Featured Authors, Panelists, and Other Participants

Information on each author will added in the coming weeks.

    A

  • Gary Alipio
  • Xhenet Aliu
  • Barry Jean Ancelet
  • Jacob M. Appel
  • Jeremiah Ariaz
  • Sally Asher

  • B

  • Anne Babson
  • C. Morgan Babst
  • Thomas Bailey
  • Erin Z. Bass
  • Justine Bateman
  • Alvin Batiste
  • Bryan Batt
  • Patricia Austin Becker
  • Jack B. Bedell
  • Kimberly Belle
  • Lou Berney
  • Johnnie Bernhard
  • Jason Berry
  • Theodora Bishop
  • Chirs Russo Blackwood
  • Thomas Bonner
  • Judith H. Bonner
  • Martha Boone
  • Darrell Bourque
  • Rick Bragg
  • Amy Brashear
  • Melanie Bratcher
  • Alexis Braud
  • Donna Brazile
  • Rachel Breunlin
  • Sonny Brewer
  • Eve Brouwer
  • Taylor Brown
  • Megan Burns
  • Jess Butterworth
  • Ellen Byron

  • C

  • Jen Calonita
  • Bryan Camp
  • Tucker Carrington
  • Alton Carter
  • Karen Celestan
  • Joelle Charbonneau
  • Svetlana Chmakova
  • Nancy Churnin
  • Dhonielle Clayton
  • Billy Coffey
  • Iris Martin Cohen
  • Gavin Cologne-Brookes
  • Nicole Cooley
  • Peter J. Cooley
  • Katie Cotugno
  • Marita Woywood Crandle
  • Joe Crespino
  • Pat Hornsby Crochet
  • Susan Cushman

  • D

  • Katy Danos
  • Shome Dasgupta
  • Jack E. Davis
  • Clayton Delery
  • Ann B. Dobie
  • Johnette Downing
  • Sylvie Dubois
  • Lindsey Duga
  • Folwell Dunbar

    E

  • Jeffrey David Ehrenreich
  • Jan Eldredge
  • David Elliott
  • Scott S. Ellis
  • Ashley Elston
  • Cindy Ermus
  • Claudette Esmerelda
  • Jonathan Evison
  • Barbara C. Ewell

  • F

  • Malaika Favorite
  • Gina Ferrara
  • Rien Fertel
  • Robert W. Fiesler
  • Rob Florence
  • Tessa Fontaine
  • Viola Fontenot
  • Ben Forkner
  • Joe Formichella

  • G

  • Frye Gaillard
  • Ernest J. Gaines
  • Marcia Gaudet
  • Ronald M. Gauthier
  • Mary E. Gehman
  • Lauren Gibaldi
  • Jeffrey Girard
  • Tessa Gratton
  • Lee Meitzen Grue
  • Minrose Gwin

  • H

  • Alana Harris
  • Daisy Harrison
  • Barbara Hay
  • Heidi Heilig
  • Katherine Henninger
  • Deron Hicks
  • Brandon Hobson
  • Kathe Hudson
  • Suzanne Hudson
  • Samuel C. Hyde, Jr.

  • I

  • Justina Ireland
  • Elistra Istre

  • J

  • Roger Johns
  • David Johnson
  • Joe Johnston
  • Katherine Joslin
  • Florence M. Jumonville

  • K

  • Julie Kane
  • L. A. Kelley
  • John R. Kemp
  • Al Kennedy
  • Erik Kiesewetter
  • John Klingman
  • Dylan Krieger
  • Brittany Lynn Kriger

    L

  • Mitch Landrieu
  • David Langlinais
  • Zachary Lazar
  • Yoon Ha Lee
  • Emilie Gagnet Leumas
  • Marjorie Herrera Lewis
  • Donald Lewis
  • Robert L. Livingston
  • Benjamin Ludwig
  • M

  • Louis Maistros
  • Inman Majors
  • George T. Malvaney
  • Mary H. Manhein
  • Peter Manseau
  • Peter Marina
  • Marie Marquardt
  • Maurice Martinez
  • Larry Massey
  • Jennifer Mathieu
  • Marc R. Matrana
  • Bren McClain
  • Bernice L. McFadden
  • Siobhán McKiernan
  • Karen M. McManus
  • Sherry Melancon
  • Dana Mele
  • Mandy Mikulenacak
  • Karen Milioto
  • Mary Miller
  • Connie Collins Morgan
  • Benjamin Morris
  • Jennifer Anne Moses
  • Melanie Moyer

  • N

  • Darlyne Nemeth
  • James Nolan
  • Justin A. Nystrom

  • O

  • Daniel José Older
  • Kelby Ouchley
  • Ruth Owens
  • Auseklis Ozlos

  • P

  • Melinda Palacio
  • Natalie C. Parker
  • Kaitlyn Sage Patterson
  • Lisa Patton
  • Jessica Pennington
  • Francisco Perez
  • Rebecca Petruck
  • Hannah Pittard
  • Samuel E. Pittman II
  • Andrew Plattner
  • Steph Post
  • Ashley Poston
  • Cassie Pruyn

  • Q

  • Jamie Quatro

  • R

  • Pam Rabalais-Vinci
  • Nathaniel Rich
  • Armand "Sheik" Richardson
  • Malcolm Richardson
  • Anne Boyd Rioux
  • Jan Risher
  • Chris Rose

    S

  • Kalamu Ya Salaam
  • Vicki Salloum
  • Ruth Salvaggio
  • J.C. Sasser
  • Paul Schexnayder
  • Vanessa Schmid
  • Nicole Seitz
  • Martha Serpas
  • Neil Shepard
  • Margaret Simon
  • W. Ryan Smith
  • Michael Farris Smith
  • Genaro Kỳ Lý Smith
  • Eric Smith
  • John Warner Smith
  • Howard Philips Smith
  • Kirstin Squint
  • Sheryl St. Germain
  • Heather Stanley
  • Mary Ann Sternberg
  • Whitney Stewart
  • Shanna Swendson
  • Earl Swift

  • T

  • Julie M. Thomas
  • Poppy Tooker
  • Teresa Toulouse
  • Susan Tucker
  • Peter Twal
  • Tiffany Quay Tyson

  • U

  • Karen Ullo
  • Daniel H. Usner

  • V

  • Merlyna Mathieu Valentine
  • Jon Michael Varese
  • Kim Vaz-Deville
  • Heather Veneziano
  • Sweta Vikram
  • Season Vining

  • W

  • Anders Walker
  • Quvenzhané Wallis
  • M. O. Walsh
  • Kent Wascom
  • Eric Waters
  • Carole Boston Weatherford
  • Ashley Weaver
  • Alexandrea Weis
  • Joshua Wheeler
  • Nick White
  • Cheryl H. White
  • J.D. Wilkes
  • Katie Williams
  • Rita Williams-Garcia
  • Mary Ann Wilson
  • Nancy Tregre Wilson
  • Elizabeth H. Winthrop
  • Spencer Wise
  • Kit Wohl
  • Brandi Worley
  • Amos Jasper Wright IV

Volunteer

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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