John Shelton Reed has written or edited 20 books, most recently Minding the South (a collection of essays and reviews); Dixie Bohemia: A French Quarter Circle in the 1920s; and Barbecue: A Savor the South Cookbook. A former Chancellor of the Fellowship, he taught for many years at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he helped to found both the Center for the Study of the American South and the quarterly Southern Cultures. He now lives in Chatham County, North Carolina.