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Book by Hecimovich named among ’10 Best’ by WAPO

Gregg Hecimovich, Department of English.

Last updated November 19, 2023

By Tina Underwood

Gregg Hecimovich, a Furman University English professor, released “The Life and Times of Hannah Crafts: The True Story of the Bondwoman’s Narrative” (Ecco/HarperCollins) in October. Among other accolades, the book has earned a spot on The Washington Post’s “10 Best Books of 2023.” A WAPO Book World review describes the tome as “…the incredible story of Hannah Crafts, the woman who wrote it, and of Hecimovich’s tireless efforts to discover her identity and reconstruct her trajectory. The result is an inspired amalgam of genres – part thriller, part mystery and part biography.”

Author of six books and edited volumes, Hecimovich is a Hutchins Family Fellow at Harvard University. He holds a bachelor’s from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and advanced degrees from Vanderbilt University.

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