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Pour yourself a sweet tea, pull up a lawn chair, and turn the page with us. Your’ listening to Write On, Mississippi. A podcast taking you inside the minds of America’s most treasured wordsmiths. Brought to you by the Mississippi Book Festival, the south’s literary lawn party.
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Chapter 6: Kiese Laymon

Chapter 6: Kiese Laymon

2019-02-1900:29:17

Kiese Laymon is an American writer, editor and a professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Mississippi. Laymon is the author of three full-length books: a novel, Long Division, and two memoirs, How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America and Heavy.
Chapter 5: Jesmyn Ward

Chapter 5: Jesmyn Ward

2019-02-0500:32:41

Jesmyn Ward is an American novelist and an associate professor of English at Tulane University. She won the 2011 National Book Award for Fiction for her second novel Salvage the Bones.
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.
Chapter 3: Salman Rushdie

Chapter 3: Salman Rushdie

2018-11-1200:25:04

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.
Chapter 1: Angie Thomas

Chapter 1: Angie Thomas

2018-10-1500:24:16

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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