Announcing the Country Roots Music Issue

For the 24th annual music issue, we return to the roots of country music and celebrate the essence of “countrified” sound.


Jesmyn Ward


About

Jesmyn Ward is the author of the novels Where the Line Bleeds and Salvage the Bones, which won the 2011 National Book Award, and the memoir Men We Reaped. Her latest novel Sing, Unburied, Sing, published by Scribner in September 2017, is excerpted in the Spring, Summer, and Fall 2017 issues of the Oxford American. She lives in DeLisle, Mississippi.

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