Jesmyn Ward wins the 2017 National Book Award for Fiction

Sing, Unburied, SingJesmyn Ward made history when she became the first woman to win two National Book Awards for Fiction. This past week she received the award for her latest novel Sing, Unburied, Sing and first won in 2011 for her novel Salvage the Bones. She visited Square Books for a signing with both books and was the University of Mississippi's Grisham Writer in Residence in 2010-2011. 

As a native of DeLisle, Mississippi, Ward continues the tradition of Mississippi literature. Sing, Unburied, Sing depicts a rural African American family in south Mississippi. Rich with Ward's distinctive, lyrical language, Sing, Unburied, Sing is a majestic new work and an unforgettable family story. We have signed first editions for both Sing, Unburied, Sing and Salvage the Bones. Email us at books@squarebooks.com to learn about a special offer for the two books.

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