Past Authors

Authors by Name

– A –

Chris Abani

Diane Ackerman

Rudolfo Anaya

– B –

Jimmy Santiago Baca

Alison Baker

Regina Barreca

Richard Bausch

Elizabeth Berg

Sarah Bird

Amy Bloom

Chris Bohjalian

Rick Bragg

Geraldine Brooks

Jan Burke

Augusten Burroughs

Jessie Burton

Robert Olen Butler

– C –

Tim Cahill

Ethan Canin

Dan Chaon

Denise Chavez

Chris Cleave

Jennifer Clement

Michael Connelly

Robert Crais

– D –

Sandra Dallas

John Darnton

Thulani Davis

Frank Delaney

Patrick deWitt

Sandra Dallas

John Darnton

Thulani Davis

Frank Delaney

Patrick deWitt

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Anthony Doerr

Emma Donoghue

Mark Doty

Andre Dubus III

– E –

Esi Edugyan

Jennifer Egan

Gretel Ehrlich

– F –

Karen Joy Fowler

Charles Frazier

Judith Freeman

Kinky Friedman

Alexandra Fuller

– G –

James Galvin

Cristina Garcia

Donna Gershten

Amitav Ghosh

Julia Glass

Myla Goldberg

Natalie Goldberg

Andrew Sean Greer

Lauren Groff

– H –

Jennifer Haigh

James Halperin

Jane Hamilton

Ron Hansen

Kathryn Harrison

Nadia Hashimi

Tony Hillerman

Linda Hogan

Wendy Hornsby

Pam Houston

– I –

Eowyn Ivey

– J –

Gish Jen

Paulette Jiles

Tayari Jones

Hillary Jordan

– K –

Haven Kimmel

Lily King

Maxine Hong Kingston

William Kittredge

William Kowalski

Michael Kun

– L –

Wally Lamb

Lorna Landvik

Jane Langton

Lori Lansens

Erik Larson

Gus Lee

Jonathan Lethem

Alan Lightman

Elinor Lipman

Laura Lippman

Bret Lott

– M –

Ann-Marie MacDonald

John Maclean

Gregory Maguire

Rebecca Makkai

Jo-Ann Mapson

Anthony Marra

Peter Matthiessen

Colum McCann

Jill McCorkle

Elizabeth McCracken

Alice McDermott

Patrick McGrath

Erin McKean

Paula McLain

Deirdre McNamer

Dinaw Mengestu

Maaza Mengiste

Claire Messud

Madeline Miller

Marlys Millhiser

Jacquelyn Mitchard

N. Scott Momaday

Pat Mora

Roger Morris

Bharati Mukherjee

– N –

Sena Jeter Naslund

Audrey Niffenegger

Vera Norwood

– O –

Stewart O’Nan

Julie Orringer

Ruth Ozeki

– P –

 Jake Page

T. Jefferson Parker

Nancy Pearl

Tom Perrotta

Nathaniel Philbrick

Jayne Anne Phillips

E. Annie Proulx

– Q –

David Quammen

– R –

Nancy V. Raine

Ron Rash

Mary Roach

Mary Doria Russell

Richard Russo

– S –

Tim Sandlin

John Burnham Schwartz

Mary Scott

Carolyn See

Lisa See

Lawrence Shames

Kamila Shamsie

Jim Shepard

Curtis Sittenfeld

Emily St. John Mandel

Elizabeth Strout

Manil Suri

– T –

Colm Toibin

Amor Towles

Gail Tsukiyama

– U –

Brady Udall

Luis Alberto Urrea

– V –

Vendela Vida

– W –

Jess Walter

Amanda Eyre Ward

Larry Watson

Philip Lee Williams

Daniel Woodrell

Authors by Year

– 2022 Winter –

Maaza Mengiste

Mary Roach

Vendela Vida

Jess Walter

– 2019 –

Jennifer Clement

Esi Edugyan

Andrew Sean Greer

Rebecca Makkai

Madeline Miller

John Burnham Schwartz

– 2018 –

Charles Frazier

Tayari Jones

Colum McCann

Alice McDermott

Claire Messud

Kamila Shamsie

– 2017 –

Robert Olen Butler

Chris Cleave

Nadia Hashimi

Eowyn Ivey

Paulette Jiles

Amor Towles

– 2016 –

Jessie Burton

Ethan Canin

Patrick deWitt

Lauren Groff

Anthony Marra

Jess Walter

– 2015 –

Diane Ackerman

Lily King

Dinaw Mengestu

Mary Doria Russell

Richard Russo

Jim Shepard

– 2014 –

Anthony Doerr

Karen Joy Fowler

Curtis Sittenfeld

Emily St. John Mandel

Colm Toibin

Jess Walter

Daniel Woodrell

– 2013 –

Augusten Burroughs

Emma Donoghue

Andre Dubus III

Jennifer Haigh

Ron Rash

– 2012 –

Andrew Sean Greer

Kathryn Harrison

Hillary Jordan

Jonathan Lethem

Laura Lippman

Tom Perrotta

– 2011 –

Jennifer Egan

Julia Glass

Peter Matthiessen

Paula McLain

Julie Orringer

Jim Shepard

– 2010 –

Dan Chaon

Chris Cleave

Frank Delaney

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Wally Lamb

Lori Lansens

– 2009 –

Richard Bausch

John Darnton

Amitav Ghosh

Linda Hogan

Erin McKean

Jayne Anne Phillips

– 2008 –

Karen Joy Fowler

Andrew Sean Greer

Erin McKean

Nathaniel Philbrick

Elizabeth Strout

Manil Suri

– 2007 –

Frank Delaney

Jane Hamilton

Michael Kun

Erin McKean

Luis Alberto Urrea

Amanda Eyre Ward

– 2006 –

Geraldine Brooks

Myla Goldberg

Erik Larson

Erin McKean

Stewart O’Nan

Lisa See

– 2005 –

Chris Abani

Gish Jen

Haven Kimmel

Patrick McGrath

Ruth Ozeki

Nancy Pearl

– 2004 –

Cristina Garcia

Ann-Marie MacDonald

Audrey Niffenegger

David Quammen

Brady Udall

– 2003 –

Tim Cahill

Alexandra Fuller

Maxine Hong Kingston

Gus Lee

Colum McCann

– 2002 –

Rick Bragg

Alan Lightman

Elizabeth McCracken

Bharati Mukherjee

Gail Tsukiyama

– 2001 –

Chris Bohjalian

Andre Dubus III

Donna Gershten

Jacquelyn Mitchard

Sena Jeter Naslund

– 2000 –

Ron Hansen

William Kowalski

John Maclean

Gregory Maguire

Lawrence Shames

– 1999 –

Rudolfo Anaya

Amy Bloom

Denise Chavez

Mark Doty

Kinky Friedman

Nancy V. Raine

– 1998 –

Robert Crais

Natalie Goldberg

Pam Houston

Pat Mora

Roger Morris

E. Annie Proulx

– 1997 –

Elizabeth Berg

Michael Connelly

Gretel Ehrlich

James Halperin

Lorna Landvik

T. Jefferson Parker

– 1996 –

Alison Baker

Regina Barreca

Sandra Dallas

Tony Hillerman

Bret Lott

Jo-Ann Mapson

Jill McCorkle

Deirdre McNamer

– 1995 –

James Galvin

William Kittredge

Elinor Lipman

N. Scott Momaday

Carolyn See

Philip Lee Williams

– 1994 –

Jimmy Santiago Baca

Sarah Bird

Judith Freeman

Vera Norwood

Jake Page

Tim Sandlin

Larry Watson

– 1993 –

Jan Burke

Thulani Davis

Wendy Hornsby

Pam Houston

Jane Langton

Marlys Millhiser

Mary Scott

“Lots of fun! Very much thank you and much respect. It was truly an amazing, amazing event.”

Alexandra Fuller

“Thank you for a wonderful weekend in sunny, snowbound, completely enchanting, Alpine-glowing Steamboat Springs! It was an inspiring celebration of the written word.”

Andre Dubus III

“Thank you for such a wonderful event…for bringing together readers & writers so warmly and so intelligently.”

Ann-Marie MacDonald

“Literary Sojourn is not only a opportunity to exchange ideas with other writers, eat good food, and meet with engaged readers—some of whom travel quite far—in a gorgeous setting. You also get to experience a singular day where literature is the most important thing in the room. I left Steamboat Springs energized and deeply grateful.”

Anthony Doerr

“The generous hospitality, postcard perfect setting, and lasting dialogue has made Literary Sojourn among my favorite American literary programs. I didn’t want to leave, but I returned home enriched and enlarged, my faith in the written word powerfully affirmed.”

Anthony Marra

“[Literary Sojourn] is an absolutely wondrous event. It was also – and this is no small thing – massive amounts of fun!”

Chris Bohjalian

“One of the best literary festivals I’ve ever participated in. The atmosphere was electric. A great success!”

Chris Cleave

“Never before have I seen readers open up to books in such a generous and inspiring manner.”

“The mountain air, the readers, the volunteers, the sheer hospitality of the locals, and the overall sense of purpose all conspire to make it an important literary event.”

“Literary Sojourn is the sort of weekend that helps you rediscover the echo of the written word.”

Colum McCann

“I’m in Miami this morning, at the tail end of the US tour for Station Eleven, and I have to tell you, when I look back at the tour the festival in Steamboat Springs stands out as such a highlight. It’s a wonderful festival and I’m so happy that I had an opportunity to take part in it.”

Emily St. John Mandel

“The Literary Sojourn is a rare event. Rare in its warmth, rare in its beauty, rare in the love of books that one feels everywhere in this splendid place. It’s a first rate experience for both reader and writer.”

Ethan Canin

“The courtesy was top drawer, the arrangements impeccable, the site out of dreamscape, and the audience was made up of readers. What more can an itinerant author want?”

Gregory Maquire

“What a fantastic & memorable weekend. It really doesn’t get any better for an author. A true love fest.”

Hillary Jordan

“What a glorious, stupendous program you put together. I was humbled, truly humbled.”

Jacquelyn Mitchard

“Thank you so much for an exceptional two days.  I’ve been to many festivals but yours is truly unique.  It’s rare to find a group of people so passionate about books.”

Jennifer Clement

“Literary Sojourn remains one of my all-time favorite book events! You do a marvelous thing for readers and writers.”

Jennifer Haigh

“Of all the events I have taken part in, Literary Sojourn remains a highlight – fantastically organised, with care and consideration. I was honoured to share the stage with such varied and interesting authors and to hear their stories as well as sharing mine. The readers at Literary Sojourn are a welcoming, intelligent and friendly bunch, and I was very lucky to spend my time in their company in the breathtaking setting that is Steamboat Springs. A magical weekend.”

Jessie Burton

“It was an exceptional event, embracing, well-organized, fun, beautiful. I was happy to be included.”

Kathryn Harrison

“Literary Sojourn was a thoroughly congenial, graciously choreographed, happy collision of writers and readers in a magnificent setting.”

Lawrence Shames

“This event seemed like the Cannes of the book world.”

Lorna Landvik

“I loved being here in my community of readers and writers. I need to be inspired and re-inspired constantly by other authors, reminding me it is possible to do this task we do.”

Maxine Hong Kingston

“This is a deep, elegant, compassionate, smart, kind and wild event.”

Natalie Goldberg

“The best show in the West—this is one class act.”

Pam Houston

“I had an incredible time in Steamboat Springs. Great crowd, and the event was expertly run. Highly recommended.”

Patrick deWitt

“I loved you all, loved Steamboat Springs. I’ve done countless events over my nearly four decades of being a writer, but your Literary Sojourn was one of the handful of special highlights.”

Robert Olen Butler

“I left for London for a book tour on Monday after Literary Sojourn. It’s lovely, but I keep thinking I could be in Steamboat…”

Sandra Dallas

“It was lovely, great people, great event, wonderful fellow authors, and of course your incredible hospitality.”

Stewart O'Nan

“The most convivial of literary events.”

Tim Cahill

“The organizers are consummate pros, the town is quirky and interesting, and the audience is fun, smart, well read, and wonderfully appreciative. I had a blast.”

Wally Lamb