Tickets for the keynote, opening and closing addresses at the Historic Lucas Theatre for the 2019 The Savannah Book Festival, set for Feb. 14-17, are now on sale.

 

George and Paula Saunders will give the opening address at 6 p.m. Feb. 14. Daniel Krauthammer will present a keynote address on Feb. 15 and Lynn Vincent and Sara Vladic will give the closing address at 2 p.m. Feb. 17.

Tickets, which historically sell out quickly, are on now sale at savannahbookfestival.org for $20. You can also call the Savannah Box Office at 912-525-5050.

George Saunders, winner of the 2017 Man Booker prize for his first novel, a New York Times No. 1 Bestseller, “Lincoln in the Bardo,” will present the opening address with his debut novelist wife, Paula Saunders, according to a press release. George is the author of nine books, including “Tenth of December,” an essay collection which was a finalist for the National Book Award and won the inaugural Folio Prize.

He has received MacArthur and Guggenheim fellowships and the PEN/Malamud Prize for excellence in the short story. His newest book, “Fox 8,” will be published in November. Paula Saunders published her debut novel, “A Distance Home,” this summer. They will be discussing their writing lives, processes and inspirations.

 

Krauthammer will discuss the last work of his father, Charles Krauthammer, “The Point of it All: A Lifetime of Great Loves and Endeavors.” The book explores Charles’ notable writings and speeches from his 30 years as a national columnist and philosopher, covering topics like politics, popular culture, medicine, and human nature before he died in June at the age of 68.

The collection, which Charles was working on before he passed away and was edited by Daniel, also includes a deeply personal section on family, living with disability and dying, as well as Daniel’s eulogy for his father. Daniel is a syndicated columnist and political commentator whose writings appear in The Weekly Standard, New Republic and The National Review with a focus on economics, foreign affairs and finance.

Vincent, a New York Times bestselling author and Vladic, an acclaimed documentary filmmaker, will discuss their book, “Indianapolis,” a sweeping saga of survival, sacrifice, justice and love. 

“Indianapolis” stands as both groundbreaking naval history and spellbinding narrative — and brings the ship and her heroic crew back to full, vivid, unforgettable life. It is the definitive account of one of the most remarkable episodes in American history. Vladic is one of the world’s leading experts on the USS Indianapolis and interviewed 108 of the ship’s survivors.

In 2016, She released an award-winning documentary film on the disaster, “USS Indianapolis: The Legacy.” Vincent is a U.S. Navy veteran and a No. 1 New York Times bestselling author and co-author of 11 nonfiction books with more than 16 million copies in print.

Pick up a free copy of Do Savannah, or visit dosavannah.com, on Feb. 7 and Feb. 14 for feature stories on the authors and the festival.