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NC State Literary Readings Fall 2022: National Book Award winner Tiya Miles

October 27, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

On October 27 at 6PM, National Book Award winner Tiya Miles will give a reading and talk about All That She Carried. 
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Tiya Miles is the author of six books, including the prize-winning histories The Dawn of Detroit:
A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of the Straits
 (2017), The House on Diamond Hill:
A Cherokee Plantation Story
 (2010), and Ties That Bind: The Story of an Afro-Cherokee Family in
Slavery and Freedom
 (2005, 2015). She has also published historical fiction, a lecture series on
haunted plantations, a co-edited collection on Afro-Native studies, and various essays in The
New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Atlantic, CNN.com, and other media outlets. She has
consulted with colleagues at historic sites and museums on representations of slavery, African
American material culture, and the Black-Native intersectional past, including, most recently,
the Fabric of a Nation quilt exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Her work has been
supported by a MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Award, the Mellon Foundation, and the
National Endowment for the Humanities. Her latest book, All That She Carried: The Journey of
Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake
 (2021) has been awarded the National Book Award for
Nonfiction, the Darlene Clark Hine Award in African American Women’s History and Lawrence
Levine Award in Cultural History from the Organization of American Historians, the PEN
America John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction, and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for
Nonfiction. All That She Carried was named A Best Book of the Year by The New York TimesThe
Washington Post
The Boston GlobeThe Atlanta-Journal Constitution, NPR, Publisher’s Weekly,
The AtlanticTime, and more.) Miles taught on the faculty of the University of Michigan for
sixteen years and is currently the Michael Garvey Professor of History and Radcliffe Alumnae
Professor at Harvard University.

Free parking is available:
For events at Caldwell Hall: North Hall Parking Lot (map)
For events at Hunt Library: Oval West Parking Deck (map)


October 27, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


NC State MFA Program: Assistant Director Shervon Cassim
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James B. Hunt Jr. Library
1070 Partners Way, Campus Box 7132
Raleigh, NC 27606 United States
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(919) 515-7110
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