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Lewis Nordan

Lewis Nordan grew up in Itta Bena, Mississippi, and was fifteen when Emmet Till was murdered. Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Pittsburgh for many years, he is the author of seven books of fiction and a memoir. His many awards include three American Library Association Notable Book citations, the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters award for fiction, the Mississippi Authors award for fiction, and the Southern Book Critics Circle award for fiction.