Praise for Stranger to the Truth

“In Stranger to the Truth, Ms. Hickman has taken a local tragedy and, with eloquence and empathy, given it universal application. The reader will find not only a gripping story, but also a moving exploration of the shadows that dwell within us all.”
– Howard Bahr, author of The Black Flower, The Year of Jubilo, and The Judas Field.

Lisa C. Hickman

Author photo by Peter Barta

About the Author

Lisa C. Hickman holds her Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Mississippi. Her essays, articles, and book reviews have appeared, among other places, in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Mississippi Writers Page, Southern Quarterly, Memphis Magazine, Housman Society Journal, and the Southern Register.

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Positive response from readers: Click here for Memphis Flyer blog post.

Q&A explores creative nonfiction genre: Click here.


Runner-up Conjuring My Father, Lisa C. Hickman, Memphis, TN

The Essay Category attracted 136 total entries, of which 27 finalists were selected. The Short List selected from the finalists totaled 13 manuscripts. An additional 24 entries were selected as semi-finalists. The entries included 91 from Louisiana including, including 33 from New Orleans. Six foreign countries were represented. The Essay Short List is being judged by bestselling non-fiction writer Franz Wisner.

MLA 2018

Author Lisa C. Hickman will discuss William Faulkner’s New York experiences, connections and friendships at 2018 MLA [Modern Language Association] Session 530.

“One Fifth Avenue: William Faulkner Romances Manhattan . . . and Joan Williams,” Lisa Catherine Hickman (independent scholar)

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Some of the material will be drawn from her book William Faulkner and Joan Williams: The Romance of Two Writers (McFarland 2006).




Other Works

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Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, iBooks, Kobo and
at select book stores:

Memphis, Tennessee
Burke’s Book Store

Oxford, Mississippi
Square Books

Open Road
Integrated Media LLC
ISBN-13: 9781504028769 (trade paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781504028134 (eBook)

“Hickman’s book is a valuable collector’s item for all scholars and dedicated readers interested in literature by native sons and daughters of the South.”—The Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society

“In Remembering, … the editor [Lisa C. Hickman] presents one hundred pages of Williams’ skillful prose as ‘a celebration and recognition of a remarkable writer who dedicated more than fifty years of her life to a craft she considered “a life’s process that entailed a lonesomeness of spirit.…”’ With their frankness about challenges facing grandparents and retirees (from exhaustion and hip-replacement surgery to haunting memories and a loss of libido), these late stories should attract new readers to Joan Williams.” —Joan Wylie Hall, The Southern Register


For additional information about William Faulkner and Joan Williams: The Romance of Two Writers, click here.


For Lisa C. Hickman’s Mississippi Writers Page article about Joan Williams, click here.
Books by Joan Williams available through digital publisher Open Road, click here.