The sixth annual Alabama Book Festival was held in historic downtown Montgomery at Old Alabama Town on April 16, 2011, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free public event is the state’s premier book festival—with more than 4,000 people from around the state converging in the capital to meet with and hear from their favorite authors and scholars. A children’s activity area organized by Alabama Public Television made this a day of fun for the entire family. The 2011 event continued the festival’s tradition of promoting reading and literacy to Alabamians of all ages and backgrounds.
Rick Bragg, winner of the Pulitzer prize for Feature Writing and the Harper Lee Award for Alabama’s Distinguished Writer of the Year, is a former New York Times reporter and current professor of journalism at the University of Alabama. He is the author of the best-selling memoir series, All Over but the Shoutin’, Ava’s Man, The Prince of Frogtown, and The Most They Ever Had.
Rick was a featured author at the 2011 Alabama Book Festival.