Marie Mutsuki Mockett, 43rd Annual ODU Literary Festival


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Marie Mutsuki Mockett's memoir, Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye from WWNorton, was a finalist for the 2016 PEN Open Book Award, Indies Choice Best Book for Nonfiction, and the Northern California Book Award for Creative Nonfiction. Her newest book, American Harvest: God, Country and Farming in the Heartland from Graywolf Press, follows her journey through seven red agricultural states in the company of evangelical Christian harvesters, and was a finalist for the Lukas Prize, awarded by Columbia University and the Neiman Foundation at Harvard.


Monday, October 5, 2020, 2 p.m.

Katherine Jackson, Co-director of the Literary Festival, gave thanks to everyone who helped make the festival possible. She introduced novelist Kent Wascom who introduced Marie Mutsuki Mockett.

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