Melissa Fay Greene, 20th Annual ODU Literary Festival

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



University Theatre; Mills Godwin Jr. Life Sciences Building

Author/Artist Bio

Melissa Fay Greene has twice been a National Book Award finalist and has won the Southern Book Critics Circle Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, the Lillian Smith Award, the Chicago Tribune Hartland Prize, the QPB New Voices Award, and the Georgia Author of the Year Award. She is author of Praying for Sheetrock, the story of the political awakening of the rural African-American community of Coastal McIntosh County and the downfall of the corrupt courthouse gang, and The Temple Bombing, about the attack on an Atlanta synagogue in October of 1958.


Melissa Fay Greene read on Tuesday, October 14th, 1997 at 3:00 p.m. and on Wednesday, October 15th, 1997 at 3:30 p.m. with Liz Waldner and Reginald McKnight.


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