2021 Author Lineup


Find information about each author participating in the Kentucky Book Festival this year. Unless noted otherwise, the authors listed on this page are scheduled to sign books on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at Joseph-Beth Booksellers (starting at 10:00 a.m.). Lineup is subject to change; check back often as we update this page. Registration information for additional events scheduled from November 1-5 is available under the Events tab.

Click “Tiled View” for a snapshot of featured books, or choose “Row View” to see info about the book and author together. To filter by genre, click the genre you prefer to view from the list below. 

Non-Fiction | Fiction | Poetry | Children’s-Middle Grade | Young Adult


Elin Hilderbrand


Brian Kilmeade


Crystal Wilkinson


H. W. Brands


Cancellations: Wendell & Tanya Berry; Gary P. West; Heather Truett; Jasmine Warga; Tom Bulleit; Simon Van Booy; Grady Hendrix; Carrie Callaghan; Matthew Pearl; Mark Wayne Adams; Tom Clavin; and Jenn Davis.

Join us Saturday, November 6!

Visit Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Lexington KY for a full day of programs and more than 140 authors on-site to meet-and-greet and sign books! Doors open at 10:00 a.m. See the “Events” page to see Saturday’s schedule.

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