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John Maxwell (writer)

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Birth dateJuly 12, 1944(age 72)
Place of birthJackson, Mississippi
OccupationStage actor, writer

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John Maxwell (July 12, 1944) is a writer and performer from Jackson, Mississippi. He is best known for his portrayal of William Faulkner in Oh, Mr. Faulkner, Do You Write?, a one-man theatrical piece co-written with Tom Dupree. Maxwell has performed this play steadily since its world premiere at Jackson's New Stage Theatre in 1981. It appeared as a film, directed by Jimbo Barnett, in 2006, and was released on DVD in 2008.

Maxwell spoke at the May 1, 2005 rededication of Rowan Oak, William Faulkner's home in Oxford, Mississippi that is operated as a museum by the University of Mississippi.

In 2006, he received the "Best Actor" Award at the Atlanta Film Festival for the film version of Oh, Mr Faulkner, Do You Write?.

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