Literary Atlanta Podcast
Atlanta is a Book Town, home to avid readers and host to some of the finest writers and storytellers on the planet. That’s our thesis statement, and the Literary Atlanta podcast provides the supporting details through behind-the-scenes anecdotes, author interviews, and all the ways that you can experience the rich literary landscape and arts ecosystem in the A-T-L.
Alison Law is awesome. Yes, she is the host of the wonderful podcast, Literary Atlanta, but just as a general person- she’s AMAZING. I was lucky enough to meet her at a She Reads event in Savannah, Georgia in September 2016. As soon as I met her in person, I knew we would be longtime friends. Alison has such a warm demeanor, welcoming personality & she has awesome taste in music! Hello, George Michael! For the last two years, we’ve stayed in touch online. She’s a wealth of literary knowledge, is incredibly well read & has a calm soothing voice which lends itself well to hosting a podcast. Like I said, she is awesome.
A Whole Podcast About Literature & Atlanta?
Heck yes! Honestly, the entire Georgia area is SATURATED with so much talent it is unbelievable. Think of Alison as your tour guide to all things book related. Luckily, I live in Portland, Oregon, which is also considered a book town. Yet, so many of my favorite authors do not come to PDX! Good thing for me I can live vicariously through Alison who attends events on the regular & speaks directly to so many different authors.
Some of My Favorite Episodes
Season 2 just started & I love the episode featuring Amber Brock & her novel Lady Be Good. Alison speaks to Amber at a live event & there’s music trivia, discussion about women in literature & cocktails! Love the episode from Season 1 where Alison speaks to Laura Lippman. Our buddy Kim read Sunburn & really enjoyed it. Alison dives right in with Laura & I love hearing how she conceives & writes her novels. Another favorite episode features Tayari Jones talking about her inspiration for An American Marriage. Tayari overhears a conversation between a couple at a mall that sparked the storyline between Roy & Celestial. By the way, I still need to read this book ASAP!
I am Really Into This podcast! Alison is a gift to the entire Literary scene. I love keeping up with all things book related with her as my shepherd!
If you’re looking for other literary-inspired podcasts, check out the SSR Podcast. Alli Hoff-Kosik revisits childhood favorites. It’s fun, clever & gives me a huge dose of nostalgia every week.
Alison Law is an unapologetic book pusher, author enabler, and the host of Literary Atlanta. She is a professional writer, publicist, and marketing and media consultant.
Over two different years, Alison served as associate program director of the AJC Decatur Book Festival, one of the nation’s largest independent book festivals.
A native Tennessean who moved every two years in her previous career as a broadcast journalist, Alison adopted Atlanta as her hometown in 2000. She lives here with her husband, Zach, and their two over-photographed cats, Scatman and Soy