Due to a family emergency, scheduled Keynote Address author Daniel Krauthammer has regretfully postponed his Friday appearance at the Savannah Book Festival.

SBF is pleased to announce that Chris Stirewalt, Fox News Channel’s politics editor, is now presenting the Keynote Address. Krauthammer's address has been rescheduled to March 11.

“We were very sad to hear that Daniel Krauthammer would not be able to deliver our Keynote Address as scheduled,” said SBF Board President Beau Anders. “We truly appreciate Chris Stirewalt’s willingness to step in and present the Keynote Address on Friday.”

Stirewalt will present the address at 6 p.m. Friday at the Historic Lucas Theatre.

Originally scheduled as part of Festival Saturday, Stirewalt is the author of "Every Man a King: A Short, Colorful History of American Populists." The book is a fun and lively account of America’s populist tradition, from Andrew Jackson to Teddy Roosevelt to Ross Perot. It is a history of an American attitude that has shaped not only our current moment, but also the long struggle over who gets to define the truths we hold to be self-evident. Stirewalt is a prominent news analyst and reporter based in Washington, D.C.

Guests at the Friday event should show the original ticket for access. SBF advises guests to hold on to that ticket, which will be honored again at Krauthammer's rescheduled March 11 event.

If you do not wish to attend either event, turn your ticket in to the Savannah Box Office for a refund at 216 E. Broughton St. All refund requests must be made by 6 p.m. Friday.

Go to savannahbookfestival.org for more information as it becomes available.