Lawrence Wells’ first novel, Rommel and the Rebel, was published by Doubleday and Company in 1986. He studied writing under Hudson Strode at the University of Alabama, and Evans Harrington at the University of Mississippi. Wells has written three novels and edited six non-fiction books including William Faulkner: The Cofield Collection. With his wife Dean Faulkner Wells (1936-2011), he operated Yoknapatawpha Press, an independent press in Oxford, Mississippi, and co-published a quarterly journal, The Faulkner Newsletter. Co-founder of the Faux Faulkner Contest, he also scripted an Emmy-winning PBS regional documentary, “Return to the River.” He has been a frequent contributor to American Way and Southwest Spirit magazines and the New York Times Syndicate. (Education: B.A., M.A. in English, University of Alabama; Ph.D., University of Mississippi.) He and Dean were married for 38 years.
Meet Local Authors
Spend a wonderful afternoon with local Mississippi authors. The event will start with a panel discussion that will be followed by a meet & greet with all of our authors. Discover how these authors started their writing career and the steps they took from their first drafts to published manuscripts.
Located on the beautiful Northwest Mississippi Community College campus at Senatobia, the Roundup will be held on Saturday, March 28 at 2-4 pm at the R C Pugh Library.
Check out the Writer Groupie Podcast by our author and podcaster Kim Smith! Chad Martin, Margaret and Katherine King, and Patricia Neely Dorsey will be guests on upcoming episodes and will be appearing at the Author Rodeo Roundup.