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Author Michel Stone will be in conversation with Dr. Araceli Hernandez-Laroche, USC Upstate’s Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Assistant Department Chair of Language, Literature and Composition. The two will be discussing Michel Stone’s newly released paperback Border Child in the context of the current immigration situation at the US-Mexico border.
Michel Stone is a writer, speaker, educator, and community volunteer. In 2018 she was awarded the Patricia Winn Award for Southern Literature. Her critically acclaimed novels Border Child and The Iguana Tree (Hub City Press, 2012) have been compared to the writings of John Steinbeck and both books have been optioned for film. Border Child has been favorably reviewed by The New Yorker, The San Francisco Chronicle, Charleston Magazine, The Charlotte Observer, The New York Journal of Books, and Kirkus among many others.