Tiffany Quay Tyson

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Tiffany Quay
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Tiffany Quay Tyson

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Tiffany Quay Tyson is the author of two novels,The Past is Never and Three Rivers. The Past is Never is the recipient of the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize, the 2019 Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Fiction, and the 2019 Mississippi Library Association's Mississippi Author Award for Adult Fiction. It is a finalist for the Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction. Shorter pieces have appeared in The Rumpus' Funny Women Column, The Belladonna Comedy, Slackjaw, The Establishment, SmokeLong Quarterly, The Ilanot Review, and other journals. She worked for a brief stint as a newspaper reporter in the Mississippi Delta, where she received the Frank Allen Award for Journalism. She is the recipient of two Heartland Emmy Awards including one for writing for a children’s public television program. She was born and raised in Mississippi and much of her fiction is set in the south. She lives in Denver.

Classes with Tiffany Quay Tyson

Intermediate Novel Workshop
Fiction

8-Week: Intermediate Novel Workshop

October 28, 2019

Tiffany Quay Tyson's Published Work

Tiffany Quay Tyson's Articles

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Because I Don’t Know Any Weak Women

April 24, 2018

At home, I have a book of fairy tales as reimagined by Ellen Douglas.

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Dispatch Part 2: Rediscovering My Home

August 25, 2015

For the past couple of weeks, I've been traveling across Mississippi and into Tennessee on a regional book tour for m

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Dispatch from M-I-Crooked Letter-Crooked Letter-I-Crooked Letter-Crooked Letter-I-Humpback-Humpback-I

August 17, 2015

It's August and I'm traveling through the state of Mississippi, driving from one bookstore to the next for reading ev

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A Tribute to Our Pañuelo Girl

July 08, 2015

by Tiffany Quay Tyson

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Resolution Write: Learning from the Poets

January 21, 2015

Last summer at the Grand Lake retreat, I took William Haywood Henderson's "Poetry of Character" class.

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Lit Matters: My Life as a Literary Impostor

December 05, 2014

One day in first grade I showed up to school wearing a dress my mother had made.