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2016 SFB Authors

Below is the list of authors scheduled to appear at this year's Southern Festival of Books. This list is sorted alphabetically and then is broken into multiple pages. If you would like a one-page version of this list (in order to print the entire list, for example), please click here.

William M. Akers

author of Your Screenplay Sucks! 100 Ways To Make It Great, is a Writers Guild Lifetime Member who's had three feature films produced from his screenplays. He's written for studios, independent producers, and the major television networks. Akers gives writing workshops around the world and is a regular speaker at Story Expo in Los Angeles.

Mrs. Ravenbach's Way
William Akers

author of Your Screenplay Sucks! 100 Ways To Make It Great, is a Writers Guild Lifetime Member who's had three feature films produced from his screenplays. He's written for studios, independent producers, and major television networks. Akers gives writing workshops around the world and is a regular speaker at Story Expo in Los Angeles.

Mrs. Ravenbach's Way
Gilbert Allen

is the author of six collections of poems, most recently Catma. He received the Robert Penn Warren Prize in Poetry from the Southern Review in 2007 and a Special Mention for fiction in Pushcart Prize XXXVII. He was inducted into the South Carolina Academy of Authors in 2014. A longtime resident of upstate South Carolina, Allen is the Bennette E. Geer Professor of Literature Emeritus at Furman University. The Final Days of Great American Shopping is his first book of prose fiction.

The Final Days of Great American Shopping: Stories Past, Present and Future
Nan Corbitt Allen

is a multiple Dove Award-winning lyricist, the author of two novels and two nonfiction books. She is a graduate of the University of Alabama and Southern New Hampshire University. After twenty-six years living in Nashville and working in the music business, she moved with her husband, Dennis, to Cleveland, Georgia, where she teaches English and Creative Writing at Truett-McConnell College.

Small Potatoes and Tuesdays at the Piggly Wiggly
Nan Corbitt Allen

is a multiple Dove Award-winning lyricist, the author of two novels and two nonfiction books. She is a graduate of the University of Alabama and Southern New Hampshire University. After twenty-six years of living in Nashville and working in the music business, she moved with her husband, Dennis, to Cleveland, Georgia, where she teaches English and Creative Writing at Truett-McConnell College.

Small Potatoes and Tuesdays at the Piggly Wiggly
Gilbert Allen

is the author of six collections of poems, most recently Catma. He received the Robert Penn Warren Prize in Poetry from the SouthernReviewin 2007 and a Special Mention for fiction in Pushcart Prize XXXVII. He was inducted into the South Carolina Academy of Authors in 2014. A longtime resident of upstate South Carolina, Allen is the Bennette E. Geer Professor of Literature Emeritus at Furman University. The Final Days of Great American Shopping is his first book of prose fiction.

The Final Days of Great American Shopping: Stories Past, Present and Future
Brian Allison

has worked in the public history/museum field for around twenty years. His past experience includes curating, public speaking, and creating documentaries. Brian holds a degree from Austin Peay State University in American history. He has also worked as a staff historian for several local museums and served as curator for Traveller's Rest Plantation. Brian is co-author of Tennessee State Penitentiary.

Murder & Mayhem in Nashville
Bill Anderson

is a songwriter, country musician, longtime Grand Ole Opry member and performer, and inductee into the legendary Country Music Hall of Fame.

Whisperin' Bill Anderson: An Unprecedented Life in Country Music
Bill Anderson

is a songwriter, country musician, longtime Grand Ole Opry member and performer, and inductee into the legendary Country Music Hall of Fame.

Whisperin' Bill Anderson: An Unprecedented Life in Country Music