Alice Randall

Alice Randall is the author of three novels (Rebel Yell, The Wind Done Gone, Pushkin, and The Queen of Spades) and a bunch of country songs. Her dining table sits eighteen, and she fills it up often. She lives in Nashville with her husband.

May 06, 2020

An essay originally published in the Oxford American’s Spring 2010 Southern Food issue, guest edited by John T. Edge.

On making “hit” chocolate in Nashville.

April 04, 2010

I knew I wanted to be the first black woman Harvard graduate to write a country song—and I thought I knew DeFord Bailey, the groundbreaking harmonica player, was the first and only black person to perform as part of the Opry.

Nobody had told me about Linda Martell.