James Sloan Allen (Worldly Wisdom: Great Books and the Meanings of Life) leads a series of discussions at the Center for Fiction in New York. In the Fall 2011 series he will focus on classics by Balzac, Henry James, Leo Tolstoy, and Thomas Mann.
Marlin Barton (The Dry Well, A Broken Thing, and Dancing by the River). "Into Silence," his short story that first appeared in The Sewanee Review, has just been published in Best American Short Stories for 2010, an anthology edited this year by Pulitzer Prize–winner Richard Russo.
Arthur Bloom (Joseph Jefferson: Dean of the American Theatre) is in the early stages of writing a biography of American actor Edwin Forrest.
H. E. Francis (The Sudden Trees and Other Stories, Goya, Are You With Me Now? and The Invisible Country) has been selected as winner of Southwest Review''s annual McGinnis-Ritchie Award for best fiction ("About Love") published in 2010.
William C. Harris, Jr. (Delirium of the Brave and Wassaw Sound), was a featured speaker at the Georgia Literary Festival, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro.
Samuel Hynes (Flights of Passage) is writing a book about American pilots in the First World War.
Charles J. Johnson, Jr. (Mary Telfair: The Life and Legacy of a Nineteenth-Century Woman) passed away peacefully on February 2nd at his home in Savannah, Georgia.
Stephen Poleskie (The Balloonist: The Story of T.S.C. Lowe, Inventor, Scientist, Magician, and Father of the U.S. Air Force) continues his work in digital photography in Ithaca, New York.
Charles F. Price (Nor the Battle to the Strong: A Novel of the American Revolution in the South) continues to work on a sequel to Nor the Battle to the Strong and to assist in the planning of the Carolina Mountains Literary Festival, Burnsville, N.C., 2012. His first nonfiction work, Season of Terror: The Espinosas in Central Colorado, March-October 1863, will be publsihed in spring 2013.
Preston Russell (Savannah: A History of Her People Since 1733) is working on "American Triumph, French Tragedy," the tentative title for a history of Washington, Lafayette, and the French Revolution.
D. K. Smith (Nothing Disappears and Missing Persons) now teaches Medieval and Renaissance literature at Kansas State University.
Derek Smith (Civil War Savannah and The Sentinels) has completed a history of the Battle of Nashville and is revising a compilation of his articles written during his stint on the Savannah crime beat.