The Albany Book Festival is back!
Here's a list of some of the authors... more will be added!
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  • Lew Bryson, author of Tasting Whiskey (2014), senior drinks writer for The Daily Beast (Craft Beer Author Event)
  • Ricardo Cortes, children’s author of Sea Creatures from the Sky (2018) and illustrator of picture book, PARTY: A MYSTERY (2019) with Jamaica Kincaid (children’s event on Sea Creatures, and in-conversation event with Jamaica Kincaid)
  • Naima Coster, debut novelist, Halsey Street (Latina author panel)
  • Craig Gravina, co-author of Upper Hudson Valley Beer (2014), co-founder of the Albany Ale Project (Craft Beer Author Event)
  • Mary Cregan, author of The Scar (2019) about the author’s descent into depression (event with Bassey Ikpi)
  • Ken Druse, author of 20 gardening books, newest book is The Scentual Garden (joint event on gardening with Margaret Roach and solo event)              
  • L.M. Elliott, author of historical novels including new YA book Hamilton & Peggy! (YA Panel)
  • Eric Foner, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian of the Civil War era, newest book The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution (2019) (event with Harold Holzer and solo event)
  • Stephanie Jimenez, author of debut YA novel They Could Have Named Her Anything (Latina Author panel and YA panel)
  • Jamaica Kincaid, Antiguan-American novelist, essayist, presents her first children’s picture book Party: A Mystery (Event with illustrator Ricardo Cortes)
  • Wayetu Moore, Liberian-American author and debut novelist of She Would Be King, founder of One Moore Book, a boutique publisher of multicultural children's books (paperback 2019) (African Writer Panel and presentation in children’s activity room about One Moore Book)
  • Hollis Seamon, published author of mystery, short stories, and young adult novel-- Somebody Up There Hates You (2013) (YA panel event)
  • Dani Shapiro, novelist and memoirist, newest memoir is bestselling Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love (2019) (In-Conversation event with Will Schwalbe and second solo event on new memoir)
  • Nafkote Tamirat, acclaimed debut novelist of The Parking Lot Attendant (African Writer Panel)
  • Abigail Thomas, beloved writing instructor and acclaimed memoirist, author of Three Dog Life, What Comes Next and How to Like It, among others (Event with Allison Pataki)
  • Susan Verde, children’s picture book author, new book I am Love (2019)(Children's yoga activity)




Event date: 
Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Event address: 
University at Albany
1400 Washington Ave
Albany, NY 12222
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