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Greene novel selected for Young literary award

LEXINGTON, Ky.—A breathtaking tale of a young girl gone missing in Depression-era Tennessee has won the second annual Judy Gaines Young Book Award, presented by Transylvania University. “Long Man,” by Tennessee author Amy Greene, has been praised by national reviewers such as the New York Times, Washington Post and Minneapolis Star Tribune. Set just before […]

Silas House gives public reading at Transylvania University

LEXINGTON Ky.—Nationally bestselling author Silas House gave a free public reading of his works on Oct. 21 in Transylvania University’s Carrick Theater. An Eastern Kentucky native, House in his Twitter profile describes himself as: “writer. mountain hugger. father. hillbilly. professor. believer.” He is one of the state’s best known writers and a champion of environmental and social […]

Theatrical adaptation of Manning’s ‘Book of Visions’ premieres at Transylvania

LEXINGTON, Ky.—The world premiere stage production of Maurice Manning’s award-winning book of poetry “Lawrence Booth’s Book of Visions” debuts March 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Transylvania University’s Lucille Caudill Little Theater. This ensemble performance portrays friendships and fantasies from the colorful life of young Lawrence “Law” Booth who imagines incredible things to escape his troubles. […]