25th Annual Southern Festival of Books

2013 SFB Poster ArtHumanities Tennessee's Southern Festival of Books was first held in Nashville on the second full weekend in October, 1989, and has been held annually on the same weekend since then. It is the original book festival, A Celebration of the Written Word, and has inspired hundreds of similar book festivals throughout the nation and beyond.

The festival is free and open to the public. No advance registration or tickets are required. All seating is on a first-come basis.

The dates and times for the 25th annual Southern Festival of Books dates and times are:

  • Friday, October 11, 2012: 12:00 noon - 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 12, 2012: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 13, 2012: 12:00 noon -5:00 p.m.

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Presenting Sponsors

 

  • Ken Abraham
  • William M. Akers
  • Kelly Alexander
  • Tammy Algood
  • Marino Alvarez
  • Gigi Amateau
  • Kathi Appelt
  • David Armand
  • Stephen V. Ash
  • Raymond Atkins
  • Ace Atkins
  • Alison Atlee
  • Andrew Aydin
  • H. Brandt Ayers
  • F. Lynne Bachleda
  • Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Hannah Barnaby
  • Wilton Barnhardt
  • Linda Barnickel
  • T.A. Barron
  • James L. Barry
  • Jefferson Bass
  • Andrea Beaty
  • David Bell
  • Kathie Bennett
  • Robert Benson
  • David Berg
  • Deborah Bernhardt
  • Nichole Bernier
  • Jane Bernstein
  • Roy Blount
  • Susan Boyer
  • Kim Boykin
  • Rick Bragg
  • John Branscum
  • Ward Briggs
  • David Brill
  • George Brosi
  • Kevin Brown
  • Meredith Mason Brown
  • Kevin Brown
  • Bill Bryson
  • Adam Burrows
  • Chet Bush
  • Katy Butler
  • Chelsea Cain
  • Patsy Caldwell
  • Sharon Cameron
  • Julie Cantrell
  • Amy Rose Capetta
  • Caroline Carlson
  • Wiley Cash
  • Tom Chaffin
  • Marshall Chapman
  • Robert Cheatham
  • James Cherry
  • Jim A. Clark
  • Paul Clements
  • Lauren Cobb
  • Lisa Coffman
  • Slash Coleman
  • Tom Collins
  • Tara Conklin
  • Jackie K. Cooper
  • Suzanne Corkin
  • Elizabeth Cox
  • Michael Curtis
  • Don Cusic
  • Drew Daywalt
  • Sarah Dessen
  • Nell Dickerson
  • Bronwen Dickey
  • Anton DiSclafani
  • Heather Dobbins
  • Stephen Doster
  • Frances O'Roark Dowell
  • Monica Drake
  • Jack Driscoll
  • Elizabeth Dulemba
  • Nathalie Dupree
  • Ehren Ebbage
  • Clyde Edgerton
  • John Egerton
  • Julia Eichelberger
  • Chad Elliott
  • Belinda Ellis
  • Martha Ezzard
  • Merrill Farnsworth
  • Beth Ann Fennelly
  • William Ferris
  • Keith Flynn
  • Walt Foreman
  • Karen Joy Fowler
  • Therese Anne Fowler
  • Trish Foxwell
  • Allen Frances
  • Tom Franklin
  • Wanda Fries
  • Amity Gaige
  • Frye Gaillard
  • Sonia Gensler
  • Susan Gregg Gilmore
  • M.K. Gilroy
  • Geoffrey Girard
  • Laura Golden
  • Albert Gore
  • Cynthia Graubart
  • Cliff Graubart
  • Jesse Graves
  • Jonathan Green
  • Mac Griswold
  • Matthew Guinn
  • Allan Gurganus
  • Sandra Gutierrez
  • Leigh Haber
  • Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Michael Hainey
  • Nathan Hale
  • Kelly Happe
  • Jeff Hardin
  • Joel Harrington
  • David M. Harris
  • Crissy Haslam
  • Governor Bill Haslam
  • Teal Haviland
  • Mandy Haynes
  • Tommy Hays
  • Lesley Hazleton
  • Heidi Anne Heiner
  • Helen Hemphill
  • Brent Hendricks
  • Kevin Henkes
  • Robert Hicks
  • Deron R. Hicks
  • Rick Hilles
  • Ann Hite
  • John Hodges
  • Cary Holladay
  • Jennifer Holland
  • Thomas Alan Holmes
  • Gwen Holt
  • Elliott Holt
  • Tom House
  • J.J. Howard
  • Keel Hunt
  • Janis Ian
  • Robert Inman
  • Jamie Iredell
  • TJ Jarrett
  • Bret Anthony Johnston
  • Holly Goddard Jones
  • Marilyn Kallet
  • Miranda Kenneally
  • Kathleen Kent
  • Les Kerr
  • Morgan Keyes
  • Denise Kiernan
  • Cassandra King
  • Matthew J. Kirby
  • Daniel Kirk
  • Paul Knipple
  • Angela Knipple
  • Carole Brown Knuth
  • Jeramey Kraatz
  • Christopher Krovatin
  • Keetje Kuipers
  • Dale Kushner
  • Reuben Kyle
  • Leslie LaChance
  • William Landay
  • Jan LaPerle
  • Kathryn Lasky
  • Irene Latham
  • Alison Law
  • Karen Leipziger
  • John Lewis
  • Alan Lewis
  • Lorraine Lopez
  • Tracy Lucas
  • Adie Grey MacKenzie
  • Kenneth Macleish
  • Phil Madeira
  • Thomas Maltman
  • Creston Mapes
  • Stephen March
  • Linda Marion
  • Jeff Daniel Marion
  • T.Michael Martin
  • Bobbie Ann Mason
  • Bill Mason
  • Taylor Mathis
  • Ayana Mathis
  • James McBride
  • Scott McClanahan
  • Jill McCorkle
  • Rich McCulley
  • Beck McDowell
  • Gary McDowell
  • Karen McElmurray
  • Myra McEntire
  • Rose McLarney
  • Terra Elan McVoy
  • Jon Meacham
  • Adrian Miller
  • Brian Miller
  • Tyler Mills
  • Mary Alice Monroe
  • Patricia Moore-Pastides
  • Robert Morgan
  • Lauren Morrill
  • Michael Morris
  • Sena Jeter Naslund
  • Matthew Niemiller
  • Marc Tyler Nobleman
  • Kenneth W. Noe
  • M.J. O'Brien
  • Stephen Ornes
  • Elaine Neil Orr
  • Stephen Owens
  • Chuck Palahniuk
  • Herman Parish
  • Rae Ann Parker
  • Kathy Patrick
  • Lisa Patton
  • Bill Peach
  • Cathie Pelletier
  • Jolina Petersheim
  • Aprilynne Pike
  • Jon Pineda
  • Faye Porter
  • Nate Powell
  • Lynn Pruett
  • Kathleen Purvis
  • Jamie Quatro
  • Sharman Burson Ramsey
  • Ron Rash
  • William Rawlings
  • C.J. Redwine
  • Wendy Reed
  • Suzanne Rindell
  • Rick Riordan
  • Joshua Robbins
  • Miriam Rubin
  • Mary Jo Salter
  • Barney Saltzberg
  • Jeremiah Sammartano
  • Maggie Schein
  • Kathryn Scheldt
  • Pamela Schoenewaldt
  • Charles Scott
  • John Searles
  • John Seigenthaler
  • Daniel Sharfstein
  • Graeme Simsion
  • George Singleton
  • Holly Goldberg Sloan
  • Michael Farris Smith
  • Art Smith
  • Jennifer E. Smith
  • Belinda Smith
  • Lee Smith
  • Andrew Solomon
  • George Spain
  • Bianca Spriggs
  • Paul Starr
  • Philip C. Stead
  • Erin E. Stead
  • Alexandra Stern
  • David O. Stewart
  • Alison Stewart
  • Gregory Stock
  • Mike Streissguth
  • James L. Swanson
  • Victoria Sweet
  • Susan Tekulve
  • Wayne Thomas
  • John Milliken Thompson
  • Kim Trevathan
  • Kristin O'Donnell Tubb
  • Skip Tucker
  • Mike Turner
  • Jean MacArthur Tyson
  • Ken Vanderpool
  • Jessie Van Eerden
  • Maggi Britton Vaughn
  • Vince Vawter
  • Susan Verde
  • Ethan Watters
  • Teddy Wayne
  • Sarah Webb
  • Helene Wecker
  • Wendy Welch
  • Lance Weller
  • Marjory Wentworth
  • Betsy White
  • Alana White
  • Charles Dodd White
  • Susan Rebecca White
  • Jaclyn Weldon White
  • David Wesley Williams
  • James Williamson
  • Laura Lapins Willis
  • Amy Lyles Wilson
  • Lisa Wingate
  • Don Winston
  • Meg Wolitzer
  • Daniel Woodrell
  • Bil Wright
  • Amy Wright
  • William Wright
  • Margaret Wrinkle
  • Gene Luen Yang
  • Steven Yates
  • Sharon Yates
  • Jessica Young
  • Karen Spears Zacharias
  • Gabrielle Zevin
  • Kat Zhang
  • Ray Zimmerman

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