2012 Festival

It’s Not Over!

As Yogi Berra said, “It ain’t over till it’s over.” And, the Savannah Book Festival 2012 lives on with Geraldine Brooks’ anticipated talk on May 3 at high noon. She is visiting Savannah as part of her nationwide book tour for the paperback release of Caleb’s Crossing. This luncheon event taking place at the Plantation Club at The Landings on Skidaway Island is already sold out! read more…

Pulitzer Prize Winner Geraldine Brooks in Savannah; Author Luncheon on May 3, 2012

Geraldine Brooks arrives in Savannah in May with the perfect antidote to Savannah Book Festival 2012 withdrawal pains. On Thursday, May 3 at 12 noon she will offer a presentation at a luncheon at the Plantation Club at the Landings on Skidaway Island. read more…

Author! Author!

Patrick Conroy said it perfectly, “I had a blast!”   Over 11,000 Savannah Book Festival visitors also had a blast as they smashed all previous attendance records over the course of the 5-day event that marked the 5th anniversary of the Festival held February 15-19, 2012. read more…

Five Days Y’All – Festival Tips & Book Signing Guidelines

In just five days Savannah Book Festival venues will serve as lightning rods attracting over 40 authors who will lead several thousand visitors through creative pathways into history, fiction, current affairs, biography, lifestyle, memoir and poetry.  Lose Yourself in Books is this year’s Festival theme and it promises a stimulating five days from February 15-19.  The Festival is free and open to the public. read more…

Countdown Begins to A Stunning Fifth Book Festival

#1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor launches the 2012 Savannah Book Festival with a dynamic evening on Wednesday, February 15 at the Plantation Club on Skidaway Island.  This fundraising event includes a delectable dinner, Thor’s discussion of his recent thriller, Full Black, and a question and answer session followed by a book sale and signing opportunity.  Thor will also be among presenters in Telfair Square on Saturday, February 18, the main Festival Day which remains free and open to the public. read more…

Savannah Book Festival Showcases Lifestyle Authors

Saturday, February 18 – Free and Open to the Public

Prepare for guest authors who will light up our designing, entertaining and cooking fires at a dedicated Lifestyle venue in the spectacular Sculpture Gallery at the Telfair Academy. read more…

Books & Crooks

We continue to spotlight specific authors in various categories.  This newsletter features four guest authors who keep us thrilled, chilled and bone-tired from reading late into the night. read more…

The Best Books for the Holidays

The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who’ll get me a book I ain’t read.Abraham Lincoln

Happiest of holidays to all our SBF friends!  Our gift to you, to be opened during the 2012 Savannah Book Festival in February, is a premier group of 40 plus authors who have blazed new literary trails in this past year.  Pat Conroy, Walter Isaacson, Stephen King, Jeffery Deaver and Brad Thor are part of this sparkling package. read more…

War & Peace

Everyone Thinks of Changing the World, But No One Thinks of Changing Himself” – Leo Tolstoy

On February 18, 2012 at the Fifth Annual Savannah Book Festival, eight extraordinary nonfiction authors will transport audiences to war zones in Vietnam, World War II Europe, Israel, Palestine, Iraq, the American West and contemporary Mexico.  A ninth author tells a gripping and transformative story about the family left behind when their soldier is thousands of miles from home and in danger. read more…

Memoir

“Since its inception, memoir has been one of the most contested and most popular genres,” said Ben Yagoda, who in 2009 wrote Memoir: A History. The number of memoirs published between 2005 and 2009 increased over 400 percent, and this trend continues. He reminds us that this irresistible genre is both ancient and very new. We could start with fifth century Confessions of St. Augustine, then jump to relatively recent accounts of the lives of Tobias Wolff, Joan Didion, Mary Karr, Jeanette Walls, Patti Smith and have a good laugh with David Sedaris. read more…

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