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 Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction, 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. 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

8-Week: Advanced Novel Workshop (Zoom)

8-Week: Advanced Novel Workshop

March 20, 2024

Tiffany Quay Tyson's Published Work

These were the best feedback sessions I've had yet for my work. Tiffany gives really deep, insightful, constructive criticism that really elevated my work. She also shared excellent craft talks and really engaged us all on discussions.
Kerry McGinley

Tiffany Quay Tyson's Articles

The Lookout

It Takes a Village

November 11, 2019

Editor's Note: This is the first in a series of essays and podcasts in which readers and writers from all corners

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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.