Authors at the Montclair Literary Festival

 

 

 

FICTION

Laurie Lico Albanese Stolen Beauty, Blue Suburbia, Lynelle by the Sea

Paul Auster 4 3 2 1, The New York Trilogy, Sunset ParkInvisibleThe Book of Illusions etc.

Alice Elliott Dark In the Gloaming, Think of England

Elena Delbanco The Silver Swan

Nicole Dennis-Benn Here Comes the Sun

Marcy Dermansky The Red Car, Bad Marie, Twins

Dagmara Dominczyk The Lullaby of Polish Girls

Elizabeth Egan A Window Opens

Garth Risk Hallberg City on Fire, Field Guide to the North American Family

John Keene Counternarratives, Annotations, Seismosis, Grind etc.

Sam Lipsyte The Ask, Home Land, The Fun Parts, Venus Drive etc.

Benilde Little Welcome to My Breakdown: a Memoir, Good Hair, The Itch, Acting Out, Who Does She Think She Is?

Jillian Medoff Good Girls Gone Bad, I Couldn’t Love You More, Hunger Point

Jayne Anne Phillips Quiet Dell, Lark and Termite, Black Ticket, Machine Dreams etc.

Nancy Star Sisters, One, Two, Three, Carpool Diem, Up Next

Matthew Thomas We Are Not Ourselves

Thad Ziolkowski Wichita

 

NON-FICTION & MEMOIR

Jonathan Alter  The Defining Moment: FDR’s Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope; The Promise: President Obama, Year One; The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies; Between the Lines: A View Inside American Politics, People and Culture

Marc Aronson, Eyes of the World: Robert Capa, Gerda Taro and the Invention of Modern Photojournalism; Sir Walter Ralegh and the Quest for El Dorado etc.

Jerry Barca Big Blue Wrecking Crew: Smashmouth Football, A Little Bit of Crazy, and the 86 Super Bowl Champion New York Giants; Unbeatable: Notre Dame’s 1988 Championship and the Last Great College Football Season.

David Biello The Unnatural World: The Race to Remake Civilization in Earth’s Newest Age

Filip Bondy The Pine Tar Game: The Kansas City Royals, The New York Yankees and Baseball’s Most Absurd and Entertaining Controversy; Tip Off: How the 1984 NBA Draft Changed Basketball Forever, Who’s on Worst: The Lousiest Players, Biggest Cheaters, Saddest Goats and Other Antiheroes in Baseball History; Chasing the Game: America and the Quest for the World Cup.

Marina Budhos Eyes of the World: Robert Capa, Gerda Taro and the Invention of Modern Photojournalism etc.

Anne Burt My Father Married Your Mother: Dispatches from the Blended FamilyAbout Face: Women Write About What They See When They Look in the Mirror

Ylonda Gault Caviness Child, Please: How Mama’s Old School Lessons Helped Me Check Myself Before I Wrecked Myself

Deborah Davis The Trip, Andy Warhol’s Plastic Fantastic Cross-Country Adventure; Guest of Honor: Booker T Washington, Theodore Roosevelt and the Whitehouse Dinner that Shocked a Nation; The Oprah Winfrey Show: Reflections on an American Legacy; Gilded: How Newport Became America’s Richest Resort etc.

Nicolas Delbanco The Art of Youth: Crane, Carrington, Gershwin, and the Nature of First Acts, Curiouser and Curiouser, Lastingness, The Art of Old Age; Literature: Craft and Voice; etc.

Arielle Ekstut The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published, The Secret Language of Color etc.

Mike Freeman Snake: The Legendary Life of Ken Stabler; Jim Brown: A Hero’s Life; Undefeated: Inside the 1972 Miami Dolphin’s Perfect Season; Bloody Sundays: Inside the Rough and Tumble World of the NFL.

David Galef Brevity: A Flash Fiction Handbook, Flesh, Turning Japanese, How to Cope with Suburban Stress etc.

Siri Hustvedt A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women: Essays on Art, Sex and the Mind; Living, Thinking, Looking; The Shaking Woman or a History of My Nerves; A Plea for Eros; The Blazing World, The Summer Without Men, What I Loved etc.

Jason King The Michael Jackson Treasures, Blue Magic (forthcoming)

Meredith Maran The New Old Me: My Late-Life Reinvention

Patricia Matthew Written/Unwritten: Diversity and the Hidden Truths of Tenure

D.T. Max Every Love Story is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace; The Family that Couldn’t Sleep: A Medical Mystery

Daphne Merkin This Close to Happy; The Fame Lunches: On Wounded Icons, Money, Sex, the Brontes, and the Importance of Handbags; Dreaming of Hitler

Trevor Noah Born a Crime

Timothy O’Brien, TrumpNation: The Art of Being the Donald

Amanda Petrusich Do Not Sell at Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World’s Rarest 78rpm Records

Elizabeth Royte Bottlemania: Big Business, Local Springs, and the Battle Over America’s Drinking Water; Garbage Land: On the Secret Trail of Trash

Lee Siegel The Draw: A Memoir, Groucho Marx: The Comedy of Existence, Are You Serious? How to Be True and Get Real in the Age of Silly, Harvard Is Burning etc.

Mychal Denzel Smith Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching: A Young Black Man’s Education

David Henry Sterry The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published, Chicken, Master of Ceremonies etc.

Robert Sullivan My American Revolution: A Modern Expedition

Through History’s Forgotten Battlegrounds; The Meadowlands: Wilderness Adventures at the Edge of a City; The Thoreau You Don’t Know; Rats.

Stephan Talty The Black Hand: The Epic War Between a Brilliant Detective and the Deadliest Secret Society in American History (not out yet); The Secret Agent, In Search of America’s Greatest World War II Spy; Empire of Blue Water; Agent Garbo; Escape from the Land of Snows etc.

David Troutt The Price of Paradise: The Costs of Inequality and A Vision for a More Equitable America etc.

Michael Twitty The Cooking Gene (forthcoming)

Ellery Washington Buffalo (forthcoming)

Jason Williams A Critical Analysis of Race and the Administration of Justice

Leslie Wilson Reaching Out: The History of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Introduction to African Civilization

Michael Wood On Empson, Alfred Hitchcock: The Man Who Knew Too Much, Literature and the Taste for Knowledge, Yeats and Violence

Kate Zernike Boiling Mad: Behind the Lines in Tea Party America

Warren Zanes, Petty: The Biography; Waiting for a Train: Jimmie Rodgers’s America; Dusty Springfield’s Dusty in Memphis

Thad Ziolkowski On A Wave

 

POETRY 

Grisel Acosta

Claudia Cortese Wasp Queen

Jonterri Gadson Blues Triumphant, Interruptions, Pepper Girl

Jessica de Koninck Cutting Room

Teka-Lark Lo

Vi Khi Nao Fish in Exile, The Old Philosopher

Roger Sederat Haji as Puppet: An Orientalist Burlesque, Foot Faults: Tennis Poems, Ghazal Games: Poems, Dear Regime etc.

Vincent Toro Stereo. Island. Mosiac

 

CHILDREN’S & YOUNG ADULT    

Jorge Aguirre Giants Beware, Dragons Beware

Marina Budhos Watched, Tell Us We’re Home, Ask Me No Questions etc.

E.R. Frank Dime, America, Life is Funny, Wrecked, Friction etc.

Jason Kirschner Mr Particular: The World’s Choosiest Champion

Kristine Lombardi The Grumpy Pets, Lovey Bunny etc.

Henry Neff The Tapestry series, Impyrium series

Kevin Pyle Bad For You: Exposing the War on Fun; Take What You Can Carry etc.

Geoff Rodkey Tapper Twins series, The Chronicles of Egg

Adriana Brad Schanen Quinny and Hopper series

Valerie Wilson Wesley Willimena Rules! series, Freedom’s Gifts: A Juneteenth Story, Where Do I Go From Here, The Afro-bets Book of Black Heroes, co-written with Wade Hudson, Tamara Hayle Mysteries, Playing My Mother’s Blues, Always True to You in My Fashion, Ain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do etc.

Sharon Dennis Wyeth Orphea Proud; Freedom’s Wings, The Granddaughter Necklace; Something Beautiful; A Piece of Heaven; etc.

 

OTHER PARTICIPANTS      

Richard Abate Literary Agent, 3 Arts Entertainment

Katie Adams Editor, Liveright

Reagan Arthur Senior Vice President and Publisher, Little, Brown

Marissa Rothkopf Bates Freelance writer for Newsweek, The New York Times, Real Simple etc.

Tina Bennett Literary Agent, WME/IMG

Gwen Charles Artist, Educator

Larry Dark Director of the Story Prize

Liza Dawson Literary Agent, Liza Dawson Associates

Joëlle Delbourgo President, Joëlle Delbourgo Associates

Scott Dodd Executive Editor, Grist

Don Fleming Archivist, Musician, Music Producer

Thomas E. Franklin Photographer, Assistant Professor in Multiplatform Journalism, Montclair State University

David Halbfiner Deputy National Editor, The New York Times

Chris Jackson Publisher and Editor in Chief at One World, Random House

Catherine Lecleire Artist, Bookbinder

Monica Odom Literary Agent, Bradford Literary Agency

Julie Pasqual Storyteller

Maria Russo Children’s Book Editor, The New York Times

Jay Schreiber Deputy Sports Editor, The New York Times

Susan Weinberg Senior VP and Group Publisher, Perseus Books