Writers & Presenters

We are busy putting together our group of presenters and the program for SVWC 2018. A preliminary list of confirmed writers is below. Please check back often as we will continue to add more names. A complete list of 2018 presenters along with photos and bios will be posted here in the spring.

KEN AULETTA – Author and New Yorker Contributor
JOANNA BREYER – Pediatric Psychologist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
STEVE COLL – Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist, Author, and Dean of the Columbia Journalism School
KAREN CROUSE – Sportswriter, Columnist, and Author
EDWIDGE DANTICAT – Author, MacArthur Fellow, and National Book Award Finalist
WADE DAVIS – Photographer, Author, Filmmaker, and National Geographic Society Explorer-in-Residence
SHAUN DONOVAN – Harvard University Senior Strategist and Former U.S. Cabinet Member
ANN B. FRIEDMAN – Educator and Founder of Planet Word Museum
THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN – Author and Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times Columnist
JEANNE GANG – Architect and MacArthur Fellow
TESS GERRITSEN – Novelist and Retired Physician
ELIZA GRISWOLD – Poet and Journalist
TERRANCE HAYES – National Book Award-winning Poet, MacArthur Fellow, and NYU Distinguished Writer-in-Residence
THE IMPROVISED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY – National Touring Theater Company
ADAM JOHNSON – Pulitzer Prize-winning Novelist and Stanford University Creative Writing Professor
NICOLE KRAUSS – Novelist and National Book Award Finalist
KARAN MAHAJAN – Novelist, Essayist, Critic, and National Book Award Finalist
SOUAD MEKHENNET – Journalist and Author
MAILE MELOY – Novelist and Short-story Writer
NADER MOUSAVIZADEH – Author, Global Policy Advisor, and Former United Nations Officer
MARK SALZMAN – Novelist, Memoirist, and Cellist
KAMILA SHAMSIE – Novelist and Royal Literature Society Fellow
GILLIAN SLOVO – Novelist, Playwright, and Memoirist
SAM TANENHAUS – Biographer, Historian, and Former Editor of The New York Times Book Review
GENE LUEN YANG – Graphic Novelist, MacArthur Fellow, and National Book Award Finalist
JESSICA YU – Author and Academy Award-winning Filmmaker
FAREED ZAKARIA – Journalist, Author, and Host of Global Public Square