Mark Habeeb teaches Global Politics and Security at Georgetown University and has been a consultant on international political and economic affairs for over 25 years. From 1987 to 1991, he served as Chairman of the Forum for US-Soviet Dialogue. Habeeb is author of several works on negotiation theory.
Ken Haedrich, author of The Harvest Baker, has written more than a dozen cookbooks, including The Maple Syrup Cookbook and Home for the Holidays, a winner of the Julia Child Cookbook Award. His articles have appeared in many publications, including Cooking Light and Bon Appétit.
Grace Elizabeth Hale is Commonwealth Professor of American Studies and History at the University of Virginia where she teaches U.S. cultural history and the history of the U.S. South.
Rachel Howzell Hall, author of City of Saviors, introduced Los Angeles detective Elouise Norton in Land of Shadows, and wrote about her in Skies of Ash and Trail of Echoes. Hall was included on Apple iBooks’ Authors to Read in 2017. She is a native of Los Angeles.
Susan Hankla, author of Clinch River, is a graduate of Hollins University and Brown University with an MFA in creative writing. Winner of the Virginia Prize for Fiction and fellowships to attend the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and Frost Place, she teaches adult writing classes at VisArts in Richmond, Va.
A.G. Harmon, author of Some Bore Gifts, has published fiction and essays in Triquarterly, The Antioch Review, Shenandoah, and Image, among others. His fiction won the 2001 Peter Taylor Prize for A House All Stilled. He teaches at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
Kristen Harmon, co-author of Tripping the Tale Fantastic, has published fiction, creative nonfiction, and academic essays in literary magazines, peer-reviewed scholarly journals, literary anthologies, and edited chapter collections. She is a professor of English at Gallaudet University.
Sharon Harrigan, author of Playing with Dynamite, teaches writing at WriterHouse in Charlottesville, Va. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Virginia Quarterly Review, Narrative, and elsewhere.
Richard Harris, author of Rigor Mortis, has been a science correspondent at NPR News since 1986. Rigor Mortis is his examination of what’s gone awry with biomedical research and how to fix it.
Rob Hart, author of The Woman from Prague, which was named as one of the Best Books of the Summer by Publishers Weekly, is also the author of three other novels, over a dozen short stories, and a novella with James Patterson.
Cora Harvey Armstrong is a gospel singer from Newtown, Va., with a more than fifty-year career in music. She has performed around the world and has directed the prestigious Virginia State University Gospel Chorale. Richmond-born musician and producer Bill McGee describes Armstrong as “Aretha Franklin on piano, Mahalia Jackson with her voice, and Shirley Caesar with her style.”
Angela J. Hattery, co-author of Policing Black Bodies: How Black Lives are Surveilled and How to Work for Change, as also co-authored ten books focused on race, gender, and class inequality in families, sports, and prisons. Hattery teaches as George Mason University.
Julian Maxwell Hayter, author of The Dream Is Lost: Voting Rights and the Politics of Race in Richmond, Virginia, is a historian and assistant professor of leadership studies at the University of Richmond.
Proal Heartwell, author of A Game of Catch, is the co-founder of Village School where he teaches English. He is also the author of Goronwy and Me: A Narrative of Two Lives.
Peter Hedlund is the director of Encyclopedia Virginia, a free, online resource about Virginia’s history and culture produced by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. In addition to helping produce an encyclopedia, Peter also enjoys making phogtographs and raising oysters.
Matt Hedstrom is associate professor of Religious Studies and American Studies at UVA. A specialist in American religious history, he is the author of The Rise of Liberal Religion, and is writing The Religion of Humanity, a book about religion and the UN.
Deborah Heiligman, author of Vincent and Theo, is the author of many books for young readers, including the biography of Charles Darwin, Charles and Emma, a National Book Award finalist.
Nicole Hemmer, author of Messengers of the Right, is an assistant professor at UVA’s Miller Center, columnist for Vox and U.S. News & World Report, and co-founder and editor of Made by History at the Washington Post.
Suzanne Henry is a public relations practitioner and avid romance reader. As a member of the Romance Writers Association and Washington Romance Writers, she keeps tabs on all things romance at all times.
Mark Henshaw, author of The Last Man in Tehran, is a graduate of Brigham Young University and a decorated CIA analyst with more than sixteen years of service. Henshaw was awarded the Director of National Intelligence Galileo Award for innovation in 2007.
James Herndon, author of Jack’s Shop: The Long Road Back and Jack’s Shop: Beyond the Front Porch contracted acute encephalitis at the age of twelve. He works to give hope and strength to people who face similar challenges.
Monica Hesse, author of American Fire, is a feature writer for The Washington Post. A winner of the Edgar Award and a finalist for Livingston and James Beard Awards, she lives in Washington, D.C.
As a selection for the 2018 Festival’s Pop-Up Book Club, this author’s book has a discussion guide available HERE.
Meg Heubeck serves as the director of instruction at the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics. In this role, she is responsible for providing educational materials for the Youth Leadership Initiative (YLI) and the Global Perspectives on Democracy (GPD) programs.
Christopher Jon Heuer, editor of Tripping the Tale Fantastic, is also the author of Bug and All Your Parts Intact. His writing has appeared in a variety of anthologies and periodicals.
Carmenita Higginbotham is associate professor of art history and American Studies at the University of Virginia. Her research and teaching focuses on American art and culture with an emphasis on urban art, critical race studies, and American popular culture.
Meredith Hindley, author of Destination Casablanca, is a historian and senior writer for Humanities, the quarterly review of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, Salon, and elsewhere.
Gareth Hinds, author of Poe: Stories and Poems, is the creator of numerous graphic novels based on literary classics, including The Odyssey, Beowulf, and Macbeth, and is the illustrator of Samurai Rising, finalist for the 2017 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award.
William Hitchcock, author of The Age of Eisenhower, is a professor of history at the University of Virginia. His previous book was The Bitter Road to Freedom, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
Hermione Hoby, author of Neon in Daylight, grew up in south London and has lived in New York since 2010. She is a freelance journalist who writes about culture and gender for publications including The New Yorker, The Guardian, and the Times Literary Supplement.
Cara Hoffman, author of Running, a New York Times Editors Choice and Esquire‘s Best Book of 2017, has written for The Paris Review, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, and NPR, and has been a visiting writer at the University of Oxford.
Carl Hoffman, author of The Last Wild Men of Borneo: A True Story of Death and Treasure, is the author of the New York Times bestselling Savage Harvest, which was a New York Times editor’s choice and named one of the 50 most notable books of 2014 by the Washington Post.
Marcus Holmes, author of Face-to-Face Diplomacy: Social Neuroscience and International Relations, is assistant professor of government at the College of William & Mary. His research and teaching interests are in diplomacy, international security, international relations theory, and foreign policy.
Sherman Holmes is the last remaining member of the Holmes Brothers, the National Heritage Award-winning trio who played a joyous and moving blend of blues, gospel, soul, rhythm and blues, rock ‘n’ roll, and country for more than fifty years. A native of Christchurch, Va., Sherman released his first solo album, The Richmond Sessions, in 2017 at the age of 77.
Bruce Holsinger, a fiction writer and literary scholar, teaches in the English Department at UVA. His most recent book is The Invention of Fire, a historical novel set in medieval London.
Elizabeth Meade Howard, author of Aging Famously: Follow Those You Admire to Living Long and Well, is a former reporter, and lecturer at UVA. A magazine writer and filmmaker, Howard is currently an editor with Streetlight Magazine online.
Clark Hoyt is a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist, former Washington editor and former vice president/news for Knight Ridder Newspapers, former public editor for the New York Times, and former ombudsman for Bloomberg News. He serves on the Board of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.
Heather Hummel, author of In God We Trust, is founder and creative director of PathBinder Publishing, and has penned over a dozen books as a ghostwriter. She is also a featured blogger for Huffington Post and a University of Virginia alumna.