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Kiese Laymon

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Kiese Laymon is an American writer, editor and a professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Mississippi.
   Long Division (2013)
Non fiction show
Kiese Laymon recommends
James (2024)
Percival Everett
"Percival Everett is a genre."
Wandering Stars (2024)
Tommy Orange
"In Wandering Stars, Tommy Orange finds different pockets, not just to flex, but to really get to beyond the marrow of this wonderfully blistered world. The work is so varied and textured but also ruthlessly clear in what it's costing and what it's destroying."
Family Lore (2023)
Elizabeth Acevedo
"Only Elizabeth Acevedo could make an epic feel so intimate, so perfectly crafted and tightly drawn. FAMILY LORE is a devastating exploration of the liveliness of the Marte women. No writer on earth transforms a page into a home with distinct emotional chambers like Acevedo, and her she does it with language that is equally lush and lacerating. This is how stories should be made."

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Anthologies containing stories by Kiese Laymon
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013 (2013)
(Best American Nonrequired Reading)
edited by
Dave Eggers

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