Helon Habila, author of Travelers, is a professor at George Mason University. He was born in Nigeria. His other novels are, Waiting for an Angel, Measuring Time, and Oil on Water. He is also the author of the nonfiction book, The Chibok Girls. He is a contributing editor to VQR.
Jo Watson Hackl, author of Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe, grew up in rural Mississippi. Now, she lives in Greenville, S.C., with her family. She graduated from Millsaps College and Yale Law School, and founded outdoorosity.org. Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe is an Indie Next and Okra Pick, and won the Southern Book Prize.
Grace Elizabeth Hale, author of Cool Town: How Athens, Georgia, Launched Alternative Music and Changed American Culture, is the Commonwealth Professor of American Studies and History at UVA. Her previous books include A Nation of Outsiders: How the White Middle Class Fell in Love with Rebellion in Postwar America and Making Whiteness: The Culture of Segregation in the South, 1890-1940.
Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, author of Sisters and Rebels: A Struggle for the Soul of America, is the founding director of the Southern Oral History Program and the Julia Cherry Spruill Professor of History Emerita at UNC-Chapel Hill. She is also the author of Revolt Against Chivalry and Like a Family.
Njelle W. Hamilton, author of Phonographic Memories, is assistant professor of English and African-American and African Studies at UVA. She specializes in 20th and 21st century Caribbean literary and cultural studies, especially the impact of music and trauma on novelistic narrative.
Katrice Hardy is the executive editor of the Greenville News and the South Regional Editor for USA Today Network, overseeing news organizations in South Carolina, North Carolina, Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi. Previously, Hardy worked at the Virginian-Pilot where she was the managing editor.
Claudrena N. Harold, coeditor with Louis P. Nelson of Charlottesville 2017: The Legacy of Race and Inequity, is professor of History and African American and African Studies at the University of Virginia and the author of New Negro Politics in the Jim Crow South.
Sharon Harrigan is the author of the novel, Half, and the memoir, Playing with Dynamite. She has published widely in venues such as The New York Times and Virginia Quarterly Review. She teaches at WriterHouse.
Alex Harris, co-author of Where We Find Ourselves: The Photographs of Hugh Mangum, 1897-1922, is a writer, photographer, and a founder of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, where he has taught for many years.
Hope M. Harrison, author of After the Berlin Wall: Memory and the Making of the New Germany, 1989 to the Present, is a historian at The George Washington University. She is a world-renowned expert on the Berlin Wall with frequent media appearances.
Vashti Harrison, author of Little Legends, earned her MFA in film/video from CalArts and her BA from the University of Virginia. Her experimental films and documentaries have shown around the world at film festivals. After a brief stint in television as a production coordinator, she is now a freelance graphic designer and a picture-book illustrator. She lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Gar Anthony Haywood, author of Good Man Gone Bad, is the Shamus and Anthony Award–winning of twelve crime novels, including six featuring African-American private investigator Aaron Gunner. His novels have been praised by the New York Times and earned starred reviews from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly.
Paul Heitsch is an audiobook narrator and producer whose works span multiple genres, including romance, contemporary fiction, science fiction, and non-fiction. As of this writing he has performed over 180 titles, many for independently-published authors.
Bernard L. Herman, author of A South You Never Ate: Savoring Flavors and Stories from the Eastern Shore of Virginia, researches, writes, and teaches while serving as the George B. Tindall Distinguished Professor of Southern Studies and Folklore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Adriana Herrera, author of American Love Story, is an Afro-Dominicana who loves writing romance full of people who look and sound like her people getting unapologetic happy endings. Her debut novel, American Dreamer, was featured on Entertainment Weekly, NPR, Book Riot, and the TODAY Show on NBC. She lives in New York City.
Justene Hill Edwards is assistant professor of African-American history at the University of Virginia. She is the author of the forthcoming book, Black Markets: The Slaves’ Economy and Capitalist Enterprise in South Carolina.
Jody Hobbs Hesler is a teacher at WriterHouse in Charlottesville, Va. Her work appears or is forthcoming in North America Review’s Open Space, CRAFT, Pithead Chapel, The Rumpus, and elsewhere.
Rick Hodges, author of To Follow Elephants, is a professional writer in Washington, D.C., by day, and author and playwright by night. He earned his BA from the University of Virginia in 1987. He lives in Arlington with his wife and two daughters.
Cary Holladay, author of Brides in the Sky: Stories and a Novella, has published seven previous volumes of fiction. Her awards include an O. Henry Prize and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. A native of Virginia, she teaches at the University of Memphis.
Bruce Holsinger, author of The Gifted School, is Linden Kent Memorial Professor of English at the University of Virginia. His previous books include the award-winning historical novels A Burnable Book and The Invention of Fire as well as several nonfiction books on literature and history. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.