Best known for her novel (and then, movie) Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, this Birmingham, Alabama native has been sharing the stories of Southern culture for decades. From her beloved Elmwood Springs, Missouri comes her latest novel The Whole Town's Talking. We sat down with the legendary Fannie Flagg to talk about her real name (hint, it's not Fannie!), the inspiration behind her sometimes-nutty characters, and what she loves most about living in and writing about the South.

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