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William Faulkner

More Faulkner movies in our future?

Here’s some exciting news for fans of William Faulkner: David Milch’s Redboard Productions has entered into an agreement with the William Faulkner Literary Estate to produce films and television series based on Faulkner’s vast body of works. The deal, according to a news release issued this morning by the Bing Communications Group in Los Angeles, notes that the agreement covers all 19 novels and 125 short stories in the estate, “as well as other works, with the exception of those currently contracted with other parties.” (November 30, 2011)

Gifts that have a long shelf life

For News Editor Jonathan Scott, Christmas and books are practically synonymous. With the big shopping weekend coming up, Scott takes the opportunity to point out the large number of local authors and locally-oriented books that are available for those looking for gift ideas. (November 23, 2011, Page 4A)

Faulkner shot at me and missed, (Thank God)

Guest columnist J.W. “Jay” Mitchell discusses what it was like for him moving to Oxford from the Mississippi Delta shortly after World War II and an encounter with literary great William Faulkner on a hunting trip. (November 21, 2011, Page 4A)

Faulkner Heritage Festival next week in Ripley

Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about the Faulkner Heritage Festival held in Ripley that is planned for Nov. 4 at the Falkner House, a two-story home previously owned by Col. Willian C. Falkner, Faulkner’s great-grandfather. (October 28, 2011, Page 3B)

Dean Faulkner Wells 1936-2011

OXFORD TOWN – An Oxford icon, Dean Faulkner Wells, passed away on Wednesday, July 27, just months after her memoir “Every Day By The Sun” published and was featured on the cover of Oxford Town. OT columnist and long time friend of the Wells family, Jim Dees, has gathered photos and passages from interviews and the late author’s’ book to pay tribute to one of Oxford’s favorite daughters who is already greatly missed. Check out the moving tribute on Page 5 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town. (July 28, 2011, Page 5)

Double Decker tours take riders back in time

Historical tours are sponsored by the Oxford Tourism Council and lead by local historian, Jack Lamar Mayfield, who delights those on the tour with stories about Oxford’s more famous residents like William Faulkner and L.Q.C. Lamar and describes a little bit about what life was like in Oxford when the town was brand new. (July 22, 2011, Page 1B)

Come explore Faulkner’s world

The 38th annual Faulkner Conference opens this Sunday with a special panel discussion on Rowan Oak with former and current curators of the museum – the center of Faulkner’s universe. (July 15, 2011, Page 1A, 5a)

Exhibit of images of Faulkner opens Sunday

The 38th annual Faulkner & Yoknapatapha Conference opens Sunday with a reception for “Fauklner’s Geographies: A Photographic Journey” at 1 to 3 p.m. at the University Museum where 35 photographs with Faulkner as their subject will be on display through Oct. 1. (July 15, 2011, Page 1B)

38th Annual Faulkner Conference begins Sunday, July 17

OXFORD TOWN – The complexities of space and place, borders impenetrable or porous, will be explored at the 38th annual Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference, scheduled July 17-21 at the University of Mississippi. Page 11 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has information about the 38th Annual Faulkner Conference to be held at Ole Miss beginning this Sunday. (July 14, 2011, Page 11)

‘I know William Faulkner’ – Phil Stone and Stark Young

Columnist and historian Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about two men, Phil Stone and Stark Young, and their influence on Faulkner. (July 8, 2011, Page 3B)

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