Dr. Jane Goodall

        Dr. Jane Goodall is regarded by many as one of the world’s most important female scientists and a towering figure in the environmental and animal rights movements. This celebrated anthropologist came to Kentucky Author Forum to…

Frances Mayes

          Noted author and poet Frances Mayes chronicled her mid-life venture to a new country, and graceful transformation into a new life, in Under the Tuscan Sun and Bella Tuscany: The Sweet Life in Italy (Broadway…

Ruth Reichl

            Ruth Reichl was restaurant critic for The New York Times and is now editor-in-chief of Gourmet Magazine. Her book, Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table (Broadway Books), is a humorous, touching,…

Pat Schroeder

              Former Congresswoman Patricia Schroeder has served as president and CEO of the Association of American Publishers (AAP) since 1997. The AAP is the national trade organization of the U.S. book publishing industry. Schroeder…

A. Scott Berg

              Biographer A. Scott Berg discussed his book Lindbergh (Putnam) at Kentucky Author Forum in 1998. Aviation giant Charles Lindbergh became the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean in 1927, at…

David Halberstam

                 David Halberstam won a Pulitzer Prize in 1964 for his early and riveting reports from Vietnam. He has been called this generation’s equivalent of historian Theodore White, and has written books on…

Carl Lewis

            Carl Lewis, winner of 9 Olympic gold medals in track and field, chronicled the events of his final Olympic year, 1996, in One More Victory Lap. Co-authored with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jeffrey Marx, the…

Jane Bryant Quinn

                Jane Bryant Quinn is one of America’s leading commentators on personal finance, with syndicated columns read nationwide. She writes a weekly feature for Newsweek, is a best-selling author, and an Emmy Award-winning…

Dr. Susan Love

              With 20 million women of the baby boom generation currently on the verge of “going through the change,” menopause has become an important, if complex topic for American women. Dr. Susan Love, M.D.,…

Hillary Rodham Clinton

                First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton was the guest of Kentucky Author Forum in 1997. She spoke about her bestseller It Takes a Village- and Other Lessons Children Teach Us (Simon & Schuster)….

Katharine Graham

            Katharine Graham was an American publisher who led her family’s newspaper, The Washington Post,for more than two decades, overseeing the Watergate coverage that eventually led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. Her memoir,…

John Updike

            John Updike was one of America’s most renowned writers. He was the author of over 40 books, including collections of short stories, poems, and criticism. His novels won the National Book Award, the American…

Neil Simon

              Contemporary American theater’s most beloved and prolific playwright, Neil Simon, was the guest of the Kentucky Author Forum in 1996, with his first book, Rewrites (Simon and Schuster). Simon, who has written 30…

Sister Helen Prejean

              Dead Man Walking, the 1995 film exploring capital punishment in the United States, took the nation by storm and garnered an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture. Sister Helen Prejean C.S.J., the author…

Senator Bill Bradley

                Senator Bill Bradley was the inaugural author guest at Kentucky Author Forum, on May 13, 1996, with his book Time Present, Time Past: A Memoir (Knopf). Bill Bradley was a 3-time basketball…