Elise Blackwell is the author of five novels: Hunger, The Unnatural History of Cypress Parish, Grub, An Unfinished Score, and The Lower Quarter. Her work has been translated into several languages, and her books have been named to numerous best-of-the-year lists, adapted for the stage, and served as the inspiration for a Decemberists’ song. Originally from southern Louisiana, Elise now teaches in the MFA program at the University of South Carolina and hosts the literary series The Open Book.

Read interviews with Elise here, here, and here.

Read a review of her new novel here.

Read some pieces she wrote about writing The Lower Quarter here, here, and here.

Or find out whether or not she’s a Southern writer here.