Best-selling authors Scott Turow, Mitch Albom and Eben Alexander will headline the 2014 Savannah Book Festival, Presidents Day weekend, Feb. 13-16, 2014. Turow will kick off the Festival on Thursday night, Feb. 13, with his new mystery-thriller, Identical. Albom will give the Festival’s keynote address the following night, Friday, Feb. 14, discussing his latest book, The First Phone Call from Heaven. Alexander, a neurosurgeon, will close the Festival on Sunday, Feb. 16, with his personal nonfiction narrative, Proof of Heaven.
These authors will all speak at Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St., in Savannah’s Historic District. Tickets for headline events are $15 each and go on sale Jan. 2, 2014, for Savannah Book Festival LITERATI members and sponsors, and on Jan. 8 for the general public. Tickets will be available through Savannah Box Office at 912.525.5050 or savannahboxoffice.com.
Nearly 40 other best-selling, popular, debut and local authors will speak during the 2014 Savannah Book Festival’s main day on Saturday, Feb. 15, in free sessions open to the public. Anita Shreve, Wally Lamb and A. Scott Berg will be among the main day authors. Most writers appearing at the 2014 Savannah Book Festival have books released within the past year. All participating authors’ newly-published books will be offered for sale during the Festival, and authors will sign books that are purchased at the Festival.For a complete list of authors appearing at the 2014 Savannah Book Festival, tips for making travel plans, and information about book purchase and signing procedures, visit the Book Festival website at www.savannahbookfestival.org.
The Savannah Book Festival Inc. is an independent, non-profit corporation led by a volunteer board of directors and committed to keeping all main day events free and open to the public. The 2014 Savannah Book Festival, presented by Georgia Power, will be held Presidents Day weekend, Feb. 13-16, 2014, in locations in and around Telfair Square in Savannah’s Historic District. For more information, please contact Executive Director Robin Gold at 912.598.4040, email@example.com or visit www.savannahbookfestival.org.