MISSISSIPPI WRITERS


Many writers were born in Mississippi or have spent an important part of their lives in the state. Although not complete, this site provides information about many of them. Information is also available for Mississippi musicians, Mississippi artists, and Mississippi actors.

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  • Akin, Edward N.
    • Mississippi: An Illustrated History
  • Alexander, Margaret Walker 1915-1998  (See Margaret Walker)
    • Jubilee (1966)
    • For My People (1942)
      • "All My People" poem
    • How I Wrote Jubilee (1972)
    • October Journey (1973)
    • Richard Wright:  Daemonic Genius (1987)
    • On Being Female, Black, and Free : Essays by Margaret Walker, 1932-1992
    • This Is My Century : New and Collected Poems
    • A Poetic Equation : Conversations Between Nikki Giovanni and Margaret Walker (1983)
    • Prophets for a New Day
  • Allbright, Charles Wilson  1929  (born in Oxford, Mississippi)
    • Humor column, "Arkansas Traveler," at the Arkansas Democrat- Gazette since 1991 and at the Arkansas Gazette from 1973 to 1991
    • The Night of the Possum Concert and Other Comedies (Little Rock, Ark., 1987)
    • Gravely the Mules Stopped Dancing (Little Rock, Ark., 1988)
    • The Consecrated Cross-Eyed Bear (Little Rock, Ark., 1990)
  • Allison, Glen C. born in Biloxi, MS, lives in Tupelo
    • Miscue
    • Net Blue (An Al Forte Mystery)  2004
  • Ambrose, Stephen Bay St. Louis (born in Whitewater, Wisconsin in 1936, died in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi in 2002)
    • Upton and the Army
    • Band of Brothers : E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's  Eagle's Nest
    • Halleck: Lincoln's Chief of Staff
    • Ike's Spies: Eisenhower and the Espionage Establishment
    • Rise to Globalism: American Foreign Policy 1938-1992
    • Crazy Horse and Custer: The Parallel Lives of Two American Warriors
    • Eisenhower and Berlin, 1945
    • Duty, Honor, Country: A History of West Point
    • The Supreme Commander: The War Years of General Dwight D. Eisenhower
    • Eisenhower: Soldier, General of the Army, President-Elect 1890-1952
    • Eisenhower: The President
    • Pegasus Bridge: June 6, 1944
    • Nixon: The Education of a Politician 1913-1962
    • Nixon: The Triumph of a Politician 1962-1972
    • Eisenhower: Soldier and President
    • Nixon: Ruin and Recovery 1973-1990
    • Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest
    • D-Day: June 6, 1944: the Climactic Battle of World War II
    • Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
    • Citizen Soldiers:: The U.S. Army From the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of  Germany,  June 7, 1944-May 7, 1945.
    • Comrades: Brothers, Fathers, Heroes, Sons, Pals
    • Character Above All : Stephen Ambrose on Dwight D. Eisenhower
    • Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad, 1863-1869 (2000)
    • The Wild Blue:   The Men and Boys Who Flew the B-24s over Germany
    • and others
  • Anderson, Agnes Grinstead
    • Approaching the Magic Hour: Memories of Walter Anderson
  • Anderson, Ellis Bay St. Louis, MS (freelance writer/photographer)
    • Under Surge, Under Siege: The Odyssey of Bay St. Louis and Katrina (winner of 2010 Eudora Welty Book Prize)
  • Anderson, Leif
    • Dancing with My Father  (2005)
  • Anderson, Walter
    • An Alphabet
    • Robinson:  The Pleasant History of an Unusual Cat
    • The Horn Island Logs of Walter Inglis Anderson (Mississippi Art Series)
    • Birds: An Introductory Essay (Mary Anderson Pickard, contributor)
    • The Magic Carpet and Other Tales by Ellen Douglas, Walter Anderson (Illustrator)
    • On the Gulf (Author and Artist Series)  Elizabeth Spencer, Walter Anderson (Illustrator) Published 1991
    • A Symphony of Animals  by Walter Andersen, Walter Anderson (Illustrator)
    • The Living Dock  by  Jack Rudloe, Illustrated by Walter Inglis Anderson,  Published 1988
    • Walter Anderson's Illustrations of Epic and Voyage   by Walter Inglis Anderson
  • Armistead, John 1941 (Tupelo, MS)
    • Cruel As the Grave
    • A Legacy of Vengeance
    • Homecoming for Murder
    • Babylon's Revenge (to be published)
    • The $66 Summer
    • Return of Gabriel
  •  Archer, Jr., Chalmers
    • Growing Up Black in Rural Mississippi: Memories of a Family, Heritage of a Place
  • Atkins, Ace (Oxford, MS)
    • Crossroad Blue: A Nick Travers Mystery 1998
    • Leavin' Trunk Blues 2001
    • Dark End of the Street 2002
    • Dirty South  March 2004
    • White Shadow (May, 2006)
    • Wicked City (2008)
    • Devil's Garden (2009)
    • Infamous (2010)
    • The Ranger (A Quinn Colson Novel) 2012
    • The Lost Ones (A Quinn Colson Novel) 2012
    • Robert B. Parker's Lullaby (Spenser) 2012
    • The Broken Places (A Quinn Colson Novel), May 30, 2013
    • Robert B. Parker's Wonderland (Spenser) May 7,2013)
  • Attaway, William Alexander (1911-1986)
    • Blood on the Forge
    • Let Me Breathe Thunder
    • Hear America Singing
    • Carnival
    • Calypso Song Book
  •  Autry, James A. 1933
    • Nights under a Tin Roof: Recollections of a Southern Boyhood (poems)
    • Life after Mississippi (poems)
    • Love and Profit: The Art of Caring Leadership (essays and poems)
      • "Genealogy"
      • "On Firing a Salesman"
      • "Mississippi Writers Day
    • Life & Work: A Manager's Search for Meaning
    • Real Power : Business Lessons from the Tao Te Ching
    • The Servant Leader: How to Build a Creative Team, Develop Great  Morale, and Improve Bottom-Line Performance (2001)
    • Confessions of an Accidental Businessman: Confessions of an Accidental Businessman (1996)
    • The Spirit of Retirement : Creating a Life of Meaning and Personal Growth (2002)
  • Autry, Ronald  1921-1982
      • Heaven Inc.

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  • Bahr, Howard 1946
    • Home for Christmas (1997)
      The Black Flower : A Novel of the Civil War 
      (April 1997)
    • The Year of Jubilo : A Novel of the Civil War (May 2000)
    • The Judas Field (July 2006)
    • Pelican Road (May 2008)
  • Baldwin, Joseph Glover  1815-1864
  • Ball, Angela  1952
    • Recombinant Lives
    • Kneeling Between Parked Cars
    • Quartet
    • Possession
    • Museum of the Revolution (1999)
    • Night Clerk at the Hotel of Both Worlds (Pitt Poetry Series) (2007)
  • Ballard, Michael  B.
    • Civil War Mississippi:  A Guide   (2000)
    • Pemberton: A Biography
    • Vicksburg: The Campaign That Opened the Mississippi (2004)
    • U.s. Grant: The Making Of A General, 1861-1863 (2004)
    • A Long Shadow: Jefferson Davis and the Final Days of the Confederacy (1986)
    • A Mississippi Rebel in the Army of Northern Virginia: The Civil War Memoirs of Private David Holt, With a New Appendix of Excerpts from His 1865 Diary edited by Thomas  D. Cockrell and  Michael B. Ballard
    • Sonny Montgomery: The Veteran’s Champion by G. V. “Sonny” Montgomery with Michael B. Ballard and Craig S. Piper  (2003)
    • U. S. Grant:  The Making of a General, 1861-1863  (2005)
    • Chickasaw:  A Mississippi Scout for the Union, The Civil War Memoir of Levi H. Naron  (2005)
    • Landscapes of Battle:  The Civil War  (1998)
    • Maroon and White, Mississippi State University, 1878-2003
  • Barber, Walter Lanier "Red"  (1908-1992)
    • When All Hell Broke Loose in Baseball (1947)
    • The Broadcasters
    • Rhubarb in the Catbird Seat
    • Show me the way to go home
  • Barnett, Ida B. Wells-  (1862-1931) (See Ida B. Wells-Barnett)
  • Barnwell, Marion
    • Touring Literary Mississippi (with Patti Carr Black)
    • A Place Called Mississippi: Mississippi Narratives (editor)
  • Barr, Nevada 1952
    • The Track of the Cat (Anthony Award)
    • Endangered Species
    • Ill Wind
    • High Country 2004
    • A Superior Death
    • Firestorm (2002)
    • Blind Descent (1998)
    • Liberty Falling   (1999)
    • Deep South (2000) (setting--Mississippi)
    • Blood Lure (2001)
    • Hunting Season (2002) (setting--Mississippi)
    • Flashback (Feb., 2003)
    • Seeking Enlightenment... Hat to Hat: A Skeptic’s Path to Religion (May 2003) autobiography
    • Hard Truth   2005
    • Winter Study (April 2008)
    • Borderline 2009
    • Burn 2010
    • 13 1/2 2009
    • Smoke and Murders (2011), short story
    • The Rope: An Anna Pigeon novel (2012)
    • Hard Truth (2013)
    • Destroyer Angel: An Anna Pigeon Novel (Apr 1, 2014)
  • Barry, John M.
    • The Ambition and the Power (Nov 1, 1990)
    • The Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America   (1997 non-fiction Southern Book Award)
    • Power Plays : Politics, Football, and Other Blood Sports 2001
    • The Ambition and the Power : The Fall of Jim Wright : A True Story of Washington
    • The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague In History  (2004)
    • Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul: Church, State, and the Birth of Liberty (Jan 5, 2012)
  • Barthelme, Frederick   1943        
    • Rangoon
    • Moon Deluxe:  Stories
    • Second Marriage
    • Tracer
    • Chroma
    • Two Against One: A Novel
    • Natural Selection
    • The Brothers: A Novel
    • Painted Desert
    • Bob the Gambler
    • Double Down: Reflections on Gambling and Loss (non-fiction work written with brother Steven)
    • The Law of Averages: New and Selected Stories  (2000)
    • Elroy Nights (2004)
    • Waveland 2009
  • Barthelme,  Steven   1951
    • And He Tells the Little Horse the Whole Story (collection of short stories)
    • Double Down: Reflections on Gambling and Loss  (non-fiction work written with brother Frederick Barthelme)
    • Hush Hush: Stories (Oct 23, 2012)
  • Franz Baskett 1952 poet, Jackson
    • The Accident Prone Man
  • Basinsky, Earle Vicksburg
    • Death Is a Cold, Keen Edge  (1950's)
    • The Big Steal
  • Bass, Jack 1934 (Nonfiction)
    • The Orangeburg Massacre (with Jack Nelson)
    • Unlikely Heroes 1981
    • The Transformation of Southern Politics (with Walter Devires)
    • Ol' Strom: An Unauthorized Biography of Strom Thurmond (1998)
    • Taming the Storm: The Life and Times of Judge Frank M. Johnson, Jr., and the South's Fight over Civil Rights (Dec 2002)
    • Strom: The Complicated Personal and Political Life of Strom Thurmond (Jack Bass and Marilyn W. Thompson) 2006
    • The Palmetto State: The Making of Modern South Carolina (Jack Bass and W. Scott Poole), 2009
  • Bass, Rick 1958
    • The Hermit's Story: Stories
    • Where the Sea Used to Be (only novel,  published in 1998)
    • The Deer Pasture
    • The Watch: Stories
    • Platte River
    • In the Loyal Mountains: Stories
    • The Sky, the Stars, the Wilderness: Novellas
    • Colter: The True Story of the Best Dog I Ever Had
    • Winter : Notes from Montana
    • The Watch
    • Wild to the Heart
    • The Ninemile Wolves
    • Oil Notes
    • The Book of Yaak
    • The New Wolves : The Return of the  Mexican Wolf to the American Southwest
    • The Roadless Yaak : Reflections and Observations About One of Our Last Great Wilderness Areas
    • Caribou Rising: Defending the Porcupine Herd, Gwich-'In Culture, and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge  (2004)
    • Diezmo, The : A Novel   May 13, 2005
    • Platte River 2007
    • The Wild Marsh: Four Seasons at Home in Montana 2009
    • In My Home There Is No More Sorrow (Nov 6, 2012)
    • All the Land to Hold Us: A Novel (Aug 13, 2013)
  • Bates, Randolph  1958
    • Rings : On the Life and Family of a Southern Fighter
  • Bell, Charles Greenleaf 1916-2010 (Greenville)
    • The Half Gods
    • Songs for a New America (poetry)
    • Delta Return
    • The Married Land
    • The Brief I Am (autobiography)
    • Millennial Harvest: The Life And Collected Poems of Charles Greenleaf Bell
  • Bellamann, Katherine Jones   1877-1956 (Carthage)
    •  My Husband's Friends 1931
    • Havens of Demaret 1951
    • Parris Mitchell of Kings Row 1948
    • A Poet Passed This Way 1958
    • Two Sides of a Poem 195
  • Bennett, Jr., Lerone   1945  (Nonfiction)
    •  Forced into Glory : Abraham Lincoln's White Dream
    • Ebony (editor)
    • Before the Mayflower: A History of Black America
    • What Manner of Man (Biography of Martin Luther King)
    • Forced into Glory: Abraham Lincoln's White Dream 2007
  • Berry, David (D.C.) Chapman 1942
    • Saigon Cemetery (poetry)
    • Jawbone (poetry)
    • Divorce Boxing (collection of poetry, 1998)
    • Fifteen Poems
    • Week on the Chunky and Chickasawhay 2009
  • Berry, Jason 1949 (non-fiction)
    •  Lead Us Not Into Temptation:  Catholic Priests And The Sexual Abuse Of Children
    • Amazing Grace: With Charles Evers in Mississippi
    • Up From The Cradle Of Jazz: New Orleans Music Since World War II
    • The Spirit of Black Hawk: a Mystery of Africans and Indians
      Louisiana Faces: Images from a Renaissance
    • Vows of Silence : The Abuse of  Power and Sexual Crisis in the  Papacy of John Paul II
  • Berry, Lula
  • Berryhill,  Samuel Newton (1832-1877)
  • Betterton, Kate 1950
    • Where the Lake Becomes the River 2008
  • Bettersworth, John Knox 1909
    • Confederate Mississippi:  The People and Policies of a Cotton State in Wartime
    • Mississippi:  A History
    • Mississippi in the Confederacy
    • People's College: A History of Mississippi State
    • South of Appomatox
    • You and Your Vote
    • Your Old World Past
  • Bisland, Elizabeth (1861-1929)
  • Black, Patti Carr  1934  (Jackson)
    • Touring Literary Mississippi    2002
    • The Southern Writers Quiz Book
    • Art in Mississippi, 1790-1980
    • editor, Approaching the Magic Hour: Memories of Walter Anderson by  Agnes Grinstead Anderson
    • The Natchez Trace (photos by Harold Young), 1985
    • Documentary Portrait of Mississippi : The Thirties
    • Eudora Welty's World:  Words on Nature (Edge Press, 2005)
    • Early Escapades (University Press of Mississippi, 2005)
    • The Mississippi Story Patti Carr Black (Author), Robin C. Dietrick (Editor) 2007
    • American Masters of the Mississippi Gulf Coast: George Ohr, Dusti Bonge, Walter Anderson, Richmond Barthe 2008
  • Blackstock, Terri (author of many, many romance and Christian mystery books
    • Southern Storm  April 2003
    • Line of Duty (Newpointe 911)  2003
    • Broken Wing
    • Breaker's Reef (Cape Refuge Series) 2005 and many others
  • Blackwell, Unita 1933, Lula, MS
    • Barefootin': Life Lessons from the Road to Freedom written with Jo Anne Prichard Morris
  • Bledsoe, Albert Taylor  (1809-1877)
    • A Theodicy : Vindication of the Divine Glory as Manifested in the Constitution and Government of the Moral World.
  • Blocker, Fred
    • So Late This Year
  • Boatner,  Patricia 1936-
    • All Our Tomorrows
  • Bodenheim, Maxwell 1892-1954
    • Advice: A Book of Poems
    • Against This Age
    • Blackguard
    • Bringing Jazz!
    • Duke Herring
    • Georgia May
    • Introducing Irony: A Book of Poetic Short Stories and Poems
    • Naked on Roller Skates: A Novel
    • Selected Poems of Maxwell Bodenheim 1914-1944
    • ---and many others
  • Bolding, Sally
    •  The Cyclops Window: A View of Southern Life
  • Bonner (McDowell), Katharine Sherwood 
    • A Sherwood Bonner Sampler, 1869-1884
    • Suwanee River Tales by Sherwood Bonner [pseud.] With illustrations by F. T. Merr
    • Like Unto Like
    • Dialect Tales
  • Bosco, Joseph   Biloxi, MS
    • Blood Will Tell: A True Story of Deadly Lust in New Orleans (William Morrow Press)
    • A Problem of Evidence: How the Prosecution Freed O.J. Simpson
    • The Boys Who Would Be Cubs
  • Bourgeois, Louis E. Oxford, MS, Born in 1970 in Slidell, Louisiana
    • The Gar Diaries (memoir nominated for the National Book Award in 2008 about Bourgeois’s troubled childhood while growing up on the bayous of South Louisiana, in 2002 was the first graduate of the University of Mississippi’s Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing. Currently, Bourgeois lives and writes in Oxford, Mississippi where he is the Executive Director of VOX PRESS, a non-profit organization that publishes contemporary avant-garde literature)
  • Brannon,William Tibbetts 1906-1981 (writer of many mystery stories under various pseudonyms, received Edgar  Allan Poe Award, 1950-1951)
    • Yellow Kid Weil:  The Autobiography of America's Master Swindler (1948)
  • Braxton, Charles   McComb, MS , 1961-
    • Obsidian From The Ashes (collection of poetry)
  • Brewer, Sonny
    • The Poet of Tolstoy Park: A Novel
    • A Sound Like Thunder: A Novel 2006
    • Don't Quit Your Day Job: Acclaimed Authors and the Day Jobs They Quit 2010
    • Rembrandt the Rocker
    • A Yin for Change
    • A Cast of Characters and Other Stories (Fifth volume of Blue Moon series)
    • Cormac, The Tale of a Dog Gone Missing 2007
    • The Old Rocking Chair (childrens' book to be published spring of 2008
    • BLood Deep as Water (not yet published)
    • The Widow and the Tree 2009
    • Stories of the Blue Moon Cafe I, II, III, IV (Editor)
  • Brickell, Henry Herschel   September 13, 1889 - May 29, 1952 (Senotobia, editor 1941-51 of the O. Henry Prize Stories, literary critic and reviewef, received Guggenheim Award for general non-fiction in 1939)
  • Brigham, Besmilr (born Bessie Miller, 1923) Pace, Mississippi, lived in Horatio, Arkansas, with her husband and many cats. Winner of an NEA Fellowship, a student of Robert Duncan, currently lives  in New Mexico with her daughter Heloise and her son-in-law, the poet Keith Wilson.
    • Heaved from the Earth, 1971
    • Run Through Rock
  • Brocks-Shedd, Virgil   (1943)  McComb, MS
    •  Southern  Roads/City Pavements
  • Brown, Alan
    • Stories from the Haunted South
  • Brown, Carolyn J. A Daring Life: A Biography of Eudora Welty (2012)
  • Brown, Larry 1951-2004
    • A Miracle of Catfish 2007
    • The Rabbit Factory: A Novel  (September 2003)
    •  Fay (March, 2000)
    • Father and Son (1997 Southern Book Award)
    • Dirty Work
    • Facing the Music
    • Joe (1992 Southern Book Award)
    • Billy Ray's Farm:  Essays from a Place Called Tula (2001)
    • Big Bad Love October 1, 1991
  • Brown, Paul T. (Brandon, MS)
    • Escape in Iraq: The Thomas Hamill Story
    • Conserving Wild America
    • Paul Brown’s Wild Visions
    • Freedom Matters
    • Wild About Babies
    • Wildlife of the South
    • Church of Lies (to be published 2009)
  • Browne, Jill Conner  (aka Betty Fulton)
    • The Sweet Potato Queens' Book of Love
    • God Save the Sweet Potato Queens
    • Queens'Big-Ass Cookbook and Financial Planner
    • The Sweet Potato Queens' Field Guide to Men: Every Man I Love is Married, Gay or Dead (2004
    • The Sweet Potato Queens' Wedding Planner/Divorce Guide  December 27, 2005
    • The Sweet Potato Queens’ First Big-Ass Novel: Stuff We Didn’t Actually Do, But Could Have, and May Yet, 2007
    • The Sweet Potato Queens’ Guide to Raising Children for Fun and Profit, 2008
    • American Thighs: The Sweet Potato Queens’ Guide to Preserving Your Assets, 2009
  • Bruner, Scott
    • Carryin' On and Other Strange Things Southerners Do
    • Due South: Dispatches from Down Home
  • Buchanan, Bill
    • Virus (1997)
    • Clearwater
    • Pure Fusion (2004)
    • Technology Wars 2005
  • Buchanan, Minor Ferris
    • Holt Collier: His Life, His Roosevelt Hunts, and the Origin of the Teddy Bear
  • Buckingham, Maggie Anderson
    • Drops of Gold (comments and essays of a Black rural Mississippi school teacher in 1912)
  • Buffett, Jimmy
    • A Pirate Looks at Fifty
    • Tales from Margaritaville : Fictional Facts and Factual Fiction
    • Where Is Joe Merchant?
    • The Jolly Mon
    • Trouble Dolls by Jimmy Buffett, Savannah Jane Buffett and Lambert Davis (1997)
    • Beach House on the Moon
    • Songs You Know by Heart
    • A Salty Piece of Land  Little, Brown (November 30, 2004)
    • Swine Not?: A Novel Pig Tale by Jimmy Buffett and Helen Bransford (2009)
  • Busbee, Pauline Simmons
    •  Heart Pines (poetry)
  • Bustin, Jerry Lee   Forest, MS  (municipal judge and owner of Mississippi Midnight Bookstore in Forest)
    • To Kill a Viper
    • Death Comes Slowly (to be published)
  • Butler, Jack  1944
    • West of Hollywood
    • Hawk Gumbo and Other Stories
    • The Kid Who Wanted to Be a Spaceman
    • Jujitsu for Christ
    • Nightshade
    • Living in Little Rock with Miss Little Rock
    • Dreamer (1998)
    • Jack's Skillet : Plain Talk and Some Recipes from a Guy in the Kitchen
  • Butler, Jerry
    • A Drawing in the Sand: A Story of African American Art
    • Sweet Words So Brave: The Story of African American Literature by Barbara K. Curry, James Michael Brodie, and Jerry Butler 1996
    • Freedom Train North: Stories of the Underground Railroad in Wisconsin (1999) by Julia Pferdehirt and Jerry Butler

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  • Caldwell, Price 1940
    • "A Sense of Place"
  • Campbell, Clarice T.
    • Civil Rights Chronicle:  Letters from the South (Tupelo)
  • Campbell, Will D. 1924-2013
    • Providence
    • Soul Among Lions:  Musings of a Bootleg Preacher 1999
    • Brother to a Dragonfly (a National Book Award Nominee)
    • The Glad River 2005
    • Forty Acres and a Goat
    • The Stem of Jesse
    • The Convention
    • God on Earth: The Lord's Prayer for Our Time
    • Race and Renewal of the Church
    • The Pear Tree That Bloomed in the Fall
    • And Also with You: Duncan Gray and the American Dilemma (1998 Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award for non-fiction)
    • Soul Among Lions: Musings of a Bootleg Preacher
    • A Black Politician's Journey to the House: Robert G. Clark's Story 
  • Cantrell, Julie
    • Into the Free 2012
    • When Mountains Move 2013
  • Canzoneri,  Robert  1925-2010, writer of short stories and poems, essays
    • Men with Little Hammers (novel)
    • Barbed Wires and Other Stories
    • I Do So Politely, A Voice from the South
  • Capers, Charlotte   (1913-1997)
    • The Capers Papers
    • The Capers Canines (Dec. 1999)
  • Carsley, Anne   1935
    • This Ravished Rose
    • The Winged Lion
    • This Triumphant Fire
    • Defiant Desire
    • The Golden Savage
    • Tempest
    • Lady Defiant 
  • Carter, Monica
    • As If Nothing Happened
    • Sacrifice the One 2007
  • Carter, Jr., William Hodding  (1907-1972) also Carter II
    • journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner for editorials in Delta Democrat-Times, 1946
    • The Winds of Fear
    • Flood Crest
    • The Ballad of Catfoot Grimes  (poetry)
    • Where Main Street Meets The River
    • First Person Rural, Doomed Road of Empir
    • The Lower Mississippi
    • John Law Wasn't So Wrong
    • Southern Legacy
    • So The Hefners Left McComb
    • So Great A Good ---and others (Click name for more information)
  • Carter III, Hodding (1935--), father William Hodding Carter, Jr.,
    • ran the Delta Democrat-Times in Greenville between 1962-1977, now at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
    • The South Strikes Back
    • The Reagan Years
  • Carter, IV, W. Hodding (1962--)

    • A Viking Voyage : In Which an Unlikely Crew of Adventurers Attempts an Epic Journey to the New World 2000
    •  An Illustrated Viking Voyage : Retracing Leif Eriksson's Journey in an Authentic Viking Knarr (with Russell Kaye)
    • Flushed: How The Plumber Saved Civilization
    • Westward Whoa
    • Stolen Water: Saving the Everglades from Its Friends, Foes, and Florida 2004
  • Case, Carroll  (McComb)
    • The Slaughter:  An American Atrocity
  • Cassity,  Turner  (Jackson,MS) 1929-2009, poet
    • Watchboy, What of the Night?
    • Between the Chains (Phoenix Poets Series)
    • Hurricane Lamp
    • The Destructive Element : New and Selected Poems
    • Steeplejacks in Babel
    • Yellow for Peril, Black for Beautiful
    • The Defense of the Sugar Islands: A Recruiting Poster
    • Airship Boys in Africa (in POETRY, CXVI:4 (July, 1970)
  • Catledge, Turner (William)   1901 (editor of the New York Times)
    • My Life and the Times By the man who ran the world's most powerful newspaper
  • Chaze, Elliott   1915-1990  Hattiesburg
    • Black Wings Has My Angel
    • The Golden Tag
    • The Stainless Steel Kimono
    • Tiger in the Honeysuckle
    • Goodbye Goliath
    • Wettermark
  • Chesterton, R. B. (See Carolyn Haines)_
    • Blues Traveling:  The Holy Sites of Delta Blues
  • Childress, Mark
    • Gone for Good
    • Crazy in Alabama (novel and screenplay)
    • Tender
    • A World Made of Fire
    • V for Victor
    •  Joshua and the Big Bad Blue Crabs
    • Joshua and Bigtooth
    • Henry Bobbity Is Missing : And It Is All Billy Bobbity's Fault!
    • One Mississippi (July 2006)
    • Georgia Bottoms: A Novel (Feb 23, 2011
    • Looking for Harper Lee (Mar 1, 2012)
  • Clarke, Hewitt
    • He Saw the Elephant:  Confederate Naval Saga of Lt. Charles "Savvy" Read, CSN
    • The East End Tea Room -----and others
  • Chiplin,C. K.
    • Roads from the Bottom: A Survival Journal for America's Black community
  • Cleveland, Rick (now executive director of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame Museum)
    • Vaught: The Man & His Legacy
    • BOO A Life In Baseball, Well-lived 2009
    • It's More Than A Game
  • Clower, Jerry  (1926-1998)
    • Ain't God Good!, 1975
    • Let the Hammer Down! 1978
    • Life Everlaughter: The Heart and Humor of Jerry Clower.
    • Stories from Home, 1992
  • Cobb, Joseph Beckham   1819 (Longwood Plantation, near Columbus)
    •  The Creole: Or, Siege of New Orleans: A Historical Romance: Founded on the Events of 1814-15 (novel, 1850)
    • Mississippi Scenes: Or, Sketches of Southern and Western Life and Adventure, Humorous, Satirical, and Descriptive, Including the Legend of Black Creek (stories and sketches)
    • Leisure Labors: Or, Miscellanies, Historical, Literary, and Political (essays)
  • Cochran, Louis (Shannon . MS)
    • Fool of God --novel about the life of Alexander Campbell, from whom the term “Campbellites” originated
    • Raccoon John Smith
    • Black Earth --set in the Mississippi Delta
  • Cockrell,  Tom    (Louisville, MS)
    • A Mississippi Rebel in the Army of Northern Virginia:  The Civil War Memoirs of Private David E. Holt, LSU Press, 1995, co-edited with Michael B. Ballard
    • A Mississippi Rebel in the Army of Northern Virginia:  The Civil War Memoirs of Private David E. Holt, with a  New Appendix of Excerpts from His 1865 Diary, LSU Press, 2001, co-edited with Michael B. Ballard
  • Cohen, Edward
    • The Peddler's Grandson:  Growing Up Jewish in Mississippi
  • Cohn, David Greenville (1894-1960)
    • Where I Was Born and Raised
    • God Shakes Creation 1935
    • Love in America
    • Picking America's Pockets
    • This Is the Story
  • Cole, Bobby
    • The Dummy Line (A Jake Crosby Thriller) 2008
    • Moon Underfoot (A Jake Crosby Thriller) 2013
    • The Rented Mule 2014
  • Collum, Danny Duncan  1954, Ripley
    • Platinum Heart
    • Telephone Road
    • Black and White Together: The Search for Common Ground
    • contributing editor/writer for Sojourners and Utne magazines
  • Compton, David
    • The Acolyte (also published in paperback as Executive Sanction)
    • Family Sins 2004
    • A Filthy Business 2004
    • Impaired Judgement 2001
  • Conner, Douglas  (1920 -1998)
    • Bringing Hope: The Autobiography of a Black Physician (with John Marszalek)
  • Canonici, Paul V. (Madison, MS)
    • The Delta Italians: Their Pursuit of "The Better Life" and Their Struggle Against Mosquitoes, Floods, and Prejudice
    • SO ITALIAN: TRADITIONAL RECIPES WITH MY ART AND TRAVEL NOTES
    • Delta Italians, Vol. II
  • Cora, Cat  Jackson, MS, now lives in California, Food Network chef
    • Cat Cora's Kitchen:   Favorite Meals for Family and Friends
    • Cooking From the Hip: Fast, Easy, Phenomenal Meals (2007)
  • Cortner, Richard C.
    • A "Scottsboro" Case in Mississippi: The Supreme Court and Brown vs. Mississippi
    • A Mob Intent on Death: The NAACP and the Arkansas Riot Cases
  • Cothren, Paige
    • Let None Deal Treacherously (1980)
    • Sweeter Than Honey (1982)
    • Seeking to Know Her (1990)
    • Walk Carefully Around the Dead (1998)
    • An Academy Called Pain (1999)
    • So Great the Pretender (2001)
    • An Echo of Silence (unpublished working title for new novel and sequel to So Great the Pretender)
  • Cotton, Gordon  Vicksburg
    • Vicksburg and the War  (with Greg Giambrone)
  • Creekmore, Hubert   (1907-1966) Water Valley
    • The Long Reprieve  poems
    • Strangers and Friends   novel
  • Creevy, Patrick 1947
    • Lakeshore Drive (1992)
    • Tyrus  (2002)
    • Ryan's Woods: A South Side Boyhood Fifty Years Ago 2013
  • Crocker, Jack, Poet and song writer, Missiissippi Delta native
    • Range Finding
  • Croistwait, Henry Lafayette Chickasaw County late 19th century
    • The Last Stitch
  • Crowe, Doris Isbell (1940) Nettleton, MS
    • Dummy's Little Girl 1993
  • Crowley, Mart playwright, television producer
    • The Boys in the Band
    • Remote Asylum
    • A Breeze from the Gulf
  • Curry, Constance
    • Silver Rights
    • Deep in Our Hearts: Nine White Women in the Freedom Movement  (et al )
    • Mississippi Harmony: Memoirs of a  Freedom Fighter with Winson
    • The Wrong Side of Murder Creek: A White Southerner in the Freedom Movement 2008

D

  • Dalby, Robert 1946 Natchez
    • God of the Door : A Novel 1993
    • O Bed O Breakfast 2000
    • Waltzing at the Piggly Wiggly 2006
    • Kissing Babies at the Piggly Wiggly 2007
    • A Piggly Wiggly Wedding 2009
    • A Piggly Wiggly Christmas 2010
  • Davis, David R.   Clinton
    • Redneck Night Before Christmas
    • Trucker's Night Before Christmas
  • Davis, Reuben
    • Butcher Bird 1936
    • Shim : A Novel (with  Reuben Davis, Bertram Wyatt-Brown, Bertram Wyatt  Brown (Illustrator)
  • Dawson, Tom and Alan Lange
    • Kings of Tort: The True Story of Dickie Scruggs, Paul Minor, and two decades of political and legal manipulation in Mississippi
  • Deal, Borden 1922-1985, Pontotoc
    • Killer in the House
    • Dunbar's Cove, 1957
    • The Spangled Road, 1962
    • A Long Way to Go, 1965
    • The Least One, 1967
    • The Insolent Breed, 1959
    • Dragon's Wine,  1960
    • The Tobacco Men, 1965  (Based on notes by Theodore Dreiser)
    • Interstate, 1970
    • The Bookman Saga:  A Trilogy
    • The Winner, 1973
    • The Advocate, 1968
    • The Loser, 1964
    • Olden Times
    • The Other Room , 1974
    • The Least One, 1967
    • Bluegrass, 1976
    • Walk Through the Valley, 1956
    • A Neo-Socratic Dialogue on the Reluctant Empire, 1971 (Limited edition)
    • "Antaeus" (short story published in Southwest Review, spring, 1961, and in many high school anthologies)
    •  There Were Also Strangers (1985)
  • DeLaughter, Bobby (Hinds County)
    • Never Too Late: A Prosecutor's Story of Justice in the Medgar Evers Case
  • di Michele, Andy, poet   (Jackson)
    • Black Market Pneuma (1999)
    • mentioned in Willie Morris's My Cat Spit McGee, p. 134
  • Denson,  Judy Moon (Hattiesburg)
    • Kidspirational Keepsakes:  Out of the Mouths of Babes
  • Dickerson,  James L.  Jackson
    • Just for a Thrill:  Lil Hardin Armstrong, First Lady of Jazz
    • Colonel Tom Parker: The Curious Life of Elvis Presley's Eccentric Manager
    • Goin' Back to Memphis:  A Century of Blues, Rock 'n Roll
    • Glorious Soul
  • Dickson, Harris   Vicksburg  (1868-1946)
    • The Black Wolf's Breed
    • The Ravanels (1905)
    • Old Reliable (1912)
    • Old Reliable in Africa (1920)
    • Children of the River: A Romance of Old New Orleans (1928)
    • The Siege of Lady Resolute (1902)
    • She That Hesitates  (1903)
    • Gabrielle, Transgressor (1906)
    • Duke of Devil May Care (1905)
    • The Story of King of Cotton
    • The House of Luck 
    • and others
  • Dittmer, John
    • Local People: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi 1994
    • The Good Doctors: The Medical Committee for Human Rights and the Struggle for Social Justice in Health Care (2009)
  • Dixon,  Louisa
    • Next to Last Chance: A Mississippi Mystery
    • Outside Chance (September, 1999)
    • No Chance (not yet published)
    • Never Had A Chance (working title)
    • What Did I Do Today?: For Young Writers
    • What Did I Do Today?: The Make Your Own Calendar Journal
  • Dollarhide, Louis 1918
    • Of Art and Artists:  Selected Reviews of the Arts in Missisippi
  • Donaghy, Henry J. 1930
    • "The Consoler" (award winning short story published in Memphis")
    • Vessels of Clay: The Seductive Life of the Priesthood,  2003
  • Donald, David
    • Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War (1961) Pulitzer Prize
    • Charles Sumner and the Rights of Man (1970)
    • Look Homeward:  A Life of Thomas Wolfe (1987
  • Douglas, Ellen 1921-2012 (pen name of Josephine Haxton)
    • Can't Quit You Baby (1988)
    • A Family's Affairs (1962)
    • Black Cloud, White Cloud: Two Novellas and Two Stories (1963),  reprinted in 1989--U. Press of Mississippi's Author and Artist Series in with illustrations by Elizabeth Wolfe
    • Where the Dreams Cross  (1968) , October 2000 (Reprint Edition)
    • Apostles of Light (1973)
    • The Rock Cried Out (1979)
    • A Lifetime Burning (1982)
    • The Magic Carpet and Other Tales, (1987) Walter Anderson, illustrator (19)
    • Four Stories I'm Finally Old Enough to Tell (1998)
    • Witnessing  2004
  • Dunbar, Wylene
    • Margaret Cape: A Novel (winner 1998 Mississippi Arts and Letters Award for fiction)
    • My Life with Corpses
  • Dunkelberg, Kendall
    • Time Capsules. Texas Review Press, 2009.
    • Landscapes and Architectures:  Poems 2001
    • Hercules, Richelieu, and Nostradamus, translations
    • Outside the Lines: New Dutch and Flemish Writing, a special issue of The Literary  Review
  • Dupuy, Eliza
    • The Conspirator 1850
  • Durkee, Lee
    • Rides of the Midway

E

  • East, Charles Elmo  1924  Shelby
    • Where the Music Was (short stories) 1965
    • Distant Friends and Intimate Strangers 1996
    • Sarah Morgan: The Civil War Diary Of A Southern Woman 1991
  • Edge, John T. 
    • Fried Chicken:  an American Story
    • Apple Pie: an American Story
    • Southern Belly: The Ultime Food Lover's Companion to the South --and others
  • Edwards, Mary
    • Angels in the Dust
    • Elizabeth's Choice  2004
    • Angel's Rest 2009
  • Edmondson, Belle (Isabella Buchanan) 1840-1873 (Pontotoc, MS)
    • Lost Heroine of the Confederacy: Diaries and Letters of Belle Edmondson (edited by William and Loretta Gilbraith)
  • Elkins, Carolyn
    • Daedalus Rising Emrys Press, 2002
    • Coriolis Forces (winner of Palanfquin Press Chapbook Contest in 2000)
  • Eubanks, W. Ralph
    •  Ever Is a Long Time: A Journey Into Mississippi's Dark Past (2003)
    • The House at the End of the Road: The Story of Three Generations of an Interracial Family in the American South (2009)
  • Evans, Mary Anna
    • Artifacts  April 1, 2003-- Faye Longchamp Mysteries
    • Relics  August 1, 2005--Faye Longchamp Mysteries
    • Effiegies 2007
    • Findings 2008
    • Floodgates 2008
    • Wounded Earth 2010
    • Strangers 2011
    • Plunder: A Faye Longchamp Mystery 2012
    • Rituals: A Faye Longchamp Mystery 2013
  • Evans, Sr., Paul  (Laurel)
    • Bunny & the Easter Eggs
    • The Adventures of Little Chick
    • A Pie for Thanksgiving
  • Evans, Rachel Darby
    • Not Far From the Zinnias
  • Evers, Charles 1922
    • Have No Fear: A Black Man's Fight for Respect in America
  • Evers-Williams, Myrlie   1933
    • For Us, the Living 1967
    • Watch Me Fly:  What I Learned on the Way to Becoming the Woman I Was Meant  To Be, written with Melinda Blau
    • The Autobiography of Medgar Evers: A Hero's Life and Legacy Revealed Throught His Writings, Letters, and Speeches 2006

F

  • Falkner,  Murray C. (Chooky) (1899-1975) Ripley
    • The Falkners of Mississippi : A Memoir
  • Falkner, William Clark (1926-1889) , great-grandfather of William Faulkner
    • The Siege of Monterey: A Poem
    • The White Rose of Memphis
    • The Little Brick Church
    • Rapid Ramblings in Europe
  •  Farrar, Winifred Hamrick Meridian, MS (poet laureate of Mississippi)
    • Behind the Ridge
    • The Seeking Spirit
    • Cry  Life
    • Moral intention in the work of William Faulkner: a call for postive action, by Winifred Hamrick Farrar (thesis)
  • Faulkner, Jimmy (James Murray) 1923
    • Across the Street:  Faulkner Family Stories
  • Faulkner, John (1901-1963)
    • Men Working
    • Beat Six (unpublished novel written in 1939 to have been published Summer, 1999, by Hill Street Press but not yet published)
    • Dollar Cotton
    • Chooky
    • Cabin Road
    • Uncle Good's Girls
    • The Sin Shouter of Cabin Road
    • Ain't Gonna Rain No More
    • Uncle Good's Weekend Party
    • My Brother Bill: An Affectionate Reminiscence (Nonfiction)
  • Faulkner, William  (1897-1962)
    • As I Lay Dying
    • The Sound and the Fury
    • Absalom, Absalom!
    • The Reivers
    • A Fable
    • Go Down, Moses
    • The Hamlet
    • Intruder In the Dust
    • Light In August
    • The Mansion
    • Pylon
    • The Reivers
    • Requiem for a Nun
    • Sanctuary
    • Sartoris
    • The Town
    • The Unvanquished
    • The Wild Palms or If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem
  • Fennelly, Beth Ann  Oxford, MS
    • Tender Hooks ( published by W. W. Norton, Spring, 2004)
    • Open House  (winner of The Kenyon Review Prize for Poetry)
    • A Different Kind of Hunger (Texas  Review Poetry Chapbook Series) 1998
    • Great with Child: Letters to a Young Mother (non-fiction)
    • Unmentionables: Poems (April 2008)
    • The Tilted World: A Novel 2013 (co-authored with her husband Tom Franklin)
  • Ferguson, Sarah Catherine "Kate" Lee  Greenville
    • Cliquot, A Racing Story of Ideal Beauty 1889
  • Ferguson, Wilson (Bill)
    • Mountain Moonshine to Delta Gumbo (autobiography)
  • Ferris, William R. 1942
    • Mule Trader : Ray Lum's Tales of Horses, Mules  and Men  (1998)
    • Blues from the Delta
    • Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Ethnic Life-Law
    • Encyclopedia of Southern Culture:  Agriculture-Environment
    • Mississippi Black Folklore: A Research Bibliography and Discography
    • Folk Music and Modern Sound
    • Give My Poor Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi Blues The Storied South: Voices of Writers and Artists (Aug 5, 2013)
  • Finlay, Lucille Robinson Greenville, Mississippi, 1897
    • The Coat I Wore  (C. Scribner's Sons, 1947)
  • Fisher-Wirth, Ann W.
    • Blue Window:  Poems (to be released by Archer Books, August  2003)
    • The Trinket Poems (runner-up in the Quentin R. Howard Poetry Chapbook Competition, WIND, 2003)
    • William Carlos Williams and Autobiography: The Woods of His Own Nature (1989)
    • Five Terraces  September 30, 2005
    • Slideshows 2009
    • Carta Marina: A Poem in Three Parts 2009
    • Dream Cabinet 2012
  • Fitts, Susan Love
    • Licking the bones dry:  Poems by Susan Love Fitts
  • Fitzhugh, Bill
    • The Organ Grinder
    • Pest Control
    • Cross Dressing
    • Fender Benders
    • Heart Seizure : A Novel  (2003)
    • Radio Activity  2004
    • Highway 61 Resurfaced (2005)
    • McJesus 2005
    • The Exterminators: An Assassin Bug Thriller 2012
    • and others
  • Fleming, Julie  (Hattiesburg)
    • Moving Lila : A Novel  2000
  • Floyd, John M.  Mississippi mystery writer of short stories
    • Rainbow's End 2006
    • Midnight 2008
    • Clockwork 2010
    • Deception 2013
  • Foote, Shelby 1916--2005
    • Shiloh
    • September  September (made into TV movie called Memphis by TNT)
    • The Civil War: A Narrative  1958 (3 vols.)
    • Chickamauga : And Other Civil War Stories
    • Jordan County: A Landscape in Narrative
    • Tournament
    • Follow Me Down
    • Love in a Dry Season
    • Stars in Their Courses : The Gettysburg Campaign, June-July 1863
    • The Beleaguered City : The Vicksburg Campaign, December 1862-July 1863 (Modern Library)
    • The Correspondence of Shelby Foote & Walker Percy
  • Ford, Charles Henri  1913--2002  poet, photographer, editor, filmmaker, painter, graphic artist,  helped introduce surrealism to America, creator of View mag, born  Brookhaven, MS
    • A Pamphlet of Sonnets (Caravel Press, 1936)
    • The Garden of Disorder and Other Poems
    • Blues: A Magazine of New Rhythms (editor)
    • View magazine (editor)
    • Poems for Painters
    • Om Krishna I: special effects
    • The Half Thoughts
    • Charles Henri Ford: Photographs, 1930-1960 -- by Gerard Malanga (Editor), Steven Watson (Editor)
    • The Young & Evil    novel
    • View: Parade of the Avant-Garde : An Anthology of View Magazine (1940-1947)
    • Flag of ecstasy;: Selected poems
    • Om® Krishna II : from the sickroom of the Walking Eagles
    • Silver flower coo
    • Sleep in a nest of flames: [Poems]
    • Secret haiku (Om Krishna)
    • Eight words
    • The Overturned Lake
    • Spare Parts
    • Water From a Bucket; A Diary, 1948 - 1957, with an introduction by Lynne Tillman. (Turtle Point Press 2001)
  • Ford, Richard 1944
    • Independence Day (Pulitzer Prize)
    • The Sportswriter
    • A Piece of My Heart
    • Women with Men (1997) short story collection and winner of 2001 PEN/Malamud Award)
    • Rock Springs  1988
    • Vintage Ford Vintage 2004
    • The Lay of the Land 2007
    • Wildlife 2010
    • Canada 2012
  • Fraiser, Jim
    • Shadow Seed (novel)  (1997)
    • M Is for Mississippi: An Irreverent Guide to the Magnolia State (non-fiction) (1993)
    • Mississippi River Country Tales : A Celebration of 500 Years of Deep South History (1999)
    • For Love of the Game : The Holy Wars of Millsaps College & Mississippi College Football
    • The Majesty of the Mississippi Delta (with West Freeman) 2002
    • Majesty of Eastern Mississippi  2004
    • The French Quarter of New Orleans with West Freeman (Photographer) 2003
    • Camille : A Novel   2005
    • Vanished Mississippi Gulf Coast with Rick Guy 2006
    • Whiskey with Chaser: The John Clements Novels 2007
  • Franklin, Malcom (1939-1977)
    • Bitterweeds:  Life with William Faulkner at Rowan Oak
  • Franklin, Tom Oxford, MS
    • Poachers:  Stories
    • Hell at the Breech (novel) April 2003
    • Smonk : A Novel  (Sept. 2006)
    • Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter: A Novel
    • The Tilted World: A Novel 2013 (co-authored with his wife Beth Ann Fennelly)
  • Freis, Richard   1939, poet, essayist, translator and librettist, Jackson (Millsaps)
    • Confession (novel)

G

  • Gaither,  Frances  1889-1955  (Corinth and Mississippi State College for Women)
    • Double Muscadine 1949.
    • The Fatal River: The Life and Death of LaSalle 1931.
    • Follow the Drinking Gourd, 1940
    • Little Miss Cappo, 1937.
    • The Pageant of Columbus within a Masques of  I
    • The Painted Arrow,  1931.
    • The Red Cock Crows,  1944.
    • The Scarlet Coat  1934
  • Galef, David
    •  Flesh.  New York:  The Permanent Press, 1995.
    • Turning Japanese.  New York:  The Permanent Press, 1998.
    • The Little Red Bicycle.  Illus. Carol Nicklaus.  New York:  Random House, 1988.
    • Tracks.  Illus. Tedd Arnold.  New York:  William Morrow, 1996.
    • Even Monkeys Fall from Trees:  The Wit and Wisdom of Japanese Proverbs.
    • Even a Stone Buddha Can Talk:  More Wit and Wisdom of Japanese Proverbs.
    • Second Thoughts:  A Focus on Rereading .Detroit:  Wayne State University Press, 1998.  (Editor and contributor).
    • The Supporting Cast:  A Study of Flat and Minor Characters.  University Park, PA:  The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1993.
    • Laugh Track.  March, 2002
    • How to Cope with Suburban Stress 2006
    • Flaws 2007
    • My Date With Neanderthal Woman 2011
  • Gayle, Newton. Pen name of Muna Lee.
  • Geller, Guy  McComb, Mississippi
    • Journeys to Freedom
  • Gilchrist, Ellen (1935-)
    • The Land Surveyor's Daughter (a poetry collection)
    • In The Land of Dreamy Dreams (short stories)
    • Victory Over Japan (short stories)
    • Flights of Angels (1998)  (short stories)
    • Drunk With Love: A Book of Stories
    • Light Can Be Both Wave and Particle
    • I Cannot Get You Close Enough: Three Novellas
    • Rhoda: A Life in Stories
    • The Courts of Love
    • The Age of Miracles
    • The Cabal and Other Stories ( published in April 2000)
    • The Annunciation
    • The Anna Papers
    • Net of Jewels
    • Starcarbon
    • Anabasis: A Journey to the Interior
    • Sarah Conley
    • The Land Surveyor's Daughter: Poems
    • Ellen Gilchrist : Collected Stories
    • The Writing Life  (2005
    • A Dangerous Age 2008
  • Godbold, Jr.,  E. Stanly
    • The Confederate Colonel and Cherokee Chief:  The Life of William Holland Thomas
    • Christopher Gadsden and the American Revolution
    • Ellen Glasgow and the Woman Within
    • Jimmy Carter 2010
  • Godfrey, Wendell   (Florence, Mississippi, Police Chief)
    • Valley of the Shadow
  • Goodard, Jerome
    • The Well of Destiny
  • Graham, Alice Walworth   Natchez
    • Cibola
  • Granberry, Edwin 1897  American regional novelist, short story writer, dramatist, reviewer (of Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell) and translator, born in Meridian, Mississippi
    • Strangers and Lovers
    • The Erl King
    • A Trip to Czardis (best known short story which won the O. Henry Memorial Prize), co-author, with Roy Crane, of the comic strip Buz Sawyer
  • Graves, Sid  1946  poet
  • Gray, Douglas 1948
  • Green, Beverly Broadus 1951- McComb, MS
    • Real Love (life story of Green, who is mother of Snoop Dog)
  • Greene, Joan   1935
  • Grisham, John   1955
    • The Broker (2005)
    • Mickey: A Family Story    (movie 2004))
    • The Street Lawyer (1998)
    • The Partner
    • A Time to Kill
    • The Client
    • The Chamber
    • The  Firm
    • The Runaway Jury
    • The Rainmaker
    • The Testament (February, 1999)
    • The Painted House ( published in The Oxford American in six installments beginning in January 2000 and now available in hardback)
    • The Brethren ( published by Doubleday in February, 2000)
    • Skipping Christmas (November, 2001)
    • The Summons (February, 2002)
    • The King of Torts (2003)
    • Bleachers (2004)
    • The Last Juror  2004
    • The Broker (2006)
    • The Innocent Man (2006) Non-fiction
    • Playing for Pizza (2007)
    • The Appeal (2008)
    • Ford County: Stories (2009)
    • The Associate: A Novel 2009
    • Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer 2010
    • The Confession (2010)
    • The Racketeer 2012
    • The Litigators: A Novel 2012
    • The Appeal: A Novel 2012
    • Calico Joe 2012
    • The Partner: A Novel 2012
    • Sycamore Row 2013
    • Theodore Boone: The Activist (Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer) 2013
    • Theodore Boone: The Accused (Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer) 2013
    • Theodore Boone: The Abduction 2012
  • Gussow, Adam
    • Seems Like Murder Here:  Southern Violence and the Blues Tradition
    • Mister Satan's Apprentice
  • Gutman, Amy
    • Equivocal Death (2001)
    • The Anniversary (2003
  • Guinn, Matthew
    • The Resurrectionist: A Novel 2013
  • Guy, Rick
    • Kuklos 2000
    • Airwaves 2004
    • Katana 2013
  • Guyton, David Edgar   (1880-1964) Blue Mountain, MS
    •   Mother Berry of Blue Mountain

H

  • Hackler, Micah  Ocean Springs
    • The Shadow Catcher (1996)
    • The Dark Canyon (1997)
    • Legend of the Dead : A Sheriff Lansing Mystery (1995)
    • Coyote Returns  (1996)
  • Hagenston, Becky Starkville
    • A Gram of Mars (short story collection)
    • Strange Weather 2010
  • Haines, Carolyn aka R. B. Chesterton, Caroline Burnes, Lizzie Hart
    • Last Scene Alive 2003
    • Touched 1996
    • Summer of the Redeemers 1994
    • Summer of Fear
    • Them Bones: A Mystery from the Mississippi Delta (1999)
    • Buried Bones (2000)
    • Splintered Bones (2003)
    • Crossed Bones (April 2003)
    • Hallowed Bones (2004)
    • Ham Bones 2008
    • Bone Appetit (A Sarah Booth Delaney Mystery) 2010
    • Moments With Eugene : A Collection of  Memories (editor, May 2000) (non-fiction)
    • My Mother's Witness: The Peggy Morgan Story (2003)
    • Kudzu Christmas (collection of short stories)  2005
    • Judas Burning (2005)
    • Penumbra  (April 4, 2006)
    • Wishbones (Sarah Booth Delaney Mystery) 2009
    • Bones to Pick 2007
    • Greedy Bones 2009
    • Bones of a Feather 2011
    • Skin Dancer 2011
    • Bone Fire of the Vanities 2013
    • Smarty Bones 2013 and many others (Click on Haines link above for more)
    • The Seeker: A Walden Pond Mystery (as R. B. Chesterton)
    • The Darkling: A Walden Pond Mystery (as R. B. Chesterton)
  • Hairston, Loyle 1926
    • U.S.A. and the American Negro Short Stories (1966).
    • The Winds of  Change short story
  • Halberstam, David  1934-2007, West Point
    • The Children
    • War in a Time of Peace : Bush, Clinton, and the Generals
    • The Best and the Brightest
    • The Fifties
    • October 1964
    • Summer of '49 and many more.
  • Hall,  Martha Lacy   Magnolia, 1923
    • The Apple-Green Triumph and Other Stories
    • Music Lesson : Stories
    • Call It Living: Three Stories 1981
  • Hamblin, Robert W.
    • From the Ground Up:  Poems of One Southerner's Passage to Adulthood1992
    • Perpendicular Rain (chapbook)  1986
    • editor of many books about William Faulkner
  • Hamer, Fannie Lou   (1917-1977)
    • To Praise Our Bridges (autobiography)
  • Hannah, Barry 1942-2010
    • Airships (a collection of short stories)
    • Geronimo Rex
    • Nightwatchmen
    • Ray
    • The Tennis Handsome
    • Captain Maximus (a collection of short stories)
    • Hey, Jack
    • Boomerang
    • Never Die
    • Bats Out of Hell
    • Yonder Stands Your Orphan
  • Hardwick, Phil
    • Found in Flora
    • Justice in Jackson
    • Captured in Canton
    • Newcomer in New Albany
    • Vengeance in Vicksburg
    • Collision in Columbia
    • Conspiracy in Corinth
    • Sixth Inning in Southaven
    • Cover Up in Columbus
    • Sixth Inning in South Haven
    • Letters from Lexington
    • Two Hours of Real Estate: One Minute at a Time (nonfiction)
  • Hargrove, Nancy  Starkville
    •  Landscape as Symbol in the Poetry of T.S. Eliot  (1978)
    • The Journey Toward Ariel: Sylvia Plath's Poetry of 1956-1959 (1994)
  • Harlan, Louis R. 1922, West Point, MS , writer of non-fiction
    • Booker T. Washington: The Making of a Black Leader, 1856-1901.
    • Booker T. Washington: The Wizard of Tuskegee, 1901-1915 won the 1984 Pulitzer Prize in Biography
  • Harmon,  A. G.   Houston, MS
    • A House All Stilled
  • Harper, Phyllis 1933
  • Harriell, Derrick A.
    • Cotton (poems) 2010
  • Harrington, Evans   1925-1997
    • The Prisoners
    • Willa
    • Missy
    • Lily
  • Harris, Charlaine 1951,Tunica, MS
    • Dead Until Dark
    • Shakespeare's Holiday
    • Aurora Teagarden Mysteries:
      • Real Murders
      • A Bone to Pick
      • Three Bedrooms, One Corpse
      • The Julius House
      • Dead Over Heels
      • A Fool and His Honey 1999
      • Last Scene Alive  2002
      • Poppy Done to Death
      • Definitely Dead
    • Lily Bard Mysteries:
      • Shakespeare's Landlord
      • Shakespeare's Champion
      • Shakespeare's Christmas
      • Shakespeare's Trollop
      • Shakespeare's Counselor
    • Sweet and Deadly
    •  A Secret Rage
    •  Living Dead in Dallas (2002)
    •  Grave Sight October 4, 2005
    • Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood, Book 12
    • Dead Ever After: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel 2013 (final book in Sookie Stackhouse series) True Blood Book 13
    • After Dead: What Came Next in the World of Sookie Stackhouse Oct. 2013
    • Cemetery Girl, Book One: The Pretenders (The Cemetery Girl Trilogy) Jan. 2014 with Christopher Golden
    • (SEE COMPLETE LIST BY CLICKING ON CHARLAINE HARRIS'S NAME) or go to http://www.charlaineharris.com/bibliography/bibliog-sookie.html
  • Harris, Thomas  1940
    • The Silence of the Lambs
    • Black Sunday
    • Red Dragon
    • Hannibal (1999)
    • Hannibal Rising 2006
  • Haxton, Brooks  1950 (poet and son of Ellen Douglas)
    • The Lay of Eleanor and Irene
    • Dominion Dead Reckoning
    • The Sun at Night
    • Fragments:  The Collected Wisdom of Heraclitus
    • Dances for Flute and Thunder:  Praises, Prayers, and Insults 1999
    • Uproar: Antiphonies to Psalms 2004
    • They Lift Their Wings to Fly 2008
    Haxton,  Josephine Ayres    1921-2012  (See Ellen Douglas)
  • Haxton, Kenneth 1919- 2002
    • Hide Me In Sheol (Novel) - 1948
    • To Say One (Novel) - 1960
    • The Outward Side (Novel) - 1971
    • Geminae (Novel) - 1982
    • Death In D Major (Novel) - 1989
    • The Undiscovered Country (Only Published Novel) - 1997
    • Joys of the Flesh, Aches of the Heart (Short Stories) - 1987
    • The Robins and the Sparrows (Play) - 1977
    •  My Sister As Phoenix (Screenplay) - 1989
    •  Hold On (Screenplay based on story by Ellen Douglas) - 1995
  • Haynes, Melinda
    • Mother of Pearl (Oprah Winfrey Book Club Choice) 1999
    • Chalktown 2001
    • Willem's Field 2003
  • Heard, Alex
    • The Eyes of Willie McGee: A Tragedy of Race, Sex, and Secrets in the Jim Crow South (2010)
    • Apocalypse Pretty Soon (1999)
  • Hearn, Phil
    • Hurricane Camille: Monster Storm of the Gulf Coast
  • Hegwood, Martin
    • Big Easy Backroad (St. Martin's Minotaur Mysteries)
    • A Green-Eyed Hurricane
    • Massacre Island (Oct. 2001)
    • Jackpot Bay (2002)
  • Hemingway, Lorian
    • Walking into the River (1992)  Nominated for the Mississippi  Arts and Letters Award for Fiction (1992)
    • Walk on Water  (1998)
    •  A World Turned Over  (pre-publication title Act of God)
  • Henley, Beth 1952 (playwright)
    • The Debutante Ball
    • Abundance
    • Am I Blue (one-act play)
    • Crimes of the Heart (three-act play); also a screenplay and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for drama
    • The Miss Firecracker Contest (two-act play); also a screenplay
    • The Wake of Jeremy Foster (two-act play)
    • The Debutante Ball
    • The Lucky Spot
    • Control Freaks
    •  Nobody's Fool, (screenplay, 1986, movie stars  Rosanna Arquette)
    •  Signature
    •  L-Play
    • True Stories (1986)
    • Come West with Me (1998) (play Abundance)
    • Impossible Marriage (premiere in New York, fall, 1998, off-Broadway starring Holly Hunter)
    • Revelers 2003
  • Henry, Aaron
    • Aaron Henry:  The Fire Ever Burning (with Constance Curry)
  • Henson,  Jim  1936 - 1990, born in Greenville, lived in Leland, MS
    • writer for Sesame Street and work is basis for many Sesame Street books
    • Drama (Screenplays)
      •   Time Piece.(Also producer and director.)  1965.
      •   The Cube Teleplay. (Co-author, producer and director.) Broadcast by NBC-TV,  1969.
    • Nonfiction:
      • The Muppet Show Book
  • Hermann, Janet Sharp
    • Joseph E. Davis:  Pioneer Patriarch
    • The Pursuit of a Dream
  • Herndon, Ernest
    • In The Hearts Of Wild Men
    • Canoeing Mississippi (2001)
    • Backwater Blues
    • Deathbird of Paradise (Eric Sterling, Secret  Agent, No 7)
    • Double-Crossed in Gator Country (Eric Sterling, Secret Agent, Book 2)
    • Island Quarry
    • Little People of the Lost Coast (Eric Sterling, Secret Agent , No 8)
    • Morning Morning True : A Novel of  Intrigue in New Guinea
    • Night of the Jungle Cat (Eric Sterling,  Secret Agent, Book 3)
    • The Secret of Lizard Island (Eric Sterling Secret Agent, Book 1)
    • Sisters of the Wolf (Eric Sterling, Secret Agent, #5)
    • Smugglers on Grizzly Mountain (Eric  Sterling, Secret Agent, Book  4)
    • Trouble at Bamboo Bay ( Eric Sterling, Secret Agent,  #6)
  • Herrera, Anthony
    • The Cancer War: My Story
  • Herring, Robert 1928
    • Hub
    • McCampbell's War
  • Higginbotham, Jay
    • Brother Holyfield,  1972 (fiction)
    • Mobile: City by the Bay 1968
    • Mauvila  2000   and other others
  • Higginbotham, Sylvia Columbus, MS
    • Reflections:  Homes and History of Columbus, Mississippi
    • Marvelous Old Mansions: and Other Southern Treasures
    • The Insiders' Guide to Mississippi--2nd Edition
    • Time Passages and others
  • Hill, Rebecca 1944
    • Among Birches (winner of Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Literature Award)
    • Blue Rise
    • Killing Time in St. Cloud
  • Hillyer, Carter and  William Sinclair Hillyer
    • If Only (a compilation of journal entries, poems and songs his son William wrote and Carter edited)
  • Hoar, Jere 1928
    • Body Parts (collection of short stories)
    • The Hit (2003)  novel
  • Holland, Endesha Ida Mae 1941-2006
    • From the Mississippi Delta (1992, autobiographical drama)
    • Miss Ida B. Wells (one woman play)
  • Hollandsworth, Jr., James G.  Hattiesburg
    • The Louisiana Native Guards: The Black Military Experience During the Civil War 1998
    • Pretense of Glory: The Life of General Nathaniel P. Banks 1998
    • An Absolute Massacre: The New Orleans Race Riot of July 30, 1866
    • Portrait of a Scientific Racist: Alfred Holt Stone of Mississippi 2006
    • Coming of Age in the Crescent City (to be published)
  • Hopson, Mary Louise Shirley Vaughn
    • The Pinder Poet:  Cherishing this Heritage
  • Howorth, Lucy Sommerville 1951
  • Hudson, Dennis FColumbus
    • Royal Blue
  • Hudson,Winson  died April 27, 2004
    • Mississippi Harmony:  Memoirs of a Freedom Fighter (with Constance Curry)
  • Huffman, Alan
    • Sultana:Surviving the Civil War, Prison, and The Worst Maritime Disaster in American History
    • Ten Point: DeerCamp in the Mississippi Delta
    • Mississippi in Africa:  The Saga of the Slaves of Prospect Hill Plantation and Their Legacy in Liberia Today  2004
    • Here I Am: The Story of Tim Hetherington, War Photographer 2013
    • We're with Nobody: Two Insiders Reveal the Dark Side of American Politics (co-authored with Michael Rejebian) 2012
  • Hummer,  T. R. (Macon)
    • Lower-Class Heresy 1987
    • Useless Virtues: Poems (Southern Messenger Poets) 2001
    • The Unfeigned Word: Fifteen Years of New England Review (Ed.)
    • Walt Whitman in Hell: Poems (Southern Messenger Poets)
    • The 18,000-Ton Olympic Dream Poems  1990
    • The Angelic Orders: Poems 1982
    •  The Passion of the Right-Angled Man (poems), University of Illinois Press, 1984
    • The Infinity Sessions: Poems (Southern Messenger Poets)
    • and others
  • Hutto, David
    • When Autumn Comes: A Wordscape on CD (1999)

I

  • Iles, Greg
    • Spandau Phoenix 1993
    • Black Cross 1995
    • Mortal Fear 1997
    • The Quiet Game 1999
    • Gas Letal 2000
    • 24 Hours (released by Sony Pictures as Trapped) 2000
    • Dead Sleep 2001
    • Sleep No More  2003
    • The Footprints of God : A Novel  2003
    • Dark Matter 2004
    • Blood Memory 2005
    • Turning Angel (Penn Cage novel) 2005
    • True Evil 2006
    • Third Degree 2008
    • The Devil's Punchbowl 2009
    • The Bone Tree 2012
    • The Death Factory: A Penn Cage Novella 2014 (Kindle Single)
    • Natchez Burning 2014
  • Ingraham, Joseph Holt
  • Ingraham, Col. Prentiss 1843-1904  (writer of poems, short stories, plays, six  hundred novels and four hundred novelletes about Buffalo Bill, Jean Lafitte, and other adventurers and heroes of the dime novels.)
  • Inmon, Gerald
    • Yocona Puff Adder
  • Ivy, Robert 1947

J

  • Jacks, Beth Boswell
  • Jackson, Angela  1951  (poet)
    • VooDoo/Love Magic
    • The Greenville Club
    • Solo in the Boxcar Third Floor E
    • The Man with the White Liver
    • And All These Roads Be Luminous: Selected Poems
  • Jacob, Frances
    • Le chasseur d'etoiles (play)
    • Steel and Stars, Poems
  • James,Clayton
    • McArthur
  • James, Dean (aka as Jimmie Ruth Evans) Granada County, MS
    • Posted To Death: A Simon Kirby-Jones Mystery 2003
    • Faked To Death (Simon Kirby-Jones Mysteries) 2004
    • Baked To Death (Simon Kirby-Jones Mystery) 2006
    • Flamingo Fatale (Trailer Park Mysteries) 2005
    • Murder Over Easy (Trailer Park Mystery) 2006 (writing as Jimmie Ruth Evans
    • Best Served Cold (Trailer Park Mystery) 2007
    • Bring Your Own Poison (Trailer Park Mysteries) 2008
  • James, Neill 1895-1995, Grenada, Mississippi
    • Dust In My Heart 1944
    • Petticoat Vagabond: In Ainu Land and Up and Down Eastern Asia1942
    • Petticoat Vagabond: Up and Down The World in Asia 1942
    • White Reindeer 1940
  • Jewell, Louise Pond    Moorhead, MS
    • The Great Adventure, 1911
    • The Conqueror, 1916
  • Johnson, Deborah Columbus, MS
    • The Secret of Magic 2013
    • The Air Between Us 2008
    • Tuscany 1999 (written as Deborah Johns
    • The Lion of Venice 2001 (written as Deborah Johns)
    • Maiden of Fire 2004 (as Johns)
    • The Maltese Star 2002 (as Johns)
  • Johnson, Rheta Grimsley
    • Enchanted Evening Barbie and the Second Coming (2010)
    • Poor Man's Provence: Finding Myself in Cajun Louisiana, 2008
    • Good Grief: The Story of Charles M. Schulz
    • They Didn't Put That on the Huntley-Brinkley!: A Vagabond Reporter Encounters the New South
  • Jordan, David L. Greenwood, MS
    • David L. Jordan: From the Mississippi Cotton Fields to the State Senate: A Memoir2014 (University Press of Mississippi)

K

  • Kane, Mallory (aka Rickey Mallory)
    • The Heart of Brody McQuade, June 2008
    • Silent Guardian, January 2008
    • A Father's Sacrifice, October 2007
    • Juror No. 7, May 2007
    • Six Gun Investigation, January 2007
    • Covert Makeover, July 2006
    • Shadow of the Cat, June 2006 w/a Rickey R. Mallory
    • Lullabies and Lies, February 2006
    • Epiphany, November 2005
    • Seeking Asylum, August 2005
    • A Protected Witness, November 2004
    • Bulletproof Billionaire, August 2004
    • Silk and Magic, April 2004 w/a Rickey R. Mallory
    • Bodyguard/Husband, November 2003
    • Heart of the Hero, March 2003 w/a Rickey R. Mallory
    • Heir to Secret Memories, February 2003
    • Time Rider, July 2001 w/a Rickey R. Mallory
    • The Lawman Who Loved Her, June 2001
  • Kardos, Michael
    • One Last Good Time 2012 (Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award for fiction winner in 2012 ) short stories
    • The Three Day Affair (Sept., 2012) novel
  • Kean, Jack
    •  Deadly Sacrifice (  May, 1999)
    • Being from the South Doesn't Make Me Stupid (2001)
  • Kearney, Belle   (1863-1939)
    • A Slaveholder's Daughter
    • Conqueror or Conquered: Or, the Sex Challenge Answered (1921)
    • Editor of "Mama Flower" (1918)
  • Keating, Bern  (1915-2004) Greenville
    • The Horse That Won the Civil War (fiction)
    • The Invaders of Rome
    • Life and Death of the Aztec Nation
    • The Mosquito Gleet
    • Zebulon Pike: Young America's Frontier Scout
    • Mississippi and others
  • Keller, James  MUW
    • Princes, Soldiers and Rogues (poetry)
  • Keyes, J. Gregory 1963
    • The Waterborn
    • The Blackgod
    • Newton's Cannon (1998)The Age of Unreason, Book 1)
    • A Calculus of Angels (The Age of Unreason, Book 2
    • Empire of Unreason (The Age of Unreason, Book 3)
    • The Shadows of God (The Age of Unreason, Book 4)
    • Babylon 5: Dark Genesis:  The Birth of the PSI Corps (based on Straczynsk)
    • The Briar King (2003)
    • The Charnel Prince   ( 2006)
    • The Blood Knight  ( 2006)
    • The Born Queen (The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone, Book 4)and others
  • Khayat, Robert
    • The Education of a Lifetime (2013)
  • Kimbrough, Edward
    • Night Fire
  • Kimbrell, James Jackson ( Whiting Writers Award and a Ruth Lilly Fellowship, teaches at Florida State, studied at Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi, Ford Foundation Fellowship awarded for research and team-teaching of Philosophy of Religion and Introduction to Religious Studies at Millsaps College in 1988, Lilly Fellowship, the "Discovery"/The Nation Award, and twice received the Academy of American Poets Prize. Recent poems, reviews and translations have appeared in magazines and anthologies such as Poetry, Field, Fence, The Nation, Prairie Schooner, The Boston Book Review, American Poetry: The Next Generation (Carnegie Mellon University Press) and The Bread Loaf Anthology of New American Poets (University Press of New England). He recently received a National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship in poetry.
    • The Gatehouse Heaven: Poems, 1998
    • My Psychic: Poems 2006
    • Three Poets of Modern Korea: Yi Sang, Hahm Dong-Seon and Choi Young-Mi, a collection of translations from the Korean with Jung-Yul Yu, Sarabande Books, 2002.
  • King, Florence
    • Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady
  • Kingsbury, Suzanne
    • The Summer Fletcher Greel Loved Me
    • The Gospel According to Gracey (2003)
  • Kirkpatrick, Marlo and Stephen
    • Romancing the Rain
    • Wilder Mississippi
    • To Catch the Wind
    • In Wilderness Song
    • Wild Mississippi
    • Whistling Wings
    • First Impressions
    • Extreme Exposure: The True Story of a Photo Expedition Lost in the Amazon  by Marlo Carter Kirkpatrick
    • The Naturalist's Journal
    • Mississippi Wildlife Viewing Guide and others
  • Knight, Etheridge   (1931-1991)   poet
    • Poems from Prison
    • Belly Song and Other Poems
    • Born of a Woman: New and Selected Poems
  •  Koger, Lisa
    • Farlanburg Stories
  • Kolin, Philip C.
    • Wailing Walls 2006
    • Roses for Sharron: Poems 1994
    • Deep Wonder: Poems 2000
    • Hurricane Blues: Poems About Katrina and Rita 2006. Coedited with Susan Swartwout
    • A Parable of Women: Poems (Yazoo River Press, 2009)
    • seven books on Tennesee Williams
  • Khayat, Robert
    • Education of a Lifetime 2013

 

L

  • Lackey, Hilliard L.
    • Marks, Martin, and the Mule Train
  • Lange, Alan and Tom Dawson
    • Kings of Tort: The true story of Dickie Scruggs, Paul Minor, and two decades of political and legal manipulation in Mississippi
  • Lawrence, Thomas R.
    • Delta Days: Tales of the Mississippi Delta (2011)
  • Leatherman, Carroll Seabrook
    • Goodbye Ole Miss   (memoir)  2004
  • Lee, Annetta P.
    • A Bitter Rose
    • Fragment in the Sand
    • Path of Thorns (to be published)
  • Lee, Joe
    • On the Record 2002
    • Dead Air 2004
    • Judgment Day 2007
    • The Magnolia Triangle 2009
    • The Long Road Home 2011
    • Last Chance Texaco 2012
  • Lee, Muna   (1895-1965) Raymond, Mississippi
  • Little, John 1939 Brandon
    • Whistling Dixie (short story collection)
  • Lott, Trent
    • Herding Cats
  • Lomax, Sr., John Avery 1867-1948
    • Adventures of a Ballad Hunter
    • Songs of the Cattle Trail and Cow Camp  plus others
  •  Lowry, Beverly  1938
    • Daddy's Girl
    • Breaking Gentle
    • Come Back, Lolly Ray
    • Emma Blue
    • The Perfect Sonya
    • The Track of Real Desires
    • Crossed Over:  A Murder, A Memoir
    • Dream of Dreams:  The Rise and Triumph of Madam C. J. Walker
  • Lowrey, Pitt 1923-1965 Verona
    • The Great Speckled Bird and Other Stories
  • Lyons, Richard  (director of creative writing at Mississippi State University)
    • Hour of the Cardinal (poetry)
    • These Modern Nights

M

  • Mabey, Martha Smith  (currently living in Oaxaca, Mexico)
    • The Anointing
    • Artists Die Best in Black
    • Rodolfo Morales, El Senor De Los Suenos
  • Macy, Samantha Harper Greenwood, Batesville
    • Two Sisters Cafe (co-written with Elena Yates Dulo)
  • Majure, Jim (died 1997)
    • Reluctant Reunion
    • Delta Triangle (soon to be a movie)
  • Malone, Dumas 1892 Coldwater
    • Dictionary of American Biography
    • Jefferson and his Time  5 vols.
  • Malone, Kemp 1889-1997
    • Literary History of Hamlet
  •  Manning, Archie and Peyton (with John Underwood)
    • Manning: A Father, His Sons, and A Football Legacy
  • Marlette, Doug 1949--2007, Laurel, Mississippi
    • Kudzu
    • The Bridge
    • Magic Time 2007
  • Marsh, Charles
  • Marrs, Suzanne
    • Eudora Welty:  A Biography  2005
    • The Welty Collection
    • Welty and Politics:  Did the Writer Crusade?
    • One Writer's Imagination:  The Fiction of Eudora Welty
  • Marshall, Bev
    • Right as Rain : A Novel
    • Hot Fudge Sundae Blues : A Novel
    • Walking Through Shadow
  • Marszalek, John
    • Assault at West Point: The Court Martial of Johnson Whittaker (Showtime movie as well)
    • Sherman's March to the Sea (2005)
    • Commander of All Lincoln’s Armies: A Life of General Henry W. Halleck (2004)
    • The Petticoat Affair: Manners, Mutiny, and Sex in Andrew Jackson's White House (1998)
    • Sherman: A Soldier's Passion for Order
    • The Diary of Miss Emma Holmes, 1861-1866
    • A Black Businessman in White Mississippi, 1886-1974 ( with Sadie Weir)
    • Sherman's Other War: The General and the Civil War Press
    • Bringing Hope: The Autobiography of a Black Physician (with Douglas Conner)
    • American Political History, The State of Discipline
    • Court Martial: A Black Man in America
    • Encyclopedia of African-American Civil Right: From Emancipation to the Present
    • Grover Cleveland: A Bibliography
    • The Greenwood Encyclopedia of African American Civil Rights: From Emancipation to the Twenty-First Century, edited with Charles D. Lowery and Thomas Adams Upchurch
  • Massey, Joe T.
    • Reaching High
  • Maxwell, John 1944
    • Buck Nekkid (play)
    • Oh, Mr. Faulkner, Do You Write? and others
  • May, Mack R. (1951) Brookhaven, MS
    • The Consort
  • Mayes, Jimmi
    • The Amazing Jimmi Mayes: Sideman to the Stars, University Press of Mississippi, 2013
  • McCarty, Oseola 1908-1999
    • Simple Wisdom for Rich Living
  • McCauley, Robbie
    • Sally's Rape (Obie Award for drama in which she also starred)
    • Mississippi Freedom (drama)
  • McCord, Charline
    • Christmas Stories from Mississippi  (co-editor with Judy Tucker and contributor)
    • A Very Southern Christmas  (co-edited with Judy Tucker)
    • A Dixie Christmas : Holiday Stories from the South's Best Writers
    • Growing Up in Mississippi (editor) 2008
    • Coming Home to Mississippi editor 2013
  • McClelland, Ben W.
    • Soldier's Son
  • McDowell, Katherine Sherwood Bonner (See Bonner) 1849-1883
  • McElvaine, Robert  1947
    • Down and Out in the Great Depression:  Letters from the "Forgotten Man" (North Carolina, 1983)
    • The Great Depression: America, 1929-1941  (Times Books 1984, 1993)
    • The End of the Conservative Era: Liberalism After Reagan (Arbor House, 1987)
    • Mario Cuomo: A Biography (Scribners, 1988)
    • What's Left? -- A New Democratic Vision for America (Adams, 1996)
    • The Great Depression: A History in Documents (Oxford Universtiy Press, 2000)
    •  Eve's Seed: Biology, the Sexes, and the Course of History (McGraw-Hill, 2000)
  • McGaughey, Neil  1951-1999
    • Otherwise Known as Murder
    • The Best Money Murder Can Buy
    • And Then There Were Ten
    • A Corpse by Any Other Name
  • McGregor, Theron --1937-1999
    • Tall Cotton
    • Marlia
    • A Girl from Ipanema
    • Ninety Days
    • The Yoknapatawpha 10K
    • New Gene Autry
  • McKenzie, Danny 
    • Matters of the Spirit:  Human, Holy, and Otherwise
  • McMullan, Margaret
    • When Warhol Was Still Alive (1994)
    • In My Mother's House: A Novel 2003
    • How I Found the Strong 2004
    • When I Crossed No-Bob 2007
    • Cashay (2009)
    • Sources of Light 2010
  • McNair, Clarissa
    • Kiss the Risk 2013 as Cici McNair
    • Detectives Don't Wear Seat Belts (memoir written as Cici McNair) 2009
    • A Flash of Diamonds
    • Garden of Tigers
    • The Hole in the Edge
    • Dancing with Thieves
  • McPhail, Pam
    • No Room for Truth
  • Medley, Don
    • The Book of Luke
  • Meredith, Bill
    • Malice in Memphis
  • Metcalfe, Gayden (with Charlotte Hays)
    • Being dead is no excuse : the official southern ladies guide to hosting the perfect funeral 2005
    • Somebody is Going to Die If Lilly Beth Doesn't Catch That Bouquet:The Official Southern Ladies' Guide to Hosting the Perfect Wedding 2007
  • Milhorn, Tom
    • Caduceus Awry
  • Miller, Birthalene   Choctaw County, stories
    • The Lonesomes Ain't No Spring Picnic
  • Miller, Nancy Verhook-Miller and Duane
    • Crosstimbers Stories
  • Miller, John Ramsey   Greenville, MS, 1949
    • The Last Family  (1997)
    • Lost and Found (work currently in progress)
    • Inside Out  (2005)
    • Upside Down  (2005)
    • Side by Side  (2005)
    • Too Far Gone  (August 2006)
    • Smoke & Mirrors 2008
    • The Last Day 2008
  • Miller, Mary
    • Last Days of California 2014 (Liveright)
  • Mills, William   1935 Hattiesburg
    • Stained Glass : Poems
  • Minor, Bill  (journalist)
    • Eyes on Mississippi : A Fifty-Year Chronicle of Change
  • Mitchell, Dennis   Meridian
    • Mississippi Liberal : A Biography of Frank E. Smith
  • Montee, Kristy and Montee, Kelly (aka P. J. Parrish)
  • Moody, Anne 1940
    • Coming of Age in Mississippi
    • Mr. Death
  • Moore, Archie Lee
    • Any boy can: the Archie Moore story
  • Moore, Bess Miller  (see besmilr brigham)
  • Morgan, Berry  1919, Port Gibson
    • The Mystic Adventures of Roxie Stoner
    • Pursuit
  • Morris, David Rae
    • My Mississippi (with his father Willie Morris)
  • Morris, Jo Anne Prichard
    • Barefootin': Life Lessons from the Road to Freedom with Unita Blackwell
  • Morris, Joe Edd  
    • Land Where My Fathers Died
  • Morris, Scott
    • The Total View of Taftly (2000)
    • Waiting for April ( April 2003)
  • Morris, Willie   1935-1999
    •  The Ghosts of Medgar Evers: A Tale of Race, Murder, Mississippi, and Hollywood  (1998)
    • My  Dog Skip
    • Good Ole Boy
    • The Last of the Southern  Girls
    • Always Stand In Against the Curve
    • North Toward Home
    • New York City Days
    • The Courting of Marcus Dupree
    • My Mississippi
    • My Cat Spit McGee
    • Taps (published posthumously, edited by Joanne Pritchard)
    • Shifting Interludes (essays by Morris edited by Jack Bales)
  • Mullen, Jane
    • A Complicated Situation: Stories (1998)
  • Myers, Gary
    • World Effects (a Stanley Hanks poetry chapbook, no. 5, St. Louis, 1990
    • Lifetime Possessions, Winner of the 1997 Riverstone Press poetry Award
    • Planet Auschwitz (to be published)
    • Life's Promise (to be published)

N

  • Nassour, Ellis
    • Oxford University Press: American National Biography - 2000  (Associate Editor, Music & Film; Contributing Writer, Theater, Music & Film)
    • Honky Tonk Angel: The Intimate Story of Patsy Cline  - 1993
    • Patsy Cline: An Intimate Biography - 1981
    • Rock Opera, The Creation of Jesus Christ Superstar (from Record Album to Broadway Show and Motion Picture) - 1973
  •  Neff,  John R.
    • Honoring the Civil War Dead: Cemmemoration and the Problem of Reconciliation
  • Neill, Robert Hitt
    • The Magnolia Club
    • The Jakes!
    • Going Home
    • The Flaming Turkey
    • How to Lose Your Farm in Ten Easy Lessons and Cope with It
    • The Voice of Jupiter Pluvius
  • Neilson, Melany
    • Even Mississippi  (non-fiction)
    • Persia Cafe (fiction)
  • Nelson, Jack  (nonfiction), 1929-2009, Pulitzer prize-winning reporter for Los Angeles Times
    • Terror in the Night: The Klan's Campaign Against the Jews
    • The Orangeburg Massacre (with Jack Bass) and other books
  • Nordan, Lewis  1939-2012
    • Music of the Swamp
    • Welcome to the Arrow-Catcher Fair
    • The All-Girl Football Team
    • Wolf Whistle
    • Sharpshooter Blues
    • Sugar Among the Freaks
    • Lightening Song (1997)
    • Boy with Loaded Gun: A Memoir (1999)
  • Norris, Gloria 1937, novelist, editor-in-chief of Book-of-the-Month Club
    • Three Stories
    • Looking for Bobby

O

  • Odell, Jonathan
    • The View from Delphi
    • The Healing: a novel (2012)
  • O'Donnell, George Marion Greenwood   (Poems in many anthologies)
  • Osborn,  George C. (biography of John Sharp Williams)
  • Osier, John (Senatobia, MS)
    • Covenant at Coldwater
  • Owen, William
    • Gulfport Blues

P

  • Parker, Laurie
    • Everywhere in Mississippi (1996)
    • All Over Alabama (1997)
    • Mississippi Alphabet (1998)
    • Texas Alphabet (2000)
    • Louisiana Alphabet (July, 2001)
    • The Turtle Saver (2002)
    • Mad for Maroon  (2004)
    • It Really Said Christmas 2004
    • Tales of the Good Life 2005
    • A for Angels (2007)
    • The Sweet Dreams Book (2009)
    • Garden Alphabet (2011)
    • The Matchstick Cross: A Novel (2013)
  • Parrish. P. J.
    • Dead of Winter (1999)
    • Dark of the Moon (2001)
    • Paint It Black (2002)
    • Thicker Than Water (2003)
    • AN Unquiet Grave (Louis Kincaid Mysteries) 2006
    • A Thousand Bones 2007
    • South of Hell (Louis Kincaid Mysteries) 2008
    • The Killing Song
    • The Little Death 2010
    • Claw Back 2013
    • Heart of Ice 2013
  • Patterson, Carolyn Bennett
    • Of Lands, Legends and Laughter :  The Search for Adventure with National Geographic
  • Patterson, J. C.
    • Big Easy Dreamin'
  • Payne, Cleveland
    • The Oak Park Story: A Cultural History (1988)
    • Laurel: A History of a Black Community 1882-1962 (1990 Privately printed)
    • From Kemper To California: The Long Journey (1992)
    • The Road To San Antonio: The Journey of Career Airman Johnnie T. Hearn (1995)
    • Laurel Remembrances (1996)
    • The Defining Moment (2000) Wolf River Press.
  • Payne, Josephine Balfour Church Hill, Miss, (series of books for children)
    • Once There Was Olga
    • The Last Giant
    • The Journey of Josiah Taltatters (1953)
  • Peery, James Robert (1900-1954) Eupora
    • Stark Summer 1938
    • God Rides a Gale  1940
  • Percy, Walker  (1916-1990)
    • The Moviegoer
    • The Last Gentleman
    • Love in the Ruins
    • Lancelot
    • The Second Coming
    • The Thanatos Syndrome
  • Percy, William Alexander   (1885-1954)
    • Lanterns on the Levee: Reflections of a Planter's Son
    • The Collected Poems of William Alexander Percy, 1943
    • Of Silence and Stars
    • Sappho in Levkas, and Other Poems, 1915
    • In April Once, and Other Poems, 1920
    • Enzio's Kingdom, and Other Poems 1924
  • Perdue, Lewis Greenwood, MS
    • Perfect Killer  2005
    • Daughter of God  2000
    • The Da Vinci Legacy  1983
    • The Wrath of Grapes
    • The French Paradox
    • EroticaBiz (non-fiction)
    • The Delphi Betrayal
    • The Tesla Bequest 1984
  • Pierce, Catherine
    • The Girls of Peculiar (winner of 2013 Mississppi Institute of Arts and Literature for fiction)
    • Famous Last Words (winner of the 2007 Saturnalia Book Poetry Prize)
    • Animals of Habit (Kent State 2004), winner of the Wick Chapbook Competition
  • Phillips, Jr., Robert L. (editor Mississippi Quarterly until May 2004)
    • Shelby Foote: Novelist and Historian
    • Antebellum Mississippi Stories (editor)
    • Richard Harding Davis ( Scott Compton Osborn and Robert L. Phillips, Jr.  Publisher: G.K. Hall & Co. Twayne Publishers, 1978)
  • Phillips, Thomas Hal
    • The Bitterweed Path
    • The Golden Lie
    • Search for a Hero
    • Kangaroo Hollow
    • The Loved and the Unloved
    • Red Midnight
  • Plumpp, Sterling  1940
    • Portable Soul
    • Half Black, Half Blacker 1970
    • Steps to Break the Circle
    • The Mojo Hands Call
    • I Must Go
    • Blues: The Story Always Untold
    • Hornman
    • Harriet Tubman  1996
    • Ornate With Smoke Sterling Plumpp  1997
    • Paul Robeson (Autobiographical) 1998
    • Johannesburg & Other Poems
    • Somehow We Survive: An Anthology of South African Writing 1982
    • Home/Bass: Poems (Jun 30, 2013)
  • Polk, Noel 1943-2012, Picayune, MS (excluding textual and manuscript studies)
    • Walking Safari or, The Hippo Highway and Other Poems 2012
    • The Literary Manuscripts of Harold Frederic: A Catalogue  1979
    • Faulkner's Requiem for a Nun: A Critical Study  1981
    •  An Editorial Handbook for William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury  1985.
    • Turning Points  by John Ray Skates and Noel Polk   1986.
    • Eudora Welty: A Bibliography of Her Work 1994
    • Children of the Dark House: Text and Context in Faulkner 1996
    • Reading Faulkner. The Sound and the Fury. Glossary and commentary by Stephen M. Ross and Noel Polk. 1996.
    • Outside the Southern Myth  1997
    • Walking Safari: or, The Hippo Highway (Winner of 2011 Southern Poetry Breakthrough Series: Mississippi)
  • Portera, J. John
    • Conspirators of Revenge (2006)
    • Tribute to a Champion: A fight for life (1981)
    • Grinning & Grinding: A Collection of America's Dental Humor (1995)
  • Powe, Coach Sank  (see Beth Boswell Jacks)
    • Grit, Guts and Baseball : The Stories of Coach Sank Powe  (Beth Boswell Jacks, editor, co-author)
  • Prenshaw, M. L. first Mississippi poet laureate, appointed by the governor in 1964
  • Prospere, Susan 1946
    • Sub Rosa

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R

  • Ragsdale, Lulah (Lawrence County , Brookhaven-1878)
    • The Crime of Philip Guthrie 1892
    • A Shadow's Shadow 1893
    • Next Besters 1920
  • Raspberry, William 1935
    • Looking Backward at Us
  • Ray, Aleene  Starkville
    • Wild Bird Singing (poetry)
  • Reed, Julia Greenville
    • Queen of the Turtle Derby and Other Southern Phenomena
    • The House on First Street: My New Orleans Story
    • Ham Biscuits, Hostess Gowns, and Other Southern Specialties: An Entertaining Life (with Recipes) (Apr 28, 2009)
    • But Mama Always Put Vodka in Her Sangria!: Adventures in Eating, Drinking, and Making Merry (Apr 30, 2013)
  • Reed, Keetha DePriest
    • Culinary Kudzu:  Recollections & Recipes from Growing Up Southern
  • Regis, Frankye V.
    • Dancing With Granny: Selective Memories of Mississippi
    • Haiti Through My Eyes (co-authored with her husband)
    • Deadly Road to Democracy
  • Ritchie, Jim    
    • Shocco Tales: Southern Fried Sagas
  • Rickman, Sidney(1935)
    • The Joker's Love Tune (1999)  Genesis Press
  • Riley, Shannon (aka Mary Joan Turner) poet
    • Beasts
    • Petals of a Rose (poetry)
    • The Enchanted Unicorn (children's fantasy)
    • Hillbilly Blues Vols. I and II
  • Rimes, LeAnn
    • Holiday in Your Heart
    • Jag 2003
    • Jag’s New Friend 2004
  • Rivers, Pearl   (1849-1896) pen name of poet Elizabeth (Eliza) Jane Poitevent Nicholson, owner and editor of the Times Picayune in New Orleans from 1876-1896
    • Lyrics 1873
  • Rising, Clara (1923-2010) Ocean Springs, Mississippi,
    • In the Season of the Wild Rose (1986)
    • Greek Fire, A Novel of Ancient Greece (2002)
    • The Tar Babies (2003)
    • Sing One Song (2003)
    • That Inward Eye, A Collection of Poems (2005)
    • The Taylor File (2007)
  • Robison, Mary 1949   University of Southern Mississippi
    • Oh! (May 1981)
    • Days: Stories Mar 1986
    • Subtraction (Feb 20, 1991)
    • One D.O.A., One on the Way: A Novel (Jan 30, 2009)
    • Why Did I Ever: A Novel
    • Tell Me: 30 Stories
  • Ruffin, Paul
    • Poetry
      •  Lighting the Furnace Pilot. Peoria, Illinois: Spoon River Poetry Press, 1980.
      •  Our Women. Oxford, Mississippi: Abbott House, 1982.
      •  The Storm Cellar. 1987.
      •  Circling. Dallas: Browder Springs Press, 1996  (won the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Poetry Award for  1997)
    • Short Story Collections
      • The Man Who Would Be God: Stories. Dallas: Southern Methodist University Press,  1993.
      • Islands, Women, and God ( 2001)
      • The Book of Boys and Girls  (2003)
      • Jesus in the Mist (to be published, 2005)
    • Novels
      • Pompeii Man (2002)
      • Castle in the Gloom (2004)
    • as Editor (and others)
      •  This the Matter Is:  The Selected Poetry and Prose of Robert Holland (co-editor Barbara Criswell)
      • So There You Are: The Selected Prose of Glenn Brown, Journalist
    • Essays
      • Here's to Noah, Bless His Ark and Other Musings  (2005)
      • Travels with George, in Search of Ben Hur and Other Meanderings (Apr 15, 2011)
      • Jesus in the Mist: Stories (Sept. 15, 2007)
      • Jesus dans le Brouillard (2012)
  • Rushing, Felder  numerous books on gardening
  • Russell, Irvin   (Port Gibson) poet and first writer to introduce black dialect

S

 

  • Salem, Jon a.k.a. Kylie Adams
    • Remember September
    • Adam Sandler: Not Too Shabby
    • Perfect Mother (2000)
    • Ex-Girlfriends  2004
  • Sanders, Helen
    • Vengeance is Mine
  • Sargent, Claire King
    • Journey Proud:  Recollections of a Fifties Woman (2000)
  • Sartin, Laddy
    • Blessed Assurance  Play produced by New Stage Theater in Jackson, Jan. 29-Feb. 9, 2003
  • Scafidel,  James R.  1942
    • Lewis and Clark:  Northwest Glory
    • Far Shores of Danger
    • The Sooners
    • The Assassins
    • The Frontier Detectives
    • Wit's End
  • Scattergood, Augusta
    • Glory Be 2012
  • Schell,  Jessie 1941, Greenville, poetry and prose
    • Sudina 1967
  • Seay, James
    • Open Field, Understory : New and Selected Poems (Southern Messenger Poets) 1997
    • Let Not Your Hart (1970)
    • Water Tables (1974)
    • The Light as They Found It: Poems  (1990)
  • Sessums,Kevin (Forest, MS)
    • Mississippi Sissy (2007)
  • Shawhan, Dorothy1942
      • Lizzie
      • Going to Graceland (to be published)
  • Shearer, Cynthia 1955
    • The Wonder Book of Air
    • The Celestial Jukebox (December, 2004)
  • Shirley, Aleda 1955-2008 poet
    • Long Distance
    • Chinese  Architecture
    • The Beach Book: A Literary Companion  Edited by Aleda Shirley
  • Simmons, Joseph Edgar  1921, born May 28: in Natchez
    • 55 poems,  "Driving to Biloxi," taught at Mississippi College, University of Texas at El Paso
  • Simmons, Thomas E.
    • The Brown Condor: The True Adventures of John C. Robinson
    • Forgotten Heroes of World War II:  Personal Accounts of Ordinary Soldiers
    • Escape from Archangel:  An American Merchant Seaman at War
    • Growing Up With Mr. Faulkner, appeared in The Oxford American
  • Sinclair, Mary Craig Kimbrough  (Mrs. Upton Sinclair) 1882-1961
    • Southern Belle
    • Sylvia
    • Sonnets
  • Sloan, Kay
    • Worry Beads
    • The Loud Silents: Origins of the Social Problem Film (non-fiction)
    • Looking Far North: The Harriman Expedition to Alaska, 1899 (non-fiction)
    • Elvis Rising: Stories of the King, 1993
    • The Patron Saint of Red Chevies (to be published)
  • Smith, Annie
    • The Weakest Link (2003)
    • God's Revenge  (to be published)
    • Big Mamma (short story published by MUW)
  • Smith, Julie
    • Louisiana Hotshot (5/01)
    • New Orleans Mourning (1990)
    • The Axeman's Jazz (1991)
    • Jazz Funeral (1993)
    • New Orleans Beat (1994)
    • House of Blues (1995)
    • Kindness of Strangers (1996)
    • Crescent City Kill (1997)
    • 82 Desire (1998)
    • Death Turns a Trick (1982)
    • Sourdough Wars (1984)
    • Tourist Trap (1986)
    • Dead in the Water (1991)
    • Other People's Skeleton (1993)
    • True-Life Adventure (1985)
    • Huckleberry Fiend (1987)
    • Mean Rooms
  • Smith, Mack Allen  1938
    • Honky Tonk Addict
  • Smith, Michael Farris (MUW) Columbus, MS
    • Rivers 2013
    • The Hands of Strangers (novella) 2011
  • Smith, Patrick D. 1927, Mendenhall
    • Allapattah 1953
    • The River Is Home 1953
    • The Beginning 1967
    • Forever Island 1973
    • Angel City 1978
    • A Land Remembered 1984  (Winner of the Florida Historical Society's Tebeau Prize:  Most Outstanding Florida Historical Novel)
    • In Search of the Russian Bear 2001
    • The Last Ride 2000 (written with and about Glen "Pee Wee" Mercer)
    • The Seas That Mourn (October 2003)
  • Smith, Starr Kosciusko
    • Starr Smith's Southern Scenes : Journeys Through a Lovely Land
  • Snell, Susan
    • Phil Stone of Oxford: A Vicarious Life
  • Spencer, Elizabeth  1921 Carrollton
    • The Salt Line
    • The Light in the Piazza  (now a Broadway Tony Award winning play based on her book 2005)
    • The Snare
    • The Night Travelers
    • The Voice at the Back Door
    • Fire in the Morning
    • This Crooked Way
    • Knights and Dragon
    • No Place for an Angel
    • Ship Island and Other Stories
    • The Stories of Elizabeth Spencer
    • New and Selected Fiction: The Southern Woman
    • Landscapes of the Heart
    • Starting Over: Stories 2014 (Liveright)
  •  Stark, Lynette
    • Escape from Heart (young adult novel)
  • St. John, Robert  executive chef/owner of the Purple Parrot Café, Crescent City Grill, and Mahogany Bar in Hattiesburg and Meridian, Mississippi
    • writes a weekly syndicated column in several newspapers throughout the South.
    • A Southern Palate illustrated by Wyatt Waters (2002)
    • Deep South Staples  2003
    • Nobody's Poet  2004  illustrated by Marshall Ramsey
    • Deep South Parties, How to Survive the Cocktail Hour without a Box of French Onions Soup Mix, a Block of Processed Cheese, or a Cocktail Weenie
    • My South
    • Southern Seasons illustrated by Wyatt Waters
      New South Grilling; Fresh and Exciting Recipes from the Third Coast
    • Dispatches from My South; Reflections and Recipes from a Southern Food Scribe
    • An Italian Palate 2013 (illustrated by Wyatt Waters' watercolors)
  • Steinke, Darcey
    • Up Through the Water
    • Jesus Saves
    • Suicide Blonde
    • Joyful Noise: The New Testament Revisited (essays with Rich Moody)
    • "Satan's Cheerleaders" (1993, Spin)
    • Pocket Canons-John --Introduction, published 1999
  • Stevens, Rose Budd  (Mamie Willoughby)
    • Sweetly Be!
  • Stokes, Penelope J. Jackson, MS, now lives in Asheville, NC
    • Heartbreak Cafe
    • Circle of Grace
  • Stockett, Kathryn Jackson
    • The Help
  • Stockley, Grif  1942, Lake Comorant
    • Religious Conviction
    • Illegal Motion
    • Expert Testimony
    • Presumed Innocent
    • Blind Judgement
    • Salted with Fire
    • Blood in Their Eyes: The Elaine Race Massacres of 1919 (Oct. 19, 2001, by the University of Arkansas  Press)
  • Stone, John 1936
    • Where Water Begins (Mississippi Arts and Letters Award for Poetry, 1999), Jackson native living in Atlanta
    • The Smell of Matches
    • Music from Apartment 8: New and Selected Poems  2004
  • Stoneback,  H. R.
    • Singing the Springs
    •  Cafe Millennium & Other Poems
  • Strickland, Ronnie
    • The Truth About Turkey Hunting
  • Street, James -- born in Lumberton (1903- 1954)
    • Oh, Promised Land
    • By Valor and Arms
    • Tap Roots (made into a film)
    • Good-bye, My Lady (made into a film twice)
    • Nothing Sacred (also made into a film)
    • Look Away,
    • Short Stories,
    • Mingo Dabney, and many others....See link.
  • Sullins, S. E. Scooba
    • Autumn Thunder
  • Sullivan, Charles, L.
    • Hurricanes of the Mississippi Gulf Coast
    • Gathering at the river : South Mississippi's Methodist Camp Meeting
  • Sullivan, Chester 1939 Hattiesburg
    • Alligator Gar
    • Sullivan's Hollow
  • Sullivan, Clayton   1939 Hattiesburg
    • Called to Preach, Condemned to Survive: The Education of Clayton Sullivan  1986
    • Jesus and Sweet Pilgrim Baptist Church (novel)
    • Rescuing Jesus from the Christians  (non-fiction) 2002
    • Toward a Mature Faith: Does Biblical Inerrancy Make Sense, 1990
    • Why Beulah Shot Her Pistol Inside the Babtist Church, 2004
  • Sullivan, William  1945
  • Sumner, Cid Ricketts (1890-1970)
    • Tammy Tell Me True
    • Quality (made into movie called Pinky)
    • Saddle Your Dreams (travelog of France)
    • Ann Singleton
    • Tammy in Rome
    • Tammy Out of Time
    • But the Morning Will Come
    • Christmas Gift
    • The Hornbeam Tree
    • Sudden Glory
    • Traveler in the Wilderness
    • A View from the Hill
    • Withdraw Thy Foot
  • Sumrall, Johnny W. Jr.
    • History of Original Mississippi Rock and Roll, 1953-1970 (2008)
  • Swain, Martha
    • Mississippi Women: Their Histories, Their Lives
    • Lucy Somerville Howorth: New Deal Lawyer, Politician, And Feminist from the South (Southern Biography Series) by Dorothy S. Shawhan and Martha H. Swain
    • Ellen S. Woodward: New Deal Advocate for Women (Twentieth-Century America Series)
  • Swan, Annalyn (wrote with her husband the Pulitzer Prize winning biography of de Kooning)

T

  • Tartt, Donna 1963
    • My Secret History
    • The Little Friend (2002)
    • The Goldfinch (Oct 22, 2013) Winner of 2014 Pulitzer Prize
  • Taulbert, Clifton L.
    • Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored
    • The Last Train North
    • Watching Our Crops Come In
    • Eight Habits of the Heart : The Timeless Values That Build Strong Communities
    • The Journey Home: A Father's Gift to His Son (2002)
    • Little Cliff and the Porch People (1999)
    • Little Cliff and the Cold Place (2002)
    • Little Cliff's First Day of School (2003)
  • Taylor, Mildred D.   1943
    • Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
    • The Friendship and Other Stories
    • The Road to Memphis
    • Song of the Trees
    • The Well: David's Story
  • Teasley, Edith
    • In Stitches
    • Remember Me Pink (1999)
  • Temple, Merle
    • A Ghostly Shade of Pale 2013
  • Temple, Jr, Davis L. ,
    • Two Letters Then Booger Den: Land of Dark Waters
    • Pandora's New Box
  • Thatcher, George
    • Beach Walks
    • Beach Walks II
  • Thomas, Kim
    • Da Poet
  • Thompson, Phillip 1962 Columbus
    • Into the Storm : A U.S. Marine in the Persian Gulf War
    • Enemy Within 1999
  • Tracey, Michael
    • Woman of the Cloth
  • Trethewey, Eric
  • Trethewey, Natasha
    • Domestic Work
    • Bellocq's Ophelia: Poems (2002)
    • Native Guard : Poems  (2006)
    • Thrall 2012
  • Tidwell, Joseph (Jackson)
    • A Hand Full of Dust (Movie script set in MS Delta in 1944)
    • Southern Rapture (drama directed by Peter Fonda at The Met in Hollywood)
  • Tighe, James
    • Following the Water, Working the Land : Profiles of Mississippi Outdoorsmen
  • Till, Kermit
    • Bitterroot Wolf
  • Topp, Mildren Spurrier (1897-1963) Greenville, Oxford
    • In the Pink  1940's
    • Smile,  Please
  • Trippett, Frank 1926 Columbus, Time magazine
    • Child Ellen 1975
  • Tucker, Judy
    • A Very Southern Christmas 2004
    • Christmas Stories from Mississippi
    • A Dixie Christmas : Holiday Stories from the South's Best Writers  (all three co-edited with Charlaine McCord)
  • Tucker, Neely
    • Love in the Driest Season:  A Family's Memoir
  • Turnbull, Walter   Greenville musician and writer, 1944
  • Tyler, Dan
    • Music City Confidential
  • Turner,  Mary Joar (see Shannon Riley)

V

W

  • Waldrop, Howard
    • You Could Go Home Again
    • Night of the Cooters:
    • A Dozen Tough Jobs
    • Them Bones
  • Walker, Alice Meridian and Jackson, MS
    • The Way Forward Is With a Broken Heart   October 2000
    • Her Blue Body Everything We Know : Earthling Poems 1965-1990
    • Anything We Love Can Be Saved : A Writer's Activism
    • Banned
    • By the Light of My Father's Smile : A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
    • The Color Purple
    • The Dreaded Comparison : Human and Animal Slavery by Marjorie Spiegel, Alice Walker.
    •  'Everyday Use' (Women Writers)
    • Finding the Green Stone
    • Good Night, Willie Lee, I'll See You in the Morning : Poems
    • Horses Make a Landscape Look More Beautiful
    • In Love and Trouble : Stories of Black Women
    • In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens : Womanist Prose
    • Living by the Word : Selected Writings, 1973-1987
    • Meridian
    • Once : Poems
    • The Third Life of Grange Copeland
    • Possessing the Secret of Joy
    • The Temple of My Familiar
    • You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down
    • Revolutionary Petunias & Other Poems
    • The Same River Twice: Honoring the Difficult
    • I Love Myself When I Am Laughing... & Then Again When I Am Looking Mean & Impressive
    • To Hell With Dying
    • Anything We Love Can Be Saved : A Writer's Activism
  • Walker, Margaret  Alexander 1915-1998, Jackson
    • Jubilee (1966) novel
    • For My People (1942) poetry
    • How I Wrote Jubilee (1972) non-fiction/essay
    • October Journey (1973)
    • The Man who Didn't Count
    • On Being Female, Black, and Free : Essays by Margaret Walker, 1932-1992
    • Richard Wright:  Daemonic Genius (1987)
    • A Poetic Equation: Conversation with Richard Wright
    • This Is My Century: Black Synthesis of Time
  • Walker-Cook, Lisa  Aberdeen
    • Will the Circle Be Unbroken
  • Walker, Rebecca Jackson, 1969
    • Black, White and Jewish:  Autobiography of a Shifting Self
  • Walker, Robert W. (aka Geoffrey Caine, Glenn Hale, Stephen Robertson, and Evan Kingsbury)
    • Extreme Instinct
    • Blind Instinct
    • Bitter Instinct
    • Double Edge
    • Cold Edge
    • Fatal Instinct
    • Pure Instinct
    • Unnatural Instinct (and others)
  • Wallin, Luke 1943 (poetry), Columbus
    • The Redneck Poacher's Son
    • Blue Wings
    • In the Shadow of the Wind
    • Ceremony Of the Panther
    • The Slavery Ghosts (for readers 9--12)
    • Blue Wings (for readers 12--15)
    • The Workshop
    • Conservation Writing: Creativity at the Crossroads of Nature and Culture (to be published)
    • When you try to Steal the Blues:  Stories and Songs by Luke Wallin (CD to be published)
    • The Deer in the Sea (a collection of short stories to be published)
    • The Philosopher's Feast (a novel to be published)
    • a Science Fiction Trilogy under the name John Forrester
  • Walton, Anthony
    • Mississippi: An American Journey (nonfiction)
    • poetry
  • Ward, Jerry  (poetry)
    • "Don't Be Fourteen in Mississippi" (poem)
    • From Jazz to Jackson to John"
    • Trouble the Water: 250 Years of African-American Poetry   (editor)
  • Ward, Jesmyn
    • Salvage the Bones (2011 National Book Award winner for fiction)
    • Men We Reaped 2013
  • Ward, Rick 1953
    • The Lawmaker 2009
    • Blood Stained Justice 2009
  • Ward, Sela  Meridian, MS
    • Homesick:   A Memoir
  • Warfield, Catherine Ann 1816- poet
  • Watson, Brad
    • The Last of the Dogmen (Winner of 1997 American Academy of Arts and Letters' Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction)
    • The Heaven of Mercury: A Novel (2001)
    • Aliens in the Prime of Their Lives: Stories 2011

  • Wasson, Ben 1899-1982 (William Faulkner’s first agent and editor, and in 1946 the founder, along with Hodding Carter and fellow Greenvillian Kenneth Haxton, of the publishing house, The Levee Press).
    • The Devil Beats his Wife (novel)
    • Count No Count (memoir)
  • Webb, Peggy
    • Bringing Up Baxter
    • Indiscreet
    • Naughty & Nice
    • I Can't Stop Loving You
    • From a Distance
    • Only His Touch
    • Witch Dance
    • Dark Fire
    • Where Dolphins Go
    • Angel at Large
    • Birds of a Feather
    • Hallie's Destiny
    • Donovan's Angel
    • Summer Hawk
    • Warrior's Embrace (Silhouette Books)  her 48th book)
    • Elvis and the Dearly Departed
    • Elvis and the Grateful Dead (2009) Book II of Southern Cousins Mystery Series
    • Can't Stop Loving You (Forever Friends, Book 1 of 4)(Jan 27, 2013
  • Webster, Sheldon 1944
    • Betheaden Road
    • Voyage of the Encounter
    • House of Sugar 
  • Wells, Dean Faulkner
    • The Ghosts of Rowan Oak 
    • The New Great American Writers Cookbook
    • Co-publisher and editor of Yoknapatawpha Press
  • Wells-Barnett, Ida B. (1864-1931)
    • Crusade for Justice : The Autobiography of Ida B. Wells
  • Wells, Lawrence 1941
    • Rommel and the Rebel
    • Let the Band Play Dixie
    • Return to the River (won Emmy award for TV script in 1994)
    • Co-publisher and editor of Yoknapatawpha Press
  • Welty, Eudora
    • Delta Wedding
    • One Writer's Beginning
    • The Optimist's Daughter
    • The Robber Bridegroom
    • Music from Spain
    • The Golden Apples
    • The Ponder Heart
    • Losing Battles
    • The Wide Net and Other Stories
    • A Curtain of Green and Other Stories
    • The Bride of the Innisfallen and Other Stories
    • The Eye of the Story: Selected Essays and Reviews
    • "A Worn Path"
    • "Why I Live at the P.O."
    • Country Churchyards
    • Some Notes on River Country 2003
    • On William Faulkner 2003, afterword by Noel Polk
  • West, Robert Starkville
    • Convalescent 2011 (chapbook of poems)
    • Out of Hand 2007
    • Best Company 2005
  • White III, Neil Oxford (playwright)
    • Lepers &Cons
    • Paper
    • Symmetry
    • Clandestine
    • Ten Minute Plays from Oxford (Ed.)
    • In the Sanctuary of Outcasts 2009
    • Mississippians 2010
  • Whitehead, James  1936-2003  Jackson
    • Domains 1966
    • Joiner, 1971
    • Local Men 1979
    • Actual Size
  • Wier, Sadye H. and George R. Lewis
    • Sadye H. Weir: Her Life and Work
  • Wilcox, James
    • Modern Baptists (1983)
    • North Gladiola (1985)
    • Miss Undine's Living Room (1987)
    • Sort of Rich (1989)
    • Polite Sex (1991)
    • Guest of a Sinner (1993)
    • Plain and Normal (1998)
  • Wiley, Bell T.  Oxford, University of Mississippi
    • Life of Johnny Reb
  • Wilkie, Curtis  Mississippi Delta (Boston Globe)
    • Dixie:  a Personal Odyssey Through Events That Shaped The Modern South
    • Arkansas Mischief:  The Birth of a National Scandal with Jim McDougal
    • The Fall of the House of Zeus 2010
  • Wilkinson, Claude
    • Reading the Earth
    • Joy in the Morning  (2005)
  • Williams, Ann (1945) Columbus, Mississippi
    • In the Cold Light of Day
  • Williams, Ben Ames   (1889-1953)
    • The Sea Bride
    • Crucible
    • Come Spring
    • Leave Her to Heaven
    • House Divided
    • The Unconquered and many others
  • Williams, Benjamin (1947-
  • Williams, Blanche Colton  Columbus, Mississippi State College for Women
    • Biography of George Elliot
  • Williams, Joan Oxford
    • The Morning and the Evening   Antheneum Publishers, (1961)
    • Pay the Piper, E.P. Dutton, 1988
    • Pariah and Other Stories (short story collection),  Atlantic-Little, Brown, 1983
  • Williams,  John A.    Hinds County near Jackson, 1925
  • Michael Vinson Williams
    • Medgar Evers: Mississippi Martyr
  • Williams, Ruth
    • Younger Than That Now
  • Williams, Sylvia 1946, West Point, Mississippi
    • Alex Haley: I Have a Dream
    • Leontyne Price:  Opera Star
  • Williams, Tennessee (1911-1983), Columbus, Mississippi (winner of two Pulitzer Prizes)
    • The Glass Menagerie
    • A Streetcar Named Desire
    • Cat on a  Hot Tin Roof
    • The Night of the Iguana
    • The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone
    • Summer and Smoke
    • Camino Real--and many others
  • Williams, Wirt  1921-1986  (three of six novels he has written have been nominated for Pulitzer Prizes)
    • The Enemy
    • Ada Dallas
    • The Far Side
    • The Trojans
    • A Passage of Hawks
    • The Tragic Art of Ernest Hemingway
  • Willoughley, Mamie Davis  (See Rose Budd Stevens)
  • Wilson, Charles Reagan 1948
    • Encyclopedia of  Southern Culture with William Ferris
    • Judgment and Grace in Dixie: Southern Faiths from Faulkner to Elvis Binding (with Tom Rankin; Susan B. Lee
    • Religion in the South
    • Baptized in Blood: The Religion of the Lost Cause, 1865-1920
  • Wilson, Charles  1939, Brandon, Mississippi
    • Fertile Ground
    • When We First Deceive
    • Nightwatcher
    • The Cassandra Prophecy
    • Direct Descendant
    • Extinct (soon to be a TV movie)
    • Embryo (1999)
    • Donor ( Nov. 1999)
    • Game Plan ( Jan. 2000)
  • Winfrey, Oprah   Kosciusko
    •  In the Kitchen With Rosie
    •  A Journal of Daily Renewal
    •  Journey to Beloved
    •  Make the Connection
    • The Uncommon Wisdom of Oprah Winfrey
    • The Private Side of Dr. Maya Angelou
    •  Oprah
  • Winter, Elise
    • Dinner at the Mansion
  • Winter, William Forrest
    • The Measure of Our Days: Writings of William F. Winter
  • Wood,  Frank
    • Shooting Stars, Blue Skies
    • Eden
  • Wright, Richard (1908-1960, Ruckers' plantation near Natchez, Mississippi)
    • Black Boy
    • Native Son
    • 12 Million Black Voices
    • The Outsider
    • White Men, Listen!
    • The Long Dream
    • Eight Men
    • Haiku: This Other World
    • A Father's Law

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  • Yarbrough, Steve 1956, Indianola, Mississippi
    • Family Men (collection of short stories)
    • Mississippi History
    • Veneer  (collection of short stories,  published Fall, 1998)
    • The Oxygen Man (first novel, Spring,  l999)
    • Visible Spirits, 2001
    • Prisoners of War  2004
    • The End of California 2006
    • Safe from Neighbors 2010
    • The Realm of Last Chances 2013
  • Yates, Gayle Graham    Shubuta, MS
    • Life and Death in a Small Southern Town   (memoir)   2004
  • Yates, Steve
    • Morkan's Quarry: A Novel 2010
  • Young, Al  1939, Ocean Springs, Mississippi
    • The Sound of Dreams Remembered:  Poems 1990-2000
    • Dancing: Poems
    • The Song Turning Back in Itself: Poems
    • Sitting Pretty: Novel
    • Ask Me Now: Novel
    • The Blues Don't Change: New and Selected Poems
    • Who Is Angelina?: Novel
    • Heaven: Collected Poems (1956-1990)
    • Snakes: a novel
    • Geography of the Near Past :Poems
    • Bodies & Soul (musical memoirs)
    • The Blues Don't Change : New and Selected Poems
    • Kinds of Blue (musical memoirs)
    • Things Aren't What They Used to Be (musical memoirs)
    • Seduction by Light ( novel)
    • Mingus/Mingus: Two Memoirs (with Janet Coleman)
    • Yardbird Lives! (with Ishmael Reed)
    • Nigger (screenplay based on Dick Gregory's autobiography)
    • Sparkle (screenplay)
    • A Piece of the Action (participating writer for screenplay starring Bill Cosby and Sidney Poitier)
    • Sitting Pretty (screenplay--unfilmed)
    • Bustin' Loose (participating writer for film starring Richard Pryor and Cicely Tyson)
    • Personal Problems (co-writer with Ishmael Reed of TV pilot)
    • The Stars and their Courses (screenplay co-writer with William Rose of  award-winning  dramatic film)
  • Young, Stark  (1881-1963), Como, Mississippi
    • So Red the Rose
    • The Torches Flare
    • The Street of the Islands
    • Immortal Shadows: a Book of Dramatic Criticism  and others
  • Youngblood, Shay
    • Black Power Barbie (Oct 31, 2012)
    • Big Mama Stories by Shay Youngblood and Hilda Robinson (Oct 30, 2012)
    • Black Girl in Paris Riverhead Books, 2000.
    •  Soul Kiss.  Riverhead Books, 1997
    •  Big Mama Stories.  Firebrand Books, 1989
    •  Shakin ' the Mess Outta Misery
    • Talking Bones & Amazing Grace. Dramatic Publishing Company, 1993

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