Poet, novelist, story-writer, playwright, memoirist, biographer, Sallie Bingham is one of the most justly admired figures in current American literature. She is the author of Matron of Honor, Straight Man and five other novels, four collections of short stories, numerous plays, three books of poetry, and the memoir Passion and Prejudice. Her stories have been published in Mademoiselle, The Atlantic Monthly, Redbook, Playgirl, McCalls, MS, The Radcliffe Quarterly, and many other periodicals, and have been included in more than 15 collections, including Best American Short Stories and the O Henry Awards.
Her latest book The Blue Box: Three Lives In Letters tells the story of three Southern women, Bingham’s great-grandmother Sallie LeFroy, her grandmother Helena Caperton, and her mother Mary Bingham, creating a gentle epic of women’s life in the South from the Civil War to the Jazz Age.
Special thanks to Matt Baker, and to Andy Goodwin and the Plymouth Hill Foundation.