Photo by Fred Langley

Colson Whitehead Awarded Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Congratulations to Colson Whitehead, winner of the 2016 National Book Award and, as of April 10th, the Pulitzer Prize for fiction! We were thrilled to welcome Colson, pictured above with SBF Sponsors Alfie and Dede Mays, to our 10th Anniversary SBF in February where his Keynote Address discussed his writing life and fascinating novel, The Underground Railroad. Colson spoke to a packed house at Trustees Theater…tickets to that event sold out in less than two hours! Savannahians know a good book when they see one!

How do we follow up in 2018 after a spectacular 2017 Festival featuring three blockbuster headliners and 40 emerging and engaging authors at Festival Saturday? We are already hard at work on next February’s lineup. Stay tuned for updates!



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About Us

The Savannah Book Festival Inc. (SBF) is an independent, nonprofit corporation led by a volunteer board of directors. SBF hosts best-selling and emerging authors in special events throughout the year, including a four-day Presidents Day weekend event that features talks by dozens of authors. The 2017 Savannah Book Festival will be held Feb.16-19, 2017, in locations in and around Telfair, Wright and Chippewa Squares in Savannah’s Landmark Historic District.

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