Bryant Simon at the 2017 Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance Discovery Show
September 15, 2017
- 3:00pm CT
The Sheraton New Orleans
500 Canal Street,
New Orleans LA

Bryant Simon, professor of history at Temple University, will discuss his new book The Hamlet Fire: A Tragic Story of Cheap Food, Cheap Government, and Cheap Lives,  a vivid social autopsy of a fire that swept through the Imperial Food Product plant in the 1970s and shows how cheap labor, deregulation, and food came ignited tragedy. He will appear on a panel moderated by Scuppernong Books owner Brian Lampkin with authors Jared Yates Sexton, Anthony Ray Hinton, Karen Cox, and Liza Mundy.