A staggering memoir from New York Times-bestselling author Ada Calhoun traces her fraught relationship with her father and their shared obsession with a great poet.
Join Josh Floyd from Ingram Spark to learn about opportunities for independent publishing.
Thirty stories, collected in one volume for the very first time, from one of the South's best known and most acclaimed short story writers.
Writers explore themes of feminism, community and healing.
Dr. Alex Jahangir and Emily Mendenhall have the inside scoop on the coronavirus pandemic. Join them as they reveal their unique perspectives and careers.
Scholars and activists discuss the fight for racial equality in the South, both in the past and the present.
Popular writers Austin and Bell as discuss power, intrigue, and the supernatural in new novels.
Poets discuss the art and science of poetry. Explore with them themes of love, nature, life, and human connection.
The hours spent visiting, in intimate closeness, are still cherished by Wayne Flynt. They yielded revelations large and small, which have been shaped into Afternoons with Harper Lee.
Novelists explore coming-of-age in the midst of racist institutions. Join them and learn their perspectives on racism, healing, and the effects of oppression.
In this sweeping tale from award-winning author Kimberly Brock, the answers to a real-life mystery may be found in the pages of a story that was always waiting to be written.
Charting the gender, race, and class constructions at work in regional aesthetics, The Tacky South explores what shifting notions of tackiness reveal about US culture as a whole and the role that region plays in addressing national and global issues of culture and identity.
Find the freedom from regret, hurt, and fear that God wants for you while discovering joy, relief, and hope as you become the beautiful human he created you to be.
Join two novelists in a conversation about pursuing a dream while dealing with family myths and inheritances.
This is a fearless and darkly comic essay collection about race, justice, and the limits of good intentions.
An in-depth look at the legacy of Roe v. Wade, and on-the-ground reporting from the front lines of the battle to protect the right to choose.
This is a lyrical exploration of the diverse sounds of our planet, the creative processes that produced these marvels, and the perils that sonic diversity now faces.
Savannah may appear to be “some town out of a fable,” with its vine flowers, turreted mansions, and ghost tours that romanticize the city’s history. But look deeper and you’ll uncover secrets, past and present, that tell a more sinister tale.
Hear two novelists speak about the beauties and charms of southern adventures.
Two novelists share their new works on loss and desire amidst personal upheaval.
In this collection of essays, interviews, and notes, Major Jackson revels in the work of poetry not only to limn and assess the intellectual and spiritual dimensions of poets, but to amplify the controversies and inner conflicts that define our age.
A clever, richly evocative tale for lovers of medieval and Renaissance mysteries everywhere, The Hearts of All on Fire is a timeless story of family relationships coupled with themes of love, loss, betrayal and, above all, hope in a challenging world.
New collections from Tennessee poets explore love, faith and our place in the world.
These two novels serve as searing meditations on grief, female strength, and self‑discovery set against a backdrop of complicated social and racial histories.
The host of the podcast "Terrible, Thanks for Asking" turns her eye on our aggressively, oppressively optimistic culture, our obsession with self-improvement, and what it really means to live authentically in the online age.
Life on the Mississippi is an epic, enchanting blend of history and adventure in which Buck builds a wooden flatboat from the grand “flatboat era” of the 1800s and sails it down the Mississippi River, illuminating the forgotten past of America’s first western frontier.
Exploring the diverse landscape of American life, the stories in Blues and Trouble: Twelve Stories capture the lives of people caught between circumstance and their own natures or on the run from fate.
Complimentary coffee and refreshments will be served prior to the 10:00 am event!
Bragg's warmhearted and hilarious story of how his life was transformed by his love for a poorly behaved, half-blind stray dog.
Sometimes we choose our families, and sometimes they choose us. These two young adult novels face adolescent upheaval with courage and wit.
Domine and Gilmore share mesmerizing true tales of crime, punishment, and American prisons.
Explore the legacy of slavery through a song with its roots in slave society, and the story of the slaves that built the White House.
Complimentary coffee and refreshments will be served at 9:30 am with session start time at 10:00 am. Join host Mary Laura Philpott in conversation with four authors of bestselling new novels and memoirs.
Discover World War II stories for young readers that keep history alive.
A spellbinding debut novel tracing three generations of a Southern Black family and one daughter’s discovery that she has the power to change her family’s legacy.
Ann Hite takes her readers back to Black Mountain with this haunted short story collection.
Simple, subtle, and drolly funny, the Pumphrey brothers’ newest picture book is a layered exploration of the foolishness of making assumptions and the virtue of curiosity.
Barrett shares recipes, stories, and plans for making Southern holiday meals memorable.
Two blistering critiques of America’s assembly-line approach to criminal justice and the shameful practice at its core: the plea bargain
Giddings' newest is a piercing dystopian novel about the unbreakable bond between a young woman and her mysterious mother, set in a world in which witches are real and single women are closely monitored.
Two young adult novels filled with secrets, deception, romance, and twists worthy of the darkest thrillers,
House tells a riveting story of survival and hope, set in the not-too-distant future, about a young man forced to flee the United States and seek refuge across the Atlantic.
Prize-winning reporters reflect in a powerful series of essays on the role of the South in America’s changing political landscape.
Authors Jami Attenberg, Isaac Fitzgerald & Maud Newton come together to speak about their memoirs and embracing truth, grace, and identity.
Introducing Tayari Jones on a personal, social, and intellectual self-portrait of the beloved and enormously influential late Randall Kenan, a master of both fiction and nonfiction.
From actress and mom Diane Kruger comes an enchanting story about how learning the meaning of her name changed her life—and how our names can help us find our own special powers.
Bring your little ones for two adorable picture books, featuring penguins!
Last Night at the Telegraph Club author Malinda Lo returns to the Bay Area with another masterful queer coming-of-age story, this time set against the backdrop of the first major Supreme Court decisions legalizing gay marriage.
All is not always well. A new novel show the dark side of belonging and adolescent life.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Alan Gratz (Refugee; Ground Zero) is back, tackling the urgent topic of climate change in this breathtaking, action-packed novel that will keep readers turning pages while making their own plans to better the world.
Rosen provides a panoramic revisionist portrait of the nineteenth-century invention that is transforming the twenty-first-century world.
Winner of the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction! Mixing fiction with nonfiction, the campus novel with the lecture, The Netanyahus is a wildly inventive, genre-bending comedy of blending, identity, and politics that finds Joshua Cohen at the height of his powers.
These middle grade books share inspirational true tales of the first women's Olympic basketball team and a disability rights advocate.
Children will love the rhythm and rhyme that are hallmarks of the beloved author duo of Chicka Chicka 1, 2, 3 as they follow the adventurous armadillo through nighttime fun as dawn approaches.
From the bestselling author of I Miss You When I Blink comes a poignant and powerful new memoir that tackles the big questions of life, death, and existential fear with humor and hope.
Love looks the same no matter the place or the people.
In the follow-up to the “bedazzling, bewitching, and be-wonderful” (New York Times) best-selling and Pulitzer Prize-winning Less: A Novel, the awkward and lovable Arthur Less returns in an unforgettable road trip across America.
Historical fiction novels take us to the United States as a young nation and a coastal village where past and present collide.
Title IX would serve as the tipping point for the modern era of women’s sport. Slowly but surely, women’s athletics at the high school and collegiate levels grew to prominence, and Tennessee fast emerged as a national leader.
This extraordinary book is a search for those quieter spaces, over centuries and across continents, and a warning that—in a world dominated by social media—they might soon go extinct.
From a writer celebrated for her “chops, ambition, and killer instinct” (John Powers, Fresh Air), a career-spanning collection of spectacular essays about politics and culture. Kushner will be in conversation with musician Kevin Morby.
Authors Janet Key & Sarah Mlynowski join to speak upon their joyful reads in accepting others and defining yourself.
Maps open into secret worlds and thriller and fantasy meet in these new novels.
Join author Silas House and activist Imani Black in a conversation celebrating Black's work as an activist in aquaculture in the tradition established by the late John Egerton.
Nashville authors R.J. Jacobs & Steven Womack share the stage with new thrillers.
From the prize-winning, New York Times bestselling author of Empire of Pain and Say Nothing—and one of the most decorated journalists of our time—twelve enthralling stories of skulduggery and intrigue
Join Anna Badkhen,Ken Kalfus & Malaka Gharib in unraveling the unjust consequences of feeling displaced in a new place.
Margaret Burnham & Imani Perry speak about their investigative work exploring Jim Crow laws and the devastating stories of those who lived it.
Join the authors as they discuss their powerful new memoirs.
Three authors share works in different genres on the duties, chores, and daily life with the acceptance of loss.
Join three poets for a reading and conversation on loss, hardship and dilemmas.
Join Lee Cole & Victoria Shorr in incredible love stories that explore the possibilities of fate.
Take a lively tour through the history of the US cemeteries that explores how, where, and why the dead are buried; especially in Tennessee.
Author Richard Manning in this book follows where his guitar leads. Ultimately, it sings to the American body.
Join Sean Dietrich in a laugh-out-loud funny true story of a loving relationship, a grand adventure, and a promise kept.
A wonderfully imaginative, wholly enchanting novel of witness, survival, memory, and family that reads like a fairy tale godfathered by Neil Gaiman and Tim Burton in a wild America alive with wonders and devils alike.
Maybe We’ll Make It is a memoir of loss, motherhood, and the search for artistic freedom in the midst of the agony experienced by so many aspiring musicians: bad gigs and long tours, rejection and sexual harassment, too much drinking and barely enough money to live on.
Poetry is the work of keen observation, as these two master poets demonstrate.
Short story masters share work of full of intricate beauty and the capability of rescuing yourself when at your breaking points.
History is being properly re-written through stories of women who freed slave jails and the discovery of the last slave ship bound for North America.
These middle grade books help young readers with tales of how to summon the courage to fight and cope.
Susanna Chapman & Thyra Heder's books share with children the joy of encouraging creativity and seeing the beauty around us.
“Sepetys brilliantly blends a staggering amount of research with heart, craft, and insight in a way very few writers can. Compulsively readable and brilliant.” –Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Tennessee politicians share tales of politics, congress, and leadership.
These memoirs explore the world in ways that engage in meaningful and universal significance.
Writers and scholars share the geography and history of Nashville.
These young adult novels are twisted thrillers on the darkness hiding within all of us.
In memoir, fiction, and essays, three authors explore identity and acceptance of the LGBTQ communities in the South.
Middle grade books address breaking limits and taking on the world in a different way, refusing to let obstacles stop them.
Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for photography while a newspaper photojournalist in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Hood shares his new work on the dioceses of Tennessee.
New works explore the cultural impact of feminism and people of color in country music.
This is the gripping narrative of a fearless paleontologist, the founding of America’s most loved museums, and the race to find the largest dinosaurs on record.
As the "youngest ever" Bo Young has recorded his adventure chronicles of his odyssey through a series of captivating events.
The most famous dog in America has a book!
This new middle-grade graphic novel stars Miles Morales.
This collection of columns chronicles the work of self-care, and a sneaky thread of moral thoughts.
These young adult novels explore grief, family, and being the victim of a crime.
Hear the inspiring dramatic stories of civil rights hero, congressman, ambassador, mayor, and American icon Andrew Young.
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As the Founder of Yoknapatawpha Press, Wells shares the life and the Nobel literary work of William Faulkner.
A brilliant debut by lawyer and critic Hawa Allan on the paradoxical state of black citizenship in the United States.