Mississippi Writers Talking II

Edited by John Griffin Jones

2006, 208 pp.

0878051759 Paper $25.00S

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Enjoy these literary conversations with some of the foremost authors writing in America today. Though writing is what they do best, talking about literature is an act that the Mississippi writers included here do marvelously well. This is the first of two volumes of interviews with eleven of the state's prizewinning writers. This series shows that Mississippi continues to flourish with authors of importance and acclaim. Included in this first volume are Jones's informal conversations with Eudora Welty, Shelby Foote, Elizabeth Spencer, Barry Hannah, and Beth Henley.

Mississippi Writers Talking provides new insights into understanding the views, the works, and the craft of principal American authors who are Mississippians. They speak with candor about themselves and tell of the urges that brought them to write the books and stories for which they are best known.

Volume two includes interviews with Walker Percy, Margaret Walker, Ellen Douglas, Willie Morris, Turner Cassity, and James Whitehead.

2006, 208 pp.