Previous Speakers

2014-Lisa Scottoline

2015-Stewart O'Nan

2016-Alexander McCall Smith

2017-Joyce Carol Oates

2018-Lisa See (main event), Marie Benedict, Patrick Winn, Hilde Østby and Ylva Østby, Mary Hogan, Anna Bikont, Nikki Kapsambelis, and Maxwell King.

2019-Erik Larson (main event), Heidi Sopinka, Brad Felver, Lezlie Lowe, Amy Stewart, Kathleen George, Sophie Perinot, Jack Hersch, and Stewart O'Nan.

2020-Colleen Oakley, Jonathan Putnam, Mary Alice Monroe, Susan Meissner, Angie Cruz, Deesha Philyaw, Stephen Heyman, Clare Beams, Leah Hager Cohen, Douglas Cooper, and Susan Zurenda.

2021-Marie Bostwick, Caroline Kim, Susan Meissner, Ethel Rohan, Cameron Barnett, Madeleine Henry, Matthew Clark Davison, Joe Okonkwo, Beth Kissileff, Kathleen W. Buechel, and Dorit Sasson.

2022-Amor Towles