Featured Authors, Panelists, and Other Participants

This page will be updated weekly.

Check here often to find out who will be appearing at the 2019 Louisiana Book Festival.

    A

  • Thomas Aiello
  • Gabriela Alemán
  • J.T. Alexandry
  • Adi Alsaid
  • Barry Ancelet
  • Sally Asher
  • Tom Aswell
  • Jami Attenberg
  • Robert Azzarello

  • B

  • Bala J. Baptiste
  • Erin Bass
  • Shane Bauer
  • Jack Bedell
  • Chanelle Benz
  • Katie Bickham
  • John Biguenet
  • Brian Birnbaum
  • Andrea Bobotis
  • Alexis Braud
  • Sandra Bretting
  • Corey Brettschneider
  • George Brewington
  • Daniel Brook
  • Sarah M. Broom
  • Catharine Savage Brosman
  • Jim Brown
  • Tiffany Brownlee
  • Maggie Bunn
  • Rosalind Bunn
  • Anne Butler
  • Ellen Byron

  • C

  • Bryan Camp
  • Catherine Campanella
  • Richard Campanella
  • Alton Carter
  • Laura Cayouette
  • Casey Cep
  • Kim Chance
  • Allen Cheney
  • Monique Boutté Christina
  • Cherie Claire
  • Tena Clark
  • Thomas Cole
  • Dave Connis
  • Nicole Cooley
  • Peter Cooley
  • Nick Courage
  • Steve Courtney
  • John Coykendall
  • Marita Waywood Crandle
  • Robin Crawford
  • Susan Cushman

  • D

  • Natalie Dajko
  • Michael Datcher
  • Mason Deaver
  • Danielle Del Sol
  • Rebecca Feeney Dohery
  • Samantha Downing
  • Johnette Downing
  • Michael Downs
  • Rita Dragonette
  • Lindsey Duga

    F

  • Sara Faring
  • Mike Fawer
  • Andrew Feldman
  • Lydia Fenet
  • Michele Filgate
  • Jeremy Finley
  • John K. Flores
  • Viola Fontenot
  • Joe Formichella
  • Tina Freeman
  • J. Bruce Fuller
  • Claire Fullerton

  • G

  • J. Matthew Gallman
  • Marcia Gaudet
  • R.C. George
  • John Gery
  • S. Derby Gisclair
  • Kathleen Glasgow
  • Melody Golding
  • Chris Granger
  • Rannah Gray
  • Tony Graphia
  • Dari L. Green
  • Merrill Guillory
  • Minrose Gwin

  • H

  • Alyson Hagy
  • Erin Hahn
  • Jessica Handler
  • Antoinette Harrell
  • Jesse Haynes
  • David Hornbuckle
  • Suzanne Hudson
  • Susan Hymel

  • J

  • Abby Jimenez
  • Caleb Johnson
  • Michelle Johnson
  • Florence Jumonville

  • K

  • Rodger Kamenetz
  • Colleen Kane
  • Elizabeth Keenan
  • Rick Kelley
  • Leland Kent
  • Karen Kersting
  • Adib Khorram
  • Michael Knight
  • Dylan Krieger

  • L

  • Margaret David Laborde
  • Amanda LaFleur
  • Chip Landry
  • Steve Landry
  • Susan Langenhennig
  • P.M. LaRose
  • Susan Larson
  • Dorie LaRue
  • Jennifer Levasseur
  • Josh Levin
  • Shane Lief
  • Marybeth Lima
  • Mariama J. Lockington
  • Alecia P. Long
  • Catherine Lowe
  • Steve Luxenberg

    M

  • Mikko Macchione
  • Paul Mainieri
  • Louis Maistros
  • Mary Manhein
  • Robert Mann
  • Bev Marshall
  • Clare L. Martin
  • Michael S. Martin
  • Matt McCarthy
  • John McCusker
  • L.L. McKinney
  • Kembrew McLeod
  • Margaret McMullan
  • Casey McQuiston
  • Christina Melton
  • Ashlee Michot
  • Derek Milman
  • Marian D. Moore
  • Jesse Morgan-Owens
  • Brenda Mounier

  • N

  • Stella Nesanovich
  • Jenn P. Nguyen


  • P

  • Zella Palmer
  • Olivia McNeely Pass
  • Leif Nedland Pedersen
  • Alison Pelegrin
  • Christopher G. Peña
  • Jessica Pennington
  • Nancy Penrose
  • Miki Pfeffer
  • Faye Phillips
  • Hannah Pittard
  • Rickey E. Pittman
  • John Pope
  • Regina Porter
  • Cathy C. Post
  • Steph Post
  • Jasper Price

  • R

  • Kevin Rabalais
  • Lee Brandt Randall
  • Mary Lynn Randall
  • Julian Rankin
  • Jennifer Reeser
  • Andrew Reeves
  • Kristi Guillory Reid
  • Scott Reintgen
  • Nathaniel Rich
  • Brad Richard
  • Charles E. Richard
  • Gary Richards
  • Charles A. Riddle III
  • Emily Roberson
  • Robin Roberts
  • Erin Rovin
  • Maurice Carlos Ruffin
  • Tom Ryan

    S

  • Matt Sakakeeny
  • Mona Lisa Saloy
  • Kathleen Schrenk
  • Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
  • Richard Sexton
  • Aaron Sheehan-Dean
  • Joseph Arthur Simon
  • Cody Smith
  • Jason N. A. Smith
  • John Warner Smith
  • Shawn Smucker
  • RuthAnne Snow
  • Jeanne Pitre Soileau
  • J. Steven Spires
  • Shalanda Stanley
  • Mary Ann Sternberg
  • Suzanne Stone
  • Sephanie Kate Strohm
  • Ron Swoboda

  • T

  • William Thibodeaux

  • V

  • Melissa Vandiver
  • Kezia Vida

  • W

  • Leslie A. Wade
  • Bryan Wagner
  • Brian Walter
  • Christina Ward
  • Jasmine Warga
  • Brittany Wattenbarger
  • Pam Wattenbarger
  • Alexandrea Weis
  • Ken Wells
  • Gail White
  • Liz Williams
  • Clive Wilson
  • Gwendolyn Womack
  • Albert Woodfox
  • Angus Woodward
  • Snowden Wright

  • Y

  • Leslie C. Youngblood
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Book-loving volunteers are essential to the Louisiana Book Festival's success. Whether it's escorting authors, guiding visitors, selling refreshments, working with children in the Young Readers Pavilion or other fun and rewarding assignments, the Louisiana Book Festival wants you to join the volunteer team.

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