A.D. Hopkins

The Boys Who Woke Up Early

A.D. Hopkins, author of The Boys Who Woke Up Early, has worked for newspapers in Virginia, North Carolina, and Las Vegas, Nevada, where he was inducted into the Nevada Press Association’s Newspaper Hall of Fame.

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Alyson Hagy


Alyson Hagy, author of Scribe, was raised on a farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. She is the author of seven previous works of fiction, including Boleto, and lives in Laramie, Wyoming.

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Njelle Hamilton

Njelle Hamilton is assistant professor of English at UVa, and author of the forthcoming monograph, Phonographic Memories: Popular Music and the Contemporary Caribbean Novel. She is currently working on a book on time travel and time technologies in speculative Caribbean fiction.

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Jessica Handler

The Magnetic Girl

Jessica Handler is the author of Braving the Fire and Invisible Sisters: A Memoir, named one of the “Twenty Five Books All Georgians Should Read” and Atlanta Magazine’s “Best Memoir of 2009.” Jessica writes essays and nonfiction features appearing on NPR, in Tin House, Washington Post, and more.

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Jane Hansen

Jane Hanson has been a member of the African American Authors Book Club since 1999. She is a professor emeritus at UVA, was a professor at the University of New Hampshire, and taught writing at both universities.

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Melanie Hatter

Malawi's Sisters

Melanie S. Hatter, author of Malawi’s Sisters, is also the author of The Color of My Soul, winner of the 2011 Washington Writers’ Publishing House Fiction Prize, and Let No One Weep for Me: Stories of Love and Loss. She serves on the board of the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation.

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Kristien Hemmerechts

The Woman Who Fed the Dogs

Kristien Hemmerecht, author of The Woman Who Fed the Dogs, has written more than twenty novels, as well as short stories and autobiographical essays. She now teaches creative writing at University College Louvain and The Drama School of Antwerp.

Kristien Hemmerechts is presented in the 2019 Festival with the support of Flanders State of the Art.

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Grady Hendrix

We Sold Our Souls

Grady Hendrix, author of We Sold Our Souls, also wrote My Best Friend’s Exorcism and other horror novels. His nonfiction history of the horror paperback boom of the 70’s and 80’s, Paperbacks from Hell, won the Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction. He also writes horror movies.

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Silas House


Silas House is the author of six novels, including Southernmost and the New York Times bestseller A Parchment of Leaves. He is a contributor to the New York Times and a former commentator for NPR’s All Things Considered. House is a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers.

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