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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.