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.'

  • Interviews with Self-Described 'Rednecks' and 'Hillbillies'

    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?

  • 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

    Scott McClanahan is from West Virginia. I don’t consider West Virginia the South because it has the word “west” in its name, but somehow I think of Scott as a kind of re-authenticated version of everything that’s good about Southern writing. I’ve seen...

  • 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...