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Ayana Mathis

Ayana Mathis, Author of the Bestselling Novel The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, on How She Reacted When Oprah Winfrey Called

Brad Listi | Posted 05.18.2013 | Books
Brad Listi

Here's an excerpt from Episode 157, my conversation with Ayana Mathis, author of the bestselling novel The Twelve Tribes of Hattie. It was hand-selected by Oprah Winfrey as an official pick of Oprah's Book Club 2.0.

WATCH: How Author Ayana Mathis Creates Characters With Soul

OWN | Posted 02.02.2013 | OWN

Oprah says that while she was reading the latest Oprah's Book Club book, "The Twelve Tribes of Hattie," she found herself waking up in the middle of t...

18 Debut Novels Oprah Loves

Posted 02.01.2013 | OWN

When Oprah launched her book club in September 1996, her first-ever selection was not from a writer with dozens of books under his or her belt -- in f...

WATCH: Oprah To Author: Your Characters 'Make Bad Choices'

Posted 01.29.2013 | OWN

Oprah and author Ayana Mathis recently sat down to discuss the newest Oprah's Book Club pick, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie. In this clip from the inter...

WATCH: Author Ayana Mathis: 'Readers Hunger For Suffering Characters'

OWN | Posted 01.22.2013 | OWN

In the newest Oprah's Book Club pick, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, author Ayana Mathis traces one family's difficult journey through the turbulent dec...

WATCH: The Book Review Oprah Wishes She'd Given

OWN | Posted 01.17.2013 | OWN

The latest "Oprah's Book Club 2.0" selection, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, is a book of firsts. First-time author Ayana Mathis' novel had Oprah hooked...

How To Keep Going No Matter What

Posted 03.13.2015 | OWN

As told to Leigh Newman Ayana Mathis, the author of The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, explains how to keep going, no matter what the journey. 1. So...

WATCH: Ayana Mathis: 'The Three Greatest Lessons I've Learned About Writing'

OWN | Posted 01.08.2013 | OWN

Teachers have been instrumental to Oprah's Book Club 2.0 author Ayana Mathis. The "Twelve Tribes of Hattie" writer credits her mentor, Pulitzer Prize-...

5 Choices We All Make In Life

Posted 03.19.2015 | OWN

As told to Leigh Newman Ayana Mathis, author of the brilliant The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, explores a few of the decisions so many of us confront. ...

Five Reasons You're Going To Want To Read This Book NOW

Posted 03.13.2015 | OWN

Ayana Mathis' debut novel The Twelve Tribes of Hattie moved Oprah so much that it not only left her speechless, she selected it as her second book for...

Literary Luminaries: Ayana Mathis And 13 Other Authors Of The Iowa Writers' Workshop

Posted 12.12.2012 | OWN

For more than 70 years, the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop has been one of the most prestigious programs of its kind in the United States. Celeb...

WATCH: Oprah's Next Book Club Selection Is...

Posted 03.09.2015 | OWN

Oprah never selects a new Book Club pick unless, as she says in this video, she "really, really, really loves" it and believes wholeheartedly that oth...