Jamey Hatley



Jamey Hatley is a native of Memphis, Tennessee. Her writing has appeared in the Oxford AmericanTorch, Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction From The Margins of History, Memphis Noir, and elsewhere. In 2006 she won the William Faulkner-William Wisdom Award for a Novel-in-Progress and received a master of fine arts in creative writing from Louisiana State University. She is a 2016 Prose Fellow for the National Endowment for the Arts. 




3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
State Capitol, House Committee Room 3
Long Hidden Scars: Theme-Specific Anthologies

4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Book Signing


Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History

"Heartfelt and emotional." -- Rebecca Phillips, author of Faking Perfect

"I can't ever be the blazing star that Iris was. I'm still just a cold, dark satellite orbiting a star that went super nova."

Andria's twin sister, Iris, had adoring friends, a cool boyfriend, a wicked car, and a shelf full of soccer trophies. She had everything, in fact--including a drug problem. Six months after Iris's death, Andria is trying to keep her grades, her friends, and her family from falling apart. But stargazing and books aren't enough to ward off her guilt that she--the freak with the scary illness and all-black wardrobe--is still here when Iris isn't. And then there's Alex Hammond. The boy Andria blames for Iris's death. The boy she's unwittingly started swapping lines of poetry and secrets with, even as she tries to keep hating him.

Heartwrenching, smart, and bold, Dreaming of Antigone is a story about the jagged pieces that lie beneath the surface of the most seemingly perfect lifeā€¦and how they can fit together to make something wholly unexpected.


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