Savannah Book Festival announces the Opening and Closing Address authors for SBF 2019. The addresses will take place this year at The Historic Lucas Theatre for the Arts.
On Thursday, February 14, George and Paula Saunders will present the Opening Address. George is the 2017 winner of the Man Booker Prize for his number-one New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed novel, Lincoln in the Bardo. His newest book, Fox 8, will be published in November.
For the Closing Address on Sunday, February 17, Lynn Vincent, a US Navy veteran and number-one New York Times bestselling author will appear with Sara Vladic, an acclaimed documentary filmmaker and one of the world’s leading experts on the USS Indianapolis. Their recent NYT bestseller, Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man, brings to light the truth about what happened in the sinking of the ship that delivered the atom bomb to Japan in 1945.
Tickets to the Opening, Keynote and Closing Address events go on sale at 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 10, 2019. The pre-sale tickets for LITERATI members are available on Thursday, January 3, 2019.