Please join the Library Society of UT Knoxville and the Friends of the Knox County Public Library for an evening with author Amy Greene on Thursday, March 23, at 7 p.m. at the East Tennessee History Center. Greene will present the 2017 Wilma Dykeman Stokely Memorial Lecture. The event is free and open to the public.
The lecture honors the late Wilma Dykeman Stokely (1920–2006), writer, speaker, teacher, historian, environmentalist and long-time friend of the Knox County Public Library. Her papers are part of the UT Knoxville Library’s Special Collections.
Bloodroot, Greene’s first novel, was a national bestseller. Her second novel, Long Man, is the story of people who were forced to relocate when the Tennessee Valley Authority decided to flood their town. She is currently working on her third novel.
Copies of Greene’s books will be available for purchase, and the author will sign books after she speaks.
Greene was born in Russellville, Tennessee. She currently resides in Hawkins County, Tennessee.
About Amy Greene’s Books
- Curses and Haints Abound in ‘Bloodroot’: NPR’s Jacki Lyden interviews Amy Greene
- Connecting the Landscape with the Quiet Sky: Chapter 16’s conversation with Amy Greene about Bloodroot
- Cold Mountains: Lisa Fugard’s review of Bloodroot in The New York Times
- Review of Long Man by The Washington Post‘s Ron Charles
- Deep Water: Daniel Woodrell’s review of Long Man in The New York Times
- Before the Water Came: Maria Browning reviews Long Man for Chapter 16
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Photo of Amy Greene by Amy Smotherman Burgess