The Oxford American features the very best in Southern writing, while documenting the complexity and vitality of the American South. Billed as "The Southern Magazine of Good Writing," it has won multiple National Magazine Awards and other high honors since it began publication in 1992. The magazine has featured the original work of such literary powerhouses as Charles Portis, Roy Blount, Jr., ZZ Packer, Jesmyn Ward, Donald Harington, Sarah M. Broom, Donna Tartt, and Ernest J. Gaines. The magazine has also published previously unseen work by such Southern masters as William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Walker Percy, James Agee, Zora Neale Hurston, James Dickey and Carson McCullers, to name just a handful. The New York Times claims that the Oxford American "may be the liveliest literary magazine in America."