New this week on Annotations: André Gallant at the Decatur Book Festival.
Gallant is the author of A High Low Tide: The Revival of a Southern Oyster. He uses the bivalve as a jumping-off point to tell the story of a changing southeastern coast, the bounty within its waters, and what the future may hold for the area and its fishers. With A High Low Tide he places Georgia, as well as the South, in the national conversation about aquaculture, addressing its potential as well as its challenges.
Brett Anderson, James Beard Foundation Award-winning restaurant critic and food writer, said that, “A High Low Tide belongs on the short shelf of essential literature of the beguiling bivalve. It is also a modern story of the South’s eternal struggle to preserve its past—and how aquaculture, of all things, brought disparate people together to do just that.”
Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Rosalind Bentley introduced Gallant at the Decatur Book Festival and moderated a discussion in which she asked him how he came to write about oysters, how oysters are “farmed,” and which oysters he thinks are the best.
Gallant will be in Savannah, GA, on November 16 for a talk and book signing in the McGowan Library on the University of Georgia Skidaway Marine Science Campus (10 Ocean Science Circle, Savannah, GA 31411). There will be a reception at 6:15 pm followed by a presentation by Gallant at 7 pm. The program is free and open to the public but space is limited. To reserve a seat, please call (912) 598-2325 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. See the event listing on Facebook or check out our events calendar for more information.
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