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Mary Hood

Mary Hood

Georgia Connections

  • Brunswick, Glynn County, Now living in Jackson County


Notes of Interest

Mary Hood is the author of the novel Familiar Heat and two short story collections. Her 1984 collection, How Far She Went, won the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction and the Southern Review/LSU Short Fiction Award; and And Venus Is Blue, which won the Lillian Smith Award, and the Dixie Council of Authors and Journalists Author of the Year Award. Hood's work has also been honored with the Whiting Writers' Award, the Robert Penn Warren Award, and a Pushcart Prize. A 2014 inductee into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame. In 2010, "How Far She Went," was chosen for inclusion on the Georgia Center for the Book's list of "Books All Georgians Should Read." “A Clear View of the Southern Sky” was selected for the 2015 list, and won the 2016 Townsend Prize for Fiction. Hood lives and writes in Commerce, Georgia.

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