Diane Ackerman is a poet, essayist, naturalist, author of two dozen highly acclaimed works of nonfiction and poetry including A Natural History of the Senses, and the Pulitzer Prize finalist, One Hundred Names for Love and The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us. Her book The Zookeeper's Wife has been adapted into a film that will be released this spring.
David Baldacci is a New York Times bestselling writer and philanthropist. A global #1 best-selling novelist, he has authored 33 national and international bestselling novels, including The Fix, No Man’s Land, and The Innocent. Several of his novels have been adapted for film including, Absolute Power, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. His recent Scholastic novel for teens is The Width of the World.
Geraldine Brooks is the author of four novels, the Pulitzer Prize-winning March and the international bestsellers Caleb’s Crossing, People of the Book, and Year of Wonders. Her most recent book is highly praised novel The Secret Chord.
Andre Dubus III is the award-winning author of six books, including the New York Times bestsellers, House of Sand and Fog, The Garden of Last Days and his memoir, Townie. His most recent, Dirty Love, was a New York Times Editors’ Choice.
Elin Hilderbrand is a Nantucket treasure and beloved bestselling author who has written national top picks, such as Here's to Us, The Rumor and The Matchmaker. Her latest book, Winter Storms, brings the Winter Trilogy to a bittersweet close.
Alice Hoffman is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Faithful, The Marriage of Opposites, and The Dovekeepers. The Rules of Magic, her highly-anticipated prequel to Practical Magic will be released in October 2017.
Ann Hood is the bestselling author of many novels including The Book That Matters Most, An Italian Wife, The Obituary Writer and The Knitting Circle. Her memoir Comfort: A Journey Through Grief, was a New York Times editor’s choice.
ZZ Packer is the acclaimed author of the short story collection Drinking Coffee Elsewhere, which was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. She was named a 5 under 35 honoree by the National Book Foundation in 2006.