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Oxford-Lafayette library named 'literary landmark'

(Kalisha Whitman, WTVA)
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Updated: 6/22/2013 3:26 pm
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) -- The Oxford-Lafayette County Library has been named a "literary landmark'' by United for Libraries in honor of the late writer Larry Brown.
 
Laura Beth Walker, head librarian, tells the Oxford Eagle that a bronze plaque will soon be sent to the library that will briefly tell of Brown's life as an author and his connection to the local library.
 
The Literary Landmarks Association was founded in 1986 to encourage the dedication of historic literary sites. More than 120 Literary Landmarks have been dedicated across the country -- including the home of Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner, Rowan Oak, in 1993.
 
Brown's notable works include "Dirty Work,'' "Father and Son,'' "Joe'' and "Big Bad Love.''
 
Brown died in 2004 at the age of 53.
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