Minrose Gwin
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Contact

To schedule an interview or appearance with Minrose, please contact:
Kathy Daneman, Kathy Daneman Public Relations.

Minrose is also happy to speak with book clubs. She may be contacted directly at mgwin@email.unc.edu.

Bio

Minrose Gwin is the award-winning author of the novels The Queen of Palmyra, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick and finalist for the John Gardner Fiction Book Award; Promise, which was shortlisted for the Willie Morris Award in Southern Literature; and The Accidentals, which received the 2020 Mississippi Institute for Arts and Letters Award in Fiction. Her fourth novel, Beautiful Dreamers, will be published in fall of 2024. She has also published a memoir, Wishing for Snow, about the collision of poetry and psychosis in her mother's life, and four books of literary and cultural criticism, most recently Remembering Medgar Evers: Writing the Long Civil Rights Movement. She was coeditor of The Literature of the American South, a Norton anthology, and The Southern Literary Journal.

Like the characters in her novel Promise, Minrose Gwin is a native of Tupelo, Mississippi. She began her writing career as a journalist and later taught at universities across the country, most recently the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was Kenan Eminent Professor of English. She now lives in Albuquerque, N.M.

To learn more, visit Minrose's Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minrose_Gwin.