“Living with Dolly Parton,” by Jessica Wilkerson

Born and raised in East Tennessee, Jessica Wilkerson is assistant professor of history and Southern Studies at the University of Mississippi. Her new book To Live Here, You Have to Fight tells the story of women activists in 1970s Appalachia. She’ll moderate a panel session, with Karida Brown, Elizabeth Catte, and Meredith McCarroll, during the conference on “The Appalachian South.”

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An Early Review of William Boyle’s New Novel

Despite William Boyle’s next novel, A Friend Is a Gift You Give Yourself, not being published until March 2019—right before the Oxford Conference for the Book—here’s a great early review from Kirkus Review. Something to look forward to!

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