Speakers

Louis Sachar

Newbery and National Book Award-winning author of Holes

Najla Said

Actress, playwright and author of the memoir Looking for Palestine: Growing Up Confused in an Arab-American Family

Will Schwalbe

New York Times-bestselling author of The End of Your Life Book Club

Ken Segall

Former Ad Agency Creative Director for NeXT and Apple, author of New York Times bestseller Insanely Simple and Think Simple

Shaka Senghor

Author of Writing My Wrongs and leading voice on criminal justice reform

Ruta Sepetys

International bestselling author of Between Shades of Gray and Out of the Easy

Jeff Shaara

New York Times-bestselling author of historical and military fiction

Sadia Shepard

Documentary filmmaker and author of The Girl from Foreign

Gary Shteyngart

New York Times-bestselling author of Little Failure, Super Sad True Love Story, and Absurdistan

Neil Shubin

Evolutionary biologist and discoverer of the "Missing Link," and author of Your Inner Fish and The Universe Within

David Allen Sibley

The world's leading authority on birds and birding; author and illustrator

Hampton Sides

Award-winning editor of Outside magazine and the author of In the Kingdom of Ice

Steve Silberman

Award-winning science writer and New York Times-bestselling author of NeuroTribes

Helen Simonson

International bestseller and community reads programs favorite

Curtis Sittenfeld

New York Times-bestselling author of Prep, American Wife, Sisterland, and Eligible

Jim Sterba

Award-winning journalist for The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, and author of Nature Wars

Bryan Stevenson

Attorney, human rights activist, Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, and author of Just Mercy

T.J. Stiles

Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer, American historian and author of Custer's Trials

J. Ryan Stradal

New York Times-bestselling author of Kitchens of the Great Midwest

Darin Strauss

Bestselling novelist and author of the acclaimed memoir Half a Life, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography

Cheryl Strayed

Author of the #1 New York Times-bestselling memoir Wild and "Dear Sugar" columnist

Mark Sundeen

Award-winning author of The Man Who Quit Money and The Unsettlers

Dr. Dana Suskind

Pediatric physician and author of Thirty Million Words: Building a Child's Brain

Victoria Sweet

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, prize-winning historian, and author of God's Hotel

Neil Swidey

Award-winning journalist and author of Trapped Under the Sea, and specialist in risk and safety

Erika L. Sánchez

National Book Award-nominated author of I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter