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UK, UPK Authors Featured at Kentucky Book Fair

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 11, 2011) – A number of books featured at the 30th annual Kentucky Book Fair will feature University of Kentucky connections or are from authors working with the University Press of Kentucky (UPK), located on the UK campus. The fair, co-sponsored by UPK, will be from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Frankfort Convention Center, in Frankfort, Ky. The Kentucky Book Fair is free and open to the public.
Founded in 1981, the Kentucky Book Fair is the state's leading literary event. Over the past 30 years, the fair has recognized outstanding Kentucky authors and editors. The largest and oldest event of its kind in the state, the Kentucky Book Fair will host around 185 authors with recently published books.
Five members of UK's faculty and staff will take part in the fair. The UK authors and their corresponding publications are:

Additionally, two-time UK All-American quarterback Vito "Babe" Parilli will be on hand to sign copies of "Kentucky Babe: The Babe Parilli Story," a biography on the football player by Dick Burdette.  

UK authors with UPK connections participating in the Kentucky Book Fair include:

Authors and editors with recent publications from UPK participating in the fair and their corresponding books are:

Offices for the administrative, editorial, production and marketing departments of UPK are found at UK, which provides financial support toward the operating expenses of the publishing operation.    

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