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Learn About Famous People From Mississippi

Can you name them all?

Learn About Famous People From Mississippi

Can you name them all?

Writing

From the Appalachian foothills to the coastal sands and in between have come literary giants like John Grisham, Margaret Walker Alexander, and William Faulkner – just to name a few.

People

Margaret Walker Alexander
Novelist, Poet
Jackson

Stephen Ambrose
Historian
Bay St. Louis

Agnes Grinstead Anderson
Author
Gautier

Ace Atkins
Author, Journalist
Oxford

Red Barber
Sports Journalist
Columbus

Douglas Blackmon
Journalist, Author
Leland

Larry Brown
Novelist, Short Story Writer
Oxford

Jill Conner Browne
Author
Tupelo

Will Campbell
Author
Amite County

William Hodding Carter, II
Journalist, Novelist
Greenville

Turner Catledge
Editor
Philadelphia

Craig Claiborne
Cookbook Author, Food Journalist
Sunflower

Mart Crowley
Playwright
Vicksburg

Ellen Douglas
Novelist
Natchez

Lee Durkee
Novelist
Hattiesburg

W. Ralph Eubanks
Journalist, Author
Mt. Olive

Myrlie Evers-Williams
Journalist
Vicksburg

William Faulkner
Novelist
Oxford

Beth Ann Fennelly
Poet
Oxford

William “Bill” Ferris
Author, Editor
Vicksburg

Shelby Foote
Novelist, Historian
Greenville

Richard Ford
Novelist, Short Story Writer
Jackson

Ellen Gilchrist
Novelist, Short Story Writer, Poet
Vicksburg

John Grisham
Novelist
DeSoto County

Barry Hannah
Novelist, Short Story Writer
Meridian

Charlaine Harris
Novelist, Playwright, Poet
Tunica

Thomas Harris
Novelist
Rich

Beth Henley
Playwright, Screenwriter
Jackson

Greg Iles
Novelist
Natchez

Deborah Johnson
Novelist
Columbus

Etheridge Knight
Poet
Corinth

Kiese Laymon
Writer, Editor
Jackson

James Meredith
Author
Kosciusko

Anne Moody
Author
Centreville

Willie Morris
Novelist, Editor, Memoirist
Yazoo City

Lewis Nordan
Author
Forest

Jack Pendarvis
Columnist, Editor, Novelist
Oxford

Walker Percy
Author
Greenville

John Pritchard
Author
Tunica

William Raspberry
Journalist
Okolona

David Sheffield
Screenwriter
Biloxi

Hazel Brannon Smith
Journalist
Durant

Elizabeth Spencer
Novelist
Carrollton

Frank Stanford
Poet
Richton

Kathryn Stockett
Novelist
Jackson

Robert St. John
Author
Hattiesburg

Donna Tartt
Novelist, Short Story Writer
Greenwood

Angie Thomas
Author
Jackson

Natasha Trethewey
Poet
Gulfport

Alice Walker
Novelist, Poet
Jackson

Jesmyn Ward
Novelist
DeLisle

Brad Watson
Novelist, Short Story Writer
Meridian

Dean Faulkner Wells
Author, Editor, Publisher
Oxford

Ida B. Wells
Journalist
Holly Springs

Eudora Welty
Novelist, Photographer
Jackson

Curtis Wilkie
Journalist, Editor, Author
Oxford

Tennessee Williams
Playwright
Columbus

Richard Wright
Novelist, Poet
Natchez

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