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A Fantastic State of Ruin: The Painted Towns of Rajasthan, by David Zurick

During the Twenty-Sixth Oxford Conference for the Book, photographer-filmmaker-geographer David Zurick will present an illustrated talk based on his new book A Fantastic State of Ruin: The Painted Towns of Rajasthan. His books and photography have won numerous awards, including the National Outdoor Book Award and Kentucky Arts Council Al Smith Visual Artist Fellowship Award (twice). In 2014 he began A Fantastic State of Ruin, a series of color photographs in India, which was published in 2018.

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“Living with Dolly Parton,” by Jessica Wilkerson

Born and raised in East Tennessee, Jessica Wilkerson is assistant professor of history and Southern Studies at the University of Mississippi. Her new book To Live Here, You Have to Fight tells the story of women activists in 1970s Appalachia. She’ll moderate a panel session, with Karida Brown, Elizabeth Catte, and Meredith McCarroll, during the conference on “The Appalachian South.”

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An Early Review of William Boyle’s New Novel

Despite William Boyle’s next novel, A Friend Is a Gift You Give Yourself, not being published until March 2019—right before the Oxford Conference for the Book—here’s a great early review from Kirkus Review. Something to look forward to!

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