Annie Duke Will Beat You at Your Own Game

Last year, New Yorker reporter Alice Gregory wrote to retired professional poker player Annie Duke about the possibility of profiling her. They spent the next few weeks engaged in a polite game of psychological warfare. Fortunately, Duke will speak in person at the Oxford Conference for the Book at 4:00 on Thursday, March 28, 2019. Her most recent book is Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts.

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Two UM Professors Have Titles on Best Southern Books of 2018

Two University of Mississippi faculty members had books recognized by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as among the best pieces of southern literature published in 2018. Kiese Laymon’s memoir Heavy and Chris Offutt’s novel Country Dark were among eleven titles selected as the best southern books of 2018. AJC arts and books editor Suzanne Van Atten said it was “a particularly outstanding year for southern books.”

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Edmund White’s The Unpunished Vice

“We never read the same book twice. But each time it is our book, locked in our innermost heart as we move and change through time.”—Edmund White, in The Unpunished Vice. Read a review of White’s The Unpunished Vice from the Guardian.

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