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A Famed Giveaway: Celebrating Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame Nominees

The Carnegie Center in Lexington has created a Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame to honor 200 years of writers in the state, and we’re celebrating with a special giveaway!

From the field of thirteen finalists, six writers will be selected as inaugural members of the Hall of Fame and their names will be announced at a public gathering on January 24. The University Press of Kentucky is proud to publish books by and about many of the finalists, and, this week, we’re giving away one of these books to a lucky winner.

View eligible books here.

The Finalists:

  • Harriette Arnow
  • William Wells Brown
  • Harry Caudill
  • Thomas D. Clark
  • Guy Davenport
  • John Fox Jr.
  • Janice Holt Giles
  • James Baker Hall
  • Thomas Merton
  • Elizabeth Madox Roberts
  • James Still
  • Jesse Stuart
  • Robert Penn Warren

To enter our giveaway, fill in the required fields below with your name, address, and the title of the book you would like. (View the eligible books here) We will randomly select one winner on Wednesday, January 30 at 1:00 pm.

Good luck, and spread the word!

Read and Listen: There’s Something About Hedy…

Hedy Lamarr: The Most Beautiful Woman in FilmFor the classic film buff, there’s no woman more beautiful, or more enigmatic than the legendary Hedy Lamarr. Her shocking nude role in the erotic Czezh film Ecstasy (1933), as well as her work with Cecil B. DeMille (Samson and Delilah, 1949), Walter Wanger (Algiers, 1938), and studio executive Louis B. Mayer earned her a reputation as an alluring and provocative high-profile sex symbol.

In Hedy Lamarr: The Most Beautiful Woman in Film, Ruth Barton explores the many facets of the screen legend, including her life as an inventor. Not only is Hedy’s life now explained in print, but our good friends, Sarah and Deblina from the podcast Stuff You Missed in History Class from HowStuffWorks.com, recount Hedy’s biography and her little-known career as an inventor. Listen in here, and purchase the book from your favorite local bookstore or online retailer!