Sunday, Sep 26, 2021 7:00 PM
A Cappella Books
208 Haralson Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
"A thoughtful, multifaceted reflection on what it takes to produce meat for consumers...The writing is downright lyrical at times, but also wry & sobering. Williams’ goal is not to dissuade readers from eating meat, but to think about what goes into producing it for their consumption. The reality is not pretty, but Williams’ prose makes it go down easy."--Atlanta Journal-Constitution
A Cappella Books is delighted to welcome back former Atlanta restaurant critic and award-winning food writer Wyatt Williams to celebrate the release of his powerful new book “Springer Mountain: Meditations on Killing and Eating.”
This event is free and open to the public, and we’ll have refreshments on our back patio. If you are unable to attend the event, you may pre-order a signed copy of the book.
About the Book
Drawing on years of investigative reporting, Wyatt Williams offers a powerful look at why we kill and eat animals. In order to understand why we eat meat, the restaurant critic and journalist investigated factory farms, learned to hunt game, worked on a slaughterhouse kill floor, and partook in Indigenous traditions of whale eating in Alaska. In “Springer Mountain,” he tells about his experiences while charting the history of meat eating and vegetarianism.
Williams shows how mysteries springing up from everyday experiences can lead us into the big questions of life while examining the irreconcilable differences between humans and animals. “Springer Mountain” is a thought-provoking work, one that reveals how what we eat tells us who we are.
About the Author
Wyatt Williams is a former restaurant critic. His essays have been published by The New York Times Magazine, Oxford American, The Believer, and The Paris Review. In 2018, his essay “After Oranges” was a finalist for the James Beard Foundation’s MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award and anthologized in The Best American Food Writing series.