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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.

Amy Wright

is the Nonfiction Editor of Zone 3 Press and Zone 3 journal, as well as the author of three chapbooks: Farm, There Are No New Ways To Kill A Man, and The Garden Will Give You A Fat Lip. She was awarded a fellowship for the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop and has been recognized for excellence in teaching.

Everything in the Universe
Erica Wright

is a senior editor at Guernica Magazine. Her first novel featuring P.I. Kathleen Stone, The Red Chameleon, was published by Pegasus Books in 2014. Erica lives in Florida.

The Granite Moth:A Novel
William Wright

is the author of four full-length collections of poems, including: Tree Heresies and Night Field Anecdote. Editor of the multivolume Southern Poetry Anthology, Wright serves as assistant editor for Shenandoah as well as founding editor for Town Creek Poetry. His essays and creative writing have recently appeared in Oxford American, Southern Poetry Review, AGNI, the Kenyon Review, and many other journals.

Hard Lines: Rough South Poetry
Lisa Wysocky

is an award-winning bestselling author of fiction and nonfiction. Her Cat Enright equestrian mystery series, which is set near Nashville, has won six awards, including Mom's Choice, IBPA, American Horse Publications, and Foreword book awards, and has also been optioned for film and television.

The Fame Equation: A Cat Enright Mystery
Jessica Young

is an elementary/middle-school art teacher and author who grew up in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. The same things make her happy now as when she was a kid: dancing, painting, music, digging in the dirt, picnics, reading, and writing. Her debut picture book My Blue is Happy was a 2014 Charlotte Zolotow Highly Commended Title and was featured on multiple best-book lists. She lives with her family in Nashville.

Haggis and Tank Unleashed
Jeff Zentner

is a singer-songwriter and guitarist who has recorded with Iggy Pop, Nick Cave, and Debbie Harry. In addition to writing and recording his own music, Zentner works with young musicians at Tennessee Teen Rock Camp, which inspired him to write a novel for young adults. He lives in Nashville with his wife and son.

The Serpent King
Jeff Zentner

is a singer-songwriter and guitarist who has recorded with Iggy Pop, Nick Cave, and Debbie Harry. In addition to writing and recording his own music, Zentner works with young musicians at Tennessee Teen Rock Camp, which inspired him to write a novel for young adults. The Serpent King will be published in March 2016 and is Jeff's first novel. He lives in Nashville with his wife and son.

The Serpent King