Kiese Laymon

Kiese Laymon is a professor of English and Creative Writing at University of Mississippi and a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Nonfiction at the University of Iowa. He is author of Long Division, How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America, and the forthcoming memoir, Heavy: An American Memoir.


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You, Plural

A new memoir about sexual abuse, eating disorders, and the vulnerability of black bodies....


Fiction: New & Noteworthy

The Past is Not DeadTime and Race in Kiese Laymon’s Long Division           It is the Calm and Silent Waters That ...

Fiction: New & Noteworthy


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