Authentic South
11:53 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Folklorist Bill Ferris

Preeminent Southern folklorist Bill Ferris has spent the last 40 years documenting the South in print, photography and film. His latest book, The Storied South, is a collection of interviews with some of the South's (and country's) iconic writers and artists, including Alice Walker, Alex Haley, Robert Penn Warren and Eudora Welty. We discuss the book, the importance of story and how Bill defines the South. 

Alice Walker, New Haven, Conn., 1977
Alice Walker, New Haven, Conn., 1977