Author Neil White will sign copies of his books at Kademi on Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

White has been a newspaper editor, magazine publisher, advertising executive and federal prisoner. He lives in Oxford, where he operates a small publishing company, writes plays and essays, and teaches memoir writing.

His memoir, "In the Sanctuary of Outcasts" about the year he lived with the last victims of leprosy in the continental United States, was described by Publisher's Weekly as "Brisk, ironic, perceptive.

"In the Sanctuary of Outcasts" was a finalist in the Southern Booksellers Association "Book of the Year" award.

In 2010, White won the Outstanding Author of the Year from the Southern Library Association.

Barnes & Noble honored White as one of the top three emerging nonfiction authors in America through their "Discover Great New Writers" program.

Foreign language translations of In the Sanctuary of Outcasts have been published in Germany, Croatia and the Netherlands. Sanctuary has been on the Southern Independent bestseller list for nearly three years.

White serves as editor of the coffee-table books, Mississippians (a collection of famous, notable Mississippians) and Mississippi's 100 Greatest Football Players of All Time.