Lisa C. Hickman holds her Ph.D. in Southern literature from the University of Mississippi. She is the author of William Faulkner and Joan Williams: The Romance of Two Writers and numerous articles and book reviews. She is currently completing “Stranger to the Truth: Noura Jackson Matricide,” a creative nonfiction account of a Memphis matricide and the conviction of her eighteen-year-old daughter. Southern Literati.
"Faulkner's letter to Joan following the visit complained of his bad luck in being alone with her: she was either driving a car too fast or there were too many people around. The visit to Bard he had of course done for her, as he would probably do most anything else she chose to ask of him."
— Lisa C. Hickman, William Faulkner and Joan Williams