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The International DUBLIN Literary Award

November 16, 2015

The Invention of Wings has been long listed for the 2016 International DUBLIN Literary Award. The nominees were announced on November 9 in Dublin, Ireland. Presented annually for a novel written in English or translated into English, the award is unique in its coverage of international fiction. Titles are nominated by library systems in major…

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SIBA BOOK AWARD

July 7, 2015

The Invention of Wings won the 2015 SIBA Book Award for Fiction. Nominated by Southern indie booksellers and readers and selected by a jury of Southern booksellers, SIBA Book Award winners “represent the best of Southern literature.” http://www.authorsroundthesouth.com/read-this/siba-book-awards Sue’s first novel, The Secret Life of Bees won the SIBA Book Award in 2003.

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More than a million copies sold of The Invention of Wings

February 7, 2015

The Invention of Wings has sold more than one million copies in the 12 ½ months since its publication in January 2014.

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2015 Founder’s Award

February 5, 2015

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania will present its prestigious 2015 Founder’s Award to Sue for “exemplary service to history and in recognition of her novels which have served as an entry point to the appreciation of American history.” The award will be presented in Philadelphia in May. https://hsp.org/education/educators-blog/the-invention-of-wings

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Florida Book Award

February 5, 2015

Sue’s novel, The Invention of Wings has won the 2014 Florida Book Award Gold Medal in General Fiction. Coordinated by the Florida State University Libraries, the Florida Book Awards is the nation’s most comprehensive state book awards program. It was established in 2006 to celebrate the best Florida literature. The award will be presented in…

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