Book Fest 2024

One Community, Many Stories

Oscar Hokeah

2024 Headlining Author

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Oscar Hokeah is a regionalist Native American writer of literary fiction, interested in capturing intertribal, transnational, and multicultural aspects within two tribally specific communities: Tahlequah and Lawton, Oklahoma. He was raised inside these tribal circles and continues to reside there today. He is an award-winning novelist. His debut novel, Calling for a Blanket Dance won the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award in 2023.  

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Uma Krishnaswami

2024 Headlining Author

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Uma Krishnaswami is the author of more than twenty books for young readers, from picture books (Monsoon, The Happiest Tree, The Girl of the Wish GardenBright Sky, Starry City and Out of the Way! Out of the Way!), through novels for young readers (The Grand Plan to Fix Everything and Step Up to the Plate, Maria Singh). Twenty years after its first publication, her traditional story collection, The Broken Tusk: Stories of the Hindu God Ganesha, continues to be a definitive introduction to Hindu mythology for young readers. 

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