Authors @ Upstate Welcomes Novelist Mindy Friddle, Feb. 16

February 8, 2012 at 3:31 pm

The Authors @ Upstate Visiting Writers Series welcomes bestselling novelist and Greenville resident Mindy Friddle to the University of South Carolina Upstate campus Thursday, February 16 at 4 p.m. in the JM Smith Boardroom in the Health Education Complex. Her reading is free and open to the public. Copies of her books will be available for purchase and signing.

Mindy Friddle’s first novel, The Garden Angel (St. Martin’s Press/Picador), a SIBA bestseller, was selected for Barnes and Noble’s Discover Great New Writers program in 2004, and was a National Public Radio Morning Edition summer reading pick. Her second novel, Secret Keepers, published by St. Martin’s Press and Picador won the Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction. Friddle was awarded a 2008-2009 Individual Artist Fellowship in Prose from the South Carolina Arts Commission and has twice won the South Carolina Fiction Prize. She was named a Walter E. Dakin Fellow in Fiction at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference in Sewanee, Tenn.

Friddle graduated from Furman University, and earned an MFA in creative writing from Warren Wilson College. She lives in Greenville where she directs the Writing Room, a community-based nonprofit program she founded in 2006 to bring writers to Greenville for paid seminars and readings.

For more information about the reading, contact Tom McConnell at (864) 503-5681 or or go online to