TIMELINE

A Mississippi Writer Timeline

A Compendium of Births, Deaths, Publications, Awards, and Other Events in Mississippi’s Literary History

Note: In most cases, timeline entries are added as articles on individual authors are added to this web site. The hyperlinks listed below connect to biographical and critical articles about that author. Articles on individual writers will continue to be added in the coming months. If an author’s name does not appear on this timeline or if it appears but is not a hyperlink, the article for that author has not yet been added to the database. Please try again later.

1910



1911

[Birth] March 26: Tennessee Williams [Thomas Lanier Williams] is born in Columbus, Mississippi.

[Birth] November 19: William Attaway born in Greenville, Mississippi.


1912

[Books] Publications:
  • Stories with a Moral: Humorous and Descriptive of Southern Life a Century Ago, by Augustus Baldwin Longstreet (John C. Winston Company)
  • Addio, Madretto, and Other Plays, by Stark Young (C.S. Sergel and Co.).


1913



1914



1915

[Books] Publications:

[Birth] July 7: Margaret Walker born in Birmingham, Alabama.


1916

[Birth] May 28: Walker Percy born in Birmingham, Alabama.

[Birth] October 31: Charles G. Bell born in Greenville, Mississippi.

[Birth] November 17: Shelby Foote born in Greenville, Mississippi.


1917

[Books] Publications:
  • Christmas-Night in the Quarters, And Other Poems, by Irwin Russell (Century).


1918

[Birth] Louis Dollarhide born in America, Oklahoma.


1919

[News] January 4: William Faulkner is discharged from the Canadian division of the Royal Air Force “in consequence of being Surplus to R.A.F. requirements.”

[Birth] May 20: Berry Morgan born in Port Gibson, Mississippi.

 

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