About Our Bloggers
Chauncey Mabe fell in love with reading in the small elementary school library in his hometown of Wytheville, Va. Combined with a love of newspapers, courtesy of his father, he may have been fated to a career in journalism. Chauncey comes to the Florida Center for the Literary Arts after 23 years as the books editor and senior cultural columnist for the Sun Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale. He’s interviewed everyone from John Ciardi to Eric Carle; Dave Barry to Margaret Atwood; Charles Willeford to Marilyn French; Totm McGuane to Edmund White; A. Manette Ansay to Joyce Carol Oates. Before joining the Sun Sentinel, he worked as a reporter and magazine editor. He continues to review books of all genres for a variety of publications.