The Philosophical Society of Texas for selecting Mourner’s Bench: A Novel written by Sanderia Faye for the 2015 Award of Merit for fiction.
When Faye looks back at her transitions from accountant to writer to literary advocate, she smiles.
“Sanderia Faye’s Mourner’s Bench is a story that is entirely aware of its place in the grander scheme of things—it is not written with the intention of controversy or to progressively educate to the reader. It is, simply put, a voice of reason in a time severely lacking it. It’s a voice of hope.”