Guy will be opening for Michael Kardos and Matt White in North Little Rock, Arkansas.
MICHAEL KARDOS is the author of the novels Bluff, Before He Finds Her, and The Three-Day Affair, an Esquire best book of 2012, as well as the story collection One Last Good Time, which won the Mississippi Institute of Arts & Letters Award for fiction, and the craft book The Art and Craft of Fiction: A Writer’s Guide. His short stories have appeared in The Southern Review, Crazyhorse, Harvard Review, and many other magazines and anthologies, and have won a Pushcart Prize. Michael grew up on the Jersey Shore, received a degree in music from Princeton University, and played the drums professionally for a number of years. He currently co-directs the creative writing program at Mississippi State University.
MATT WHITE is the co-proprietor of one of Arkansas's oldest beer joints and music venues, the White Water Tavern. He is a writer and photographer of people and places across the American South.
Guy will be moderating a panel at the Arkansas Literary Festival with Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, and Rick Campbell.
Alfred Gough and Miles Millar are the creators of Smallville, the #1 show in the history of the CW network. They are currently the show runners of the AMC show Into the Badlands. Double Exposure is their first novel.
Rick Campbell, a retired U.S. Navy Commander, spent more than twenty years on multiple submarine tours. On his last tour, he was one of the two men whose permission was required to launch the submarine's nuclear warhead-tipped missiles. Campbell is the author of the novels Treason, The Trident Deception, Empire Rising, and Ice Station Nautilus, and lives with his family in the greater Washington, D.C. area.
Guy will be opening for novelist Maurice Carlos Ruffin and essayist Kyran Pittman in North Little Rock, Arkansas.
MAURICE CARLOS RUFFIN has been a recipient of an Iowa Review Award in fiction and a winner of the William Faulkner–William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition for Novel-in-Progress. His work has appeared in Virginia Quarterly Review, AGNI, The Kenyon Review, The Massachusetts Review, and Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas. A native of New Orleans, Ruffin is a graduate of the University of New Orleans Creative Writing Workshop and a member of the Peauxdunque Writers Alliance.
KYRAN PITTMAN began literary life as a poet in her native Newfoundland, wound up as an Arkansas essayist and memoirist, and is in the process of moving to New Orleans, where she hopes to finish writing her first novel this fall. Among her published works are a memoir, Planting Dandelions: Field Notes from an Undomesticated Life (Riverhead, 2011), various articles and essays in national and regional publications, and a few poems anthologized here and there. She has called Little Rock home for over 20 years.