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Award-winning Author Margaret McMullan to Present Lecture

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Margaret McMullan

Margaret McMullan, a Mississippi native and author of seven award-winning novels, will present “Mississippi as Landscape” Wednesday, July 12 at 6:30 p.m. at The Library of Hattiesburg. This event is presented by University Libraries’ Special Collections at The University of Southern Mississippi as part of a year-long series of lectures and events celebrating Mississippi’s bicentennial.

McMullan is the author of When Warhol Was Still Alive, In My Mother’s House, How I Found the Strong, When I Crossed No-Bob, and Cashay. In 2015, she and Phillip Lopate curated Every Father’s Daughter, an anthology of essays about fathers by great women writers such as Alice Munro, Ann Hood, and Jane Smiley.

McMullan has been the recipient of various honors and award. She was the recipient of a NEA Fellowship in literature, a Fulbright at the University of Pécs in Pécs, Hungary, and the National Author Winner of the 2011 Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award. In 2007, she was the Eudora Welty Visiting Writer at Millsaps College in Jackson and the Melvin Peterson Endowed Chair in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Evansville, where she taught for 25 years. She now writes full-time in Pass Christian, Miss.

This official bicentennial project was made possible by a grant from the Mississippi Humanities Council, through support from the Mississippi Development Authority. For additional information, contact Ellen Ruffin at Ellen.Ruffin@usm.edu or 601.266.4349.