Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame 2017

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        Wednesday, February 1

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) published; 2) someone whose writing is of enduring stature; and 3) someone connected in a significant way to the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

The 2017 winners will be publicly announced and honored at the Induction Ceremony (date TBA). Light refreshments, wine and sweets will be provided.

2016 Inductees

Bobbie Ann Mason

James Lane Allen

Harlan Hubbard

Alice Hegan Rice

Jean Ritchie

2015 Inductees

Wendell Berry

Guy Davenport

Elizabeth Hardwick

Jim Wayne Miller

Effie Waller Smith

Hunter S. Thompson

2014 Inductees

Rebecca Caudill

Thomas D. Clark

Janice Holt Giles

James Baker Hall

Etheridge Knight

Thomas Merton

Jesse Stuart


2013 Inductees

Harriette Arnow

William Wells Brown

Harry Caudill

Elizabeth Maddox Roberts

James Still

Robert Penn Warren