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.
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