Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography

Nonfiction works that preserve the ineffable in the human experience. Recent titles include: Squint: My Journey with Leprosy; Black Diva: The Life of Ruby Elzy; and Poe.

Bashert: A Granddaughter's Holocaust Quest

Black Diva Of The Thirties: The Life of Ruby Elzy

Buryin' Daddy: Putting My Lebanese, Catholic, Southern Baptist Childhood to Rest

Coming to Colorado: A Young Immigrant's Journey to Become an American Flyer

Confessions of an Undercover Agent: Adventures, Close Calls, and the Toll of a Double Life

David L. Jordan: From the Mississippi Cotton Fields to the State Senate, A Memoir

Death in the Delta: Uncovering a Mississippi Family Secret

Delta Rainbow: The Irrepressible Betty Bobo Pearson

Fear and What Follows: The Violent Education of a Christian Racist, a Memoir

Flight Risk: Memoirs of a New Orleans Bad Boy

Foster Care Odyssey: A Black Girl's Story

Freedom Rider Diary: Smuggled Notes from Parchman Prison

From Buchenwald to Carnegie Hall

German Boy: A Refugee's Story

The Gorilla Man and the Empress of Steak: A New Orleans Family Memoir

Guadalcanal Marine

Larry Brown: A Writer's Life

The Last Resort: Taking the Mississippi Cure

My Triumph over Prejudice: A Memoir

The Nominee: A Political and Spiritual Journey

Overseas American: Growing Up Gringo in the Tropics

Pilgrimage from Darkness: Nuremberg to Jerusalem

Poe

Return to Dresden

Shelby Foote: A Writer's Life

Soldier's Son

Squint: My Journey with Leprosy

Transformed: A White Mississippi Pastor's Journey into Civil Rights and Beyond

Tupelo Man: The Life and Times of George McLean, a Most Peculiar Newspaper Publisher

Walking on Air: The Aerial Adventures of Phoebe Omlie

William F. Winter and the New Mississippi: A Biography

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Mississippi’s Literary and Cultural Legacy: Part 2

In preparation for the 2017 Mississippi Book Festival, we asked our authors to answer a few questions about our state’s literary and cultural legacy. This is the second of three blogs posts in which we share their responses. Click here to read Part 1. Below, you’ll find our authors guide to the Festival, including which events they are most excited about, who they would cast in their dream

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