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Julia Reed, chronicler of Southern life and food, dead at 59

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Posted at 7:33 PM, Aug 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-29 19:33:26-04

GREENVILLE, Miss. -- Julia Reed, who wrote about food and culture in the South and promoted her native Mississippi Delta, has died. She was 59.

The editors of Garden & Gun magazine said in a post on the magazine’s website that Reed died Friday of cancer.

She was a contributing editor to the magazine, which chronicles life and culture in the South.

Reed grew up in Greenville, Mississippi, before embarking on a writing career that took her to Washington, D.C. and New York.

In a tribute on the magazine’s website, historian Jon Meacham described her as a “tsunami of talent, charm, and energy.”