2018 Authors & Speakers

Peter Abrahams

Peter Abrahams is the Edgar-award winning author of thirty-six novels. (More)

Tom Acitelli

Tom Acitelli has written on the subject—and on wine and whiskey—for the Wall Street Journal, Eater.com, the Washington Post, and Bloomberg View. (More)

Jabari Asim

Jabari Asim’s most recent works are Only The Strong, a novel; Preaching To The Chickens: A Story of Young John Lewis; and A Child’s Introduction To African American History(More)

Shauna Barbosa

Shauna Barbosa is the author of the poetry collection Cape Verdean Blues(More)

Sarah Bedingfield

Sarah Bedingfield has been an agent with LGR since 2016.  (More)

Amy Bloom

Amy Bloom has been a nominee for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. (More)

Jamie Brenner

Jamie Brenner’s most recent novel is The Husband Hour. The Forever Summer, set in Provincetown, is a national bestseller. (More)

James Carroll

James Carroll is the author of eight works of non-fiction, most recently The Cloister, which The New York Times called “incandescent.” (More)

Joseph Cassara

Joseph Cassara was  a 2016-17 writing fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. His debut novel is The House of Impossible Beauties. (More)

Justin Chapple

Justin Chapple is the Culinary Director of FOOD & WINE and host of their weekly morning show, Mad Genius LIVE.  (More)

Adam Chromy

Adam Chromy is the president of Movable Type Management and has been a literary agent for over fifteen years. (More)

Jay Coles

Jay Coles’ debut novel, Tyler Johnson Was Here is based on true events in his life and inspired by police brutality in America (More)

Nausheen Eusuf

Nausheen Eusuf’s first full-length collection Not Elegy, But Eros was recently published by NYQ Books (US) and Bengal Lights Books (Bangladesh). (More)

Gayle Forman

Gayle Forman’s latest novel, I Have Lost My Way came out in March of 2018.  (More)

Akil Kumarasamy

Akil Kumarasamy’s debut, Half Gods, is forthcoming with Farrar, Straus and Giroux in June 2018. (More)

Rahul Mehta

Rahul Mehta is the author of No Other World (Harper, 2017), which Booklist named one of the ten best debut novels of 2017.   (More)

James Melia

James Melia works at  Flatiron Books where he edits and acquires upmarket commercial fiction.  (More)

Stephen McCauley

Stephen McCauley has written seven novels, including his latest, My Ex-Life, and The Object of My Affection.  (More)

Tim Murphy

Tim Murphy is the author of Christodora and the forthcoming Cousins of the New World.   (More)

Eileen Myles

Eileen Myles is a poet, novelist, performer and art journalist. Their most recent book is Afterglow (a dog memoir). (More)

Gayatri Patnaik

Gayatri Patnaik is Editorial Director at Beacon Press. (More)

Hank Phillippi Ryan

Hank Phillippi Ryan is the on-air investigative reporter for Boston’s WHDH-TV and a nationally bestselling author of ten mysteries including Trust Me, coming in August 2018.  (More)

Sarah Schulman

Sarah Schulman’s recent work, The Cosmopolitans, (The Feminist Press)  was picked as one of the “Best Books of 2016” by Publishers’ Weekly. Her latest novel, a noir murder mystery called Maggie Terry, will be published in September 2018. (More)

Curtis Sittenfeld

Curtis Sittenfeld is the bestselling author of five novels: PrepThe Man of My DreamsAmerican WifeSisterlandand Eligible.  (More)

Tom Sleigh

Tom Sleigh is the author of ten books of poetry, including Army Cats, winner of the John Updike Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and Space Walk which won the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Award.  (More)

J. Courtney Sullivan

J. Courtney Sullivan is the author of the New York Times bestselling novels CommencementMaine and The Engagements.  (More)

Deborah Swiss

Debora Swiss is the author of The Tin Ticket: The Heroic Journey of Australia’s Convict Women. (More)

Joshua Weiner

Joshua Weiner is the author of Berlin Notebook: Where Are the Refugees?, and three books of poetry from University of Chicago Press.  (More)

Martin Wilson

Martin Wilson’s second novel, We Now Return to Regular Life, is a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. (More)

Ellen Wittlinger

Ellen Wittlinger is the author of 17 books for young adults and middle-grade readers.  (More)