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Beyond Words

HPL is pleased to announce that this year's Beyond Words author is:

Ayana Mathis


To learn more about Ayana Mathis click here


We invite you to join us to see Ayana Mathis. Her first novel, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie was a New York Times best seller, an NPR Best Book of 2013, the second selection for Oprah’s Book Club 2.0. and has been translated into sixteen languages. Mathis is a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop. She was born in Philadelphia, and currently lives in New York City where she teaches writing in Hunter College’s MFA Program.

At this year's Beyond Words Duby McDowell will interview Ayana about her new book The Unsettled.


Everyone of you who attends BW23 will receive a copy of The Unsettled.

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