Andrew Silver

Criticism, Publishing

Named Georgia's Professor of the Year in 2003, Dr. Andrew Silver is the Page Morton Hunter Professor of English at Mercer University. He has written two plays, Combustible/Burn (nominated as a Georgia Book of the Year and The Disciples. His other publications include Minstrelsy and Murder: The Crisis of Southern Humor, 1830-1930 (LSU Press, 2006), and an essay on “Pluralism at a Baptist University.” In addition, he was one of the editors of The Mercer Reader. He is the husband of the late poet Anya Silver.

Festival Years: 2024