Bestselling Author Speakers

Some storytellers capture the attention of the nation. These “must-read” author speakers dominate bestseller lists, movie screens, book clubs, and conversations.

Lee Child

New York Times-bestselling author of the Jack Reacher novels

Gillian Flynn

Award-winning author of the #1 bestselling novel Gone Girl

Lisa Gardner

#1 New York Times-bestselling crime thriller novelist

John Green

#1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars and Looking for Alaska; co-author of the New York Times bestseller Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Cheryl Strayed

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

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Annie Barrows

Bestselling novelist of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and children's book author

Marc Brown

Award-winning and bestselling author of the popular Arthur series

Pierce Brown

Author of New York Times bestselling Red Rising series

Bill Burnett

Executive Director of the Design Program at Stanford and co-author of the #1 New York Times-bestselling book Designing Your Life

Susan Casey

New York Times-bestselling author of The Wave and former editor in chief of O, The Oprah Magazine

Ron Chernow

Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Washington: A Life and Alexander Hamilton

Ta-Nehisi Coates

#1 New York Times-bestselling author of Between the World and Me and We Were Eight Years in Power

John Dean

Legal expert and author of the New York Times-bestselling The Nixon Defense

Jennifer Egan

Critically acclaimed novelist and author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel A Visit from the Goon Squad

Joseph J. Ellis

Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and presidential historian. Author of Founding Brothers and Revolutionary Summer

Dave Evans

Co-founder of Electronic Arts and co-author of the #1 New York Times-bestselling book Designing Your Life

Jamie Ford

New York Times-bestselling author and book club favorite

Gayle Forman

Author of the #1 New York Times bestseller If I Stay

Karen Joy Fowler

Award-winning and bestselling author of The Jane Austen Book Club and We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

Diana Gabaldon

#1 New York Times-bestselling author of the Outlander series

Patricia Reilly Giff

Two-time Newbery Honor-winning author of such beloved novels as Lily's Crossing and Pictures of Hollis Woods

Joshua Green

Political journalist and #1 New York Times-bestselling author of Devil’s Bargain

Paul Greenberg

James Beard Award-winning author of the New York Times bestseller Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food and American Catch: The Fight for our Local Seafood

Lauren Groff

National Book Award finalist and bestselling author of Fates and Furies

Annabelle Gurwitch

New York Times Bestselling author, humorist, popular television host and storyteller.

Mohsin Hamid

Bestselling author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, and Exit West

Charlaine Harris

New York Times-bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels, the basis for the hit HBO series True Blood

Shane Harris

Investigative journalist and author of The Watchers

Carl Hiaasen

Bestselling novelist, Newbery Honor winner, and Miami Herald columnist

Jennifer L. Holm

Three-time Newbery Honor-winning and New York Times-bestselling author

Craig Johnson

New York Times-bestselling author of the Walt Longmire series

Norton Juster

Author of the beloved children's classic The Phantom Tollbooth

Dr. Shimi Kang, M.D.

Child and youth psychiatrist, human motivation expert, and author of the #1 bestsellers The Dolphin Way and The Self Motivated Kid

Julie Klam

New York Times-bestselling author of Friendkeeping and You Had Me at Woof

Mark Kurlansky

New York Times bestselling-author of Cod, Salt, and The Food of a Younger Land

Jean Kwok

Award-winning author of Girl in Translation

Jen Lancaster

New York Times-bestselling memoirist and author of The Tao of Martha

William Landay

Bestselling author of Defending Jacob, former district attorney

Chang-rae Lee

New York Times-bestselling author of The Surrendered and Native Speaker

Jill Leovy

Author of the New York Times-bestselling book, Ghettoside

Ariel Levy

Author of the New York Times-bestselling memoir The Rules Do Not Apply

E. Lockhart

New York Times-bestselling author of We Were Liars

Steve Lopez

Author of The Soloist: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music

Roger Lowenstein

Financial journalist and bestselling author of The End of Wall Street

Drew Magary

Author of The Postmortal, The Hike, and Someone Could Get Hurt

Rebecca Mead

Author of literary memoir My Life In Middlemarch, New Yorker staff writer

Candice Millard

New York Times-bestselling author and former National Geographic journalist

Travis Mills

Retired United States Army Staff Sergeant and Recalibrated Warrior

David Nasaw

Award-winning biographer and New York Times-bestselling author of The Patriarch and Andrew Carnegie

Celeste Ng

Author of the New York Times bestseller Everything I Never Told You

Stewart O’Nan

Bestselling novelist of Last Night at the Lobster, The Odds, and Emily, Alone

Suze Orman

America’s most recognized expert on personal finance

Gary Paulsen

Prolific three-time Newbery Honor winner, hailed as "One of the Best Loved Writers Alive" by The New York Times

Chris Pavone

New York Times-bestselling and award-winning thriller author

Ahmed Rashid

Journalist and author of Descent into Chaos and Pakistan on the Brink

Robert B. Reich

Former Secretary of Labor, economist, and New York Times-bestselling author

Richard Russo

Author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Empire Falls and Everybody's Fool

Louis Sachar

Newbery and National Book Award-winning author of Holes

Ken Segall

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

Jeff Shaara

New York Times-bestselling author of historical and military fiction

Gary Shteyngart

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

Hampton Sides

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

Helen Simonson

International bestseller and community reads programs favorite

Curtis Sittenfeld

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

Protected: Timothy Snyder

Historian, professor at Yale University and author of Bloodlands, On Tyranny, and The Road to Unfreedom

J. Ryan Stradal

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

Mark Sundeen

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

Hannah Tinti

Bestselling author of The Good Thief, and founder and editor of One Story magazine

Ayelet Waldman

Acclaimed memoirist and author of Bad Mother and Love and Treasure

Chris Whipple

Author of the New York Times bestseller, The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency.

Isabel Wilkerson

Pulitzer Prize winner and author of the critically acclaimed bestseller The Warmth of Other Suns

John Wood

Founder and board co-chairman of Room to Read and author of Creating Room to Read: A Story of Hope in the Battle for Global Literacy

Lawrence Wright

Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower and staff writer for The New Yorker

Markus Zusak

#1 New York Times- bestselling author of The Book Thief