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National Book Festival

“I come from a storytelling culture, and I am drawn to how Americans, especially people who live in hard-to-live places, weave stories around their failures and successes,” says Alyson Hagy.” Hagy grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and now lives at the foot of the Laramie Mountains in Wyoming. She is an English professor at the University of Wyoming. Hagy has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Christopher Isherwood Foundation. Her novels include “Madonna on Her Back,” “Hardware River” and her latest, “Boleto” (Graywolf Press).

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Alyson Hagy

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