Best Local Writer: Ace Atkins
Writers might be a dime a dozen in this town, but we've got a few who've written their way to national acclaim while choosing to call Oxford home. Ace Atkins is a New York Times Bestselling author of 21 novels, including The Fallen and Robert B. Parker’s Little White Lies, both out from G.P. Putnam’s Sons in 2017.
From his bio:
"One of the best crime writers working today, Ace has been nominated for every major award in crime fiction, including the Edgar three times, twice for novels about former U.S. Army Ranger Quinn Colson. A former newspaper reporter and SEC football player, Ace also writes essays and investigative pieces for several national magazines including Outside and Garden & Gun.
He lives in Oxford, Mississippi with his family, where he’s friend to many dogs and several bartenders."