The Internet Guide to
Mississippi Writers

Presented by the Department of English at the University of Mississippi 
Mississippi Writer Headlines: More news
Civil rights pioneer Will D. Campbell dies at 88. (4 June 2013)
Novelist Ellen Douglas dies at 91. (7 November 2012)
Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist William Raspberry dies at 76. (17 July 2012)

Novelist Lewis Nordan dies at age 72. (13 April 2012)



Announcements, Conferences, Contests, & Calls for Papers:

The 40th Annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference, on the theme “Faulkner and the Black Literatures of the Americas,” will take place at the University of Mississippi in Oxford July 21-25, 2013. For more information, visit the official conference website:

The 21st Annual Mississippi Delta Tennessee Williams Festival, sponsored by Coahoma Community College, will take place in Clarksdale, Mississippi, on October 4-5, 2013. For more information, visit the festival web site:



Mississippi Writer News (from Google News):


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Recently added articles: Philip C. Kolin, Jimmy Buffett, Joan Williams, Ahmos Zu-Bolton II, Joseph Bosco, Danny Von Kanel, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, William Clark Falkner

The Mississippi Writers Page is a showcase for the many writers, both past and present, who have called the Magnolia state home. Biographies of the writers, information about their books and other publications, and bibliographies of other information sources (including literary criticism) are among the features available here. It is an ongoing project.

If you have suggestions on additional features and/or Internet sites of interest, or if you would like to contribute an article on a Mississippi writer, please let us know using one of the methods listed below. Our submission guidelines are now online. To submit an article on a writer currently listed in our database, or to inquire about adding a writer not yet listed, please review these guidelines before sending us your submission. (Note: if you are interested in contributing an article on a Mississippi writer, please write to inquire about the "availability" of that writer. In some instances, someone else may already be contributing an article on that writer.)

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A few Mississippi writers featured here:

John GrishamNevada BarrRichard FordLarry BrownMargaret Walker AlexanderWilliam FaulknerJerry ClowerRichard WrightTennessee WilliamsDonna TarttEudora WeltyBrad WatsonBeth HenleyJimmy BuffettEllen DouglasWalker PercyLewis NordanFrederick BarthelmeShelby FooteGreg IlesThomas HarrisAugustus Baldwin LongstreetWillie MorrisAnne MoodyElizabeth SpencerBarry HannahAngela JacksonWilliam AttawayRick Bassand many more

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