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Mississippi Stories: W. Ralph Eubanks

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In this episode of Mississippi Stories, Mississippi Today Editor-in-Chief Marshall Ramsey sits down with award-winning author W. Ralph Eubanks to talk about his book, A place like Mississippi. A place like Mississippi takes readers on a comprehensive tour of the real and imagined landscapes that have inspired generations of authors.

Eubanks is also the author of two other books: Ever Is a Long Time: A Journey into Mississippi’s Dark Past (Basic Books) and The House at the End of the Road: The Story of Three Generations of an Interracial Family in the American South (HarperCollins) and recently won the Nonfiction Award for A Place Like the Mississippi: A Journey Through a Real and Imaginary Literary Landscape Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters.

Eubanks talks about teaching other writers to learn from their voice and how those voices helped elevate Mississippi’s literary tradition.


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Marshall Ramsey, a nationally recognized cartoonist editor, shares his cartoons and travels the state as editor-in-chief of Mississippi Today. He is also the host of a weekly statewide radio and television program on Mississippi Public Broadcasting and is the author of several books. Marshall is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and the 2019 recipient of the University of Tennessee Alumni Award for Professional Achievement.

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