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Miriam Herin

Miriam Herin’s first novel Absolution won the 2008 Novello Literary Award and was cited by Publishers Weekly as an “impressive” debut that “skillfully combines a contemporary courtroom thriller with a subtle look back at the competing passions and pressures of the Vietnam War era . . . Herin delves deep into questions of guilt and forgiveness while demonstrating a gift for the nuances of personal interactions.” Her second novel, A Stone for Bread, published by Livingston Press of West Alabama University, received a starred Kirkus review through the Kirkus Indy program and was cited by Kirkus as an Indy Best Book of the Year for 2016. That same year, it was nominated for North Carolina’s prestigious Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Fiction and was featured in The North Carolina Literary Review in a joint review with authors Robert Morgan and Terry Roberts. In 2020, that novel won the Eric Hoffer Legacy Award for Fiction, which placed the novel on the short list for the Eric Hoffer Book Award Grand Prize.

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