Fiction Authors

Headline Events

Scott Turow

Opening Address, February 13, 6pm, Trustees Theater tickets required Scott Turow has written the best-selling legal thrillers Presumed Innocent, Burden of Proof, and Personal Injuries. His new novel is Identical.
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Closing: A Conversation with Anne and Christopher Rice

Sun., Feb. 15 at 3 p.m., Trustees Theater
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Fiction

Pat Conroy

Pat Conroy

Introducing Mary Hood
The much-loved Pat Conroy now leads the fiction imprint, Story River Books, for the University of South Carolina Press. Conroy will introduce one of his authors, Mary Hood, on Festival Saturday.
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Lorenzo Carcaterra

The Wolf
Lorenzo Carcaterra’s books are high-speed, action-packed thrillers—so put on your seatbelt for his latest, The Wolf.
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Linda Fairstein

Terminal City
Ms. Fairstein has had to cancel her 2015 scheduled appearance.
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Elin Hilderbrand

Winter Street
At an early age, Elin Hilderbrand promised herself she would always have a real summer. So she moved to Nantucket, began writing and never looked back. Her new book is about coming home for the holidays.
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Greg Iles

Natchez Burning
He confesses he doesn’t know what he wants to be when he grows up, but Greg Iles has two options in the works: rock star and best-selling author. With Natchez Burning, it looks like he’s met both goals.
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John Katzenbach

Red 1-2-3
Master of the modern psychological thriller, John Katzenbach’s recent psychological thriller is a chilling, contemporary ‘grown-up’ retelling of Little Red Riding Hood.
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Mary Alice Monroe

The Summer Wind
Mary Alice Monroe draws parallels between nature and human nature in this story set against the backdrop of the Atlantic bottlenose dolphins.
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Stewart O’Nan

West of Sunset
In this fictionalized biography, Stewart O’Nan captures the last three years of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s life and his descent into 1930s Hollywood as he struggles for his dignity.
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George Pelecanos

The Martini Shot: A Novella and Stories
Pelecanos, who writes detective fiction set in his hometown of Washington, D.C., has been called one of America’s best crime writers.
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Christopher Scotton

The Secret Wisdom of the Earth
Scotton’s debut novel was greeted with such high expectations that the publisher issued a 100,000-copy first printing of this coming-of-age story compared to To Kill a Mockingbird.
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Diane Thomas

In Wilderness
Diane Thomas debuts her second novel—a suspenseful love story set in the North Georgia mountains that explores the relationship between the need for companionship and survival.
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Amanda Eyre Ward

The Same Sky
Austin-based writer Amanda Eyre Ward explores themes of motherhood and faith in a poignant new novel, The Same Sky, set on the Texas border.
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Gabrielle Zevin

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
In her eighth book, Gabrielle Zevin offers a charming tale delving into the life of a curmudgeonly bookstore owner and his astonishing transformation.
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C.J. Box

C.J. Box’s latest Joe Pickett bestseller, Breaking Point, came out in 2013, and the new one, Stone Cold, will appear in March. Box won the Edgar Award for Best Novel in 2009 for Blue Heaven.
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Wiley Cash

Wiley Cash’s This Dark Road to Mercy, a family drama set in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, will be published in January 2014.
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Robin Cook

Robin Cook is the best-selling author of medical thrillers Outbreak, Intervention, and Cure. His new thriller Cell will be published in January 2014.
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Anton DiSclafani

Anton DiSclafani is the author of the New York Times best-selling The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls.
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Alice Hoffman

Alice Hoffman is the author of the novels Practical Magic and The Dovekeepers. Her new novel, The Museum of Extraordinary Things, will be published in February 2014.
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Hugh Howey

Hugh Howey is author of the post-apocalyptic Silo novels that have drawn comparisons to The Hunger Games. Dust, the third installment, was published in August.
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Wally Lamb

Wally Lamb’s She’s Come Undone and I Know This Much Is True were both Oprah Book Club selections. We Are Water, Lamb’s new family drama, was released in October 2013.
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Jayne Anne Phillips

Jayne Anne Phillips’s fifth novel, Quiet Dell, is a mesmerizing retelling of a harrowing true crime.
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Anita Shreve

Anita Shreve’s novel The Pilot’s Wife was an Oprah Book Club selection. Shreve’s new novel, the World War I epic Stella Bain, will be published in November 2013.
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Brad Taylor

Brad Taylor is author of the Pike Logan counterterrorism series. Taylor’s new thriller, The Polaris Protocol, will be published in January 2014.
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Lis Wiehl

Lis Wiehl is a New York Times best-selling novelist, former federal prosecutor, and popular legal analyst and commentator for the Fox News Channel. Her forthcoming novel Snapshot (January 2014) is inspired by actual historical events during the Civil Rights era.
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T.C. Boyle

T.C. Boyle’s novels include World’s End, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, and the just-published San Miguel.
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W. Bruce Cameron

W. Bruce Cameron is author of the novels A Dog’s Purpose and A Dog’s Journey and the comic memoir 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter.
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Claire Cook

Claire Cook is author of the novel Must Love Dogs, which was made into a film starring John Cusack and Diane Lane.
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Ben Fountain

Ben Fountain’s Iraq War novel Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award for Fiction.
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Jeff Kinney

Jeff Kinney is author of the popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, which moved to No. 1 on the New York Times Children’s Series list in December 2012.

Beverly Jenkins

Beverly Jenkins is author of African-American romance novels, including A Second Helping and A Wish and a Prayer.
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Joseph Kanon

Joseph Kanon, a former publishing executive, is author of five 1940s-era spy novels including The Good German and Istanbul Passage.
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Kristyn Kusek Lewis

Kristyn Kusek Lewis has written articles for the New York Times, Real Simple, and Glamour. Her debut novel, How Lucky You Are, was published in September.
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Paula McLain

Paula McLain is author of The Paris Wife, her breakthrough second novel about the volatile relationship between Ernest and Hadley Hemingway.
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James Patterson

James Patterson writes the popular Alex Cross and Women’s Murder Club detective series. Private Berlin will be published in January.
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B.A. Shapiro

B.A. Shapiro’s debut novel, The Art Forger, a literary thriller set in the art world, was published in October.
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Mary Sharratt

Mary Sharratt is author of the historical novels Daughters of the Witching Hill and Illuminations: A Novel of Hildegard von Bingen.
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Colm Toibin

Colm Toibin has twice been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. His novella The Testament of Mary was published in November.
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David Baldacci

David Baldacci is the author of numerous political suspense novels, including Absolute Power and the just-published The Forgotten.
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Local/Regional Fiction

Mary Kay Andrews

Save the Date
With Save the Date, SBF audiences will thrill to a happily-ever-after Savannah based story of romance, mystery and humor.
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Patti Callahan Henry

The Stories We Tell
She didn’t set out to be a novelist, but she couldn’t ignore her love of words and reading. Now, she’s just released her tenth book, The Stories We Tell.
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Mary Hood

Seam Busters
Mary Hood originally set out to study chemistry, enrolling in the graduate program at Georgia Tech. She soon changed her mind, making the commitment to be a writer. After reading Seam Busters, you’ll be glad she did.
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Colleen Hoover

Confess
Colleen Hoover has had to cancel her appearance due to a family health issue. She sends her deepest apologies and thanks you all for understanding.
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