Past Evenings with Authors or special literary event Guests

Diane Ackerman
Edward Albee
Henry Alford
Isabel Allende
Kurt Andersen
Richard Anderson
Marie Arana
Elizabeth Arthur
Nicholson Baker
Russell Baker
Julian Barnes
Dave Barry
Charles Baxter
Louis Bayard
Ann Beattie
Melanie Benjamin
John Berendt
A. Scott Berg
Elizabeth Berg
Suzanne Berne
Steve Berry
Lisa Black
Lawrence Block
Roy Blount, Jr.
Robert Bly
Chris Bohjalian
Fergus Bordewich
Noah Boyd
T.C. Boyle
Taylor Branch
Rita Mae Brown
Sandra Brown
Don Bruns
Bill Bryson
ArtBuchwald
Kevin Buckley
Matt Burgess
Augusten Burroughs
Frederick Busch
Candace Bushnell
Ethan Canin
Jeanette Canyon
Ron Carlson
Raymond Carver
Lorene Cary
Terry Cheney
Tracy Chevalier
Lee Child
Maxine Clair
Mary Jane Clark
Chris Cleave
Lucille Clifton
Randy Cohen
Michael Connelly
Claire Cook
Justin Cronin
Sloane Crosley
Lynn Cullen
Phoebe Damrosch
Mark Dantzer
Brent Davis
Kenneth Davis
Marisa de los Santos
Pete Dexter
Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Steve Doocy
Michael Dorris
Tim Dorsey
Rita Dove
Firoozeh Dumas
Pam Durban
Janis Heaphy Durham
Allan Eckert
Clyde Edgerton
Jennifer Egan
Gretel Ehrlich
Nathan Englander
Louise Erdrich
Janet Evanovich
Erin M. Evans
Luke Fech
Bruce Feiler
Dorothea Benton Frank
Diana Britt Franklin
Ian Frazier
Ernest Gaines
Mary Gaitskill
Lisa Gardner
Jason Gay
William Geroux
Tess Gerritsen
Kaye Gibbons
Nikki Giovanni
Myla Goldberg
Carol Goodman
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Mary Gordon
Sue Grafton
David Grann
Lisa Green
Marilyn Greenwald
Ed Greenwood
James Grippando
Doris Grumbach
Allan Gurganus
Annabelle Gurwitch
Beth Gutcheon
Robert Haas
Jennifer Haigh
Jane Hamilton
Kristin Hannah
Joanne Harris
Wil Haygood
Shelby Hearon
Cynthia Heimel
Peter Heller
Edward Hirsch
Gretchen Hirsch
Alice Hoffman
Carl Hoffman
Ann Hood
Nancy Horan
Tony Horwitz
Maureen Howard
Molly Ivins
A.J. Jacobs
Susan Jacoby
J.A. Jance
Gish Jen
Craig Johnson
Edward P. Jones
Kaylie Jones
Joe Kanon
Jon Katz
Garrison Keillor
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Laurie R. King
Maxine Hong Kingston
Harrison Kinney
Lisa Klein
Christina Baker Kline
Chuck Klosterman
P.F. Kluge
Josh Kornbluth
Maxine Kumin
Allen Lacy
Ann Lamott
Erik Larson
Kate Clifford Larson
Fran Lebowitz
Elmore Leonard
John Lescroart
Alan Lightman
Elinor Lipman
Laura Lippman
David Liss
Peter Lovesey
Alison Lurie
Lisa Lutz
Jacki Lyden
Ann Marie MacDonald
Debbie Macomber
Gregory Maguire
Merrill Markoe
Paule Marshall
Valerie Martin
Kati Marton
Bobbie Ann Mason
Chris Matthews
Joyce Maynard
Stephen McCauley
Jill McCorkle
MalachyMcCourt
Alice McDermott
Rollie McKenna
Paula McLain
Terry McMillan
Burgess Meredith
Claire Messud
Duane Michals
Candice Millard
Sue Miller
Wendell Minor
Christopher Moore
Katherine Mosby
Faye Moskowitz
Bharti Mukherjee
Sena Jeter Naslund
Gloria Naylor
Viet Thanh Nguyen
Audrey Niffenegger
Laurie Notaro
Stewart O'Nan
P.J. O'Rourke
Susan Orlean
Suze Orman
Ann Packer
Grace Paley
Jane Pauley
Chris Pavone
Matthew Pearl
Allison Pearson
Tom Perrotta
Anne Perry
Jayne Anne Phillips
Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Samuel Pickering
Jodi Picoult
Michael Pollan
Reynolds Price
Joe Queenan
Anna Quindlen
David Rakoff
Ruth Reichl
Kathy Reichs
Rick Reilly
Nicholas Reynolds
Richard Rhodes
Luanne Rice
Celia Rivenbark
Jerry Roscoe
Roger Rosenblatt
Amy Krause Rosenthal
Julie Rosso
Julie Rubini
Karen Russell
Mary Doria Russell
R.A. Salvatore
Sydney Schanberg
Randall Lee Schieber
John Burnham Schwartz
Lisa Scottoline
John Searles
Damion Searls
David Sedaris
Lisa See
Jeff Shaara
Maggie Shipstead
Mona Simpson
Karin Slaughter
Alexander McCall Smith
Lee Smith
Martin Cruz Smith
Tatjana Soli
Susan Stamberg
Garth Stein
Jeffrey Steingarten
James B. Stewart
Lori Stokes
Elizabeth Strout
Susan Sturgill
J. Courtney Sullivan
James L. Swanson
Amy Tan
Peter Taylor
The Onion
Jeffrey Toobin
Adriana Trigiani
Scott Turow
Thrity Umrigar
John Updike
Susan Vreeland
Bruce Weber
Glen Weldon
Carol Weston
Bailey White
Edmund White
Colson Whitehead
Gregory Howard Williams
Simon Winchester
Jacqueline Winspear
Tobias Wolf
Geoffrey Wolff
Hilma Wolitzer
Meg Wolitzer
Lee Woodruff

Past Summer Literary Picnic Guests

Lee K. Abbott
Arnold Adoff
Candyce Barnes
Christopher Barzak
Steven Bauer
Carrie Bebris
Joe Blundo
Don Bogen
Kevin Boyle
Jeni Britton Bauer
Pat Wynn Brown
Don Bruns
Carla Buckley
Heather Byer
Christopher Canyon
Jeanette Canyon
Robert Canzoneri
Dan Chaon
Pauline Chen
David Citino
Brock Clarke
Wil Clay
Rachel Cline
Tony Cochran
Joan Connor
Bill Corbett
Jennifer Crusie
Sharon Davies
Brent Davis
Mark Dawidziak
Michael Dirda
Sharon Draper
Luke Fech
Charlene Fix
Robert Flanagan
Denise Fleming
Amanda Flower
Lyn Ford
Diana Britt Franklin
Abby Frucht
P.L. Gaus
Joseph Geha
David Giffels
Robert Greer
Sarah Gridley
Lucrecia Guerrero
Ann Hagedorn
Richard Hague
Jack Hanna
Karen Harper
Sharon Hatfield
Christine Hayes
William McCranor Henderson
Michelle Herman
Amy Hest
Gretchen Hirsch
Gregory Hischak
Craig Holden
Eve Horowitz
James Howe
Andrew Hudgins
Bob Hunter
Lewis Hyde
Michael Grant Jaffe
John Kachuba
Kevin Keating
Julia Keller
Steven Kellogg
Katrina Kittle
Lisa Klein
Kathryn Kramer
Lee Kravitz
Stephen Kuusisto
Lynn Lauber
Rob Levandoski
Franz Lidz
Chris Llewellyn
David Lynn
Herbert Woodward Martin
Lee Martin
Jack Matthews
Lew McCreary
Craig McDonald
Erin McGraw
Scott McKenzie
Paula McLain
Claire McMillan
Susan Meddaugh
Tony Mendoza
Alyce Miller
Evan Morris
Toni Morrison
Doug Motz
Geoff Nelson
Mark O'Donnell
Molly O'Neill
Margaret Peterson Haddix
Laura Archer Pulfer
Brad Ricca
Edward Roach
Les Roberts
William Roorbach
Jerry Roscoe
Cynthia Rylant
James Salter
Scott Sanders
Joe Santry
Sally Savic
Randall Lee Schieber
Connie Schultz
Lore Segal
Sharon Short
Jay Siegel
Maggie Smith
Rick Sowash
Elizabeth Spires
Neil Steinberg
Janet Stevens
Leah Stewart
Brian Strause
Susan Sturgill
Sherri Szeman
Annabel Thomas
Mark Titus
James Tobin
Stephanie Tolan
Jim Tootle
Anne Trubek
Doreen Uhas-Sauer
Elizabeth Dewberry Vaughn
Joseph Vogel
Ellen Waddell
Robert Wechsler
Andrew Welsh-Huggins
Patricia Westfall
Sheila Williams
James Willis
Sarah Willis
Alexis Wilson
Mark Winegardner
Kathy Wollard
Robin Yocum
David Young

Past Writers-in-Residence

Crystal Allen
Lou Anders
Doris Jean Austin
Doug Bauer
Gloria Baxter
Pinckney Benedict
Wendell Berry
Nat Brandt
Carlyle Brown
Lilli Carré
Christopher Corbett
Alfred Corn
Tony Crunk
John Daniel
Barbara Dimmick
Paula DiPerna
Nodar Djin
Meg Files
Catherine Filloux
Leah Kornffeld Friedman
Lise Funderbung
Carolyn Gage
Donna Gephart
Alan Gratz
Masha Hamilton
Ron Hansen
Wil Haygood
Laurie Hertzel
Kathryn Hewitt
Laurie Miller Hornik
Paul Hornschemeier
Jane Howard
Erich Hoyt
Tara Ison
Joe Jackson
Julie Jensen
Elizabeth Kadetsky
Gus Kaikkonen
Jane Kelley
Sam Kelley
Colleen Kelly
Kristen Kittcher
Katrina Kittle
Alice Klement
Elaine Liner
Keith McGowan
Deirdre McNamer
Martha McPhee
Peter Meinke
Jim Merriner
Eugene Meyer
Liza Monroy
Lavonne Mueller
John Nance
Don Nigro
William O'Rourke
Shelley Pearsall
Leila Philip
Ed Piskor
Carol Potter
Sara Pritchard
Lia Purpura
Arlene Schulman
Enid Shomer
Sharon Short
Marina Shron
Alan Silberberg
Brian Silberman
Randall Silvis
Hope Anita Smith
TobySmith
Laurie Stone
Caridad Svich
Sam Swope
Natasha Tarpley
Richard Thorman
Patricia Traxler
Lucy Wang
Deborah Wiles
Ronald Wimberley
Matthew Witten
Burton H. Wolfe
Lisa Yee
Y. York
Nolan Zavoral

Past Guests at the Thurber Birthday Gala

Steven Anderson
Charles Barsotti
Nat Benchley
Andy Borowitz
Christopher Buckley
Victoria Chess
Cathy Crimmins
Prudence Crowther
Larry Doyle
Bob Edwards
Jules Feiffer
Adam Gopnik
Mary Trapp Gray
Bob Greene
Mary Cleere Haran
Steve Hely
Joe Keenan
Catherine Kenney
J. Patrick Lewis
Robert Mankoff
Patricia Marx
George Plimpton
Steve Rushin
Peter Schickele
Julie Schumacher
Marc Simont
Jon Stewart
Calvin Trillin
William Windom
Alan Zweibel