Speakers

Jennifer L. Lawless

Jennifer L. Lawless, author of News Hole: The Demise of Local Journalism and Politics Engagement, is the Leone Reeves and George Spicer Professor of Politics at UVA, where she serves …

Dustin Lee

Dustin Lee is a fourth grade teacher at Virginia Run Elementary School in Fairfax, Virginia. He enjoys pursuing new challenges, spending time with his wife and two amazing kids, and …

Lara Lee

Lara Lee, author of Coconut & Sambal: Recipes from My Indonesian Kitchen, is an Indonesian and Australian chef and food writer. She trained at Leiths School of Food and Wine …

Amy Lee-Tai

Amy Lee-Tai is the author of A Place Where Sunflowers Grow, a picture book informed by her family’s Japanese American incarceration experiences. Born in NYC and raised there and in …

Dub Leffler

Dub Leffler, author of Once There Was A Boy, is an Australian illustrator, writer, animator, and mixed media artist, working in the arts through books, film, television, muralism, and art …

Whitney Leopard

Whitney Leopard is the senior editor at Random House Graphic. She has been editing comics for nearly a decade with notable titles like Lumberjanes, Adventure Time, and R.L. Stine’s Just …

Ed Lin

Ed Lin, author of David Tung Can’t Have a Girlfriend Until He Gets Into an Ivy League College, is a native New Yorker of Taiwanese and Chinese descent. He is …

Tony Tian-Ren Lin

Tony Tian-Ren Lin, author of Prosperity Gospel Latinos and Their American Dream, is vice president of Institutional Advancement and Research at New York Theological Seminary. Previously, he was a research …

Jacqueline Lipton

Jacqui Lipton, author of Law and Authors: A Legal Handbook for Writers is a literary agent, law professor, and attorney with international experience in teaching authors and creative artists about …

Sylvia Liu

Sylvia Liu, author of Manatee’s Best Friend, grew up with books and daydreams in Caracas, Venezuela. Once an environmental attorney protecting the oceans, she now spins stories for children, inspired …

James Livingood

Jeb Livingood is the associate director of the UVA Creative Writing Program and the series editor for Best New Poets.

Karen Long

Karen Long is manager of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, established in 1935 and the only juried prize for the best books each year to confront racism and celebrate the rich …

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