|Born||1956 (age 56–57)
|Occupation||Author, magazine editor|
|Known for||Author, Mississippi Sissy|
Kevin Sessums (born 1956) is an American author, editor and actor from Forest, Mississippi. Sessums is currently the Editor-in-Chief of 429 magazine and the Editorial Director of dot429.com. He has served as executive editor of Interview and as a contributing editor of Vanity Fair, Allure, and Parade. His work has also appeared in Travel+Leisure, Elle, Out, Marie Claire, and Playboy. He has written theatre criticism for Towleroad.com and cultural postings for Thedailybeast.com. He attended the Juilliard School of Drama.
Sessums, who is openly gay, published a 2007 memoir titled Mississippi Sissy, which is about the conflicted life of a self-aware gay boy growing up in Forest, Mississippi. It made the New York Times Bestseller list and won the 2008 Lambda Literary Award for Best Male Memoir. His audio recording of Mississippi Sissy was nominated for a 2007 Quill Award. Sessums portrayed the character Peter Cipriani in the miniseries adaptation of Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City. St. Martins Press will publish his sequel to the bestselling Mississippi Sissy which is titled I Left It on the Mountain.