Meet the Author

Nana Lampton

Nana Lampton is a life-long resident of Louisville, Kentucky and a graduate of both Wellesley College, B.A., and the University of Virginia, M.A. She started working in 1966 with the company, which her grandfather founded in 1906. She is the current chairman of Hardscuffle, Inc., holding company for American Life and Accident Insurance Company of Kentucky, Sterling Thompson Company, and Hornbeam Insurance. Lampton’s interests include downtown development, land conservation, and the arts. She is a Trustee at Berea College and has served on two national corporate boards and more than thirty non-profit boards, including Yaddo, University Press of Kentucky, KET, and Fons Vitae. She is a painter and poet. Her books of poetry include The Turtle with Seven Eyes (2020, Larkspur Press); Wash the Dust From My Eyes inspired by her grandfather’s diary as he trained for duty for World War I (2016, Accents Publishing); The Moon with the Sun in Her Eye (2007, Fleur-de-Lis Press); Snowy Owl Gathers in Her Trove, an art book (2009, Julius Friedman), and a Spalding Series chapbook Bloom on a Split Board (2011, Accents Publishing). Ms. Lampton lives on a farm in Goshen, Kentucky.