Literary Atlanta Podcast Episode 2: Joshilyn Jackson

Joshilyn Jackson, author of The Almost Sisters

Joshilyn Jackson is the New York Times bestselling author of seven novels, including gods in Alabama and The Opposite of Everyone. Her books have been translated into a dozen languages.

A former actor, Joshilyn is also an award-winning audiobook narrator. She says she and her family moved to Decatur, Ga. because they loved coming to the AJC Decatur Book Festival every year. Personally, I think she moved to Decatur to be closer to me!

In this episode of Literary Atlanta, Joshilyn and I talk about the festival, audiobooks, comicons, and her advice (it’s an acronym) for aspiring authors.

AJC Decatur Book Festival Website

Joshilyn Jackson Author Website

In this episode, Joshilyn and I touched on her exploration of privilege, race, and growing up in a small town in the South in her writing. She wrote a brilliant personal essay for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) that really takes a much deeper dive into her family’s story here. I think everyone should read it.

“Joshilyn Jackson Ponders Privilege, Second Chances and Racial Identity,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Books Mentioned in this Episode

The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn JacksonThe Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson





gods in Alabama by Joshilyn Jacksongods in Alabama by Joshilyn Jackson