Kiese Laymon


Born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, Kiese Laymon, Ottilie Schillig Professor in English and Creative Writing at the University of Mississippi, is the author of the novel Long Division, the memoir Heavy, and the essay collection How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America.



Yrsa Daley-Ward


Heavy: An American Memoir

Kiese Laymon


(H)Afrocentric Comics: Volumes 1-4

Juliana Jewels Smith and Ronald Nelson


The Oliver Stone Experience

Matt Zoller Seitz


Long Division

Kiese Laymon


Belly of the Beast: The Politics of Anti-Fatness as...

Da'shaun L. Harrison