Connor Towne O'Neill | Down Along with That Devil's Bones


We are delighted to welcome Connor Towne O'Neill. He will appear in conversation with W. Ralph Eubanks to discuss his book Down Along with That Devil's Bones

  • This event is free to attend, but registration is required. You can register for the event here. Once you register, you will receive an invitation to join the event.
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Thursday, September 30th, 2021 at 7:00pm

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About the Author:

Connor Towne O'Neill's writing has appeared in New York magazine, VultureSlate, and elsewhere, and he works as a producer on the NPR podcast White Lies, a finalist for the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in Audio Reporting. He lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and teaches at Auburn University and with the Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project. Down Along with That Devil's Bones is his first book.

About the Conversational Partner:

W. Ralph Eubanks is the author of A Place Like MississippiA Journey Through A Real and Imagined Literary Landscape. He is also the author of two other works of nonfiction: Ever Is a Long Time: A Journey Into Mississippi’s Dark Past and The House at the End of the Road: The Story of Three Generations of an Interracial Family in the American South. A writer and essayist whose work focuses on race, identity, and the American South, his writing has been published in the Hedgehog ReviewVanity FairThe American ScholarThe Georgia Review, and The New Yorker.


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Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 7:00pm
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Down Along with That Devil's Bones: A Reckoning with Monuments, Memory, and the Legacy of White Supremacy By Connor Towne O'Neill Cover Image
ISBN: 9781643752037
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Algonquin Books - September 28th, 2021

“We can no longer see ourselves as minor spectators or weary watchers of history a­fter finishing this astonishing work of nonfiction.” —Kiese Laymon, author of Heavy
Connor Towne O’Neill’s journey onto the battlefield of white supremacy began with a visit to Selma, Alabama, in 2015.

A Place Like Mississippi: A Journey Through a Real and Imagined Literary Landscape By W. Ralph Eubanks Cover Image
ISBN: 9781604699586
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Timber Press - March 16th, 2021

“This is the book all of us Mississippi writers, dead and alive, need to read.