The Best of the Bestiary: literature’s most popular mythical creatures

Who sees more action, mermaids or vampires? And why do people all over the world believe in dragons? Find out!


Why Does the South Get Its Own Genre?

I didn't just grow up in the south. I grew up on southern fiction,moving up from children's books like Because of Winn Dixie and Bud, Not Buddy to the more intense Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry! and To Kill a Mockingbird and finally to the truly haunting The Color Purple and Absalom, Absalom! The fact that one branch of regional literature could … Continue reading Why Does the South Get Its Own Genre?