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Acclaimed southern writer Rick Bragg will discuss his new book The Best Cook in the World and his longtime friendship with Pat Conroy in conversation with his interviewer Walter Edgar, South Carolina’s preeminent historian, favorite public radio host, and himself also a longtime friend of Conroy’s. Both Bragg and Edgar are also contributing writers to Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy. Their conversation will be followed by a book signing.

Praise for The Best Cook in the World

“A beautifully written memoir… For readers who crave soul with their recipes this is a fitting tribute to foodways that are fast escaping.”—Library Journal (starred review)

“Bragg’s entertaining memoir is a testament that cooking and food still bind culture together.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Heartfelt, often hilarious stories from an Alabama kitchen, a place from which issue wondrous remembrances and wondrous foods alike…Affectionate, funny, and beautifully written: a book for every fan of real food.”—Kirkus (starred review)

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