Emily Gadek is the associate producer for BackStory with the American History Guys, and a lifelong nut for the written word.
Jason Gallaher, author of Whobert Whover, Owl Detective, is a children’s book writer who loves to create stories that mix the flamboyantly wacky with the slightly dark. When not writing, Jason zips about Austin, Texas, with his Pomeranian, Pom Brokaw.
Barbara A. Gannon, author of Americans Remember Their Civil War, is an associate professor of history at the University of Central Florida. She is also the author of The Won Cause: Black and White Comradeship in the Grand Army of the Republic.
Brandon Garrett, author of End of its Rope: How Killing the Death Penalty Can Revive Criminal Justice, is the Thurgood Marshall Distinguished Professor of Law at the UVA School of Law, where his research focuses on criminal justice, scientific evidence, and constitutional law.
Clifford Garstang, author of What the Zhang Boys Know, is the editor of Everywhere Stories: Short Fiction from a Small Planet, a series of anthologies including stories set around the world.
Alison Gaylin, author of If I Die Tonight, has written several books including the Brenna Spector series, which includes a winner of the Shamus Award. She has been nominated for multiple Edgar Awards.
Philip Gerard, author of Things We Do When No One Is Watching, teaches at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and is co-editor of the literary journal, Chautauqua. He is also the author of The Art of Creative Research and The Dark of the Island.
Dan Gerstein is founder and president of Gotham Ghostwriters, the country’s premier ghostwriting agency.
Lamar Giles, author of Overturned, has also written Fake ID and Endangered, both Edgar Award finalists. Lamar is a founding member of We Need Diverse Books. He resides in Virginia with his wife.
George H. Gilliam holds a law degree and the PhD from the University of Virginia. He is a lecturer in history at the University, where he teaches courses in Virginia history and in the depiction of the South in movies over the last century.
Gabe Goldberg is a freelance technology communicator/educator with more than twenty-five years of experience and has been published in the Washington Post and online. He co-edited three McGraw-Hill books and shares freelance business perspective in multiple writers communities.
David Goldfield, author of The Gifted Generation, is the Robert Lee Bailey Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is the author of many works on Southern history, including America Aflame. He lives in North Carolina.
David Grann, author of Killers of the Flower Moon, is a staff writer at the New Yorker. He is also the author of The Devil and Sherlock Holmes and The Lost City of Z. His work has garnered several honors, including a George Polk Award.
As a selection for the 2018 Festival’s Pop-Up Book Club, this author’s book has a discussion guide available HERE.
Alan Gratz, author of Refugee, is the New York Times bestselling author of a number of novels for young readers.
Leah Naomi Green, author of The Ones We Have, teaches English and environmental studies at Washington & Lee University, and lives in Virginia, where she, her husband, and their daughters grow food. Her poems have appeared in Tin House, The Southern Review, Pleiades, Ecotone, and Shenandoah.
Lisa Grimes, a voracious reader since childhood, moved from Williamsburg to Charlottesville in summer 2017. She now works with UVA students who are applying for fellowships in the Center for Undergraduate Excellence.
John Grisham is the author of thirty-one novels, one work of nonfiction, a collection of stories, and six novels for young readers. He is a longtime member of the Board of Directors for the Innocence Project.
Paul Guest, author of Because Everything Is Terrible, also wrote The Resurrection of the Body and the Ruin of the World, Notes for My Body Double, and My Index of Slightly Horrifying Knowledge.
Laura Lee Gulledge, author of Sketchbook Dares, is a Charlottesville-based, Eisner Award-nominated author and illustrator of young adult graphic novels, including Will & Whit and Page by Paige. She is also a teacher, creative consultant, and musical producer.
Tom Gutherz is the senior rabbi at Congregation Beth Israel. He was ordained at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 1993, and served as rabbi in Lynchburg, Va. before coming to Charlottesville in 2005.