James Beard Foundation Award-Winning author Ronni Lundy is joined by Weatherford-Award winning author Robert Gipe for an evening of readings from their work.
Ronni Lundy is an author and editor in the U.S. whose work focuses on traditional American foods and music. Her book "Victuals" won the 2017 James Beard Foundation Book of the Year Award. Her other books include "Sorghum's Savor", "In Praise of Tomatoes", "Shuck Beans, Stack Cakes and Honest Fried Chicken: The Heart and Soul of Southern Country Kitchens" and "Butter Beans to Blackberries: Recipes from the Southern Garden." She was a founding member of the Southern Foodways Alliance.
Lundy was born in Corbin, Kentucky in 1949 and grew up in the Louisville area. Lundy was a pop music editor at the Louisville Times and the Louisville Courier-Journal in the 1980s and early 1990s. She also wrote about food and became a restaurant reviewer as the Louisville restaurant scene blossomed during the early 1990s.
Robert Gipe is the author of two novels with illustrations, the Weatherford Award-winning "Trampoline", and his newest, "Weedeater." He is a long-time professor at Southeast Community and Technical College in Harlan, Kentucky. He founded and appears in the Higher Ground community play series which has been featured in the New York Times and elsewhere.
The event is free and open to the public. Most guests arrive early for dinner and drinks before the readings. Books will be available for sale and signing by the authors.