2019 Authors & Speakers

Jabari Asim

Jabari Asim’s is the author of five books for adults and nine books for children. His most recent works are We Can’t Breathe, a collection of essays inspired by #Black Lives Matter, Only The Strong, a novel; and A Child’s Introduction To African American History. (More)

Elizabeth Bradfield

Elizabeth Bradfield is the author of four poetry collections, most recently Once Removed and Toward Antarctica. Her awards include a Stegner Fellowship and the Audre Lorde Prize  (More)

Jamie Brenner

Jamie Brenner’s is the author of The Husband Hour, The Forever Summer (set in Provincetown), and Drawing Home. Her next novel Summer Longing publishes in 2020. (More)

Christopher Castellani

Christopher Castellani is the author of Leading Men, featured in Publishers Weekly, People, Interview, Entertainment Weekly, and the New York Times. (More)

Adam Chromy

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

Jeannette de Beauvoir

Jeannette de Beauvoir is a bestselling award-winning author of both historical and mystery fiction whose work has been translated into 12 languages. Upcoming books for 2019 include Lethal Alliances, A Killer Carnival, and The Christmas Corpses. (More)

Bathsheba Demuth

Bathsheba Demuth is an environmental historian, specializing in the lands and seas of the Russian and North American Arctic.  Her new book is Floating Coast: An Environmental History of the Bering Strait. (More)

Mark Dery

Mark Dery is a cultural critic and the author of Born To Be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey, named one of the Best Books of 2018 by NPR, The Guardian, and Mental Floss. (More)

Karen Dukess

Karen Dukess is the author of The Last Book Party. (More)

Andre Dubus III

Andre  Dubus III is the author of seven books: The Cage Keeper and Other StoriesBluesman, and the New York Times bestsellers, House of Sand and FogThe Garden of Last Days, and his memoir, Townie, and his most recent book Gone So Long. (More)

Helen Ellis

Helen Ellis is the New York Times bestselling author of American Housewife and Eating the Cheshire Cat.  Helen’s latest book is Southern Lady Code. (More)

Casey Gerald

Casey Gerald is the author of the memoir There Will Be No Miracles Here, a classic rags-to-riches tale, the book stands the American Dream narrative on its head, while straddling the complex intersection of race, class, religion, sexuality and masculinity. (More)

Amy Hoffman

Amy Hoffman is the author of the novel The Off Season and the memoirs Lies about My FamilyAn Army of Ex-Lovers, and Hospital Time(More)

Russ Lopez

Russ Lopez is is the author of The Hub of The Gay Universe: An LGBTQ history of Boston, Provincetown, and Beyond. He has worked at Boston City Hall and the Massachusetts State House and has decades of experience with LGBTQ and straight politics. (More)

Doug Mack

Doug Mack  is the author of The Not-Quite States of America (Norton, 2017) and Europe on Five Wrong Turns a Day(More)

Kim McLarin

Kim McLarin is the author of the critically-acclaimed novels Taming It Down, Meeting of the Waters, and Jump at the Sun, and of the memoir Divorce Dog: Motherhood, Men, & Midlife. Her most recent book is Womanish: A Grown Black Woman Speaks on Life and Love.  (More)

Darnell L. Moore

Darnell L. Moore is the author of No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black & Free in America, deeply personal memoir and a New York Times Notable Book of 2018. (More)

Julia Phillips

Julia Phillips is a Fulbright fellow whose writing has appeared in Glimmer TrainThe AtlanticSlate, and The Moscow Times(More)

Trent Preszler

Trent Preszler, Ph. D., is the C.E.O. of Bedell Cellars, a winery on the North Fork of Long Island. His memoir, Little and Often, will be published next year by the William Morrow imprint of HarperCollins. (More)

Whitney Scharer

Whitney Scharer is the author of The Age of Light, her first novel, based on the life of pioneering photographer Lee Miller.  It was published by Little, Brown (US) and Picador (UK) in February, 2019, and was a Barnes and Noble Discover pick, People pick, and IndieNext selection. (More)

Richard Schneider Jr.

Richard Schneider Jr. is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide (until 2000, The Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review), which he launched in 1994. (More)

Akiba Solomon

Akiba Solomon is the Senior Editorial Director of Colorlines. She is an NABJ-Award winning journalist from West Philadelphia. She and Kenrya Rankin are the authors of How We Fight White Supremacy. (More)

Martha E. Stone

Martha E. Stone is the Literary Editor of the Gay & Lesbian Review, where she is responsible for acquiring and selecting books for review.  She has contributed to virtually every issue for the past twenty-five years, usually book reviews or essays, on a wide variety of topics. (More)