Ayana Mathis http://iowapublicradio.org en Ayana Mathis discusses her debut novel “The Twelve Tribes of Hattie” http://iowapublicradio.org/post/ayana-mathis-discusses-her-debut-novel-twelve-tribes-hattie <p>Hattie Shepherd is the mother of 11 children.&nbsp; She is a strong and complicated woman who was brought into this world by Iowa Writer’s Workshop Graduate Ayana Mathis.</p><p>"Talk of Iowa" sits down with Mathis to discuss her debut novel “The Twelve Tribes of Hattie.” She explains her artistic process and reveals what it’s like to get a life changing call from Oprah Winfrey, who picked "The Twelve Tribes of Hattie" for Oprah's Book Club 2.0 this past December.</p><p></p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 17:01:00 +0000 Charity Nebbe 16477 at http://iowapublicradio.org Ayana Mathis discusses her debut novel “The Twelve Tribes of Hattie”