The 10th Ohioana Book Festival invites everyone to join them at the Sheraton Columbus at Capitol Square on Saturday, April 23 from 10 am to 4:30 pm for a FREE fun filled day with more than 120 Ohio writers, panel discussions, special activities for children and teens, a book fair and more. The first event drew 600 people while this year the events hopes to attract 4,000.
One of the featured authors has NW Ohio connections; historian and Dayton area native Douglas Brinkley. Born in Georgia, Brinkley moved with his family to NW Ohio when he was eight years old. His father was a personnel manager for Owens-Illinois; his mother taught English at Perrysburg High School. As a teenager, Brinkley delivered the Toledo Blade then went on to earn degrees from The Ohio State University and Georgetown University.
Brinkley, one of the nation’s most prolific historians was dubbed by The Chicago Tribune as “America’s new past master.” He is a professor of history at Rice University, the CNN Presidential Historian, and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and Audubon. His recent book, Cronkite, won the Sperber Prize for Best Book in Journalism and was a Washington Post Notable Book of the Year. The Great Deluge won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. His newest book is Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America.
OHIOana will be held April 23 – information: ohioana.org