Past Presenters

Lynsey Addario

Liaquat Ahamed

Ayad Akhtar

Mitch Albom

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Lori Alvord

Martin Amis

Richard Appel

Kwame Anthony Appiah

Kit Armstrong

Nick Arvin

Rick Atkinson

Margaret Atwood

Antoine Audouard

Ken Auletta

Andrew Aydin

Jon Robin Baitz

David Barron

Dave Barry

Sebastian Barry

Ishmael Beah

Adrian Bejan

James Bellows

David Benioff

A. Scott Berg

Peter Bergen

Gregory Berns

Jeffrey Bezos

Jill Bialosky

Linda Bierds

Clara Bingham

Coit D. Blacker

Amy Bloom

Roy Blount, Jr.

Roy Bogas

Irene Borger

Rajesh Bose

Charles Brandt

Rosemary Bray

Chloe Breyer

Dr. Joanne Breyer

Justice Stephen Breyer

Breyten Breytenbach

Tom Brokaw

Richard Brookhiser

David Brooks

Angela M. Brown

Daniel James Brown

Jeffrey Brown

Kathleen Brown

Ian Buruma

Paul Buttenwieser

Jason Cahill

Thomas Cahill

Carolee Campbell

Barbara Schuler Canin

Ethan Canin

Stuart Canin

Anne Carey

Eric Carle

Ina Caro

Robert A. Caro

Greg Carr

Lillian Carson

Susan Casey

Michael Chabon

Russell Chatham

Da Chen

Sunny Chen

Harriet Scott Chessman

Nicholas Clapp

Erica Clark

Stanley Cloud

William D. Cohan

Steve Coll

Billy Collins

Neal Conan

Ted Conover

Cristina Ceccatelli Cook

Maureen Corrigan

Aleksandra Crapanzano

Vincent Crapanzano

Karen Crouse

Catherine Crump

William Dalrymple

Antonio Damasio

Hanna Damasio

Edwidge Danticat

Wade Davis

Louise Dennys

Digby Diehl

E. L. Doctorow

Anthony Doerr

Bryan Doerries

Mary Anne Dolan

Gabriel Donohue

Laura K. Donohue

Shaun Donovan

Terry Donnelly

Michael Dorris

Bob Doyle

Richard Dreyfuss

Peter Duchin

Firoozeh Dumas

William Dunlap

Jamie Dutcher

Jim Dutcher

Douglas Dutton

David Eagleman

John T. Edge

Timothy Egan

Dave Eggers

Gretel Ehrlich

Hector Elizondo

Anne Enright

David Epstein

Rafe Esquith

Deborah Fallows

James Fallows

Jay Famiglietti

Paul Farmer

John Felstiner

Mary Felstiner

Niall Ferguson

Timothy Ferris

Sheri Fink

Anne Taylor Fleming

Karl Fleming

Kathleen Foley

Richard Ford

Joanne B. Freeman

Judith Freeman

Ann B. Friedman

Jane Friedman

Thomas L. Friedman

Tad Friend

Alexandra Fuller

Jeanne Gang

Gerald Gardner

Robert M. Gates

James Geary

Timothy Geithner

Tess Gerritsen

Graeme Gibson

Dr. Gary Gitnick

Tom Gjelten

Doris Kearns Goodwin

Richard Goodwin

Annette Gordon-Reed

Jonathan Gottschall

Philip Gourevitch

Vartan Gregorian

Eliza Griswold

Lauren Groff

David Grossman

A. R. “Pete” Gurney

S. C. “Sam” Gwynne

David Halberstam

Jane Hamilton

Jane Hamilton-Merritt

Chad Harbach

Gregory Harrington

Sister Janet Harris

Arlo Haskell

Jeffrey Hatcher

Terrance Hayes

Daniel Hays

Paul Hendrickson

Tony Hernandez

Greg Hess

Amanda Hesser

Peter Hessler

Carl Hiaasen

Oscar Hijuelos

Amb. Christopher Hill

Edward Hirsch

Adam Hochschild

Arlie Russell Hochschild

John Hockenberry

David E. Hoffman

Amb. Richard C.
Holbrooke

Jennifer Homans

Alexandra Horowitz

Eri Hotta

Gary Hunt

Patrick Hunt

Greg Iles

Stanislav Ioudenitch

Maxine Isaacs

Walter Isaacson

Pico Iyer

Phil Jackson

Adrienne Jamieson

Adam Johnson

Craig Johnson

Haynes Johnson

Bret Anthony Johnston

Vernon Jordan, Jr.

Robert Kagan

Maira Kalman

Eduardo Kaplan

Ryszard Kapuscinski

Mary Karr

John Kaye

Juliette N. Kayyem

William Kelly

Thomas Keneally

Danielle Kennedy

David M. Kennedy

Donald Kennedy

William Kennedy

Ann Kerr

Chip Kidd

Tracy Kidder

Jamaica Kincaid

Gary Kinder

Stephen King

W. P. Kinsella

William Kittredge

Phil Klay

Sarah Koenig

Deborah Copaken
Kogan

Ted Kooser

Jean Hanff Korelitz

Richard Koshalek

Bill Kovach

Jane Kramer

Michael Krasny

Gerald Krovatin

Francis Lam

Anne Lamott

Mitch Landrieu

Erik Larson

Nam Le

Min Jin Lee

Dennis Lehane

Jonah Lehrer

Mark Leibovich

Jonathan Lethem

Phillip Levine

Congressman
John Lewis

Yiyun Li

Reed Lindsay

John Lithgow

Barry Lopez

Sterling Lord

Los Angeles Children’s
Chorus – Chamber Singers

Joe Loya

Julie Lythcott-Haims

David Macaulay

Helen Macdonald

Larissa MacFarquhar

Margaret MacMillan

Robert MacNeil

Beth Macy

Karan Mahajan

Alexander Maksik

Jon Maksik

Suzanne Maloney

Nadine Malouf

Alberto Manguel

Larry Mantle

David Maraniss

Michael Maren

Anthony Marra

Tyler Marshall

Kati Marton

Patricia Marx

Peter Matthiessen

Jane Mayer

Imbolo Mbue

James McBride

Colum McCann

J. D. McClatchy

James B. McClintock

Ellen Frey McCourt

Frank McCourt

David McCullough

Rohan McCullough

Alice McDermott

Ian McEwan

Thomas McGuane

Clinton McKinzie

Kate Medina

Souad Mekhennet

Maile Meloy

Dinaw Mengestu

W. S. Merwin

Rick Meyerowitz

Jack Miles

David Miliband

BJ Miller

Madeline Miller

Freida Lee Mock

Mick Moloney

Lorrie Moore

Susanna Moore

Ebrahim Moosa

Gretchen Morgenson

Joe Morgenstern

Jan Morris

Patt Morrison

Walter Mosley

Nader Mousavizadeh

Daniel Patrick Moynihan

John Mroz

Siddhartha Mukherjee

Paul Muldoon

Caryle Murphy

Steven Lee Myers

Azar Nafisi

Howard Norman

Mary Norris

Victoria Nuland

Naomi Shihab Nye

Brían F. O’Byrne

Justice
Sandra Day O’Connor

Ciarán O’Reilly

Sharon Olds

Lynne Olson

Michael Ondaatje

Tommy Orange

Jeff Orlowski

George Packer

Harriet Parker-Bass

Henry M. Paulson, Jr.

Wendy Paulson

Miriam Pawel

Elise Pearlstein

Ridley Pearson

Diane Josephy Peavey

Alan Pesky

Adam Phillips

Arthur Phillips

Jayne Anne Phillips

Robert Pinsky

Stanley Plumly

Bob Poole

Samantha Power

Anna Quindlen

Kit Rachlis

Martha Raddatz

Deborah Raffin

Rick Reilly

Simon Rich

Mary Roach

Andrew Roberts

Cokie Roberts

Steve Roberts

Walter V. Robinson

Donald Rosenfeld

Salman Rushdie

Emily Ruskovich

George Russell, Jr.

Kay Ryan

Mark Salzman

Martha Salzman

Marlene Samuels

Jessica Sanders

Terry Sanders

Van Gordon Sauter

Stacy Schiff

Amb. Rockwell Schnabel

John Burnham Schwartz

Jane Wooster Scott

Alice Sebold

Maria Semple

Danzy Senna

Sir Peter Shaffer

The Improvised
Shakespeare Company

Kamila Shamsie

Dani Shapiro

James Shapiro

Ari Shavit

Ammon Shea

Ciarán Sheehan

Carol Shields

Hampton Sides

Mona Simpson

Curtis Sittenfeld

Brando Skyhorse

Gillian Slovo

Jane Smiley

Sally Bedell Smith

Anna Deavere Smith

Alexander McCall Smith

Andrew Solomon

Linda Spalding

Scott Spencer

Walter Stahr

Alexander Star

S. Frederick Starr

Page Stegner

Dr. Esther M. Sternberg

Mark Stevens

Bryan Stevenson

Kathryn Stockett

Brandon Stoddard

Brad Stone

Robert Stone

David Strathairn

Colin Stretch

Jean Strouse

Rose Styron

William Styron

KT Sullivan

Joe Sutton

Annalyn Swan

Blaine Swen

Strobe Talbott

Gay Talese

Nan Talese

Amy Tan

Sam Tananhaus

Shashi Tharoor

Evan Thomas

Louisa Thomas

Héctor Tobar

Jeffrey Toobin

Natasha Trethewey

Calvin Trillin

Mary Turco

Scott Turow

Barry Unsworth

Amanda Urban

John Vaillant

Abraham Verghese

Vendela Vida

Madhuri Vijay

Richard C. Wald

Amy Waldman

Ayelet Waldman

Diana Walker

Margaret Warner

Claire Vaye Watkins

Ethan Watters

D. B. Weiss

James Welch

Lois Welch

Lawrence Weschler

Adam West

Colson Whitehead

Isabel Wilkerson

Roger Wilkins

Bruce Willis

Edward O. Wilson

Simon Winchester

Callan Wink

Aneurin “Nye” Wright

James Wright

Lawrence Wright

Gene Luen Yang

John Sacret Young

Jessica Yu

Fareed Zakaria

Phil Zabriskie

Philip Zelikow