The Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame was created to recognize Kentucky writers whose work reflects the character and culture of our commonwealth, and to educate Kentuckians about our state’s rich literary heritage. For a writer to have been eligible this year, he/she must be 1) deceased (excluding one living writer); 2) published; 3) someone whose writing is of enduring stature; and 4) someone connected in a significant way to the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
The 2016 winners (listed below alphabetically) will be publicly announced and honored at the Induction Ceremony slated for Thursday, January 28, 7:00 PM. Light refreshments, wine and sweets will be provided. We will also have a special musical performance from Ritchie’s Nieces; a group comprised of 2016 inductee Jean Ritchie’s actual nieces.
Bobbie Ann Mason
James Lane Allen
Alice Hegan Rice