On September 24, Sue was presented with the Homecoming Award by the Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa. The award honors writers originally from the South and Southwest who have distinguished the region through their writing. Past winners include Pat Conroy, Maya Angelou and Jim Lehrer. The award was bestowed during a ceremony held at “The Celebration of Books,” where Sue gave a keynote address. Michael Cunningham, author of The Hours, was also honored with an award during the ceremony.