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Watch Dean Faulkner Wells on MPB tomorrow at 8:30

I will let her husband Larry tell the basics, but I want to emphasize how fine this interview is. If you have any interest in Faulkner, literature, or local history… actually, its just a great interview. Highly recommend. Here is the deal–

Watch Mississippi Public Broadcasting tomorrow night (Thurs 8:30 pm) for “Homage to […]

Friday Morning remembering Dean

At Dean Faulkner Wells’s graveside service yesterday, everyone sang “Bye Bye Blackbird,” which (as I’m sure Dean was fully aware would happen when she asked for that) broke everyone up, and Jim Dees read the excerpt below from Wallace Steven’s “Sunday Morning.”

We live in an old chaos of the sun, Or an old […]

Dean Faulkner Wells

Posted in memory of Dean Faulkner Wells, 1936-2011.

Dean Wells and Every Day by the Sun on the radio and web

Bob Guccione, Jr. has a nice story about Dean Wells’s new book and the reading Square Books held for it up on the Daily site.  He retells one of the really nice stories in the book:

Wells recalled one dinnertime when Boris Pasternak won the Nobel Prize for literature, Edward R. Murrow, […]

A Square Books window full of Dean Faulkner Wells’s book


Southern Living has an article and interview about Dean Faulkner Wells and her memoir about her life, her father, Uncle William and much else of interest to anyone wanting a fine southern memoir or to learn more about the Faulkners.  The interview is audio with images both from the book and from Oxford.


Dean Faulkner Wells’ Every Day by the Sun publication and reading, this Saturday

Dean Faulkner Wells’s memoir, Every Day by the Sun, is published this week, and there is to be a reading at the Lyric Theater here in Oxford Saturday beginning at 5.  Selections will be read by local writers including Jack Pendarvis and Ace Atkins.

Dean is the last living person who essentially grew up […]

Dean Faulkner Wells’s memoir, Every Day by the Sun is coming out in March

Dean Faulkner Wells is William Faulkner’s niece; her father died flying his brother William’s in the 1930s, just months before Dean Wells was born.  She was raised in large part in William’s mother’s house (where she lives, now, on South Lamar in Oxford) and in and out of Rowan Oak.

In March, she […]