Tags: Education; Literary Criticism

Karen Swallow Prior


Karen Swallow Prior (PhD, SUNY Buffalo) is an award-winning professor of English at Liberty University. She is the author of On Reading Well, Booked: Literature in the Soul of Me, and Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More—Poet, Reformer, Abolitionist. Prior has written for Christianity Today, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, First Things, Vox, Think Christian, and The Gospel Coalition. She is a senior fellow with Liberty University’s Center for Apologetics and Cultural Engagement, a senior fellow with The Trinity Forum, and a member of the Faith Advisory Council of the Humane Society of the United States.

Festival Years: 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020, 2021

Recommended Reading

Fierce Convictions