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Jessica Hooten Wilson FTW!

Y’all! Look at this! Jessica is an old friend of Walker Percy Weekend, and speaks there every year. She has won this $50,000 prize for excellence in the humanities. I’m so proud of her, and thrilled to be her ally. If you’ve heard her presentations at the Weekend, you won’t be a bit surprised by this. Learn more about Jessica’s work at her website.

This is the second Hiett Prize winner that I know. Poet James Matthew Wilson won in 2017. Clearly, drinking bourbon with moi must be the key to literary honor. That’s my theory, and I’m sticking to it.

More people should know about the Dallas Institute, a terrific institution.

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Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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