Mississippi Proud

Nora Jane: a life in stories is the latest from National Book Award winner (Victory Over Japan, 1984) Ellen Gilchrist.

A graduate of Vanderbilt University and a student of Eudora Welty’s Creative Writing Course at Millsaps College in Jackson, she is considered one of the shinning stars of Southern literature. Gilchrist presently lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas while also maintaining a home in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.

To find out what is on Ellen Gilchrist’s book shelves and why reading is important to her, here is Oprah’s interview with Gilchrist in August 2002.