Curtis Wilkie, Oxford, Mississippi, spent most of his career as a national and foreign correspondent for the Boston Globe. After his retirement, he joined the faculty at the University of Mississippi, where he teaches journalism and serves as a fellow at the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics. He is the author of three earlier books, including The Fall of the House of Zeus.
"I can think of no one more qualified to write about the modern South than Curtis Wilkie." --Willie Morris "Curtis Wilkie is a legendary sculptor of heavy and true sentences that give us life alive. . . . Through a very tough life as a leading reporter, he has remained fixed on his concerns for southern matters. . . . A master writer of our times." --Barry Hannah