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Episode 363: Winter of Wayback, 1968, The South Carolina Review

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This week we’re continuing our trip through 1968 by checking out the very first issue of a literary journal that still exists, and has published lots of famous writers: The South Carolina Review. The debut issue includes an essay on race relations in South Carolina, by an esteemed journalist, as well as a short story by Max Steele, who had one of the best names in the literary game.

Also this week: 1968 was a big year for children’s lit and YA. The National Book Awards started a category for children’s lit, and publishers began to invest in books that offered more realistic portraits of teen life.

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