2021 Authors & Speakers

Aaron Lecklider

Aaron Lecklider is a cultural historian whose work focuses on the history of sexuality, class, race, and gender in the twentieth-century United States. His most recent book is Love’s Next Meeting: The Forgotten History of Homosexuality and the Left in American Culture(More)

Hanna Halperin

Hanna Helperin’s stories have been published in the Kenyon Review, n+1, New Ohio Review, Joyland, and others.  (More)

Heidi Pitlor

Heidi Pitlor is the author of the novels The BirthdaysThe Daylight Marriage, which was optioned for film, and Impersonation. (More)

Jennifer De Leon

Jennifer De Leon is author of the YA novel Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From and the essay collection White Space: Essays on Culture, Race, & Writing (More)

Mona Awad

Mona Awad is the author of Bunny, named a Best Book of 2019 by TIME, Vogue, and the New York Public Library (More)

Rajiv Mohabir

Rajiv Mohabir’s memoir ANTIMAN (Restless Books 2021) received the 2019 Restless Books’ New Immigrant Writing Prize. (More)

Robert Jones, Jr.

Robert Jones Jr. is a writer from New York City. The Prophets is his debut novel. (More)

Lynne Hugo

Lynne Hugo is a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship recipient. Her most recent books are The Testament of Harold’s Wife and The Book of CarolSue.  (More)