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SOKY Book Fest intern here, with some exciting news! As a person who grew up reading these books (and still proudly displays them on her bookshelf), was extremely excited about the movie, and still has VHS recordings of the T.V. show, this news put me in instant fangirl mode. Ready? Continue reading
On September 13, Ann Patchett’s latest novel, Commonwealth, will hit shelves. The book’s been popping up on “Most Anticipated” lists all summer, from Publisher’s Weekly to The Washington Post, included alongside highly praised forthcoming titles from such authors as Colson Whitehead, Zadie Smith, Yaa Gyasi, Jonathan Safran Froer, and Jacqueline Woodson. Apart from being a novelist, Patchett is the co-owner of Parnassus Books in Nashville, and from what I’ve read in interviews, she doesn’t slow down for long. She’ll be touring with Commonwealth this fall, and if you don’t get a chance to catch her while she’s on the road, never fear – I’m happy to announce that she’ll be a featured author at the Southern Kentucky Book Fest on April 22, 2017. I’ll give you a minute to commit that date to memory. Continue reading
Jay Asher is the author of Thirteen Reasons Why, The Future of Us (coauthored with Printz-honor winner Carolyn Mackler), and What Light (forthcoming in October 2016). Asher’s novels have been translated into over 30 languages. He got the idea for his debut novel when he was struck by the strangeness of hearing someone’s voice in his head while listening to an audio tour in a museum. Thirteen Reasons Why was a #1 New York Times bestseller, has sold over 2.5 million copies in the U.S. alone, is currently in production to be a 13-part series on Netflix, and has won numerous awards and honors including the California Book Award. Asher lives on the central coast of California with his wife and two children. When not writing, he enjoys camping and playing guitar.
C.J. Redwine loves fairy tales, Harry Potter, and Sherlock. She is the author of the Defiance trilogy, a post-apocalyptic fantasy from Balzer + Bray. C.J. lives in Nashville with her husband and children. If the novel writing gig ever falls through, she’ll join the Avengers and wear a cape to work every day