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SOKY Book Fest partners select finalists for 2014 Kentucky Literary Award

The Southern Kentucky Book Fest partnership announces the five finalists for the 2014 Kentucky Literary Award. This year’s award will go to a work of fiction by a Kentucky author or with a significant Kentucky theme that was published in 2012 or 2013. The five finalists include:

Ghosting by Kirby Gann

Looking for Me by Beth Hoffman

The Next Time You See Me by Holly Goddard Jones

Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler

The Fountain of St. James Court; or, Portrait of the Artist as an Old Woman by Sena Jeter Naslund

“The selection committee has spent the past year reading a lot of books that meet the criteria for the award, and they feel the finalists are a blend of excellent writing and compelling stories,” said Kristie Lowry, administrator of the committee.

The award winner will be announced at the Southern Kentucky Book Fest’s Meet the Authors reception to be held Friday, April 25–the night before the main Book Fest event. For more information about the program, contact Kristie Lowry, Book Fest organizer and WKU Libraries Literary Outreach Coordinator, at kristie.lowry@wku.edu or 270-745-4502.

The Southern Kentucky Book Fest is a partnership of Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Warren County Public Library, and Western Kentucky University Libraries. For more information, go to sokybookfest.org.

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