Now in its 31st year, the Kentucky Book Fair will be held November 10th at the Frankfort Convention Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year’s fair will feature nearly 200 authors showcasing their most recent books.
Sponsored by The State Journal, the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives and the University Press of Kentucky, the fair attracts thousands of readers and library patrons from across the country. With a wide variety of books ranging from regional cookbooks to wartime histories, the fair has something for everyone with a passion for reading.
The University Press of Kentucky will have many authors at the fair this year, including:
- James Archambeault, Kentucky Horse Country: Images of the Bluegrass
- Raymond Bial, The Shaker Village
- Lonnie Brown and Roberta Simpson Brown, Spookiest Stories Ever: Four Seasons of Kentucky Ghosts
- Michael F. Cairo, The Gulf: The Bush Presidencies and the Middle East
- Lawrence M. Crutcher, George Keats of Kentucky: A Life
- Lilly J. Goren, editor, Women and the White House: Gender, Popular Culture, and Presidential Politics
- Mary Hamilton, Kentucky Folktales: Revealing Stories, Truths, and Outright Lies
- Neal O. Hammon, editor, My Father, Daniel Boone: The Draper Interviews with Daniel Boone
- James W. Holsinger, editor, Contemporary Public Health: Principles, Practice, and Policy
- Silas House, Something’s Rising: Appalachians Fighting Mountaintop Removal
- Jason Howard, A Few Honest Words: The Kentucky Roots of Popular Music
- Bruce Stewart, author, and T.R.C. Hutton, contributor, Blood in the Hills: A History of Violence in Appalachia
- Helen Matthews Lewis and Judith Jennings, editor, Helen Matthews Lewis: Living Social Justice in Appalachia
- James C. Klotter and Daniel Rowland, editors, Bluegrass Renaissance: The History and Culture of Central Kentucky
- George Ella Lyon, editor, A Kentucky Christmas
- Bobbie Ann Mason, Shiloh and Other Stories
- Nora Rose Moosnick, Arab and Jewish Women in Kentucky: Stories of Accommodation and Audacity
- James C. Nicholson, The Kentucky Derby: How the Run for the Roses Became America’s Premier Sporting Event
- Ted Olson, editor, The Hills Remember: The Complete Short Stories of James Still
- Nancy O’Malley and Karl Raitz, Kentucky’s Frontier Highway: Historical Landscapes along the Maysville Road
Also, University Press of Kentucky author, T.R.C. Hutton, will participate in “Feuding Kentucky: Page to Performance,” a panel discussion sponsored by The Kentucky Book Fair and The Kentucky Historical Society. The program will be at noon on Saturday, November 10 in the House Chamber of Old State Capital across the street from the convention center. UPK author James C. Klotter will moderate a discussion involving Hutton; Altina Waller, author of Feud; James D. Reeder, playwright of Bloody Rowan!; and Jerry Deaton, filmmaker of The Feuds of Bloody Breathitt. T.R.C. Hutton’s new book, tentatively titled Bloody Breathitt: Politics and Violence in the Appalachian South.
Hutton contributed a chapter, “Assassins and Anarchists’ and Feudists: Death and Politics in the Bluegrass and the Mountains,” to Blood in the Hills: A History of Violence in Appalachia, by Bruce Stewart, and his new book, Bloody Breathitt: Politics and Violence in the Appalachian South, will be available next year. Admission is free and open to the public. Limited seating is available.