Pulitzer Prize-winner Adam Johnson, author of The Orphan Master's Son, will headline this year's Clemson Literary Festival.

Pulitzer Prize-winner Adam Johnson, author of  “The Orphan Master’s Son,” will headline this year’s Clemson Literary Festival.

CLEMSON — Pulitzer Prize-winner Adam Johnson, author of “The Orphan Master’s Son,” will be the featured speaker of the eighth annual Clemson Literary Festival March 25-27.

Nationally recognized authors of fiction and poetry, including Daniel Wallace, Danielle Evans and Julie Carr, will read their works, serve on panels and participate in roundtable discussions. The festival is jointly sponsored by Clemson University and the city of Clemson and events will be held at various venues on and off campus.

As part of its “South Carolina Review Presents” series, the festival this year will feature readings by contemporary Irish poets and readings and discussion from writers and editors at “A Public Space” magazine, Little Brown and Co. publishers and Hub City Press.

Since its inception in 2008, the Clemson Literary Festival has brought more than 100 writers to Clemson for literary events.  The student-organized festival brings together students, faculty and community residents in a mutual appreciation of the arts.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information about the authors and a complete schedule, go to www.clemson.edu/litfest.