Leonard Todd is a writer. His most recent book is Carolina Clay: The Life and Legend of the Slave Potter, Dave (W. W. Norton). It was a finalist for the Marfield Prize: The National Award for Arts Writing, and it won the South Carolina Center for the Book Award for Writing.
More information is at his web site: http://www.leonardtodd.com.
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Thanks, Andy. You’re my first subscriber!
Full disclosure: Andy is my son-in-law. He’s a great go-to guy in Los Angeles. He’s helping me with ongoing tips for this blog.
Your site is great. The typeface is clean and beautiful. Looking forward to your next post.
Until reading your book I hadn’t known about the slave/literacy question. Your focus on it in this essay is informative and will undoubtedly inspire many people to go back to your book for the whole story on Dave. Good work!