Carrie Knowles

Carrie Knowles is the 2014 Piedmont Laureate and has published dozens of short stories and hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles She has also written three books: a memoir, The Last Childhood: A Family Story of Alzheimer’s (Three Rivers Press, 2000), and two novels, Lillian’s Garden (Roundfire Books, 2013) and Ashoan’s Rug, (Roundfire Books, 2013).

Her latest novel, Ashoan’s Rug, is actually a closely linked series of short stories about ten people who owned the same prayer rug and how it changed their lives.