Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy

Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy Review

New York Times best-selling writer Pat Conroy (1945-2016) inspired a worldwide legion of devoted fans numbering in the millions, but none are more loyal to him and more committed to sustaining his literary legacy than the many writers he nurtured over the course of his fifty-year writing life. In sharing their stories of Conroy, his fellow writers honor his memory and advance our shared understanding of his lasting impact on twentieth- and twenty-first-century literary life in and well beyond the American South.

Conroy's was a messy fellowship of people from all walks of life. His relationships were complicated, and people and places he thought he'd left behind often circled back to him at crucial moments. The pantheon of contributors includes Pulitzer Prize winners Rick Bragg and Kathleen Parker; Grammy winners Barbra Streisand and Janis Ian; Lillian Smith Award winners Anthony Grooms and Mary Hood; National Book Award winner Nikky Finney; James Beard Foundation Award winners Nathalie Dupree and Cynthia Graubart; a corps of New York Times best-selling authors, including Ron Rash, Sandra Brown, and Mary Alice Monroe; Conroy biographers Katherine Clark and Catherine Seltzer; longtime Conroy friends Bernie Schein, Cliff Graubart, John Warley, and Walter Edgar; Pat's students Sallie Ann Robinson and Valerie Sayers; members of the Conroy family; and many more.

Each author in this collection shares a slightly different view of Conroy. Through their voices, a vibrant, multifaceted portrait of him comes to life and sheds new light on the writer and the man. Loosely following Conroy's own chronology, the essays in Our Prince of Scribes wind through his river of a story, stopping at important ports of call. Cities he called home and longed to visit, along with each book he birthed, become characters that are as equally important as the people he touched and loved along the way.

Title:Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy
Edition Language:English

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    Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy Reviews

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    5 stars to this beautiful tribute to Pat Conroy! Pat Conroy is a favorite author of mine. I haven’t read all his books, but each I have has been one I’ve savored. He was bold and upfront about his...

  • Marialyce

    5 stars for a tribute to an author I lovedMy reviews can be seen here: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres..."There's no word in the language I revere more than 'teacher.' My heart sings when a kid ...

  • Fred Forbes

    A couple of years ago I was traveling through the South and decided on a side trip to Beaufort, South Carolina lovingly described by recently passed Pat Conroy, one of my favorite authors. His "Prince...

  • Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)

    Pat Conroy has romanced readers with his descriptions of the Lowcountry and frustrated some with the detailed descriptions and languid dialogue that Southern writers are infamous for. He became a lege...

  • Linda

    Rarely do I read a book a second time; there’s so much waiting for me on that ever growing TBR pile of mine, not to mention the lists of books yet to be acquired. Instead, when I read something good...

  • Sue

    I only met Pat Conroy at book signings (three of them) but he was without question my favorite author and after reading this book, I learned that he wasn't JUST a wonderful author - more importantly, ...

  • Jen

    Pat Conroy was the king of southern literature. Hell, he still is and always will be. Even before I discovered my love of southern fiction, I knew who Pat Conroy was. The Prince of Tides. I remember w...

  • Jaymi The OC Book Girl

    When I first heard the news that Pat Conroy had passed away in 2016 I was saddened for his family and friends and for us readers. One of his friends said "A person didn't meet Pat and stay the same be...

  • Tammy

    I have loved Pay Conroy's books over the years and was excited to be a part of this book tour! Our Prince of Scribes is a beautiful tribute to an amazing and prolific writer. The collection of essays ...

  • Amy Grossman

    A beautiful tribute to one of my all time favorite authors. I read each Pat Conroe book twice. Pat’s gift of language, of making the low country something I could see, feel and touch through his use...