Past Authors

Listed below are authors from past lectures listed by year.

2016-2017 Season
Elizabeth George, September 27, 2016
Daniel James Brown, October 6, 2016
Emily St. John Mandel, November 1, 2016
Chris Bohjalian, March 28, 2017
Anthony Doerr, April 12, 2017
Bryan Stevenson, May 2, 2017

2015-2016 Season
Colum McCann, September 15, 2015
Stephen Greenblatt, October 14, 2015
Alice McDermott, November 3, 2015
Roz Chast, March 29, 2016
Joy Harjo, April 19, 2016
George Saunders, May 24, 2016

2014-2015 Season
Scott Simon, October 10, 2014
Mark Bittman, November 5, 2014
Daniel Handler, December 15, 2014
Julia Alvarez, March 31, 2015
Mary Roach, April 21, 2015
Erik Larson, May 19, 2015

2013-2014 Season
Jeffrey Eugenides Oct. 29, 2013
Gail Collins Nov. 26, 2013
Lee Child Dec. 17, 2013
Francine Prose Mar. 11, 2014
Neil Gaiman Apr. 29, 2014
Eric Schlosser May 20, 2014

2012-2013 Season
Isabel Wilkerson. October 03, 2012
Tim Egan, November 12, 2012
T.C. Boyle, December 10, 2012
Jacqueline Woodson, March 04, 2013
Lisa See , April 01, 2013
Jennifer Egan, May 15, 2013

2011-2012 Season
Jonathan Franzen, October 11, 2011
Dennis Lehane, November 1, 2011
Alexandra Fuller, December 5, 2011
Sherman Alexie, March 27, 2012
Laurie King, April 2, 2012
Abraham Verghese, May 7, 2012

2010-2011 Season
Michael Pollan, October 5, 2010
W.S. Merwin, November 9, 2010
Elizabeth Strout, December 21, 2010
Rick Steves, March 15, 2011
Alice Hoffman, April 12, 2011
David Baldacci, May 10, 2011

2009-2010 Season
Khaled Hosseini, October 10, 2009
Geraldine Brooks, November 10, 2009
Peter Hamill, December 9, 2009
Richard Russo, March 16, 2010
Sara Gruen, April 27, 2010
Jeffrey Toobin, May 18, 2010

2008-2009 Season
David Remnick
Carl Hiaasen
Ann Patchett
Sarah Vowell
Marjane Satrapi
Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Ishmael Beah

2007-2008 Season
Erik Larson, October 16, 2007
Tracy Kidder, November 7, 2007
Frank Rich, December 18, 2007
Louise Erdrich, March 11, 2008
Mary Oliver, April 15, 2008
Michael Ondaatje, May 13, 2008

2006-2007 Season
Joyce Carol Oates, October 3, 2006
John Feinstein, November 1, 2006
Barbara Ehrenreich, December 6, 2006
Jonathan Safran Foer, March 14, 2007
Azar Nafisi, April 12, 2007
Norman Mailer & John Buffalo Mailer, May 10, 2007

2005-2006 Season
Henry Petroski, October 11, 2005
Alexander McCall Smith, November 9, 2005
Suzan-Lori Parks, December 7, 2005
Dave Barry, March 1, 2006
Jhumpa Lahiri, April 5, 2006
Sara Paretsky, May 2, 2006

2004-2005 Season
Seamus Heaney, October 13, 2004
John Irving, November 17, 2004
Will Shortz, December 8, 2004
Sue Monk Kidd, March 17, 2005
Walter Dean Myers, April 20, 2005
Simon Winchester, May 12, 2005

2003-2004 Season
Anna Quindlen, October 15, 2003
Laurie Halse Anderson, November 5, 2003
Chris Casson Madden, December 10, 2003
Julia Glass, March 9, 2004
Billy Collins, April 14, 2004
Michael Chabon, May 12, 2004

2002-2003 Season
Ruth Reichl, October 3, 2002
Terry Gross, November 14, 2002
Robert Caro, December 11, 2002
John Edgar Wideman, March 19, 2003
Margaret Atwood, April 9, 2003
Dr. Oliver Sacks, May 8, 2003

2001-2002 Season
David Sedaris, November 8, 2001
Ursula Hegi, December 5, 2001
Amy Tan, February 28, 2002
Anita Shreve, March 12, 2002
Michael Cunningham, April 9, 2002
Richard Ford, May 9, 2002

2000-2001 Season
Walter Mosley, October 4, 2000
Frances Mayes, November 2, 2000
Frank McCourt, December 7, 2000
Bailey White, March 8, 2001
Barry Lopez, April 11, 2001
Robert Pinsky, May 9, 2001

1999-2000 Season
Tony Kushner, October 6, 1999
Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., November 9, 1999
Jules Feiffer, December 9, 1999
Carlos Fuentes, March 16, 2000
John Barth, April 11, 2000
Anne Lamott, May 31, 2000

1998-1999 Season
William Styron, October 21, 1998
Russell Banks, November 18, 1998
Kaye Gibbons, February 11, 1999
Edna O’Brien, March 30, 1999
Derek Walcott, April 27, 1999
Stephen Jay Gould, May 18, 1999

1997-1998 Season
Doris Kearns Goodwin, October 8, 1997
John Updike, November 5, 1997
James McBride, December 17, 1997
Frank McCourt, March 24, 1998
Mary Karr, April 7, 1998
Edward Albee, May 12, 1998

1996-1997 Season
Pat Conroy, October 1, 1996
Ntozake Shange, November 6, 1996
David Halberstam, December 17, 1996
Oscar Hijuelos, March 5, 1997
Carol Shields, April 2, 1997
Diane Ackerman, May 13, 1997

1995-1996 Season
Calvin Trillin, October 11, 1995
John Berendt, November 15, 1995
Isabel Allende, March 12, 1996
Tobias Wolff & Tim O’Brien, April 16, 1996
Jamaica Kincaid, May 7, 1996