Kiese Laymon – Long Division
Late Night New York, hosted by Emily Yoon
This month we feature Kiese Laymon, author of the novel Long Division and a collection of essays, How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America.
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Kiese Laymon is a black Southern writer, born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. He is the author of the novel Long Division, nominated for the 2014 Believer Book Award, and a collection of essays, How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America. The collection’s title essay is featured in the 2013 Best American Nonrequired Reading anthology. A contributing editor at gawker.com, he has written essays and stories for numerous publications, including Esquire, ESPN.com, NPR, and Politics and Culture. He is currently an Associate Professor of English, Creative Writing and co-director of Africana Studies at Vassar College. You can visit his website at kieselaymon.com.