Kentucky Authors with Tom Eblen
Tom Eblen, a journalist, writer and photographer, is literary liaison at the Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning. Tom also provides reviews of titles by Kentucky authors for the online regional cultural affairs publication, UnderMain. He was metro/state columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader from 2008 to 2019 and the newspaper’s managing editor from 1998-2008. Tom returned to his hometown in 1998 after 14 years with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and five years with The Associated Press. He has won many awards, including the 2013 media award in the Kentucky Governor’s Awards in the Arts. He was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame in 2016. He was a contributing author for the book Bluegrass Renaissance: The History and Culture of Central Kentucky, 1792-1852 (University Press of Kentucky 2012).
July 2, 2020: Tom discusses The Year of Peril: America in 1942 with author and UK historian Tracy Campbell. LISTEN