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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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Recent Recognition for The Invention of Wings

December 4, 2014

The Invention of Wings was awarded Elle Magazine’s Grand Prix Reader’s Prize for favorite book of fiction for 2014. Library Journal selected The Invention of Wings as one their Best Book’s of 2014, and it was runner up for the 2014 Goodreads Choice Award for Historical Fiction. Google’s ‘The Year In Search’ documented The Invention…

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The Invention of Wings Among Amazon’s Best Books Of 2014, So Far

June 29, 2014

Amazon editors have released their mid-year “Best Books” list, which includes The Invention of Wings. Here are 10 of what Amazon editors believe to be the best books of 2014: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/24/best-books-2014-amazon_n_5525941.html?&ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000031

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Wings’ Run on the New York Times Best Seller List

June 29, 2014

Since its publication in January 2014, The Invention of Wings has spent over six months on the New York Times best seller list for hardcover fiction.

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Sue's Appearance on Super Soul Sunday

April 15, 2014

Sue was interviewed by Oprah Winfrey on “The Soul Of A Writer” for Super Soul Sunday, an Emmy award-winning television show on OWN, Oprah Winfrey Network.  The episode aired on April 13, 2014. To view selected short clips from the show, CLICK HERE.  

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Harpo Films Has Acquired Film Rights to 'The Invention of Wings'

March 16, 2014

Oprah Winfrey’s film group announced March 11, 2014 that it plans to turn ‘The Invention of Wings’ into movie. Read more: http://www.oprah.com/own/Harpo-Films-Acquires-Film-Rights-To-The-Invention-of-Wings#ixzz2w8ajsAcT

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'The Invention of Wings' Debuts at #1 on New York Times

January 19, 2014

The Invention of Wings will debut at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list (January 26, 2014) for Print Hardcover Fiction,  E-Book Fiction, and Combined Print & E-Book Fiction. It will also debut at #1 for Hardcover Fiction on the Indie Bestseller list,  Publishers Weekly and others.

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