Kiese Laymon

Kiese Laymon is a black southern writer, born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. He is currently a Professor of English and African American Studies at the University of Mississippi. Laymon is the author of the novel, Long Division and a collection of essays, How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America. He is a currently a columnist at The Guardian. Laymon was selected a member of the Root 100 in 2013 and 2014 and Ebony Magazine Power 100 in 2015. 

Kiese Laymon has two books forthcoming, including a memoir called Heavy which will be released in 2016 and the novel called And So Onwhich can be expected in the Spring of 2017.

Kiese Laymon