Past Authors


The Annapolis Book Festival is known for featuring top fiction and non-fiction authors, year after year. Past authors have included:

Diane Rehm, Michael Hayden, Alberto Gonzales, Lisa Genova, Chris Matthews, Rabia Chaudry, Jim Lehrer, Alice McDermott, Thomas Dolby, April Ryan, Andrea Mitchell, Jeffery Deaver, Gwen Ifill, Laura Lippman, D. Watkins, Jake Tapper, Kenneth Starr, Jonathan Fields, Dee Dee Meyers, Mark Shriver, Kathie Lee Gifford, Debbie Levy, Daniel Pink, and Juan Williams.


2018 Headline Authors

Chris Matthews

Lisa Genova

April Ryan

Authors/Presenters who appeared in 2018: Sebastian Abbot, Rafael Alvarez, Robbi Behr, Roberto Brodsky, T.C. Cameron, Korva Coleman, Tyrese L. Coleman, Stephanie Dray, Kerry Dunnington, Amitai Etzioni, John Eisenberg, Clementine K. Fujimura, Andrea Gonzales, Garrett M. Graff, Annabelle Gurwitch, Jacob S. Hacker, Barbara Bradley Haggerty, Jimin Han, Nawaf Ashur Haskan, Leah Henderson, Mark Hendricks, Lisa Hillman, Meredith Hindley, Chelsea Leigh Horne, Amir Husain, McKay Jenkins, Laura Kamoie, Cheryl Klam, Matthew Klam, Iris Krasnow, Drew Magary, Michael E. Mann, Khet Mar, Chris Matthews, J.G. McClure, Leeya Mehta, Liza Mundy, Miles O'Brien, Bethanne Patrick, Courtney Pippin-Mathur, Amy Poeppel, Daniel Pink, Denise Robbins, Ericka Robuck, April Ryan, Paul Scharre, Lynn Auld Schwartz, Jared Yates Sexton, Amy Siskind, Brad Snyder, JJ Strong, Matthew Swanson, Evan Thomas, Tom Toles, Grant Wahl, Heather Webb

2017 HEADLINE AUTHORS



Michael V. Hayden

Michael V. Hayden Playing to the Edge

Thomas Dolby

Thomas Dolby The Speed of Sound

Mark K. Shriver

Mark K. Shriver Pilgrimage


Authors/Presenters who appeared in 2017: Jonathan S. Addleton, Beebe Bahrami, Sybil Baker, Louis Bayard, Gary Belsky, Marie Benedict, Stephens Broening, Kate Anderson Brower, Stacia L. Brown, Rabia Chaudry, Alejandro Danois, Jeffery Deaver, Stefanie DeLuca, Dario DiBattista, Thomas Dolby, Kathry J. Edin, Jennifer Farley, Suzanne Feldman, Jonathan Fields, Amy Gary, John Gilstrap, Pamela Haag, Colin D. Halloran, Lauren Kay Halloran, Michael V. Hayden, Frederic B. Hill, Tom Horton, Margaret Hutton, Dini Duran Karasik, Brendan Kiely, Debbie Levy, Greer Macallister, Peter Manseau, Lisa Maxwell, Richard McCann, Eva KL Miller, Barbara Klein Moss, Stewart Moss, Cait Murphy, Daniel Nathan, Daniel Palmer, Matthew Palmer, Bethanne Patrick, Kathy Wielech Patterson, Neal Patterson, Jason Reynolds, Erika Robuck, Mark K. Shriver, Rachel Starnes, Brian W. Stolarz, Marlene Trestman, Timothy Young

2016 HEADLINE AUTHORS



Diane Rehm

On My Own Diane Rehm

Amy Ellis Nutt

Amy Ellis Nutt Becoming Nicole

David E. Hoffman

David Hoffman The Billion Dollar Spy

Authors/Presenters who appeared in 2016: Matt Bai, Claude Berube, Dana Cann, Jen Chaney, Ron Childress, August Cole, Susan Coll, Dan Connelly, Scott Cooper, Joseph Cummins, Matthew Davis, Dario DiBattista, Tim Dinevi, Larry Doyle, Stephanie Dray, Bob Drury, Beth Fantaskey, Jeffrey Greene, Jessie Hartland, David E. Hoffman, Terry Catusus Jennings, Brigid Kemmerer, Ibram X. Kendi, Kathryn Kramer, Jessica Lahey, Allison Leotta, Adele Levine, Greer Macallister, Jamie Madigan, Peter Manseau, T. Michael Martin, Bethany McLean, Reid Mitenbuler, Mark Moyar, Donna Jackson Nakazawa, Doug Norton, Amy Ellis Nutt, Bethanne Patrick, Sarah Pekkanen, Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Gregory Priebe, Nicole Priebe, Ted Rall, Diane Rehm, A. Lynden Rolland, Seton Rossini, Jake Russell, Phyllis Saroff, Canden Schwantes, Chris Scotten, Scott Shane, John Shields, Lauren R. Silberman, Ronald L. Smith, Ben Strauss, Susan Stockdale, Bill Sykan, Evan Thomas, Greg Toppo, Michael J. Tougias, Benjamin Warner, D. Watkins, Tim Weiner, Richard Whittle

Authors/Presenters who appeared in 2015: A.X. Ahmad, Catherine Asaro, Mary Lou Baker, Louis Bayard, Mikita Brottman, Jamie Brown, Tonier Cain, Jack Campbell, W. Joseph Campbell, Andrea Chapin, Edith Ching, Aviva Chomsky, Pamela Constable, Alex Cortright, Timothy Denevi, Jim Dwyer, Amitai Etzioni, Zachary Fallon, Bruce Ferber, Charles E. Gannon, Martin Goldsmith, Alberto R. Gonzales, Kim Greco, David Greene, Jamison Hensley, Kathy Hunt, Rob Kasper, Cheryl Klam, Glen Kurtz, Bill Lambrecht, Eric Lichtblau, Barbara Lockhart, Drew Magary, T. Michael Martin, Suajta Massey, Kembrew McLeod, Kate Milford, Barbara Klein Moss, Michael Moss, Diane Muldrow, Alex Myers, Miles O'Brien, Laura Oliver, John A. Nagl, Bethanne Patrick, Diana Peterfreund, Boog Powell, James Risen, Erika Robuck, Marc Rotenberg, Joe Schreiber, Jason Sheehan, Adam Sobel, Marc Steiner, Neely Tucker, John C. Unitas Jr., Jesse Walker, Gernot Wagner, Sarah Wildman, Timothy Young, Dan Zevin

Authors/Presenters who appeared in 2014: A.X. Ahmad, Kwame Alexander, Paul M. Barrett, Artie Bennett, Louis Bayard, Claude Berube, Michael Buckley, David Chapelle, Angelique Clarke, Alex Cortright, Kevin Cowherd, Catherine Crawford, Bob Ehrlich, Al From, Janice Gary, Elizabeth Glass Geltman, Charles Ota Heller, Daniel Klaidman, Cheryl Klam, Robert Kolker, Iris Krasnow, Debbie Levy, Bill Lusby, Bryan MacKay, Drew Magary, Sujata Massey, Alice McDermott, Seamus McGraw, Emily Miller, Jayne Miller, Edward O. Murdy, John A. Musick, Lea Nolan, Doug Norton, Meg Daley Olmert, Valerie Ormond, Bethanne Patrick, Todd S. Purdum, Michael Rex, A. Lynden Rolland, Penelope Rowlands, John Sazaklis, Jill Smokler, Bruce Spizer, Marianne Szegedy-Maszak, Evan Thomas, Daniel W. Webster, Craig R. Whitney, Tom Wilbur, Juan Williams