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2024 Literary Sojourn

Literary Sojourn is an annual festival of authors and readers celebrating the power of the book. Each fall, an esteemed slate of authors and 550 book lovers from all over the country gather in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Together they revel in the written word, fueled by award-winning writers who share the stories and inspiration behind their exceptional books.

 

Literary Sojourn is a nonprofit author and reader festival presented by the Bud Werner Memorial Library in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Founded in 1993 with a mission to bring noteworthy authors to our mountain community and promote and inspire the reading of exceptional literature, Literary Sojourn is the oldest and most anticipated literary festival in the Rocky Mountains.

Ben Fountain
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LONGLISTED FOR THE 2024 JOYCE CAROL OATES PRIZE · A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITOR'S CHOICE · From the award-winning, bestselling author of Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk comes a brilliant and propulsive new novel about greed, power, and American complicity set in Haiti "An engrossing, psycholo ... Read More about
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Ben Fountain
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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction and a finalist for the National Book Award “Brilliantly done . . . grand, intimate, and joyous.” —New York Times Book Review From the PEN/Hemingway Award-winning author of the critically acclaimed short story collection, Brief Encounters w ... Read More about
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Ben Fountain
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Winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award * A National Bestseller “An exceptional story collection.” —New York Times Book Review The well-intentioned protagonists of Brief Encounters with Che Guevera—including a disillusioned NGO worker, the wife of a special operations officer, and an obssessed ornithologi ... Read More about
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In a sweeping work of reportage set over the course of 2016, New York Times bestselling author Ben Fountain recounts a surreal year of politics and an exploration of the third American existential crisis Twice before in its history, the United States has been faced with a crisis so severe it was fo ... Read More about
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Laura Pritchett
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"An immersive story of a changing landscape, innovatively told." --KIRKUS When a wildfire bears down on a mountain community, residents are forced to gather for safety--resulting in a tangle of love andlust that pulls people from their isolation, friendships that form acrosspolitical divides, and a ... Read More about
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Death is a great and grand mystery, and the actual act of dying is the last physical act of our lives. We can do it well, like a graceful well-rehearsed piano solo--or we can do it like that first awkward dance with a middle-school crush. But if anything deserves our full attention, some preparation ... Read More about
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Laura Pritchett
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Winner of the PEN USA Award for Fiction. "An admirable, steely-eyed collection of stories and vignettes featuring a family of ranchers."--Publishers Weekly On Hell's Bottom Ranch, a section of land below the Front Range, there are women like Renny who prefer a "little Hell swirled with their Heaven" ... Read More about
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If you care about the West, you must care about the lands of the West--lands that are disappearing rapidly, along with the people and cultures that go along with them. In this collection of 22 essays, the editors have brought together some of the best--and most insightful--writing on ranching in the ... Read More about
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Laura Pritchett
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A young woman who offers to raise her teenage sister's baby gets more than she bargained for in "a moving story about love, duty, and family" (Publishers Weekly). A supermarket clerk in a small dusty Colorado town, twenty-two-year-old Libby is full of dreams but lacks the means to pursue them. When ... Read More about
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Hanna Pylväinen
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FINALIST FOR THE 2023 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD An epic love story in the vein of Cold Mountain and The Great Circle, about a young reindeer herder and a minister’s daughter in the nineteenth century Arctic Circle In 1851, at a remote village in the Scandinavian tundra, a Lutheran minister known as Mad L ... Read More about
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Hanna Pylväinen
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FINALIST FOR THE 2023 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD An epic love story in the vein of Cold Mountain and The Great Circle, about a young reindeer herder and a minister’s daughter in the nineteenth century Arctic Circle In 1851, at a remote village in the Scandinavian tundra, a Lutheran minister known as Mad L ... Read More about
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Hanna Pylväinen
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This stunning debut novel—drawn from the author's own life experience—tells the moving story of a family of eleven in the American Midwest, bound together and torn apart by their faith "A resonant and magical work of imagination."—Chicago Tribune Winner of the Whiting Writers' Award In this stunning ... Read More about
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