Carolyn Cades is assistant director of Grants and Community Programs at VFH, where she has been a staff member since 2008.
Garnette Cadogan, contributor to The Fire This Time, is currently a Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Scholar at the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT, a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at UVA, and a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Public Knowledge at NYU.
Elliot Carlson, author of Stanley Johnston’s Blunder: The Reporter Who Spilled the Secret behind the U.S. Navy’s Victory at Midway, is a longtime journalist who has worked for such newspapers as the Honolulu Advertiser, the Wall Street Journal, and the AARP Bulletin.
Jesús Carrasco, author of Out in the Open, was born in Badajoz, Spain, and now lives in Edinburgh, Scotland. Out in the Open, his debut novel, is the winner of many international awards, including the European Union Prize for Literature 2016 and an English PEN award.
Jesús Carrasco is presented in the 2018 Festival with the support of SPAIN arts & culture.
Tucker Carrington, co-author of The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist, is the director of the George C. Cochran Innocence Project at the University of Mississippi School of Law. He has worked as a criminal defense lawyer for his entire legal career.
Maud Casey, author of The Art of Mystery, is also the author of three novels, most recently The Man Who Walked Away. She has received the Calvino Prize and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She teaches at the University of Maryland, and lives in Washington, D.C.
Wiley Cash, author of The Last Ballad, has held residency positions at Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony, and is the writer in residence at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. He has won the SIBA Book Award and was a finalist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize.
As a selection for the 2018 Festival’s Pop-Up Book Club, this author’s book has a discussion guide available HERE.
Sheryll Cashin, author of Loving: Interracial Intimacy in American and the Threat to White Supremacy, writes about race relations in America. Cashin, a law professor and rights advocate, clerked for Thurgood Marshall.
John Casteen is the author of Free Union and For the Mountain Laurel. He has contributed poems to VQR, The Paris Review, The Southern Review, Fence, Ploughshares, and Best American Poetry. He teaches at the University of Virginia.
Elizabeth Catte, author of What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia, is a public historian from East Tennessee and co-owner of Passel Historical Consultants. She holds a PhD in public history from Middle Tennessee State University and currently lives in Staunton, Va.
Jessie Chaffee, author of Florence in Ecstasy, was awarded a Fulbright grant to Italy to complete the novel. Her writing has appeared in Literary Hub, The Rumpus, Electric Literature, and Slice, among others. She is an editor at Words Without Borders.
S. A. Chakraborty, author of The City of Brass, is a speculative fiction writer from New York City. Her debut, The City of Brass, was the first book in the Daevabad trilogy.
Bryn Chancellor, author of the novel Sycamore, holds an MFA from Vanderbilt University and teaches at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her honors include the Poets & Writers WEX award and Arizona and Alaska arts council fellowships.
Tami Charles, author of Like Vanessa, is a former teacher, wannabe chef, and debut author. Tami has been writing stories since she was a little girl, and decided to reignite her passion for writing when she saw how few diverse books are available to students.
Marcia Day Childress is director of the Medical Center Hour, the UVa School of Medicine’s weekly public forum on medicine and society. She also directs humanities and arts programming for the medical school’s Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities.
Leone Ciporin has published work including stories in three mystery anthologies and four mini-mysteries in Woman’s World magazine. Her story, “Invisible Women”, appeared in The Hook after placing third in a 2012 contest judged by John Grisham. Leone lives in Charlottesville, VA.
Kate Clayborn, author of Beginner’s Luck, lives in Virginia, where she’s lucky enough to spend her days reading and talking about all kinds of great books. At home, she’s either writing or thinking about writing.
Karen Cleveland, author of Need to Know, is a former CIA analyst with master’s degrees from Trinity College Dublin (international peace studies) and Harvard University (public policy). Cleveland lives in northern Virginia with her husband and two young sons. This is her first novel.
Lesa Cline-Ransome, author of Before She Was Harriet, is the author of many picture book biographies including her first book, Satchel Paige, an ALA Notable Book and a Bank Street College “Best Children’s Book of the Year.”
Meredith Cole was the winner of the St. Martin’s Press/Malice Domestic competition and her first book, Posed for Murder, was nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Mystery Novel. Her short stories have appeared in many anthologies and in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine.
Eliot Coleman, co-author of Letters to a Young Farmer, is a farmer and author of many books, including The New Organic Grower, Four-Season Harvest, and The Winter Harvest Handbook. His market garden in Harborside, Maine, sells fresh vegetables grown in unheated greenhouses all winter.
Winn Collier, author of Love Big, Be Well, adds his first epistolary novel to his three creative nonfiction titles. He is pastor of All Souls in Charlottesville and received his PhD from the University of Virginia where he studied the intersection of religion and literary fiction.
Maya Corrigan, author of The Tell-Tale Tarte, the Poe-inspired fourth book in her Five-Ingredient Mystery series, taught writing, American literature, and detective fiction at Georgetown University and NOVA.
Randall Couch, author of Peal, edited and translated Madwomen: The “Locas mujeres” Poems of Gabriela Mistral, winner of the UK Poetry Society’s Popescu Prize, and a PEN Translation Award finalist. His poetry and criticism appear in numerous books, anthologies, and journals.
Anne Coughlin is the Lewis F. Powell, Jr., Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law. Her research and teaching focus on feminist legal theory, criminal law and procedure, and law and the humanities. In her scholarship, Coughlin approaches substantive questions from a critical and literary perspective.
Tony Covington, author of I Am Underdog: A Journey of Adversity and Blessings, is a graduate of UVA and is a former five-year player in the NFL. He is a motivational speaker, a mentor, a proud father, and the color radio analyst for UVA football.
Angela Critics is the children’s services manager for the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library. Presenting storytimes for children is one of the highlights of her job.
Ellen Crosby, author of The Vineyard Victims, has written eight books in her Virginia Wine Country mystery series, a mystery series featuring international photojournalist Sophie Medina, and Moscow Nights, a standalone.
Leesa Cross-Smith, author of Whiskey & Ribbons, is a PEN Open Book Award nominee and has been a finalist for the Flannery O’Conner Award for Short Fiction and the Iowa Short Fiction Award. She is the author of the short story collection Every Kiss a War and lives in Louisville, Ky.
Sandra Bain Cushman is the founder of Orchestral Maneuvers, a project arising from thirty-three years of international workshops taught by guitarist Robert Fripp. Cushman is a lecturer in the McIntire Department of Music and for the Contemplative Sciences Center at the University of Virginia and a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique.