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English Reading Series
Fridays at Noon in the HBLL Auditorium

Phyllis Barber — October 8, 2021

Phyllis Barber is the author of ten books—two novels (THE DESERT BETWEEN US and AND THE DESERT SHALL BLOSSOM), three memoirs, three collections of short stories and essays, and young adult fiction. A once-upon-a-time student at BYU, she has been cited as notable in BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS 2011 and BEST AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITING 2011, and her memoir, HOW I GOT CULTURED, was the winner of the Associated Writing Programs Award for Creative Nonfiction. The Smith-Pettit Foundation and the Association for Mormon Letters have also awarded her for Outstanding Contribution to Mormon Letters, and she has been inducted into the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame.