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Don O'Briant

Don O'Briant

Georgia Connections

  • Atlanta, Fulton County, Atlanta newspaper book editor, author

Notes of Interest

Don O'Briant was book editor and the staff writer for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution who covered the publishing industry focusing on writing in the South for many years. He also has written a number of books ranging from cookbooks to regional cuilinary guides to books about his adopted state of Georgia.

Don O'Briant was born February 1, 1943, in McCormick, South Carolina, was educated at public schools there and received a B.A. in political science from Clemson University in 1971. He was a reporter and editor at The Greenville News 1969-1973 and joined the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 1973, remaining there in various assignments until his retirement in 2005. He is the author of seven books, all of which have connections to Georgia. They include "Sonny Bubba's Southern Fried Semi-Low-Calorie Cookbook" (1989); "The Hapless Handyman's Home Repair & Weekend Project Guide" (1992); "Looking for Tara: The Gone with the Wind Guide to Margaret Mitchell's Atlanta" (1994); "Backroad Buffets and County Cafes: A Southern Guide to Meat-and-Threes and Downhome Dining" (1998); "TravelSmart Georgia" (2000); "Fuqua: A Memoir" (2001); and "Newcomer's Guide to Georgia" (2009). He currently makes his home in suburban Atlanta.

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