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Laura Kaye

Laura Kaye is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over 25 books in contemporary romance and romantic suspense. A former college history professor, Kaye also writes historical women’s fiction as Laura Kamoie.

Speaker's Website Genre: Fiction

Sally Keith

River House

Sally Keith, author of River House, has published three collections of poetry. Recipient of the Colorado Prize for Poetry, a Pushcart Prize, and numerous fellowships. She is a member of the MFA faculty at George Mason University and lives in Washington, D.C.

Speaker's Website Genre: Poetry

Edward Kelly

Beyond Physicalism: Toward Reconciliation of Science and Spirituality

Edward F. Kelly, author of Beyond Physicalism, works in the UVa’s Division of Perceptual Studies. He served previously as lead author of Irreducible Mind, and is  working on intensive psycho-physiological studies of psi and altered states of consciousness in exceptional subjects.

Speaker's Website Genre: Non-Fiction

Harrison Key

The World's Largest Man: A Memoir

Harrison Scott Key, author of The World’s Largest Man, is a contributing editor for the Oxford American. His nonfiction and humor pieces have appeared in The New York Times, Outside, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Best American Travel Writing, and elsewhere. He teaches writing at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Ga.

Speaker's Website Speaker's Facebook Speaker's Twitter Genre: Non-Fiction

Joan Kindig

Joan Kindig is a professor of reading education at James Madison University. She also serves as a member of the Virginia Festival of the Book’s Youth & Outreach Committee.

Genre: Children/Youth

Christopher King

Lament For Epirus

Christopher King is the author of several essays and forthcoming Lament For Epirus: An Odyssey Into Europe’s Oldest Surviving Folk Music. He is a re-mastering engineer, producer, auricular raconteur, and sonic archaeologist who won a Grammy in 2002 and has been nominated six times in total.

Speaker's Website Genre: Non-Fiction

Andrea Kleine

Calf: A Novel

Andrea Kleine, author of Calf, is a writer and performance artist. She has received five MacDowell Colony fellowships and the New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship award. Her writing has been featured in The Los Angeles Review of Books, Everyday Genius, and the NYFA Current.

Speaker's Website Speaker's Twitter Genre: Fiction

Joy Krystosek

Wiping Memories from Room to Room

Joy Merritt Krystosek, author of Wiping Memories from Room to Room, lives in Virginia. She is currently writing Finding a New Mirror, a book about Alzheimer’s, and The Life and Death of Jacques Albert Rainelle, a compilation of Rainelle’s art and poems.

Speaker's Website Speaker's Facebook Genre: Poetry

Katherine Kurtz

The King's Deryni

Katherine Kurtz, author of The King’s Deryni, is regarded as one of the founders of modern fantasy after Tolkien, starting with her Deryni Trilogy. She has also written historical fiction and science fiction, and several of her works are being developed for film.

Speaker's Website Speaker's Facebook Genre: Fiction

William Kurtz

Excommunicated from the Union: How the Civil War Created a Separate Catholic America

William Kurtz, author of Excommunicated from the Union, is an assistant editor at Documents Compass, a program of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. He has written and spoken extensively about the religious history of the American Civil War.



Speaker's Website Genre: Non-Fiction