Write On, Mississippi!
Write On, Mississippi! Chapter 1: Angie Thomas
Season 1, Ep. 1
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.
Write On, Mississippi SEASON 2, Chapter 5: Richard Ford
Season 2, Ep. 5
Richard Ford is the author of theBascombenovels, which include The Sportswriter and its sequels, Independence Day--the first novel to win the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award--The Lay of the Land, and New York Times bestseller Let Me Be Frank with You. His other works include bestselling novel Canada and the short story collections RockSpringsand A Multitude of Sins, which contain many widely anthologized stories and most recently his only work of non-fiction, Between Them: Remembering My Parents. He lives in Boothbay, Maine, with his wife Kristina Ford.Photo courtesy Karen Robinson
Write On, Mississippi SEASON 2, Chapter 4: Chanelle Benz
Season 2, Ep. 4
Chanelle Benz has published short stories in Guernica, Granta.com, Electric Literature, The American Reader, Fence, and The Cupboard, and is the recipient of an O. Henry Prize. Her story collection The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead was published in 2017 by Ecco. It was named a Best Book of 2017 by the San Francisco Chronicle and one of Electric Literature’s 15 Best Short Story Collections of 2017. It was also longlisted for the 2018 PEN/Robert Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. She currently lives in Memphis, where she teaches at Rhodes College. The Gone Dead is her debut novel.
Write On, Mississippi SEASON 2, Chapter 3: Mesha Maren
Season 2, Ep. 3
Mesha Maren is the author of the novelSugar Run(Algonquin Books). Her short stories and essays can be read inTin House,TheOxford American,The Guardian, Crazyhorse,Triquarterly, The Southern Review, Ecotone, Sou’wester,Hobart,Forty Stories: New Writing from Harper Perennial, and elsewhere. She was the recipient of the 2015 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize, a 2014 Elizabeth George Foundation grant, an Appalachian Writing Fellowship from Lincoln Memorial University, and fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and the Ucross Foundation. She was the 2018-2019 Kenan Visiting Writer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is an Assistant Professor of the Practice of Creative Writing at Duke University and also serves as a National Endowment of the Arts Writing Fellow at the federal prison camp in Alderson, West Virginia.