A Mississippi Writer Timeline
A Compendium of Births,
Deaths, Publications, Awards, and Other Events in Mississippi’s Literary
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July 6: Baptist minister and theologian was born in Jackson, Mississippi. Clayton
April 19: born in Corinth, Mississippi.
November 11: born in Worcester, Massachusetts.
of uremic poisoning in Chicago, Illinois.
Ida B. Wells-Barnett
born in Durant, Mississippi.
Ben E. Bailey
born in Memphis, Tennessee.
James A. Autry
born Myrlie Van Dyke in Vicksburg, Mississippi.
born in Kosciusko, Mississippi.
Premiere of the film Today We Live, screenplay by (and based on his short story Turn About).
Premiere of the film The Story of Temple Drake, based on the novel Sanctuary
Doctor Martino and Other Stories, short stories by (Smith and Haas).
William Faulkner So Red the Rose, a novel by (C. Scribner's Sons)
born in Jackson, Mississippi; within half a year, the family moves to Yazoo City, Mississippi.
Pylon, a novel by (Smith and Haas).
Faulkner Death Follows a Formula, by "Newton Gale" (Maurice Guiness
The Sentry Box Murder, by "Newton Gale" (Maurice Guiness and
Muna Lee Feliciana, stories by (C. Scribner's Sons)
Young Heaven Trees, a novel by (C. Scribner's Sons)
born in Vicksburg, Mississippi.
born in Hattiesburg.
October 12: born in Okolona, Mississippi.
play Tennessee Williams's Cairo, Shanghai, Bombay produced in Memphis.
Absalom, Absalom!, a novel by (Random House).
Faulkner Murder at 28:10, by Newton Gale (Maurice Guiness and
January 10: born in Decatur, Illinois. Stephen
born in Jackson, Mississippi.
born in St. Louis, Missouri.
born in Greenville, Mississippi.
Premiere of the film The Road to Glory, screenplay by and Joel Sayre.
Art in Review: Reprints of Material Dealing with Art Exhibitions Directed
by Walt Dehner and Acquisitions in the University of Puerto Rico, 1929-1938,
by (University of Puerto Rico).
Lee Southern Treasury of Life and Literature Selected by Stark Young,
(C. Scribner's Sons)
Stark Young Death in the Glass, by "Newton Gale" (Maurice Guiness
born in Holcomb,
was born in Pascagoula, Mississippi.
plays Tennessee Williams's Candles to the Sun and The Fugitive Kind are produced in St. Louis.
Premiere of the film Slave Ship, screenplay by , Sam Hellman, Lamar Trotti, and Gladys Lehman.
The Unvanquished, a novel by (Random House).
Faulkner Sinister Crag, by "Newton Gale" (Maurice Guiness and ) (Scribner's)
Lee Uncle Tom's Children: Four Novellas, by ; expanded edition published that same year as Richard
Wright Uncle Tom's
Children: Five Novellas (Harper).
Bright and Morning Star, a story by (International Publishers).
born in Jericho (Union County), Mississippi.
Robert W. Hamblin
was born in Tribbett, Mississippi.
L. C. Dorsey
born in Panola County, Mississippi.
July 5: Historian was born in Buffalo, New York.
born in Kennett, Missouri.
born in Jackson, Mississippi.
Premiere of the film Gunga Din, screenplay by Freg Guiol with story by
Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur, and .
an O. Henry Award and is elected to the National Institute of Arts and Letters.