scribe: a novel
A haunting, evocative tale about the power of storytelling
Drawing on traditional folktales and the history and culture of Appalachia, Alyson Hagy has crafted a gripping, swiftly plotted novel that touches on pressing issues of our time—migration, pandemic disease, the rise of authoritarianism—and makes a compelling case for the power of stories to both show us the world and transform it.
Belletrist Book of the Month for October
IndieNext #1 Pick for November
IndieNext Winter Book Club Pick
Finalist for the Southern Book Prize
NPR Best Books of 2018
BBC.com 10 Best Books of 2018
Bookmarks Best Reviewed Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2018
FSG Work in Progress Favorite Books of the Year
Entropy Magazine Best Fiction of 2018
Alyson Hagy, Writer
Alyson Hagy grew up with on a farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. She is a graduate of Williams College (’82) where she twice won the Benjamin Wainwright Prize for her fiction and completed an Honors thesis under the direction of Richard Ford. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Michigan (’85) working with George Garrett, Alan Cheuse, and Janet Kauffman.