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Paducah Native Among Five Chosen for Ky Writers Hall of Fame Induction

McCracken County Public Library

Five authors have been chosen for induction into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame. 

TheLexington Herald-Leader reports a ceremony will be held February 2 at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning in Lexington.

The inductees include best-seller author Barbara Kingsolver and author and poet Gayl Jones. Three deceased writers also are on the list: Paducah native Irvin S. Cobb, A.B. Guthrie Jr. and Joseph Seamon Cotter.

The inductions will bring the hall to 29 members.

The Carnegie Center created the Hall of Fame in 2013 to bring attention to the state's literary heritage.

More about the ceremony and past inductees.

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