- Bitterweeds: Life with William Faulkner at Rowan Oak (1977)
Born in 1923 in China, Malcom Franklin is the son of Cornell and Lida Estelle Franklin and the stepson of author William Faulkner. He lived with Faulkner in Oxford, Mississippi, beginning at age six when Faulkner and his mother married in 1929. William Faulkner called Malcolm by his nickname Budday. Franklin served as a medic during World War II. He died in 1977. His book, Bitterweeds: Life with William Faulkner at Rowan Oak (1977) is his memoir about life with Faulkner.
- Excerpt from Shelby Foote: A Writer’s Life by C. Stuart Chapman that discusses Franklin
- Archived letters from Faulkner to Franklin from 1942-1959.
- William Faulkner , Life Glimpses by Brodsky contains excerpt of letter to Faulkner’s stepson, Malcolm.