By Whitney Hale, UK Public Relations and Marketing
The 34th annual Kentucky Book Fair took place in Frankfort, Kentucky, on Saturday, November 14, 2015. The fair featured more than 200 authors and editors showcasing their most recent books, including several writers from University Press of Kentucky (UPK). Twenty of the 2015 authors were from University Press of Kentucky.
UPK authors participating in the Kentucky Book Fair included:
- Terri Blom Crocker, The Christmas Truce: Myth, Memory, and the First World War;
- Peter P. Bosomworth, F. Douglas Scutchfield, and Paul Evans Holbrook Jr., The Letters of Thomas Merton and Victor and Carolyn Hammer: Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam;
- Theodore A. Hallam, Gerald L. Smith, Karen Cotton McDaniels, and John A. Hardin, The Kentucky African-American Encyclopedia;
- James Archambeault, Kentucky Horse Country: Images of the Bluegrass ;
- Roberta Simpson Brown and Lonnie E. Brown, Haunted Holidays: Twelve Months of Kentucky Ghosts;
- Kathryn Canavan, Lincoln’s Final Hours: Conspiracy, Terror, and the Assassination of America’s Greatest President;
- Robert Crane and Christopher Fryer, Crane: Sex, Celebrity, and My Father's Unsolved Murder;
- Kathleen Driskell, Next Door to the Dead: Poems;
- William Lynwood Montell, Tales from Kentucky Nurses;
- Carol Peachee, The Birth of Bourbon: A Photographic Tour of Early Distilleries; and
Sponsored by The State-Journal, and co-sponsored by the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, UPK and the Kentucky Humanities Council, the Kentucky Book Fair attracts thousands of avid readers and patrons from across the country. Founded in 1981, the Kentucky Book Fair is the state's leading literary event. Since its inception, the fair has recognized outstanding Kentucky authors and editors. The largest and oldest event of its kind in the state, the Kentucky Book Fair has three key goals:
· to honor the profession of writing in the form of a one-day celebration;
· to provide a format for authors to meet their reading public; and
· to raise money through the sale of books and donate all profits to mostly school and public libraries throughout Kentucky
The proceeds benefit libraries that have few resources to expand collections, replace old books or fund literacy-related causes. Those contributions to date total more than $375,000.
Excerpted with permission from UKNow.