Boyce Upholt is a freelance journalist based in New Orleans. His writing has appeared in National Geographic, The Atlantic, and Mother Jones, among other outlets, and he received the 2019 James Beard Award for investigative journalism for his feature story in The New Republic about the farm chemical dicamba. His forthcoming book about the Mississippi River will be published by W.W. Norton.
I’m grateful for the time Boyce spent with me and enjoyed our discussions about place, environment, and food, among other topics. If you’ve been listening for awhile, you know that I’m interested in discussions are writing that touch on where we’re from and how it impacts the way we live. Boyce’s writing is tailor made for that and I’m glad to have discovered it. I hope you enjoy the conversation as much as I did and encourage you to check out his many published articles linked on his website.
Books mentioned in this episode:
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- The Founding Fish by John McPhee
- A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life by George Saunders
People mentioned in this episode:
- Larry Brown
- John Cheever
- William Faulkner
- John Grisham
- Barry Hannah
- John McPhee
- J. R. R. Tolkien
- Turnrow Book Co.
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