Emily Wallace is a writer and illustrator with a masters in pimento cheese (technically folklore with a masters thesis on p.cheese). Wallace’s book Road Sides: An Illustrated Companion to Dining and Driving in the American South (University of Texas Press) will be available October 2019.

Wallace serves as art director & deputy editor of Southern Cultures quarterly at UNC-Chapel Hill, and has written and illustrated work for other publications including The Washington Post, Southern Living, The Oxford American, and GOOD. In 2015, Wallace was nominated for a James Beard Award in humor writing for her written/illustrated essay "Ham to Ham Combat: The Tale of Two Smithfields." She lives in Durham, NC.

Tweets (occasionally): @emily__wallace
(more often): @emilyewallace
Appears in the real world (sometimes, see below)




October 1 | 7:00 PM
Road Sides book launch
Letters Bookshop, Durham, NC



October 5 | 11:00 AM
Road Sides reading
McIntyre’s Books, Pittsboro, NC



October 8 | 5:30 PM
Road Sides, hosted by the Johnston Co. Arts Council
Frank Creech Gallery, Smithfield, NC



October 12 | 5–7:00 PM
A pop-up exhibition of original artwork & prints from Road Sides
Parker and Otis, Durham, NC



October 17 | 6:30 PM
Pimento Cheese: part of Person County Public Library’s lecture series on southern cheeses
Person County Public Library, Roxboro, NC



October 22 | 6:00 PM
Road Sides reading
Union Ave Books, Knoxville, TN



October 26 | TBD
A pop-up shop of prints & goods, part of the One Night Stand
The Ole Miss Motel, Oxford, MS



October 28 | 7:00 PM
Road Sides reading with A Cappella Books
Manuel’s Tavern, Atlanta, GA



October 29 | 6:00 PM
Road Sides in conversation with Ronni Lundy
Malaprop’s, Asheville, NC



November 13 | 7:00 PM
Road Sides reading
Park Road Books, Charlotte, NC



December 14 | 1–3:00 PM
Road Sides book signing
Parker and Otis, Durham, NC