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.
’s debut story collection, I Want To Show You More (Grove Press), is a New York Times Editors’ Choice, NAIBA Bestseller, Indie Next, and O, The Oprah Magazine pick for summer 2013. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The O.Henry Prize Stories, The Kenyon Review, Tin House, Ploughshares, The Southern Review, McSweeney’s, and elsewhere. A finalist for the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction and the winner of the 2011 American Short Fiction story contest, she is the recipient of fellowships from Yaddo, The MacDowell Colony, Sewanee, and Bread Loaf. Quatro holds graduate degrees from the College of William and Mary and the Bennington College Writing Seminars, and is a Contributing Editor at Oxford American.
, genealogist and historian, discovered her Native American heritage and began writing a family saga beginning with Swimming with Serpents. This Alabama native and graduate of the University of Alabama (BSE) and Troy University (MSE) splits her time between Dothan, Alabama and Panama City, Florida with her husband. Ramsey writes on Southern culture on her website, southern-style.com.
is the author of The Cove and of the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award finalist and New York Times bestselling novel Serena, in addition to three other prizewinning novels, One Foot in Eden, Saints at the River, and The World Made Straight; three collections of poems; and four collections of stories, among them Burning Bright, which won the 2010 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, and Chemistry and Other Stories, which was a finalist for the 2007 PEN/Faulkner Award. Twice the recipient of the O. Henry Prize, Rash teaches at Western Carolina University.
was born, raised, and still lives on the family farm in Sandersville, Georgia. A practicing physician, he is the author of five novels set in the rural South. His interest in the fascinating and convoluted history of the state’s small towns led to his exploration of the infamous Rawlings-Tarbutton murder of 1925, resulting in this book. www.williamrawlings.com
lives in Nashville with her four beautiful kids, an amazing husband, two fairly crazy cats, and a dog. She has books in every corner of her house, an impressive Harry Potter memorabilia collection, and a bunch of really cool friends she doesn't get to see nearly as much as she'd like to. She is also the author of DEFIANCE.
has received writing fellowships from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and Seaside Institute and has published in various anthologies, magazines and newspapers. She also co-edited All Out of Faith and Circling Faith with Jennifer Horne. (Southeast Chapter). Reed produced and directed numerous documentaries and the series Bookmark with Don Noble at the University of Alabama Center for Public TV & Radio and for her work with Discovering Alabama she received two Emmys.
is a doctoral student in American modernist literature at Rice University. The Other Typist is her first novel. She lives in New York City and is currently working on a second novel.
is the author of The Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero; the New York Times #1 best-selling The Kane Chronicles, Book One: The Red Pyramid; as well as all the books in the New York Times #1 best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series: The Lightning Thief; The Sea of Monsters; The Titan's Curse; The Battle of the Labyrinth; and The Last Olympian. His previous novels for adults include the hugely popular Tres Navarre series, winner of the top three awards in the mystery genre. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons.
***Rick Riordan will not hold a public signing at the Festival. There will be signed books available for purchase on Sunday only. Books purchased at the Festival on Friday or Saturday will not be signed, and there will not be an opportunity to have them signed at the Festival.***
is the author of Praise Nothing: Poems (University of Arkansas Press, 2013). His recognitions include the James Wright Poetry Award, the New South Prize, selection for the Best New Poets anthology, and a Walter E. Dakin fellowship in poetry from the Sewanee Writers' Conference. He is Visiting Assistant Professor of English at University of the Incarnate Word where he teaches creative writing and literature. He lives in San Antonio.
, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, was the first woman to work in the kitchen of the Four Seasons Restaurant. Author of Grains, she writes the food and gardening column "Miriam's Garden" for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
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