|Creator:||Lamb, Robert, 1935-|
|Title:||Atlanta Blues manuscript|
|Quantity:||0.2 Linear feet (1 half box)|
Robert Lamb is a native of Aiken, S.C., who grew up in Augusta, Ga., and is a graduate of the University of Georgia. In a journalism career spanning 20 years, he worked as a writer/editor for several newspapers, last with The Atlanta Constitution, and published free-lance articles in various newspapers and magazines. He still does free-lance reporting for The New York Times. He is a former director of periodicals for USC Publications and was editor of the University's prize-winning alumni magazine, Carolinian. In 1991, he published his first novel, Striking Out, a coming-of-age story set in Augusta. Striking Out was nominated for the PEN/Hemingway Award, a coveted prize for first novels.
In that same year, he began teaching writing at the University of South Carolina and has taught writing and literature courses in USC's Evening Program, the South Carolina Honors College, and the College of Mass Communications and Information. Lamb's latest novel, Atlanta Blues, was published in September 2004 by Harbor House. Atlanta Blues was named by The Sumter Item as one of the three best novels of 2004 by a Southern writer. It was also a Southern Critics Circle selection and a contender for an Edgar Award. He also has published poetry and fiction in The Georgia Review, the Francis Marion Review, and other literary journals. University of South Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communications website. (http://www.jour.sc.edu/people/adfacstaff/lamb.html) Retrieved 11/5/2009.
The collection consists of a typed manuscript copy of "Atlanta Blues," which was written by Lamb and published in 2004. The story deals with the search for a missing girl in Atlanta by a journalist and two Atlanta police officers. The 85,000 word manuscript does not contain any notes or changes.
Atlanta Blues. MS 3268. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.