Mesha Maren

About the Author

Mesha Maren is the author of the novels Sugar Run and Perpetual West (Algonquin Books). Her short stories and essays can be read in Tin HouseThe Oxford American, The Guardian, CrazyhorseTriquarterly, The Southern Review, Ecotone, Sou’westerHobart, Forty Stories: New Writing from Harper Perennial, and elsewhere. She was the recipient of the 2015 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize, a 2014 Elizabeth George Foundation grant, an Appalachian Writing Fellowship from Lincoln Memorial University, and fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and the Ucross Foundation. She was the 2018-2019 Kenan Visiting Writer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is an Associate Professor of the Practice of English at Duke University.

By the Author


May 2024

  • Book Launch Event

    Epilogue Book Cafe hosts Mesha Maren for a book launch event.

    Epilogue Book Cafe | Chapel Hill, NC

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  • Book Launch Celebration

    The Country Bookshop hosts Mesha Maren for a book launch celebration. Get tickets now.

    The Country Bookshop | Southern Pines, NC

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  • Author Event

    Scuppernong Books hosts Mesha Maren for an in-store author event.

    Scuppernong Books | Greensboro, NC

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  • In Conversation with Ellen Birkett Morris

    Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe hosts Mesha Maren in conversation with author Ellen Birkett Morris. This is a hybrid event and can be watched online.

    Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe | Asheville, NC

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  • In-store Author Event

    Union Ave Books hosts Mesha Maren for an in-store author event. RSVP today.

    Union Ave Books | Knoxville, TN

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