The Christy Award Gala 2022

The Christy Award Gala
November 17, 2022 | 7 pm
Shinn Center at Lipscomb University, Nashville

We are delighted to bring this event back in-person after meeting online the past two years! Following the afternoon Art of Writing conference, The Christy Award Dinner Gala will celebrate Christian fiction and announce the 2022 winners of The Christy Award. Our event will honor the literary contributions of bestselling author Jan Karon (The Mitford Series) via special video address with tributes by authors Sarah Loudin Thomas and Amanda Dykes, and feature bestselling and Christy Hall of Fame author Chris Fabry, along with Christy Book of the Year® winning authors Amanda Cox and Becky Wade. Join industry authors and publishers to honor the power of Story and the year's best Christian fiction.

Semi-formal attire. $139 special bundle price with Art of Writing conference. $89 dinner only.

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Chris Fabry

Chris Fabry is an award-winning author of more than 80 books, including his newest novel, A Piece of the Moon. He’s the winner of five Christy Awards and was inducted into the Christy Award Hall of Fame. Chris is also the host of Chris Fabry Live on Moody Radio.

Author

Jan Karon

Jan Karon is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of fourteen novels in the Mitford series, featuring Episcopal priest Father Tim Kavanagh. She has authored twelve other books, including Jan Karon’s Mitford Cookbook and Kitchen Reader, and several titles for children. Jan lives in Virginia near the World Heritage site of Jefferson’s Monticello.

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Amanda Cox

Amanda Cox, the award winning author of The Edge of Belonging and The Secret Keepers of Old Depot Grocery, holds a bachelor’s degree in Bible and theology and a master’s degree in professional counseling. Her studies and her interactions with hurting families over a decade have allowed her to create multidimensional characters that connect emotionally with readers. She resides in Tennessee with her husband and three children. A few of her favorite things are the sanctuary of the great outdoors, the feeling of pen on paper, the sound of her children’s laughter, and exploring new places with her favorite people.

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Becky Wade

Becky Wade is a California native who attended Baylor University, met and married a Texan, and settled in Dallas with their three children and one Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. She loves writing emotional Christian contemporary romances laced with mystery! She’s the The Christy Award® and Carol award winning author of My Stubborn Heart, the Porter Family series, the Bradford Sisters series, and the Misty River Romance series.

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Sarah Loudin Thomas

Sarah Loudin Thomas' historical fiction celebrates the people, the land, and the heritage of Appalachia. She is the author of the acclaimed novels The Right Kind of Fool–winner of the 2021 Selah Book of the Year–and Miracle in a Dry Season–winner of the 2015 Inspy Award. Sarah has also been a finalist for the Christy Award, ACFW Carol Award, and the Christian Book of the Year Award. She is the director of Jan Karon’s Mitford Museum in Hudson, NC.

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Amanda Dykes

Amanda Dykes’s debut novel, Whose Waves These Are, is the winner of the 2020 Christy Award Book of the Year, a Booklist 2019 Top Ten Romance debut, and the winner of an INSPY award. She’s also the author of Set the Stars Alight, which received a Booklist starred review and was a Historical Novels Review Editors’ Choice. Amanda believes G.K. Chesterton said it best when he said, “I had always felt life first as a story: and if there is a story there is a story-teller.” She is grateful to be living this life’s redemption story.

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