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Bonnie Garmus

Bonnie Garmus

(IN PERSON AT LARS HOCKSTAD & LIVESTREAMED) On May 9, Bonnie Garmus joins the National Writers Series to ...

 

Bonnie Garmus is a copywriter and creative director who has worked widely in the fields of technology, medicine, and education. She’s an open-water swimmer, a rower, and mother to two pretty amazing daughters. Born in California and most recently from Seattle, she currently lives in London with her husband and her dog, 99.

 

Chasten Buttigieg

Chasten Buttigieg

(IN PERSON AT CITY OPERA HOUSE & LIVESTREAMED) On May 12, Chasten Buttigieg joins the National Writers Series ...

 

Chasten Glezman Buttigieg grew up in Traverse City, Michigan. He is a teacher, advocate, and husband of former presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg. Chasten currently lives with Pete; their two children, Gus and Penelope; and their two rescue dogs, Buddy and Truman, in northern Michigan. I Have Something to Tell You—For Young Adults is his second book.

Jeannette Walls

Jeannette Walls

(IN PERSON AT CITY OPERA HOUSE & LIVESTREAMED) On May 3, Jeannette Walls joins the National Writers Series to ...

Jeannette Walls graduated from Barnard College and was a journalist in New York. Her memoir, The Glass Castle, has been a New York Times bestseller for more than eight years. She is also the author of the instant New York Times bestsellers The Silver Star and Half Broke Horses, which was named one of the ten best books of 2009 by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. Walls lives in rural Virginia with her husband, the writer John Taylor.

 

Jasmine Warga

Jasmine Warga

(IN-PERSON FOR BOTB PARTICIPANTS ONLY) On April 15, Jasmine Warga joins the National Writers Series to discuss her ...

Jasmine Warga is the New York Times-bestselling author of middle grade novels Other Words For Home, The Shape of Thunder, and A Rover’s Story. Other Words For Home earned multiple awards, including a John Newbery Honor, a Walter Honor for Young Readers, and a Charlotte Huck Honor. The Shape of Thunder was a School Library Journal and Bank Street best book of the year, a finalist for the Barnes & Noble Children’s and YA Book Award, and has been named to several state award reading lists. A Rover’s Story, her latest novel, was an instant New York Times bestseller, an Indie Next List and a Junior Library Guild selection, and was named a best book of the year by Publishers Weekly. Jasmine currently teaches in the MFA program at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Originally from Cincinnati, she now lives in the Chicago-area with her family in a house filled with books.

 

Ross Gay

Ross Gay

(IN PERSON AT CORSON AUDITORIUM & LIVESTREAMED) On April 12, Ross Gay joins the National Writers Series to ...

Ross Gay is the author of four books of poetry: Against WhichBringing the Shovel Down; Be Holding, winner of the PEN American Literary Jean Stein Award; and Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. His first collection of essays, The Book of Delights, was released in 2019 and was a New York Times bestseller.

Dan Egan

Dan Egan

(IN PERSON AT CITY OPERA HOUSE & LIVESTREAMED) On March 10, Dan Egan joins the National Writers Series to ...

Dan Egan is the author of New York Times bestseller The Death and Life of the Great Lakes. A two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, he lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with his wife and children.

 

Alvin Hall

Alvin Hall

(IN PERSON AT CITY OPERA HOUSE & LIVESTREAMED) On Feb. 23, Alvin Hall joins the National Writers Series to ...

Alvin Hall is an internationally renowned financial educator, television and radio broadcaster, bestselling author, and regular contributor to magazines, newspapers, and websites. For five years on the BBC, he hosted the highly rated and award-winning series, Your Money or Your Life, on which he offered both practical financial and psychological advice to people about how to take control of and fix their financial problems. In the U.S., he is a regular contributor on personal finance and the economy on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin.

Among Hall’s bestselling books are You and Your Money: It’s More than Just the Numbers, Your Money or Your Life (winner of the WHSmith 2003 People’s Choice Award), What Not to Spend, Getting Started in Mutual Funds 2nd Edition, and Getting Started in Stocks 3rd Edition. His children’s book, Show Me the Money, has been published in over 20 foreign-language editions. Hall lives in New York City where he designs and teaches classes about the investment markets for financial services companies, banks, regulatory authorities, as well as information and technology vendors.

 

Nina Totenberg

Nina Totenberg

(WATCH PARTY AT CITY OPERA HOUSE  & LIVESTREAMED) On Feb. 10, Nina Totenberg joins the National Writers Series ...

Nina Totenberg is NPR’s award-winning legal affairs correspondent. She appears on NPR’s critically acclaimed news magazines All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition, and on NPR podcasts, including The NPR Politics Podcast and its series, The Docket. Totenberg’s Supreme Court and legal coverage has won her every major journalism award in broadcasting. Recognized seven times by the American Bar Association for continued excellence in legal reporting, she has received more than two dozen honorary degrees. A frequent TV contributor, she writes for major newspapers, magazines, and law reviews.

 

Keith Gave & Tim Rappleye

Keith Gave & Tim Rappleye

(IN PERSON AT CITY OPERA HOUSE & LIVESTREAMED) On Jan. 19, Keith Gave and Tim Rappleye join the National ...

Keith Gave is the author of the best-selling book The Russian Five (2018 Gold Star Publishing), and writer/producer of the award-winning documentary of the same name. He has covered hockey for more than 40 years, including as the NHL beat writer for the Detroit Free Press and Dallas Morning News.

Tim Rappleye‘s other books include Jack Parker’s Wiseguys (2017 University Press of New England) and Hobey Baker, Upon Further Review (2018 Mission Point Press). He currently writes columns on college hockey for FloHockey.TV. Tim played NCAA hockey at Lake Forest College, and now officiates youth hockey in Northern Michigan. He resides in Traverse City with his wife Amy and their two dogs.

Anna Quindlen

Anna Quindlen

(IN PERSON AT CITY OPERA HOUSE & LIVESTREAMED) On December 13th, Anna Quindlen joins the National Writers ...

Anna Quindlen is a novelist and journalist whose work has appeared on fiction, nonfiction, and self-help bestseller lists. She is the author of many novels: Object Lessons, One True Thing, Black and Blue, Blessings, Rise and Shine, Every Last OneStill Life with Bread Crumbs, and Miller’s Valley.

Her memoir Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, published in 2012, was a #1 New York Times bestseller. Her book A Short Guide to a Happy Life has sold more than a million copies. While a columnist at The New York Times she won the Pulitzer Prize and published two collections, Living Out Loud and Thinking Out Loud. Her Newsweek columns were collected in Loud and Clear.

 

Stephanie Foo for Alice Wong

Stephanie Foo for Alice Wong

(VIRTUAL EVENT) Author and podcaster Stephanie Foo joins the National Writers Series to talk about Alice Wong's ...

Alice Wong (she/her) is a disabled activist, writer, editor, media maker, and consultant. Alice is the founder and director of the Disability Visibility Project, an online community dedicated to creating, sharing, and amplifying disability media and culture. She has been published in the New York Times, Vox, Radiolab, Bitch Media, Teen Vogue, and many others.

Currently, Alice is the editor of Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century, an anthology of essays by disabled people, and Disability Visibility: 17 First-Person Stories for Today, an adapted version for young adults. Her debut memoir, Year of the Tiger: An Activist’s Life will be available on September 6, 2022 from Vintage Books.

Stephanie Foo is the author of What My Bones Know: A Memoir of Healing from Complex TraumaShe has written for Vox, The New York Times and The Atlantic. She worked as a radio producer for This American Life and Snap Judgment, and her stories aired on Reply All, 99% Invisible, Radiolab.

A noted speaker and instructor, she has taught at Columbia University and has spoken at venues from Sundance Film Festival to the Missouri Department of Mental Health.

Pete Souza

Pete Souza

(IN PERSON AT TC WEST AUDITORIUM & LIVESTREAMED) On December 1, Pete Souza joins the National Writers Series ...

Pete Souza was the Official Chief White House Photographer for the entire tenure of the Presidency of Barack Obama. A professional photographer since the 1970’s, Souza was the Washington Photographer for the Chicago Sun-Times for several years as well as an official White House Photographer during the Reagan years. His work has appeared in Life and National Geographic and he is the author of several books, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Obama: An Intimate Portrait and Shade.