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…