KENTUCKY LITERARY 
DIRECTORY

   

AUTHORS
James Lane Allen
Harriette Arnow
Garry Barker
Wendell Berry
Sam Bevard
Terry Bisson

Joy Bale Boone
Marie Bradby

Harry Brown
Charles Neville Buck
Wanda Darlene Campbell
Harry M. Caudill
David Cazden
Billy C. Clark
Irvin S. Cobb
Joe Coomer
Steven Cope
Joseph S. Cotter
Guy Davenport
Mary Christine Delea
Linda Scott DeRosier
David Dick
Michael Dorris
Leon V. Driskell
Kathleen Driskell 
Lynnell Edwards
John Egerton
Normandi Ellis
Ron Ellis
Michael Embry
Steve Flairty
Charles Bracelen Flood
John Fox, Jr
 
Kirby
Gann
Jane Gentry (Vance)
Janice Holt Giles
Caroline Gordon
Sue Grafton 
Jonathan Greene
A.B. Guthrie
James Baker Hall
Elizabeth Hardwick
Chris Holbrook
bell hooks
Bruce Hopkins

Silas House
Harlan Hubbard
Charlie Hughes
Tom Hunley 
Mar
cia Hurlow
Fenton Johnson
Paul Br
ett Johnson
Gayl Jones 
Erin Keane
Leatha Kendrick
Barbara Kingsolver
Lisa Koger  
Ann Lederer 
Christina Lovin
George Ella Lyo
Leah Maines
Gary Marchal
Bobbie Ann Mason

Ed McClanahan
Janna McMahan
Teresa Medeiros
Connie Meyer
Jim Wayne Miller
Marie Mitchell
Beverle Graves Myers
Sena Jeter Naslund
Gurney Norman
Marsha Norman
Elizabeth Oakes
Andrea O’Brien
Mary E. O’Dell
Chris Offutt
Z.Z. Packer
Elaine Fowler Palencia
Lee Pennington
Joe Ashby Porter
Lynn Pruett
J. Stephen Rhodes
Elizabeth Madox Roberts
Gwyn Hyman Rubio  
Charles Semones
Anne Shelby
Bob Sloan
Verna Mae Slone
Mason Smith
John Sparks
Georgia Green Stamper
Martha Bennett Stiles
James Still

Jesse Stuart
Lucinda Dixon Sullivan
Hollis Summers
Joe Survant
Allen Tate
Mary Ann Taylor-Hall
Walter Tevis
Hunter S. Thompson
Jim Tomlinson
Rebecca Mitchell Turney
Frank X. Walker
Robert Penn Warren
Jo Anna Holt Watson
Ron Whitehead
Crystal Wilkinson
Sheila J. Williams
Laverne Zabielski



These authors were either born in Kentucky, have lived there, or write about the state.














ORGANIZATIONS
Appalachian Writers Workshop - Hindman, KY
Bookclub @ KET
Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning
Elizabeth Madox Roberts Society
Filson H
istorical Society
Gnomon Press
Green River Writers
InKY Reading Series
Insomniacathon On-Line!
Janice Holt Giles Society
Jesse Stuart Foundation
Kentucky Arts Council
Kentucky Historical Society
Kentucky Literary News & Events Calendar
KY State Library Services: Kentucky's Poet Laureates
KYLIT - Biographies of Kentucky Writers
Kentucky Philological Association
Kentucky Romance Writers
Kentucky Shakespeare Festival
Kentucky State Poetry Society
Kentucky Storytelling Association
Kentucky Writers Conference (SoKyBookFest)
Larkspur Press - Gray Zeitz
Penn's Store - Gravel Switch, KY
Route 23 Cultural Heritage Network
Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative (SAWC)
University Press of Kentucky
Wind Publications
Women Writers Conference


MAGAZINES
Appalachian Heritage 
Arts Across Kentucky
The Coulter Plough, a DVD magazine 
Kentucky Monthly
The Licking River Review
Limestone
Louisville Review
Lumberyard Magazine 
Pegasus


BOOK FAIRS
Kentucky Book Fair -- November, Frankfort
Southern Kentucky Book Fest -- April, Bowling Green
Western Kentucky Book Expo -- October, Sturgis
Other Book Fairs listed by STATE


SELECTED BOOK STORES

Arbor Books
4000 Fort Campbell Boulevard
Hopkinsville, KY
270-886-2665
  
Black Swan Books
505 East Maxwell St
Lexington, KY 40502
859-252-7255
  
Carmichael's Bookstore #1
2866 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY
502-896-6950
  
Carmichael's Bookstore #2
1295 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY
502-456-6950
  
CoffeeTree Books
159 E. Main Street
Morehead, KY  40351
606-784-8364
  
Joseph-Beth Booksellers
161 Lexington Green Circle
Lexington, KY
859-273-2911

  
Morris Book Shop
Chevy Chase Shopping Center
882 East High Street  
Lexington, KY 40502
859-276-0494

Poor Richard’s Books
233 Broadway
Frankfort, KY
502-223-8018

The Wild Fig Bookstore
Meadowthorpe Shopping Center
882 East High Street  
Lexington, KY 40502
859-276-0494