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.

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Marshall Ramsey, a nationally recognized editorial cartoonist, shares his cartoons and travels the state as Mississippi Today’s Editor-At-Large. He’s also host of a weekly statewide radio program and a television program on Mississippi Public Broadcasting and is the author of several books. Marshall is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and a 2019 recipient of the University of Tennessee Alumni Professional Achievement Award.