The 2018 Christy Award™ Gala

November 7, 2018 at 7 pm
Lipscomb University, Nashville

following The Art of Writing conference


The Christy Award Dinner Gala will celebrate the art of Christian fiction, announce the 2018 winners of The Christy Award, and feature bestselling authors Charles Martin, Francine Rivers, Carla Laureano, and Sarah Arthur. We’ll connect as authors and publishers, in semi-formal attire at the renown Shamblin Theatre, and honor the power of Story, the legacy of Madeline L'Engle, and the year's best in Christian fiction.

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Featuring

Team Member

Charles Martin

New York Times
bestselling author

Team Member

Francine Rivers

New York Times
bestselling author

Team Member

Carla Laureano

RITA® award-winning author

Team Member

Sarah Arthur

Author, CT fiction judge
A Light So Lovely: The Spiritual Legacy
of Madeline L'Engle

View photos and program from the 2017 Christy Award Gala

Author

Charles Martin

New York Times bestselling author, 2017 Christy Book of the Year winner

Charles Martin is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of 13 novels. He and his wife, Christy, live in Jacksonville, Florida. Learn more about him at charlesmartinbooks.com. Facebook: Author.Charles.Martin Twitter: @storiedcareer

Author

Francine Rivers

New York Times bestselling author

New York Times bestselling author Francine Rivers continues to win both industry acclaim and reader loyalty around the globe. Her numerous bestsellers include Redeeming Love, A Voice in the Wind, and Bridge to Haven, and her work has been translated into more than thirty different languages. She is a member of Romance Writers of America's coveted Hall of Fame as well as a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW).

Author

Carla Laureano

RITA® award-winning author

Carla Laureano is the RITA® award-winning author of Five Days in Skye and London Tides as well as the Celtic fantasy series The Song of Seare (as C. E. Laureano). A graduate of Pepperdine University, she worked as a sales and marketing executive for nearly a decade before leaving corporate life behind to write fiction full-time. She currently lives in Denver with her husband and two sons.

Author

Sarah Arthur

Author of a dozen books on the intersection of faith and great stories

Sarah Arthur is the author of over twelve books ranging from bestselling devotionals to critical engagement with literature. Her most recent release is A Light So Lovely (Zondervan, August 7, 2018), a spiritual memoir of Madeline L’Engle. A graduate of Wheaton College and Duke University Divinity School, she's a founding board member of the annual C.S. Lewis Festival and served as writer-in-residence for the Frederick Buechner Writers Workshop at Princeton Theological Seminary. She's also the preliminary fiction judge for the Christianity Today Book Awards, through which she grades on a L’Engle-inspired curve. She can't wait till her two little boys are old enough to be read aloud A Wrinkle in Time.

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