Hats Off! to Joseph Bathanti who was interviewed on Southern Literary Review. Also featured: an excerpt from his novel Coventry, originally published by Novello Festival Press in 2006 and now re-released by Livingston Press, based at the University of West Alabama. "I’m definitely preoccupied with the notion of grace–unearned and undeserved favor that God bestows upon us," Bathanti says. "Some might call it luck. Perhaps, these days, we might even term it privilege. At any rate, the moment I stepped on a prison yard for the first time, I saw versions of myself."