If your debut novel is going to win a prize it might as well be a prize for social justice. Heidi Durrow's debut novel, The Girl Who Fell From the Sky won the Bellwether Prize for best fiction manuscript addressing issues of social justice. She directly addresses the stuggle and confusion of a biracial child growing up in the '80's. The story is based on a true story and has Chicago ties. It's a serious read, but one that is sure to pay off.
Heidi Durrow will be reading at Open Books (213 W. Institute Pl.) on Monday April 5th at 6:30pm thanks to Ragdale and StoryStudio Chicago. While you're at Open Books enjoy National Poetry Month with 20% off all poetry in the shop.