Hybrid | Polly Schattel and Julyan Davis in Conversation

Image shows photos of Polly Schattel and Julyan Davis and the front covers of their books 8: 59:29 and A HISTORY OF SAINTS

Join us for a conversation between Polly Schattel and Julyan Davis, two authors and veteran artists who study, live and work in Appalachia and are both passionate about the “gothic south.”

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8:59:29 A horror novella about a a disgruntled adjunct professor in rural Appalachia who seeks revenge against the department head of her college, and gets more than she bargained for.

Polly Schattel is a writer and filmmaker who has written and directed three award-winning, internationally distributed feature films. Her first novel, The Occultists, was published by JournalStone in 2020, followed by Shadowdays (2022) and 8:59:29 (2023).

A History of Saints A playful satire of the Great Recession, set in America's quirkiest town. 

Julyan Davis is a British-born artist and novelist who has documented the vanishing South for over thirty years. ‘Dark Corners: The Appalachian Murder Ballads’ Davis’s series of paintings set in the contemporary Appalachia continues to tour museums across the region. On a lighter note, his novel of Asheville ‘A History of Saints’ was recently a semi-finalist for the Thurber prize. 

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8: 59:29 By Polly Schattel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781685100780
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Trepidatio Publishing - February 24th, 2023

A History of Saints By Julyan Davis Cover Image
ISBN: 9781945049309
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Shadelandhouse Modern Press, LLC - November 22nd, 2022

The Occultists By Polly Schattel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781950305445
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: JournalStone - July 17th, 2020

Shadowdays By Polly Schattel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781685100155
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: JournalStone - January 28th, 2022

SKU: x672389