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Odie Lindsey

Writer-in-Residence of Medicine, Health, and Society
ON LEAVE: 23-24 AY

Writer-in-Residence Odie Lindsey is the author of the novel Some Go Home and the story collection, We Come to Our Senses, both from W.W. Norton. He is the recipient of an NEA fellowship for combat veterans, the Dobie Paisano Fellowship, a Tennessee Arts Commission fellowship in Literature, the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Prize for Fiction, a Best American Short Stories selection, and the McGinnis-Ritchie Award for Nonfiction. He holds an MFA in writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and an MA in southern studies from the University of Mississippi.

Lindsey’s work often examines the crosscurrents of war, gender, sexuality, and the South, likewise the role of the body in southern literature and culture. His MHS courses include Medicine and Literature, Medicine, Health, and the Body, and Documenting the Body. In addition to writing fiction and nonfiction, Lindsey served as Associate Editor of the Mississippi Encyclopedia (University Press of Mississippi, 2017).