Blue Bicycle Books, Charleston, SC

Bill Thompson, Art & Craft. Thurs., Apr. 23.

Join us, Thurs., Apr. 23, 5-7 p.m. as Bill Thompson, signs copies of his new book, Art and Craft. (USC, pb., 304 pp $25). 



Art and Craft presents the hand-picked fruit of Bill Thompson’s three decades covering writers and writing as book review editor of the Post and Courier. Beginning with a foreword by Charleston novelist Josephine Humphreys, this collection is a compendium of interviews featuring some of the most distinguished novelists and nonfiction writers in America and abroad, including Tom Wolfe, Pat Conroy, Joyce Carol Oates, Rick Bragg, and Anthony Bourdain, as well as many South Carolinians. With ten thematic sections ranging from the Southern Renaissance, literature, biography, and travel writing to crime fiction and Civil War history, Art and Craft also includes a sampling of Thompson’s reviews.


Bill Thompson was a book review editor, film critic and columnist, arts writer, and travel writer for the Post and Courier from 1980 to 2012. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a former sportswriter in Virginia and Florida, he has won numerous awards for his writing. In his retirement Thompson frequently reviews and writes for Kirkus Reviews, the Post and Courier, and Charleston Style and Design. He lives in Charleston.

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