A number of generous foundations and businesses provide essential support for the conference, and our collegial departments at University of Mississippi provide important resources and assistance.

The Thirtieth Oxford Conference for the Book is sponsored and supported by the Study of Southern Culture, the University of Mississippi College of Liberal Arts, the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics, the Department of Writing and Rhetoric, the Friends of the UM Library, Lafayette County Literacy Council, Junior Auxiliary of Oxford, Square Books, Ajax Diner, Southside Gallery, Thacker Mountain Radio, the Willie Morris Awards for Southern Writing, the National Book Foundation, Hawthornden Foundation, the R&B Feder Charitable Foundation for the Beaux Arts, the Mississippi Arts Commission, and the Mississippi Humanities Council.