Speakers

Siva Vaidhyanathan

Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy

Siva Vaidhyanathan, author of Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy, is the Robertson Professor of Media Studies and director of the Center for Media and Citizenship at UVA. He has contributed to The Nation, Slate, The Washington Post, The New York Times Book Review.

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Rick Van Noy

Sudden Spring: Stories of Adaptation in a Climate-Changed South

Rick Van Noy is the author of Sudden Spring: Stories of Adaptation in a Climate-Changed South and A Natural Sense of Wonder, which won the Reed Award for Outstanding Writing on the Southern Environment. He is a professor of English at Radford University.

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Kristin van Ogtrop

Just Let Me Lie Down: Necessary Terms for the Half-Insane Working Mom

Kristin van Ogtrop is an agent at InkWell Management, specializing in memoir, commercial women’s fiction, and lifestyle titles. She is the former editor-in-chief of Real Simple and the author of Just Let Me Lie Down: Necessary Terms for the Half-Insane Working Mom.

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Jay Varner

Nothing Left to Burn: A Memoir

Jay Varner is the author of Nothing Left to Burn. His writing has appeared in Bomb, Oxford American, and numerous other places. He teaches at James Madison University and Piedmont Virginia Community College.

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Elizabeth Varon

Armies of Deliverance: A New History of the Civil War

Elizabeth R. Varon, author of Armies of Deliverance, is Langbourne M. Williams Professor of American History at UVA and associate director of the John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History. Her books of history and biography have received numerous awards.

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Annelies Verbeke

Thirty Days

Annelies Verbeke, author of Thirty Days, is a writer of novels, short stories and essays. She is also a screenwriter, playwright, and some-time magazine and newspaper columnist. Verbeke’s books have been translated in 24 countries.

 Annelies Verbeke is presented in the 2019 Festival with the support of Flanders State of the Art.

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