Halle Hill to review new book downtown

Susan EspirituDowntown, Our Town Neighbors

SCOOP! You will hear the best of the best if you register for this free event at Union Avenue Books and listen to our Tennessee writer Halle Hill.

Halle is a Knoxville native and Maryville College graduate with a master’s in writing from Savannah College of Art and Design.

According to the Maryville College website, Hill won the Oxford American magazine’s short story contest in March 2021 as quite the accomplishment, but not a surprise “given her talent as a writer and her drive,” according to Kim Trevathan, associate professor at Maryville College.

Halle’s debut collection, Good Women: Stories, will publish with Hub City Press in 2023 with a starred review in Kirkus, and Publishers Weekly.

Hill is excited to launch the book in the Knoxville literary community.

Mandy Medley, director of Nectar Literacy, sent a teaser for the book:

“Darkly funny and deeply human, Good Women observes how place, blood-ties, generational trauma, obsession, and boundaries — or lack thereof — influence how we navigate our small worlds, and how those worlds so often collide in ways we don’t expect. Through intimate moments of personal choice, Hill carefully shines a light on how these 12 women shape and form themselves through faith and abandon, transgression and conformity, community, caution and solitude.”

Medley says of Hill, “Vibrant and exacting, Hill is a must-read new voice in literary fiction. “

Join Halle Hill and Knoxville’s Poet Laureate Rhea Carmen on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, 6-7 p.m. at Union Avenue Books, 517 Union Avenue: Union Avenue Books Event

Curious? Yes, Halle is the daughter of Hallerin Hilton Hill of Knoxville.

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