ROY BLOUNT, JR.
Roy Blount Jr. is the author of twenty-three books, about everything from the first woman president of the United States to what barnyard animals are thinking. Latest is Save Room for Pie, a witty compilation of limericks, poems, and songs about food. Alphabetter Juice: The Joy of Text, now out in paperback from Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. He is a panelist on NPR's Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me, ex-president of the Authors Guild, a member of PEN and the Fellowship of Southern Writers, a New York Public Library Literary Lion, a Boston Public Library Literary Light, and a usage consultant to the American Heritage Dictionary. Blount is a contributing writer of Oxford American, and he writes a regular column for Garden & Gun. He has also written columns for Esquire, the New York Times, Atlanta Magazine, Inside Sports, The Soho News, Men's Journal, Conde Nast Traveller, The San Francisco Examiner, Spy and The Atlanta Journal.
Blount graduated from Vanderbilt University, Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude, class of '63. He received his M.A. from Harvard M.A. in 1964. He served in the U.S. Army from 1964-66. He has been named to the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame.
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