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Look Who’s Been Here 

2009

Elmore Leonard

Peter Leonard

2010

Alkon

Rhonda Janzen

Tom Brokaw

Thomas Lynch

Mary Karr

Audrey Niffenegger

Mario Batali

James Bradley

Peter Mattheissen

Karl Marlantes

2011

Janet Leahy

Lisa Albert

Sara Brokaw

Mitch Albom

Paula McLain

Bonnie Jo Campbell

Jack Driscoll

Michael Zadoorian

Roy Blount Jr.

Sebastian Junger

Richard Ford

Elmore Leonard

Daniel Silva

Gretchen Holt Witt

Tom Perrotta

Jeffrey Eugenides

David Sedaris

Chuck Klosterman

 

2012

Vince Gilligan

Jodi Picolt

Geraldine Brooks

Michael Sandel

Anna Quindlen

Susan Casey

Natalie Bakapoulos

Janet Evanovich

Lee Child

Maggie Stiefvater

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Benjamin Busch

Michael Connelly

 

2013

Chip Johannessen

Buzz Bissinger

Blaine Harden

Gillian Flynn

Nathaniel Philbrick

Jason Matthews

Colum McCann

Temple Grandin

Mitch Albom

Benjamin Percy

Michael Paterniti

Jamie Ford

David Finkel

Nikki Giovanni

Sara Paretsky

 

2014

Kelly Corrigan

George Packer

Steve Luxenberg

Anchee Min

Emily Giffin

Daniel James Brown

Karin Slaughter

Greg Holmes

Katherine Roth

Diana Gabaldon

A.J. Baime

Bryce Hoffman

Nancy Horan

Sophie Kinsella

Rita Mae Brown

Brian Castner

Brian Turner

 

2015

Tess Gerristen

Garth Stein

Debbie Macomber

Jeff Shaara

Harlan Coben

Hampton Sides

Mardi Link

Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Ben Sidran

Bonnie Jo Campbell

Paula McLain

Sarah Chayes

Susan Casey

John. U. Bacon

 

2016

James Rollins

James Tobin

Tui Sutherland

Laurie R. King

Brian Castner

David Ebershoff

Lucy Kalanithi

Jim and Lynn Kouf

Paola Gianturco

David Maraniss

Margaret Atwood

Ann Patchett

Jodi Picoult

Kyle Mills

Daniel Bergner

 

2017

John Donovan

Beth Macy

Gordon Korman

Greg lles

Eric Fair

Elizabeth Strout

Andrea Petersen

Mary Roach

Julia Glass

Bruce Cameron

Doug Stanton

Alice Waters

Terry McDonell

Dan Gerber

Murray Howe

Sebastian Junger

Phil Caputo

 

2018

Doug Stanton

Peter Heller

Nikki Giovanni

Peter Brown

Anna Quindlen

Drew Philp

Eileen McNamera

Samantha Irby

David Grann

Richard Russo

Adriana Trigiani

Annie Spence

Beth Macy

Mona Hanna-Attisha

Joe Hill

Amy Goldstein

Tayari Jones

Alice Walker

Richard Clarke

John U. Bacon

 

2019

Jen Sincero

Tommy Tomlinson

More to come….

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“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

 

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