Week of January 12 | Luann
week's interview is with Luann Landon, the author of DINNER
AT MISS LADY'S: MEMORIES AND
RECIPES FROM A SOUTHERN CHILDHOOD. The book was published in 1999
by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. I met Ms. Landon in July, 2004 at
the University of the South.
We were seated at the same dinner table and began talking about books,
a topic dear to both of
our hearts. I had no idea that she was a writer. I told her that I was
a guest of the Sewanee Writer's Conference, and told her of the
interviews I had been doing with several of the conference's writers.
I asked her if she was writer; she told me she was, then told me the
DINNER AT MISS LADY'S. I was intrigued and asked her to send me a copy
of the book.
I read the
book with delight, intrigued by the stories and the way she wove the
recipes into the structure of the book. I even tried a couple of the
recipes myself, no small feat for me. They turned
is also an award-winning poet. During the course of our interview you
will hear her read
three of her poems. We also discuss her next project, a book similar
in structure to DINNER AT
MISS LADY'S, but set in France. I hope you find Ms. Landon's work as
fascinating as I have.
is a feast for the eyes, as well as the stomach.
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