Book & Author Committee / April 1, 2018
The 2019 Presenting Author List will be available on our website next fall. Until then, peruse the list of prior attendees...some favorites will return and many new voices will participate in 2019!
Hundreds of authors have graced stages at the Festival since 2009. The list is impressive and shows the breadth and depth of Festival offerings. We are grateful to the many authors and publishers who are part of the Festival Family!
In 2011, the Festival Founders established an award to recognize literary achievement. The Founders Award Winners are:
2011 - Elmore Leonard
2012 - Larry McMurtry & Diana Ossana
2013 - R.L. Stine
2014 - Richard Russo
2015 - Mitch Albom, Dave Barry, Sam Barry, Greg Isles, Ridley Pearson, Amy Tan & Scott Turow -The Rock Bottom Remainders
2016 - J.A. Jance
2017 - T.C. Boyle
2018 - Billy Collins
2019 - Luis Alberto Urrea