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Watch and listen to exclusive literary programs from MPB’s vast collection. Some of the Mississippi greats include Richard Wright, William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Margaret Walker Alexander, Willie Morris, Angie Thomas, Jesmyn Ward and many more. This unique compilation of literary treasures is now available on our new platform — MPB Books.

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Richard Ford | 2019 National Book Festival

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Richard Ford " Let me be Frank"

Meet Richard Ford

Richard Ford is the author of The Sportswriter and Independence Day. He is winner of the Prix Femina in France, the 2019 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, and the Princess of Asturias Award in Spain. He is also the author of the New York Times bestseller Canada. His story collections include the bestseller Let Me Be Frank with You, Rock Springs, and A Multitude of Sins. He lives in Boothbay, Maine, with his wife, Kristina Ford.

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IN THEIR WORDS: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORS

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Jerre Dye

Leslie Barker interviews playwright and librettist, Jerre Dye. Jerre is a recipient of the Fellowship of Southern Writers’ Award for Dramatic Literature. His work has been seen at venues such Chicago Opera Theater and the Kennedy Center. From Faulkner and Welty to his childhood in Amory, Jerre talks about how Southern stories and his deep Mississippi roots always find their way into his work. Listen now.

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Glory Edim – 2018 L.A. Times Festival of Books

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Glory Edim on Well-Read Black Girl.

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