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Past Festival Authors

Over 350 authors, poets, playwrights, illustrators, storytellers, and other presenters have appeared at the Alabama Book Festival since its beginning in 2006. They include:


Chantel Acevedo
Frank "Doc" Adams
Dan Albergotti
Stacy Hawkins Adams
Bruce Alford
Peggy Vonsherie Allen
Daniel Anderson
Jean Anderson
Tina McElroy Ansa
Donald Anderson
Jay Asher
Susan Youngblood Ashmore
Ace Atkins
Leah Rawls Atkins
Brandt Ayers
Howard Bahr
Leslie Bailey
Marlin Barton
Hester Bass
Jack Bass
Alex Beard
Philip Beidler
T. J. Beitelman
Mary Adams Belk
Walter Bennett
Angela Benson
Stephen Berry
Daniel Black
Melissa  Blackburn
Elise Blackwell
Emma Bolden
Clyde Bolton
James O. Born
Natalie Pope Boyce
Aleta Boudreaux
Delores Boyd
Joey Brackner
Quebe Merritt Bradford
F. T. Bradley
Jane  Bradley
Rick  Bragg
Ashley Bramlett
Sonny Brewer
Will Brigham
Antoinette Brim
Barbara Broach
Joel Brouwer
Nickole Brown
Brundige Historical Society's
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Jim Buford 
Robert Olen Butler
Peter Campion
Guy and Candie Carawan
Marian Carcache
Sheryll Cashin
Janet Chambers
John Chambers
Natalie  Chanin
J.L. Chestnut
Mark  Childress
 Lauren Clark
Georgine Clarke
Pearl Cleage
Lt. Gen. Chick Cleveland
Loretta Cobb
William  Cobb
Robert Collins
Hunter  Cole
Ruth Cook
Chiop Cooper
Priscilla Hancock Cooper
Tracy Crow
Tony  Crunk
Kirk Curnutt
Robert Dalby
Ann Dalton
DeLana R. A. Dameron
Claire Datnow
Brent Davis
Sharon L. Davis
Russell Davis
Russell David
James Dean
Melissa Delbridge
Miles DeMott
Paul Devlin
Pat Cunningham Devoto
Elizabeth Dewberry
Foster Dickson
Penn Dilworth
Tim Dorsey
Mitchell L. H. Douglas
Jeremy Downes
Kimberly Dozier
Kathleen Driskell
dRMagic
Sara Dubose
Gerald Duff
Elizabeth Dulemba
Ted  Dunagan
R. Scot Duncan
Nathalie Dupree
Jennifer Echols
Ron  Ellis
Loretta Ellsworth
Robert Ely
Dan  Farmer
Abe Fawal
Ellen Feldman
Susannah Felts
Margaret Fenton
Linda Fisher
Wayne Flynt
Chris Forham
Joe Formichella
Therese Anne Fowler
Vernon Fowlkes Jr.
Stephen Fox
Jeff Frederick
Frye Gaillard
Kate Gale
Danny Gamble
A. M. Garner
Tarreka Garnett
Charles Ghigna
Faye Gibbons
Virginia Gilbert
Susan Gregg Gilmore
Andrew Glaze
Peter Golenbock
Donald Goodman
Richard  Goodman
Thom Gossom
Matthew Graham
Juliana Gray
Robert Gray
John Green
Valerie Gribben
Vanessa Davis Griggs
Anton Haardt
Mark Hainds
Carolyn Haines
Wade Hall
Lauretta Hannon
Crystal Dwyer Hansen
James Hansen
Mark Victor Hansen
Michael Reno Harrell
Derrick Harriell
Janice Harrington
Daniel L. Haulman
Martha Hawkins
Rachel Hawkins
Charlotte Hays
David  Haynes
Russell Helms
Carolyn Hembree
Paul Hemphill
Aileen Kilgore Henderson
Patti Callahan Henry
Homer Hickam
Deron Hicks
Peter Hicks
Robert Hicks
Goeff Hill
Isabel Hill
Sean Hill
Roy  Hoffman
Ron Hogan
Lita Hooper
Richard Horan
Jennifer Horne
Randall  Horton
Ravi Howard
Andrew Hudgins
Suzanne Hudson
Peter Huggins
Dolores Hydock
Robert Inman
Chervis Isom
Lanier Scott Isom
Harvey H. Jackson III
Joshilyn Jackson
John Sims Jeter
Deborah Johnson
Rheta Grimsley Johnson
Suzanne Johnson
Richie  Jean Jackson
Les Johnson
Wanda Johnson
Christy  Jordan
Gloria Joseph
Mary Kaiser
Douglas Kearney
Tom Kimmel
Nanci Kincaid
Cassandra King
Willie James King
Jo S. Kittinger
Michael  Knight
Keetje Kuipers
Jim Lacefield
May Lamar
Nana Lampton
Thomas Larson
Irene Latham
Hank Lazer
Celia Lewis
Stacey Little
Eric  Litwin 
Charlie Lucas
Dean Mackey
Kerry Madden
Lucy Madden-Lunsford
David Magee
Tasis Malakasis
Marie Manilla
Barry Marks
Michael Martone
Edwin Marty
Cynthia Mask
Burgin Mathews
Sebastian Matthews
Janet McAdams
Beck McDowell
Erin McGraw
Carolyn Maull McKinstry
Cecil McMillan
Margaret McMullen
Charles McNair
Martin Melosi
Mindy Merrell
Gayden Metcalfe
Tanya Michna
Shelly Fraser Mickle
Linda Kenney Miller
April Moon
Billy Moore
Stephanie Perry Moore
Mary Carol Moran
Michael Morris
Robert Moss
Jim Murphy
Mary Elizabeth Murphy
Morgan Murphy
Mystic Order of East Alabama Fiction Writers (Joanne Camp, Marian Carcache, Mary Dansak, Gail Langley, Judith Nunn, Margee Bright-Ragland)
Nall
Sena Jeter Naslund
Mary Ann Neeley
R.A. Nelson
Sally Nemeth
Don Noble
Kenneth W. Noe
James L. Noles Sr.
Kevin O'Keefe
Julia Oliver
Robert Olmstead
Elaine Neil Orr
Mary Pope Osborn
Jennifer Paddock
Carol Padgett
Ashley Paige
Greg Pape
Mark Huntley Parsons
Robert Parsons
Judith Hillman Paterson
Kathy L. Patrick
Gov. John Patterson
Lisa Patton
P.T. Paul
Molly Peacock
Karren Pell
Tito Perdue
Dee Phelps
Doug Phillips
Gin Phillips
Van Allen Plexico
Taylor M. Polites
Amanda Porter
John Hayes Pritchard Jr.
Dan J. Puckett
Quilters of Gee's Bend
R. B. Quinn
Davis Raines
Alice Randall
Wendy Reed
Roger  Reid
Ron Rickki
Art Roche
Ginger Rue
Pat Boyd Rumore
Charles Salzberg
Sonia  Sanchez
Ameerah Sanders
Dori Sanders
Ginger Sanders
Mary Saums
Julie Schoerke
A. J. Scudiere
Solomon Seay Jr.
Philip Shirley
Elizabeth Findley Shore
Carroll Dale Short
Janet  Simpson
Louie Skipper
Karin Slaughter
John Sledge
Marc  Smirnoff
Abraham Smith
Carl T. Smith
Laurel Snyder
Julia Spencer-Fleming
Erica Spindler
Patricia Sprinkle
Chandra  Sparks Taylor
Warren St. John
Mary Stanton
Frank Stitt
Amy Stolls
Clifton Taulbert
John Tayman
Jeanie Thompson
Kathleen Thompson
Melinda Rainey Thompson
Sidney Thompson
Keith  Thomson
Warren Trest
Natasha Tretheway
Jacqueline Trimble
Joseph Trimble
Ruth Smith Truss
Kali Van Baale
Wendelin Van Draanen
Doug Van Gundy
Brad Vice
Michael Vigilant
Adam Vines
E. E. Wade
Katie Wainwright
Frank X Walker
Rickey Butch Walker
Sue Brannan Walker
Anne Cope Wallace
Daniel Wallace
Luke Wallin
Toby Warren
Carole Boston Weatherford
Lila Quintero Weaver
Dean Faulkner Wells
Patti White
Barbara Wiedemann
Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder
Deborah Wiles
Caroline Randall Williams
Randall Williams
Larry Williamson
Charles Reagan Wilson
Crystal Wilkinson
Kathryn Tucker Windham
Michael P. Wines
Margaret Wrinkle
J. Wes Yoder
Jake  Adam York
Joe York
Beth Maynor Young
Billie Jean Young
Karen Spears Zacharias
Bob Zellner
Carol Prejean Zippert