NewSouth Books

NewSouth Books is an Alabama-based independent publishing house founded
nearly 17 years ago by Randall Williams and Suzanne La Rosa, publishing
veterans from Alabama and NYC, respectively. The company publishes 20-25
books each year, literary fiction and non-fiction, for both adult and
children's/YA audiences. We count nearly 500 books in print, including many
award-winning titles.

Williams and La Rosa view their publishing program as mission-based. In an
article about NewSouth Books that appeared in January 2008, the Louisville
Courier-Journal observes that NewSouth is a risk-taking, socially conscious
publisher. "We gravitate to material that enhances our understanding of who
we are and asks us to stretch in our understanding of others," says La Rosa.

The NewSouth program is defined by its strong cultural component. Its
published titles are not exclusively Southern, but it does specialize in
books on Southern history and culture, especially those that examine our
ethnic, racial, religious, sexual, and political identities. Says Williams,
"We believe strongly in the transformative power of information and
knowledge, and we hope that the books we publish offer collective insight
that helps the region grow toward 'the beloved community' and the
fulfillment of the democratic promise."

NewSouth's world headquarters are in historic downtown Montgomery.


Randall Williams, co-founder and editor in chief
Suzanne La Rosa, co-founder and publisher
Brian Seidman, managing editor
Lisa Harrison, publicity/marketing associate
McCormick Williams, production assistant
Scott Market, designer
Lisa Emerson, bookkeeper

Contact NewSouth:

NewSouth Books
105 S. Court Street
Montgomery, AL 36104

By email:
Ph: 334-834-3556
Fax: 334-834-3557


From NewSouth Books

Alabama, One Big Front Porch
by Kathryn Tucker Windham

The Books That Mattered
by Frye Gaillard

Bus Ride to Justice, Revised Edition
by Fred D. Grey

Chicken Man
by Michelle Edwards

Crooked Letter i: Coming Out in the South
Edited by Connie Griffin

Elvis is Dead and I Don't Feel So Good Myself
by Lewis Grizzard

Enchanted Evening Barbie & the Second Coming
by Rheta Grimsely Johnson

Eugene Bullard
by Larry Greenly

by Ross Howell Jr.

by Ilan Stavans, illustrated by Teresa Villegas

by Anna Olswanger

Greetings from Alabama: A Pictorial History in Vintage Postcards
by Wade Hall

by Faye Gibbons

Hank Hung the Moon
by Rheta Grimsley Johnson

If I Ever Get Back to Georgia, I'm Gonna Nail My Feet to the Ground
by Lewis Grizzard

The Invitation
by Clifton Taulbert

Jeffrey's Favorite 13 Ghost Stories
by Kathryn Tucker Windham

Mark Twain's Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn: The Texts of His Companion Boy Books
by Dr. Alan Gribben

Matzo Frogs
by Sally Rosenthal

My Daddy Was a Pistol and I’m a Son of a Gun
by Lewis Grizzard

No Remorse: The Rise and Fall of Killer John Wallace
by Dot Moore

Poor Man's Provence
by Rheta Grimsley Johnson

A Rare Titanic Family
by Julie Hedgepeth Williams

Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail: History and Impact
by Mark Fagan

by Kathryn Tucker Windham

Sing for Freedom
by Guy & Candie Carawan

Southern Indian Myths and Legends
Edited by Virginia Pounds Brown and Laurella Owens

Spit, Scarey Ann, & Sweat Bees
by Kathryn Tucker Windham

Tasia's Table: Cooking with the Artisan Cheesemaker at Belle Chevre
by Tasia Malakasis
photographs by Stephanie Schamban

They Say the Wind is Red
by Jacqueline Anderson Matte

They Tore My Heart Out and Stomped That Sucker Flat
by Lewis Grizzard

This Day in Civil Rights History
by Horace Randall Williams & Ben Beard

Three Deuces Down
by Keith Donnelly

Tinsley Harrison, M.D.: Teacher of Medicine
by James A. Pittman Jr., M.D.

Trouble on the Tombigbee
by Ted M. Dunagan

The Tuskegee Airmen: An Illustrated History: 1939-1949
by Joseph Caver & Jerome Ennels

Tuskegee Syphilis Study
by Fred D. Gray

Voices Beyond Bondage: An Anthology of Verse by African Americans of the 19th Century
edited by Erika DeSimone and Fidel Louis

Wings of Opportunity
by Julie Hedgepeth Williams

The World of the Southern Indians: Tribes, Leaders, and Customs from Prehistoric Times to the Present
by Virginia Pounds Brown & Laurella Owens
illustrations by Nathan Glick

The Wrong Side of Murder Creek
by Bob Zellner with Constance Curry

A Yellow Watermelon
by Ted M. Dunagan