Kentucky Authors with Tom Eblen
About the series
In partnership with the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning and UnderMain, we offer a series of conversations about their latest works with Kentucky's deep and varied bench of authors and poets. Series host Tom Eblen is a journalist, writer and photographer and serves as literary liaison at the Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning. Tom was metro/state columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader from 2008 to 2019 and the newspaper’s managing editor from 1998-2008. He 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
August 13, 2020 - Tom discusses the value and importance of solitude with Fenton Johnson, author of At the Center of All Beauty: Solitude and the Creative Life - LISTEN
September 10, 2020: Tom discusses her new book, Dear Ann, with celebrated Kentucky author Bobbie Ann Mason - LISTEN
October 8, 2020 - Kentucky poet Lynnell Edwards joins Tom to talk about her new collection of poems published under the title, This Great Green Valley - LISTEN
October 29, 2020 - Josh Douglas joins Tom to discuss the UK law professor's new book, Vote for Us: How to Take Back Our Elections and Change the Future of Voting - LISTEN