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SOKY Book Fest partners select finalists for 2017 Kentucky Literary Award

The finalists for the 2017 Kentucky Literary Award are (from left) Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance; My Father, the Pornographer, by Chris Offutt; and Una Merkel: The Actress with Sassy Wit and Southern Charm, by Larry Sean Kinder. The award will be presented on April 21.

The finalists for the 2017 Kentucky Literary Award are (from left) Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance; My Father, the Pornographer, by Chris Offutt; and Una Merkel: The Actress with Sassy Wit and Southern Charm, by Larry Sean Kinder. The award will be presented on April 21.

The Southern Kentucky Book Fest partnership announces the three finalists for the 2017 Kentucky Literary Award. This year’s award will go to a work of nonfiction by a Kentucky author or with a significant Kentucky theme that was published in 2015 or 2016.

The three finalists are:

  • Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance
  • My Father, the Pornographer, by Chris Offutt
  • Una Merkel: The Actress with Sassy Wit and Southern Charm, by Larry Sean Kinder

The winner will be announced at the Southern Kentucky Book Fest’s Meet the Authors Reception on April 21 – the night before the main Book Fest event. The Kentucky Literary Award is presented annually by the Southern Kentucky Book Fest partnership. The 2017 award is sponsored by the Friends of WKU Libraries. For information about the award, contact Sara Volpi, Book Fest and Literary Outreach Coordinator, at sara.volpi@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 sokybookfest.org.

Contact: Sara Volpi, (270) 745-4502

 

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