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Christopher Rowe to Participate in the Kentucky Book Festival with “The Navigating Fox”

Christopher Rowe to Participate in the Kentucky Book Festival with “The Navigating Fox”

August 4, 2023





What will Kentucky Book Festival visitors find on your table?

The Navigating Fox is a novella that has been described as “Brian Jaques for adults.” It has received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and Library Journal and many other accolades. It tells the story of a talking fox who leads an expedition across an alternate America to the gates of hell.



Whom do you invite to stop by? Who will benefit from reading your book?

The future happens everywhere. My books explore that notion. Any reader interested in Appalachia or in science fiction and fantasy will enjoy my work.


Could you please tell us something curious about you and/or your book?

I won the 1987 Adair County High School Driver’s Education Award (boy’s division) but was unable to pick the plaque up in person because I was in the hospital following an auto accident I caused.


Is this your first time participating in Kentucky Book Festival? If yes – what are you looking forward to the most? If you’ve participated before – what was your favorite experience at the Festival?

Meeting readers from all over the Commonwealth is by far the most gratifying thing about the KBF.





Christopher Rowe has been a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, Neukom Institute, and Theodore Sturgeon Awards. The Navigating Fox is a fantastical fable of knowledgeable creatures, in the vein of Brian Jacques’s Redwall series but for adults.

Thank you!

Thanks so much to all who attended this year’s festival! Please provide feedback about your experience by submitting a survey. 

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