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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.