Speakers

Margaret Edds

We Face the Dawn: Oliver Hill, Spottswood Robinson,and the Legal Team that Dismantled Jim Crow

Margaret Edds, author of We Face the Dawn: Oliver Hill, Spottswood Robinson, and the Legal Team that Dismantled Jim Crow, is a former editorial and political writer for the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot. She is the author of four previous books dealing primarily with Southern and African American issues.

Speaker's Website Genre: Non-Fiction

Mark Edmundson

The Heart of the Humanities

Mark Edmundson, author of The Heart of the Humanities, is a professor at the University of Virginia. He is also the author of Why Write?, Why Teach?, Why Read? and The Death of Sigmund Freud. He lives in Batesville, Va.

Genre: Non-Fiction

Elizabeth Ellcessor

Restricted Access: Media, Disability, and the Politics of Participation

Elizabeth Ellcessor is an assistant professor of media studies at the University of Virginia. She is the author of Restricted Access: Media, Disability, and the Politics of Participation, and is currently researching 9-1-1 and related emergency media technologies.

Speaker's Website Genre: Crime Wave

Theo Emery

Hellfire Boys: The Birth of the U.S. Chemical Warfare Service and the Race for the World's Deadliest Weapons

Theo Emery, author of Hellfire Boys, has written for The New York Times, Associated Press News, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, and other publications. He has appeared on NPR and WBUR. He graduated from Stanford University, and earned an MFA in creative nonfiction.

Speaker's Website Speaker's Twitter Genre: Non-Fiction

Thomas Enger

Cursed

Due to unforeseen circumstances and with great regret, Mr. Enger has had to cancel his participation.

Thomas Enger, author of Cursed, is a former journalist from Norway. His debut crime novel Burned, an international sensation before publication, was the first of five books about the journalist Henning Juul. Rights to the series have been sold in 26 countries to date.

Thomas Enger is presented in the 2018 Festival with the support of NORLA – Norwegian Literature Abroad.

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Nathan Englander

Dinner at the Center of the Earth

Nathan Englander, author of Dinner at the Center of the Earth, is also known for The Ministry of Special Cases, and story collections, For the Relief of Unbearable Urges and What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank. He was awarded the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, for the latter.

As a selection for the 2018 Festival’s Pop-Up Book Club, this author’s book has a discussion guide available HERE.

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Amitai Etzioni

Avoiding War With China: Two Nations, One World

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Amitai Etzioni has had to cancel his participation.

Amitai Etzioni, author of Avoiding War With China, is a professor of international relations at George Washington University. He is the author of several other books, including Security First and From Empire to Community.

Speaker's Website Genre: Non-Fiction