Winter Institute to Feature More Than 100 Authors

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    More than 100 authors and illustrators will appear at the 2017 Winter Institute over the course of three days of plenary sessions, featured talks, author receptions, and special events.

    Authors appearing at Winter Institute 12, from January 27–30 in Minneapolis, include:

    • Hala Alyan, Salt Houses (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
    • Jodi Lynn Anderson, Midnight at the Electric (HarperCollins Children’s Books)
    • M.T. Anderson, Yvain: The Knight of the Lion (Candlewick)
    • Natalie Anderson, City of Saints and Thieves (Putnam Young Readers)
    • Marina Benjamin, Middlepause: On Life After Youth (Catapult)
    • Scott Bergstrom, The Cruelty (Feiwel & Friends)
    • Richard Blais, So Good (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
    • Misha Maynerick Blaise, This Phenomenal Life (Lyon Press)
    • Thi Bui, The Best We Could Do (Abrams), A Different Pond (Capstone)
    • Susan Burton, Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women (The New Press)
    • Nickolas Butler, The Hearts of Men (Ecco)
    • Julie Buxbaum, What to Say Next (Delacorte Press)
    • Kayla Cagan, Piper Perish (Chronicle Books)
    • Cora Carmack, Roar (Tor Teen)
    • Leah Carroll, Down City (Grand Central Publishing)
    • Louis V. Clark III (Two Shoes), How to Be an Indian in the 21st Century (Wisconsin Historical Society Press)
    • Rachel Cohn, Kill All Happies (Disney-Hyperion)
    • Vicki Covington, Once in a Blue Moon (John F. Blair, Publisher)
    • Charmaine Craig, Miss Burma (Grove/Atlantic)
    • Kate DiCamillo, Raymie Nightingale (Candlewick)
    • Rebecca Donnelly, How to Stage a Catastrophe (Capstone)
    • Emma Donoghue, The Lotterys Plus One (Scholastic)
    • Omar El Akkad, American War (Knopf)
    • Chris Finan, Drunks: An American History (Beacon Press)
    • Laurie Forest, The Black Witch (Harlequin Teen)
    • Jenny Forrester, Narrow River, Wide Sky: A Memoir (Hawthorne Books)
    • Brian Freeman, Marathon (Quercus)
    • Emily Fridlund, History of Wolves (Grove/Atlantic)
    • Donna Frietas, The Happiness Effect: How Social Media is Driving a Generation to Appear Perfect at Any Cost (Oxford University Press)
    • Tony Fucile, Poor Louie (Candlewick)
    • Roxane Gay, Difficult Women (Grove Press)
    • Grant Ginder, The People We Hate at the Wedding (Flatiron Books)
    • Claudia Gray, Defy the Stars (Little Brown Books for Young Readers)
    • Lauren Grodstein, Our Short History (Algonquin)
    • Ian Hamilton, The Princeling of Nanjing (House of Anansi Press)
    • Heather Harpham, Happiness (Henry Holt)
    • Annie Hartnett, Rabbit Cake (Tin House Books)
    • Chris Hayes, A Colony in a Nation (W.W. Norton)
    • Alice Hoffman, Faithful (Simon & Schuster)
    • Ladee Hubbard, The Talented Tenth (Melville House)
    • Joshilyn Jackson, Almost Sisters (William Morrow)
    • Pam Jenoff, The Orphan’s Tale (MIRA)
    • Mark Kingwell, Fail Better: Why Baseball Matters (Biblioasis)
    • Christina Baker Kline, A Piece of the World (William Morrow)
    • Lisa Ko, The Leavers (Algonquin)
    • Lesley Kreuger, Mad Richard (ECW)
    • Mary Kubica, Every Last Lie (Park Row Books)
    • Lorna Landvik, Once in a Blue Moon Lodge (University of Minnesota Press)
    • Fonda Lee, Exo (Scholastic)
    • Julie Lekstrom Himes, Mikhail and Margarita (Europa Editions)
    • J. Robert Lennon, Broken River (Graywolf Press)
    • Tricia Levenseller, Daughter of the Pirate King (Feiwel & Friends)
    • Alan Lightman, Song of Two Worlds (Red Hen Press)
    • Brian Ludwig, The Original Ginny Moon (Park Row Books)
    • Nicole Lundrigan, The Substitute (House of Anansi Press)
    • Heidi Mastrogiovanni, Lala Pettibone’s Act Two (Amberjack Publishing, dist. by Midpoint Trade Books)
    • Laura McBride, ’Round Midnight (Touchstone)
    • Andrew McCarthy, Just Fly Away (Algonquin Young Readers)
    • Jim McDermott, Bitter Is the Wind (Vireo/Rare Bird Books)
    • Matthew McIntosh, theMystery.doc (Grove/Atlantic)
    • Fred Minnick, Bourbon: The Rise, Fall and Rebirth (Quarto)
    • Kate Moore, The Radium Girls (Sourcebooks)
    • Marissa Moss, Last Things: A Graphic Memoir about ALS (Red Wheel/Weiser/Conari)
    • Brandon Mull, Dragonwatch: A Fablehaven Adventure (Shadow Mountain)
    • Finn Murphy, The Long Haul: A Trucker’s Tales of Life on the Road (W.W. Norton)
    • Sara Flannery Murphy, The Possessions (Harper)
    • Robin Newman, A Wilcox & Griswold Mystery: The Case of the Poached Egg (Creston Books)
    • Ann Patchett, Commonwealth (Harper)
    • Phaedra Patrick, Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone (Park Row Books)
    • Benjamin Percy, The Dark Net (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
    • Bao Phi, A Different Pond (Capstone)
    • Ashley Poston, Geekerella (Quirk Books)
    • Mark Powell, Echolocation (Tyrus Books)
    • J.L. Powers, The Broken Circle (Akashic Books)
    • M.A. Powers, The Broken Circle (Akashic Books)
    • Natasha Pulley, The Bedlam Stacks (Bloomsbury)
    • Brontez Purnell, Since I Laid My Burden Down (The Feminist Press)
    • Liz Reinhardt, Rebels Like Us (Harlequin Teen)
    • Greg Ruth, Old Turtle: Questions of the Heart (Scholastic)
    • Benjamin Alire Saenz, The Inexplicable Logic of My Life (Clarion Books)
    • Laura Purdie Salas, If You Were the Moon (Millbrook Press/Lerner)
    • Gerda Saunders, Memory’s Last Breath (Hachette Books)
    • Melissa Savage, Lemons (Crown Books for Young Readers)
    • Kim Malone Scott, Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity (St. Martin’s Press)
    • Jessica Shattuck, Women in the Castle (Ecco)
    • Lesley Stahl, Becoming Grandma: The Joys and Science of the New Grandparenting (Blue Rider Press)
    • Ali Standish, The Ethan I Was Before (HarperCollins Children’s Books)
    • Elizabeth Strout, Anything Is Possible (Random House)
    • Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, The Nest (Ecco)
    • Gabriel Tallent, My Absolutely Darling (Riverhead Books)
    • Natasha Tarpley, The Harlem Charade (Scholastic)
    • Stan Tekiela, Backyard Birds: Welcomed Guests at Our Gardens and Feeders (AdventureKEEN)
    • Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give (HarperCollins Children’s Books)
    • Laura Trunkey, Double Dutch (House of Anansi Press)
    • Deb Olin Unferth, Wait Till You See Me Dance (Graywolf Press)
    • Deepak Unnikrishnan, Temporary People (Restless Books)
    • Peternelle van Arsdale, The Beast Is an Animal (Simon & Schuster Children’s Books)
    • Brian Van Reet, Spoils (Lee Boudreaux Books, Little, Brown)
    • Daniel Wallace, Extraordinary Adventures (St. Martin’s Press)
    • Leah Weiss, If the Creek Don’t Rise (Sourcebooks)
    • Julie Wernersbach, Swimming Holes of Texas (University of Texas Press)
    • Douglas Wood, Old Turtle: Questions of the Heart (Scholastic)

    Learn more about the authors appearing at Winter Institute and check out the full lineup of educational programs, keynote speeches, and meet-and-greet events on BookWeb.

    Winter Institute 12 is made possible by the generous support of lead sponsor Ingram Content Group and from publishers large and small.