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Emily Gatlin

Emily Gatlin is a former independent bookstore manager turned freelance writer. Follow her antics on Twitter: @emilygatlin

Literary Tourism: Southern Literary Trail

The South has one of the richest literary traditions on Earth, so it is a fitting place for the only ...

Judging Books By Their Covers: An Experiment

While we at the Riot take some time off to rest and catch up on our reading, we’re re-running some of ...

Literary Tourism: Mississippi’s I-55

“The big question was, ‘My Lord, you can live anywhere in the world you want, why did you choose Mississippi?’ ...

Soldiers in Skirts: Books About A Different Side of the Civil War

As a product of the South, I thought I knew everything there was to know about the Civil War. In ...

Riot Round-Up: The Best Books We Read In September

We asked our contributors to share the best book they read this month. We’ve got fiction, nonfiction, YA, and much, ...

What Authors Are Reading This Summer

This summer has been jam-packed full of fantastic new books by some pretty awesome writers that are relatively new on the ...

Books For Tupelo: An Auction For Signed Books For Tornado Relief

The following is a narrative of the events of April 28th in Tupelo, Mississippi, as told through my tweets. Saw ...

Judging Books By Their Covers: An Experiment

Expand your literary horizons with New Books!, a weekly newsletter spotlighting 3-5 exciting new releases, hand-picked by our very own Liberty Hardy. Sign up ...

Confessions of a “Pretend I’ve Read It”-aholic

While we at the Riot are taking this lovely summer week off to rest (translation: read by the pool/ocean/on our ...

An Interview With Megan Abbott

Megan Abbott is the Edgar award-winning author of the novels The End of Everything, Queenpin, The Song is You, Die ...

Take Me Out to the Ballgame: 33 Nonfiction Picks

Take me out to the bookstore Take me out with the nerds Buy me some Atwood and Rainbow Rowell I ...

Staycation Reading: An Annual Tradition

It’s that time of the year again. Your friends take to the Facebooks and are all, “My toes are in ...

Confessions of a “Pretend I’ve Read It”-aholic

To quote Guitar, “Wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.” I am about to ...

100 Must-Read Works of Southern Literature

While we at the Riot take some time off to rest and catch up on our reading, we’re re-running some of ...

Save Your Gift Cards: A Guide to Early 2014

Santa hasn’t squeezed his fat ass down my chimney yet, but some kind friends have already blessed me with bookish ...