Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 7:30pm - Moss Arts Center, Grand Lobby
BETH ANN FENNELLY (poetry) & TOM FRANKLIN (prose), with Emily Morrison Prize Ceremony
Beth Ann Fennelly directs the MFA Program at Ole Miss where she was named Outstanding Teacher of the Year. She’s won grants from the NEA, United States Artists, and a Fulbright to Brazil. Fennelly has published three books of poetry and one of nonfiction, all with W. W. Norton, and a novel co-authored with her husband, Tom Franklin. They live in Oxford with their three children. She’s currently finishing a collection of micro-memoirs.
Tom Franklin, winner of a Guggenheim Fellowship, is the author of a collection of stories, Poachers, which won the Edgar Award for its title novella. He has written three novels, Hell at the Breech, Smonk and Crooked Letter, which won the Willie Morris Prize in Southern Fiction, the LA Times Book Award for Mystery/Thriller and the UK's Golden Dagger Award for Best Novel. Most recently, he co-wrote The Tilted World, a novel, with his wife, Beth Ann Fennelly. He teaches in the University of MIssissippi's MFA program.