November 1, 2018 at Charlotte Convention Center
Featuring five New York Times best-selling authors, with emcee Sheri Lynch.
New York Times bestselling author Paula McLain’s acclaimed novels The Paris Wife and Circling the Sun have sold more than 2 million copies combined. Credited with reinvigorating the genre of historical fiction, she has received accolades from Ann Patchett, Jodi Picoult, JoJo Moyes, NPR, O: The Oprah Magazine, People, Entertainment Weekly and USA Today, among many others. New Release: Love and Ruin
Casey Gerald grew up in Dallas and went to Yale, where he majored in political science and played varsity football. After receiving an MBA from Harvard Business School, he cofounded MBAs Across America, a non-profit effort of MBAs and entrepreneurs working together to revitalize communities throughout the country. He has been featured on MSNBC, at TED and SXSW, on the cover of Fast Company, and in The New York Times, Financial Times, and The Guardian, among others. New Release: There Will Be No Miracles Here
Lou Berney is the author of three previous novels, Gutshot Straight, Whiplash River, and multiple prize-winning The Long and Faraway Gone. His short fiction has appeared in publications such as The New Yorker, Ploughshares, and the Pushcart Prize anthology. He teaches at the University of Oklahoma and in the Red Earth MFA program at Oklahoma City University. New Release: November Road
Elliot Ackerman is the author of the novels Waiting for Eden, Dark at the Crossing, which was a finalist for the National Book Award, and Green on Blue. His writings have appeared in Esquire, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and The New York Times Magazine, among other publications, and his stories have been included in The Best American Short Stories and The Best American Travel Writing. He is both a former White House Fellow and Marine, and served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he received the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for Valor, and the Purple Heart. He divides his time between New York City and Washington, D.C. New Release: Waiting for Eden
Julia Reed is a contributing editor at Garden & Gun, where she writes the magazine’s “The High & the Low” column. She is the author of But Mama Always Puts Vodka in Her Sangria; Ham Biscuits, Hostess Gowns, and Other Southern Specialties; Queen of the Turtle Derby and Other Southern Phenomena and The House on First Street, My New Orleans Story. Reed lives in New Orleans. New Release: South Toward Home