Hackney Library and Friends Saddened by Death of Author Louise Shivers

Louise Shivers

Author Louise Shivers, 1929-2014

Hackney Library and the Friends of Hackney Library express our deepest condolences to the Shivers and Shingleton families upon the death of novelist Louise Shivers, 84, on Saturday, July 26, 2014.

Ms. Shivers was a native of Stantonsburg, and for 25 years served as writer-in-residence at Georgia Regents University-Augusta.  She was best known for her 1983 award-winning novel Come to Get My Baby Out of Jail and the subsequent movie made from it, “Summer Heat,” as well as her novel A Whistling Woman, and a memoir, My Shining Hour.

Shivers was working on a third novel set in eastern North Carolina during the Civil War titled Leaving Cold Harbor; she was scheduled to be the featured speaker at the Friends of Hackney Library’s April 7, 2015 dinner/lecture.

She will be greatly missed.

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