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Novelist Amy Greene, author of Bloodroot and Long Man, will read on Wednesday, September 30, at 4:30 p.m. at Gailor Auditorium on the campus of the University of the South. The event is free and open to the public. The reading is sponsored by the Sewanee School of Letters, the University of the South Lectures Committee, the Mellon Collaborative for Southern Appalachian and Place-Based Studies, and Rivendell Writers’ Colony. A reception and signing will follow.
Greene is the young author of, so far, two novels, both of them widely acclaimed. Bloodroot was “a striking debut by a gifted writer,” said Ron Rash, and “a tapestry so rich and intricate that each and every storyline holds the reader spellbound,” according to Jill McCorkle. Long Man was “an instant classic” for the New York Journal of Books and one of the top books of 2014 for The Washington Post and The Minneapolis Star Tribune. Reviewers all over the country praised both novels for their lyric prose and their flawless rendering of place, finding in them an alloy of realism and the mythic that recalled such classics as The Color Purple and Wuthering Heights. No wonder Greene has been honored with both the Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction and the Weatherford Award for Fiction, and by fellowships from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and Rivendell Writers’ Colony. Like her novels, Amy Greene is deeply rooted in thefoothills of East Tennessee, where she was born and still lives with her family.