Redd to head Crooked Letter Interview Series on Prairie Schooner Blog

James Madison Redd, a Mississippi author and UNL Ph.D. student, has created the Crooked Letter Interview Series, a monthly series featuring contemporary Mississippi authors. Beginning in August 2012, The internationally-recognized literary magazine, Prairie Schooner, will publish the series on its blog.

As James Redd, Prairie Schooner‘s Publicity Associate, returns to his home state of Mississippi, he seeks to find his literary heritage in the haunting landscape which has produced a Nobel Prize winner and numerous Pulitzer Prize winning authors. Through interviews with contemporary Mississippi authors, the series will focus on the plight of the author and their characters in Southern society, who often face exodus or exile, while exploring how these writers cope with their literary legacies.

In addition to winning a Mari Sandoz/Prairie Schooner Prize for the short story, James Redd’s fiction appears in the Winter 2011 issue of Fifth Wednesday and was nominated for Best New American Voices.


Who’s James Redd?

James Madison Redd finds art in his one-year-old daughter’s alphabet-soup stories. His work was nominated for inclusion in Best New American Voices 2009, and he is a winner of the Mari Sandoz / Prairie Schooner award for the short story. Read the Fall 2011 issue of Fifth Wednesday and the Winter 2011 issue of Parting Gifts to enjoy more of his work. Currently, he is the Publicity Associate for Prairie Schooner and is continuing his doctoral studies at the University of Nebraska while writing a novel called Revival!


James Redd photo in Daily Nebraskan