David William Johnson
I am a biographer, journalist, and occasional writer of fiction and poetry. In 2013, the University Press of Mississippi published my first book, a biography of two old-time country musicians. Lonesome Melodies: The Life and Music of the Stanley Brothers was nominated for three awards. I currently am writing a biography of the Mississippi blues musician Booker "Bukka" White. In 2018, I was awarded a MacDowell Colony Fellowship that gave me time to work on my book.