Sue’s Interview with Every Mother Counts

August 8, 2012

Traveling With Pomegranates is a “Summer of Sisterhood” Book Club pick for Every Mother Counts, a global organization that combats maternal mortality and improves the lives of girls and women worldwide. In this interview, Sue speaks about the best-selling memoir she co-authored with her daughter, Ann Kidd Taylor, and shares some of her most moving…

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Read Sue’s Introduction to Bees

February 15, 2012

For the tenth anniversary edition of The Secret Life of Bees, Sue wrote a first-time Introduction, in which she reflects personally on her surprise at the book’s success, on the experience of conceiving and writing the novel, on the film adaptation, and on the effect its vast community of readers has had on her life.…

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The Secret Life of Bees Tenth AnniversaryTen Book Giveaway Contest

October 27, 2011

To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd will give away 10 signed copies of a new, keepsake edition, to be published November 23, 2011. This special edition contains a first-time Introduction by the author. Each book will have a book plate personally signed by the author. The contest…

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Tenth Anniversary Edition of The Secret Life of Bees

October 16, 2011

To mark the tenth anniversary of The Secret Life Bees, Penguin is bringing out a special, keepsake edition on November 23, 2011. Packaged in an elegant envelope cover, the edition features a first-time Introduction by Sue, in which she reflects on conceiving and writing the novel, the movie adaptation, and the effect the book and…

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New Novel in Progress

September 21, 2011

Sue is at work on a new novel, titled The Invention of Wings. Set in the early part of the nineteenth century, during the ferment of abolition and the dawn of women’s rights, the book-in-progress follows the lives and sisterhood of three women from Charleston, SC and their struggle for freedom, belonging, and a voice…

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Sue on Twitter

September 19, 2011

Sue will forge a new connection with readers in the coming weeks by launching her official Twitter account, @suemonkkidd. Follow Sue for thoughts on her work, writing, and creativity, as well as for book recommendations, quotes, appearances, updates, reader/author Q & A’s, and other relevant news. Coming soon: a series of tweets about The Secret…

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Moonlight on Linoleum

September 12, 2011

Terry Helwig’s exceptional memoir, Moonlight on Linoleum will be published October 4, 2011. Sue wrote the foreword for the book, which can be read at, along with other info about the book and the author.

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Sue Monk Kidd Inducted into the SC Academy of Authors

March 21, 2011

Each year the South Carolina Academy of Authors recognizes the state’s distinguished writers by selecting new inductees for inclusion in the South Carolina Literary Hall of Fame. Inductees are chosen whose work has been judged culturally important and/or has earned notable scholarly attention. In a March 18 ceremony at the University of South Carolina –…

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Homecoming Award 2010

September 29, 2010

On September 24, Sue was presented with the Homecoming Award by the Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa. The award honors writers originally from the South and Southwest who have distinguished the region through their writing. Past winners include Pat Conroy, Maya Angelou and Jim Lehrer. The award was bestowed during…

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Best Seller List

September 8, 2010

On October 3, 2010, Traveling with Pomegranates reached the #3 spot on the New York Times best seller list for paperback non-Fiction

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