Ayana Mathis is a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop and is a recipient of the Michener-Copernicus Fellowship. Her first novel, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie was selected by Oprah for her Book Club 2.0 selection. Mathis lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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“Any conference that tugs a frost-covered Minnesotan away from her Swedish meatballs and plunks her in the middle of the best jazz, and most decadent cuisine, and the finest writing the LBGT community has to offer, and at the same time allows her to rub shoulders with publishers, reviewers, writers, and passionate, articulate readers, is a conference to embrace. Saints and Sinners is, hands down, my favorite convention of the year.”
—Ellen Hart, Five-time winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Best Lesbian Mystery