John T. Edge

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John T. Edge
John T. Edge

John hosts the television show TrueSouth (SEC Network, ESPN, & Hulu), now in its sixth season, and serves Garden & Gun as a columnist. He is the author or editor of more than a dozen books, including The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South, named a best book of 2017 by NPR and a dozen others. Twice winner of the MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award, presented the 2018 nonfiction prize from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters, Edge was elected to the Georgia Writer's Hall of Fame in 2019. A native of Clinton, Georgia, he teaches in the low-residency MFA program in narrative nonfiction at the University of Georgia and serves the University of Mississippi as writer-in-residence for the Department of Writing and Rhetoric, director of the Mississippi Lab, founder of the Greenfield Farm Writers Residency, and founding director of the Southern Foodways Alliance. Edge lives in Oxford, Mississippi, with his wife Blair Hobbs, an artist and university teacher.

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Book Title(s)

  • The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South

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