Reading Women

Reading Women releases new episodes every Wednesday. Each month features two episodes on the same theme—one highlighting a range of titles and one discussing two titles more in depth—and two author interviews with women writers whose work we’ve loved.

Interview with Elizabeth Catte

You, our dear listeners, have followed along as we’ve interviewed authors from a wide range of backgrounds who’ve written different stories set all around the globe. But recently we realized we’d never talked about a book featuring our own home region—Appalachia. In this interview, we chat with Elizabeth Catte, the author of What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia, and discuss the history of the region, Appalachia’s role in contemporary U.S. politics, and the influence of J.D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy. We hope you learn as much as did and encourage everyone to go out and get copy of What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia for yourselves! We are having a special deal in our Etsy store! Use the code promo code NOBELWOMEN for 15% off a book blind date or a Reading Women tote! We’re having a meet up at the AJC Decatur Book Festival! Sign up for updates about times and locations here and check out the official website for the festival here. (Note: our meet up is not an official festival event.) Books Mentioned What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia by Elizabeth Catte Author Bio Elizabeth Catte is a public historian and writer based in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. She is the author of What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia and a co-editor of the recent collection 55 Strong: Inside the West Virginia Teachers’ Strike. She is the co-owner of Passel Historical Consultants and is also an editor at large for West Virginia University Press. Website | Twitter | Instagram | Buy the Book   CONTACT Questions? Comments? Email us SOCIAL MEDIA Reading Women Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Website

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