The Savannah Book Festival (SBF), which runs February 17-20, 2022, has announced its ticket sales dates and the closing headliners. Presale tickets for LITERATI members of the SBF are available from January 20 and general public tickets go on sale January 27. The Saturday of the festival, February 19, is free and open to the public.
The SBF’s closing speech on Sunday February 20 features Friends & Fiction. “We are delighted to add Friends and Fiction to our headliners lineup. The authors look forward to coming back face to face with their readers, and while some things may be a little different this year, we are working hard to make this festival a safe and enjoyable experience, ”said Rachel Young, Chair of the Board of Directors. administration of the SBF. The fields.
Friends & Fiction will deliver the closing speech on Sunday, February 20. New York Times bestselling novelists Mary Kay Andrews, Kristin Harmel, Kristy Woodson Harvey and Patti Callahan Henry are four longtime friends with over seventy published books to their credit. In their weekly podcast featuring discussions, author interviews, and fascinating insider chats about publishing and writing, these friends discuss the books they’ve written, the books they’re currently reading, and the art of storytelling.
MARY KAY ANDREWS is the New York Times bestselling author of 30 novels (including The Santa Suit; The Newcomer; Hello, Summer; The High Tide Club; The Weekenders; Ladies’ Night; Spring Fever; Summer Rental; Savannah Breeze; Hissy Fit; Little Bitty Lies and Savannah Blues) and a cookbook, The Beach House Cookbook.
KRISTIN HARMEL is New York Times bestseller, USA Today bestseller, and # 1 international author of The Book of Lost Names, The Winemaker’s Wife, The Room on Rue Amelie, and a dozen other novels which have been translated into 28 languages and sold worldwide.
KRISTY WOODSON HARVEY is the New York Times bestselling author of seven novels, including The Peachtree Bluff, Under the Southern Sky and the upcoming The Wedding Veil.
PATTI CALLAHAN HENRY is the New York Times, USA Today, and Globe and Mail bestselling author of fifteen novels, including the historical fiction (written as Patti Callahan) Surviving Savannah, Becoming Mrs. Lewis and Once Upon A Wardrobe.
SBF has previously announced its opening and headliners: David Baldacci will deliver the opening speech on Thursday, February 17, following the release of his latest novel, Mercy, the latest installment in the thriller Atlee Pines and released in November. . Baldacci is a worldwide No. 1 bestselling author and one of the world’s favorite storytellers.
William Kent Krueger will deliver the keynote address on Friday, February 18. Krueger’s current book, Lightning Strike, is the latest installment in his Cork O’Connor mystery series. Krueger is also the author of Ordinary Grace, his independent novel published in 2013, which received the Edgar Prize, awarded by the Mystery Writers of America in recognition of the best novel published that year. The companion novel, This Tender Land, was published in September 2019 and spent nearly six months on the New York Times bestseller list.
The festival’s Saturday writers have been announced and can be found on the SBF’s Meet the Writers page at savannahbookfestival.org.