Friday, March 25, 2011

The Last Faulkner

This month's edition of Southern Living features an interview with Dean Faulkner Wells. The niece of the famous southern writer, William Faulkner (Absalom, Absalom!, The Sound and the Fury, As I Lay Dying) Wells is also his last living relative. Her new memoir, Every Day by the Sun, tells not only her story, but the story of the Faulkner family in Oxford, Mississippi. Having lost her father before she was born, Wells recounts what it was like to be semi-raised by one of the 20th Century's greatest authors, whom she simply knew as "Pappy".

  • Read the Southern Living article here.
  • Listen to the Southern Living interview here.
  • Read an excerpt of Every Day by the Sun here.
  • Read my review of Faulkner's As I Lay Dying here.

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