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Book Fest


‘The Shack’ author William Paul Young brings out hidden tales within biblical story of Creation

11 Feb 2016

Christianity and questions. That’s what best-selling author William Paul Young had growing up with missionary parents in New Guinea among a Stone Age tribe.


Author Andrea Mays explores millionaire Henry Folger’s Shakespeare obsession

11 Feb 2016

Andrea Mays is a lifelong Shakespearean who grew up reading the Folger Library edition of his plays and listening to vinyl performances at the New York Public Library.


Literary journalist Michael Dirda to present essay collection in Savannah

11 Feb 2016

Literary journalist Michael Dirda is almost as well-traveled as he is well-read, but his Savannah Book Fest appearance marks his first visit to our city. Like many visitors, though, his first impression came long ago from “The Book.”


The White House that spin built: David Greenberg gets to root of political PR

11 Feb 2016

David Greenberg was too young to fully appreciate the actions of Richard Nixon, Watergate and the president’s eventual resignation from the country’s highest office in the early ’70s.


Author Julie Checkoway captures story of a swim club and coach for the records

11 Feb 2016

Against all odds, a select group of poor Japanese-American children in the 1930s and ’40s became Olympic swimming champions. Against all odds, in 1937, teacher Soichi Sakamoto became their coach.


Retired police officer Steve Osborne tells it like it is on the street

11 Feb 2016

When Steve Osborne started to write stories from his experiences as a New York City police officer, he never thought they would turn into a book.


The cat’s out of the bag: Rita Mae Brown to discuss her work at Savannah Book Fest

11 Feb 2016

The author of several successful novels, poems and screenplays, Rita Mae Brown decided in 1990 that she wanted to write for the fun of it.


Techno-thriller: Lincoln Child found best-selling success in both solo, collaborative novels

11 Feb 2016

Lincoln Child began writing at a very early age. “I’ve always enjoyed writing,” says the best-selling author of the Jeremy Logan thrillers.


Circus star: Sara Gruen creates memorable characters for novels

11 Feb 2016

Getting laid off from her job proved to be just about the best thing that could happen to Sara Gruen, author of the best-selling novels “Water for Elephants” and “At the Water’s Edge.”


Former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino to share memories at SBF

04 Feb 2016

During a news conference on Dec. 14, 2008, Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi threw both of his shoes at President George W. Bush.


Stolen innocence: Author explores tragic world of human trafficking

04 Feb 2016

In 2013, while on vacation in Yetevan, Armenia, with his wife, his daughter and her friend, author Christopher Bohjalian witnessed a clandestine moment that sparked the idea for his latest novel, “The Guest Room.”


Author Gail Lumet Buckley tells story of a strong black family's move from Civil War to civil rights

04 Feb 2016

Moses Calhoun started it all in Atlanta. He was an educated black man who was also a house slave to the wealthy Dr. A.B. Calhoun.


Everything to live for: Quadruple amputee Travis Mills is no wounded warrior

04 Feb 2016

In Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, Travis Mills was an elite, multi-game athlete in high school, helped on the family farm and protected his two siblings from bullies.


Joshua Cohen writes a novel for the Internet Age

04 Feb 2016

In the 1990s, a ceaseless string of Internet-themed films made their way into American theaters.


Savannah Book Fest authors at a glance

03 Feb 2016

Authors will come from near and far to descend upon the Savannah Book Festival from Feb. 11-14. Read on to learn more about some of the talented writers headed our way.