Kentucky Authors with Tom Eblen

Tom Eblen,  literary liaison for the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning

Tom Eblen, literary liaison for the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning

About the series

In partnership with the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning and UnderMain, we offer a series of conversations about their latest works with Kentucky's deep and varied bench of authors and poets.  Series host Tom Eblen is a journalist, writer and photographer and serves as literary liaison at the Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning. Tom was metro/state columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader from 2008 to 2019 and the newspaper’s managing editor from 1998-2008. He returned to his hometown in 1998 after 14 years with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and five years with The Associated Press. He has won many awards, including the 2013 media award in the Kentucky Governor’s Awards in the Arts. He was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame in 2016. He was a contributing author for the  book Bluegrass Renaissance: The History and Culture of Central Kentucky, 1792-1852 (University Press of Kentucky 2012).

Author Interviews

July 2, 2020: Tom discusses The Year of Peril: America in 1942 with author and UK historian Tracy Campbell. LISTEN