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S1 E14 Bren McClain

Updated: Feb 16

Meet multi-award winning author Bren McClain.

Her critically acclaimed debut novel, "One Good Mama Bone", won: 2017 Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction 2018 Patricia Winn Award for Southern Literature Pulpwood Queen 2017 Book of the Year 2017 Great Group Reads by the Women’s National Book Association Southeastern Independent Booksellers Association (SIBA) Okra pick SIBA’s Southern Book Prize finalist for the 2018 Crook’s Corner Prize Most recently, the French translation (retitled Mama Red) was selected for the 2021 Prix Maya, an award given for the novel that best honors animals. Bren also is a contributing essayist in Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy. You can find Bren now with butt in chair, working on her next novel, which has already received acclaim, the gold medal for the William Faulkner Novel-in-Progress. Bren makes her home in the lowcountry of South Carolina. Author Page:

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