Scott McClanahan

  • I'm Living in the Walmart Parking Lot Until My Wife Takes Me Back

    It sounds like a country song, but it's also an excerpt from Scott McClanahan's new semi-autobiographical novel, 'The Sarah Book.'

  • What It Means to Be a 'Redneck' or a 'Hillbilly'

    When city people throw around words like "redneck" or "hillbilly," they generally mean them as insults. But what do these words signify for the people living in central Appalachia?

  • 'The Mystery Is in the Ordinary, Uncool Things' - An Interview with Author Juliet Escoria

    Reading Juliet Escoria's Black Cloud feels as if you are reading a diary that someone wrote with the intention of it one day being found, for both her and your benefit. In other words, it is intimate.

  • Hill William Sings Ghost Country

    Writers are traditionally very bad singers, but author Scott McClanahan is an exception to this rule. I’ve watched him silence a whole bar full of drunkards by belting out a spontaneous a cappella number more than a few times. Now his musical prowess...

  • Scott McClanahan’s Animal Magnetism

    I think of Scott McClanahan as a kind of reauthenticated version of everything that’s good about Southern writing. I’ve seen him silence a room at least five different times now with just the words that came out of his mouth. Scott just released his...

  • Real Pain: Future Dead Friends Tour Live Blog

    Jordan Castro asked if I wanted to go on a four-day reading tour with him, Mallory Whitten, Scott McClanahan, Sam Pink, and Mike Bushnell. I said I did. A reading tour is like a music tour but with writers who know each other from the internet instead...