Shilpa Davé is assistant dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and assistant professor of Media Studies at the University of Virginia. She is the author of Indian Accents: Brown Voice and Racial Performance in American Television and Film.
Peter Ho Davies, author of The Fortunes, was longlisted for the 2007 Booker Prize with his novel, The Welsh Girl. His most recent work, The Fortunes, won the 2017 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award as well as the 2017 Chautauqua Prize. Born in Britain to Welsh and Chinese parents, Davies teaches at the University of Michigan.
As a selection for the 2018 Festival’s Pop-Up Book Club, this author’s book has a discussion guide available HERE.
Marisa de los Santos, author of I’ll Be Your Blue Sky, is a New York Times bestselling author and award-winning poet with a PhD in literature and creative writing. She lives in Wilmington, Del., with her family.
Camille Di Maio, author of Before the Rain Falls, is excited to be living in Virginia again after way too long. Her first novel, The Memory of Us, was a bestseller in 2016. She has been married for twenty years, has four children, and a passion for travel that informs her writing.
Tom Doyle, author of War and Craft, writes science fiction and fantasy in Washington, D.C. A graduate of the Clarion Writing Workshop, he has survived Harvard, Stanford, and cancer. He also runs and plays in a jam band.
Stephanie Dray, co-author of My Dear Hamilton, is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-nominated author of historical women’s fiction. Her work has been translated into six different languages, was nominated for RWA’s RITA Award, and won NJRW’s Golden Leaf.