October 15, 2020 — Throughout the month of October, Mississippi Today is hosting some of Mississippi’s most celebrated authors in conversation with Mississippi Today editors and journalists.

We kicked off the Mississippi Writers on Mississippi Politics series with a conversation between Mississippi author Kiese Laymon and Managing Editor Kayleigh Skinner on Tuesday, Oct. 13.

Kiese Laymon is the author of three books, including the reissued How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America (November 2020). Laymon is the Hubert McAlexander Chair of English at the University of Mississippi.

Laymon published “The Front Row” on October 6, 2020. You can read it here.


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