News & Updates

BookFest St. Louis wins St. Louis Magazine 2018 A-List Award

BookFest St. Louis was recently the recipient of a 2018 A-List Award for Best Literary Festival from St. Louis Mazagine! From the July Issue: Left Bank Books and the Central West End Community Improvement District saw a huge blank space where a literary festival should be and made it happen. Unlike many book fests, which […]

BookFest St. Louis Returns with Sally Field, Gary Shteyngart and More

From the June 13th article in the Riverfront Times: St. Louis readers, prepare your celebratory reading lists: BookFest St. Louis will return to the Central West End on Saturday, September 22 for a second year. Dates and headlining authors were announced today, and it’s a promising line-up. Academy Award-winning actress Sally Field (Lincoln, Norma Rae, Smokey and […]

An Interview with Burroughs Sculptor Vlad Zhitomirsky

Busts of three major authors who once resided in the neighborhood — Kate Chopin, T.S. Eliot and Tennessee Williams — have found homes on the corners of Euclid and McPherson over the past 10 years. During the inaugural BookFest St. Louis, a fourth and final sculpture finally joined their ranks.

Ensconced in Lit interviews Zac Brewer and Nina LaCour

St. Louis book blogger Christina Hickey at Ensconced in Lit recently interviewed Zac Brewer, author of “Madness,” and Nina LaCour, author of “We Are Okay,” as a spotlight on the BookFest St. Louis Young Adult Panel! From the interview with Zac Brewer: “Madness is about a teen suffering from severe depression and suicidal tendencies. For me, […]