NeverMore Books, in partnership with the nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center, will host an evening with Savannah-based novelist Taylor Brown, author of Wingwalkers, on Tuesday, September 20, at 5:00 p.m. This free event will be held at NeverMore Books (910 Port Republic Street) with books available for sale and signing. Please call NeverMore to reserve your seat: 843-812-9460. The author conversation will also be live-streamed on the Conroy Center Facebook page.
Award-winning, critically acclaimed author Taylor Brown “has quickly established himself in the top echelon of Southern writers” (Booklist, starred review) with novels that have been described as “powerful in concept and execution” and “American literature at its best” (Kirkus, starred reviews), “magnificent” (Publishers Weekly), and “not to be missed” (Library Journal, starred review).
His newest novel is an epic historical novel about a female wingwalker and her husband, a former World War I ace pilot, and their journey across Depression-era America performing acts of aerial daring, while a young William Faulkner attempts to take creative flight.
“Vivid writing pops off the page in this sixth novel from Brown. A wondrous tale, mixing fact and fiction, with colorful details of the Depression-era United States as backdrop.”—Library Journal, starred review
“Taylor Brown writes with rare energy, spinning out history with the force of myth. Wingwalkers thrusts us into the lives of two daredevil aeronauts during the Great Depression, who happen to awaken and inspire William Faulkner. Brown’s vision is as fresh and audacious as his language. Gutsy, original and powerfully imagined.”—Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife and When the Stars Go Dark
Taylor Brown grew up on the Georgia coast. He has lived in Buenos Aires, San Francisco, and the mountains of western North Carolina. He is the recipient of the Montana Prize in Fiction, a three-time finalist for the Southern Book Prize, and the 2021 Georgia Author of the Year. His novels include Fallen Land, The River of Kings, Gods of Howl Mountain, and Pride of Eden. He lives in Savannah, Georgia.