The 2015 Festival
The Georgia Center for the Book and the Georgia Humanities Council are
pleased to announce that the Georgia Literary Festival will take place in
Augusta on November 7, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Augusta University
Summerville Campus in the Jaguar Student Activity Center.
Situated along the banks of the Savannah River and home to the
world-famous Masters Golf Tournament, the second oldest city in Georgia is
sure to be a picturesque location for the Georgia Literary Festival.
Hometown authors Frank Yerby and Berry Fleming will be honored along with
Tobacco Road author, Erskine Caldwell, for their contributions to
Georgia’s literary heritage. The Festival will also feature various
authors from around the state of Georgia participating in readings and
panels, a children’s area, and a street fair featuring book related
vendors and merchandise.
To receive updates about the festival, please visit the Georgia Literary
For sponsorship information and general inquiries, please contact Karin
Gillespie at Karin.Gillespie@gmail.com.
To inquire about vendor space and availability, contact Aspasia Luster at:
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Recipient of the Georgia Writer’s
Association Lifetime Achievement Award, his novels have been
translated into twenty different languages and have sold millions
internationally. The career of bestselling novelist Terry Kay has
spanned more than fifty years, producing sixteen novels that have
been translated into twenty different languages, an induction
into the Georgia Writer’s Hall of Fame, the Georgia Writer’s
Association Lifetime Achievement Award, and numerous awards
extolling his immense talent and generosity.
Jennifer W. Dickey
Jennifer W. Dickey is the author of
A Tough Little Patch of History: Gone With the Wind and the
Politics of Memory. She has a master’s degree in heritage
preservation and a Ph.D. in public history from Georgia State
University, and is a professor at Kennesaw State University.
Patti Callahan Henry
Hailed as a fresh new voice in Southern
fiction, New York Times bestselling author Patti
Callahan Henry’s ever-increasing list of novels has been
published in five languages. She has been shortlisted for the
Townsend Prize for Fiction, and nominated four different times
for the Southeastern Independent Booksellers Novel of the Year.
Karen White is the New York Times
bestselling author of nineteen novels and has been nominated for
the SIBA (Southeastern Booksellers Alliance) Fiction Book of the
Year award, and twice won the National Readers’ Choice Award.
Joshilyn Jackson is the
New York Times bestselling author of five novels that
have been translated into a dozen languages. She has won SIBA’s
novel of the year, twice won the Georgia Author of the Year, and
twice been shortlisted for the Townsend Prize.
Will Harlan is editor-in-chief of Blue
Ridge Outdoors Magazine and an award-winning journalist.
He has written for National Geographic Adventure and
appeared in Sports Illustrated, The Wall Street
Journal, and on The Oprah Winfrey Show. He is
the author of Untamed: The Wildest Woman in America and
the Fight for Cumberland Island.
Carolyn Newton Curry
Carolyn Curry holds a BA in English from
Agnes Scott College and MA and PhD degrees in History from
Georgia State University. She has taught at the Westminster
Schools in Atlanta and The University of Kentucky. Curry is the
founder and chair of Women Alone Together®, a non-profit
foundation created to meet the needs of women who are alone in
our culture. She is the author of Suffer and Grow Strong: The
Life of Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas 1834-1907.
Karin Gillespie is the national-bestselling
author of five novels and has written for the
New York Times, Washington Post and
Writer Magazine. She lives in Augusta, Georgia, where
she writes a book column for the Augusta Chronicle, and
a humor column for the Augusta Magazine.
Jim Grimsley is an award-winning playwright
and novelist. His books have been translated into seven
languages. In 1997, he received the Lila Wallace/Reader's Digest
Writers Award, and he has twice been a finalist for the Rome
Prize Fellowship in Literature from the American Academy of Arts
and Letters. In 2005 he won an Academy Award in Literature from
the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
A remarkable new voice in Southern Fiction,
Brian Panowich is the author of Bull Mountain, an
incredibly assured debut that heralds a major new talent in
Colleen Oakley’s debut novel,
Before I Go, is a heart-wrenching tale of a young woman
with breast cancer who undertakes a mission to find a new wife
for her husband before she passes away. Colleen’s articles and
essays have been featured in The New York Times,
Ladies’ Home Journal, Marie Claire,
Women’s Health, Redbook, Parade, and
Martha Stewart Weddings.
Sandra D. Deal
As first lady of Georgia, she has focused
her energies on a range of issues. Through Read Across Georgia,
she has visited all 159 counties in the state to encourage
reading for children. Her With a Servant’s Heart platform has
encouraged statewide community service programs and volunteerism
events. She serves as chair of the Governor’s Office for Children
and Family and co-chair of the Georgia Children’s Cabinet. She is
the author of Memories of the Mansion: The Story of Georgia’s
Graubart is the author of six books,
including the James Beard Award-winning Mastering the Art of
Southern Cooking, writes the “New Sunday Supper” column
in Southern Living magazine, and shares her message
of gaining confidence in the kitchen to groups large and
small. She travels teaching cooking classes, both
demonstration and participation, around the country.
South Carolinian Nathalie Dupree is a
best-selling author with 13 hardbacks and two softback cookbooks
and more than 300 television shows for The Food Network, PBS, and
the Learning Channel. Her bestselling book, New Southern
Cooking started an entire culinary movement. She’s won
several James Beard Awards and her latest cookbook is
Mastering the Art of Southern Vegetables.