Category Archives: Fiction

Celebrating the Legacy of Peter Taylor

Peter Taylor is one of the South’s most celebrated writers—the author of acclaimed short stories, plays, and the novels A Summons to Memphis and In the Tennessee Country. The Peter Taylor Prize for the Novel, cosponsored by the Knoxville Writers’ Guild and the University of ...

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The Legacy of Peter Taylor

2006 Peter Taylor Prize for the Novel Run in the Fam'ly: A Novel John J. McLaughlin / Hardcover / 304 pages Peter Taylor is one of the South’s most celebrated writers—the author of acclaimed short stories, plays, and the novels A Summons to Memphis and In the Tennessee Country. The Peter Taylor Prize ...

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Home for the Holidays in Appalachia

Thirteen states between (and including) parts of New York and Mississippi constitute the enigmatic Appalachian region—home to the beautiful mountain system that shares its name. It is a region that has produced some of the most talented writers, gifted artisans, and richest lore in the world. The University of Tennessee Press is pleased to be ...

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Blood Kin: A Novel

Blood Kin grew out of a single image, a man walking home along a dirt road, combined with the stories of the brothers of my maternal grandfather, each of whom seemed to live a life touched deeply by the tragedies of the twentieth century. Read an ...

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