Radley Balko, co-author of The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist, is an investigative journalist and reporter at the Washington Post. He is also the author of Rise of the Warrior Cop.
Brian Balogh is professor of History at UVA. He is co-host of Backstory, a nationally syndicated weekly podcast. Balogh’s most recent books are The Associational State and Government out of Sight.
Aditya Bamzai is an associate professor at the University of Virginia School of Law. He previously served in the U.S. Department of Justice, where he argued cases relating to national security before the federal courts of appeals.
Mehrsa Baradaran is author of The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap and How the Other Half Banks. She is the J. Alton Hosch Professor of Law at the University of Georgia School of Law where she teaches Banking Law and Contracts Law.
Michele Bascle, an Oncology nurse at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, is a long-standing member of the Laughing Girls Literary Guild book club. She is involved in numerous nonprofits in Charlottesville and walks the river trails with Audie, her border collie mix.
Diana Butler Bass, PhD, author of Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks, writes books on spirituality, religion, and culture. She has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, PBS, and CBS, and been heard on NPR, CBC and Sirius XM. She lives in Alexandria, Va.
Stefan Bechtel, co-author of Through a Glass, Darkly, has co-authored more than ten books, including Mr. Hornaday’s War and Redemption Alley. His work has appeared in Esquire, the Washington Post, and other publications.
Kathleen Belew, author of Bring the War Home, is assistant professor of history at the University of Chicago. She specializes in the recent history of the United States, examining the long aftermath of warfare.
Barbara L. Bellows, author of Two Charlestonians at War, is also the coauthor of God and General Longstreet: The Lost Cause and the Southern Mind and the author of Benevolence among Slaveholders: Caring for the Poor in Charleston, 1760–1860 and A Talent for Living: Josephine Pinckney and the Charleston Literary Tradition.
John Benditt is the author of The Boatmaker, which received the 2016 Goldberg Prize. Before embarking on his fiction-writing career he was an editor at Scientific American and Science and editor-in-chief of Technology Review: MIT’s Magazine of Innovation.
Barry Bergey, author of Folk Masters, is the retired former director of folk and traditional arts at the National Endowment for the Arts.
John Bicknell, author of Lincoln’s Pathfinder: John C. Fremont and the Violent Election of 1856, has written and edited five books about American politics. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, USA Today, Reason magazine and many other publications.
Douglas A. Blackmon, author of Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II, is also a co-executive producer of the PBS documentary of the same name. He is executive producer and host of American Forum, a public affairs program produced by UVa’s Miller Center.
John B. Boles, author of Jefferson: Architect of American Liberty, is the William P. Hobby Professor of History at Rice University and the former editor, for thirty years, of the Journal of Southern History.
Sara Bon-Harper, executive director of James Monroe’s Highland, is an archaeologist whose questions about the past have led her throughout the Roman world and to research at Highland. Most recent findings there have transformed the understanding of Monroe’s home.
Zack Bonnie, author of Dead, Insane, or in Jail: Overwritten!, unravels what happened to him, and others, at Rocky Mountain Academy, and researches its parallels to cult activity and brainwashing.
Jamelle Bouie is chief political correspondent for Slate magazine and a political analyst for CBS News. He previously wrote for The Nation magazine and The American Prospect. He is based in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Tanya Brockett, author of The New Writer Workbook, helps authors, experts, and entrepreneurs to write and edit books their readers will love while helping them to live a life they love. Her company, Hallagen Ink, provides ghostwriting, copyediting, mentorship, and presentations on authorpreneurship.
Henry Browne, author of Vanishing History, Ruins in Virginia, is a local architect whose career, often involving historic preservation, spanned more than five decades. His book, with photos by Kevin MacNutt, covers historically significant ruins including canals, bridges and residences.
Thi Bui, author of The Best We Could Do and illustrator of A Different Pond, was born in Vietnam and grew up in California and New York. She came to the United States as a refugee and continues to advocate for immigrants and refugees today.