Phillip Thompson

Crime Fiction writer

Editor’s Note: Valerie McEwan runs one of the best websites of Southern writing there is, the Dead Mule School (formerly the Dead Mule School of Southern Literature). The essay below appeared at the Mule recently. If you like Southern fiction by some of the hardest working writers today, you should check out her site of …

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Editor’s Note: This piece originally appeared at Brash Books on Nov. 30, 2020. Reprinted here with permission. Writing about race in the Deep South is never easy. Especially during the tumult of 2020. I am white. Born and raised in Mississippi. I was a youngster growing up when the state was going through the painful …

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