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Joseph Kanon to Deliver Opening Address

Joseph Kanon will deliver the Opening Address of the 2020 Savannah Book Festival on Thursday, February 13, 2020. 

Kanon is the internationally bestselling author of nine novels, which have been published in twenty-four languages.  He is the recipient of the Edgar Award for best first novel, the Hammett Award of the International Association of Crime Writers and The Anne Frank Human Writers Award. His latest book, The Accomplice was released on November 5th.  





John Grisham to Deliver Keynote Address

John Grisham will present the Keynote Address on Friday, February 14, 2020 following the release of his latest novel, The Guardians.

Grisham is the author of 33 novels, one work of nonfiction, a collection of stories, and six novels for young readers. There are currently over 300 million John Grisham books in print worldwide, which have been translated into 40 languages. 







Every year, the Savannah Book Festival benefits from the hard work and passion of our wonderful volunteers, and we need your help again this year. At the Festival, over 200 volunteers serve as ushers, office workers, and logistic facilitators while welcoming close to 10,000 visitors from all over the US. Volunteers receive benefits such as Festival Saturday food vouchers, and the opportunity to attend author lectures. Help keep Festival Saturday flowing smoothly, and sign up to volunteer today! To learn more about the opportunities available visit the Volunteer page of our website.  

If you are ready to volunteer, please visit the SBF website and fill out our ONLINE FORM, or email your inquiry to volunteer@savannahbookfestival.org


Book-It Tuesdays Have Arrived: 2020 Author Announcements are Underway

Today we announce 5 additional authors for Festival Saturday.  See who will be joining André Aciman, Jami Attenberg, Robert Bilott, Adrienne Brodeur and Gabriel Bump by visiting the Meet the Author page to learn about the 5 exciting authors announced today and every Tuesday until all of the authors have been announced!



SBF is pleased to announce a value added benefit for all LITERATI Members and Sponsors.  Supporters of the Festival will now receive 10% off book purchases YEAR ROUND at E. Shaver, bookseller, and Ex Libris.  Look for additional details following your donation to the Festival.  When you purchase your books with that 10% discount year round, please make sure you thank these generous companies for all they do to support the Savannah Book Festival.






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