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

Cups Up: How I Organized a Klavern, Plotted a Coup, Survived Prison, Graduated College, Fought Polluters, and Started a Business

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

Death in the Delta: Uncovering a Mississippi Family Secret

Deep South Dispatch: Memoir of a Civil Rights Journalist

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

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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Sterling Hayden's Wars

A new release this summer, Sterling Hayden's Wars by Lee Mandel is a biography of the master sailor, war hero, and one of the most unusual and troubled stars of the Golden Era of Hollywood. Read more about Hayden, including a review of the biography from the Washington Post, below. Hayden at sea as a teenager, undated. Courtesy of Catherine Hayden. Hayden at Parris Island, 1942.

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