New York Times best-selling writer Pat Conroy (1945–2016) inspired a worldwide legion of devoted fans numbering in the millions, but none are more loyal to him and more committed to sustaining his literary legacy than the many writers he nurtured over the course of his 50-year writing life. In sharing their stories in Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy, 67 of his fellow writers honor his memory as friend, mentor, and champion. Volume co-editor and executive director of the nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center Jonathan Haupt will discuss Conroy as lifelong teacher with fellow Our Prince of Scribes contributing writer and award-winning novelist Mark Powell. Through their remembrances, a vibrant, multifaceted portrait of Pat Conroy comes to life and sheds new light on the writer and the man.
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Praise for “OUR PRINCE OF SCRIBES”
“A moving tribute to the legacy of one of the South’s brightest lights.”—Garden & Gun’s Talk of the South
“Our Prince of Scribes isn’t just a collection of homages but also a delightful introduction to Conroy’s vast and talented circle of friends.”—Washington Post
“His wound may have been geography, but his legacy was generosity. That’s the takeaway from this new collection of essays honoring the late Pat Conroy…. A fitting tribute to a unique, significant writer and man.”—Kirkus Reviews
About our Presenters
Jonathan Haupt is the executive director of the Pat Conroy Literary Center and the former director of the University of South Carolina Press, where he created the Story River Books southern fiction imprint with Pat Conroy. Haupt is co-editor (with novelist Nicole Seitz) of Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy. His articles and author interviews have appeared in the Charleston Post & Courier, Beaufort Lowcountry Weekly, Fall Lines literary journal, Pink magazine, Southern Writers Suite T blog, and elsewhere. He lives in Beaufort, South Carolina.
Judy Goldman is the author of two memoirs, two novels, and two collections of poetry. Her work has appeared in USA Today, Washington Post, Real Simple, Literary Hub, Southern Review, Gettysburg Review, Kenyon Review, Crazyhorse, Ohio Review, Shenandoah, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere. She received the Hobson Award for Distinguished Achievement in Arts and Letters, the Fortner Writer and Community Award for “outstanding generosity to other writers and the larger community,” the Irene Blair Honeycutt Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Beverly D. Clark Author Award from Queens University. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.