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SOKY Book Fest selects finalists for 2014 Kentucky Literary Award

The Southern Kentucky Book Fest partnership announces the five finalists for the 2014 Kentucky Literary Award. This year’s award will go to a work of fiction by a Kentucky author or with a significant Kentucky theme that was published in 2012 or 2013.

book fest logoThe five finalists are:

  • Ghosting by Kirby Gann
  • Looking for Me by Beth Hoffman
  • The Next Time You See Me by Holly Goddard Jones
  • Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler
  • The Fountain of St. James Court; or, Portrait of the Artist as an Old Woman by Sena Jeter Naslund

“The selection committee has spent the past year reading a lot of books that meet the criteria for the award, and they feel the finalists are a blend of excellent writing and compelling stories,” said Kristie Lowry, administrator of the committee.

The award winner will be announced at the Southern Kentucky Book Fest’s Meet the Authors reception on April 25 — the night before the main Book Fest event. For information about the program, contact Kristie Lowry, Book Fest organizer and WKU Libraries Literary Outreach Coordinator, at kristie.lowry@wku.edu or (270) 745-4502.

The Southern Kentucky Book Fest is a partnership of Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Warren County Public Library and WKU Libraries. For information, visit www.sokybookfest.org.

Contact: Jennifer Wilson, (270) 745-6977.

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