reporter for People magazine prepared her for writing historical fiction and interviewing the last living Bielski brother.

  • Tom Poland & Robert Clark: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Tom Poland & Robert Clark

    S1 E109 - 26m 46s

    Holly Jackson is by the river with author Tom Poland and photographer Robert Clark to talk about their book, Carolina Bays: Wild, Mysterious, and Majestic Landforms. Holly learns all about their adventures exploring and photographing Carolina Bays, including a near run-in with a bear.

  • Wanda Lloyd: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Wanda Lloyd

    S1 E108 - 26m 46s

    Holly Jackson is by the river with retired newspaper editor, winner of the Ida B. Wells Award & Robert G. McGruder award, and Hall of Fame inductee to Region III National Association of Black Journalists, Wanda Lloyd. Author of Coming Full Circle: From Jim Crow to Journalism. Holly learns about what it means to invite others to have a seat at the table.

  • Mary Alice & Angela May: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Mary Alice & Angela May

    S1 E107 - 26m 46s

    Holly Jackson is by the river with award winning author Mary Alice Monroe and her co-author Angela May to discuss their first children’s book The Islanders. Holly learns what it takes to co-author a book and develop educational companion materials.

  • Carrie Morey: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Carrie Morey

    S1 E106 - 26m 46s

    Holly Jackson is by the river with Carrie Morey to discuss her book Callie’s Biscuits & Southern Traditions: Heirloom Recipes from Our Family Kitchen. Holly learns about making biscuits and what it takes to balance business, motherhood, and life.

  • John Cribb: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    John Cribb

    S1 E105 - 26m 46s

    Holly Jackson is by the river with award winning author John Cribb to discuss his book Old Abe: A Novel. Holly learns about one of our greatest presidents and the process of writing about one’s childhood hero.

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    Jo Hackl

    S1 E104 - 26m 46s

    Holly Jackson is by the river with Jo Hackl to discuss her book Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe. Holly learns about a twelve-year old’s eleven-day journey that build resilience and the importance of resilience for our youth.

  • Eric Crawford: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Eric Crawford

    S1 E103 - 26m 46s

    Holly Jackson is by the river with associate professor of musicology, Eric Sean Crawford to discuss his book Gullah Spirituals: The Sound of Freedom and Protest in the South Carolina Sea Islands. Holly learns about the lack of education about Gullah Spirituals and the importance of cultural memory. Special appearance by the St. Helena Island Singers.

  • Natasha Trethewey: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Natasha Trethewey

    S1 E102 - 26m 46s

    Holly Jackson is by the river with the 19th U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize Winner, Natasha Trethewey to discuss her book Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir. Holly learns about the courage that it takes to tell the story of Trethewey’s mother’s death and how poetry help her deal with it.

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