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Ted Geltner, Blood, Bone and Marrow: A Biography of Harry Crews

May 17, 2017
7:00 pm
Margaret Mitchell House

In 2010, award-winning author, journalist, and professor Ted Geltner drove to Gainesville, Florida, to pay a visit to Harry Crews and ask the legendary author if he would be willing to be the subject of a literary biography. His health rapidly deteriorating, Crews told Geltner he was on board and would even sit for interviews and tell his stories one last time. "Ask me anything you want, bud," Crews said. "But you'd better do it quick." The result is Blood, Bone, and Marrow, the first full-length biography about one of the most unlikely figures in 20th century American literature, a writer who emerged from a dirt-poor South Georgia tenant farm and went on to create a singularly unique voice of fiction.

Ted Geltner is an award-winning writer, editor, 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. Last King was selected as a finalist in the Georgia Author of the Year Awards in 2013.

Admission for all lectures is $10 for public, $5 for members, and free to AHC Insiders unless otherwise noted. For more information, please call 404.814.4150.

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