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UofSC Fall Literary Festival with Aminatta Forna

The 2021 University of South Carolina virtual Fall Literary Festival welcomes children’s and young adult book author Jacqueline Woodson, poet Robyn Schiff and Aminatta Forna, novelist and memoirist.

Forna will give a virtual reading Wednesday, October 27 from 7 to 8 p.m.

Aminatta Forna is the author of four novels – Happiness, The Hired Man, The Memory of Love, and Ancestor Stones – and the acclaimed memoir The Devil that Danced on the Water. Her fiction has won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize Best Book Award and the PEN Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and has been short-listed for the Neustadt Prize, the Orange Prize for Fiction, the IMPAC Award, and the Warwick Prize. Her work has been nominated for the European Prize for Fiction. Forna is currently a Lannan Visiting Chair at Georgetown University.