Announcing Neely Tucker to this Year's Festival Mainstage!

Neely Tucker, author and journalist, will appear at this year's Lewisburg Literary Festival at Carnegie Hall on August 6 at 3 pm.

Neely Tucker is a veteran journalist who writes for the Washington Post. In the line of duty he's talked motorcycles with Billy Joel, sipped moonshine with blues guitarist Buddy Guy, and eaten at Applebee's with West Virginia billionaire Jim Justice. He is currently assigned to cover the 2016 U.S. Presidential campaign for the Post. We've asked him to share his insights about this highly unusual political season at the Lewisburg Literary Festival.

In addition to his feature stories for the Post, Neely writes books. His 2004 memoir, Love in the Driest Season, combines the story of his years covering civil wars and violent uprisings around the world with the story of his adoption of a young girl in Africa. His novels, The Ways of the Dead and Murder, D.C., are crime stories set in the capitol city.

A Mississippi native, Neely lives with his wife, three children and a Rottweiler just outside Washington. When he's not writing he's usually out for a long run, or riding his motorcycle, or sipping bourbon on his back porch, wishing Mississippi State and the New Orleans Saints would win more football games than they actually do.

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