Kiese Laymon

Kiese Laymon is a Professor of English and creative writing at University of Mississippi. Laymon’s stories and essays have appeared in The Best American Essays Series, Esquire, NPR, and The Los Angeles Times, among others. His essay collection, How to Slowly Kill Yourself came out in 2013 and his debut novel, Long Division, won the 2014 Saroyan International Writing Award. His memoir Heavy and the novel And So On are forthcoming.

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