Meet The 4 Speakers At This Year’s VA Festival Of The Book


1. Beth Macy

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Beth Macy is an award winning journalist and author best known for her book Factory Man. She will be hosting the leadership breakfast in the Omni.

2. Frances Mayes

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Frances Mayes is the author of Under The Tuscan Sun and most recently Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir. She will be hosting the Festival luncheon.


3. Kate DiCamillo

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Children’s author and National Ambassador For Young People’s Literature, Kate DiCamillo is the author of The Tale of Despereaux and Because Of Winn-Dixie. She will be hosting “Stories Connect Us: An Evening With Kate DiCamillo”.

4. Karin Slaughter

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Karin Slaughter will be hosting the “Crime Wave Brunch.” She is the best selling author of the Will Trent and Grant County series and her newest book is called Cop Town.

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