2016 Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame

Congratulations to the 2016 inductees to the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame!

Yesterday, the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning in Lexington, announced the 5-member class of inductees.  Following Wendell Berry’s induction last year as the Hall’s first living writer, nominations were opened again for one living author to be included in the 2016 class. This year’s honor went to Bobbie Ann Mason.

“Bobbie Ann has been one of Kentucky’s premier writers for more than 40 years,” said Neil Chethik, Executive Director of the Carnegie Center. “She’s a pioneer in short-story writing and a true literary artist. We are thrilled to be honoring her.”

We hope you’ll join us at the Carnegie Center for the 2016 Induction Ceremony slated for Thursday, January 28, 7:00 PM, honoring Bobbie Ann Mason and her fellow inductees!

2016 Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame:


James Lane Allen
Harlan Hubbard
Alice Hegan Rice
Jean Ritchie
Bobbie Ann Mason
The University Press of Kentucky is proud to have published books and writing by all of the members of this year’s class. Explore the titles below:
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The University Press of Kentucky has a dual mission—the publication of books of high scholarly merit in a variety of fields for a largely academic audience and the publication of books about the history and culture of Kentucky, the Ohio Valley region, the Upper South, and Appalachia. The Press is the statewide mandated nonprofit scholarly publisher for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, operated as an agency of the University of Kentucky and serving all state institutions of higher learning, plus five private colleges and Kentucky's two major historical societies.

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