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Sue Monk Kidd to Release new novel ‘The Book of Longings’

October 11, 2019

Sue Monk Kidd to Release New Novel ‘The Book of Longings’ on April 28, 2020 “I am Ana. I was the wife of Jesus.” So begins the new novel from the number one New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Life of Bees and The Invention of Wings, an extraordinary story set in the first century about…

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The Secret Life of Bees Debuts Off Broadway

June 13, 2019

Pictured: Elizabeth Teeter (Lily), Anastacia McCleskey (May), LaChanze (August), Eisa Davis (June), Sue Monk Kidd, Saycon Sengbloh (Rosaleen)   On June 13, 2019 Sue attended the Off Broadway debut of The Secret Life of Bees at The Atlantic Theater. Afterwards she celebrated the performance with the cast, crew and creative team. Having sold out its…

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The Secret Life of Bees Musical to Debut Off Broadway Spring 2019

September 30, 2018

The Secret Life of Bees World Premiere Musical will debut Off Broadway during the 2019 Spring season. Presented by The Atlantic Theater Company, the musical will open at the Linda Gross Theater in New York City. The musical is written by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Sweat), with music by Tony and Grammy Award winner Duncan Sheik (Spring…

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The Dance of the Dissident Daughter Available in Audiobook for the First Time

April 6, 2018

The Dance of the Dissident Daughter is now available for the first time in audiobook format.  Included with this 20th anniversary edition is a new introduction. Learn more.    

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The Shark Club

February 3, 2017

Sue’s daughter, Ann Kidd Taylor’s first novel will be published by Viking June 6, 2017. A beautiful novel about love, loss, and sharks, The Shark Club is a bittersweet story about the power of forgiveness and the promise of love.

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Sue Monk Kidd Creates Scholarship

January 31, 2017

Sue is happy to announce the creation of an annual scholarship in honor of her parents. The Leah & Ridley Monk Scholarship has been created by Sue to assist a deserving student’s entry into college.

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When the Heart Waits, an Enduring Spiritual Classic

September 21, 2016

HarperOne is reissuing a lovely new edition of When the Heart Waits, Sue’s passionate and moving account of spiritual crisis and grace. First published 26 years ago, this wise memoir has become an enduring spiritual classic. It is now available in eBook and the new print edition will be released on October 11, 2016. Learn…

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The Dance of the Dissident Daughter Celebrates 20 Years With a Special Edition and eBook

September 20, 2016

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Sue’s acclaimed spiritual memoir, a special edition of The Dance of the Dissident Daughter is being released on September 20, 2016 with a brand new Introduction by the author. Over the last two decades, this groundbreaking work of feminine spiritual discovery has impacted hundreds of thousands of readers, and…

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TCU Honorary Doctorate of Letters

May 10, 2016

Sue’s alma mater, TCU, conferred on her an honorary Doctorate of Letters at the university’s May 7, 2016 commencement.  Sue graduated from TCU in 1970.

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Why We Write About Ourselves

February 1, 2016

Along with authors Anne Lamott, Pat Conroy, Cheryl Strayed, and others, Sue is among the contributors to a new book about the art of writing memoir edited by veteran author Meredith Maran. In Why We Write About Ourselves, “twenty of America’s bestselling memoirists share their innermost thoughts and hard-earned tips, revealing what drives them to…

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