Collection: Jeffrey Dale Lofton

Jeffrey Dale Lofton hails from Warm Springs, Georgia, best known as the home of
Roosevelt’s Little White House. He calls the nation’s capital home now and has for over
three decades. He is a senior advisor at the Library of Congress where he is
surrounded by books and people who love books—in short, paradise. He is a
contributing editor for WELL READ Magazine and co-host of the Inside Voices podcast
alongside author Robert Gwaltney.
Red Clay Suzie is his first novel, a fictionalized memoir written through his personal lens
as an outsider—gay and living with a disability in a conservative family and community
in the Deep South.

He is the Pat Conroy Literary Center Spring 2024 Writer-in-Residence. Red Clay Suzie
was Longlisted for The Center for Fiction 2023 First Novel Prize and was awarded the
Seven Hills Literary Prize for Fiction. It will be available in paperback for the first time on
March 5, 2024.
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