Friday, October 24, 10:20 a.m.
Author of The Resurrectionist
Matthew Guinn's debut novel, The Resurrectionist tells the story of bones dug up in a South Carolina medical college’s basement, and of the slave who was required to procure bodies as cadavers for the anatomy class by exhuming them from African American graveyards. Nominated for an Edgar Award, the novel as been described by Library Journal as “important history and a moving call to conscience.”
Originally from Atlanta, Guinn has settled in Jackson with his wife Kristen and two children. Besides his novel, Guinn has published a book of scholarship, After Southern Modernism: Fiction of the Contemporary South.