Kiese Laymon Wins Andrew Carnegie Medal, Gives Prize Money to Young Mississippians
The “Heavy: An American Memoir” author and educator will donate his prize money from the American Library Association award to organizations that work with young people in his home state.
'Heavy' Author Kiese Laymon Is Not Here to Titillate You
With his new memoir ,”Heavy,” the Mississippi author and professor charts a childhood filled with trauma, fear, violence and secrets. Here’s why he revealed so very much about his family, friends and hometown.