Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Humanities Tennessee

Looking Back on 50 Years of Tennessee Books

50 Books / HT50, Part 6: 2000-2005

The books in this installment of the 50 Books / HT50 series are a varied lot — two novels, one nonfiction book, and two poetry collections, including a Pulitzer Prize winner. All the authors have strong ties to the South, however, and two are Tennessee natives.

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Looking Back on 50 Years of Tennessee Books

50 Books / HT50, Part 4: 1994-1998

Tennessee was connected to some exceptional literary achievements during the second half of the 1990s, including a Pulitzer Prize for poetry awarded to a native son and a legendary journalist’s acclaimed book about the extraordinary young civil rights activists who worked to end segregation in Nashville.

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Looking Back on 50 Years of Tennessee Books

50 Books / HT50, Part Three: 1991-1994

The third installment in our 50 Books / HT50 project features books from the first half of the 1990s, a period that saw the opening of the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga, a record-breaking blizzard in East Tennessee, and the election of a Tennessean, Al Gore, to the vice presidency.

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Southern Festival of Books Announces 2023 Lineup of Award-Winning Authors, Poets, and Literary Legends

More than 150 authors to appear for panels, book signings, readings, and discussions

Timothy Egan, Terrance Hayes, Ann Patchett, Lee Smith, and Etaf Rum are just a few of the authors on the roster for the 35th annual Southern Festival of Books, held in Nashville on October 21-22. Friday, October 20, will be a Student Day, with featured authors including Carl Hiaasen.

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