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April 8-10, 2022

Word of South 2022

Caleb Johnson

Caleb Johnson is the author of the novel Treeborne— an honorable mention for the 2019 Southern Book Prize. He grew up in rural Alabama and currently lives in North Carolina, where he teaches creative writing at Appalachian State University. Caleb has received fellowships and grants from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Jentel Artist Residency, and the University of Wyoming. His work can be found in The Bitter Southerner, The Paris Review Daily, Southern Living and other publications. Caleb is appearing at Word of South with the musician Lee Bains III.