Georgia Green Stamper's book honored


"YOU CAN GO ANYWHERE," by Lexington author Georgia Green Stamper, has been honored as the September selection in the 2008-2009 Carnegie Center's "New Books by Great Writers" series. Stamper will read at The Carnegie Center in Lexington on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Stamper is a native of neighboring Owen County and many of her stories relate to the people and places in Owen County. Critics have said Stamper "is to Kentucky as Bailey White is to Georgia."

An NPR local commentator and newspaper columnist, Stamper's essays have been published in a number of literary anthologies. "YOU CAN GO ANYWHERE" is her first book.

"New Books by Great Writers" series features Kentucky writers or books that are related to Kentucky in some way. Previous honorees include Kim Edwards ("The Memory Keeper's Daughter"); Silas House ("Clay's Quilt"); Robert Hicks ("The Widow of the South"); and Kentucky poet laureates Sena Jeter Nasland, Richard Taylor, and Jane Gentry Vance.

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