Blanche McCrary Boyd

The College of Charleston Friends of the Library and the Alliance for Full Acceptance will host author Blanche McCrary Boyd on May 30, 2018, for a conversation about her first novel in two decades.

Tomb of the Unknown Racist continues the story of Boyd’s compelling and edgy protagonist Ellen Burns. A family story amidst political and racial struggle, it is based on real life events surrounding William Luther Pierce, Timothy McVeigh and the Oklahoma City Bombing. Tomb of the Unknown Racist is set in the shadow of the Oklahoma City bombing and the subculture of white supremacy and deep state government.

A native of South Carolina, Boyd has taught at Connecticut College since 1982. She has written four novels: Nerves, Mourning the Death of Magic, The Revolution of Little Girls and Terminal Velocity, as well as a collection of essays titled The Redneck Way of Knowledge.

The talk will take place at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Randolph Hall/Alumni Memorial Hall. The program is free and open to the public, but registration is required.