Jesmyn Ward

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Looking Back on 2017: Literature
Looking Back 2017 Literature

Featuring selections by Justin Taylor, Shelly Oria, Mary Walling Blackburn, Kevin Killian, Barry Schwabsky, John Freeman, and more.

Looking Back on 2017: Literature
Looking Back 2017 Literature

Featuring selections by Justin Taylor, Shelly Oria, Mary Walling Blackburn, Kevin Killian, Barry Schwabsky, John Freeman, and more.

Ghosts of History: An Interview with Jesmyn Ward by Louis Elliott
Jesmyn Ward Banner

Congratulations to Ward on winning the 2017 National Book Award for Sing, Unburied, Sing.

Jesmyn Ward by Rebecca Keith
​Jesmyn Ward

Rebecca Keith speaks with author Jesmyn Ward about her National Book Award-winning novel Salvage the Bones.

National Book Awards Reading
National Book Awards 2011

On the eve of the National Book Awards ceremony, the New School hosted a reading for this year’s finalists.

Fiction for Driving: Where the Line Bleeds by Jesmyn Ward
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Jesmyn Ward reads an excerpt from her novel Where the Line Bleeds, published in BOMB 105’s literary supplement, First Proof.

Where the Line Bleeds by Jesmyn Ward

The river was young and small: at its start it seeped from the red clay earth in the piney woods of southern Mississippi, and then wound its way, brown and slow, over a bed of tiny gray and ochre pebbles through the pines, shallow as a hand, deep as three men standing, to the sandy, green lowlands of the gulf of Mexico.

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