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The Savannah Book Festival is pleased to partner with Simon & Schuster for their Fall AuthorFest virtual event, a seasonal author series in partnership with national book festivals and literary series.

On Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 7:00 PM EST, Simon & Schuster CEO Jonathan Karp will moderate a conversation about Identity: In Fiction and in Life, with New York Times bestselling authors John Irving and Jason Reynolds.


Do you have a question for John Irving and Jason Reynolds? The authors will answer a limited number of questions submitted in advance by readers. Submit your question on the registration page and we will forward it for consideration.

After registering, a confirmation email will be sent to you with a button that says, “View the event”. Once you click on this button, it will take you directly to the Zoom link for this event. As the event approaches, reminder emails containing this button will also be sent out. Please note: the link will be inactive until the event begins. Remember to check your junk folder if you do not find the confirmation email.

By registering, you also agree to receive email updates from S&S and SBF and agree to the privacy policy and terms of use.

Support local bookstores! Purchases John Irving and Jason Reynold‘s latest books from Savannah’s very own E.Shaver Booksellers.

About the Authors:
John Irving
Jason Reynolds

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Savannah Book Festival Announces New Executive Director and 2022 – 2023 Board of Directors

June 17, 2022

The Savannah Book Festival (SBF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Tara Setter as its Executive Director.  Setter has been a key member of the SBF team since 2018 as both Assistant Executive Director and Interim Executive Director.


In addition, the following individuals were elected to serve on the Board of Directors:  Matt Graham, Caroline, “Caro” Cay Powell, Carolyn “Carri” Stoltz, and Deb Werner.


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Author Submissions for the 2023 SBF are now CLOSED.

Thank you to all of the authors, publicists and dedicated readers who submitted for the 2023 SBF! Following the SBF Author Selection Committee’s thorough review, invitations have been steadily rolling out. The slots for Festival Saturday authors are filling fast, and Headliner commitments are underway! We look forward to sharing the talented lineup of authors presenting in February! Stay tuned for more announcements this fall.

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At the 2022 SBF, C-SPAN Book TV recorded authors presenting at the Trinity Methodist Church. Click HERE if you would like to view those recordings.

Author presentations available:

• Qian Julie Wang, “Beautiful Country: A Memoir”
• Jared Alexander, “Volunteers: Growing Up in the Forever War”
• Bradford Pearson, “The Eagles of Heart Mountain”
• Michael Ian Black, “A Better Man: A (Mostly Serious) Letter to My Son”
• Dr. Lydia Kang & Nate Pedersen, “Patient Zero”
• Margaret Coker, “The Spymaster of Baghdad”


2022 Festival Saturday Livestreams


First Baptist Church

Lutheran Sanctuary

Lutheran Fellowship Hall

Savannah Theatre

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TONIGHT at 8 p.m. ET: Simon & Schuster's Spring 2022 #AuthorFest featuring Janet Evanovich and Nelson DeMille in conversation with Carol Fitzgerald of The Book Report Network.

Register for this FREE & VIRTUAL event, in partnership with national book festivals, by clicking on this link: Simon & Schuster’s Virtual #AuthorFest to see Carol interview authors Janet Evanovich and Nelson Demille! Happening this Thursday, March 31st at 8pm ET.

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TONIGHT at 8 p.m. ET: Simon & Schusters Spring 2022 #AuthorFest featuring Janet Evanovich and Nelson DeMille in conversation with Carol Fitzgerald of The Book Report Network.

Register for this FREE & VIRTUAL event, in partnership with national book festivals, by clicking on this link:

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David & Nancy Cintron

Betsy Lancaster

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