Author John Berendt

John Berendt

John Berendt, author of the bestsellers Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and The City of Falling Angels, told us about his former life in the fast-paced magazine world, which he likened to "standing in a stream trying to catch fish with your bare hands." He recalls, "I began to realize I wasn't getting very deeply into anything I was writing about. In order to get deeply -- to wallow -- in a topic, I knew I'd have to write a book."