Eudora Welty

Eudora Welty in 1962
The Eudora Welty House
Welty is presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Jimmy Carter in 1980
Welty's headstone at Greenwood Cemetery in Jackson, Mississippi

American short story writer, novelist and photographer, who wrote about the American South.

- Eudora Welty
Eudora Welty in 1962

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Harvard University Press

Publishing house established on January 13, 1913, as a division of Harvard University, and focused on academic publishing.

Publishing house established on January 13, 1913, as a division of Harvard University, and focused on academic publishing.

Kittredge Hall, home to Harvard University Press

Notable authors published by HUP include Eudora Welty, Walter Benjamin, E. O. Wilson, John Rawls, Emily Dickinson, Stephen Jay Gould, Helen Vendler, Carol Gilligan, Amartya Sen, David Blight, Martha Nussbaum, and Thomas Piketty.

Mississippi literature

The literature of Mississippi, United States, includes fiction, poetry, and nonfiction.

The literature of Mississippi, United States, includes fiction, poetry, and nonfiction.

Some prominent writers from Mississippi's past include William Faulkner, Richard Wright, Tennessee Williams, and Eudora Welty, while modern writers include John Grisham, Natasha Trethewey, Jesmyn Ward, and Michael Farris Smith.

First edition (publ. Harcourt Brace)

Delta Wedding

First edition (publ. Harcourt Brace)

Delta Wedding is a 1946 Southern fiction novel by Eudora Welty.

Rea Award for the Short Story

Annual award given to a living American or Canadian author chosen for unusually significant contributions to short story fiction.

Annual award given to a living American or Canadian author chosen for unusually significant contributions to short story fiction.

1992 Eudora Welty

Ellen Gilchrist

Ellen Gilchrist

American novelist, short story writer, and poet.

American novelist, short story writer, and poet.

Ellen Gilchrist

She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy and studied creative writing under renowned writer Eudora Welty at Millsaps College.

Ford at the Göteborg Book Fair 2013

Richard Ford

American novelist and short story writer.

American novelist and short story writer.

Ford at the Göteborg Book Fair 2013
Autograph session, Miami Book Fair International, 2014.

In Jackson, Ford lived across the street from the home of author Eudora Welty.

The New Yorker

American weekly magazine featuring journalism, commentary, criticism, essays, fiction, satire, cartoons, and poetry.

American weekly magazine featuring journalism, commentary, criticism, essays, fiction, satire, cartoons, and poetry.

May 30, 1925 cover by Ilonka Karasz, a regular cover artist for The New Yorker
Image of Alfred d'Orsay (1801–1852), published by James Fraser (1783–1856).
Barry Blitt's cover from the July 21, 2008, issue of The New Yorker

In subsequent decades, the magazine published short stories by many of the most respected writers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, including Ann Beattie, Sally Benson, Maeve Brennan, Truman Capote, Rachel Carson, John Cheever, Roald Dahl, Mavis Gallant, Geoffrey Hellman, Ernest Hemingway, Stephen King, Ruth McKenney, John McNulty, Joseph Mitchell, Alice Munro, Haruki Murakami, Vladimir Nabokov, John O'Hara, Dorothy Parker, S.J. Perelman, Philip Roth, George Saunders, J. D. Salinger, Irwin Shaw, James Thurber, John Updike, Eudora Welty, and E. B. White.

The Adventures of Pinocchio (1883) is a canonical piece of children's literature and one of the best-selling books ever published.

Fellowship of Southern Writers

American literary organization that celebrates the creative vitality of Southern writing as the mirror of a distinctive and cherished regional culture.

American literary organization that celebrates the creative vitality of Southern writing as the mirror of a distinctive and cherished regional culture.

The Adventures of Pinocchio (1883) is a canonical piece of children's literature and one of the best-selling books ever published.

Eudora Welty

Evers at the White House in 1961

Medgar Evers

American civil rights activist and the NAACP's first field secretary in Mississippi who was assassinated by a white supremacist.

American civil rights activist and the NAACP's first field secretary in Mississippi who was assassinated by a white supremacist.

Evers at the White House in 1961
The rifle used by De La Beckwith to assassinate Evers
The Evers house at 2332 Margaret Walker Alexander Drive, now the Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument, where Medgar Evers was fatally shot after getting out of his car.
Medgar Evers's grave in Arlington National Cemetery in 2007
A statue of Evers at the Medgar Evers Boulevard Library in Jackson, Mississippi

Evers was memorialized by leading Mississippi and national authors both black and white: James Baldwin, Margaret Walker, Eudora Welty, and Anne Moody.

Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos, a Spanish writer depicted with the tools of the trade.

Mississippi Writers Trail

Series of historical markers which celebrate the literary, social, historical, and cultural contributions of Mississippi's most acclaimed and influential writers.

Series of historical markers which celebrate the literary, social, historical, and cultural contributions of Mississippi's most acclaimed and influential writers.

Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos, a Spanish writer depicted with the tools of the trade.

The Mississippi Writers Trail debuted on the State Capitol grounds in Jackson, Mississippi at the 2018 Mississippi Book Festival with an unveiling of two marker prototypes honoring Eudora Welty and Jesmyn Ward, connecting the past and present contributions of Mississippi authors.