The Missouri Literary Festival is proud to announce the addition of New York Times bestselling author William Bernhardt to its list of participating writers.
A mystery writer, Bernhardt is the author more than 20 novels, including the New York Times bestsellers Capitol Conspiracy, Primary Justice, Murder One, Criminal Intent and Capitol Offense. His books have sold more than 10 million copies worldwide. He is the only recipient of both the Royden B. Davis Distinguished Author Award from the University of Scranton and the H. Louise Cobb Distinguished Author Award which is given “in recognition of an outstanding body of work that has profoundly influenced the way in which we understand ourselves and American society at large.”
One of the country’s most popular writing instructors and teaches writing workshops throughout the year. Bernhardt founded HAWK Publishing, which has published Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist N. Scott Momaday, Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Janis Ian, and PBS newsman Jim Lehrer. A former trial attorney, Bernhardt has received numerous awards for his public service. He makes his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with his wife, Marcia and their children. For more information about William Bernhardt, his books, workshops and speaking engagements, please visit www.williambernhardt.com.
The Missouri Literary Festival, a Celebration of Arts, Literature and Literacy, is a nonprofit event focused on raising funds to benefit arts programming and literacy organizations. General admission will be $5 for ages 11 and up; children 10 and under get in free. Festival beneficiaries are Springfield Regional Arts Council, Ozarks Literacy Council, Family Literacy Centers of Springfield, the R-12 Title I Schools and the Writers Hall of Fame scholarship program.