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In this edition of Mississippi Stories, Mississippi Today Editor-at-Large Marshall Ramsey sits down with author Michael Farris Smith about his new book, “Salvage This World” and the upcoming movies based on his novels “The Fighter” (“Rumble through the Dark”) and “Desperation Road.”

Michael talks about his career, what it is like being on a phone call with Mel Gibson and the secret to making your literary dreams come true. Plus, see a trailer of “Desperation Road.”



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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.