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    Listed below are Mississippi writers of nonfiction, which includes biography, journalism, sociology, history, essays, and other nonfiction works. A plus sign (+) after an author's name indicates he or she also has written in other genres. If you would like to suggest additional writers to include here or if you find an error, please let us know.

  1. Stephen E. Ambrose (1936-2002)
  2. James A. Autry+ (1933-    )
  3. Howard Bahr+ (1946-    )
  4. Ben E. Bailey (1932-   )
  5. Joseph Glover Baldwin+ (1815-1864)
  6. Red Barber (1908-1992)
  7. Frederick Barthelme+ (1943-    )
  8. Steven Barthelme+ (1951-    )
  9. Jack Bass (1934-    )
  10. Rick Bass+ (1958-    )
  11. Lerone Bennett (1928-    )
  12. Jason Berry (1949-   )
  13. Patti Carr Black (1934-    )
  14. Albert Taylor Bledsoe (1809-1877)
  15. Patricia Boatner+ (1936-   )
  16. Sherwood Bonner+ (1849-1883)
  17. Joseph Bosco (1948-    )
  18. Larry Brown+ (1951-2004)
  19. Jimmy Buffett+ (1946-   )
  20. Nash K. Burger (1908-1996)
  21. Carl Burnham
  22. Will Davis Campbell+ (1924-2013)
  23. Robert Canzoneri+ (1925-   )
  24. Charlotte Capers (1913-1996)
  25. William Hodding Carter, II (1907-1972)
  26. [William] Turner Catledge (1901-1983)
  27. Sung Gay Chow (1947-   )
  28. Craig Claiborne (1920-    )
  29. J.F.H. Claiborne (1807-1884)
  30. Thomas D. Clark (1903-   )
  31. Jerry Clower (1926-1998)
  32. Joseph Beckham Cobb+ (1819-1858)
  33. Edward Cohen (1948-    )
  34. David Lewis Cohn (1897-1960)
  35. Danny Collum (1954-   )
  36. Paul Conklin (1929-   )
  37. Wyatt Cooper (1927-1978)
  38. Rosalie Burkes Daniels+ (1944-   )
  39. Reuben Davis (1813-1890)
  40. Margaret-Love Denman+ (1940-     )
  41. Harris Dickson+ (1868-1946)
  42. Louis Dollarhide+ (1918-    )
  43. David Herbert Donald (1920-    )
  44. L. C. Dorsey (1938-   )
  45. Lehman Engel (1910-1982)
  46. Barbara Ensrud (1939-    )
  47. Sybil Pittman Estess+ (1942-   )
  48. Charles Evers (1922-   )
  49. Medgar Evers (1925-1963)
  50. Myrlie Evers-Williams (1933-    )
  51. Murry C. Falkner (1899-1975)
  52. Jimmy Faulkner (1923-2001)
  53. John Faulkner+ (1901-1963)
  54. William Faulkner+ (1897-1962)
  55. Claire T. Feild+ (1946-     )
  56. William R. Ferris (1942-    )
  57. Shelby Foote+ (1916-2005)
  58. Richard Ford+ (1944-    )
  59. James Forman (1928-   )
  60. Jim Fraiser+ (1954-   )
  61. Malcolm Franklin (1923-1977)
  62. Frances Gaither+ (1889-1955)
  63. David Galef+ (1959-    )
  64. Edwin Granberry+ (1897-    )
  65. Douglas Gray+ (1948-   )
  66. David Edgar Guyton (1880-1964)
  67. Loyle Hairston+ (1926-   )
  68. Martha Lacy Hall+ (1923-    )
  69. Robert Hamblin+ (1938-   )
  70. Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977)
  71. Phyllis Harper (1933-   )
  72. Evans Harrington+ (1925-1997)
  73. Jim Henson+ (1936-1990)
  74. Jay Higginbotham+ (1937-    )
  75. Sylvia Higginbotham+
  76. Kenneth Holditch+ (1933-   )
  77. Endesha Ida Mae Holland+ (1944-     )
  78. M. Carl Holman+ (1919-   )
  79. Rebecca Hood-Adams+ (1949-   )
  80. Lisa Howorth (1951-    )
  81. Robert Ivy (1947-    )
  82. Michael Johnston
  83. Laurence C. Jones (1882-1975)
  84. Winthrop Jordan (1931-    )
  85. Belle Kearney (1863-1939)
  86. Bern Keating (1915-    )
  87. Don Lee Keith+ (1940-   )
  88. Edwin King (1936-   )
  89. Philip C. Kolin
  90. Joyce A. Ladner (1943-    )
  91. L.Q.C. Lamar (1825-1893)
  92. Margaret Morgan Lawrence (1914-     )
  93. Muna Lee (1895-1965)
  94. Rosewell Graves Lowrey+ (1895-1979)
  95. John Roy Lynch (1847-1939)
  96. Dumas Malone (1892-1986)
  97. Florence Mars (1923-   )
  98. John F. Marszalek (1939-    )
  99. Robert McElvaine (1947-    )
  100. Thomas [Tom] McHaney+ (1936-   )
  101. James Meredith (1933-   )
  102. William Mills+ (1935-    )
  103. Anne Moody+ (1940-    )
  104. Willie Morris+ (1934-1999)
  105. Jack Nelson (1929-    )
  106. Lewis Nordan+ (1939-2012)
  107. Gloria Norris+ (1937-    )
  108. Howard Washington Odum (1884-1954)
  109. Stephen Owen+ (1946-   )
  110. Linda Peavy+ (1943-   )
  111. Walker Percy+ (1916-1990)
  112. William Alexander Percy+ (1885-1942)
  113. Noel Polk+ (1943-   )
  114. Walter F. “Jack” Pratt, Jr. (1946-   )
  115. Samuel Prestridge+ (1952-   )
  116. William Raspberry (1935-2012)
  117. Roosevelt Richards
  118. Charlemae Rollins (1897-1979)
  119. Paul Ruffin+ (1941-   )
  120. Irwin Russell+ (1853-1879)
  121. Don Schueler (1929-   )
  122. Kevin Sessums+ (1957-    )
  123. James W. Silver (1907-   )
  124. Jes Simmons+ (1954-   )
  125. Ann Odene Smith (1926-   )
  126. Frank Smith (1918-    )
  127. Patrick D. Smith (1927-    )
  128. Frank Stanford+ (1949-1978)
  129. Stuart Stevens+ (1952-    )
  130. John Stone+ (1936-    )
  131. Marty Stuart (1958-     )
  132. Clayton Sullivan (1930-    )
  133. Otha Richard Sullivan (1941-    )
  134. Glenn Robert Swetman+ (1936-   )
  135. Donna Tartt+ (1963-    )
  136. Clifton L. Taulbert+ (1945-    )
  137. George Thatcher (1922-    )
  138. Phillip Thompson+ (1962-    )
  139. Frank Trippett+ (1926-1998)
  140. Glennray Tutor+ (1950-   )
  141. Ovid Vickers+ (1930-    )
  142. Danny Von Kanel (1955- )
  143. Benjamin Franklin Wasson (1899-1982)
  144. Dean Faulkner Wells (1936-    )
  145. Lawrence Wells+ (1941-    )
  146. Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862-1931)
  147. Eudora Welty+ (1909-2001)
  148. John Milton Wesley+ (1948-   )
  149. Joan Williams+ (1928-2004)
  150. John A[lfred] Williams+ (1925-     )
  151. Charles Reagan Wilson (1948-     )
  152. Oprah Winfrey
  153. Richard Wright+ (1908-1960)
  154. Gayle Graham Yates+ (1940-   )
  155. Billie Jean Young+ (1947-    )
  156. Stark Young (1881-1963)
  157. Zig Ziglar


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