Walter Edgar's Journal

From books to barbecue, and current events to Colonial history, historian and author Walter Edgar delves into the arts, culture, and history of South Carolina and the American South. Produced by South Carolina Public Radio.


Remembering Pat Conroy: a Conversation About His Reading Life

Pat Conroy, the beloved author of The Great Santini, The Lords of Discipline and The Prince of Tides, has died. Conroy — who announced last month that he had pancreatic cancer — died, March 4, at his home among his family in Beaufort, S.C. He was 70 years old. In 2014, Conroy recorded two remarkable episodes of Walter Edgar's Journal, the first of which will be rebroadcast this week. In "A Conversation with Pat Conroy," the author joined Dr. Edgar for an event celebrating the author’s life; his work; and One Book, One Columbia’s 2014 selection of his memoir, My Reading Life (Nan A. Talese, 2010). The conversation was recorded before an audience of over 2000, at Columbia’s Township Auditorium, on the evening of February 27, 2014. (This interview was first broadcast on Walter Edgar' Journal on April 4, 2014.) A transcription of this conversation, and others, has been published as Conversations with the Conroys: Interviews with Pat Conroy and His Family (USC Press, 2016) All Stations:


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