Rick Bragg to present program


FAIRHOPE — Pulitzer prize-winning author Rick Bragg will be on the Eastern Shore Wednesday for a program at the University of South Alabama-Baldwin County.

“An October Evening with Rick Bragg” will begin at 7 p.m. and is sponsored by Over The Transom Books, in collaboration with the Fairhope Center for the Writing Arts and USABC.

The New York Times Journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner will be winding up his tour promoting his latest book “Ava’s Man.” Recently released in paperback, the book is currently on the New York Times paperback best-sellers list.

Cover of "All Over but the Shoutin'"

Cover of All Over but the Shoutin'

The book was chosen by the Mobile Tricentennial Book Committee as “Mobile’s Book.” It chronicles the life of Bragg’s maternal grandfather, Charlie Bundrum, and how his strengths in overcoming the struggles of raising a family in the Great Depression and beyond translated into the strength of character of Bragg’s mother as told in his first book “All Over But The Shoutin’.”