Jesmyn Ward appears in the following:
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Beyoncé's latest song is for the black Southern woman, says National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward, who's from Mississippi. It's a message she needed to hear.
Friday, January 03, 2014
Jesmyn Ward was an unknown novelist when her second book, Salvage the Bones, won the National Book Award in 2011. She’s recently written a memoir called The Men We Reaped that ended u...
Monday, September 30, 2013
Jesmyn Ward talks about losing five young men in her life to drugs, accidents, suicide, and the problems poverty brings, particularly for black men. In Men We Reaped she writes of the agonizing losses of her only brother and her friends and of her exploration into the forces that shaped their lives and led to their deaths—the racism and economic struggles that fostered drug addiction and the dissolution of family and relationships.
Friday, June 15, 2012
Jesmyn Ward was at the tail end of summer break when Hurricane Katrina struck her hometown of Delisle, Mississippi, on the Gulf Coast. That harrowing experience inspired Ward’s novel...
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
For a writer, each novel is a labor of love. But what about the reader's toil? Author Jesmyn Ward explains why the beautiful and brutal Death in Spring, by Catalan author Merce Rodor...
Friday, October 28, 2011
Jesmyn Ward was at the end of her summer break when Hurricane Katrina struck her hometown of Delisle, Mississippi.
Bonus Track: Jesmyn Ward reads from Salvage the Bones