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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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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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.” 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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