Film and TV Adaptation Speakers

Giving behind-the-scenes insights, these film and TV adaptation author speakers bring stories to life at the podium that we have come to love on the page and screen.

Gillian Flynn

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

Diana Gabaldon

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

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

Deborah Blum

Pulitzer Prize winner and author of The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York

Pierce Brown

Author of New York Times bestselling Red Rising series

Ken Burns

Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker

Lee Child

New York Times-bestselling author of the Jack Reacher novels

James Ellroy

L.A. noir crime writer and social commentator. and author of L.A. Confidential

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

Lisa Gardner

#1 New York Times-bestselling crime thriller novelist

Craig Johnson

New York Times-bestselling author of the Walt Longmire series

Aaron Mahnke

Creator, writer, and producer of the hit podcast Lore

Yann Martel

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

Carine McCandless

Author of New York Times bestseller The Wild Truth and consultant and contributor to Jon Krakauer's book and Sean Penn's critically acclaimed film Into the Wild

Philippe Petit

Famous french high-wire artist and author of Creativity: The Perfect Crime

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

Neil Shubin

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

Steve Silberman

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

Bryan Stevenson

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

Markus Zusak

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