Author: Jennifer Leigh Smith

a PhD student at Virginia Commonwealth University in the interdisciplinary Media, Art, and Text Program. She received her bachelor's degree in English from the University of Virginia in 2005, and her master's degree in English literature from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2006

Julian R. Meade (1909–1940)

Julian R. Meade, a Danville native who came from a well-to-do family, is remembered as the author of books that memorably detail the lives and characteristics of Virginians of the 1920s and 1930s. His interests were broad: by the time he died at the age of thirty-one, he had already enjoyed an active career publishing in national magazines, chronicled Virginia in fiction and nonfiction, published several children’s books, and dabbled in illustration. Meade was known as something of a humorist and led an active social life, corresponding with many other authors of his day.