Pat Conroy, who died of pancreatic cancer this past March 4, will continue to speak to his readers and fans for a little while longer.
According to publisher Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, a new nonfiction book is coming October 25, on what would have been the eve of Pat's 71st birthday.
And there's more good news involving a new Pat Conroy Literary Festival, the first of which will be held in Beaufort, South Carolina, from October 20 to 23. (The only thing I find odd about the timing of the festival is that it ends two days before the new book is to be published...and that seems a little counterproductive and frustrating to attendees.)
Please do click on this link because it includes links to a whole lot more new information (and tribute information) involving Mr. Conroy. The man was especially beloved in his home state of South Carolina, of course, but he had admirers around the world and this news is going to be greeted with joy everywhere it is heard.