SATURDAY - JULY 13, 2024


Nick is the author of eight explosive thrillers in the Peter Ash series, most recently The Price You Pay. His debut, The Drifter, introduced readers to Peter Ash, a veteran who finds demons of war aren’t easily left behind. It won the ITW Thriller award and was a finalist for the Edgar and the Hammett Prize for Best Novel.

Peter Ash must follow his closest friend, Lewis, into the criminal underworld when secrets from the past threaten everything they hold dear in this propulsive new thriller from the bestselling and award-winning series.

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The Price You Pay
February 2024


Porochista was born in Tehran and raised in Greater Los Angeles. She is the critically acclaimed author of two novels, a collection of essays and her 2018 memoir, Sick.

Her highly anticipated third novel, Tehrangeles, is a tragic comedy following the high-functioning dysfunction of an Iranian American family in the McMansion-laden hills of Los Angeles. She’ll be in conversation with poet Ruth Awad.

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USA Today bestselling author of over 20 novels, Kennedy Ryan writes romance for women from all walks of life, empowering them and placing them firmly at the center of each story and in charge of their own destinies.

Her latest novel to hit the New York Times bestsellers list, This Could Be Us, features a powerful Afro-Latina heroine, lots of sizzle and a phenomenal friend group.

The co-founder of LIFT 4 Autism, an annual charitable book auction, she has a passion for raising Autism awareness. She’ll be in conversation with ABC’s Alissa Henry.

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In Conversation
Saturday│4 p.m.
This Could Be Us
March 2024
Sunday - JULY 14, 2024


Veronica Roth is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Divergent series, the Carve the Mark duology, The End and Other Beginnings collection of short fiction, Chosen Ones, and many short stories and essays.

Roth’s newest novella, When Among Crows, draws on Slavic folklore to create a lush modern fairytale about righteousness full of monsters, knights and witches. She’ll be in conversation with science fiction writer John Scalzi.

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In Conversation
Sunday│12 p.m.
When Among Crows
May 2024


Hanif Abdurraqib is a celebrated poet, essayist, and cultural critic. In 2021, Hanif was named a MacArthur Fellow and was recently awarded the Windham Campbell Prize for 2024 Nonfiction.

His newest release, instant New York Times bestseller, There's Always This Year: On Basketball and Ascension shares poignant, lyrical and intimate reflections on life and success through the lens of basketball. Hanif’s 2021 book, A Little Devil In America was a winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal and the Gordon Burn Prize.

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In Conversation
Sunday│3 p.m.
There’s Always This Year
March 2024


More than 120 additional authors will be featured on panel discussions throughout the festival weekend. Hear about their brand-new books in your favorite genres.


Alisa Alering

Neely Tubati Alexander

Denny S. Bryce

Tobias S. Buckell

Christopher Buehlman

Mark Cecil

Ryan Chapman

Terreece M. Clarke

Phyllis R. Dixon

Jason B. Dutton

Amanda Dykes

Mazey Eddings

Alex Erickson

Jess Everlee

Sarah Gailey

Anastasia Hastings

Miesha Wilson Headen

Lauren Kung Jessen

Stephen Mack Jones

Linda Kass

Libby Kay

Yume Kitasei

Ananda Lima

Tracey Livesay

Meredith R. Lyons

Christine Ma-Kellams

Sujata Massey

Melissa Mogollon

Wanda Morris

Chris Panatier

Vanessa Riley

Andromeda Romano-Lax

Ali Rosen

Alexandra Rowland

John Scalzi

Toni Shiloh

Amy Spalding

Jessica Strawser

Sarah Sundin

Joseph Earl Thomas

Julia Vee

María Alejandra Barrios Vélez

Douglas Westerbeke

Kerry Winfrey


Jane Simon Ammeson

Fred Bartenstein

Steve Basford

Richard Burry

Renee Casteel-Cook

Curtis Chin

Tom Ewing

Ben Ferree

David Goodrich

Rob Harvilla

Steven Heselden

Conrade C. Hinds

Dayna Jalkanen

Mark Sebastian Jordan

Andrew King

Anya Liftig

Steve Martin

David Meyers

Doug Motz

Keith O'Brien

Kathy Schulz

Susan Sleeper-Smith

Peter Stark

Michael Streissguth

Jane Ann Turzillo

Maurice Vellekoop


Alex Brown

Erik J. Brown

Nora Shalaway Carpenter

Ana Ellickson

Jen Ferguson

Michael Thomas Ford

Fern Haught

S. Jae-Jones

Kim Johnson

Susan Lee

Kellie M. Parker

Jessica Parra

Skye Quinlan

Christen Randall

Hal Schrieve

Kristen Simmons

Jonny Garza Villa

LaDarrion Williams

Justine Pucella Winans

Ann Zhao


V Anderson

Jenn Bishop

Lindsay Bonilla

Meghan P. Browne

Breanna Carzoo

Julia DeVillers

Karina Yan Glaser

Margaret Peterson Haddix

Tatiana Hill

H.D. Hunter

Nashae Jones

George Jreije

Katie Mazeika

Nicole Melleby

Merrill Rainey

Jenn Reese

Debbie Rigaud

Rafael Rosado

A. J. Sass

Suma Subramaniam

Ali Terese

DeAnn Wiley

Kat Zhang