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Vanderbilt represented at Southern Festival of Books

Posted on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 — 5:20 PM

The 25th Annual Southern Festival of Books will be held Oct. 11-13 at downtown Nashville’s Legislative Plaza. The event will feature several Vanderbilt faculty, staff, students and alumni, including:

  • Stephen Doster, editor for the Institute of Chemical Biology, whose current book is Rose Bush;
  •  Joel Harrington, professor of history, whose current book is The Faithful Executioner: Life and Death, Honor and Shame in the Turbulent 16th Century;
  • Rick Hilles, assistant professor of English, whose current book is A Map of the Lost World;
  • Lorraine Lopez, associate professor of English, whose current books is Homicide Survivors Picnic and Other Stories;
  • Kenneth MacLeish, assistant professor of medicine, health and society and assistant professor of anthropology, whose current book is Making War at Fort Hood: Life and Uncertainty in a Military Community;
  • Jon Meacham, Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Department of Political Science, whose current book is Thomas Jefferson: The Art of  Power;
  • Daniel Sharfstein, professor of law, whose writing is featured in the current book The New York Times: Disunion: Modern Historians Revisit and Reconsider the Civil War from Lincoln’s Election to the Emancipation Proclamation;
  • Sharon Yates, program director of Teaching and Learning in Urban Schools at Vanderbilt; and
  • Kat Zhang, Vanderbilt student, whose current book is Once We Were.

For a complete list of this year’s authors, visit the Southern Festival of Books website.

Visit the website for a complete schedule of events.


  • Joell

    The Vanderbilt University Press will also have a booth at the Festival. Stop by and see how our university is contributing to the international academic conversation.

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