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Trailed: One Woman’s Quest to Solve the Shenandoah Murders is a riveting, eye-opening, and heartbreaking work, offering a braided narrative about two remarkable women who were murdered doing what they most loved, the forensics of this cold case, and the surprising pervasiveness and long shadows cast by violence against women in the backcountry.
Kathryn Miles is the author of five books. Her essays and articles have appeared in publications such as Audubon, Best American Essays, Best American Sports Writing, the BostonGlobe, the New York Times, Outside, Politico, and Time. A contributing editor at Down East magazine, Miles also serves as a scholar-in-residence for the Maine Humanities Council and as a faculty member in several MFA programs.
Miles will be in conversation with Carolyn Forché, a poet, memoirist, translator, and editor. Her most recent works include In the Lateness of the World, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in poetry and winner of the American Book Award and her memoir What You Have Heard is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance, which won the Juan E. Mendez Book Award for Human Rights in Latin America, was a finalist for the 2019 National Book Award in Nonfiction, a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and a finalist for the James Tait Black Prize in the United Kingdom. She is a University Professor in the Department of English at Georgetown University and has been a human rights activist for thirty years.