Award-Winning Author

Miriam Herin’s Novel, A Stone for Bread

Miriam’s latest novel A Stone for Bread is published by Livingston Press of West Alabama University. The novel won the Legacy category in the 2020 Eric Hoffer Awards and prior to publication was a top-ten finalist in the 2014 Faulkner-Wisdom novel competition. In 2016, it received a starred Kirkus Indie review and was selected a Kirkus Indie Best Book of 2016. That same year, it was nominated for North Carolina’s prestigious Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Fiction.

Award-winning novelist and former North Carolina Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti calls A Stone for Bread “….a supremely ambitious book from a thoroughly gifted writer.”

Miriam Herin’s Novel, Absolution

Miriam’s first novel Absolution won the 2007 Novello Press Literary Award and was cited by Publishers Weekly as an “impressive” debut that “skillfully combines a contemporary courtroom thriller with a subtle look back at the competing passions and pressures of the Vietnam War era.”

When She’s Not Writing

Miriam is the parent of two adult children and grandparent of a delightful 13-year-old. She and her husband live in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Miriam Herin, Author
Miriam Herin’s Books
A Stone for Bread
A Stone for Bread by Miriam Herin

2020 Winner of the Eric Hoffer Award for Legacy Fiction

Less than 10% of the nominees for the Eric Hoffer Awards become category finalists. They consider this a distinction of its own merit and, in 2008, began officially announcing these titles. Finalists are selected by category scoring and considered for category honors. There are typically 1-6 books per category selected as a finalist.

Miriam Herin’s novel, A Stone for Breadwas the 2020 winner in the Legacy Fiction category.

Eric Hoffer Award for Legacy Fiction, 2020, Miriam Herin