Bill Ferris in the 1970s

Bill Ferris in the 1970s

Decatur, Ga - Preeminent Southern folklorist Bill Ferris has spent the last 40 years documenting the South in print, photography and film. His latest book, The Storied South, is a collection of interviews with some of the South's (and country's) iconic writers and artists, including Alice Walker, Alex Haley, Robert Penn Warren and Eudora Welty. In my podcast interview with him, we discuss the importance of story and how he defines the South.

Alice Walker, New Haven, Conn., 1977 -- Photo by Bill Ferris

Alice Walker, New Haven, Conn., 1977 -- Photo by Bill Ferris