UT Dallas student Sanderia Faye spends a lot of time reading and dissecting books for her doctoral research, but she also has been working on a book of her own.

A PhD candidate in the aesthetic studies program in the School of Arts and Humanities, Faye recently finished her debut novel, Mourner’s Bench, about a young girl navigating life in small-town Arkansas during the civil rights movement of the 1960s. The novel was published by theUniversity of Arkansas Press.

“I started with two little girls and wondered what it would be like to be friends during this time period and have activists for parents,” Faye said. “It grew from that.”

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