Southern Lit Presents

Perform a general Google search for authors past and present hailing from any American state below the Mason-Dixon line, and you’re bound to find a convoy of white males. Even in these supposed progressive times, it takes more digging to uncover the biographies and bibliographies of female authors, authors of color, and authors within the LGBTQ+ community. Yet their voices are as essential in representing the Southern experience as those belonging to their easily searchable counterparts.

Southern Lit Presents, a column featuring historical contributors to Southern culture who speak from and for underrepresented populations. We hope these features will expand your perception of Southern culture and deepen your love the rich history surrounding it!