University of Mississippi

Grisham Writers in Residence

John and Renée Grisham Writers in Residence are emerging writers selected on the strength of their writing and provided with lovely housing in walking distance of campus. They teach one class each semester and are provided ample writing time. They have no official duties but frequently become involved in our close-knit MFA community. There is no application for Grisham Writers in Residence; they are selected by internal nomination only.

Mary Miller, 2014-2015 Grisham Writer in Residence

Mary Miller, 2014-2015 Grisham Writer in Residence

It is with great joy that we announce the 2014-2015 Grisham Writer-in-Residence: Mary Miller! Mary Miller grew up in Jackson, Mississippi. Her collection of stories, Big World, was published in 2009 by Short Flight/Long Drive Books. A graduate of the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas, her first novel, The Last Days of California, was recently published to great acclaim.  She writes about stories at Ireadashortstorytoday.com.

Navigating the list below will take you to the bios, blogs, or bibliographies of present and past Grisham Writers in Residence:
Mary Miller (2014-2015)
Megan Abbott (2013-2014)
Nic Brown (2012-2013)
Josh Weil (2011-2012)
Jesmyn Ward (2010-2011)
John Brandon (2009-2010)
James Kimbrell (2008-2009)
Jack Pendarvis (2007-2008)
LeAnne Howe (2006-2007)
Michael Knight (2005-2006)
Brad Watson (2004-2005)
Janisse Ray (2003-2004)
Shay Youngblood (2002-2003)
Tom Franklin (2001-2002)
Claude Wilkinson (2000-2001)
Steve Yarbrough (1999-2000)
Darcey Steinke (1998-1999)
Randall Kenan (1997-1998)
Tim Gautreaux (1996-1997)
Mary Hood (1995-1996)
Mark Richard (1994-1995)
T. R. Pearson (1993-1994)