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 with their blockbusters.

Brit Bennett

Novelist of National Book Award nominated, New York Times-bestselling The Vanishing Half, and National Book Foundation 2016 5 Under 35 Honoree

Jennifer Egan

Author of Manhattan Beach and the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel A Visit from the Goon Squad

Colson Whitehead

Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys

Nicola Yoon

#1 New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist

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Geraldine Brooks

Author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning March and the international bestselling People of the Book

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

Ken Burns

Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker

John Carreyrou

Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and author of the New York Times bestseller Bad Blood

Ron Chernow

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

Lee Child

New York Times-bestselling author of the Jack Reacher novels

Ta-Nehisi Coates

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

Junot Díaz

Author of New York Times bestsellers The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and This is How You Lose Her; winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Joseph J. Ellis

Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer, presidential historian, and author of Founding Brothers and American Dialogue

Dave Evans

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

Gillian Flynn

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

Jane Fonda

Award-winning actress, bestselling author of My Life So Far, and fitness expert

Gayle Forman

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

Diana Gabaldon

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

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

Lauren Groff

National Book Award finalist and bestselling author of Fates and Furies and Florida

Yaa Gyasi

Author of Homegoing and Transcendent Kingdom, and recipient of the National Book Foundation's 'Under 35' award

Charlaine Harris

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

Carl Hiaasen

Bestselling novelist, Newbery Honor winner, and former Miami Herald columnist

Jennifer L. Holm

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

Cathy Park Hong

Award-winning poet and New York Times-bestselling author of Minor Feelings

Craig Johnson

New York Times-bestselling author of the Walt Longmire series

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

National Book Award-winning historian and author of How to Be an Antiracist

Robert Kolker

Award-winning journalist and instant #1 New York Times-bestselling author of Hidden Valley Road

Mark Kurlansky

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

Chang-rae Lee

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

E. Lockhart

New York Times-bestselling author of We Were Liars

Yann Martel

Author of the Man Booker Prize-winning Life of Pi and New York Times bestseller Beatrice and Virgil

Paula McLain

New York Times-bestselling author of The Paris Wife, Circling the Sun, and Love and Ruin.

Chanel Miller

Artist, activist, and author of the New York Times bestseller Know My Name

Celeste Ng

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

Sigrid Nunez

Author of the 2018 National Book Award winner and New York Times bestseller, The Friend

Suze Orman

America’s most recognized expert on personal finance

Delia Owens

#1 New York Times-bestselling author of Where the Crawdads Sing and wildlife scientist

Chris Pavone

New York Times-bestselling and award-winning thriller author

Deb Perelman

Chef, bestselling cookbook author, and creative force behind the popular Smitten Kitchen food blog

Kiley Reid

Debut novelist of instant New York Times-bestselling Such a Fun Age

Louis Sachar

Newbery and National Book Award-winning author of Holes

Marjane Satrapi

Academy Award-nominated director, cartoonist, and author of Persepolis

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

Cheryl Strayed

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

Sabaa Tahir

#1 New York Times-bestselling author of An Ember in the Ashes

Jeff Tweedy

Grammy Award-winning musician and frontman of Wilco

Ocean Vuong

Poet and author of On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

Alice Waters

Chef, author, activist, and founder of Chez Panisse restaurant and the Edible Schoolyard Project

Isabel Wilkerson

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

Jacqueline Woodson

National Book Award and four-time Newbery Honor Winner, MacArthur Fellow, and bestselling author of Red at the Bone

Lawrence Wright

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

Charles Yu

National Book Award-winning author of Interior Chinatown

Markus Zusak

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