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Curtis Wilkie

Curtis Wilkie teaches journalism and serves as a fellow at the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics at the University of Mississippi, his alma mater. A native Mississippian, he worked as a newspaper reporter for nearly four decades before retiring from the Boston Globe where he had been a national and foreign correspondent for twenty-six years. He is the author of four books, most recently Assassins, Eccentrics, Politicians and Other Persons of Interest: Fifty Pieces from the Road.

Ten Things I Can’t Do Without

  1. Family–wife Nancy, my children, their spouses, and my grandchildren
  2. Friends
  3. Work at Ole Miss
  4. Oxford
  5. Square Books
  6. Reading–good books, newspapers, magazines
  7. The New Yorker
  8. New Orleans
  9. College football
  10. Any kind of baseball