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Frye Gaillard, a founding editor of Novello Festival Press, is an author and journalist who writes extensively about the South. A native of Mobile, Alabama, Gaillard has written 18 books and co-edited four literary anthologies. His latest book, CRADLE OF FREEDOM, is a popular history of the civil rights movement. Gaillard is an elegant writer, and his narrative of that traumatic period is a model of dispassion and even-handedness. CRADLE OF FREEDOM flows like a novel, but it is carefully researched, and more than anything Gaillard puts a human face on black America's struggle for equality and shows how ordinary people rose to challenge the monstrous injustice of Jim Crow.

A former Southern Editor of The Charlotte Observer, Gaillard lives with his wife, Nancy, in the town of Indian Trail, North Carolina.

Awards and Special Recognition...

2005 Lillian Smith Book Awards Winner
Alabama Library Association Non-Fiction Book of the Year


Photography by Amy Rogers


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