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April 8-10, 2022

Word of South 2022

Peter Guralnick

Peter Guralnick has been called “a national resource” by critic Nat Hentoff for work that has argued passionately and persuasively for the vitality of this country’s intertwined black and white musical traditions. His books include the prize-winning two-volume biography of Elvis Presley, Last Train to Memphis and Careless Love. He teaches Creative Writing at Vanderbilt, where he is Writer in Residence, and is a recent inductee in the Blues Hall of Fame.