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About Sue Monk Kidd

Sue Monk Kidd was raised in the small town of Sylvester, Georgia, a place that deeply influenced the writing of her first novel The Secret Life of Bees. An award-winning and international bestselling author, Kidd also authored The Invention of Wings and The Mermaid Chair, as well as several acclaimed memoirs, including Traveling with Pomegranates and The Dance of the Dissident Daughter. Her new novel, The Book of Longings was published on April 21, 2020.

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Praise for Sue's Books

The Book of Longings

“The Book of Longings is not just an extraordinary novel, but one with lasting epic masterpiece that is a triumph of insight and storytelling..”

Associated Press

The Invention of Wings

“It is impossible to read this book and not come away thinking differently about our status as women and about all the unsung heroines… A tour de force.”

Oprah Winfrey, O The Oprah Magazine

The Mermaid Chair

“It’s hard to put this book down for little things like sleeping and eating.”

Elle Magazine

The Secret Life of Bees

“Maybe it’s true that there are no perfect books, but I closed this one believing that I had found perfection.”

Book Magazine


2016 Florida Book Awards: The Invention of Wings Interview
Sue & Oprah Winfrey : A Revealing Conversation on The Invention of Wings
“Life is a Story”: Sue at Westminster Town Hall
Sue & Oprah Winfrey: The True Power of Fiction