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April 4-6, 2025

Word of South

Harrison Scott Key

Harrison Scott Key is the author of The World’s Largest Man, winner of the 2016 Thurber Prize in American Humor. His nonfiction and humor have appeared in The New York TimesOutsideMcSweeney’s Internet TendencyThe Best American Travel WritingSouthern LivingSalonReader’s DigestImageCreative NonfictionGulf Coast, and Oxford American, where he serves as a contributing editor. He teaches writing at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia, where he lives with his wife and three children. Online, you can find him at and On Twitter, he’s @HarrisonKey.

Harrison is appearing at the festival with the editor Eliza Borné.