John Lane

Dirty South | Saturday, May 16, 9:30 - 10:20, Lexington Meeting Room A
Genre(s) Fiction History Southern

John Lane is the author of a dozen books of poetry and prose, including My Paddle to the Sea; Begin with Rock, End with Water; and most recently Abandoned Quarry: New and Selected Poems, winner of the 2012 Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance Book Award for Poetry. A professor of English and director of the Goodall Environmental Studies Center at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Lane is a 2014 inductee into the South Carolina Academy of Authors.


Book Title: Fate Moreland's Widow

Fate Moreland’s Widow, the haunting first novel from award-winning poet, environmentalist, and storyteller John Lane, delves into historically inspired events of life, livelihood, death, and destiny against a rural southern backdrop on the cusp of modernity. As Lane’s nuanced characters contend with overarching questions of loyalty and responsibility, he leaves little doubt these vexing dilemmas of the past resonate still today. New York Times best-selling author and Gastonia, North Carolina native Wiley Cash provides the novel’s foreword.