John Lingan
John Lingan

John Lingan is the author of Homeplace: A Southern Town, a Country Legend, and the Last Days of a Mountaintop Honky-Tonk. He also contributed a new introduction to Belt Publishing’s recent reprint of Sherwood Anderson’s Poor White.

Wide Angle
July 17 2018 9:45 AMWhat Today’s America Could Learn From Patsy ClineThe story of the country music trailblazer and her hometown defies the simplistic narratives we tell about rural Southern whites.
Books
June 5 2014 8:28 AMA Form of Literary AnarchyIf you want to understand Ulysses, you should read about its obscenity trial.
Books
Aug. 3 2012 11:56 PMEveryday I Hide the BookElvis Costello’s rock-star memoir is one of the best ever. It was written for 17 CD booklets, and it might never see the light of day again.
Books
Nov. 4 2014 9:34 AMDown and OutDenis Johnson returns to Africa, this time in fiction.
Books
Jan. 4 2013 11:36 PMBristling DixieUncle Walt thought Song of the South would be his masterpiece. Now it’s invisible.
Brow Beat
Aug. 3 2012 10:54 AMInterested in Elvis Costello? Here’s Where to Start