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Roy Blount Jr.
Roy Blount Jr. is the author of twenty books, about a wide range of things, from the first woman president of the United States to what barnyard animals are thinking. One book, Long Time Leaving: Dispatches From Up South (Knopf), won the 2007 nonfiction award from the New England Independent Booksellers Association; and AudioFile chose the audio version (HighBridge) as one of the year's top five books read by their authors. The book before that one, Feet on the Street: Rambles Around New Orleans, "delivers the goods," according to the New York Times: "a wild, unpredictable ramble through a wild, unpredictable town."
He is a panelist on NPR's Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me, a columnist for the Oxford American, the president of the Authors Guild, a member of PEN and the Fellowship of Southern Authors, a New York Public Library Literary Lion, a Boston Public Library Literary Light, a usage consultant to the American Heritage Dictionary, and an original member of the Rock Bottom Remainders. He comes from Decatur, Georgia and lives in western Massachusetts.
The Bookloft is proud to be Roy Blount Jr.'s hometown independent bookstore. We carry many signed copies of his books, many of them out of print. Check out the listings below!