Charlaine Harris Donates Manuscripts to Ole Miss

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The University of Mississippi announced a pretty cool addition to their library’s special collections today: original, annotated manuscripts from Charlaine Harris, including the first one she ever sent out.

According to the university’s online newspaper, Charlaine donated several edited manuscripts to Archives and Special Collections at the University of Mississippi’s J.D. Williams Library.

“Though I’ve lived in many wonderful places in the South, it only seemed right that my work found a home in Mississippi, my state of origin,” Harris said. “No matter how many places I live, I was born and bred in the flat fields of the Mississippi Delta, and it’s a part of me.”

Among the collection is a copy of Dead Dog by the Side of the Road, the first manuscript Charlaine sent out to publishers. No date is given for the work, but doesn’t the title sound just like Charlaine?!? Additional details of the collection contents were not released, but it will be made available to writers and scholars to study.

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  1. Bethany

    March 16, 2012 at 7:38 am

    I am so happy that such an amazing writer as CH has allowed her early work to be studied by future amazing writers. It may sound like a small thing, but I am sure to a writer it is huge.

    Thanks for sharing gals!