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Willie Morris

William "Willie" Morris (1934–1999) was an American writer and editor born in Jackson, Mississippi who write lyrical prose and reflections on the American South, particularly the Mississippi Delta.

In 1967 Morris became the youngest editor of Harper's Magazine and edited it for four years before leaving.

Morris wrote several works of fiction and non-fiction, including his seminal book North Toward Home, as well as My Dog Skip.

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WILLIE MORRIS revisits a book that nourished him as a boy and discovers that the landscapes the young Samuel Clemens navigated are in fact the topography of Morris’s own life Read >>
Willie Morris interviews William Ferris, connoisseur and chronicler of everything Southern. Read >>

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