Mark Habeeb

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

The Harvest Baker

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.

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Grace Hale

A Nation of Outsiders: How the White Middle-Class Fell in Love with Rebellion in Postwar America

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.

Genre: Non-Fiction

Susan Hankla

Clinch River

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.

Genre: Poetry

A.G. Harmon

Some Bore Gifts: Stories

Due to unforeseen circumstances, A.G. Harmon has had to cancel his participation.

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.

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Kristen Harmon

Tripping the Tale Fantastic: Weird Fiction by Deaf and Hard of Hearing Writers

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.

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Richard Harris

Rigor Mortis: How Sloppy Science Creates Worthless Cures, Crushes Hope, and Wastes Billions

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.

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Cora Harvey Armstrong

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.”

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Angela Hattery

Policing Black Bodies: How Black Lives are Surveilled and How to Work for Change

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.

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Julian Maxwell Hayter

The Dream Is Lost: Voting Rights and the Politics of Race in Richmond, Virginia

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.

Genre: Non-Fiction

Matthew Hedstrom

The Rise of Liberal Religion: Book Culture and American Spirituality in the Twentieth Century

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.

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Nicole Hemmer

Messengers of the Right: Conservative Media and the Transformation of American Politics

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.

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Suzanne Henry

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.

Genre: Romance

Mark Henshaw

The Last Man in Tehran

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.

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Barbara Heritage

Barbara Heritage, curator of the recent Rotunda exhibit, “Shaping Eyre: Charlotte Bronte’s Classic Novel in 200 Objects,” is the associate director and curator of collections at Rare Book School at UVA. She is writing a book that delves into Bronte’s writing process and development as an author.

Genre: Fiction

Monica Hesse

American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land

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.

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Christopher Jon Heuer

Tripping the Tale Fantastic: Weird Fiction by Deaf and Hard of Hearing Writers

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.

Genre: Fiction

Carmenita Higginbotham

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.

Genre: Non-Fiction

William Hitchcock

The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s

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.

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Hermione Hoby

Neon in Daylight

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.

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Cara Hoffman


Due to unforeseen circumstances, Cara Hoffman has had to cancel her participation.

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.

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Carl Hoffman

The Last Wild Men of Borneo: A True Story of Death and Treasure

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.

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Marcus Holmes

Face-to-Face Diplomacy: Social Neuroscience and International Relations

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.

Genre: Non-Fiction

Sherman Holmes

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.


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Clark Hoyt

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.

Genre: Non-Fiction