In praise of great writers

On Monday Laura Bush celebrated Southern writing in a literary symposium over which she presided at the White House. The symposium celebrated three indisputably great American writers selected on the merits without a tincture of political correctness — Flannery O’Connor, Eudora Welty, and Truman Capote. The USA Today account of the event is “First lady celebrates Southern writing.” Below is a photo of the magnificent Tom Wolfe at the event, recalling his friend Capote.
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