October 29, 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.

The third event in the Mississippi Writers on Mississippi Politics series was a conversation between Mississippi author Aimee Nezhukumatathil and Emerging Reporters Fellow Brittany Brown.

Aimee Nezhukumatathil is the author of a book of nature essays, WORLD OF WONDERS: IN PRAISE OF FIREFLIES, WHALE SHARKS, & OTHER ASTONISHMENTS, which was recently named a finalist for the Kirkus Prize in non-fiction, and four poetry collections. Awards for her writing include fellowships from the Mississippi Arts Council, Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award for poetry, National Endowment of the Arts, and the Guggenheim Foundation. Her writing has appeared in NYTimes Magazine, ESPN, and Best American Poetry. She is professor of English and Creative Writing in the University of Mississippi’s MFA program.

Brittany Brown is the inaugural Mississippi Today Emerging Reporters Fellow. Brittany is currently an MA student in Southern Studies at the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi.