Page 1

cover Design by cagefreevisual.com

Southern Festival of Books 2016.indd 1

9/26/16 12:20 PM


3) Convert all fonts to outlines and save as .eps 4) Update the link in this master InDesign file

Site map ★ 1

Headquarters and Information Tent

6

Author Signing Colonnade

9

Entrance for underground Leg Plaza rooms

14

Escalators and stairs

2

Book Sales Tent

7

10

Stairs from Plaza to Seventh Ave

15

Library, main entrance

3

Music Stage

Stairs from Plaza to entrance for underground Leg Plaza rooms Street level (Sixth Ave) tunnel entrance for underground Leg Plaza rooms

11

Wheelchair access

16

Food vendors

8

12

Exit from Signing Colonnade to Seventh Ave

17

Beer Garden

13

Elevator – all Plaza levels

4

Artober Performing Arts Stage

5

Youth Stage

12

10 6

11

5

16 13

11

11

11

15

★ 1

9

7

2 3

4

16 17 13 14

11 9

8

7

Exhibitors:

Tennessee Homegrown Literature.....................5

LSU Press................................................................24

Sarabande Books..................................................39

Mark Wayne Adams, Inc. ...................................51

John F. Blair, Publisher.......................................6-7

Usborne Books & More.......................................25

Shadelandhouse Modern Press, LLC...............40

Association of Personal Historians.....................8

Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators.................................26

Dianetics – The Modern Science of Mental Health ...................................................41

Livingston Press, University of West Alabama...............................52

Book Bag Books....................................................27

Rivendell Writers Colony.....................................42

Bell Buckle Press..................................................55

Crowing Hens Bindery, Nashville, TN..............28

The Porch ...............................................................43

Vanderbilt University Creative Writing.............29

Black Cotton Publishing.......................................44

Red Pen for Rent Self-Publishing Support.......................................56

K.B. Hoyle................................................................32

American Christian Fiction Writers...................45

Love Everlasting Ministries.................................33

Sisters in Crime Middle Tennessee Chapter.................................46

University of North Carolina Press................9, 10 McKay’s............................................................ 11, 12 Mercer University Press............................... 13, 14 Red Carpet Books........................................... 15, 16 University of Tennessee Press.................... 17, 18 BookPage................................................................19 Belmont University Master’s in English...........20 Vanderbilt University Press.................................21 Nashville Writers Meetup...................................22 Tennessee State Library and Archives............23

Labrador Hollow....................................................34 Zone 3 Press/Austin Pea State University.......35 Women’s National Book Association - Nashville Chapter...... 36, 37 Authors Circle.........................................................38

Pennyworth Books......................................... 53, 54

Out-of-the-Way Books.........................................57 Glover’s Bookery, ABAA......................................58 Kubik Fine Books Ltd, ABAA........................ 59, 60

Mystery Writers of America...............................47

Reading Rock Books.............................................61

Wordsmith Suspense Thrillers...........................48

Book Sage Boutique.............................................62

Wandering in the Words Press..........................49 Cosby Media Productions...................................50

Food Vendors:

Bare Naked Bagel | Bolton’s Spicy Chicken & Fish | Crankee’s Pizzeria | Crepe A Diem Deg Thai | Provence Breads & Café | Slow & Low BBQ | Yayo’s O.M.G!

2

southern festival of books 2016

Southern Festival of Books 2016.indd 2

9/26/16 12:20 PM


Friday, october 14 th VENUE

12PM

Artober Performing Arts Stage

Music Stage

schedule Pulitzer Prize 100th Anniversary Celebration Throughout this year, around the nation, the upcoming centennial anniversary of the prestigious Pulitzer Prizes is being celebrated in diverse public programs. The first Pulitzer Prizes were awarded in 1917, and in anticipation of this anniversary, Humanities Tennessee and the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities at Vanderbilt University present a special track of sessions at this year’s Southern Festival of Books. The 100th anniversary of the best-known and most prestigious prizes in the world for journalism and arts is an ideal opportunity to explore what news is today, and whether and how propulsive changes in technology have changed how we perceive what news is and how we receive and consume it. This special track also explores prize-winning music and drama and takes time to examine the roster of Tennesseans who are past recipients. Look for sessions marked in red to follow this track at the Festival.

Our Histories of Race and Ethnicity Sessions For many of us, our ethnic or racial identities are an important part of our expressions of personal and shared histories. As we are reminded every day, the ways in which we perceive our own as well as the identities of others have direct and lasting impact on the health of our communities. With major support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Southern Festival of Books presents “Our Histories of Race and Ethnicity,” a rich and challenging track of sessions examining the ways in which our ethnic and racial identities shape us as individuals and as members of community. Twenty sessions, and more than thirty authors, will explore these topics over the weekend through the lenses of social and political history, memoir, fiction and poetry. Also steering into explorations of immigration, poverty, justice, presidential history and the socially charged history of ethnic identity in the South, these sessions ask you to read and think critically about how we see ourselves and how we see each other.

Events Key NPL = Nashville Public Library

LP Room 12

LP Room 16

1PM

2PM

1:00-2PM Bernt-Olav Andersson

12:00-1:00PM Morgan Bosman

1:00-2:00PM Sterling Fletcher

2:00-3:00PM Dave Isaacs

3:00-4:00PM Ava Davis

12:00-1:00PM Field of Graves:A Taylor Jackson Novel; Noone Knows J.T. Ellison

1:00-2:00PM My Father, the Pornographer: A Memoir Chris Offutt

2:00-3:00PM Reminiscence and Rumination: Recalling Two Southern Childhoods Tom Henderson, Nan Corbitt Allen

3:00-4:00PM Without Getting Killed or Caught: The Life and Music of Guy Clark Tamara Saviano

1:30-2:30PM Perfectly Unhinged: Stories of this Thoroughly Modern American Life Gilbert Allen, Meg Mitchell Moore

LP Room 29

12:00-1:00PM On the Pleasures of Owning Persons: The Hidden Face of American Slavery Volney P. Gay, Alice Randall

1:00-2:00PM Shaping the Healthy Community: The Nashville Plan Gary Gaston

LP Room 30

12:00-1:00PM Mysteries of Southern Girlhood: Two Novels Mary Arno, Carrie Mullins

1:00-2:00PM Unbreakable Bonds: Tales of Interracial Fellowship and Flight in the Antebellum South Wallace King, Katy Simpson Smith

LP Room 31

12:00-1:00PM Savor the South: Recipes for Chicken and Bacon Cynthia Graubart, Fred Thompson

1:00-2:30PM Worlds Small and Large: Four Poetry Collections Darnell Arnoult, J. Scott Brownlee, Sarah Freligh, Tina Barr

12:00-1:00PM The Risen Ron Rash

1:00-2:00PM Cookin’ It with Kix: The Art of Celebrating and the Fun of Outdoor Cooking Kix Brooks

NPL Auditorium

NPL Banner Room

NPL Commons Room

NPL Conf. Room 1AB

NPL Conf Room 2

NPL Conf Room 3

3:30-4:00PM 4:00-5:00PM Sankofa Southern Word African Drum and Dance Company

2:303:00PM Rashad Rayford

12:0012:30PM Chris James

12:00-1:30PM Sisters in Crime presents Crimes, Cons, and Capers: The Many Faces of Crime Fiction Clay Stafford, Jessie Powell, Erica Wright

4PM

3PM

4:00-5:00PM Shelby Bottom Duo

2:30-4:00PM Homefront Survivors: Three Historical Novels Robert S. Brandt, June Hall McCash, Leanne Smith 3:00-4:00PM The Whole Hog: Barbecue in the South John Shelton Reed, Rien Fertel

2:00-3:00PM Seersucker and the Front Porch: Icons of Southern Culture Bill Haltom, Shellie Tomlinson

3:00-4:30PM Paths of Danger: Novels Exploring the Fragility of the Human Condition Melissa Ginsburg, Elizabeth Cox, Carla Damron

2:30-3:30PM The Highest Stakes Richard Reed

2:00-3:00PM Images of America: Camp Forrest Elizabeth Taylor

3:30-4:30PM Two Sides of the Dark Side: True Crime Stories Carole Townsend, Charlie Spillers

3:00-4:30PM The Most Exquisite Mayhem: New Novels by Three American Masters Ron Rash, Donald Ray Pollock, Brad Watson

12:00-1:30PM Liner Notes: Connections and Influence in Modern Music Don Cusic, John Troutman, Michael Jarrett

1:30-2:30PM Pit Bull: The Battle Over an American Icon Bronwen Dickey

2:30-3:30PM Enduring Legacies: The Best of Pulitzer Fiction Alice Randall, Rebecca Wells,C. Michael Curtis

12:00-1:30PM The Future of Nashville Media Bruce Dobie, Ken Paulson, Kelly Gilfillan

1:30-2:30PM Late One Night: A Novel Lee Martin

2:30-3:30PM Hush Now, Baby: The Help Becomes Family Angela Williams

12:00-1:00PM William Tecumsah Sherman: In the Service of My Country: A Life James L. McDonough

1:30-2:30PM Perfume River Robert Olen Butler

2:30-3:30PM Redemption Road John Hart

3:30-4:30PM Portrayals: Finding Voice and Vision Maggi Britton Vaughn, Carole Brown Knuth, Jean MacArthur Tyson, Shirley Hall

2:30-3:30PM Tumultuous Dispatches: Journals from 19th Century America and Japan Joanna Reed Shelton, Katherine Jeffrey

3:30-4:30PM The Heart in Conflict: Stories of Self and Place Juyanne James, Michele Moore

12:00-1:00PM Old Wounds and New Rituals: Three Poets Ed Madden, William Wright, Rita Quillen

1:00-2:00PM Mosaics of Myth and Mischief: Two Poets David Olney, Jeanie Thompson

12:00-1:00PM Fundraiser A: My Fight for Freedom and Justice Robert Blagojevich

1:00-2:00PM The Craving Brain: Science, Spirituality, and the Road to Recovery Anderson Spickard, James B.

2:00-3:00PM This Must be the Place: Short Stories of Geography and the Mind Matt Cashion, Becky Hagenston, Lenore Myka

3:00-4:00PM Listen to Me: Bold Poetic Voices Tiana Clark, Jordan Rice

LP = Legislative Plaza Youth Sessions are in Green. Pulitzer Sessions are in Red. Race and Ethnicity in the US sessions are in Blue. Sessions in LP Room 31 will be aired live by CSPAN2’s BookTV on Saturday and Sunday. Please note: No admittance after session has begun.

app Download the free Southern Festival of Books app from iTunes or Google Play to create your own schedule and get up-to-the-minute news.

about the artist Cage Free Visual is Michael Trebing and Nancy Heathman, an award-winning husband and wife creative team who specialize in videography, photography and print design.

southern festival of books 2016

Southern Festival of Books 2016.indd 3

3

9/26/16 12:21 PM


saturday, october 15 th VENUE

10 A M

Artober Performing Arts Stage

Music Stage

LP Room 12

12PM

1PM

2:00-2;15PM 2:15-3:00PM 3:00-4:00PM Transit DanceEast nobigdyl Dance Company

4:00-5:00PM Nashville Shakespeare Festival

10:00-11:00AM Fred Koller sings songs written with Shel Silverstein

11:00AM-12:00PM Bentley and the Hustle

12:00-1:00PM Les Kerr and the Bayou Band

1:00-2:00PM Karin Leipziger with Andy Ellis

2:00-3:00PM The Willies

4:00-5:00PM Tomi Lunsford

10:00-11:00AM The Black Calhouns: From Civil War to Civil Rights with One AfricanAmerican Family Gail Lumet Buckley

11:00-12:00PM The Orphan Mother: A Novel Robert Hicks

12:00-1:00PM El Paso: A Novel Winston Groom

1:00-2:00PM You Will Know Me Megan Abbott

2:00-3:00PM Prayers the Devil Answers: A Novel Sharyn McCrumb

LP Room 29

LP Room 30

10:00-11:00 am Murder, Unrest and Injustice in the Jim Crow South: Two Novels Thomas Mullen, Ross Howell, Jr.

11:00AM-12:00PM Bedtime Nashville: Picture Books for Kids Debbie Brown, Dave Dietrich, Ashley Crownover

10:00-11:00AM Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, a Mother’s Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South Beth Macy

NPL Commons Room

NPL Conf. Room 1AB NPL Conf Room 2

NPL Conf Room 3

War Memorial Auditorium

3:00-4:00PM Small Victories and Southern Varieties: Two Cookbooks Jennifer Brule, Julia Turshen

3:30-5:00PM Grabbing the Brass Ring: The Pursuit of Happiness in Three Middle Grade Novels Jason Reynolds, Christine Kendall, Brooks Benjamin

12:00-1:00 pm The Secret Horses of Briar Hill Megan Shepherd

1:00-2:00 pm Supernatural Interventions: Blending fantasy and realism in YA fiction Randi Pink, Shaun David Hutchinson

2:00-3:30 pm Secrets, Mysteries,and the Weight of Youth: Coming of Age Stories Jeff Zentner, David Arnold, Brendan Kiely

3:30-5:00 pm Otherworldly Journeys: Three YA Fantasy Series Martina Boone, Maria Dahvana Headley, Victoria Schwab

11:00-12:00 Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right Arlie Russell Hochschild

12:00-1:00PM Invisible Nation: Homeless Families in America Richard Schweid

1:00-2:00PM Race And Rhetoric in the Oval Office: The Carter and Clinton Administrations Daryl A. Carter, Dorothy Padgett

2:00-3:00PM Spain In Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939 Adam Hochschild

11:00AM 12:00PM Under the Hood of Terror: Examining the Ku Klux Klan’s Violent History Stanley Nelson,William Rawlings

12:00-1:00 pm Miss Jane Brad Watson

1:00-2:00PM Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock n Roll Peter Guralnick in conversation with Hank Klibanoff

10:00-11:00AM The Southern Heroine’s Quest: Two Novels Suzanne Feldman, Milinda Jay

11:00-12:00PM Today’s South in Words and Pictures William Ferris, Joseph Millichap

12:00-1:00PM Kingdom in the Air: Dispatches from Far Away Bob Shacochis

1:00-2:00PM Who Is This Man: Ali Akbar A.K.A. Horace Pittman R.B. Morris

2:00-3:00PM A Brush with Nature: Abstract Naturalism and the Painting of Life Alex Beard

3:00-4:00PM Utopia Drive: A Trip Through America’s Most Radical Idea Erik Reece

10:00-11:00AM Nashville’s Literary Lights: New Voices Odie Lindsey, Ed Tarkington

11:00AM-12:00PM Talking Leaves Joseph Bruchac

12:00-1:00PM Outside In: Novels of the Melungeon and Mennonite Communities Jolina Petersheim, Libby Ware

1:00-2:00PM Writing from Life: The Journey Deborah Wilbrink, Randy Rudder

2:00-3:00PM Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America Ibram X. Kendi

3:00-4:00PM The Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News Photography: Images from Ferguson David Carson, Robert Cohen

4:00-5:00PM Jane Two: A Novel Sean Patrick Flanery

10:00-11:00AM A Letter To My Mom Lisa Erspamer

11:00AM-12:00PM Who Killed These Girls? Cold Case: The Yogurt Shop Murders Beverly Lowry in conversation with Ann Patchett

12:00-1:00PM Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City Matthew Desmond

1:00-2:00PM Bright, Precious Days: A Novel Jay McInerney

2:00-3:00PM American Housewife: Stories Helen Ellis

3:00-4:00PM Punching Holes in the Dark:Living the Light of the World Robert Benson

4:00-5:00PM Homegoing: A Novel Yaa Gyasi

10:00-11:00AM Young Heroes of the Civil War Era Frye Gaillard, Anne E. Burg

11:30AM-12:30PM Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Zone 3 Amy Wright, David Huddle, Susan Finch, Lana K.W. Austin 11:00AM-12:00PM Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies Laura Stampler

12:30-1:30PM Three Poets on the Human Condition William Page, Jon Tribble, Lagnajita Mukhopadhyay

12:00-1:00PM Words and Not Opposites Linda Ragsdale

1:00-2:30PM Houses Built on Water: Four Tennessee Poets Sue Weaver Dunlap, Jeff Hardin, Linda Parsons, Clay Matthews

10:00-11:00AM Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis J.D. Vance 10:00-10:45AM The Ukedelics

Youth Stage

11:45AM– 12:15PM Mr. Steve the Music Man

12:45– 1:15PM Birthday Party for Cookie Mouse

1:30– 2:00PM Susan Eaddy

4:00-5:00PM Standing Against Oppression: Racial, Historical Violence and Resiliency Patrick Phillips, Jason Ward 4:00-5:30PM Something to Call Your Own: Novels of Early 20th Century America Donald Ray Pollock, Virginia Reeves, Julia Franks 4:00-5:30PM Top of Their Game: The Pulitzer Prize in Journalism Chris Hamby, Hank Klibanoff, James D. Squires

2:30-3:30PM From Bargaining Table to Side Bars: Two Lives in Pursuit of Fair Labor Phil Cohen, Marlene Trestman

3:30-4:30PM Mythtaken Identity: Novels of Legends in Our Time Steven Sherrill, Christopher Smith

4:30-5:30PM Light in the Darkness: Three Poets John C. Mannone, Christina Stoddard, Angie Macri

2:30-3:30PM Junk: Digging Through America’s Love Affair with Stuff Alison Stewart

3:30-4:30PM The Floodgate Series: Volume 3 Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum, F. Douglas Brown, Geffrey Davis, Kai Carlson-Wee, Anders Carlson-Wee

4:30-5:30PM Unconscious Knowledge Beaird Glover

2:00-3:00PM Dragonmark: A Dark-Hunter Novel Sherrilyn Kenyon

11:00-11:30AM Nashville Zoo Presents Animal Tales

3:00-4:00PM What Forgiveness Really Means: Life In and After Prison Randall Horton, Michael T. McRay

2:30-3:30PM They Have to Take You In: Two Novels of Family Ann Patchett, Adam Haslett

1:30-2:30 pm Smoky Jack: The Adventures of a Dog and His Master on Mount Le Conte Anne Bridges, Ken Wise

5:00-6:00PM Phil Cohen and Patricia Ford

3:30-5:00PM The Brotherhood of Youth and Yearning: Three Memoirs Mark Beaver, Rob Rufus, Josh MacIvor-Andersen

2:00-3:30PM Living the Past: Three Historical Novels Amber Brock, Ariel Lawhon, Virginia Pye

10:00-11:00AM Hard Lines: Rough South Poetry William Wright, Amy Wright, Ed Madden, Kate Daniels

5PM

4:00-5:30PM Practice What You Preach: Three Novels Kristy Woodson Harvey, Celeste Fletcher MacHale, Karen Pashley

1:00-2:00PM The Book of Isaias: A Child of Hispanic Immigrants Seeks His Own America. Daniel Connolly

9:30-11:00AM Women’s National Book Association Presents Coffee with Authors Danielle Dutton, Curtis Sittenfeld, Adam Haslett, Yaa Gyasi

NPL Banner Room

3:00-4:00PM John Fabke

2:30-3:30PM A World Without You Beth Revis

12:30-2:30PM Hear My Voice: Middle Grade Novels in Search of Identity Karen Harrington, Margaret Peterson Haddix, Donna Gephart, Monika Schroeder

11:30-1:00PM The Rural, the Urban and the Search for Home: Navigating Landscapes in Short Stories Bryn Chancellor, Laura Hendrix Ezell, Kathy Flann

NPL Auditorium

4PM

1:00-2:00PM Southern Word

10:00-11:30AM In Search of the Self: Short Stories on the Complexities of the Human Experience Margaret Luongo, Ira Sukrungruang, Paul Griner

C-SPAN BookTV

3PM

12:00-1:00PM Mel’Keta’s Raghba

11:30AM-12:30PM Reluctant Heroines: YA Fantasy Novels on Twisted Sisterhood and Precarious Humanity Lauren Oliver, Kendare Blake

LP Room 31

2PM

10:0010:30AM-12:00PM 10:30AM Stewarts Creek Tennessee High School Theater Department Young Writers’ Workshop Open Mic

10:00-11:00AM In Your Own Backyard: Mysteries of the Unexpected Jesse Donaldson, Erica Wright

LP Room 16

4

11 A M

2:15-3:00PM Paul Sprawl

3:30-4:30PM In Conversation: Curtis Sittenfeld and Gayle Forman Curtis Sittenfeld, Gayle Forman 3:15-4:00PM Turnip Green Creative Reuse

4:15-5:00PM Adventure Science Center Presents Living and Working in Space

southern festival of books 2016

Southern Festival of Books 2016.indd 4

9/26/16 12:24 PM


M

nd

sunday, october 16 th 12PM

1PM

2PM

NEW 3PM

4PM

1:00-2:00PM Ashley Mintz

2:00-3:00PM Studio Tenn presents “The Glass Menagerie”

12:00-1:00PM Alias Ensemble

1:00-2:00PM Tom House

2:00-3:00PM Sheriff Scott and the Deputies

3:00-4:00PM Donna Ulisse

12:00-1:00PM Chapter16.org Profiles Tennessee Pulitzer Winners in Literature Adam Ross, Bobby Rogers, Kate Daniels, Ed Tarkington

1:00-2:00PM The Pulitzer Prize in the 21st Century: Robert Olen Butler Robert Olen Butler

2:00-3:00PM Moving Forward on Shifting Ground: Two Detroit Novels Christopher Hebert, Angela Flournoy

3:00-4:00PM Back Rooms and Back Alleys: Stories from Old Nashville Brian Allison, James D. Squires

12:00-1:00PM Get Your Hands Dirty: Cooking, Sharing and Preserving Southern Recipes Valerie J. Frey, Robert Netherland

1:00-2:00PM Sea Stories: A Memoir of a Naval Officer Gary Slaughter

2:00-3:30PM Killer Nashville Noir: Cold-Blooded Clay Stafford, Daco Auffenorde, Robert Rotstein, Dana Chamblee Carpenter, Linda Sands

3:30-4:30PM Tuscany, Italy: Smalltown Itineraries for the Foodie Traveler Zeneba Bowers, Matt Walker

12:00-1:00PM Red Dog: A Slim in Little Egypt Mystery Jason Miller

1:00-2:00PM American Cake:From Colonial Gingerbread to Classic Layer, the Stories and Recipes Behind 125 of our Best-Loved Cakes Anne Byrn

2:00-3:30PM Have You Ever Been American: Novels of Outlier Immigrants (Over Time) Jonathan Rabb, Michelle Hoover, Hirsh Sawhney

3:30-4:30PM Nashville’s Literary Lights: New Middle Grade Novels William M. Akers, Tracy Barrett

12:00-1:00PM Emily Joy

12:00-1:00 pm Every Story Has a Hero: Two YA Novels Sharon Cameron, Shannon Messenger

1:00-2:30 pm Union Buglers and Drummer Boys: Three Novels of Youth on the Civil War Battlefield Kristin O’Donnell Tubb, Mike Shoulders, June Hall McCash

12:00-1:00PM Integrating the Divided City:Nashville During the Civil Rights Movement Ansley Erickson, Andrew Maraniss

1:00-2:00PM Hunting Girls: Sexual Violence from the Hunger Games to Campus Rape Kelly Oliver

2:30-3:30 pm Blackbeard and Jack the Ripper: Thrilling YA Historical Novels Nicole Castroman, Kerri Maniscalco

4:00-5:00PM Adrian + Meredith

2:00-3:00PM The Good Fight: Courage and Conscience in the Jim Crow South Joseph Beck, Sally Palmer Thomason

3:00-4:00PM We Are Charleston: Tragedy and Triumph at Mother Emmanuel Dr. Bernard Powers, Marjory Wentworth, Herb Frazier

2:00-3:00PM Storytime: New Illustrated Children’s Books Jean M.Malone, Pat Zietlow Miller

3:00-4:30PM On the Case: Private Eye Series Linda Thorne, Jaden Terrell, Kelly Oliver

12:00-1:00PM Whisperin’ Bill Anderson: An Unprecedented Life in Country Music Bill Anderson

1:00-2:00PM The Final Season: The Perseverance of Pat Summitt Maria Cornelius

2:00-3:00PM Agonizing Adolescence: YA Novels Exploring Romance, Family and Identity Meredith Russo, Ashley Herring Blake

3:00-4:00PM An Imperfect Union: Personal and Political Schisms over the Founding Documents Tim Huebner, Daniel Mallock

12:00-1:00PM The Wild West of Louis L’Amour Tim Champlin

1:00-2:30PM Inspiration to Creation: Crafting Books to Reach Younger Audiences Mary Reaves Uhles, Katherine Morrow DePalma, Jessica Young

2:30-3:30PM High School Hit Men and Backstabbers: Two YA Thrillers Amanda K. Morgan, Ann Redisch Stampler

OCT. 15 / 1:30PM NPL* CONF. RM 2

phil Cohen

OCT. 15 / 2:30PM NPL CONF. RM 2

bob netherland OCT. 16 / NOON LP* RM 16

Maria Cornelius

OCT. 16 / 1PM NPL BANNER ROOM

The Perseverance of Pat Summitt

Maria M. Cornelius foreword by CandaCe parker

Smoky Jack

The Adventures of a Dog and His Master on Mount Le Conte

paul J. adaMs

3:30-4:30PM Below the Surface of Generations: Two Poets James Davis May, Bobby Rogers

2:00-3:00PM Where the Light Gets In: Losing My Mother Only to Find Her Again Kimberly WilliamsPaisley

3:00-4:00PM Most Blessed of the Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination Annette Gordon-Reed

12:00-1:00PM Took the Long Way Home: Memoirs of Hope and Insight David Armand, Christine Hale

1:00-2:00PM And We Can Never Go Back There Again: Novels of Teenage Love Emery Lord, Sarah Combs

2:00-3:00PM Southern Characters: Two Short Story Collections George Spain, Jerry Henderson

3:00-4:00 pm Shaping the Mind, Body, and Soul: Books on Wellness Sarah Hays Coomer, JT Collins

12:00-1:00PM Absorbed in Wonders Great and Small: Three Poets KB Ballentine, Denton Loving, Amy Wright

1:00-2:00PM Channeling the New Normal: Two Poets Bryan Borland, Casey Rocheteau

2:00-3:00PM Exhilirating Highs and Terrifying Lows: Two Poets Amelia Martens, Tina Parker

3:00-4:00PM Senses of Place: Poems on Life and Landscape Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, Sandra Meek, Kristi Maxwell

2:152:45PM Linda Ragsdale

anne bridges & ken wise

$29.95

12:00-1:30PM Sisters in Crime Presents: The Criminal in Us All Jennie Bentley, Lisa Wysocky, Jaden Terrell, Phyllis Gobbell, Holly McClure

1:302:00PM Silly Grandpa

aT The fe

ThE FiNal SEaSoN

1:00-2:00PM Pulitzer Music Performance: Tempest Fantasy by Paul Morevic Melissa Rose Alias Ensemble

12:45-1:15PM Nashville Public Library and Wishing Chair Productions Puppet Truck

16s 0r T,h2o u4 eR eba em Vs o e N h y T b P in V o S RJ sTival

3:30-4:30 pm Restoring Kingdoms: YA Heroines and the Quest for Truth Roshani Chokshi, C.J. Redwine

12:00-1:00PM The Raven King Maggie Stiefvater

12:00-12:30PM Bill Crosby and the Bahama Llama Orchestra

GREAT BOOKS ABOUT OUR PART OF THE WORLD

3:15-4:00PM Adventure Science Center Presents Matter Matters

$24.95

SoUThERN aPPalachiaN FaRm cookiNG A Memoir of Food and Family

roberT G. neTherland $29.95

ThE JackSoN PRoJEcT

War in the American Workplace A Memoir Facebook “f ” Logo

phil Cohen

CMYK / .ai

$26.95 Call 800-621-2736 to order or visit utpress.org.

4:155:00PM Birthday Party for Pout Pout Fish

* NPL is Nashville Public Library LP is Legislative Plaza

T he u ni ver si T y o f Tennessee press U T P R E S S .O R G

southern festival of books 2016

Southern Festival of Books 2016.indd 5

5

9/26/16 12:24 PM


Austin Peay State University in American history. He has also worked as a staff historian for several local museums and served as curator for Traveller’s Rest Plantation. Brian is co-author of Tennessee State Penitentiary: Murder & Mayhem in Nashville Panel: Sunday, 3:00-4:00 pm, LP Room 12; Sign: Sunday, 4:004:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Bill Anderson is a songwriter, country musician,

artist bios BIO Key NPL = Nashville Public Library (615 Church St.) Rooms include: Library Auditorium, Library Banner Room, Library Commons Room, Conf. 1AB, Conf. 2, Conf. 3 LP = Legislative Plaza (Entrance at corner of 6th and Union) Rooms include: 12, 16, 29, 30, 31 War Memorial Auditorium (WMA) is located on Legislative Plaza. Signings take place in the Author Signing Colonnade, located outside War Memorial Auditorium on Legislative Plaza.

longtime Grand Ole Opry member and performer, and inductee into the legendary Country Music Hall of Fame. Whisperin’ Bill Anderson: An Unprecedented Life in Country Music Presentation: Sunday, 12:001:00 pm, NPL Banner Room; Sign: Sunday, 1:001:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

David Armand has published three novels and a

chapbook and is the winner of the 2010 George Garrett Fiction Prize. He lives with his wife and two children in Louisiana. My Mother’s House Panel: Sunday, 12:001:00 pm, NPL Conf. Room 2; Sign: Sunday, 1:00-1:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Mary Arno is an award-winning author and

journalist who has worked at papers across the Southern United States, from Los Angeles to Orlando. As a reporter and editor, she covered everything from murders and refinery explosions on the police beat to national political campaigns. She was part of two Pulitzer Prize-winning teams at the Los Angeles Times. She lives on a farm in upstate New York. Thanksgiving is based on a short story that won a gold medal in the Faulkner Wisdom competition. Thanksgiving Panel: Friday, 12:00-1:00 pm, LP Room 30; Sign: Friday, 1:002:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

David Arnold lives in Lexington, Kentucky, Megan Abbott is the award-winning author of

eight novels, including The Fever and Dare Me. She received her Ph.D. in English and American literature from New York University. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Salon, the Los Angeles Review of Books, the Wall Street Journal, and the Guardian. Megan is currently a staff writer on HBO’s forthcoming David Simon show, The Deuce. She lives in New York City. You Will Know Me: A Novel Presentation: Saturday, 1:00-2:00 pm, LP Room 12; Sign: Saturday, 2:00-2:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

William M. Akers author of Your Screenplay Sucks! 100 Ways To Make It Great, is a Writers Guild Lifetime Member who’s had three feature films produced from his screenplays. He’s written for studios, independent producers, and the major television networks. Akers gives writing workshops around the world and is a regular speaker at Story Expo in Los Angeles. Mrs. Ravenbach’s Way Panel: Sunday, 3:30-4:30 pm, LP Room 29; Sign: Sunday, 4:305:00 pm, Signing Colonnade Nan Corbitt Allen is a Dove Award-winning lyricist, and the author of two novels and two nonfiction books. She is a graduate of the University of Alabama and Southern New Hampshire University. After working twenty-six years in the music business, she moved with her husband, Dennis, to Cleveland, Georgia, where she teaches English and Creative Writing at Truett-McConnell College. Small Potatoes and Tuesdays at the Piggly Wiggly Panel: Friday, 2:00-3:00 pm, LP Room 12; Sign: Friday, 3:00-3:30 pm, Signing Colonnade Gilbert Allen is the author of six collections of

poems, most recently Catma. He received the Robert Penn Warren Prize in Poetry from the Southern Review in 2007 and a Special Mention for fiction in Pushcart Prize XXXVII. He was inducted into the South Carolina Academy of Authors in 2014. A longtime resident of upstate South Carolina, Allen is the Bennette E. Geer Professor of Literature Emeritus at Furman University. The Final Days of Great American Shopping is his first book of prose fiction. The Final Days of Great American Shopping: Stories Past, Present and Future Panel: Friday, 1:30-2:30 pm, LP Room 16; Sign: Friday, 2:30-3:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

Brian Allison has worked in the public history/ museum field for around twenty years. His past experience includes curating, public speaking and creating documentaries. Brian holds a degree from

6

with his wife and son. He is the critically acclaimed author of Mosquitoland, which has been translated into over a dozen languages. Previous jobs include freelance musician/producer, stay-at-home dad, and preschool teacher. He is a fierce believer in the power of kindness and community. And pesto. He believes fiercely in pesto. Kids of Appetite Panel: Saturday, 2:00-3:30 pm, LP Room 30; Sign: Saturday, 3:30-4:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

Darnell Arnoult teaches at Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee. Her previous collection of poems, What Travels with Us, won the Poetry Book of the Year Award from the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and the Appalachian Studies Association’s Weatherford Award. Galaxie Wagon: Poems Panel: Friday, 1:00-2:30 pm, LP Room 31; Sign: Friday, 2:30-3:00 pm, Signing Colonnade Daco Auffenorde holds a B.A. and M.A.S. from

The University of Alabama in Huntsville and a J.D. from the Cumberland School of Law. She is a member of the International Thriller Writers, Mystery Writers of America, Romance Writers of America, Authors Guild, Alabama Writers Forum, and Alabama State Bar. Her debut novel, The Libra Affair, was a 2013 #1 best seller. Her short story The Pisces Affair was a 2015 Global Ebook Awards double gold medalist (Best Thriller Fiction and Best Science Fiction), a 2015 Shelf Unbound Notable 100, a 2015 Royal Palm Literary Award winner, and a Publishers Weekly “PW Pick.” Electromancer Panel: Sunday, 2:00-3:30 pm, LP Room 16 Sign: 3:30-4:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

Lana K.W. Austin was a finalist for the 2015

James Wright Poetry Award. Her poems, interviews and fiction pieces have recently been featured or are forthcoming in such journals as Mid-American Review, The Writer’s Chronicle, Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, Zone 3, The Pinch, Sou’wester, Appalachian Heritage, Switchback and The New Guard. Also a journalist, she has written for numerous newspapers and magazines. Austin has an MFA in Poetry from George Mason University. In Search of the Wild Dulcimer Panel: Saturday, 11:30-12:30 pm, NPL Conf. Room 2; Sign: Saturday, 11:30-12:00 noon, Signing Colonnade

KB Ballentine teaches creative writing, theatre arts, and literature to high school and college students. She has an MA in Writing and an MFA in Creative Writing, Poetry. Her work has appeared in numerous journals and publications including: Alehouse, Tidal BVasin Review, Haight Ashbury

Literary Journal, The Sigh Press, and MO: Writings from the River. In 2014, she was a finalist for the Ron Rash Poetry Awards. The Perfume of Leaving Panel: Sunday, 12:00-1:00 pm, NPL Conf Room 3; Sign: Sunday, 1:00-1:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Tina Barr has published five volumes of poetry, and three chapbooks, all winners of national chapbook competitions. She has received numerous fellowships, including from the MacDowell Colony and the National Endowment for the Arts. Barr formerly directed the Creative Writing Program at Rhodes College and now teaches in the Great Smokies Writing Program of the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Kaleidoscope Panel: Friday, 1:00-2:30 pm, LP Room 31; Sign: Friday, 2:30-3:00 pm, Signing Colonnade Tracy Barrett is the author of twenty books for

young readers and one book for adults. She holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in medieval Italian literature from the University of California, Berkeley. A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to study medieval women writers led to the writing of her young adult novel Anna of Byzantium, which received numerous awards and honors, including being named a Booklist Editors’ Choice book, a Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books Blue Ribbon Book and an ALA Quick Pick. The Song of Orpheus: The Greatest Greek Myths You Never Heard Panel: Sunday, 3:30-4:30 pm, LP Room 29; Sign: Sunday, 4:305:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

Alex Beard is a painter and author who has

emerged as one of his generation’s most creative and successful artists. Alex studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts and participated in the New York Studio School’s Drawing Marathon. A firm believer that art is a medium that should be accessible to everyone, Alex uses uncommon avenues to share the creative experience with people of all ages. Through his unique combination of storytelling and art activities, Alex has had the opportunity to draw, paint, and talk about art with tens of thousands of children. He and his family live in New Orleans where he owns the Alex Beard Studio in the French Quarter. A Brush with Nature: Abstract Naturalism and the Painting of Life Presentation: Saturday, 2:00-3:00 pm, NPL Banner Room; Sign: Saturday, 3:00-3:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Mark Beaver‘s prose has appeared in numerous

journals and magazines, including Gulf Coast, Crazy Horse, North American Review, Tampa Review, storySouth, Louisville Review, Southeast Review, and elsewhere. He is a graduate of UNC-Greensboro’s MFA program and lives with his wife and daughters in his native Atlanta. Suburban Gospel Panel: Saturday, 3:30-5:00 pm, LP Room 16; Sign: Saturday, 5:00-5:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Joseph Beck is an Atlanta attorney. He also teaches at Emory Law School and has lectured at universities throughout the United States and abroad. My Father and Atticus Finch: A Lawyer’s Fight for Justice in 1930s Alabama Panel: Sunday, 1:00-2:00 pm, LP Room 31; Sign: Sunday, 2:00-2:30 pm, Signing Colonnade Brooks Benjamin formed a New Kids on the

Block tribute dance crew in sixth grade called the New Kidz. He wasn’t that good at dancing back then, but now he’s got a new crew­— his wife and their dog. He teaches reading and writing and occasionally busts out a few dance moves. He’s still not that good at it. This is his first novel. My Seventh Grade Life in Tights Panel: Saturday, 3:30-5:00 pm, LP Room 29; Sign: Saturday, 4:30-5:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

Robert Benson is a critically acclaimed writer who has published nine works on the contemplative life, including Moving Miss Peggy, Living Prayer and A Good Life. He is a graduate of the Academy for Spiritual Formation and a member of the Friends of Silence and of the Poor, an international ecumenical prayer community. He leads retreats and workshops on prayer, writing, and the contemplative life around the country. Punching Holes in the Dark: Living the Light of the World Presentation: Saturday, 12:00-1:00 pm, LP Room 31; Sign: Saturday, 1:00-1:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Jennie Bentley is the author of the New York Times bestselling Do-It-Yourself Home Renovation mysteries from Penguin/Berkley Prime Crime, featuring Avery Baker, a textile designer, and Avery’s boyfriend Derek Ellis, a handyman, who renovate houses in fictitious Waterfield, Maine. As Jenna Bennett, she writes the Cutthroat Mystery series, featuring realtor and Southern belle Savannah Martin. Scared Money Panel: Sunday, 12:00-1:30 pm, NPL Conf. Room 1AB; Sign: Sunday, 1:30-2:00 pm, Signing Colonnade Robert Blagojevich was born and raised

in Chicago and received his MA in East European studies and economics. After leaving active duty with the US Army, he continued in the US Army Reserves while working in the financial services industry. He is currently a small business owner. Fundraiser A: My Fight for Freedom and Justice Presentation: Friday, 12:00-1:00 pm, NPL Conf Room 3; Sign: Friday, 1:00-1:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Ashley Herring Blake has worked as a songwriter and performer, substitute teacher, barista, ABA therapist, and a special education teacher in a private school for kids with autism. Suffer Love Panel: Sunday, 2:00-3:00 pm, NPL Special Collections Room; Sign: Sunday, 3:00-3:30 pm, Signing Colonnade Kendare Blake holds an MA in creative writing

from Middlesex University in northern London. She is the author of Anna Dressed in Blood, a Cybils Award finalist; Girl of Nightmares; Antigoddess; Mortal Gods; and Ungodly. Her books have been translated into 18 languages, have been featured on multiple bestof-year lists, and have received many regional and librarian awards. Kendare lives and writes in Kent, Washington. Three Dark Crowns Panel: Saturday, 11:30-12:30 pm, LP Room 16; Sign: Saturday, 12:30-1:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

Martina Boone was born in Prague and spoke

several languages before learning English. She fell in love with words and never stopped delighting in them. She’s the founder of AdventuresInYAPublishing.com, a Writer’s Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers site, and YASeriesInsiders.com, a site devoted to encouraging literacy and all things YA Series. From her home in Virginia, where she lives with her husband, children, and Auggie the wonder dog, she enjoys writing contemporary fantasy set in the kinds of magical places she’d love to visit. When she isn’t writing, she’s addicted to travel, horses, skiing, chocolate flavored tea, and anything with Nutella on it. Illusion Panel: Saturday, 3:30-5:00 pm, LP Room 30; Sign: Saturday, 5:00-5:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Bryan Borland is a Lambda Literary Fellow in

Poetry and a winner of the 2016 Judith A. Markowitz Emerging Writer Award from the Lambda Literary Foundation. He is the founding editor of Assaracus: A Journal of Gay Poetry and the founding publisher of Sibling Rivalry Press. His third book of poetry, DIG, was just published by Stillhouse Press. He has been honored three times by the American Library Association as both poet and editor through inclusion on its “Over the Rainbow” list of recommended LGBT reading. He lives in Arkansas with his husband and copublisher of SRP, Seth Pennington. Dig Panel: Sunday, 1:00-2:00 pm, NPL Conf Room 3; Sign: Sunday, 2:00-2:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Zeneba Bowers and her husband, Matt Walker, are classical musicians who perform in a symphony orchestra and in ALIAS Chamber Ensemble, and can be found on many recordings, both classical and popular. Their schedules are extremely busy and their days are long; when they travel they are looking for ways to leave their stress-filled stage lives behind and slow down the pace. They like to explore out of the way, ‘undiscovered’ towns and sights; and they love to find great food and drink close to its source. Tuscany Italy: Small-Town Itineraries for the Foodie Traveler Presentation: Sunday, 3:30-4:30 pm, LP Room 12; Sign: Sunday, 4:30-5:00 pm, Signing Colonnade Robert S. Brandt‘s books on outdoors and travel include Touring the Middle Tennessee Backroads, Middle Tennessee on Foot, and Compass American Guide-Tennessee. He is active in Nashville’s greenways program and the Land Trust for Tennessee.

southern festival of books 2016

Southern Festival of Books 2016.indd 6

9/26/16 12:24 PM


There’s no place like Haven Point for the holidays, where the snow conspires to bring two wary hearts together for a Christmas to remember.

He’s the wild West brother, the bad seed of Copper Ridge. But after years of regretting his past, he knows where his future lies—with a strong, irresistible woman…

Every cowboy has a wild side—all it takes is the right woman to unleash it…

Pick up a heartwarming Southern romance this fall!

On sale now! Pick up your copies today.

www.HQNBooks.com

16_349_SouthernFestival_FallRomance.indd 1

Southern Festival of Books 2016.indd 7

2016-09-22 1:20 PM

southern festival of books 2016

7

9/26/16 12:25 PM


Painted Trillium Panel: Friday, 2:30-4:00 pm, LP Room 16; Sign: Friday, 4:00-4:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Anne Bridges is associate professor at John

C. Hodges Library at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and co-director of the Great Smoky Mountains Regional Project. Her research has been published in the Journal of Academic Librarianship, Book Research Quarterly, and Maine Historical Quarterly. Smoky Jack: The Adventures of a Dog and His Master on Mount Leconte Presentation: Saturday, 1:30-2:30 pm, NPL Conf. Room 2; Sign: Saturday, 2:303:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

Amber Brock teaches British literature at an

all-girls school in Atlanta. She holds an MA from the University of Georgia and lives in Smyrna with her husband, also an English teacher, and their three rescue dogs. A Fine Imitation: A Novel Panel: Saturday, 2:00-3:30 pm, LP Room 29; Sign: Saturday, 3:00-3:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Kix Brooks teamed with Ronnie Dunn in 1990

to form Brooks & Dunn, the highest selling duo in the history of country music. They sold more than 30 million records, won more than 75 major industry awards, had 23 #1 hits, and set record with their 41st top 10 single. After Brooks & Dunn stopped performing, Brooks took over the hosting reins of the long-running syndicated radio program, American Country Countdown in 2006. Cookin’ It with Kix: The Art of Celebrating and the Fun of Outdoor Cooking Presentation: Friday, 1:00-2:00 pm, NPL Auditorium; Sign: Friday, 2:00-2:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Debbie Brown lives with her husband Larry and their two furry pets, Bug and Gracie. She is a published song writer and loves children, especially her two granddaughters: Isla and Avery. Debbie enjoys spending time with family and friends, baking, writing, and sports. She hopes that kids everywhere will enjoy following the story of Banjo as he reveals the colorful world of Nashville. Sleep Tight Nashville Panel: Saturday, 11:00-12:00 noon, LP Room 30; Sign: Saturday, 12:00-12:30 pm, Signing Colonnade F. Douglas Brown of Los Angeles is the 2013

years living in the South and her life in Europe to inform and entertain readers in her latest book. Learn to Cook 25 Southern Classics Three Ways: Traditional Contemporary, International Panel: Saturday, 3:00-4:00 pm, LP Room 12; Sign: Saturday, 4:00-4:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Gail Lumet Buckley is the author of the national bestsellers American Patriots: The story of Blacks in the Military from the Revolution to Desert Storm, and The Hornes: An American Family, which became a PBS “American Masters” documentary. She has written for The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Newsday, New York Daily News, Washington Post, Vogue, Playboy, and People. The Black Calhouns: From Civil War to Civil Rights with One African American Family Presentation: Saturday, 10:00-11:00 am, LP Room 12; Sign: Saturday, 11:00-11:30 am, Signing Colonnade Anne E. Burg‘s debut novel, All the Broken

Pieces, was named a Jefferson Cup award winner and an IRA Notable Book for a Global Society, among its many honors. Her follow-up, Serafina’s Promise, was named an ALA Notable, Parents Choice Gold Award Winner, and an NAACP Image Award finalist. Burg worked as an English teacher for ten years before becoming a full-time writer. She lives in Rhinebeck, New York, with her family. Unbound: A Novel Panel: Saturday, 10:00-11:00 am, NPL Conf Room 3; Sign: Saturday, 11:00-11:30 am, Signing Colonnade

Robert Olen Butler is the Pulitzer Prize-

winning author of sixteen novels, including Hell, A Small Hotel, and the Christopher Marlowe Cobb series. He is also the author of six short story collections and a book on the creative process, From Where You Dream. He has twice won a National Magazine Award in Fiction and received the 2013 F. Scott Fitzgerald Award for Outstanding Achievement in American Literature. He teaches creative writing at Florida State University. Perfume River: A Novel Presentation: Friday, 1:30-2:30 pm, NPL Conf. Room 1AB; Sign: Friday, 2:30-3:00 pm, Signing Colonnade; Presentation: Sunday, 1:00-2:00 pm, LP Room 12; Sign: Sunday, 2:002:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

The Missouri Review, which selected a group of his poems for their 2013 Editor’s Prize. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow, he lives in San Francisco, and is a Jones Lecturer in poetry at Stanford University. The Floodgate Poetry Series, Volume 3 Panel: Saturday, 3:30-4:30 pm, NPL Conf Room 3; Sign: Saturday, 4:305:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

Anders Carlson-Wee is a 2015 NEA Creative Writing Fellow and the author of Dynamite, winner of the 2015 Frost Place Chapbook Competition. His work has appeared in Narrative, New England Review, The Southern Review, The Missouri Review, AGNI, Best New Poets, and The Best American Nonrequired Reading series. Winner of Ninth Letter’s Poetry Award and New Delta Review’s Editors’ Choice Prize, he holds an MFA from Vanderbilt University. In collaboration with his brother Kai, he co-directed the poetry film Riding the Highline, which won the special jury prize for Innovation in Documentary Short Film at the Napa Valley Film Festival. The Floodgate Poetry Series: Volume Three Panel: Saturday, 3:30-4:30 pm, NPL Conf Room 3; Sign: Saturday, 4:30-5:00 pm, Signing Colonnade Dana Chamblee Carpenter is the author of

Bohemian Gospel, which Publisher’s Weekly called “a deliciously creepy debut.” In a starred review, Shelf Awareness says, “Carpenter expertly combines elements of gothic fantasy with historical details of 13th-century Bohemia.” The book also won the 2014 Killer Nashville Claymore Award. A sequel, The Devil’s Bible, is due out from Pegasus Books early in March 2017. Dana teaches creative writing at a private university in Nashville. Bohemian Gospel Panel: Sunday, 2:00-3:30 pm, LP Room 16 Sign: 3:30-4:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

David Carson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning

photographer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. In 2009, he was part of a Pulitzer Prize finalist team for coverage of the Kirkwood City Hall shootings. He was named the National Press Photographers Association Region 7 Photographer of the Year in 2011, 2009 and 2007. Panel: Saturday, 3:00-4:00 pm, Nashville Public Library Commons Room

Daryl A. Carter is associate professor of history

Cave Canem Poetry Prize recipient for Zero to Three (University of Georgia 2014), selected by Tracy K. Smith. He also co-authored with poet Geffrey Davis, Begotten (November 2016), a forthcoming chapbook of poetry from Upper Rubber Boot Books. Brown, an educator for over 20 years, teaches English at Loyola High School of Los Angeles. He is both a Cave Canem and Kundiman fellow. His poems have appeared in the Academy of American Poets, The Virginia Quarterly Review, The Chicago Quarterly Review, Bat City Review, The Sugar House Review, and Muzzle Magazine. The Floodgate Series: Volume 3 Panel: Saturday, 3:30-4:30 pm, NPL Conf Room 3; Sign: Saturday, 4:30-5:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

James B. is the co-author of The Craving Brain:

J. Scott Brownlee lives in Philadelphia and teaches for Brooklyn Poets as a core faculty member. He is a former Writers in the Public Schools Fellow at NYU, where he earned his MFA. He is the author of three prize-winning chapbooks and is a founding member of The Localists, a literary collective that emphasizes place-based writing of personal witness, cultural memory, and the aesthetically marginalized working class. Requiem for Used Ignition Cap Panel: Friday, 1:00-2:30 pm, LP Room 31; Sign: Friday, 2:303:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

Mix Doctor and Dinner Doctor cookbook series. Formerly a food editor at The Atlanta JournalConstitution and a graduate of the La Verenne Ecole de Cuisine in Paris, Byrn has always been a foodie. American Cake: From Colonial Gingerbread to Classic Layer, the Stories and Recipes Behind More Than 125 of Our Best-Loved Cakes Presentation: Sunday, 1:00-2:00 pm, LP Room 29; Sign: Sunday, 2:00-2:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Nicole Castroman received her BA from

Sharon Cameron was awarded the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators’ Sue Alexander Award for Most Promising New Work for her debut novel, The Dark Unwinding, which was also awarded the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award and named an ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults selection. The Forgetting Panel: Sunday, 12:00-1:00 pm, LP Room 30; Sign: Sunday, 1:00-1:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

and numerous short stories and articles. He lives in Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia. The Wild West of Louis L’Amour Presentation: Sunday, 12:00-1:00 pm, LP Room 31; Sign: Sunday, 1:00-1:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Joseph Bruchac is a storyteller, poet and

novelist. He is an enrolled member of the Abenaki Nation of Vermont, and his work reflects his Native American heritage. Talking Leaves Presentation: Saturday, 11:00-12:00 noon, Nashville Public Library Commons Room; Sign: Saturday, 12:00-12:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Jennifer Brule is a classically trained chef,

nationally published food writer and humorous television personality. Her work has appeared in Cooking Light, Shape Magazine, and Fitness Magazine. She cooks live every Sunday on NBC Charlotte. Jennifer and her family lived between Switzerland and England for 7 years before returning the Carolinas. She pulls experiences from her 15+

8

Science, Spirituality, and the Road to Recovery and is in long-term recovery from addiction. He has extensive experience working with men in the early stages of recovery as well as helping individuals of all ages who are at risk of addiction. James is a former sports talk show host with a degree in engineering and an MA in leadership. He currently is the director of operations for a nonprofit organization and works as conference coordinator for a men’s organization. The Craving Brain: Science, Spirituality, and the Road to Recovery Presentation: Friday, 1:00-2:00 pm, NPL Conf Room 3; Sign: Friday, 2:00-2:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Anne Byrn is the bestselling author of the Cake

Kai Carlson-Wee recieved a BA in English from

the University of Minnesota and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has received fellowships and awards from the MacDowell Colony, the Breadloaf Writer’s Conference, the Sewanee Writer’s Conference, the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fund, and his work has appeared in journals such as Narrative Magazine, Best New Poets, Poetry Northwest, TriQuarterly, Gulf Coast, and

and graduate coordinator for the Department of History at East Tennessee State University. Brother Bill: President Clinton and the Politics of Race and Class Panel: 1:00-2:00 pm, LP Room 31; Sign: Saturday, 2:00-2:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Matt Cashion was born in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina and grew up in Brunswick and St. Simons Island, Georgia. He earned an MFA at the University of Oregon and teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse. He is the author of two novels. Last Words of the Holy Ghost Panel: Friday, 2:00-3:00 pm, NPL Conf Room 3; Sign: Friday, 3:00-3:30 pm, Signing Colonnade Brigham Young University and has lived in Germany, Austria, and two different places called Georgia. One is the country near the Black Sea; the other is the state of Georgia where she currently lives with her husband and children. Blackhearts is her first novel. Blackhearts Panel: Sunday, 2:30-3:30 pm, LP Room 30; Sign: Sunday, 3:30-4:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

Tim Champlin is the author of thirty one novels

Bryn Chancellor is a fiction writer, whose awards include the Prairie Schooner Book Prize, the Poets & Writers Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award in fiction, and literary fellowships from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Her short fiction has appeared in Gulf Coast, Blackbird, Colorado Review, Crazyhorse, Phoebe, and elsewhere, and her debut novel, Sycamore, is forthcoming from Harper in May 2017. A native of California who was raised in Arizona, she earned her MFA in fiction from Vanderbilt University and is an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. When are

You Coming Home? Panel: Saturday, 11:30-1:00 pm, LP Room 29; Sign: Saturday, 1:00-1:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Roshani Chokshi comes from a small town in

Georgia where she collected a Southern accent. She grew up in a blue house with a perpetually napping bear-dog. At Emory University, she dabbled with journalism, attended some classes in pajamas, forgot to buy winter boots and majored in 14th century British literature. She spent a year after graduation working and traveling and writing. After that, she started law school at the University of Georgia. The Star Touched Queen Panel: Sunday, 3:30-4:30 pm, LP Room 30; Sign: Sunday, 4:30-5:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

Tiana Clark is the author of the chapbook Equilibrium, selected by Afaa Michael Weaver for the 2016 Frost Place Chapbook Competition. She is the winner of the 2016 Academy of American Poets Prize and 2015 Rattle Poetry Prize. Tiana is currently an MFA candidate at Vanderbilt University where she serves as the Poetry Editor for Nashville Review. She has received scholarships to The Sewanee Writers’ Conference and The New Harmony Writers Workshop. Her writing has appeared in or is forthcoming from Best New Poets 2015, Crab Orchard Review, Southern Indiana Review, The Adroit Journal, Muzzle Magazine, Thrush, The Offing, and elsewhere. Equilibrium Panel: Friday, 3:00-4:00 pm, NPL Conf Room 3; Sign: Friday, 4:00-4:30 pm, Signing Colonnade Robert Cohen, a community journalist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, can be found in your children’s schools, at parades, in restaurants, on baseball fields, or wherever a story about St. Louisians needs to be told. Cohen’s images of unrest following the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri were part of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News Photography awarded to the photo staff. He has twice also been a finalist for the prize. A graduate of the University of Texas-Austin, he began his career at the tiny Sun-Tattler newspaper in Hollywood, Florida. Panel: Saturday, 3:00-4:00 pm, Nashville Public Library Commons Room Phil Cohen emerged from a difficult working class background to become one of the most well known union organizers in the South. The Jackson Project: War in the American Workplace is a riveting memoir about a brutal labor dispute at a West Tennessee textile mill in 1989. An accomplished singer-songwriter, he has recorded four albums with vocalist Patricia Ford. They will perform on Saturday evening. The Jackson Project: War in the American Workplace Panel: Saturday, 2:30-3:30 pm, NPL Conf. Room 2; Sign: Saturday, 3:30-4:00 pm, Signing Colonnade JT Collins grew up in Malawi, a peaceful country in southeast Africa. In 1980, she moved back to the USA to continue her education. She now works as a business consultant through Infoworks, Inc. based in Nashville, Tennessee. JT started writing in March 2008. Face in the Mirror is inspired by her personal story of growing up as the lesbian daughter of Southern Baptist missionaries. Face in the Mirror Panel: Sunday, 3:00-4:30 pm, NPL Conf. Room 2; Sign: Sunday, 4:30-5:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

Sarah Combs leads writing workshops at a nonprofit literacy center in Lexington, Kentucky, where she lives with her two young sons, two pacifist bird dogs, and her modern-day Atticus Finch of a husband. This is her second novel for young adults. Panel: Sunday, 1:00-2:00 pm, NPL Conf. Room 2; Sign: Sunday, 2:00-2:30 pm, Signing Colonnade Daniel Connolly speaks fluent Spanish, and, for more than a decade, has reported on Mexican immigration to the U.S. South for news organizations including The Associated Press in Little Rock, and The (Memphis) Commercial Appeal. The winner of numerous journalism prizes, he has received grants and fellowships from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, the International Center for Journalists and the Fulbright program. The Book of Isaias: A Child of Hispanic Immigrants Seeks His Own America Panel: Saturday, 1:00-2:00 pm, LP Room 29; Sign: Saturday, 2:00-2:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

southern festival of books 2016

Southern Festival of Books 2016.indd 8

9/26/16 12:25 PM


Sarah Hays Coomer is a self-proclaimed “diet abolitionist” and lover of all the yummies. She kind of likes to exercise, kind of not. She is a certified personal trainer with the National Strength and Conditioning Association; a member of the American College of Sports Medicine; and a certified nutrition and wellness consultant and pre/postnatal fitness specialist with the American Fitness Professionals Association. Lightness of Body and Mind: A Radical Approach to Weight and Wellness Panel: Sunday, 3:00-4:30 pm, NPL Conf. Room 2; Sign: Sunday, 4:305:00 pm, Signing Colonnade Maria Cornelius has written about the Lady

Vols basketball program since 1998 for local, regional and national media. A freelance writer for Inside Tennessee, Cornelius lives in Knoxville and continues to cover the program. She works full-time as a writer/editor for Moxley Carmichael, a leading public relations and communications firm in East Tennessee. The Final Season: The Perseverence of Pat Summitt Presentation: Sunday, 1:00-2:00 pm, NPL Banner Room; Sign: Sunday, 2:00-2:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Elizabeth Cox is the author of several collections

of poetry, short stories, and three other novels: The Ragged Way People Fall Out of Love, Night Talk (winner of the Lillian Smith Award and a finalist for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award), The Slow Moon, and A Question of Mercy (forthcoming from the University of South Carolina Press). She has been recognized with the Robert Penn Warren Award and the North Carolina Fiction Award and inducted into the Fellowship of Southern Writers. Cox has taught creative writing at Duke University, University of Michigan, University of Massachusetts-Lowell, Tufts University, Boston University, MIT, Bennington Writing Seminars, and most recently at Wofford College, where she shared the John Cobb Chair with her husband C. Michael Curtis, fiction editor for the Atlantic. A Question of Mercy: A Novel Panel: Friday, 3:00-4:30 pm, LP Room 30; Sign: Friday, 4:30-5:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

Ashley Crownover is a program administrator

for the Vanderbilt University American Studies and Film Studies programs. This is her first novel. Nashville Boo Panel: Saturday, 11:00-12:00 noon, LP Room 30; Sign: Saturday, 12:00-12:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

C. Michael Curtis has been an editor at The

Atlantic since 1963. Under his direction, the magazine has won numerous fiction prizes, including the National Magazine Award for fiction. The Atlantic Monthly’s fiction has been nominated for a National Magazine Award virtually every year; in 1988 The Atlantic won this prestigious prize. Year after year short stories from the magazine are chosen for inclusion in the important annual prize collections. Curtis is also renowned for his teaching: he has taught creative writing, ethics, grammar, and other subjects for more than thirty years at Harvard, MIT, Cornell, Tufts, Boston University, Bennington, and elsewhere, and now teaches writing at Wofford College, in Spartanburg, SC, where he occupies the John C Cobb Chair in the Humanities. Panel: Friday, 2:30-3:30 pm, NPL Banner Room Sign: 3:30-4:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

Don Cusic is an American biographer, writer

on music, and historian of United States American popular music. He is the author of twenty books, most of them related to country music. The Beatles and Country Music Panel: Friday, 12:00-1:30 pm, NPL Banner Room; Sign: Friday, 1:30-2:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

Carla Damron is a fiction writer, clinical social

worker, and author of the Caleb Knowles mystery novels. Her short stories have appeared in Fall Lines, Six Minute Magazine, Melusine, and other journals. Named the 2015 South Carolina Social Worker of the Year, Damron holds an MFA in creative writing from Queens University and a master’s degree in social work from the University of South Carolina. The Stone Necklace Panel: Friday, 3:00-4:30 pm, LP Room 30; Sign: Friday, 4:30-5:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

Kate Daniels is the author of three previous

collections of poetry, including Four Testimonies. An associate professor of English at Vanderbilt University,

she is the recipient of the Hanes Award for Poetry from the Fellowship of Southern Writers and lives in Nashville, Tennessee. A Walk in Victoria’s Secret: Poems Panel: Saturday,10:00-11:00 am, NPL Conf. Room 2, Sign: 11:00-11:30 am, Signing Colonnade Panel: Sunday, 12:00-1:00 pm, LP Room 12

Geffrey Davis is the author of Revising the Storm,

winner of the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize and a Hurston/ Wright Legacy Award Finalist. He also co-authored, with poet F. Douglas Brown, Begotten, a chapbook in URB’s Floodgate Poetry Series. His honors include fellowships from the Cave Canem Foundation and the Vermont Studio Center, the Anne Halley Poetry Prize, the Dogwood Prize in Poetry, the Wabash Prize for Poetry, the Leonard Steinberg Memorial/Academy of American Poets Prize, and nominations for the Pushcart Prize. Davis teaches at the University of Arkansas. The Floodgate Poetry Series: Volume 3 Panel: Saturday, 3:30-4:30 pm, NPL Conf Room 3; Sign: Saturday, 4:30-5:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

Katherine Morrow DePalma is a senior

editor at Barefoot Books. She studied Latin and Greek at Loyola University, and received a Master’s Degree with a Mellon Fellowship at the University of TexasAustin. The Barefoot Book of Children Panel: Sunday, 1:00-2:30 pm, Nashville Public Library Commons Room; Sign: Sunday, 2:30-3:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

UNC PRESS AUTHORS LOVE SFB!

Author Appearances at Dates & Times Below Also Stop By the UNC Press Booth!

Cynthia Graubart & Fred Thompson Oct. 14 at 12 pm

Matthew Desmond is an American sociologist

and urban ethnographer. He is currently the John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard University and Co-Director of the Justice and Poverty Project. The author of several books, including the award-winning book, On the Fireline, and Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. Desmond was awarded a MacArthur “Genius” grant in 2015 for his work on poverty in America. Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City Presentation: Saturday, 12:00-1:00 pm, NPL Conf. Room 1AB; Sign: Saturday, 1:00-1:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Bronwen Dickey is a contributing editor at The Oxford American. Her writing has also appeared (or is forthcoming) in The New York Times, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Newsweek, Outside, Popular Mechanics, Best American Travel Writing 2009, Slate, Garden & Gun, The San Francisco Chronicle, Southern Living, World Hum, Sport Diver, and The Independent Weekly, among other publications. In 2009, she received a first-place Lowell Thomas Award in travel journalism and a residency grant from the MacDowell Colony. She lives in North Carolina. Pit Bull: The Battle over an American Icon Presentation: Friday, 1:30-2:30 pm, NPL Banner Room; Sign: Friday, 2:30-3:00 pm, Signing Colonnade Dave Dietrich spent his formative years in Nashville splashing through waves at Nashville Shores, playing baseball near The Hermitage at Rotary Park, and whipping through the rides at Opryland Theme Park. He is a writer and non-profit executive who loves participating in causes that help other people. Inspired by his wife Megan, daugher Isla, and dogs Ace and Grace, Dave and his mom wrote the book Sleep Tight Nashville for people of all ages to experience Nashville the way he did growing up. Sleep Tight Nashville Panel: Saturday, 11:00-12:00 noon, LP Room 30; Sign: Saturday, 12:00-12:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

John Troutman & Michael Jarrett Oct. 14 at 12 pm

John Shelton Reed Oct. 14 at 3 pm

Bill Ferris Oct. 15 at 11 am

Bruce Dobie was the founding editor and co-

owner of the Nashville Scene. He is now owner of Dobie Media, a digital media company whose online calendar, eviesays.com, aggregates and distributes entertainment listings enabling people to find out what is happening around them. The company operates a stand-alone entertainment portal at eviesays.com and powers calendars at 530 media company websites. It also licenses its content. Panel: Friday, 12:00-1:30 pm, Nashville Public Library Commons Room

Jenny Brulé Oct. 15 at 3 pm

Jesse Donaldson was born and raised in Kentucky, attended Kenyon College and Oregon State University and was a fellow at the Michener Center for Writers in Austin, Texas. His writing has appeared in The Oxford American, Little Star, and Crazyhorse. Among other things, he’s worked as a gardener, copywriter, teacher, and maintenance man. He lives in Oregon with his wife and daughter. The More They southern festival of books 2016

Southern Festival of Books 2016.indd 9

9

9/26/16 12:26 PM


Disappear is his first novel. The More They Disappear: A Novel Panel: Saturday, 10:00-11:30 am, LP Room 16; Sign: Saturday, 11:30-12:00 noon, Signing Colonnade

Sue Weaver Dunlap lives deep in the Southern Appalachian Mountains near Walland, Tennessee, where she and her husband live on and work a mountain cattle farm. Here, among wildlife, pets, and Angus cattle, she writes poetry, fiction, and memoir. Her poems have appeared in Appalachian Heritage, Appalachian Journal, Anthology of Appalachian Writers, and Southern Poetry Anthology, among other anthologies and journals. Her chapbook The Story Tender was released in 2014, and her full collection of poetry entitled Knead is forthcoming. Knead Panel: Saturday, 1:00-2:30 pm, NPL Conf Room 3; Sign: Saturday, 2:30-3:00 pm, Signing Colonnade Danielle Dutton’s fiction has appeared in

magazines such as Harper’s, BOMB, Fence, and Noon. She is the author of a collection of hybrid prose pieces, Attempts at a Life, which Daniel Handler in Entertainment Weekly called “indescribably beautiful,” and an experimental novel, S P R A W L, a finalist for the Believer Book Award. In 2015, she wrote the texts for Here Comes Kitty: A Comic Opera, an artists’ book with collages by Richard Kraft. Margaret the First: A Novel Panel: Saturday, 9:30-11:00 am, LP Room 31; Sign: Saturday, 11:00-11:30 am, Signing Colonnade

Helen Ellis is the acclaimed author of Eating

the Cheshire Cat. She is a poker player who competes on the national tournament circuit. Raised in Alabama, she lives with her husband in New York City. American Housewife: Stories Presentation: Saturday, 2:00-3:00 pm, LP Room 31; Sign: Saturday, 3:00-3:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

J.T. Ellison is a New York Times bestselling

author who writes dark psychological thrillers starring Nashville Homicide Lt. Taylor Jackson and medical examiner Dr. Samantha Owens, and pens the Nicholas Drummond series with #1 New York Times-bestselling author Catherine Coulter. Cohost of the premier literary television show, A Word on Words, Ellison lives in Nashville with her husband and twin kittens. Field of Graves (A Taylor Jackson Novel) No one Knows Presentation: Friday, 12:00-1:00 pm, LP Room 12; Sign: Friday, 1:00-1:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Ansley Erickson is assistant professor of

history and education at Teachers College, Columbia University. She lives in New York. Making the Unequal Metropolis: School Desegregation and Its Limits Panel: Sunday, 12:00-1:00 pm, Nashville Public Library Commons Room; Sign: Sunday, 1:00-1:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Lisa Erspamer is president of Lisa Erspamer Entertainment and Unleashed Media. Previously, Lisa served as chief creative officer and executive vice president of programming and development for OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, as well as co-executive producer at The Oprah Winfrey Show, where she produced hundreds of shows. The creator and co-author of A Letter to My Dog and A Letter to My Cat, Lisa lives with her dogs, Lily and Grace, in Los Angeles. A Letter to My Mom Presentation: Saturday, 10:00-11:00 am, NPL Conf. Room 1AB; Sign: Saturday, 11:00-12:00 noon, Signing Colonnade Laura Hendrix Ezell grew up in Alabama. She holds Masters degrees in Creative Writing and Library and Information Studies from the University of Alabama, where she served as Editor of Black Warrior Review. Her work has appeared in McSweeney’s, Kenyon Review, Mid-American Review, Moon City Review and other journals. Currently, she lives and works in Middle Tennessee. A Record of Our Debts Panel: Saturday, 11:30-1:00 pm, LP Room 29; Sign: Saturday, 1:00-1:30 pm, Signing Colonnade Suzanne Feldman, a recipient of the Missouri

Review Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize and a finalist for the Bakeless Prize in fiction, holds an MA in fiction from Johns Hopkins University and a BFA in art from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She is the author of award-winning science fiction titles like Speaking Dreams and The Annunciate, published under the pen name Severna Park. Her short fiction has appeared in Narrative, The Missouri

10

Review, Gargoyle, and other literary journals. She lives in Frederick, Maryland. Absalom’s Daughters Panel: Saturday, 10:00-11:00 am, NPL Banner Room Sign: 11:00-11:30 am, Signing Colonnade

A Novel Presentation: Saturday, 3:30-4:30 pm, War Memorial Auditorium; Sign: Saturday, 4:30-5:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

William Ferris is Joel R. Williamson Eminent

Mountains and has spent years kayaking the rivers and creeks of Tennessee, North Carolina, and West Virginia. She lives in Atlanta, where she teaches literature and runs loosecanon.com, a web service that fosters free choice reading in the classroom. Over the Plain Houses Panel: Saturday, 4:00-5:30 pm, NPL Auditorium; Sign: Saturday, 5:30-6:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

Professor of History and senior associate director of the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A former chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Ferris coedited the Encyclopedia of Southern Culture and is the author of The Storied South: Voices of Writers and Artists, and Give My Poor Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi Blues. Rolling Stone magazine has named him among the top ten professors in the United States. The South in Color: A Visual Journal Panel: Saturday, 11:00-12:00 noon, NPL Banner Room; Sign: Saturday, 12:0012:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Rien Fertel is a Louisiana-born and based

writer, historian, and teacher. He grew up in his family’s chain of restaurants across the country, and, after graduating from college, ran a grocery-deli in downtown New Orleans. Hurricane Katrina exiled him to New York, where he started writing about food. His work has appeared in Oxford American, Garden & Gun, Southern Living, Spirit, Saveur, The Local Palate, and many other publications. He holds a PhD in History, teaches in New Orleans, and divides his time between the banks of the Mississippi River and an old church in St. Martinville, Louisiana. The One True Barbecue: Fire, Smoke, and the Pitmasters Who Cook the Whole Hog Panel: Friday, 3:00-4:00 pm, LP Room 29; Sign: Friday, 4:00-4:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Susan Finch is an Assistant Professor of English at Belmont University. She writes both fiction and nonfiction, and her work has appeared in Carve, The Louisville Review, PANK Magazine, The Portland Review, among others. She has a PhD from Florida State University. Panel: Saturday, 11:30-12:30 pm, NPL Conf. Room 2; Sign: Saturday, 11:30-12:00 noon, Signing Colonnade Sean Patrick Flanery is an American actor

who was raised in a small town outside Houston, Texas. He has appeared in over 100 movies and television shows. He lives in Los Angeles, California, with his family, where he works in the entertainment industry, writes, and owns and operates a martial arts academy. Jane Two: A Novel Presentation: Saturday, 4:00-5:00 pm, Nashville Public Library Commons Room; Sign: Saturday, 5:00-5:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Kathy Flann‘s fiction has appeared in

Shenandoah, the North American Review, The Michigan Quarterly Review, New Stories from the South, and other publications. She won the Serena McDonald Kennedy Award and the AE Coppard Award, and has published a short story collection and novella. She has an MFA from UNC-Greensboro, and she served as fiction editor of The Greensboro Review. Get a Grip Panel: Saturday, 11:30-1:00 pm, LP Room 29; Sign: Saturday, 1:00-1:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Angela Flournoy is a graduate of the Iowa

Writers’ Workshop and the University of Southern California. Her fiction has appeared in the Paris Review, and she has written for the New Republic, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and other publications. She has taught writing at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She was raised by her mother from Los Angeles and her father from Detroit. The Turner House Panel: Sunday, 2:003:00 pm, LP Room 12; Sign: Sunday, 3:00-3:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Gayle Forman is a bestselling, award-winning

author of young adult novels. Leave Me is her first novel for adults. Her novel If I Stay won the 2009 NAIBA Book of the Year Award and was a 2010 Indie Choice Honor Award winner. The film adaptation of If I Stay was released in 2014. Forman is also a journalist whose articles have appeared in numerous publications, including Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, and Elle. She has visited more than forty countries and wrote a nonfiction book about her travels titled You Can’t Get There from Here: A Year on the Fringes of a Shrinking World. Forman lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and two daughters. Leave Me:

Julia Franks has roots in the Appalachian

Herb Frazier is the public relations and

marketing manager for Magnolia Plantation and Gardens near Charleston, S.C. He grew up in the Ansonborough public housing projects in Charleston and at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He has edited and reported for five daily newspapers in the South, including his hometown paper, The Post and Courier. In 1990, the South Carolina Press Association named him Journalist of the Year. Frazier studied journalism at the University of South Carolina and taught newswriting as a visiting lecturer at Rhodes University in South Africa. He is a former Michigan Journalism Fellow at the University of Michigan. We Are Charleston: Tragedy and Triumph at Mother Emmanuel Panel: Sunday, 3:00-4:00 pm, LP Room 31; Sign: Sunday, 4:00-4:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Sarah Freligh‘s work has appeared in many literary journals, including The Sun Magazine, Barn Owl Review,Brevity, Rattle, Cimarron Review, and Third Coast. Sort of Gone, a book of poems that follows the rise and fall of a fictional pitcher named Al Stepansky, was published by Turning Point Books in 2008 and featured on Garrison Keillor’s “Writer’s Almanac” and on the NPR syndicated show “Only a Game,” hosted by Bill Littlefield. Her chapbook, A Brief Natural History of an American Girl, won the Editor’s Choice Award from Accents Publishing. Among her awards are a 2009 poetry fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, a poetry grant from the Constance Saltonstall Foundation in 2006, and a grant from the New York State Council for the Arts in 1997. Sad Math Panel: Friday, 1:00-2:30 pm, LP Room 31; Sign: Friday, 2:30-3:00 pm, Signing Colonnade Valerie J. Frey bakes and she writes. She seeks stories of days gone by. Valerie J. Frey (pronounced “fry”) is a writer and archivist from Georgia with projects focusing on genealogy, local history, storytelling, material culture, and the everyday home life of our ancestors. Preserving Family Recipes: How to Save and Celebrate Your Food Traditions Panel: Sunday, 12:00-1:00 pm, LP Room 16; Sign: Sunday, 1:001:30 pm, Signing Colonnade Frye Gaillard is writer in residence at the

University of South Alabama and author of more than twenty books, including Cradle of Freedom: Alabama and the Movement That Changed America, which won the Lillian Smith Award for non-fiction, and Watermelon Wine: The Spirit of Country Music, also published by NewSouth Books. Gaillard has also received the Clarence Cason Award for Non-Fiction and the Alabama Library Association Book of the Year Award. He lives just south of Mobile, Alabama, with his wife, Nancy. Go South to Freedom Panel: Saturday, 10:00-11:00 am, NPL Conf Room 3; Sign: Saturday, 11:00-11:30 am, Signing Colonnade

Gary Gaston is the Associate Design Director of the Nashville Civic Design Center and a lecturer with the University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design. He is co-author of Moving Tennessee Forward: Models for Connecting Communities and executive producer of the 2012 NEA-funded documentary film Design Your Neighborhood. Shaping the Healthy Community: The Nashville Plan Presentation: Friday, 1:00-2:00 pm, LP Room 29; Sign: Friday, 2:00-2:30 pm, Signing Colonnade Volney P. Gay is a professor of religious studies,

psychiatry, and anthropology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Gay is the author of nine books. On the Pleasures of Owning Persons: The Hidden Face of American Slavery Panel: Friday, 12:00-1:00 pm, LP Room 29; Sign: Friday, 1:00-1:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Donna Gephart is the author of As if Being

12 3/4 Isn’t Bad Enough, My Mother Is Running for President, Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen, Death by Toilet Paper, and Lily and Dunkin. She lives in Jupiter, Florida, with her family. Lily and Dunkin Panel: Saturday, 12:30-2:30 pm, LP Room 16; Sign: Saturday, 2:30-3:00 pm, Signing Colonnade; Sign: Saturday, 2:30-3:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

Kelly Gilfillan is CEO and Executive Editor of

Home Page Media Group, where her team publishes four daily online news sites providing news to Brentwood, Franklin, Spring Hill, and Nolensville. Kelly sits on the national board of Local Independent Online News Publishers (LION), the Davis House Child Advocacy Center Board, and is involved with the Brentwood United Methodist Church. She is deeply involved with Civil War battlefield presentation. She is married with three daughters. Panel: Friday, 12:00-1:30 pm, Nashville Public Library Commons Room

Melissa Ginsburg was born and raised in Houston, Texas, and attended the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She is the author of the poetry collection, Dear Weather Ghost, and two poetry chapbooks, Arbor and Double Blind. She teaches creative writing and literature at the University of Mississippi in Oxford. Sunset City: A Novel Panel: Friday, 3:00-4:30 pm, LP Room 30; Sign: Friday, 4:30-5:00 pm, Signing Colonnade Beaird Glover grew up on a farm in rural Tennessee. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in creative writing from Evergreen State College. He is the author of Secret Ciphers of the 1876 Presidential Election. His poems have appeared in the New York Quarterly. His chapbook of poetry was selected by the Austin Chronicle as one of the Ten Best of 1994. He lives in New Orleans with his wife, Kim. Unconscious Knowledge Presentation: Saturday, 4:30-5:30 pm, NPL Conf Room 3; Sign: Saturday, 5:306:00 pm, Signing Colonnade Phyllis Gobbell co-authored A Season of

Darkness with Douglas Jones (Berkley, 2010) and An Unfinished Canvas with Michael Glasgow (Berkley, 2007). She is a contributor to the upcoming anthology, Masters of True Crime (Prometheus, to be released 2012). In addition, she has been published in literary journals and has received awards in fiction, including Tennessee’s Individual Artist Literary Award. Pursuit in Provence: A Jordan Mayfair Mystery Panel: Sunday, 12:00-1:30 pm, NPL Conf. Room 1AB; Sign: Sunday, 1:30-2:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

Annette Gordon-Reed is a professor of

law at New York Law School and a professor of history at Rutgers University. She is the author of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy and The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family. She lives in New York City. Most Blessed of the Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination Presentation: Sunday, 3:004:00 pm, NPL Conf. Room 1AB; Sign: Sunday, 4:00-4:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Cynthia Graubart is coauthor, with Nathalie

Dupree, of Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking, which won a James Beard Book Award for American Cooking. Among Graubart’s other books is Slow Cooking for Two. Panel: Friday, 12:00-1:00 pm, LP Room 31; Sign: Friday, 1:00-1:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Paul Griner‘s first book, the story collection Follow Me, was a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers pick. His next two books, the novels Collectors and The German Woman, have been published in half a dozen languages. His work has appeared in Ploughshares, Playboy, One Story, Tin House, Narrative, and Zoetrope, among others. He’s a Professor at the University of Louisville. Hurry Please I Want to Know Panel: Saturday, 10:0011:30 am, LP Room 29; Sign: Saturday, 11:30-12:00 noon, Signing Colonnade Winston Groom is the author of twenty previous books, including Forrest Gump, Conversations with the Enemy (Pulitzer Prize finalist), Shiloh 1862, and The Generals. He served in Vietnam with the Fourth Infantry Division and lives in Point Clear, Alabama. El Paso: A Novel Presentation: Saturday, 12:00-1:00 pm, LP Room 12; Sign: Saturday, 1:00-1:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

southern festival of books 2016

Southern Festival of Books 2016.indd 10

9/26/16 12:26 PM


store k o o B n w idto M s ' e l l i v h s Na Ave. d n E t s e 2501 W

5 T A S R 5 YEA T L I B R VANDE southern festival of books 2016

Southern Festival of Books 2016.indd 11

11

9/26/16 12:26 PM


Peter Guralnick has written extensively on

American music and musicians. His books include the prize-winning Elvis Presley two-part biography Last Train to Memphis and Careless Love; an acclaimed trilogy on American roots music, Sweet Soul Music, Lost Highway and Feel Like Going Home; the biographical inquiry Searching for Robert Johnson; the novel Nighthawk Blues; and Dream Boogie, a biography of Sam Cooke. Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented ‘Rock n Roll’ Presentation: Saturday, 1:00-2:00 pm, NPL Auditorium; Sign: Saturday, 2:00-2:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Yaa Gyasi was born in Ghana and raised in

Huntsville, Alabama. She holds a BA in English from Stanford University and an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she held a Dean’s Graduate Research Fellowship. She lives in Berkeley, California. Homegoing: A Novel Panel: Saturday, 9:30-11:00 am, NPL Auditorium; Sign: Saturday, 11:00-11:30 am, Signing Colonnade; Presentation: Saturday, 4:00-5:00 pm, NPL Conf. Room 1AB; Sign: Saturday, 5:00-5:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Margaret Peterson Haddix is the author

His poems appear in The Southern Review, Hudson Review, Poetry Northwest, North American Review, and elsewhere. Small Revolution Panel: Saturday, 1:00-2:30 pm, NPL Conf Room 3; Sign: Saturday, 2:303:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

Century in Photographs.” He has been married since 1967, and has three sons and five grandchildren. When I Was a Kid./ Yesterdays Panel: Friday, 2:003:00 pm, LP Room 12; Sign: Friday, 3:00-3:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Karen Harrington was born and raised in

Jerry Henderson After completing a PhD at

Texas, where she still lives with her husband, children and one sneaky dog. Mayday Panel: Saturday, 12:302:30 pm, LP Room 16; Sign: Saturday, 2:30-3:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

John Hart is the only author in history to win

the best novel Edgar Award for consecutive novels. John has also won the Barry Award, the Southern Independent Bookseller’s Award for Fiction, the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award and the North Carolina Award for Literature. His novels have been translated into thirty languages and can be found in over seventy countries. A former defense attorney and stockbroker, John spends his time in North Carolina and Virginia, where he writes full-time. Redemption Road: A Novel Presentation: Friday, 2:30-3:30 pm, NPL Conf. Room 1AB; Sign: Friday, 3:30-4:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

of many critically and popularly acclaimed YA and middle grade novels, including The Missing series and the Shadow Children series. A graduate of Miami University (of Ohio), she worked for several years as a reporter for The Indianapolis News. She also taught at the Danville (Illinois) Area Community College. She lives with her family in Columbus, Ohio. Children in Exile Panel: Saturday, 12:30-2:30 pm, LP Room 16; Sign: Saturday, 2:30-3:00 pm, Signing Colonnade; Sign: Saturday, 2:30-3:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

Kristy Woodson Harvey holds a degree

Becky Hagenston is the author of A Gram

collection You Are Not a Stranger Here, Pulitzer Prize winner and National Book Award finalist, and the novel Union Atlantic, winner of the Lambda Literary Award and shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize. His books have been translated into eighteen languages. He has received the Berlin Prize from the American Academy in Berlin, the PEN/Malamud Award, and fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundations. He lives in New York City. Imagine Me Gone: A Novel Panel: Saturday, 9:3011:00 am, NPL Auditorium; Sign: Saturday, 11:00-11:30 am, Signing Colonnade; Panel: Saturday, 2:30-3:30 pm, NPL Auditorium; Sign: Saturday, 3:30-4:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

of Mars, which won the Mary McCarthy Prize, and Strange Weather, which won the Spokane Prize for Short Fiction. Scavengers was chosen by Benjamin Percy as the winner of the Permafrost Book Prize. She is associate professor of English at Mississippi State University. Scavengers: Stories Panel: Friday, 2:003:00 pm, NPL Conf Room 3; Sign: Friday, 3:00-3:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Christine Hale prose has appeared in Hippocampus, Arts & Letters, Prime Number, Shadowgraph, and The Sun, among other literary journals. Her debut novel, Basil’s Dream (Livingston Press 2009), received honorable mention in the 2010 Library of Virginia Literary Awards. Hale has been a finalist for the Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers and the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award. Presently, she teaches in the Antioch University-Los Angeles Low-Residency MFA Program as well as the Great Smokies Writing Program. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina. A Piece of Sky, A Grain of Rice: A Memoir in Four Meditations Panel: Sunday, 12:00-1:00 pm, NPL Conf. Room 2; Sign: Sunday, 1:00-1:30 pm, Signing Colonnade Shirley Hall is a children’s author. Her books

include The Adventures of Jumper Jane and The Adventures of Molly the Mouse. The Adventures of Molly the Mouse Panel: Friday, 3:30-4:30 pm, NPL Conf. Room 1AB; Sign: Friday, 4:30-5:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

Bill Haltom has been a columnist for numerous

publications for nearly 30 years. He has been the chair of the editorial board for 4 journals including the ABA Journal, the official publication of the American Bar Association, and the Tennessee Bar Journal. He has written six books on topics ranging from seersucker to civility. Milk and Sugar: The Complete Book of Seersucker Panel: Friday, 2:00-3:00 pm, LP Room 30; Sign: Friday, 3:00-3:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

in journalism and mass communications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a masters in English from East Carolina University. She writes about interior design and loves connecting with readers. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and three-year-old son. Lies and Other Acts of Love Panel: Saturday, 4:00-5:30 pm, LP Room 12; Sign: Saturday, 5:30-6:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

Adam Haslett is the author of the short story

Maria Dahvana Headley is a memoirist,

novelist, and editor, most recently of the novel Queen of Kings and the New York Times bestselling anthology Unnatural Creatures (co-editor with Neil Gaiman). As the author of the work of short fiction “The Traditional,” she has been nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award. She lives in Brooklyn with a seven-foot stuffed crocodile and a collection of star charts from the 1700s. Aerie Panel: Saturday, 3:305:00 pm, LP Room 30; Sign: Saturday, 5:00-5:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Christopher J. Hebert is the author of the novel The Boiling Season, winner of the 2013 Friends of American Writers Award. His short fiction and nonfiction have appeared in such publications as FiveChapters, Cimmaron Review, Narrative, Interview, and The Millions. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and is editor-at-large for the University of Michigan Press. Hebert is currently the Jack E. Reese Writer-in-Residence at the University of Tennessee Libraries and lives in Knoxville, Tennessee. Angels of Detroit: A Novel Panel: Sunday, 2:00-3:00 pm, LP Room 12; Sign: Sunday, 3:00-3:30 pm, Signing Colonnade Allison Adelle Hedge Coke is a founding

reporter for the Center for Public Integrity, he received the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for his series, Breathless and Burdened, describing how the coal mining industry beat back miners’ claims for black lung health benefits. Panel: Saturday, 4:00-5:30 pm, NPL Banner Room

faculty member of the Vermont College of Fine Arts’ full-residency MFA in Writing and Publishing Program, where she teaches poetry, creative nonfiction, and publishing. Her honors include an American Book Award, an Independent Publisher Book Award, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers’ Circle of the Americas. Streaming: Poems Panel: Sunday, 3:00-4:00 pm, NPL Conf Room 3; Sign: Sunday, 4:00-4:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Jeff Hardin teaches at Columbia State

Tom Henderson is the nostalgic columnist for

Chris Hamby is a reporter for Buzzfeed. While a

Community College and is the author of two chapbooks and one collection of poems, Fall Sanctuary, recipient of the Nicholas Roerich Prize.

12

the throwback Nashville newspaper, The Retrospect, and was a contributor and on-screen personality for the WNPT television series “Nashville: The 20th

Louisiana State University, Jerry Henderson spent his entire career acting, directing and teaching. He is a retired Professor of Theater from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. Here & Now, Then & There: A Collection of Stories Panel: Sunday, 2:00-3:00 pm, NPL Conf. Room 2; Sign: Sunday, 3:00-3:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Robert Hicks is the New York Times bestselling

author of the novels The Widow of the South and A Separate Country. The Orphan Mother: A Novel Presentation: Saturday, 11:00-12:00 noon, LP Room 12; Sign: Saturday, 12:00-12:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Adam Hochschild is the author of seven books. King Leopold’s Ghost was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, as was his recent To End All Wars. His Bury the Chains was a finalist for the National Book Award and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and PEN USA Literary Award. He lives in Berkeley, California. Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939 Presentation: Saturday, 2:00-3:00 pm, LP Room 31; Sign: Saturday, 3:00-3:30 pm, Signing Colonnade Arlie Russell Hochschild is a professor

Emerita of sociology at the University of California Berkeley. She explores the many ways humans manage emotions in personal life. Hochschild also explores emotional labor in the American workplace and around the globe. Her most recent research focuses on the rise of the American Right ­— the topic of Strangers in their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right. Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right Presentation: Saturday, 11:00-12:00 noon, LP Room 31; Sign: Saturday, 12:0012:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Michelle Hoover is the Fannie Hurst Writer-

in-Residence at Brandeis University and teaches at GrubStreet, where she leads the Novel Incubator program. She is a 2014 NEA Fellow and has been a Writer-in-Residence at Bucknell University, a MacDowell Fellow, and a winner of the PEN/New England Discovery Award. Her debut, The Quickening, was a 2010 Massachusetts Book Award “Must Read”. Her second novel, Bottomland, will be published by Grove/Atlantic in March 2016. She is a native of Iowa and lives in Boston. Bottomland Panel: Sunday, 2:00-3:30 pm, LP Room 29; Sign: Sunday, 3:30-4:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

Randall Horton is the recipient of the

Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award, the Bea Gonzalez Poetry Award, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Literature. He serves on the board of directors for Pen America’s Pen Prison Writing Program and teaches at the University of New Haven. He lives in Harlem, New York. Hook: A Memoir Panel: Saturday, 3:00-4:00 pm, LP Room 31; Sign: Saturday, 4:00-4:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

the 2013 PEN New England Award for Poetry. Dream Sender: Poems Panel: Saturday, 11:30-12:30 pm, NPL Conf. Room 2; Sign: Saturday, 11:30-12:00 noon, Signing Colonnade

Tim Huebner is Irma O. Sternberg Professor of History at Rhodes College in Memphis. His books include The Southern Judicial Tradition: State Judges and Sectional Distinctiveness, 1790-1890 and The Taney Court: Justice, Rulings, and Legacy. Liberty and Union: The Civil War and American Constitutionalism Panel: Sunday, 3:00-4:00 pm, NPL Banner Room; Sign: Sunday, 4:00-4:30 pm, Signing Colonnade Shaun David Hutchinson is the author of numerous books for young adults, including The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley, which won the Florida Book Awards’ Gold Medal in the Young Adult category and was named to the ALA’s 2015 Rainbow Book List, the anthology Violent Ends, which received a starred review from VOYA, and We Are the Ants, which received five starred reviews and was named a best book of January 2016 by Amazon.com, Kobo. com, Publishers Weekly, and iBooks. He lives in South Florida with his partner and adorably chubby dog. We are the Ants Panel: Saturday, 1:00-2:00 pm, LP Room 30; Sign: Saturday, 2:00-2:30 pm, Signing Colonnade Juyanne James holds a BA and MFA in English literature and an MFA in writing. She has been a teacher for ten years, including nine years at Our Lady of Holy Cross College in New Orleans. Her stories and essays have been published in The Louisville Review and elsewhere. She has been included in the New Stories from the South anthology. She has also been nominated for the Pushcart Prize three times. The Persimmon Trail and Other Stories Panel: Friday, 3:304:30 pm, NPL Conf. Room 2; Sign: Friday, 4:30-5:00 pm, Signing Colonnade Michael Jarrett is professor of English at Penn State University, York, though much of his life has been spent in record stores (where he completed his education). Pressed for All Time: Producing the Great Jazz Albums from Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday to Miles Davis and Diana Krall Panel: Friday, 12:00-1:30 pm, NPL Banner Room; Sign: Friday, 1:30-2:00 pm, Signing Colonnade Milinda Jay is an eighth-generation Florida

native. She likes to reimagine the family secrets that helped forge a unique culture out of the hot, mosquitoridden Panhandle. Jay teaches Creative Writing at Florida State University Panama City. Annie Laura’s Triumph: A Novel Panel: Saturday, 10:00-11:00 am, NPL Banner Room Sign: 11:00-11:30 am, Signing Colonnade

Katherine Jeffrey is a freelance editor and writer, and an independent scholar. Though her first short story (age 12) was entitled “Drummer at Vicksburg,” she had no idea she would one day be writing a serious book about the American Civil War. A transplanted Canadian, Katherine now lives in central Texas with her husband David. Two Civil Wars: The Curious Shared Journal of a Baton Rouge Schoolgirl and a Union Sailor on the USS Essex Panel: Friday, 2:30-3:30 pm, NPL Conf. Room 2; Sign: Friday, 3:304:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

Workshop at the University of Iowa, and then pursued a career in marketing and publishing. His fiction has appeared in the Virginia Quarterly Review, Sewanee Review, Gettysburg Review, and other publications. He has also taught essay writing, fiction writing, and literature at Harvard University, Simmons College, the University of Iowa, the University of Virginia, and Elon University. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. Forsaken Panel: Saturday, 10:00-11:00 am, LP Room 31; Sign: Saturday, 11:00-11:30 am, Signing Colonnade

Christine Kendall has been published in Niche Literary Magazine. She studied children’s literature at the Southampton Writers Conference, and was nameed a semi-finalist in the 2014 River Styx Micro-fiction Conest. Before becoming an author, she worked in the field law firm talent management, where she coordinated the NAACP 50th anniversary commemoration of the historic “Brown v. Board of Education” decision. Riding Chance is her first novel. She lives in Philadelphia, PA. Riding Chance Panel: Saturday, 3:30-5:00 pm, LP Room 29; Sign: Saturday, 4:30-5:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

David Huddle taught for thirty-eight years at

Ibram X. Kendi is an assistant professor of

Ross Howell earned an MFA in the Writers’

the University of Vermont, then served three years as Distinguished Visiting Professor of Creative Writing at Hollins University. Huddle’s writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The American Scholar, Esquire, Harper’s, The Georgia Review, and in many other publications. His novel Nothing Can Make Me Do This won the 2012 Library of Virginia Award for Fiction, and his collection Black Snake at the Family Reunion won

African American history at the University of Florida. He authored the award-winning book, The Black Campus Movement: Black Students and the Racial Reconstitution of Higher Education, 1965-1972. He has received research fellowships, grants, and visiting appointments from a variety of universities, foundations, professional associations, and libraries. Before entering academia, he worked as a journalist.

southern festival of books 2016

Southern Festival of Books 2016.indd 12

9/26/16 12:27 PM


A frequent public speaker, Kendi has contributed commentaries to a number of publications, including Salon, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Signature, The Huffington Post, and The Root. He lives in Gainesville, Florida. Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America Presentation: Saturday, 2:00-3:00 pm, Nashville Public Library Commons Room; Sign: Saturday, 3:00-3:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Sherrilyn Kenyon is a regular in the #1 spot.

This extraordinary bestseller continues to top every genre in which she writes. More than sixty million copies of her books are in print in more than one hundred countries. Her current series include The Dark-Hunters, The League, and Chronicles of Nick. Her Chronicles of Nick and Dark-Hunter series are soon to be major motion pictures. Dragonmark: A Dark-Hunter Novel Presentation: Saturday, 2:00-3:00 pm, War Memorial Auditorium; Sign: Saturday, 3:003:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Brendan Kiely received his MFA from City College of New York. He is the author, with Jason Reynolds, of the Coretta Scott King Author Honor book All American Boys. His debut novel, The Gospel of Winter, has been published in eight languages, selected as one of the American Library Association’s Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults 2015, and was a Kirkus Reviews selection for the Best of 2014. Originally from the Boston area, he now lives with his wife in Greenwich Village. The Last True Love Story Panel: Saturday, 2:00-3:30 pm, LP Room 30; Sign: Saturday, 3:30-4:00 pm, Signing Colonnade Wallace King is the author of two previous novels, The True Life Story of Isobel Roundtree and Maybelleen. After moving from New York to Los Angeles, she became a screenwriter; Edenland marks her return to fiction. Edenland Panel: Friday, 1:00-2:00 pm, LP Room 30; Sign: Friday, 2:00-2:30 pm, Signing Colonnade Hank Klibanoff teaches nonfiction writing, history and ethics at Emory University in Atlanta, a position he took after a 36 year run as a newspaper reporter and editor in Mississippi, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago and Atlanta. He is co-author, with Gene Roberts, of The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation, which won the Pulitzer Prize in history in 2007. Klibanoff serves as director of the Georgia Civil Rights Cold Cases Project at Emory University (coldcases. emory.edu), for which undergraduates are examining Georgia and Southern history through the prism of unsolved or unpunished racially motivated murders that occurred during the modern civil rights era. The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation Presentation: Saturday, 1:00-2:00 pm, NPL Auditorium; Sign: Saturday, 2:00-2:30 pm, Signing Colonnade; Panel: Saturday, 4:00-5:30 pm, NPL Banner Room; Sign: Saturday, 5:30-6:00 pm, Signing Colonnade Carole Brown Knuth is a native of South

Carolina. She holds a PhD in English literature and taught at Buffalo State College for over thirty years. Now retired from academe, she is a Reiki Master Teacher and Practitioner who works primarily with cancer patients. She resides in Buffalo, New York. When the Morning Breaks: Joy for the Journey Panel: Friday, 3:30-4:30 pm, NPL Conf. Room 1AB; Sign: Friday, 4:30-5:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

Ariel Lawhon is the co-founder of the popular blog “SheReads.” She lives with her husband and four sons. Flight of Dreams Panel: Saturday, 2:003:30 pm, LP Room 29; Sign: Saturday, 3:00-3:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Odie Lindsey is a veteran whose stories have

appeared in Best American Short Stories, the Iowa Review, Columbia, and the anthology Forty Stories, among others. We Come to Our Senses: Stories Panel: Saturday, 10:00-11:00 am, NPL Common Room; Sign: Saturday, 11:00-11:30 am, Signing Colonnade

Emery Lord is the author of Open Road

Summer and The Start of Me and You. She lives in a pink row house in Cincinnati, with a husband, two rescue dogs, and a closet full of impractical shoes.

When We Collided Panel: Sunday, 1:00-2:00 pm, NPL Conf. Room 2; Sign: Sunday, 2:00-2:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

AppeAring At Southern FeStivAl oF BookS

Denton Loving is the author of the poetry

collection Crimes Against Birds (Main Street Rag) and editor of Seeking Its Own Level, an anthology of writings about water (MotesBooks). He’s also an editor at Drafthorse Literary Journal. Crimes Against Birds Panel: Sunday, 12:00-1:00 pm, NPL Conf Room 3; Sign: Sunday, 1:00-1:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Beverly Lowry is the author of six novels and three previous works of nonfiction. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Mississippi Review, Granta, and many other publications. She has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Texas Institute of Letters, and the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters. She lives in Austin, Texas. Who Killed These Girls? Cold Case: The Yogurt Shop Murders Panel: Saturday, 11:00-12:00 noon, NPL Conf. Room 1AB; Sign: Saturday, 11:00-11:30 am, Signing Colonnade Margaret Luongo is associate professor

of English at Miami University in Ohio, where she teaches creative writing and contemporary fiction. She is the author of If the Heart is Lean, and her work has appeared in Tin House, The Cincinnati Review, Granta, and the Pushcart Prize anthology, among other publications. History of Art: Stories Panel: Saturday, 10:00-11:30 am, LP Room 29; Sign: Saturday, 11:30-12:00 noon, Signing Colonnade

Dorothy Padgett Friday—Authors in the Round Dinner Saturday - 1 pm LP30

Milinda Jay

Saturday - 1 pm LP31

Angie Macri was born and raised in Southern

Schedule Subject to Change

Visit booths #13-14 and discover more great Southern writers Great Selection & Deals

866-895-1472 toll-free

CRIMESONG: TRUE CRIME STORIES FROM SOUTHERN MURDER BALLADS, RICHARD H. UNDERWOOD

Beth Macy is the author of the New York Times

be “ripped from today’s

director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at the University of South Carolina. He is the author of three books of poetry and editor of Out Loud: The Best of Rainbow Radio. Ark Panel: Friday, 12:00-1:00 pm, NPL Conf. Room 2; Sign: Friday, 1:00-1:30 pm, Signing Colonnade; Panel: Saturday, 10:00-11:00 am, NPL Conf. Room 2; Sign: Saturday, 11:00-11:30 am, Signing Colonnade

Daniel Mallock grew up within walking

distance of Peace Field, the home of John and Abigail Adams. Daniel was a member of the Civil War Round Table of Greater Boston and the Quincy Historical Society. He attended Ripon College and Brandeis University and has published articles in

NEW TRUE CRIME BOOK SINGS OF MURDER, MAYHEM, MUSIC

This compelling investigation of the

Ed Madden is associate professor of English and

Fiction ∙ Poetry Biography ∙ Memoir Religion ∙ Philosophy History ∙ Civil War History African American Studies Appalachian Studies Southern Studies

www.mupress.org

Illinois, where her mother’s family has lived for two centuries. Her poems have been included in journals including Arts and Letters, Cimarron Review, New Madrid, and the Southern Review. Her chapbook Fear Nothing of the Future or the Past, was published by Finishing Line Press. An Arkansas Arts Council fellow, she lives in Hot Springs. Underwater Panther Panel: Saturday, 4:30-5:30 pm, NPL Conf. Room 2; Sign: Saturday, 5:30-6:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

bestseller, Factory Man. Her work has appeared in national magazines and newspapers and The Roanoke Times, where her reporting has won more than a dozen national awards, including a Nieman Fellowship for Journalism at Harvard and the Lukas Prize from the Columbia School of Journalism. She lives in Roanoke, Virginia. Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother’s Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South Presentation: Saturday, 10:00-11:00 am, LP Room 31 Sign: 11:00-11:30 am, Signing Colonnade

Saturday - 11 am LP31

See festival schedule for details

Josh MacIvor-Andersen is the author of

the memoir On Heights & Hunger, and the editor of Rooted, An Anthology of Arboreal Nonfiction, both forthcoming from Outpost19. His essays, reviews, and reportage have won numerous awards and two nominations for the Pushcart Prize, and can be found in journals and magazines such as Gulf Coast, Paris Review Daily, Fourth Genre, Arts and Letters, Sycamore Review, and The Northwest Review, among others. He is currently at work on a collection of meditations on the dynamics of arrival, and striving daily, sometimes hourly, to explain the nuances of figurative versus literal rhetoric to his two children, both under five, who actually kind of get it. On Heights and Hunger Panel: Saturday, 3:30-5:00 pm, LP Room 16; Sign: Saturday, 5:00-5:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

William Rawlings

gripping true crimes behind American ballads dispels myths and legends and brings to life a cast of loathsome and innocent characters, shadowy history, courtroom dramas, and true-life tales that could headlines.” CrimeSong is filled with 90 captioned illustrations, including a map, artists’ illustrations, court documents, and photographs.

Visit our booth at the Southern Festival of Books. Chat with the author and discover more about these gripping Southern ballads and true crimes. Enjoy a 20% conference discount and a bonus gift with book purchase!

Richard H. Underwood is the W. L. Mathews Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law.

CrimeSong is “a fascinating delightful, and important contribution to Southern history, literature, and culture.” —Gurney Norman, American writer P.O. Box 910913, Lexington, KY 40591 • info@smpbooks.com www.facebook.com/smpbooks • www.smpbooks.com An independent publisher for independent thinkers. Engage your mind! Celebrate the written word!

southern festival of books 2016

Southern Festival of Books 2016.indd 13

13

9/26/16 12:27 PM


North and South. He lives with his family and several cats. Agony and Eloquence: John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and a World of Revolution Panel: Sunday, 3:00-4:00 pm, NPL Banner Room; Sign: Sunday, 4:004:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Jean M. Malone is a librarian, author of three All-Aboard Readers for Penguin, and a former Nashville Zoo volunteer. Dexter the Very Good Goat Panel: Sunday, 2:00-3:00 pm, NPL Auditorium; Sign: Sunday, 3:00-3:30 pm, Signing Colonnade Kerri Maniscalco grew up in a semi-haunted

house outside New York City, where her fascination with gothic settings began. In her spare time she reads everything she can get her hands on, cooks all kinds of food with her family and friends, and drinks entirely too much tea while discussing life’s finer points with her cats. Her debut novel incorporates her love of forensic science and unsolved history. Stalking Jack the Ripper Panel: Sunday, 2:30-3:30 pm, LP Room 30; Sign: Sunday, 3:30-4:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

John C. Mannone has more than 450 works in

Windhover, Artemis, Southern Poetry Anthology, Still: The Journal, Town Creek Poetry, and others. Author of two literary poetry collections, Apocalypse and Disabled Monsters, he’s the poetry editor for Silver Blade and for Abyss & Apex. Disabled Monsters Panel: Saturday, 4:30-5:30 pm, NPL Conf. Room 2; Sign: Saturday, 5:30-6:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

Andrew Maraniss is formerly the associate director of media relations at the Vanderbilt athletic department and the first-ever media relations manager for the Tampa Bay Rays. Maraniss was a partner at McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations before embarking on a full-time writing career. Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South Panel: Sunday, 12:001:00 pm, NPL Room 31; Sign: Sunday, 1:00-1:30 pm, Signing Colonnade Amelia Martens is the author of the chapbooks

Purgatory (winner of the Spring 2010 Black River Chapbook competition, published by Black Lawrence Press in 2012), Clatter, and A Series of Faults. Her poems have appeared in such journals as Cold Mountain Review, The Connecticut Review, and The Madison Review, among others. Martens received an MFA in Creative Writing from Indiana University and lives in Paducah, Kentucky, where she teaches at West Kentucky Community and Technical College. The Spoons in the Grass Are There to Dig a Moat Panel: Sunday, 2:00-3:00 pm, NPL Conf Room 3; Sign: Sunday, 3:00-3:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Lee Martin is the author of the Pulitzer Prize

finalist The Bright Forever, as well as a novel, Quakertown; a story collection, The Least You Need to Know; and two memoirs, From Our House and Turning Bones. He has won a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction, a Lawrence Foundation Award, and the Glenna Luschei Prize. He lives in Columbus, Ohio, where he directs the creative writing program at Ohio State University. Late One Night: A Novel Presentation: Friday, 1:30-2:30 pm, NPL Commons Room; Sign: Friday, 2:30-3:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

Clay Matthews has published two previous

full-length collections: Superfecta and Runoff. He has also been published in journals such as The American Poetry Review, Willow Springs, Black Warrior Review, Gulf Coast, New Orleans Review, and elsewhere. He completed his Ph.D. in creative writing at Oklahoma State in 2008, and is now teaching at Tusculum College, where he also edits poetry for The Tusculum Review. Shore Panel: Saturday, 1:00-2:30 pm, NPL Conf Room 3; Sign: Saturday, 2:30-3:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

Kristi Maxwell recently joined the English department at the University of Louisville as an assistant professor of creative writing and literature. She is the author of Realm Sixty-four , Hush Sessions, and PLAN/K . She received a PhD in Creative Writing and Literature from the University of Cincinnati and an MFA in Poetry from the University of Arizona. That Our Eyes Be Rigged Panel: Sunday, 3:00-4:00 pm, NPL Conf Room 3; Sign: Sunday, 4:00-4:30 pm, Signing Colonnade 14

James Davis May is originally from Pittsburgh, and now lives in the Georgia mountains. His poems have appeared in Five Points, the Missouri Review, New England Review, New Ohio Review, New Republic, Rattle, and The Southern Review, among others. He is married to poet Chelsea Rathburn. Unquiet Things Panel: Sunday, 3:30-4:30 pm, NPL Commons Room; Sign: Sunday, 4:30-5:00 pm, Signing Colonnade June Hall McCash is the author of eight

nonfiction books and two historical novels. Her debut novel, Almost to Eden, won the Georgia Author of the Year Award for First Novel, while her novel Plum Orchard won the 2013 Georgia Author of the Year Award for Best Novel. She is also a published poet and has completed workshops with former U.S. Poet Laureates Mark Strand and Billy Collins. She was the founding director of the MTSU Honors Program and chair of the University’s Department of Foreign Languages. Marguerite’s Landing: A Novel of Jekyll Island Panel: Friday, 2:30-4:00 pm, LP Room 16; Sign: Friday, 4:00-4:30 pm, Signing Colonnade; Panel: Sunday, 1:00-2:30 pm, LP Room 30; Sign: Sunday, 2:303:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

Holly McClure founded Sullivan Maxx Literary Agency and represented authors of fiction and non fiction until the agency was acquired by Lexium Talent and Entertainment where she is still a consultant. Her writing is literary with a touch of the supernatural. Conjour Panel: Sunday, 12:00-1:30 pm, NPL Conf Room 1AB Sign: 1:30-2:00 pm, Signing Colonnade Sharyn McCrumb is the New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Ballad novels. She has received numerous honors for her work, including the Mary Frances Hobson Prize for Southern Literature, the AWA Book of the Year, and Notable Books in both the New York Times and LA Times. She was also named a “Virginia Woman of History” for Achievement in Literature. She lives and writes in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, fewer than one hundred miles from where her family settled in 1790. Prayers the Devil Answers: A Novel Presentation: Saturday, 2:00-3:00 pm, LP Room 12; Sign: Saturday, 3:00-3:30 pm, Signing Colonnade James L. McDonough is a retired professor

of history from Auburn University. He is the author of numerous books on the Civil War. William Tecumseh Sherman: In the Service of My Country: A Life Presentation: Friday, 12:00-1:00 pm, NPL Conf. Room 1AB; Sign: Friday, 1:00-1:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum is an

award-winning freelance editor, writer, writing coach, and lecturer of Creative Writing and English at the University of Colorado. He is founder of the Colorado Writers’ Workshop, founder and editorin-chief of PoemoftheWeek.org, founder and editor of The Floodgate Poetry Series, and editor of two anthologies. His first book of poems, Ghost Gear, was a finalist for the Miller Williams Prize, the Colorado Book Award, and an INDIEFAB. The Floodgate Poetry Series: Volume 3 Panel: Saturday, 3:30-4:30 pm, NPL Conf Room 3; Sign: Saturday, 4:30-5:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

Celeste Fletcher McHale is a writer from

Louisiana who relies heavily on real life experience as material. Her first novel, Save Us A Seat, is based on a true story about herself and her two best friends. The story follows the trio in their late twenties for an eighteen month period . The Secret to Hummingbird Cake Panel: Saturday, 4:00-5:30 pm, LP Room 12; Sign: Saturday, 5:30-6:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

Jay McInerney is the author of seven previous novels, a collection of short stories and three collections of essays on wine. He lives in New York City and Bridgehampton, New York. Bright, Precious Days: A Novel Presentation: Saturday, 1:00-2:00 pm, NPL Conf. Room 1AB; Sign: Saturday, 2:00-2:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Michael T. McRay received a Master’s in

Philosophy, Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation from Trinity College of Dublin at Belfast. He is a writer, advocate, adjunct professor, and storyteller. He was a volunteer prison chaplain before being banned

for organizing, is the cofounder of No Exceptions Prison Collective, and is founder/cohost of Tenx9 Nashville Storytelling. He is the author of “Letters from Apartheid Street.” Where the River Bends: Considering Forgiveness in the Lives of Prisoners Panel: Saturday, 3:00-4:00 pm, LP Room 31; Sign: Saturday, 4:00-4:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Sandra Meek is the author of five books of

poems. Her poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, Agni, The Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, Poetry, Conjunctions, and The Iowa Review, among others. A recipient of a 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry and the 2015 Lucille Medwick Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, she has twice been awarded Georgia Author of the Year. An Ecology Of Elsewhere Panel: Sunday, 3:00-4:00 pm, NPL Conf Room 3; Sign: Sunday, 4:00-4:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Shannon Messenger graduated from

the USC School of Cinematic Arts where she learned—among other things—that she liked watching movies much better than making them. She’s studied art, screenwriting, and television production, but realized her real passion was writing for kids and teens. She is the author of the middle grade series Keeper of the Lost Cities and the Sky Fall series for young adults. She lives in Southern California with her husband and an embarrassing number of cats. Let the Wind Rise Panel: Sunday, 12:00-1:00 pm, LP Room 30; Sign: Sunday, 1:00-1:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Jason Miller is half of the Miller Brothers writing

team, creators of the critically acclaimed graphic novel Redball 6. He lives in Nashville. Red Dog: A Slim in Little Egypt Mystery Presentation: Sunday, 12:00-1:00 pm, LP Room 29; Sign: Sunday, 1:00-1:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Pat Zietlow Miller is a children’s book lover

and the creative force behind the blog Read, Write, Repeat, where she reviews books for young readers. Sophie’s Squash, her first picture book, is based on a true story- her own daughter, Sonia, once loved a squash. Sophie’s Squash Goes to School Panel: Sunday, 2:00-3:00 pm, NPL Auditorium; Sign: Sunday, 3:00-3:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Joseph Millichap, professor emeritus of English at Western Kentucky University, has taught and published widely in American and Southern literature, art, and culture. He is the author of eight books, including Robert Penn Warren after Audubon: the Work of Aging and the Quest for Transcendence in His Later Poetry, and more than one hundred articles and essays. The Language of Vision: Photography and Southern Literature in the 1930s and After Panel: Saturday, 11:00-12:00 noon, NPL Banner Room; Sign: Saturday, 12:00-12:30 pm, Signing Colonnade Michele Moore’s acclaimed The Cigar Factory tells the story of entwined African American and white families, who come to join forces, creating a powerful moment in labor history, that gave rise to the anthem We Shall Overcome. “A book that takes chances with language...where the truth of language and the truth of lives hold equal sway,” wrote Pat Conroy in an eloquent preface to the novel. Michele Moore’s previous writings have won awards and grants, been read on public radio, and published in literary magazines. She wrote and co-directed a performance based on The Cigar Factory, performed at Spoleto Festival 2016. Panel: Friday, 3:30-4:30 pm, NPL Conf. Room 2; Sign: Friday, 4:30-5:00 pm, Signing Colonnade Meg Mitchell Moore is the author of the novels The Arrivals and So Far Away. She worked for several years as a journalist for a variety of publications. She lives in Newburyport, Massachusetts, with her husband and three daughters. The Admissions Panel: Friday, 1:30-2:30 pm, LP Room 16; Sign: Friday, 2:30-3:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

Amanda K. Morgan lives in Nashville

and is the author of After Hours under the name Claire Kennedy. As a freelance writer, she covers events and works as a technical writer when she isn’t working on her YA novels. She headed up “Do The Write Thing” for Nashville Project (with co-organizers/authors

Victoria Schwab and Myra McEntire), which tapped some of the biggest authors, editors, and agents in the industry for an online auction that raised over $70,000 for Midsouth flood relief. Secrets, Lies and Scandals Panel: Sunday, 2:30-3:30 pm, NPL Commons Room; Sign: Sunday, 3:30-4:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

R.B. Morris is the poet laureate of Knoxville, Tennessee. He is a published poet and playwright and a renowned songwriter, recording artist, and performer. He was inducted into the East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame in 2009. He has been described as a “cross between a rural Tom Waits and an urban Woody Guthrie.” His songs have been recorded by John Prine, Marianne Faithfull and others, and his Zeke And The Wheel album was nominated for Americana Album of the Year by the American Association of Independent Merchandisers. He has also toured with Lucinda Williams and Steve Earle, and been on various Americana compilation albums. Who is This Man: Ali Akbar A.K.A. Horace Pittman Presentation: Saturday, 1:00-2:00 pm, NPL Banner Room; Sign: Saturday, 2:00-2:30 pm, Signing Colonnade Lagnajita Mukhopadhyay is the youth poet laureate of Nashville. She recently read at The White House for First Lady Michelle Obama. She has read original work at the Nashville city council, Mayor Karl Dean’s final State of Metro address, and Mayor Megan Barry’s inauguration. In addition to publishing her first book as part of the Southern Word program, Mukhopadhyay was also published in Nashville Arts Magazine, The Tennessean, and on the Poetry Society of America website. this is our war Panel: 12:30-1:30 pm, NPL Conf 2, Sign: 1:30-2:00 pm Thomas Mullen is the author of The Last Town

on Earth, which was named Best Debut Novel of 2006 by USA TODAY. He was also awarded the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for excellence in historical fiction for The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers and The Revisionists. His works have been named to Year’s Best lists by The Chicago Tribune and USA TODAY, among others. His stories and essays have been published in Grantland, Paste, and the Huffington Post, and his Atlanta Magazine true crime story about a novelist/con man won the City and Regional Magazine Award for Best Feature. He lives in Atlanta with his wife and sons. Darktown: A Novel Panel: Saturday, 10:00-11:00 am, LP Room 30; Sign: Saturday, 11:00-11:30 am, Signing Colonnade

Carrie Mullins grew up in Mt. Vernon, Kentucky,

where she still lives. This is her first novel. Night Garden Panel: Friday, 12:00-1:00 pm, LP Room 30; Sign: Friday, 1:00-1:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Lenore Myka is recipient of a 2016 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship. Her fiction has been selected as distinguished by The Best American Short Stories and The Best American NonRequired Reading series. Her award-winning work has appeared in New England Review, Iowa Review, Massachusetts Review, West Branch, and Alaska Quarterly Review, among others. She received her MFA in Fiction from Warren Wilson College and an MA from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University. King of the Gypsies: Stories Panel: Friday, 2:00-3:00 pm, NPL Conf Room 3; Sign: Friday, 3:00-3:30 pm, Signing Colonnade Stanley Nelson’s editorial investigative work of Concordia Sentinel made him a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in Local Reporting and has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and on CNN and NPR. Winner of the Payne Award for Ethics in Journalism from the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication, among many other honors, Nelson was one of seven reporters featured in the Columbia Journalism Review’s 50th anniversary issue, “The Art of Great Reporting.”Devil’s Walking: Klan Murders Along the Mississippi in the 1960’s Panel: Saturday, 11:00-12:00 noon, NPL Auditorium; Sign: Saturday, 12:00-12:30 pm, Signing Colonnade Robert Netherland, now retired, was a healthcare executive at various hospitals in East Tennessee, Alabama, and Maryland. His interest in cooking stems from being introduced to the tools of the kitchen by his mother and grandmother. Southern

southern festival of books 2016

Southern Festival of Books 2016.indd 14

9/26/16 12:27 PM


Appalachian Farm Cooking: A Memoir of Food and Family Panel: Sunday, 12:00-1:00 pm, LP Room 16; Sign: Sunday, 1:00-1:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Chris Offutt is an award-winning author and

screen writer. He worked on the HBO drama True Blood and the Showtime series Weeds. His books include Kentucky Straight, The Same River Twice, The Good Brother, Out of the Woods, and No Heroes: A Memoir of Coming Home. His work has appeared in The Best American Essays, The Best American Short Stories, and many other anthologies. He lives near Oxford, Mississippi. My Father, the Pornographer: A Memoir Presentation: Friday, 1:00-2:00 pm, LP Room 12; Sign: Friday, 2:00-2:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Kelly Oliver is W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University. Her many books include Women as Weapons of War: Iraq, Sex, and the Media , Animal Lessons: How They Teach Us to Be Human, Knock Me Up, Knock Me Down: Images of Pregnancy in Hollywood Films, and Earth and World: Philosophy After the Apollo Missions. Wolf: A Jessica James Mystery; Hunting Girls: Sexual Violence from the Hunger Games to Campus Rape Presentation: Sunday, 1:00-2:00 pm, LP Room 31; Sign: Sunday, 2:00-2:30 pm, Signing Colonnade; Panel: Sunday, 3:004:30 pm, NPL Auditorium; Sign: Sunday, 4:30-5:00 pm, Signing Colonnade Lauren Oliver is the author of the YA novel

Before I Fall and the Delirium trilogy: Delirium, Pandemonium, and Requiem, which have been translated into more than thirty languages and are The New York Times and international bestselling novels. She is also the author of two novels for middle-grade readers, The Spindlers and Liesl & Po, which was a 2012 E. B. White Read-Aloud Award nominee. A graduate of the University of Chicago and NYU’s MFA program, Oliver lives in Brooklyn, New York. Replica Panel: Saturday, 11:30-12:30 pm, LP Room 16; Sign: Saturday, 12:30-1:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

Linda Parsons is the poetry editor for the

magazine Now and Then. She is the recipient of the Tennessee Literary Prize and the Tennessee Poetry Prize and is a contributor to New Millennium Writings. This Shaky Earth Panel: Saturday, 1:00-2:30 pm, NPL Conf Room 3; Sign: Saturday, 2:30-3:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

Karen Pashley lives in Nashville with her husband and the youngest of their four daughters. Her first novel, Precious in His Sight, won first place in the unpublished novels competition at the 2014 Blue Ridge Christian Writer’s Conference. Karen is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writer’s Association, Word Weavers International, and the Women’s Fiction Writer’s Association. Precious in His Sight Panel: Saturday, 4:00-5:30 pm, LP Room 12; Sign: Saturday, 5:30-6:00 pm, Signing Colonnade Ann Patchett is the author of six novels and three books of nonfiction. She has won many prizes, including Britain’s Orange Prize, the PEN/Faulkner Prize, and the Book Sense Book of the Year. Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages. She lives in Nashville, where she is the co-owner of Parnassus Books. Commonwealth Panel: Saturday, 2:30-3:30 pm, NPL Auditorium; Sign: Saturday, 3:30-4:00 pm, Signing Colonnade; Panel: Saturday, 11:00-12:00 noon, NPL Conf. Room 1AB

been recorded by Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Del McCoury, Lonnie Brooks, James King, Slaid Cleaves, Dale Ann Bradley, Tom Rozum, Ann Rabson, Kevin Welch, Keiran Kane, Fats Kaplin, and others. Amplified Panel: Friday, 1:00-2:00 pm, NPL Conf. Room 2; Sign: Friday, 2:00-2:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Dorothy Padgett organized the Carter

Patrick Phillips is an award-winning poet,

presidential campaign effort known as the Peanut Brigade. During the Carter Administration, she was appointed assistant chief of Protocol at the State Department. Padgett is a former member of the Democratic National Committee, the Georgia Council for the Arts, and the Metropolitan Mental Health Association. She presently serves on The Carter Center Board of Councilors. Padgett lives in historic downtown Douglasville, Georgia. Jimmy Carter: Elected President with Pocket Change and Peanuts Panel: Saturday, 1:00-2:00 pm, LP Room 31; Sign: Saturday, 2:00-2:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

William Page grew up in a small town in the rolling hills of Middle Tennessee. After serving four years in the US Air Force, he earned advanced degrees in Tennessee and Ohio and taught for state universities of Texas, Alabama, Ohio, and Tennessee, retiring from Memphis State University, where he was founder of the nationally acclaimed The Pinch. His poems have appeared widely in such journals as The North American Review, The Southern Review, Ploughshares, and The Sewanee Review, and in numerous anthologies. He lives with his wife in Memphis. In This Maybe Best of All Possible Worlds Panel: Saturday, 12:30-1:30 pm, NPL Conf. Room 2; Sign: Saturday, 1:30-2:00 pm, Signing Colonnade Tina Parker lives in Berea, Kentucky with her

husband and two young daughters. Her chapbook, Another Offering, is available from Finishing Line Press. She has been published in Rattle, The Collapsar, PMS:poemmemoirstory, and Appalachian Heritage. Her poetry has received support from the Kentucky Foundation for Women. Mother May I Panel: Sunday, 2:00-3:00 pm, NPL Conf Room 3; Sign: Sunday, 3:00-3:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

With all of Nashville on edge, Lt. Taylor Jackson and Dr. Samantha Owens race the clock and their own demons to find a deadly serial killer before he claims another victim…

Ken Paulson is president of the First Amendment Center and dean of the College of Mass Communication at Middle Tennessee State University. He is also the former editor-in-chief of USA Today. Previously, Paulson served as the editor and senior vice president/news of USA Today. He is now a columnist on USA Today’s board of contributors, writing about First Amendment issues and the news media. Panel: Friday, 12:00-1:30 pm, NPL Commons Room Jolina Petersheim holds degrees in English and communication arts from the University of the Cumberlands. Her writing has been featured in radio programs, nonfiction books, and numerous online and print publications. Jolina and her husband share the same unique Amish and Mennonite heritage, but now live with their daughter in the mountains of Tennessee. The Alliance Panel: Saturday, 12:00-1:00 pm, NPL Commons Room; Sign: Saturday, 1:001:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

David Olney ‘s intelligent compositions have

New York Times Bestselling Author

translator, and professor. A Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, his most recent book, Elegy for a Broken Machine, was a finalist for the National Book Award in poetry. Phillips lives in Brooklyn and teaches at Drew University. Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America Panel: Saturday, 4:00-5:00 pm, LP Room 31; Sign: Saturday, 5:00-5:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Randi Pink grew up in the South and attended a mostly white high school. She lives with her husband and their two rescue dogs in Birmingham, Alabama, where she works for a branch of National Public Radio. This is her fiction debut. Into White Panel: Saturday, 1:00-2:00 pm, LP Room 30; Sign: Saturday, 2:00-2:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Available now!

Coming in paperback November 29!

Donald Ray Pollock grew up in Knockemstiff,

Discover more riveting thrillers from J.T. Ellison, including All The Pretty Girls, available now.

Ohio, and quit high school at seventeen to work in a meatpacking plant. He then spent thirty-two years employed as a laborer at the Mead Paper Corporation in Chillicothe, Ohio, before enrolling in the MFA program at Ohio State University. His first book, a collection of stories called Knockemstiff, won the 2009 PEN/Robert Bingham Fellowship. The Heavenly Table: A Novel Panel: Friday, 3:00-4:30 pm, NPL Auditorium; Sign: Friday, 4:30-5:00 pm, Signing Colonnade Panel: Saturday, 4:00-5:30 pm, NPL Auditorium; Sign: Saturday, 5:30-6:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

“Grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let go.”

Jessie Powell grew up in rural Ohio and holds

Masters Degrees in English and Library Science from the University of Kentucky. She lives in Montgomery, Alabama with her husband and two children. She blogs at www.jesterqueen.com and tweets as @ jesterqueen. The Case of the Red-Handed Rhesus Panel: Friday, 12:00-1:30 pm, LP Room 16; Sign: Friday, 1:30-2:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

—CATHERINE COULTER, www.MIRABooks.com www.JTEllison.com

16_370_NashvilleScene_FieldofGraves.indd 1

Southern Festival of Books 2016.indd 15

#1 New York Times bestselling author on What Lies Behind

2016-09-21 5:01 PM

southern festival of books 2016

15

9/26/16 12:27 PM


Bernard Powers is Professor of History at College of Charleston. He has served as Department Chair, Associate Chair and as Director of the M.A. History Program. He has published numerous works on African American social and cultural evolution. His major work is Black Charlestonians: A Social History 1822-1885, which won a Choice Award for Best Academic Books. He was associate editor for The South Carolina Encyclopedia .We Are Charleston: Tragedy and Triumph at Mother Emmanuel Panel: Sunday, 3:00-4:00 pm, LP Room 31; Sign: Sunday, 3:304:00 pm, Signing Colonnade Virginia Pye holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence

College and has taught writing at the University of Pennsylvania and New York University. She is also author of the acclaimed novel River of Dust. She currently divides her time between Richmond, Virginia, and Boston. Dreams of the Red Phoenix Panel: Saturday, 2:00-3:30 pm, LP Room 29; Sign: Saturday, 3:30-4:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

Rita Quillen’s novel is included in the scholarly

1:00-1:30 pm, Signing Colonnade Panel: Friday, 3:004:30 pm, NPL Auditorium; Sign: Friday, 4:30-5:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

William Rawlings, a physician and sixth-

generation resident of Washington County, Georgia, was educated at Emory, Tulane, and Johns Hopkins Universities. He is the author of a number of books, as well as both popular and scholarly articles on a wide range of subjects. The Second Coming of the Invisible Empire: The Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s Panel: Saturday, 11:00-12:00 noon, NPL Auditorium; Sign: Saturday, 12:00-12:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

C.J. Redwine loves fairy tales, Harry Potter, and Sherlock. She is the author of the Defiance trilogy and The Shadow Queen. If the novel writing gig ever falls through, she’ll join the Avengers and wear a cape to work. She lives in Nashville with her husband and children. The Shadow Queen Panel: Sunday, 3:30-4:30 pm, LP Room 30; Sign: Sunday, 4:30-5:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

study of Appalachian dialect, Talking Appalachian, just published by the University of Kentucky Press. One of six semi-finalists for the 2012-14 Poet Laureate of Virginia, she received a Pushcart nomination as well as a Best of the Net nomination in 2012. Her most recent work, Her Secret Dream, was named the Outstanding Poetry Book of the Year by the Appalachian Writers Association in 2008. She lives and farms on Early Autumn Farm in Scott County, Virginia. The Mad Farmer’s Wife Panel: Friday, 12:001:00 pm, NPL Conf. Room 2; Sign: Friday, 1:00-1:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Erik Reece is the author of Lost Mountain: A Year in the Vanishing Wilderness; Radical Strip Mining and The Devastation of Appalachia and An American Gospel: On Family, History, and the Kingdom of God. He has also written for Harper’s Magazine, The Nation, and Orion Magazine. He is currently the writer in residence at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, where he teaches environmental journalism, writing, and literature. Utopia Drive: A Road Trip Through America’s Most Radical Idea Presentation: Saturday, 3:00-4:00 pm, NPL Banner Room; Sign: Saturday, 4:004:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Jonathan Rabb is an American novelist,

John Shelton Reed who lives in Chatham

essayist, and writer. He is the author of five novels, including The Berlin Trilogy (Rosa, Shadow and Light, and The Second Son), a critically acclaimed series of historical thrillers. Rosa won the 2006 Director’s Special Prize at Spain’s Semana Negra festival, and was named one of January Magazine’s Best Books of 2005. Rabb has taught at Columbia University, New York University, the 92nd Street Y, and is currently a professor in the writing department at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Among the Living Panel: Sunday, 2:00-3:30 pm, LP Room 29; Sign: Sunday, 3:304:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

Linda Ragsdale is an illustrator and international

speaker/teacher. Her work in peace education has led her around the world, empowering over thirty thousand students to see and speak with a new voice, and an expanded capability of choice. Every path of her career supports her current work, which has bloomed in her first picture books, Words and Not Opposites for her Peace Dragon Series. The books present the first two powers of teaching peace, View and Voice. Not Opposites Words Presentation: Saturday, 12:00-1:00 pm, NPL Conf Room 3; Sign: Saturday, 1:00-1:30 pm, Signing Colonnade; Presentation: Sunday, 2:15 pm-2:45 pm, Youth Stage

Alice Randall was born in Detroit, grew up in Washington, D.C., and graduated from Harvard. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Wind Done Gone, Pushkin and the Queen of Spades, and Rebel Yell. She is also an award-winning songwriter, and the first black woman in history to write a number one country song. Randall lives with her husband in Nashville and is currently writer-inresidence at Vanderbilt University. Soul Food Love: Healthy Recipes Inspired by One Hundred Years of Cooking in a Black Family Panel: Friday, 12:00-1:00 pm, LP Room 29; Sign: Friday, 1:00-1:30 pm, Signing Colonnade; Panel: Friday, 2:30-3:30 pm, NPL Banner Room; Sign: Friday, 3:30-4:00 pm, Signing Colonnade Ron Rash is the John Parris Chair in Appalachian

Studies at Western Carolina University, author of six novels, four other collections of short stories, and four collections of poetry. Rash is the winner of the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, the Sherwood Anderson Prize, the James Still Award of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, the Weatherford Award for Best Novel, and the Fiction Book of the Year Award of the Southern Book Critics Circle. He is a two-time finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Prize and twice winner of the O. Henry Prize. The Risen Presentation: Friday, 12:00-1:00 pm, NPL Auditorium; Sign: Friday,

16

County, North Carolina, has written a dozen books, innumerable articles, and a country song about the South. His most recent books are about New Orleans in the 1920s and North Carolina barbecue. He has been chancellor of the Fellowship of Southern Writers and is co-founder and Eminence Grease of the Campaign for Real Barbecue. Barbecue: A Savor the South Cookbook Panel: Friday, 3:00-4:00 pm, LP Room 29; Sign: Friday, 4:004:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Richard Reed, a twenty-plus-year veteran police

detective, spent his last three years on the force as the Commander of the police department’s Internal Affairs Section. He has two masters degrees and, upon retiring from the police force, took a full-time teaching position with a community college. He currently teaches criminal justice at Volunteer State Community College in Tennessee and writes thrillers. He lives near Nashville with his wife and two furry friends, Lexie and Belle. The Highest Stakes Panel: Friday, 2:30-3:30 pm, LP Room 31 Sign: 3:30-4:00pm, Signing Colonnade

Virginia Reeves is a graduate of the Michener

Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin. Her fiction has appeared in The Common and The Baltimore Review and has been short-listed for the Tennessee Williams Fiction Contest and the Alexander Patterson Cappon Fiction Award. She was named to the Long List for the 2016 Booker Prize. She has spent the majority of her life in Montana, but currently lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and two daughters. Work Like Any Other Panel: Saturday, 4:00-5:30 pm, NPL Auditorium; Sign: Saturday, 5:306:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

Beth Revis grew up in the Appalachian Mountains with a cemetery in her backyard. She prefers her stories to have some sort of weird angle; even when she’s writing a contemporary novel like A World Without You. Her other books, the Across the Universe trilogy, are New York Times bestsellers and have been translated into more than twenty languages. Beth lives in a house full of boys: her husband, son, and two massive dogs. She forces them all to watch reruns of Firefly and Doctor Who in between planning trips to see the world. A World Without You Presentation: Saturday, 2:30-3:30 pm, LP Room 16; Sign: Saturday, 3:30-4:00 pm, Signing Colonnade Jason Reynolds earned a BA from the

University of Maryland, College Park, then moved to Brooklyn, New York. He is the author of critically acclaimed When I Was Greatest, for which he was

the recipient of the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent; the Coretta Scott King Honor books Boy in the Black Suit and All American Boys (co-written with Bredan Kiely); and As Brave as You, his middle grade debut. Ghost Panel: Saturday, 3:305:00 pm, LP Room 29; Sign: Saturday, 5:00-5:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

documentary, Forty Years on the Farm, a history of the oldest commune in the U.S. He has also authored three screenplays. Disposable Thoughts: Essays on Reading, Writing, and Relationships Workshop: Saturday, 1:00-2:00 pm, Nashville Public Library Commons Room; Sign: Saturday, 2:00-2:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Jordan Rice is co-editor of the anthology Voices of Transgender Parents. She has received the Indiana Review Poetry Prize, the Gulf Coast Poetry Prize, the Yellowwood Poetry Prize, and the Milton-Kessler Memorial Prize. She received an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and a PhD from Western Michigan University. She is currently an Executive Editor for Dublin Poetry Review. Constellarium Panel: Friday, 3:00-4:00 pm, NPL Conf Room 3; Sign: Friday, 4:00-4:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Rob Rufus is a musician and writer living in

Casey Rocheteau was born on Cape Cod and raised as a sea witch. She was the recipient of the inaugural Write a House permanent residency in Detroit in 2014. She has attended Callaloo Writer’s Workshop, Cave Camen, and Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference in Sicily. She is an Artist in Residence at InsideOut Literary Arts in Detroit and an editor at The Offing. The Dozen Panel: Sunday, 1:00-2:00 pm, NPL Conf Room 3; Sign: Sunday, 2:00-2:30 pm, Signing Colonnade Bobby Rogers won the annual 2009 Agnes

Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize Competition from the University of Pittsburgh Press. He has received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and was named by United States Poet Laureate Charles Wright as a Witter Bynner Fellow in 2015.He is a professor of English at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. Social History: Poems Panel: Sunday, 12:00-1:00 pm, LP Room 12; Sign: Sunday, 1:00-1:30 pm, Signing Colonnade Panel: Sunday, 3:30-4:30 pm, NPL Commons Room; Sign: Sunday, 4:30-5:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

Melissa Rose has a 30-year career partnering with instrumentalists and singers in concerts throughout the United States and at venues in Argentina, Malta, Santorini and Russia. Rose is currently president of the Tennessee Music Teachers Association. In 1996,she joined the faculty at Blair School of Music, where she teaches courses in collaborative piano and chamber music and also serves as associate dean of the collegiate program. Perform: Sunday, 1:00-2:00 pm, NPL Auditorium Adam Ross lives in Nashville with his wife and

two daughters. He is editor of The Sewanee Review. His debut novel, Mr. Peanut , a 2010 New York Times Notable Book, was also named one of the best books of the year by the New Yorker, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the New Republic, and the Economist. Ladies and Gentlemen , his short story collection, was included in Kirkus Review’s Best Fiction of 2011. His nonfiction has been published in the New York Times Book Review, the Daily Beast, the Wall Street Journal, Poets & Writers, GQ, and the Nashville Scene. His fiction has appeared in the Carolina Quarterly and FiveChapters. Ladies and Gentlemen Panel: Sunday, 12:00-1:00 pm, LP Room 12

Robert Rotstein is the author of The Bomb Maker’s Son about lawyer Parker Stern, who takes on the representation of a forty-year fugitive from justice accused of a 1970s terrorist bombing that killed four people. Rotstein’s Reckless Disregard was a Kirkus Review top thriller of 2014, and his Corrupt Practices received a Booklist starred review. Most recently, he has worked with author James Patterson on one of Mr. Patterson’s “BookShots,” scheduled for publication sometime in 2017. Rotstein practices intellectual property law with the Los Angeles firm Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp, LLP, and has represented all the major movie studios and record companies, as well as many directors and writers. The Bomb Maker’s Son Panel: Sunday, 2:00-3:30 pm, LP Room 16 Sign: 3:30-4:00 pm, Signing Colonnade Randy Rudder is an author, TV producer, screenwriter, and blogger. He has authored or edited three books and produced more than seventy television segments for the Christian Broadcasting Network. He also wrote and produced the

Nashville. His band, Blacklist Royals, has released two full-length albums and played in sixteen countries over the past five years. Rob has written articles for Modern Drummer, Amp Magazine, Digital Tour Bus, and many music sites. Rob also works closely with the cancer community, including the Lance Armstrong Foundation, Stupid Cancer Podcast (the largest advocacy/support organization worldwide for teens with cancer), and Make-A-Wish Foundation. Die Young With Me Panel: Saturday, 3:30-5:00 pm, LP Room 16; Sign: Saturday, 5:00-5:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Meredith Russo was born, raised, and lives in Tennessee. She started living as her true self in late 2013 and never looked back. If I Was Your Girl was partially inspired by her experiences as a trans woman. Meredith is a gigantic nerd who spends a lot of her time obsessing over video games and Star Wars. If I Was Your Girl Panel: Sunday, 2:00-3:00 pm, NPL Banner Room; Sign: Sunday, 3:00-3:30 pm, Signing Colonnade Linda Sands was named Georgia Author of the Year for Mystery in 2016, and is the recipient of two Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Awards for her book 3 Women Walk into a Bar. Her upcoming novel, Grand Theft Cargo, will introduce tenacious trucker, Jojo Boudreaux in a fresh and innovative crime series from Down & Out Books. Panel: Sunday, 2:00-3:30 pm, LP Room 16 Sign: 3:30-4:00 pm, Signing Colonnade Tamara Saviano is a Grammy and Americana

Award-winning producer and music business consultant. She co-produced Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster, honored with a 2004 Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album; The Pilgrim: A Celebration of Kris Kristofferson, and the Grammy Nominated This One’s For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark, which won Album of the Year at the Americana Honors and Awards in 2012. She lives in Nashville. Without Getting Killed or Caught: The Life and Music of Guy Clark Presentation: Friday, 3:00-4:00 pm, LP Room 12; Sign: Friday, 4:00-4:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Hirsh Sawhney’s writing has appeared in the

New York Times Book Review, The Guardian, the Times Literary Supplement, the Financial Times, Outlook, and numerous other periodicals. He is the editor of Delhi Noir, a critically acclaimed anthology of original fiction, and is on the advisory board of Wasafiri, a Londonbased journal of international literature. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut, and teaches at Wesleyan University. This is his debut novel. South Haven: A Novel Panel: Sunday, 2:00-3:30 pm, LP Room 29; Sign: Sunday, 3:30-4:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

Monika Schroeder grew up in Germany and

has worked as an elementary school teacher and librarian in American international schools in Egypt, Chile, Oman, and India. After living in India for eight years, she returned to the US in the summer of 2011. She now lives with her husband in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. When not reading or writing, she loves to bake, hike, or watch movies. Be Light Like a Bird Panel: Saturday, 12:30-2:30 pm, LP Room 16; Sign: Saturday, 2:30-3:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

Victoria Schwab is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen books for children, teens, and adults, including Vicious, the Shades of Magic series, and most recently This Savage Song. When she’s not wandering Scottish hills or tucked into French cafes, she can be found right here in Nashville. This Savage Song Panel: Saturday, 3:30-5:00 pm, LP Room 30; Sign: Saturday, 5:00-5:30 pm, Signing Colonnade Richard Schweid is a journalist and

documentary reporter. He is the author of nine nonfiction books, including Che’s Chevrolet, Fidel’s Oldsmobile: On the Road in Cuba, Hot Peppers: The Story of Cajuns and Capsicum, Consider the

southern festival of books 2016

Southern Festival of Books 2016.indd 16

9/26/16 12:28 PM


Thank you for your support Nashville! WINNER

WRITERS’ CHOICE

WINNER

READERS’ POLL

Visit Livingston Press at Southern Festival of Books All books $10 apiece!

Nashville’s refuge for lovers of the written word. We are proud of our partnerships with the Nashville literary community and invite you to join us for:

AUTHOR EVENTS • STORYTIMES THE SIGNED FIRST EDITIONS CLUB • THE PARNASSUS BOOK CLUB

GREAT SERVICE AND RECOMMENDATIONS & MUCH MORE Our inventory gives you the best books in literature, non-fiction, children’s books, the arts, local interest and regional authors.

the Find us at ival

These 5 authors will sign their books.

Fest Southern ks of Boo ore r st & visit ou Hills in Green

A N I N D E P E NDE NT B O O KSTO R E FO R INDE PE NDE NT PE O PLE 3900 Hillsboro Rd in Green Hills • 615.953.2243 • www.parnassusbooks.net

Mention this ad and get a free fourth book with the purchase of three. Southern Festival.indd 1

9/19/16 12:48

southern festival of books 2016

Southern Festival of Books 2016.indd 17

17

9/26/16 12:28 PM


Eel: A Natural and Gastronomic History, and The Cockroach Papers: A Compendium of History and Lore. He has also produced or reported more than two dozen documentaries for Catalonian public television, including the Oscar-nominated Balseros. Invisible Nation: Homeless Families in America Presentation: Saturday, 12:00-1:00 pm, LP Room 31 Sign: Saturday, 1:00-2:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

Bob Shacochis’s first collection of stories,

Easy in the Islands, won the National Book Award for First Fiction, and his second collection, The Next New World, was awarded the Prix de Rome from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is also the author of the novel Swimming in the Volcano, a finalist for the National Book Award, The Immaculate Invasion, a work of literary reportage that was a finalist for The New Yorker Book Award for Best Nonfiction of the Year; and The Woman Who Lost Her Soul, which won the Dayton Peace Prize and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Shacochis is a contributing editor at Outside, a former columnist for Gentleman’s Quarterly, and has served as a contributing editor for Harper’s and GQ. His op-eds on the US military, Haiti, and Florida politics have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. Kingdom in the Air: Dispatches from the Far Away Presentation: Saturday, 12:00-1:00 pm, NPL Banner Room; Sign: Saturday, 1:00-1:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Joanna Reed Shelton lives with her

husband in Montana’s Rocky Mountain Northwest. For more than twenty years she was intimately involved in US-Japan relations in increasingly senior positions of government and diplomacy. A quest for knowledge about her Tennessee great-grandfather’s life and work as a missionary in nineteenth-century Japan launched her on a new path. After long holding religion at arm’s length, she now serves as an elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA). Her book has been nominated for a Christianity Today 2017 Book Award for history/biography. A Christian in the Land of the Gods: Journey of Faith in Japan Panel: Friday, 2:30-3:30 pm, NPL Conf. Room 2; Sign: Friday, 3:30-4:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

Megan Shepherd grew up in her family’s

independent bookstore in the Blue Ridge Mountains. She is the author of several acclaimed young adult books, and The Secret Horses of Briar Hill is her debut middle-grade novel. Shepherd lives and writes on a 125-year-old farm outside Asheville, North Carolina, with her husband, two cats, and a dog. The Secret Horses of Briar Hill Presentation: Saturday, 12:00-1:00 pm, LP Room 30; Sign: Saturday, 1:00-1:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Steven Sherrill, Associate Professor of English

and Integrative Arts, writes, paints, teaches, and struggles with his banjo at Penn State Altoona. After receiving a welding diploma from Mitchell Community College (and the passing of a considerable amount of time) he went on to earn an MFA in Poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for Fiction in 2002. The Minotaur Takes His Own Sweet Time Panel: Saturday, 3:30-4:30 pm, NPL Conf. Room 2; Sign: Saturday, 4:30-5:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

Mike Shoulders has been involved in

education for more than thirty years. Dr. Shoulders travels extensively, visiting schools and speaking at conferences across the country. He lives in Clarksville,Tennessee. Crossing the Deadline Panel: Sunday, 1:00-2:30 pm, LP Room 30; Sign: Sunday, 2:30-3:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

Curtis Sittenfeld is the bestselling author of the novels Prep, The Man of My Dreams, American Wife, and Sisterland, which have been translated into twenty-five languages. Her nonfiction has been published widely, including in the New York Times, The Atlantic, Time, and Glamour, and broadcast on public radio’s This American Life. A native of Cincinnati, she currently lives with her family in St. Louis. Eligible: A Re-Telling of Pride and Prejudice Panel: Saturday, 9:30-11:00 am, NPL Auditorium; Sign: Saturday, 11:0011:30 am, Signing Colonnade; Presentation: Saturday, 3:30-4:30 pm, War Memorial Auditorium; Sign: Saturday, 4:30-5:00 pm, Signing Colonnade 18

Gary Slaughter, author of the award-winning Cottonwood series, has written yet another critically acclaimed book, Sea Stories. His memoir recounts his years in the Navy during the tense relations with the Soviet Union during the Cold War. In one of the book’s 60 vignettes, Gary tells of the once top-secret role he played in avoiding an all-out nuclear exchange with Russia during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Sea Stories: A Memoir of a Naval Officer, 1956-1967 Presentation: Sunday, 1:00-2:00 pm, LP Room 16; Sign: Sunday, 2:00-2:30 pm, Signing Colonnade Katy Simpson Smith received a PhD in

history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars. She lives in New Orleans. Free Men: A Nove l Panel: Friday, 1:00-2:00 pm, LP Room 30; Sign: Friday, 2:00-2:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Leanne Smith teaches for a university in

Nashville, Tennessee, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and a son-in-law. Leanne believes that when something calls to you, you should journey toward it. Visit her website at www. leannewsmith.com for inspiration in pursuing personal and career-related dreams. Leaving Independence Panel: Friday, 2:30-4:00 pm, LP Room 16; Sign: Friday, 4:00-4:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Christopher Smith was born on the bloodred clay of North Alabama and raised on the concrete sprawl of South Jersey. He has a master’s degree in English from Auburn University, where he met his future wife, Kate, at the college newspaper. Smith lives in Clarksville, Tennessee, where he works as an editor at The Tennessean. This is his first novel. Salamanders of the Silk Road Panel: Saturday, 3:30-4:30 pm, NPL Conf. Room 2; Sign: Saturday, 4:30-5:00 pm, Signing Colonnade George Spain is a native Nashvillian and retired mental health worker. He has a big family and lots of friends. Spain is the author of two books and contributing author for Filtered Through Time, Ink Monkey, and the Williamson County Historical Society Journal. He is the author of five books. Our People: More Stories of the South Panel: Sunday, 2:00-3:00 pm, NPL Conf. Room 2; Sign: Sunday, 3:003:30 pm, Signing Colonnade Anderson Spickard, professor of medicine, emeritus at Vanderbilt University, has more than four decades of experience treating alcoholics and other addicts, and was the founder of the Vanderbilt Center for Professional Health. The Craving Brain: Science, Spirituality,and the Road to Recovery Presentation: Friday, 1:00-2:00 pm, NPL Conf Room 3; Sign: Friday, 2:00-2:30 pm, Signing Colonnade Charlie Spillers was an assistant US attorney

for twenty-three years, which included volunteering and serving three tours in Iraq for the Department of Justice as the justice attache for Iraq and as an attorney-adviser to the Iraqi High Tribunal. He was an adjunct professor at the University of Mississippi and currently serves as an instructor in continuing legal education courses. Confessions of an Undercover Agent: Adventures, Close Calls, and the Toll of a Double Life Panel: Friday, 3:30-4:30 pm, LP Room 31; Sign: Friday, 4:30-5:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

James D. Squires served as editor and

executive vice-president of the Chicago Tribune, which under his tenure won nine Pulitzer Prizes. He has served as a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and held the Seigenthaler Chair of Excellence at Middle Tennessee State University. He owns Two Buck Farms in Kentucky, which has bred multiple champions, including the 2001 Kentucky Derby winner, Monarchos. He has published several books. West End Panel: Saturday, 4:00-5:30 pm, NPL Special Collections Room; Sign: Saturday, 5:30-6:00 pm, Signing Colonnade; Panel: Sunday, 3:00-4:00 pm, LP Room 12; Sign: Sunday, 4:00-4:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Clay Stafford has written articles, poetry,

essays, novel adaptations, TV series, feature films, nonfiction books, live theater, book and film reviews, and newspaper articles. He sold his first short

story when he was ten. Since then, his retellings of American children’s classics released through Dalmatian Press have sold over 1.5 million copies. His films and literary works have been released in over 14 languages. He has written for PBS, NBC, CBS, ABC, and Esquire Magazine, among others. Panel: Friday, 12:00-1:30 pm, LP Room 16; Sign: Friday, 1:30-2:00 pm, Signing Colonnade Panel: Sunday, 2:00-3:30 pm, LP Room 16 Sign: 3:30-4:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

Ann Redisch Stampler is the author of the

young adult novels Afterparty and Where It Began as well as half a dozen picture books. Her work has garnered an Aesop accolade, the National Jewish Book Award, Sydney Taylor honors, the Middle East Book Award, and Bank Street Best Books of the Year mentions. She lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband, Rick. How to Disappear Panel: Sunday, 2:30-3:30 pm, NPL Commons Room; Sign: Sunday, 3:30-4:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

Laura Stampler is a Californian turned New Yorker. After graduating from Stanford University, she became a journalist, interning - and then worked on staff at various newspapers and magazines. Laura has written about everything from dating to social media stars to social justice issues at Time magazine, Business Insider, Huffington Post, The Nation, The New Republic, and The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles. When she isn’t writing, she’s probably looking at pug gifs on the Internet. Presentation: Saturday, 11:00-12:00 noon, NPL Conf Room 3; Sign: Saturday, 12:0012:30 pm, Signing Colonnade Alison Stewart is an award-winning journalist

whose 20-year career includes anchoring and reporting for MTV, PBS, NBC News, ABC News, and CBS News. Most recently she was the host of the NPR program, The TED Radio Hour. Junk: Digging Through America’s Love Affair with Stuff Presentation: Saturday, 2:30-3:30 pm, NPL Conf Room 3; Sign: Saturday, 3:30-4:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

Maggie Stiefvater is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the novels Shiver, Linger, Forever, and Sinner. Her novel The Scorpio Races was named a Michael L. Printz Honor Book by the American Library Association. The first book in The Raven Cycle, The Raven Boys, was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year and the second book, The Dream Thieves, was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. She is also an artist and musician. She lives in Virginia with her husband and their two children.The Raven King Presentation: Sunday, 12:00-1:00 pm, NPL Auditorium; Sign: Sunday, 1:00-1:30 pm, Signing Colonnade Christina Stoddard grew up in Tacoma,

Washington, as a member of the Mormon church. She earned an MFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she was the Fred Chappell Fellow. She is currently the managing editor of an economics journal at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Hive Panel: Saturday, 4:305:30 pm, NPL Conf. Room 2; Sign: Saturday, 5:306:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

Ira Sukrungruang is the author of the

memoirs Talk Thai: The Adventures of Buddhist Boy and Southside Buddhist, and the poetry collection, In Thailand It Is Night. Southside Buddhist is the winner of the American Book Award and was awarded a bronze metal from the Florida Book Awards. His work has appeared in many journals, including Creative Nonfiction, Brevity, Post Road, North American Review, and Shambhala Sun. He was part of the international faculty of the City University Hong Kong MFA Program, the first Asianfocused creative writing program, and now teaches at the University of South Florida. The Melting Season and Other Stories Panel: Saturday, 10:0011:30 am, LP Room 29; Sign: Saturday, 11:30-12:00 noon, Signing Colonnade

Ed Tarkington received a BA from Furman

University, an MA from the University of Virginia, and a PhD from the Graduate Creative Writing Program at Florida State. A frequent contributor to Chapter16. org, his articles, essays, and stories have appeared

in Nashville Scene, Memphis Commercial Appeal, Post Road, the Pittsburgh Quarterly, the Southeast Review, and elsewhere. A native of Central Virginia, he lives in Nashville. Only Love Can Break Your Heart: A Novel Panel: Saturday, 10:00-11:00 am, NPL Commons Room; Sign: Saturday, 11:00-11:30 am, Signing Colonnade; Panel: Sunday, 12:00-1:00 pm, LP Room 12

Elizabeth Taylor has a doctorate in public administration and has researched the many impacts of Camp Forrest both abroad and on the home front. She currently maintains the Camp Forrest website (www.CampForrest.com) and welcomes individuals to contact her with stories, comments, and photographs. The images included in this title were obtained from the National Archives and Records Administration and private collections. Images of America: Camp Forrest Presentation: Friday, 2:00-3:00 pm, NPL Auditorium; Sign: Friday, 3:00-3:30 pm, Signing Colonnade Jaden Terrell is a member of Mystery Writers

of America, Private Eye Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, and the Tennessee Writers Alliance. The former special education teacher is the Executive Director of the Killer Nashville Crime Literature Conference and a SEMWA Magnolia award winner. A graduate of the Citizen Police Academy and the FBI/TBI Citizen Academy, Terrell has a red belt in Tae Kwon Do and is certified in Equine Sports Massage Therapy. Racing the Devil Panel: Sunday, 12:00-1:30 pm, NPL Conf. Room 1AB; Sign: Sunday, 1:30-2:00 pm, Signing Colonnade Panel: Sunday, 3:00-4:30 pm, NPL Auditorium; Sign: Sunday, 4:30-5:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

Sally Palmer Thomason was born,

raised and educated in California, but has lived in Memphis, Tennessee for more than fifty years. She retired as the dean of continuing and corporate education at Rhodes College, and has authored three books. Delta Rainbow: The Irrepressible Betty Bobo Pearson Panel: Sunday, 1:00-2:00 pm, LP Room 31; Sign: Sunday, 2:00-2:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Jeanie Thompson is the author of six poetry

collections, and has been published in numerous journals. She teaches at Spalding University’s brief-residency MFA in Writing program and is the founding executive director of the Alabama Writer’s Forum, a statewide literary arts service organization. The Myth of Water Panel: Friday, 1:002:00 pm, NPL Conf. Room 2; Sign: Friday, 2:002:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Fred Thompson is a well-known cookbook author and editor of Edible Piedmont magazine and the author of Fred Thompson’s Southern Sides: 250 Dishes That Really Make the Plate, among other books. Bacon: A Savor the South Cookbook Panel: Friday, 12:00-1:00 pm, LP Room 31; Sign: Friday, 1:001:30 pm, Signing Colonnade Linda Thorne grew up in the desert city of Phoenix, Arizona, and began pursuing her true passion, writing, in 2005. Since then, she has published numerous short stories in the genres of mystery, thriller, and romance. Two of her stories were selected to be read on the public radio station for the San Joaquin Valley of California. She holds a BS degree in business from Arizona State University and has completed a number of graduate level courses in her field. She lives in Hermitage, near Nashville, with her husband, Dave, and two border collies (fur people), Abby and Mo. Just Another Termination Panel: Sunday, 3:00-4:30 pm, NPL Auditorium; Sign: Sunday, 4:30-5:00 pm, Signing Colonnade Shellie Tomlinson is a farmer’s wife, interior designer, and a girls’ basketball coach. Hungry is a Mighty Fine Sauce: Recipes and Ramblings from the Belle of All Things Southern Panel: Friday, 2:003:00 pm, LP Room 30; Sign: Friday, 3:00-3:30 pm, Signing Colonnade Carole Townsend is a correspondent and

columnist for the Gwinnett Citizen newspaper and the author of Magnolias, Sweet Tea, and Exhaust. Townsend is a 1981 graduate of Lipscomb University.

southern festival of books 2016

Southern Festival of Books 2016.indd 18

9/26/16 12:28 PM


She lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Blood in the Soil: A True Tale of Racism, Sex,and Murder in the South Panel: Friday, 3:30-4:30 pm, LP Room 31; Sign: Friday, 4:30-5:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

Marlene Trestman is a former special assistant to the Maryland attorney general and former law instructor at Loyola University of Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management. A New Orleans native, Trestman had a personal relationship with Margolin that grew from common childhood experiences. Fair Labor Lawyer: The Remarkable Life of New Deal Attorney and Supreme Court Advocate Bessie Margolin Panel: Saturday, 2:30-3:30 pm, NPL Conf. Room 2; Sign: Saturday, 3:30-4:00 pm, Signing Colonnade Jon Tribble is the managing editor of Crab Orchard Review and the series editor of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry published by Southern Illinois University Press. He is the recipient of a 2003 Artist Fellowship Award in Poetry from the Illinois Arts Council and his poems have appeared in journals and anthologies, including Ploughshares. Poetry, and The Jazz Poetry Anthology. His work was selected as the 2001 winner of the Campbell Corner Poetry Prize from Sarah Lawrence College. He teaches creative writing and literature, and directs undergraduate and graduate students in internships and independent study in editing and literary publishing for the Department of English at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Natural State Panel: Saturday, 12:30-1:30 pm, NPL Conf. Room 2; Sign: Saturday, 1:30-2:00 pm, Signing Colonnade John Troutman is a pedal steel guitarist who writes about music history. He was raised in Dothan, Alabama and is an associate professor of history at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. His first book, Indian Blues, won the Western History Association’s 2011 W. Turrentine Jackson Prize for a first book on any aspect of the American West. Kika Kila: How the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Changed the Sound of Modern Music Panel: Friday, 12:00-1:30 pm, NPL Banner Room; Sign: Friday, 1:30-2:00 pm, Signing Colonnade Kristin O’Donnell Tubb ‘s novel, Selling Hope, garnered terrific reviews. A star from Booklist said, “Tubb deftly ingrains a thoughtful ethical question into the story, but never overdoes it in this bouncy tale populated by a terrific cast of characters.” Kristin lives in Tennessee with her family. E.F. Abbott is a pseudonym for her. John Lincoln Clem: Civil War Drummer Boy Panel: Sunday, 1:00-2:30 pm, LP Room 30; Sign: Sunday, 2:30-3:00 pm, Signing Colonnade Julia Turshen is a writer and recipe-

developer. She has coauthored such cookbooks as Spain...A Culinary Road Trip with Mario Batali, It’s All Good with Gwyneth Paltrow, Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen with Dana Cowin, as well as The Kimchi Chronicles, Hot Bread Kitchen, The Fat Radish Kitchen Diaries, and Buvette. She hosted the first two seasons of Radio Cherry Bombe and has written for Vogue, Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Saveur, and The Wall Street Journal. She lives in upstate New York with her wife, dogs, and cat. Small Victories: Recipes, Advice + Hundreds of Ideas for Home Cooking Triumphs Panel: Saturday, 3:004:00 pm, LP Room 12; Sign: Saturday, 4:00-4:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Jean MacArthur Tyson is an internationally recognized landscape artist and white light painter whose work has been published in books and magazines and has also appeared as the cover art for several recent books. Portrayals: Profiles Panel: Friday, 3:30-4:30 pm, NPL Conf. Room 1AB; Sign: Friday, 4:30-5:00 pm, Signing Colonnade Mary Reaves Uhles has created illustrations for numerous books and magazines. Her books include The Little Kid’s Table by Mary Ann McCabe Riehle; Kooky Crumbs by J. Patrick Lewis; and Beyond The Grave. Mary has twice been awarded the Grand Prize for Illustration from the SCBWI Midsouth Conference and her piece, Eat, was a finalist in the 2014 SCBWI Bologna Book Fair

Gallery. Prior to beginning her career as a freelance illustrator, Mary worked as an animator on projects for Warner Brothers and Fisher-Price Interactive. Mary lives with her family in Nashville. Kooky Krumbs: Poems in Praise of Dizzy Days Panel: Sunday, 1:00-2:30 pm, NPL Commons Room; Sign: Sunday, 2:30-3:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

J.D. Vance grew up in the Rust Belt city of

Middletown, Ohio, and the Appalachian town of Jackson, Kentucky. He enlisted in the Marine Corps after high school and served in Iraq. A graduate of the Ohio State University and Yale Law School, he has contributed to the National Review and is a principal at a leading Silicon Valley investment firm. Vance lives in San Francisco with his wife and two dogs. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis Presentation: Saturday, 10:00-11:00 am, War Memorial Auditorium; Sign: Saturday, 11:00-11:30 am, Signing Colonnade

Maggi Britton Vaughn, Poet Laureate of Tennessee, is the author of numerous books and the recipient of many awards, honors, and recognitions. She travels throughout Tennessee and the United States to promote poetry and Tennessee. Out of the Box Panel: Friday, 3:30-4:30 pm, NPL Conf. Room 1AB; Sign: Friday, 4:30-5:00 pm, Signing Colonnade Matt Walker , along with his wife Zeneba

Bowers, are classical musicians who perform in a symphony orchestra and in ALIAS Chamber Ensemble, and can be found on many recordings, both classical and popular. Walker and Bowers started LittleRoadsEurope.com in the fall of 2013 in order to share their growing body of experiences of off-the-beaten-path European travel. Tuscany Italy: Small-Town Itineraries for the Foodie Traveler Perform. Sunday, 12:00-1:00 pm, Music Stage Presentation: Sunday, 3:30-4:30 pm, LP Room 12; Sign: Sunday, 4:30-5:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

Jason Ward is Associate Professor of History at Mississippi State University. He is the author of Defending White Democracy: The Making of a Segregationist Movement and the Remaking of Racial Politics, 1936-1965. Hanging Bridge: Racial Violence and America’s Civil Rights Century Panel: Saturday, 4:00-5:00 pm, LP Room 31; Sign: Saturday, 5:00-5:30 pm, Signing Colonnade Libby Ware is a native of West Virginia, and

feels most at home in the Appalachian Mountains. She is the owner of Toadlily Books, an antiquarian and collectible book business. Her short story, “The Circuit,” was a finalist for the Poets and Writers Award, judged by Jennifer Egan. She is a member of the Georgia Antiquarian Booksellers Association, the Atlanta Writers Club, and is a fellow of The Hambridge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences. Lum Panel: Saturday, 12:00-1:00 pm, NPL Commons Room; Sign: Saturday, 1:00-1:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Brad Watson teaches creative writing at the University of Wyoming, Laramie. His first collection, Last Days of the Dog-Men, won the Sue Kauffman Award for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts & Letters. His first novel, The Heaven of Mercury, was a finalist for the National Book Award, and his Aliens in the Prime of Their Lives was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. Miss Jane: A Novel Panel: Friday, 3:00-4:30 pm, NPL Auditorium; Sign: Friday, 4:30-5:00 pm, Signing Colonnade Presentation: Saturday, 12:00-1:00 pm, NPL Auditorium; Sign: Saturday, 1:00-1:30 pm, Signing Colonnade

Marjory Wentworth is Poet Laureate of South Carolina. Her poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize four times. Her collections of poetry include: Noticing Eden, Despite Gravity, What the Water Gives Me, and The Endless Repetition of an Ordinary Miracle. Wentworth is also the author of an award-winning children’s book, Shackles, and Taking a Stand: The Evolution of Human Rights, with Juan E. Méndez. We are Charleston: Tragedy and Triumph at Mother Emmanuel Panel: Sunday, 3:004:00 pm, LP Room 31; Sign: Sunday, 4:00-4:30 pm, Signing Colonnade Deborah Wilbrink , BJ, University of Georgia, is an award-winning journalist and Secretary of the International Association of Personal Historians. Formerly an English teacher and a cemetery manager, she has a passion for restoring and preserving individual’s history and stories. She has assisted with over a score of memoir and family history books through her business, Perfect Memoirs. Time to Tell: Your Personal and Family History Workshop: Saturday, 1:00-2:00 pm, NPL Commons Room; Sign: Saturday, 2:00-2:30 pm, Signing Colonnade Angela Williams taught English at The

Citadel for twenty years, after earning her Masters in English from Duke University. As a teacher, lecturer, community activist, consultant, author and personal/professional coach, Williams draws on her experience and literary expertise to bring to light the untold story: that black women were the unflinching heroes of our times. Williams lives in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. Hush Now,Baby: The Help Becomes Family Presentation: Friday, 2:30-3:30 pm, NPL Commons Room; Sign: Friday, 3:30-4:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

Kimberly Williams-Paisley is an actress, writer, and advocate for dementia research and caregivers. She and her husband live in Tennessee with their two sons and two dogs. This is her first book. Where the Light Gets In: Losing My Mother Only to Find Her Again Presentation: Sunday, 2:003:00 pm, NPL Conf. Room 1AB; Sign: Sunday, 3:003:30 pm, Signing Colonnade Ken Wise is associate director at the Great

Smoky Mountains Regional Project, Kenneth Wise is associate professor at UTK’s John C. Hodges Library, coeditor of Terra Incognita: An Annotated Bibliography of the Great Smoky Mountains, 15441934, and coauthor of A Natural History of Mount Le Conte. Smoky Jack: The Adventures of a Dog and His Master on Mount Le Conte Presentation: Saturday, 1:30-2:30 pm, NPL Conf. Room 2; Sign: Saturday, 2:30-3:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

Amy Wright is the Nonfiction Editor of Zone 3 Press and Zone 3 journal, as well as the author of three chapbooks-Farm, There Are No New Ways To Kill A Man, and The Garden Will Give You A Fat Lip. She was awarded a fellowship for the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop and has been

recognized for excellence in teaching. Everything in the Universe Panel: Saturday, 11:30-12:30 pm, NPL Conf. Room 2; Sign: Saturday, 11:30-12:00 noon, Signing Colonnade; Panel: Sunday, 12:00-1:00 pm, NPL Conf Room 3; Sign: Sunday, 1:00-1:30 pm, Signing Colonnade; Panel: Saturday, 10:00-11:00 am, NPL Conf. Room 2; Sign: Saturday, 11:00-11:30 am, Signing Colonnade

William Wright is the author of four fulllength collections of poems, including: Tree Heresies and Night Field Anecdote. He is Editor of the multivolume Southern Poetry Anthology, Wright serves as assistant editor for Shenandoah as well as founding editor for Town Creek Poetry. His essays and creative writing have recently appeared in Oxford American, Southern Poetry Review, AGNI, the Kenyon Review, and many other journals. Hard Lines: Rough South Poetry; Tree Heresies Panel: Friday, 12:00-1:00 pm, NPL Conf. Room 2; Sign: Friday, 1:00-1:30 pm, Signing Colonnade Panel: Saturday, 10:00-11:00 am, NPL Conf. Room 2; Sign: Saturday, 11:00-11:30 am, Signing Colonnade Erica Wright is a senior editor at Guernica Magazine. Her first novel featuring P.I. Kathleen Stone, The Red Chameleon, was published by Pegasus Books in 2014. Erica lives in Florida. Granite Moth: A Novel Panel: Friday, 12:00-1:30 pm, LP Room 16; Sign: Friday, 1:30-2:00 pm, Signing Colonnade Panel: Saturday, 10:00-11:30 am, LP Room 16; Sign: Saturday, 11:30-12:00 noon, Signing Colonnade Lisa Wysocky is an award-winning bestselling author of fiction and nonfiction. Her Cat Enright equestrian mystery series, which is set near Nashville, has won six awards, including Mom’s Choice, IBPA, American Horse Publications, and Foreword book awards, and has also been optioned for film and television. The Fame Equation: A Cat Enright Mystery Panel: Sunday, 12:00-1:30 pm, NPL Conf. Room 1AB; Sign: Sunday, 1:30-2:00 pm, Signing Colonnade Jessica Young is an elementary/middle-school

art teacher and author who grew up in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. The same things make her happy now as when she was a kid: dancing, painting, music, digging in the dirt, picnics, reading, and writing. Her debut picture book My Blue is Happy was a 2014 Charlotte Zolotow Highly Commended Title and was featured on multiple best-book lists. She lives with her family in Nashville. Haggis and Tank Unleashed Panel: Sunday, 1:00-2:30 pm, NPL Commons Room; Sign: Sunday, 2:30-3:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

Jeff Zentner is a singer-songwriter and guitarist who has recorded with Iggy Pop, Nick Cave, and Debbie Harry. In addition to writing and recording his own music, Zentner works with young musicians at Tennessee Teen Rock Camp, which inspired him to write a novel for young adults. He lives in Nashville with his wife and son. The Serpent King Panel: Saturday, 2:00-3:30 pm, LP Room 30; Sign: Saturday, 3:30-4:00 pm, Signing Colonnade

Rebecca Wells is a novelist, actor, and playwright. She is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Ya-Yas in Bloom, Little Altars Everywhere (winner of the Western States Book Award), and Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (winner of the American Booksellers Book of the Year Award, short-listed for the Orange Prize), which was made into a feature film. She performs from her work internationally, and her books have been translated into twenty-three languages. A native of Louisiana, she now makes her home in Nashville. The Divine Secrets of the YaYa Sisterhood Panel: Friday, 2:303:30 pm, NPL Banner Room; Sign: Friday, 3:30-4:00 pm, Signing Colonnade southern festival of books 2016

Southern Festival of Books 2016.indd 19

19

9/26/16 12:29 PM


Humanities Tennessee

Thanks

the Southern Festival of Books Sponsors

2016 Southern Festival of Books Partners Volunteer: Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet High School Hillsboro High School Junior League of Nashville Cascade High School

MoonPie The Parthenon Bongo Java Yazoo

Humanities Tennessee Patrons*: Lynn M. Alexander, Stephanie K. Alexander, Anonymous, T.A. Barron, Jean and Dennis C. Bottorff, Melinda and John Buntin, Nathan Andrew Buttrey, Patsy Q. Carson, Barbie Chadwick, Jennifer and Mark Chalos, Wayne Christeson, James A. Clodfelter, M. Thomas Collins, David Boyer and Holly Conner, Lacey Cook, Melissa Davis, The Jane and Richard Eskind and Family Foundation, The Steven and Laurie Eskind Family Foundation, Melanie and Randy Ford, Debbie Turner and Beth Fortune, Dr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Frist, Jr., Serenity Gerbman, Sally T. and Robert C. Goodrich, Jr., Helen and Neil Hemphill, Lauran and Tim Henderson, Denise W. and Stephen E. Henley, Robin and Bill King, Lee Pratt and Neil Krugman, Patricia G. Lane, Elaine K. Lytle, Randy Mackin, The Doy and Margaret McCall Family Foundation, Sandra McLeroy, Dianne Ferrell Neal, Scott Newstok, Paul C. Ney, Jr., Christopher and Sarah Nickoloff, Christina and John Norris, Nan Nelson Parrish, Gaye and John Patton, Barbara Phillips, Shawn Pitts, Gus and Jennifer Puryear, Linda N. Rittenhouse, Alma Faye and Ed Rivers, Ken Roberts, Jr., The ROROS Foundation, Stephen and Kathleen Schultenover, Kathryn A. Stephenson, Nancy Rankin and Whitworth Stokes, Abby and Doug Trotter, Denise Wilder Warren, Karen and Randy Williams, Women’s National Book Association (Nashville Chapter), Joyce and Stephen Wood

In-Kind: Tennessee Titans Lipman Brothers Parnassus Books BookPage

Nashville Wraps Briarpatch Catering Midtown Printing Kimbro Water

Humanities Tennessee Board of Directors: Holly Conner (Chair), Nashville; Lynn Alexander (Vice-Chair), Martin; Donald Fann (Immediate Past Chair), Woodbury; Sammie Arnold, Nashville; Lindsay Bales, Brentwood; Nathan Buttrey, Franklin; Patsy Carson, Madisonville; Daryl A. Carter, Johnson City; Carmen Davis, Chattanooga; Jim Dodson, Oak Ridge; Judy Drescher, Memphis; Joy Fulkerson, Johnson City; Michael Knight, Knoxville; Randy Mackin, Linden; Scott Newstok, Memphis; Shawn Pitts, Selmer; Karen E. Williams, Franklin; Kathi Grant Willis, Chattanooga Humanities Tennessee Staff: Tim Henderson, Executive Director; Melissa Davis, Director, Community History Programs; Jenny Fernandez, Office Administrator; Serenity Gerbman, Director, Literature and Language Programs; Paul McCoy, Program Officer; Alexis Stevens, Development and Marketing Officer; Langston Wilkins, Program Officer; Jennifer Chalos, Development Consultant; Margaret Renkl, Editor, Chapter16.org

*Reflects gifts received between September 22, 2015, and September 21, 2016.

Festival Steering Committee: Tracy Barrett, Andy Brennan, Maria Browning, Jennifer Puryear, Gigi Rose, Sharra Rosichan, Beth Terrell Thank you to the 2016 Authors in the Round Chairs: Dianne F. Neal and Paul C. Ney, Jr.

Southern Festival of Books 2016.indd 20

9/26/16 12:29 PM

2016 sfob final program  
Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you