Kiese Laymon

Kiese Laymon is a Black southern writer from Jackson, Mississippi. He’s the author of the essay collection How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America, novel Long Division, and most recently, Heavy: An American Memoir.
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Kiese Laymon

Kiese Laymon is a Black southern writer from Jackson, Mississippi. He’s the author of the essay collection How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America, novel Long Division, and most recently, Heavy: An American Memoir, which won the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction and the Christopher Isherwood Prize for Autobiographical Prose. A contributing editor for Vanity Fair, he teaches at the University of Mississippi.

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