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Minrose Gwin

Minrose Gwin is the author of three novels: The Queen of Palmyra, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick and finalist for the John Gardner Fiction Book Award; Promise, which was shortlisted for the Willie Morris Award in Southern Literature; and The Accidentals. She is also the author of a memoir, Wishing for Snow, and Remembering Medgar Evers: Writing the Long Civil Rights Movement, and coedited The Literature of the American South, a Norton anthology. Minrose has taught at universities across the country, most recently the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Like the characters in Promise, she grew up in Tupelo, Mississippi.