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Willie Morris

Willie MorrisBorn: 29-Nov-1934
Birthplace: Jackson, MS
Died: 2-Aug-1999
Location of death: Jackson, MS
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Glenwood Cemetery, Yazoo City, MS

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: North Toward Home

Father: Henry Rae Morris
Mother: Marian Weaks Morris
Wife: Celia Ann Buchan (m. 30-Aug-1958, one son)
Son: David Rae Morris (b. 1-Nov-1959)
Wife: JoAnne Prichard (m. 1990)

    High School: Yazoo City High School, Yazoo, MS
    University: University of Texas at Austin (1956)
    University: New College, Oxford University (on a Rhodes Scholarship)
    Scholar: Writer-in-Residence, University of Mississippi

    Harper's Associate Editor (1963-67), Editor-in-Chief (1967-71)
    Rhodes Scholarship

    Baseball (18-Sep-1994) · Himself

Author of books:
North Toward Home (1967, memoir)
Yazoo: Integration In A Deep-Southern Town (1971)
The Last of the Southern Girls (1973)
James Jones: A Friendship (1978)
Good Old Boy: A Delta Boyhood (1980)
Terrains of the Heart and Other Essays on Home (1981)
The Courting of Marcus Dupree (1983)
Always Stand in Against the Curve and Other Sports Stories (1983)
Good Old Boy and the Witch of Yazoo (1989, juvenile)
Faulkner's Mississippi (1990)
My Two Oxfords (1992)
New York Days (1993)
My Dog Skip (1994, memoir)
A Prayer for the Opening of the Little League Season (1995)
The Ghosts of Medgar Evers: A Tale of Race, Murder, Mississippi, and Hollywood (1998)
Taps: A Novel (2001, novel)

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