Penguin Speakers Bureau

Featured Speakers

Adam Gidwitz

Award-Winning and New York Times-Bestselling Author of In a Glass Grimmly and A Tale Dark and Grimm

Ahmed Rashid

Journalist and Author of Descent into Chaos and Pakistan on the Brink

Annabelle Gurwitch

Actress, Humorist, and Author of I See You Made an Effort

Beth Hoffman

New York Times Bestselling Author of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt and Looking For Me

Bethany McLean

Vanity Fair Contributing Editor and Co-Author of All the Devils are Here and the National Bestseller The Smartest Guys...

Bich Minh Nguyen

Author of Pioneer Girl, Stealing Buddha's Dinner and Short Girls

Blaine Harden

Journalist and Author of Escape from Camp 14

Carlos Andrés Gómez

Iconic Performer and Author of Man Up

Carne Ross

Author of The Leaderless Revolution and Founder of Independent Diplomat

Caroline Arnold

Award-Winning Wall Street Expert and Author of Small Move, Big Change

Chang-rae Lee

New York Times Bestselling Author of The Surrendered and Native Speaker

Charlaine Harris

New York Times Bestselling-Author of the Sookie Stackhouse Novels, the Basis for the Hit HBO Series True Blood...

Craig M. Mullaney

Author of The Unforgiving Minute: A Soldier's Education

Damien Echols & Lorri Davis

Documentarians, experts on the justice system and speakers on Life After Death

Danielle Evans

Author of Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self and Recipient of the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35”...

Dante Chinni

Journalist and Author of Our Patchwork Nation: The Surprising Truth About the 'Real' America

Dave Isay

Founder of StoryCorps and Editor of Ties That Bind, Listening Is an Act of Love, Mom and All There Is: Love Stories...

David Laskin

Bestselling Author of The Family and The Children's Blizzard

David Nasaw

Award-Winning Biographer and New York Times-Bestselling Author of The Patriarch and Andrew Carnegie

David Owen

The New Yorker Staff Writer; Author of Green Metropolis and The Conundrum

Deborah Blum

Pultizer-Prize Winner and Author of The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age...

Deborah Harkness

Author of the New York Times Bestselling All Souls Trilogy

Dinaw Mengestu

Named one of The New Yorker’s “20 Under 40” Writers to Watch and Author of The Beautiful Things That Heaven...

Doc Hendley

Founder and President of Wine to Water, CNN Hero, and Author of Wine to Water

Donovan Hohn

Journalist and Bestselling Author of Moby-Duck

Dr. Shimi Kang, MD

Child and Youth Psychiatrist, Human Motivation Expert, and Author of The Dolphin Way

Edward Humes

Pulitzer Prize-winning Author of Garbology

Eileen Rockefeller

Author, Social Entrepreneur, and Venture Philanthropist

Eli Pariser

Board President of, Cofounder of Upworthy, and Author of The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding...

Frank Bruni

New York Times Op-Ed Columnist, Former Chief Restaurant Critic for the New York Times, and Bestselling Author of Born...

Gerald Chertavian

CEO and Founder of Year Up and author of A Year Up: Helping Young Adults Move From Poverty to Professional Careers in...

Geraldine Brooks

Author of the Pulitzer Prize-Winning March and the International Bestselling People of the Book

Hanna Rosin

Journalist and Author of The End of Men: And the Rise of Women

Jay Asher

New York Times Bestselling Author of Thirteen Reasons Why and The Future Of Us

Jean Kwok

Award-winning Author of Girl in Translation

Jen Lancaster

New York Times Bestselling-Memoirist and Author of The Tao of Martha

Jenny Lawson

The Bloggess and New York Times Bestselling Author of Let's Pretend This Never Happened

John Coates

Neuroscientist, Former Trader, and Author of The Hour Between Dog and Wolf

John Green

#1 New York Times-Bestselling Author of The Fault in Our Stars and Looking for Alaska; Co-Author of the New York Times...

John Wood

Founder and Board Co-Chairman of Room to Read and Author of Creating Room to Read: A Story of Hope in the Battle for...

Jon Gertner

Journalist and Author of The Idea Factory

Josh Hanagarne

Author of the memoir, The World's Strongest Librarian

Julie Salamon

Award-Winning Journalist, Author, and Critic

Junot Díaz

Author of New York Times Bestsellers The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and This is How You Lose Her; Winner of the...

Kathryn Stockett

Author of the New York Times Bestseller The Help

Kathryn Stockett and Tate Taylor

Author of The Help and Writer/Director of the movie adaptation of The Help

Kenan Trebincevic

Author of the Forthcoming Memoir The Bosnia List

Kjerstin Gruys

Author of Mirror, Mirror Off the Wall

Koren Zailckas

Author of Fury: A Memoir and the International Bestseller Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood

Laura Moriarty

Author of the New York Times Bestseller The Chaperone

Leigh Gallagher

Journalist, Fortune Editor and Author of The End of the Suburbs

Lesley Hazleton

Award-winning Journalist, Historian, Blogger, and Author of The First Muslim

Manuel Gonzales

Author of The Miniature Wife and Executive Director of Austin Bat Cave

Mark Kurlansky

New York Times Bestselling-Author of Cod, Salt, and The Food of a Younger Land

Mary Williams

Author, activist, traveler

Masha Gessen

Russian and U.S. Journalist, Activist, and Author

Meg Wolitzer

Author of The Interestings and The Ten-Year Nap

Melody Moezzi

Iranian-American Muslim activist, attorney, and award-winning author

Mohsin Hamid

Best-Selling Author of Moth Smoke, The Reluctant Fundamentalist and How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia

Moustafa Bayoumi

Journalist and Author of How Does it Feel to Be a Problem? Being Young and Arab in America

Najla Said

Actress, Playwright and Author of the Memoir Looking for Palestine: Growing Up Confused in an Arab-American Family...

Nataly Kelly

Co-author of Found in Translation and VP of Market Development with Smartling, Inc.

Novella Carpenter

Freelance Journalist and Author of Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer and The Essential Urban Farmer

Patty Chang Anker

Good Housekeeping "Blogger We Love", Author of Some Nerve, Yoga Teacher, Fear-Tamer

Paul Greenberg

James Beard Award-Winning Author of the New York Times Bestseller Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food

Philip Delves Broughton

Journalist and Bestselling Author of Ahead of the Curve and The Art of the Sale

Ping Fu

Co-Founder of Geomagic, Author of Bend, Not Break, Chief Strategy Officer of 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD)

R. Dwayne Betts

Author of A Question of Freedom and National Spokesperson for the Campaign for Youth Justice

Roger Lowenstein

Financial Journalist and Bestselling Author of The End of Wall Street

Ron Chernow

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author of Washington: A Life

Ron Currie, Jr.

Award-Winning Author of Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles, Everything Matters! and God is Dead

Ruta Sepetys

International Bestselling Author of Between Shades of Gray and Out of the Easy

Scott Schuman

Creator of The Sartorialist, Fashion Photographer and Blogger

Stephen Dau

Author of The Book of Jonas

Steve Coll

Two-time Pulitzer Prize Winner, New Yorker Staff Writer, and Author of Private Empire, Ghost Wars and The Bin Ladens...

Steve Lopez

Author of The Soloist: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music

Steven Galloway

Author of The Cellist of Sarajevo

Stewart O’Nan

Bestselling Novelist of Last Night at the Lobster House, The Odds and Emily, Alone

Taiye Selasi

Critically Acclaimed Author of Ghana Must Go

Tanner Colby

Author of Some of My Best Friends Are Black

Thomas Chatterton Williams

Author of Losing My Cool: How a Father's Love and 15,000 Books Beat Hip-hop Culture

Thomas Dyja

Author of The Third Coast: When Chicago Built the American Dream

Thomas E. Ricks

Pulitzer Prize–Winning Washington Post Journalist and Bestselling Author of Fiasco and The Generals

Twesigye Jackson Kaguri

2012 CNN Hero, Founder and Executive Director of Nyaka AIDS Orphan Project, and Author of A School for My Village...

Victor Wooten

Musician, Bassist, Naturalist, and Author of The Music Lesson

Victoria Sweet

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Prize-winning Historian, and Author of God's Hotel

Will Allen

CEO of Growing Power, MacArthur Genius Award Winner, and Author of The Good Food Revolution

William Deresiewicz, Ph.D.

Author of A Jane Austen Education

Zach Wahls

LGBT Rights Advocate and Author of My Two Moms

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