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Mitch Albom (35 million)

Margaret Atwood

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

John U. Bacon

Mario Batali

James Bradley

Tom Brokaw

Daniel James Brown (420,000)

Rita Mae Brown

Susan Casey

Lee Child (70 million books)

Harlan Coben (60 million)

Michael Connelly

Kelly Corrigan (5 million)

Vanessa Diffenbaugh

David Ebershoff

Janet Evanovich (200 million books)

Jamie Ford

Richard Ford

Gillian Flynn

Diana Gabaldon (26 million)

Tess Gerritsen (30 million)

Emily Giffin (400,000 copies)

Temple Grandin

Blaine Harden

Nancy Horan

Rhoda Janzen

Sebastian Junger

Lucy Kalanithi for Paul Kalanithi

Mary Karr

Laurie R. King (nearly 3 million)

Sophia Kinsella

Chuck Klosterman

Elmore Leonard

Debbie Macomber (170 million)

Karl Marlantes

Colum McCann

Paula McLain (1.5 million)

Anchee Min

Audrey Niffenegger (5 million)

Sara Paretsky

Ann Patchett

Tom Perotta

Jodi Picoult (35 million)

Anna Quindlen

James Rollins (Nearly 7 million)

David Sedaris

Jeff Shaara (all 14 historical novels have been NYT bestsellers)

Daniel Silva

Karin Slaughter (30 million)

Hampton Sides (One million)

Maggie Stiefvater

Tui Sutherland

Here's What They Said

“Traverse is French for  ‘cross.’ Not as in, ‘I thinkI can cross the National Writers Series off my list,’ but rather, ‘I’d cross the US on my knees for another fine day at the National Writers Series.”

–David Sedaris

“The National Writers Series is a consistently fun, smart, and warm gathering for book lovers—whether they be readers or writers or both. It’s one of my favorites.”

—Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

“Traverse City wrung my tired soul out. I got a chance to spend some time with the young writers of tomorrow, part of the National Writers Series, and then I read in the magnificent old Opera House. All the ghosts of the past and the voices of the future in one very special place.”

–Colum McCann