Redd Named Blog Editor at Prairie Schooner

James Redd is the new editor for the blog at the literary magazine, the Prairie Schooner. Prairie Schooner is an internationally recognized literary magazine publishing stories, essays, and reviews since 1926. It is published in cooperation with the University of Nebraska Press and the Creative Writing Program of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln English Department and is endowed by the Glenna Luschei Endowed Editorship and Fund for Excellence at Prairie Schooner.

Redd’s Crooked Letter Interview Series began running on the blog in August 2012 and has featured acclaimed Mississippi authors such as Richard Ford and T.R. Hummer. Redd, the former Prairie Schooner Publicity Associate, will temporarily be taking over the blog’s reins. In addition to Redd’s Crooked Letter Series, the blog’s impressive list of blog series includes Nabina Das’ features on Indian writers, Ryan Van Winkle’s World Wide Poetry Studio, Richard Graham on comics, Natalie Diaz’s feature on Sports and Writing, as well as the concise monthly book review series: Prairie Schooner: Briefly Noted. Redd’s presence as editor will further advance the blog’s terrific contributions to literature.redd pic - Copy

James Madison Redd’s collection of stories, Taking the Cure, was a finalist for the St. Lawrence Book Award and one story was nominated for inclusion in Best New American Voices 2009. He is a winner of the Mari Sandoz / Prairie Schooner award. His fiction, poetry, and scholarship have or will appear in Fifth Wednesday, Fiction Southeast, Deep South Magazine, Penwood Review, Parting Gifts, Subliminal Interiors, Poetry for the Masses, Prairie Schooner: Briefly Noted, and other literary journals. Currently, he is an editorial assistant for Prairie Schooner and is continuing his doctoral studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His next project is a biography of the blues legend and civil rights activist, Willie King.

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Redd’s Conversation with novelist & editor Sonny Brewer Coming Soon!

Acclaimed novelist and editor, Sonny Brewer, and Redd met up at the Eudora Welty’s Writer’s Conference, and had a spectacular discussion about today’s book market. Stay tuned for the seventh literary conversation in the Crooked Letter Interview Series featured on the Air Schooner this week!

Novelist & Editor, Sonny Brewer

Novelist & Editor, Sonny Brewer

Sonny Brewer is the founder of Over the Transom Bookstore in Fairhope, Alabama. The former editor-in-chief of MacAdam Cage, he also assembled the recent Don’t Quit Your Day Job: Acclaimed Authors and the Day Jobs They Quit. Sonny Brewer is the author of the novels, The Poet of Tolstoy Park, A Sound Like Thunder, Cormac – The Tale of a Dog Gone Missing, and The Widow and the Tree.

Air Schooner is the bi-weekly podcast of Prairie Schooner, a quarterly literary journal out of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Redd to head Crooked Letter Interview Series on Prairie Schooner Blog

James Madison Redd, a Mississippi author and UNL Ph.D. student, has created the Crooked Letter Interview Series, a monthly series featuring contemporary Mississippi authors. Beginning in August 2012, The internationally-recognized literary magazine, Prairie Schooner, will publish the series on its blog.

As James Redd, Prairie Schooner‘s Publicity Associate, returns to his home state of Mississippi, he seeks to find his literary heritage in the haunting landscape which has produced a Nobel Prize winner and numerous Pulitzer Prize winning authors. Through interviews with contemporary Mississippi authors, the series will focus on the plight of the author and their characters in Southern society, who often face exodus or exile, while exploring how these writers cope with their literary legacies.

In addition to winning a Mari Sandoz/Prairie Schooner Prize for the short story, James Redd’s fiction appears in the Winter 2011 issue of Fifth Wednesday and was nominated for Best New American Voices.