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2013 SFB Authors

Below is the list of authors scheduled to appear at this year's Southern Festival of Books. This list is sorted alphabetically and then is broken into multiple pages. If you would like a one-page version of this list (in order to print the entire list, for example), please click here.

William Akers

has had three feature films produced from his screenplays.  Akers has written scripts, series television, and documentaries for the MGM, Disney, and Universal Studios, as well as

Fox, NBC, ABC, TNN television networks. He teaches screenwriting and filmmaking at Vanderbilt University. 

                                                                    

 

William Akers

has had three feature films produced from his screenplays.  Akers has written scripts, series television, and documentaries for the MGM, Disney, and Universal Studios, as well as

Fox, NBC, ABC, TNN television networks.  Currently, his script about the fall of Saigon is under option to Overture Studios with director Jon Amiel. He is chair of the Motion Pictures program at Belmont University.   

Sunday, 2:30-4:00 pm, Banner Room Nashville Public Library

The Nashville Writers Circle

Will Akers

Roy Blount Jr.

Rick Bragg

John Seigenthaler

Kelly Alexander

's work has appeared in the New York Times, Newsweek, and O: The Oprah Magazine. She is co-author of the New York Times best-selling barbecue cookbook Smokin' with Myron Mixon.

Saturday, October 12
11:00-12:30 pm, Legislative Plaza, Room 12

Peaches: A Savor the South Cookbook
Tammy Algood

is an author, editor, and spokesperson. She conducts cooking schools at various Tennessee wineries and has been published in numerous magazines and newspapers. She is married and lives in Nashville.

 

Friday, October 11
1:00-2:00 pm, Legislative Plaza, Room 29

In a Snap
Marino Alvarez

is a professor emeritus at Tennessee State University.

 

Saturday, October 12 
3:00-4:00 pm, Nashville Downtown Library, Conf. Room II

A Professor Reflects on Sherlock Holmes
Gigi Amateau

is the author of Chancey of the Maury River, the first book about the horses of the Maury River, which as a William Allen White Master List selection, as well as Come August, Come Freedom; A Certain Strain of Peculiar; and Claiming Georgia Tate. She lives in Richmond, VA. 

 

Saturday, October 12
2:00-3:00 pm, Nashville Downtown Library, Conf. Room II

Macadoo of the Maury River
Kathi Appelt

is the author of the Newbery Honor-winning, National Book Award finalist, PEN USA Literary Award-winning, and bestselling The Underneath as well as the highly acclaimed novel Keeper, The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp, and many picture books. She is a member of the faculty at Vermont College's Master of Fine Arts program and occasionally teaches creative writing at Texas A&M University. She has two grown children, lives in Texas with her husband, and once helped her grandma raise a baby raccoon. www.kathieappelt.com

 

Saturday, October 12
11:00-12:00 pm, Nashville Downtown Library, Library Auditorium

The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp
David Armand

, born and raised in Louisiana, has worked as a drywall hanger, a draftsman, and as a press operator in a flag-printing factory. He now teaches at Southeastern Louisiana University. In 2010 his first novel, The Pugilist’s Wife, won the George Garrett Fiction Prize and was published by Texas Review Press.

 

Saturday, October 12
1:00-2:00 pm, Nashville Downtown Library, Conf. Room II

Harlow
Stephen V. Ash

is a professor emeritus of history at the University of Tennessee. He is the author of Firebrand of Liberty, A Year in the South, and other books on the Civil War era. He lives in Knoxville, Tennessee.

 

Friday, October 11
4:30-5:30 pm, Nashville Downtown Library, Conf. Room IA

A Massacre in Memphis: The Race Riot that Shook the Nation One Year after the Civil War