Anri Yasuda

Anri Yasuda teaches about Japanese literature and film at the Department of East Asian Languages, Literatures and Cultures at UVa. Her research focuses on the evolution of modern aesthetic sensibilities in early twentieth-century Japanese literature.

Genre: Non-Fiction

Joe Yonan

Cool Beans: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Versatile Plant-Based Protein, with 125 Recipes

Joe Yonan, author of Cool Beans, is the food and dining editor of The Washington Post, where he also writes the “Weeknight Vegetarian” column. He has won multiple awards from the James Beard Foundation, the International Association of Culinary Professionals, and the Association of Food Journalists.

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

Howard Yoon

Howard Yoon is a literary agent and principal of the Ross Yoon Agency in Washington, D.C., where he specializes in narrative nonfiction, history, memoir, science, current events, politics, and popular culture.

Speaker's: Website Twitter Genre: Publishing

Timothy Young


Timothy Young, author of untitled, always wondered who made the toys he played with, who wrote and illustrated the books he read, and who made the cartoons he watched. He grew up to be one of the people who got to do all of them. He is the author-illustrator of eleven picture books.

Speaker's: Website Instagram Facebook Twitter Genre: Children/Youth