Sloane Crosley, Adam Hochschild, Peter Guralnick, Kiese Laymon and more announced for 2016 Arkansas Literary Festival | Rock Candy

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Sloane Crosley, Adam Hochschild, Peter Guralnick, Kiese Laymon and more announced for 2016 Arkansas Literary Festival

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click to enlarge Kiese Laymon, Sloane Crosley and Peter Guralnick
  • Kiese Laymon, Sloane Crosley and Peter Guralnick

The Arkansas Literary Festival has announced its 2016 lineup, a list that includes Sloane Crosley ("I Was Told There'd Be Cake"), Adam Hochschild ("King Leopold's Ghost"), Peter Guralnick ("Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock'n'roll"), Kiese Laymon ("How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America") and more. The festival will be held April 14-17 in downtown Little Rock.

There's also novelist Garth Greenwell (author of "What Belongs to You," one of the best reviewed books of the year), Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gregory Pardlo, Tin House editor Rob Spillman ("All Tomorrow's Parties"), Angela Flournoy (author of the National Book Award-nominated "The Turner House"), renowned poet Kevin Young and award-winning illustrator E. B. Lewis.

In addition to Laymon and Guralnick, several other recent  contributors to the Little Rock-based Oxford American magazine will be on hand, including essayist Alex Mar ("Witches of America"), humorist Harrison Scott Key and food columnist Chris Offutt ("My Father, the Pornographer").

There's also strong local contingent, with presentations by Tyrone Jaeger, Kevin Brockmeier, Andrea Zekis, Suzi Parker, Philip Martin and more.

For more information, visit the festival's website

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