Alice Faye Duncan

Alice Faye Duncan has written more than a dozen books for children, including His Train Is Bound for Glory, Honey Baby Sugar Child, and Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop. Her most recent book is Yellow Dog Blues, a New York Times Best Illustrated Picture Book selection for 2022. Her books have been nominated for two NAACP Image Awards … Continued

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Saddiq Dzukogi 

Saddiq Dzukogi is a Nigerian poet and assistant professor of English at Mississippi State University. He is the author of Your Crib, My Qibla, selected by Carolyn Forché as winner of the 2021 Derek Walcott Prize for Poetry and the 2022 Julie Suk Award. He is the recipient of numerous fellowships from the Nebraska Art Council, the … Continued

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Ralph Eubanks

W. Ralph Eubanks is the author of A Place Like Mississippi, which takes readers on a complete tour of the real and imagined landscapes that have inspired generations of authors. This is a book that honors and explores the landscape of Mississippi—and the Magnolia State’s history—and reveals the many ways this landscape has informed the work … Continued

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Jen Fawkes

Jen Fawkes is the author of Mannequin and Wife, a Shirley Jackson Award nominee and Foreword INDIES gold medalist, and Tales the Devil Told Me, a World Fantasy Award finalist and Largehearted Boy Favorite Story Collection of 2021. Her fiction won the 2021 Porter Fund Literary Prize and has appeared in One Story, Lit Hub, the Iowa Review, … Continued

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Tom Franklin

Tom Franklin is the author of five books, including Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, which won the Los Angeles Times book prize for mystery/thriller, the Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction, and the UK’s Golden Dagger Award.

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