Maggie Messitt

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Maggie Messitt

Maggie Messitt has spent the last decade reporting from inside underserved communities in southern Africa and middle America. Author of The Rainy Season: Three Lives in the New South Africa, Messitt lived in northeastern South Africa for 8 years, during which time she was a long-form reporter, newspaper editor, and founding director of a writing school. A PhD candidate at Ohio University, Messitt is working on her next book, a hybrid of investigation and memoir—the story of her aunt, an artist, missing since 2009.