Featured Authors, Panelists, and Other Participants

This page will be updated weekly.

Check here often to find out who will be appearing at the 2019 Louisiana Book Festival.

    A

  • Thomas Aiello
  • Gabriela Alemán
  • J.T. Alexandry
  • Adi Alsaid
  • Barry Ancelet
  • Sally Asher
  • Tom Aswell
  • Jami Attenberg
  • Robert Azzarello

  • B

  • Bala J. Baptiste
  • Erin Bass
  • Shane Bauer
  • Jack Bedell
  • Chanelle Benz
  • Katie Bickham
  • Brian Birnbaum
  • Andrea Bobotis
  • Alexis Braud
  • Corey Brettschneider
  • George Brewington
  • Daniel Brook
  • Sarah M. Broom
  • Catharine Savage Brosman
  • Jim Brown
  • Tiffany Brownlee
  • Anne Butler
  • Ellen Byron

  • C

  • Bryan Camp
  • Catherine Campanella
  • Alton Carter
  • Laura Cayouette
  • Casey Cep
  • Kim Chance
  • Allen Cheney
  • Monique Boutté Christina
  • Tena Clark
  • Nicole Cooley
  • Peter Cooley
  • John Coykendall
  • Marita Waywood Crandle
  • Robin Crawford
  • Susan Cushman

  • D

  • Natalie Dajko
  • Mason Deaver
  • Samantha Downing
  • Johnette Downing
  • Michael Downs
  • Rita Dragonette
  • Lindsey Duga

    F

  • Sara Faring
  • Mike Fawer
  • Andrew Feldman
  • Lydia Fenet
  • Michele Filgate
  • Jeremy Finley
  • John K. Flores
  • Viola Fontenot
  • Joe Formichella
  • Tina Freeman
  • J. Bruce Fuller
  • Claire Fullerton

  • G

  • J. Matthew Gallman
  • Marcia Gaudet
  • R.C. George
  • John Gery
  • S. Derby Gisclair
  • Kathleen Glasgow
  • Melody Golding
  • Rannah Gray
  • Tony Graphia
  • Dari L. Green
  • Merrill Guillory
  • Minrose Gwin

  • H

  • Alyson Hagy
  • Erin Hahn
  • Jessica Handler
  • Antoinette Harrell
  • Jesse Haynes
  • David Hornbuckle
  • Suzanne Hudson
  • Susan Hymel

  • J

  • Abby Jimenez
  • Caleb Johnson
  • Michelle Johnson
  • Florence Jumonville

  • K

  • Rodger Kamenetz
  • Colleen Kane
  • Elizabeth Keenan
  • Rick Kelley
  • Leland Kent
  • Karen Kerstig
  • Adib Khorram
  • Michael Knight
  • Dylan Krieger

  • L

  • Amanda LaFleur
  • Chip Landry
  • Steve Landry
  • P.M. LaRose
  • Dorie LaRue
  • R.J. Lee
  • Jennifer Levasseur
  • Josh Levin
  • Shane Lief
  • Marybeth Lima
  • Mariama J. Lockington
  • Catherine Lowe
  • Steve Luxenberg

    M

  • Mikko Macchione
  • Louis Maistros
  • Mary Manhein
  • Robert Mann
  • Bev Marshall
  • Clare L. Martin
  • Michael S. Martin
  • Matt McCarthy
  • John McCusker
  • L.L. McKinney
  • Kembrew McLeod
  • Margaret McMullan
  • Casey McQuiston
  • Christina Melton
  • Ashlee Michot
  • Derek Milman
  • Marian D. Moore
  • Jesse Morgan-Owens
  • Brenda Mounier

  • N

  • Stella Nesanovich
  • Jenn P. Nguyen


  • P

  • Zella Palmer
  • Olivia McNeely Pass
  • Leif Pedersen
  • Alison Pelegrin
  • Christopher G. Peña
  • Jessica Pennington
  • Nancy Penrose
  • Miki Pfeffer
  • Faye Phillips
  • Hannah Pittard
  • Regina Porter
  • Cathy C. Post
  • Steph Post
  • Jasper Price

  • R

  • Kevin Rabalais
  • Lee Brandt Randall
  • Mary Lynn Randall
  • Julian Rankin
  • Jennifer Reeser
  • Andrew Reeves
  • Scott Reintgen
  • Nathaniel Rich
  • Brad Richard
  • Charles E. Richard
  • Gary Richards
  • Charles A. Riddle III
  • Emily Roberson
  • Robin Roberts
  • Maurice Carlos Ruffin
  • Tom Ryan

    S

  • Matt Sakakeeny
  • Mona Lisa Saloy
  • Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
  • Richard Sexton
  • Aaron Sheehan-Dean
  • Joseph Arthur Simon
  • Cody Smith
  • Jason N. A. Smith
  • Shawn Smucker
  • RuthAnne Snow
  • Jeanne Pitre Soileau
  • Shalanda Stanley
  • Mary Ann Sternberg
  • Suzanne Stone
  • Sephanie Kate Strohm
  • Ron Swoboda

  • T

  • William Thibodeaux

  • U

  • Jay Udall

  • V

  • Melissa Vandiver
  • Kezia Vida

  • W

  • Leslie A. Wade
  • Bryan Wagner
  • Brian Walter
  • Christina Ward
  • Jasmine Warga
  • Brittany Wattenbarger
  • Pam Wattenbarger
  • Alexandrea Weis
  • Ken Wells
  • Gail White
  • Liz Williams
  • Clive Wilson
  • Gwendolyn Womack
  • Albert Woodfox
  • Angus Woodward
  • Snowden Wright

  • Y

  • Leslie C. Youngblood
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Book-loving volunteers are essential to the Louisiana Book Festival's success. Whether it's escorting authors, guiding visitors, selling refreshments, working with children in the Young Readers Pavilion or other fun and rewarding assignments, the Louisiana Book Festival wants you to join the volunteer team.

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