is writer in residence at the University of South Alabama and author of more than twenty books, including Cradle of Freedom: Alabama and the Movement That Changed America, which won the Lillian Smith Award for non-fiction, and Watermelon Wine: The Spirit of Country Music, also published by NewSouth Books. Gaillard has also received the Clarence Cason Award for Non-Fiction and the Alabama Library Association Book of the Year Award. He lives just south of Mobile, Alabama with his wife, Nancy.
Friday, October 12
3:00-4:00 pm, Nashville Public Library, Conf. Room IA
The Books That Mattered: A Reader's Memoir