The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum & Educational Center announced its 2021 Writer-in-Residence this week, Mary Miller of Oxford, Mississippi. The residency is made possible by an underwriting sponsorship by Piggott State Bank.
Miller grew up in Jackson, Mississippi. She is the author of two collections of short stories, Big World (Short Flight/Long Drive Books, 2009), and Always Happy Hour (Liveright, 2017), as well as the novels The Last Days of California (Liveright, 2014) and Biloxi (Liveright, 2019). Her stories have appeared in The Paris Review, Pushcart Prize XLIV, the Oxford American, Norton’s Seagull Book of Stories, The Best of McSweeney’s Quarterly, American Short Fiction, and many others. She is a former James A. Michener Fellow in Fiction at the University of Texas and John and Renée Grisham Writer-in-Residence at the University of Mississippi. She lives in Oxford, Mississippi with her husband, Lucky, and her dog, Winter.
The residency will allow Miller to live and work in the community of Piggott for a month, sharing her knowledge and experience with local writers and working on her own writings. A more detailed schedule of the residency will be available later in the year.