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AHWS is proud to announce that Lisa Alther will be the Keynote speaker for the 2014 Symposium.  She will also present a workshop on fiction.

Lisa Alther was born in Kingsport, Tennessee, in 1944.  She has published six novels, one novella, a volume of short stories, a memoir, and a narrative history of the Hatfield-McCoy feud.  They have been translated into seventeen other languages, and four have been New York Times bestsellers.  She credits her upbringing in the Southern Appalachians with having inspired and influenced much of her writing.  She currently divides her time among East Tennessee, New York City, and Vermont.

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