Celebrating its tenth year, the Savannah Book Festival is proud to announce the full roster of bestselling and emerging authors presenting at this year’s Festival, slated for Feb. 16-19, in and around Savannah’s historic Telfair, Wright, and Chippewa Squares.
Authors James Patterson, Colson Whitehead, and Christina Baker Kline will headline the 2017 celebration of the written word.
Patterson, author of New York Times bestselling novel, Cross the Line, will present the Opening Address on February 16. Patterson currently claims the distinct honor of holding the Guinness World Record for #1 New York Times bestsellers.
Colson Whitehead, winner of 2016’s National Book Award for fiction, is this year’s Keynote Speaker. He brings with him one of the years most celebrated novels, The Underground Railroad, which has undeniably swept the nation.
Closing the Festival is Christina Baker Kline, author of the bestselling novel, Orphan Train. We’re proud to announce that Kline’s latest novel, A Piece of the World, will be available for the first time nationally at the 2017 Savannah Book Festival.
In addition to our headliners, approximately 40 free and open-to-the-public author presentations will be offered at convenient venues during our Main Festival Day on February 18. This year we are excited to present Savannahians and book lovers from all over with a wide-ranging program that includes biographies, historical novels, mysteries, thrillers, romance, and more. Read the complete list of 2017 Festival authors, CLICK HERE.
Individual tickets for headline appearances go on sale January 4 for LITERATI members, and January 11 for the general public. Tickets are $20 and are available only through Savannah Box Office by calling 912.525.5050, online at www.SavannahBoxOffice.com, and in-person at the ticket office. LITERATI members must call or visit the Savannah Box Office to purchase their special seating tickets.