Winter Institute to Feature More Than 130 Authors

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More than 130 authors and illustrators will appear at the 2018 Winter Institute over the course of four days of keynotes, education sessions, featured talks, author receptions, and special events.

Authors appearing at Winter Institute 13, from January 22–25 in Memphis, include:

  • Heather Abel, The Optimistic Decade (Workman/Algonquin Books)
  • Elizabeth Acevedo, The Poet X (HarperTeen)
  • Tomi Adeyemi, Children of Blood and Bone (Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group/Henry Holt Books for Young Readers)
  • Samira Ahmed, Love, Hate and Other Filters (Soho Teen)
  • Melissa Albert, The Hazel Wood (Macmillan/Flatiron Books)
  • Ethan M. Aldridge, Estranged (HarperCollins)
  • Masih Alinejad, The Wind in My Hair: My Fight for Freedom in Modern Iran (Hachette Book Group/Little, Brown and Company)
  • Luke Allnutt, We Own the Sky (Harlequin/Park Row Books)
  • Carol Anderson, PhD., One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy (Bloomsbury)
  • Jesse Andrews, Munmun (Abrams/Amulet)
  • Nick Arvin, Mad Boy (Europa Editions)
  • John August, Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire (Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group/Roaring Brook Press)
  • Eric Barnes, City Where We Once Lived (Arcade/Skyhorse, dist. Two Rivers)
  • Mac Barnett, Hi, Jack! (Penguin Random House/Viking Children’s Books)
  • Gillian Best, The Last Wave (House of Anansi Press)
  • Shira Boss, Up in the Leaves (Sterling Children’s Books)
  • David Bowles, Feathered Serpent, Dark Heart of Sky: Myths of Mexico (Cinco Puntos Press)
  • Lauren Bradshaw, Magnolia’s Magnificent Map (Cameron + Company/Cameron Kids)
  • Jamel Brinkley, A Lucky Man (Graywolf Press/A Public Space Book)
  • Jessica Brody, The Chaos of Standing Still (Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing/Simon Pulse)
  • Shaun Bythell, The Diary of a Bookseller (Melville House)
  • Kheryn Callender, Hurricane Child (Scholastic Press)
  • Tami Charles, Like Vanessa (Charlesbridge)
  • YZ Chin, Though I Get Home (Feminist Press)
  • Mary H. K. Choi, Emergency Contact (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
  • Roshani Chokshi, Aru Shah and the End of Time (Disney Publishing Worldwide/Rick Riordan Presents)
  • Nancy Churnin, Irving Berlin, the Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing (Creston Books)
  • Cassandra Clare, Queen of Air and Darkness (Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing/Margaret K. McElderry)
  • Dhonielle Clayton, The Belles (Disney Publishing Worldwide/Freeform Books)
  • M. Amos Clifford, Your Guide to Forest Bathing: Experience the Healing Power of Nature (Red Wheel/Weiser/Conari Press)
  • Leslie Connor, The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle (HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books)
  • Sayantani DasGupta, Serpent’s Secret (Scholastic Press)
  • Dawn Davies, Mothers of Sparta (Flatiron Books)
  • Emmanuelle de Villepin, The Devil’s Reward (Other Press)
  • Junot Díaz, Islandborn (Penguin Young Readers)
  • Alexa Donne, Brightly Burning (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  • Akwaeke Emezi, Freshwater (Grove Atlantic/Grove Press)
  • Ashley English, Southern From Scratch (Roost Books)
  • Aminatta Forna, Happiness (Grove Atlantic/Atlantic Monthly Press)
  • Charles Frazier, Varina (HarperCollins Publishers/Ecco)
  • Adina Rishe Gewirtz, Blue Window (Candlewick Press)
  • Mario Giordano, Auntie Poldi and the Sicilian Lions (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  • Hank Green, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing (Penguin/Dutton)
  • Adele Griffin, Tell Me No Lies (Workman/Algonquin Young Readers)
  • Terry Griggs, The Iconoclast’s Journal (Biblioasis)
  • Viv Groskop, The Anna Karenina Fix (Abrams Books)
  • Minrose Gwin, Promise (HarperCollins Publishers/William Morrow)
  • Morten Hansen, Great at Work: How Top Performers Work Less and Achieve More (Simon & Schuster)
  • Charlie Harmon, On the Road and Off the Record With Leonard Bernstein: My Years With the Exasperating Genius (Charlesbridge/Imagine Publishing)
  • Steven Hartov, The Soul of a Thief (Harlequin/Hanover Square Press)
  • Jennifer Haupt, In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills (Central Avenue Publishing, dist. IPG)
  • Mary Winn Heider, The Mortification of Fovea Munson (Disney Publishing Worldwide/Disney Hyperion)
  • Eddie Hernandez, Turnip Greens & Tortillas: A Mexican Chef Spices Up the Southern Kitchen (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Rux Martin)
  • Sheila Heti, Motherhood (Henry Holt)
  • Will Hillenbrand, First Star: A Bear and Mole Story (Holiday House)
  • Paddy Hirsch, The Devil’s Half Mile (Macmillan/Forge Books)
  • Silas House, Southernmost (Workman/Algonquin Books)
  • Paul Howarth, Only Killers and Thieves (HarperCollins)
  • K.J. Howe, Skyjack (Quercus)
  • Maria Hummel, Still Lives (Counterpoint Press)
  • Blair Hurley, The Devoted (W.W. Norton & Company)
  • Michael Imperioli, The Perfume Burned His Eyes (Akashic Books, dist. Consortium)
  • Tiffany D. Jackson, Monday’s Not Coming (HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books)
  • Julia Kaye, Super Late Bloomer: My Early Days in Transition (Andrews McMeel)
  • Kathryn Kemp-Griffin, Paris Undressed: The Secrets of French Lingerie (House of Anansi Press/Ambrosia)
  • Rosalie Knecht, Who Is Vera Kelly? (Tin House Books)
  • Kelli Maria Korducki, Hard to Do: The Surprising Feminist History of Breaking Up (Coach House Books)
  • Ethan J. Kytle, Denmark Vesey’s Garden: Slavery and Memory in the Cradle of the Confederacy (The New Press)
  • Alice LaPlante, Half Moon Bay (Simon & Schuster/Scribner)
  • Claire Legrand, Furyborn (Sourcebooks Fire)
  • Marjorie Liu, Monstress V.3 (Image Comics)
  • Robin Lloyd, Harbor of Spies: A Novel of Historic Havana (Globe Pequot/Lyons Press)
  • Regina Louise, Someone Has Led This Child to Believe (Agate/Bolden)
  • Carolyn Mackler, The Universe Is Expanding and So Am I (Bloomsbury)
  • Tom Malmquist, In Every Moment We Are Still Alive (Melville House)
  • Christine Mangan, Tangerine (HarperCollins Publishers/Ecco)
  • Alberto Manguel, Packing My Library: An Elegy and Ten Digressions (Yale University Press)
  • Iris Martin Cohen, The Little Clan (Harlequin/Park Row Books)
  • Juana Martinez-Neal, Alma and How She Got Her Name (Candlewick Press)
  • Stephen McCauley, My Ex-Life (Flatiron Books)
  • Jesse Mecham, You Need a Budget (Harper Business)
  • Dunya Mikhail, The Beekeeper: Rescuing the Stolen Women of Iraq (New Directions)
  • Jenny Milchman, Wicked River (Sourcebooks Landmark)
  • Derek B. Miller, American by Day (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  • Debbie Clarke Moderow, Fast Into the Night: A Woman, Her Dogs, and Their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail (Red Hen Press/Boreal Books)
  • Kim Moritsugu, The Showrunner (Dundurn)
  • Donald Morrill, Beaut (Blair)
  • Bethany C. Morrow, MEM (Unnamed Press)
  • Hieu Minh Nguyen, Not Here (Coffee House Press)
  • Liz Nugent, Lying in Wait (Scout Press/Simon & Schuster)
  • Chris Offutt, Country Dark (Grove Atlantic/Grove Press)
  • Masatsugu Ono, Lion Cross Point (Two Lines Press)
  • Chibundu Onuzo, Welcome to Lagos (Catapult)
  • Tommy Orange, There There (Knopf)
  • Chuck Palahniuk, Adjustment Day (W.W. Norton & Company)
  • Emily X.R. Pan, The Astonishing Color of After (Hachette Book Group/Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
  • Pamela Paul, My Life With Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues (Macmillan/Henry Holt)
  • Allison Pearson, How Hard Can It Be? (St. Martin’s Press)
  • Farrah Penn, Twelve Steps to Normal (Hachette Book Group/Jimmy Patterson)
  • Marisha Pessl, Neverworld Wake (Random House Children’s Books/Delacorte Press)
  • Dan Pink, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing (Penguin Random House/Riverhead Books)
  • Andrea Davis Pinkney, Martin Rising: Requiem for a King (Scholastic Press)
  • Brian Pinkney, Martin Rising: Requiem for a King (Scholastic Press)
  • Greg Pizzoli, Hi, Jack! (Penguin Random House/Viking Children’s Books)
  • Michael Pollan, How to Change Your Mind (Penguin Press)
  • Franchesca Ramsey, Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist (Hachette Book Group/Grand Central Publishing)
  • Jewell Parker Rhodes, Ghost Boys (Hachette Book Group/Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
  • Kiley Roache, Frat Girl (Harlequin TEEN)
  • Blain Roberts, Denmark Vesey’s Garden: Slavery and Memory in the Cradle of the Confederacy (The New Press)
  • Keith Rosson, Smoke City (Midpoint Trade Books/Meerkat Press)
  • Linda Ruffenach, How to Be a Bourbon Badass (Red Lightning Books)
  • Elizabeth Rush, Rising: The Unsettling of the American Shore (Milkweed Editions)
  • Dan Salmieri, Bear and Wolf (Enchanted Lion Books, dist. Consortium)
  • Arshia Sattar, Ramayana: An Illustrated Retelling (Restless Books/Yonder)
  • Brian Selznick, Baby Monkey, Private Eye (Scholastic Press)
  • Suzannah Showler, Most Dramatic Ever: The Bachelor (ECW Press)
  • Gary Shteyngart, Lake Success (Random House)
  • Neal Shusterman, Thunderhead (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
  • Yael Shy, What Now? Meditation for Your Twenties and Beyond  (Parallax Press)
  • Rachel Lynn Solomon, You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone (Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing/Simon Pulse)
  • Charles Soule, The Oracle Year (Harper Perennial)
  • Stephen Robert Stein, The Oath (Rare Bird Books/A Vireo Book)
  • Nadine Strossen, HATE: Why We Should Resist It With Free Speech, Not Censorship (Oxford University Press)
  • Angelo Surmelis, The Dangerous Art of Blending In (HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray)
  • Rupert Thomson, Never Anyone but You (Other Press)
  • Lynne Tillman, Men and Apparitions (Soft Skull Press)
  • Amy Webb, The Signals Are Talking: Why Today’s Fringe Is Tomorrow’s Mainstream (Perseus/PublicAffairs)
  • Jenna Evans Welch, Love & Luck (Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing/Simon Pulse)
  • Brendan Wenzel, Hello Hello (Chronicle Books)
  • Tina Whittle, Necessary Ends (Poisoned Pen Press)
  • Dar Williams, What I Found in a Thousand Towns (Hachette Book Group/Basic Books)
  • Beatriz Williams, The Summer Wives (HarperCollins/William Morrow)
  • Spencer Wise, The Emperor of Shoes (Harlequin/Hanover Square Press)
  • Michael Zadoorian, Beautiful Music (Akashic Book)
  • Najwa Zebien, Mind Platter (Andrews McMeel Publishing)

Learn more about the authors appearing at Winter Institute and check out the full lineup of educational programs, keynote speeches, and meet-and-greet events on BookWeb.

Winter Institute 13 is made possible by the generous support of lead sponsor Ingram Content Group and from publishers large and small.

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