Scott D. Southard

Current State Contributor

Current State contributor Scott D. Southard is author of A Jane Austen DaydreamMaximilian Standforth and the Case of the Dangerous Dare, My Problem With Doors, and Megan. Scott received his Master's degree in writing from the University of Southern California. More of his writing can be found at his blog, The Musings and Artful Blunders of Scott D. Southard.

The New York Times calls Margaret Atwood’s latest novel a “kinky dystopia.” Does that pique your interest? Current State book reviewer Scott Southard gives us his take on “The Heart Goes Last.”

Several of John Irving's novels have found success on the big screen as well as the bookstore shelf. Scott Southard gives us his take on whether the author's new novel "Avenue of Mysteries" is destined for the same success.

Our book reviewer Scott Southard gives his take on the classic horror novel "Dracula."

Scott Southard reviews the novel “A Cure for Suicide” by Jesse Ball.

Next week is Banned Books Week, that time when we celebrate the controversial side of the literary world. Scott Southard brings us a review on one of the most famous banned books, "The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger.