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UPK, UK Authors Showcased at Kentucky Book Fair as it Moves to Lexington

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Hear more about University Press of Kentucky's participation in the Kentucky Book Fair by clicking play above for the Nov. 12 "UK At the Half" interview with Leila Salisbury, director of University Press of Kentucky.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 15, 2017) For the first time ever, the Kentucky Book Fair will be presented in Lexington from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park. Now in its 36th year, the fair will feature more than 180 authors and editors showcasing their most recent books, including several writers from University Press of Kentucky (UPK) and the University of Kentucky. The fair is free and open to the public.

Presented by Kentucky Humanities, the Kentucky Book Fair attracts thousands of avid readers and patrons from across the country. The fair boasts a wide selection of publications for every reader in your household ranging from children's books and regional cookbooks to wartime histories and poetry collections. Founded in 1981, the Kentucky Book Fair is the state's leading literary event and the largest and oldest event of its kind in the state.

Six of the UPK authors and editors who will participate in the Kentucky Book Fair have connections to UK. They are:

Other authors of publications from UPK participating in the fair and their corresponding books are:

Several other current UK faculty and alumni will also take part in the Kentucky Book Fair. These authors are:

To see a full listing of authors and editors participating in the Kentucky Book Fair, visit

UPK is the scholarly publisher for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, representing a consortium that includes all the state universities, five private colleges and two historical societies. The press’ editorial program focuses on the humanities and the social sciences. Offices for the administrative, editorial, production and marketing departments of the press are found at UK, which provides financial support toward the operating expenses of the publishing operation through the UK Libraries.

For more information on the book fair and the featured authors, visit the fair's website,