Marianne M. Moates is an independent writer from Butler, Alabama, USA.
Ralph F. Voss is the author of Truman Capote and the Legacy of "In Cold Blood" and The Strains of Triumph: A Life of William Inge, among other books.
"A significant contribution to the social history of the era, Truman Capote's Southern Years is delightfully entertaining reading. While we will never know all the reasons for Capote's self-destructive nature, Truman Capote's Southern Years gives us some insight into how and why Capote became what he was, both good and bad." - Southern Living "The young Truman Capote who emerges from these amusing recollections is quick-witted, scheming, mercurial, and a born leader in mischievous escapades." - Publisher's Weekly"