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Past Festival Authors

More than two hundred 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

Jay Asher

Susan Youngblood Ashmore

Ace Atkins

Leah Rawls Atkins

Howard Bahr

Leslie Bailey

Marlin Barton

Hester Bass

Jack Bass

Alex Beard

Philip Beidler

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

Jane  Bradley
Rick  Bragg
Sonny Brewer

Will Brigham

Antoinette Brim

Barbara Broach

Joel Brouwer

Nickole Brown

Brundige Historical Society's We Piddle Around Theater

Jim Buford
Robert Olen Butler

Peter Campion

Guy and Candie Carawan

Sheryll Cashin

Janet Chambers

John Chambers

Natalie  Chanin

James Cherry

J.L. Chestnut

Mark  Childress

Lauren Clark

Georgine Clarke

Pearl Cleage

Lt. Gen. Chick Cleveland

Loretta Cobb

William  Cobb
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

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

Stephen Fox

Jeff Frederick

Frye Gaillard

Kate Gale

Danny Gamble

A. M. Garner

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

Wayne  Greenhaw
Valerie Gribben

Vanessa Davis Griggs

Anton Haardt

Mark Hainds

Carolyn Haines

Wade Hall

Lauretta Hannon

James Hansen

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

Peter Hicks

Robert Hicks

Goeff 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

Lanier Scott Isom

Harvey H. Jackson III

Joshilyn Jackson

John Sims Jeter

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

May Lamar

Nana Lampton

Thomas Larson

Irene Latham

Hank Lazer

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

Cecil McMillan

Margaret McMullen

Martin Melosi

Mindy Merrell

Gayden Metcalfe

Tanya Michna

Shelly Fraser Mickle

Linda Kenney Miller

April Moon

Billy Moore

Mary Carol Moran

Michael Morris

Robert Moss

Jim 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

James L. Noles Sr.

Kevin O'Keefe

Julia Oliver

Robert Olmstead

Mary Pope Osborn

Jennifer Paddock

Carol Padgett

Ashley Paige

Greg Pape

Robert Parsons

Judith Hillman Paterson

Kathy L. Patrick

Gov. John Patterson

Lisa Patton

P.T. Paul
Molly Peacock

Karren Pell

Tito Perdue

Doug Phillips

Gin Phillips

Taylor M. Polites

John Hayes Pritchard Jr.

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

Sonia  Sanchez

Ameerah Sanders

Dori 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

John Tayman

Jeanie Thompson

Kathleen Thompson

Melinda Rainey Thompson

Sidney Thompson

Keith  Thomson
Warren Trest

Natasha Tretheway

Joseph Trimble

Kali Van Baale

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

Carole Boston Weatherford

Lila Quintero Weaver

Dean Faulkner Wells
Patti White

Barbara Wiedemann

Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder

Deborah Wiles

Caroline Randall Williams

Larry Williamson

Charles Reagan Wilson

Crystal Wilkinson

Kathryn Tucker Windham

Margaret Wrinkle

J. Wes Yoder

Jake  Adam York

Joe York

Beth Maynor Young

Billie Jean Young

Karen Spears Zacharias

Bob Zellner

Carol Prejean Zippert