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Robert St. John is the author of ten books, including three previous collaborations with watercolorist Wyatt Waters. His 11th book, A Mississippi Palate, another collaboration with Waters was released November 1st. Their book, An Italian Palate, was written in Europe while St. John, his wife, and his two children traveled through 17 countries on two continents for six months. He and Waters lead group tours to Italy twice a year.
Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie (born 19 June 1947) is a British Indian novelist and essayist. His second novel, Midnight's Children (1981), won the Booker Prize in 1981 and was deemed to be "the best novel of all winners" on two separate occasions, marking the 25th and the 40th anniversary of the prize. Much of his fiction is set on the Indian subcontinent. He combines magical realism with historical fiction; his work is concerned with the many connections, disruptions, and migrations between Eastern and Western civilizations.
Jon Meacham is a renowned presidential historian, contributing writer to The New York Times Book Review, contributing editor at TIME, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Julia Reed is a contributing editor at Vogue and Newsweek, where she writes the magazine's Food and Drink column. She is author of Queen of the Turtle Derby and Other Southern Phenomena and The House on First Street, My New Orleans Story.
Angie Thomas is an American author who was born, raised and continues to live in Jackson, Mississippi. She wrote the young adult novel The Hate U Give and is set to release her second novel, On the Come Up in 2019.
Pour yourself a sweet tea, pull up lawn chair, and turn the page with us. Your’ listening to Write On, Mississippi. A podcast taking you inside the mind’s of America’s most treasured wordsmiths. Brought to you by the Mississippi Book Festival, the south’s literary lawn party.
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