Ed Tarkington, a 1995 Furman graduate, is an English teacher and wrestling coach at Nashville’s Montgomery Bell Academy in Tennessee. He will also soon be a published novelist. His first novel, Only Love Can Break Your Heart, is scheduled to be released by Algonquin Books in the spring of 2015. Tarkington, who graduated from Furman with a B.A. degree in English and philosophy, recently talked to Chapter 16, an online community of Tennessee writers, about what it means to have a literary dream come true.
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