Award-winning novelist Joshilyn Jackson will be the featured author for the Arts and Humanities Speaker’s Forum at Northeast Alabama Community College on April 19, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. Jackson’s presentation will be held in the Tom Bevill Lyceum and is free to the public. A book signing will follow, and copies of Jackson’s books will be available for purchase in the lobby of the Lyceum. In addition to Jackson’s presentation and book signing, she will also be interviewed for the Alabama Public Television series Bookmark. Dr. Don Noble, host of the award-winning series, will conduct the interview in the college’s library. Jackson will return to campus to speak in the college’s library at 4:00 Thursday evening, April 19. The evening session will be held on the second floor of the library and is also open to the public.
Joshilyn Jackson is a New York Times bestselling novelist. She currently lives in Georgia with her husband and two children and is the author of five novels: Gods in Alabama; Between, Georgia; The Girl Who Stopped Swimming; Backseat Saints; and A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty. Her books have been translated into a dozen languages, and she has won SIBA’s novel of the year, twice been a #1 Book Sense Pick, and been shortlisted for the Townsend prize.
A former actor, Jackson reads the audio versions of her novels. Her work in this field has been nominated for the Audie Award, was selected by AudioFile Magazine for their best of the year list, and received a Listen Up Award from Publisher’s Weekly. She is currently working on a new novel titled Someone Else’s Love Story, expected in 2014.
The 2012 NACC Arts and Humanities Speaker’s Forum is sponsored by the English and Fine Arts division and the college’s English honor society, Sigma Kappa Delta. For more information regarding the Arts and Humanities Speaker’s Forum, contact Joan Reeves, NACC Chair English and Fine Arts, at firstname.lastname@example.org.