In this episode of Mississippi Stories, Mississippi Today Editor-At-Large Marshall Ramsey sits down with author Lawrence Wells. Wells is the director of Yoknapatawpha Press in Oxford, Mississippi, which he established with his late wife Dean Faulkner Wells.
Wells cofounded the quarterly literary journal The Faulkner Newsletter and Yoknapatawpha Review. Author of two historical novels, “Rommel and the Rebel” and “Let the Band Play Dixie,” Wells was awarded the 2014 Faulkner-Wisdom gold medal for narrative non-fiction at the Words and Music Festival in New Orleans. He also is the author of his memoir, “In Faulkner’s Shadow.”
In this interview, Wells shares his memories of Oxford from 1970, Willie Morris, and his marriage to William Faulkner’s niece, Dean.