Julia Eichelberger, editor of Tell About Night Flowers: Eudora Welty’s Gardening Letters 1940-1949, was honored at a reception Tuesday, August 13, at the Eudora Welty Education and Visitors Center. She read from the correspondence and signed books for guests.
Published by University Press of Mississippi, Tell About Night Flowers focuses on the correspondence between Welty and Diarmuid Russell, her long-time agent, and John Robinson, her dear friend — all three gardening enthusiasts.
Eichelberger is the Mary Belle Higgins Howe professor of Southern Literature at the College of Charleston. She is the author of Prophets of Recognition: Ideology and the Individual in Novels by Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison, Saul Bellow, and Eudora Welty.
Lemuria Books sold books at the reception and also hosted a reading and signing with Eichelberger on Wednesday, August 14.