Boston Book Festival 2021 Boston Book Festival 2021

Presenters

Headliners

Mateo Askaripour

Black Buck
Saturday, October 23 | virtual

Nicholas A. Christakis

Apollo's Arrow
Friday, October 15 | virtual

Alyssa Cole

How to Find a Princess
Wednesday, October 20 | virtual

Robert Costa

Peril
Thursday, October 14 | virtual

Laurie David

Imagine It!: A Handbook for a Happier Planet
Saturday, October 16 | virtual

Anita Diamant

Period. End of Sentence. A New Chapter in the Fight for Menstrual Justice
Friday, October 22 | virtual

Sandro Galea

The Contagion Next Time
Friday, October 15 | virtual

Annette Gordon-Reed

On Juneteenth
Saturday, October 16 | virtual

Zakiya Dalila Harris

The Other Black Girl
Saturday, October 23 | virtual

Ekua Holmes

Dream Street
Saturday, October 23 | Nubian Square

George M. Johnson

We Are Not Broken
Saturday, October 23 | virtual

Chandreyee Lahiri

One City One Story
Thursday, October 21 | virtual

Kekla Magoon

Revolution in Our Time
Thursday, October 21 | virtual

Tiya Miles

All That She Carried
Saturday, October 23 | virtual

Tamara Payne

The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X
Saturday, October 16 | virtual

Nate Powell

Save It for Later
Saturday, October 16 | virtual

Lucinda Roy

The Freedom Race
Saturday, October 23 | virtual

Clint Smith

How the Word Is Passed
Saturday, October 16 | virtual

Tracy K. Smith

Such Color
Saturday, October 16 | virtual

Tricia Elam Walker

Dream Street
Saturday, October 23 | Nubian Square

Bob Woodward

Peril
Thursday, October 14 | virtual

BBF 2021 Presenters

Morra Aarons-Mele

Saturday, October 16 | virtual

Dayna Altman

Bake It Till You Make It
On-Demand | Virtual

Colleen Ammerman

Glass Half-Broken
Saturday, October 16 | Virtual

Alicia Anstead

Thursday, October 21 | virtual

Kerri Arsenault

Mill Town
Sunday, October 24 | virtual

Andrew Aydin

Run: Book One
Saturday, October 18 | virtual

Tracy Swinton Bailey

Forever Free
Sunday, October 17 | virtual

James Bennett II

Thursday, October 21 | virtual

Laura Berestecki

Monday, October 18 | virtual

Boston in 100 Words

Saturday, October 16 | Trident Booksellers and Café

Brian Broome

Punch Me Up to the Gods
Saturday, October 23 | virtual

Kate Brown

Manual for Survival
Sunday, October 24 | virtual

Kellie Carter Jackson

Saturday, October 16 | virtual

Sam Cha

The Yellow Book
Saturday, October 23 | virtual

Meghna Chakrabarti

Saturday, October 16 | virtual

Carl Chandler

A Reckoning in Boston
Friday, October 22 | virtual

Jason Chin

Watercress
Tuesday, October 18 | virtual

Jon Cho-Polizzi

Tuesday, October 19 | virtual

P. Djèlí Clark

A Master of Djinn
Saturday, October 23 | virtual

Maru Colbert

Sunday, October 24 | virtual

Eddie R. Cole

The Campus Color Line
Saturday, October 23 | virtual

Delanda Coleman

What's My Superpower?
Friday, October 22 | virtual

Callie Crossley

Sunday, October 17 | virtual

Jef Czekaj

Little Ghoul Goes to School
Monday, October 18 | virtual

Julie Carrick Dalton

Waiting for the Night Song
Monday, October 18 | ICA Boston Grandstand

Bathsheba Demuth

Floating Coast
Sunday, October 24 | virtual

Alena Dillon

The Happiest Girl in the World
Thursday, October 21 | virtual

Kafi Dixon

A Reckoning in Boston
Friday, October 22 | virtual

Danielle Dreilinger

The Secret History of Home Economics
Saturday, October 16 | virtual

Priscilla H. Douglas

Woke Leadership
Sunday, October 17 | virtual

Akunna Eneh

Sunday, October 17 | virtual

Jelani M. Favors

Shelter in a Time of Storm
Saturday, October 23 | virtual

Anthony Febo

Becoming an Island
Saturday, October 23 | virtual

Erica Ferencik

Girl in Ice
Monday, October 18 | ICA Boston Grandstand

Crystal M. Fleming

Rise Up!
Thursday, October 21 | virtual

Valerie Foxx

Merissa's Sea-cret Powers
Friday, October 22 | virtual

Rebecca Morgan Frank

Oh You Robot Saints!
Saturday, October 23 | virtual

Danielle Legros Georges

Island Heart: The Poems of Ida Faubert
Saturday, October 16 | Sunday, October 17 | Saturday, October 23 | virtual

Eric Giroux

Ring on Deli
Saturday, October 23 | virtual

Meredith Goldstein

Friday, October 22

Steve Grossman

Sunday, October 17 | virtual

Jurianny Guerrero

Saturday, October 16 | virtual

Desmond Hall

Your Corner Dark
Sunday, October 24 | virtual

Lana Harper

Payback's a Witch
Wednesday, October 20 | virtual

Minda Harts

Right Within
Saturday, October 16 | virtual

Cynthia Haynes

Sunday, October 17 | virtual

Heather Hughes

Sunday, October 17 | virtual

Doris Iarovici

Minus One
Sunday, October 24 | virtual

Derrick Z. Jackson

The Puffin Plan
Wednesday, October 20 | virtual

K.M. Jackson

How to Marry Keanu Reeves in 90 Days
Wednesday, October 20 | virtual

Elizabeth Gonzalez James

Mona at Sea
Saturday, October 23 | virtual

Tatiana Johnson-Boria

Thursday, October 21 | virtual

Danielle Jones

Saturday, October 23 | virtual

Martha S. Jones

Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All
Saturday, October 23 | virtual

Daphne Kalotay

Blue Hours
Sunday, October 24 | virtual

Joan Naviyuk Kane

Dark Traffic
Sunday, October 24 | virtual

Vanessa Kerry

Friday, October 15 | virtual

Anita Kopacz

Shallow Waters
Saturday, October 23 | virtual

Stephen W. Kress

The Puffin Plan
Wednesday, October 20 | virtual

C. B. Lee

A Clash of Steel
Monday, October 18 | virtual

Craig LeMoult

Thursday, October 21 | virtual

Ulla Lenze

The Radio Operator
Wednesday, October 20 | virtual

David Leonard

Saturday, October 16 | virtual

Quentin Lucas

Sunday, October 23 | virtual

Cagen Luse

Friday, October 22 | virtual

Mindy Marqués

Thursday, October 14 | virtual

Simeon Marsalis

Thursday, October 21 | virtual

Kate Masur

Until Justice Be Done
Saturday, October 23 | virtual

Kim McLarin

James Baldwin's Another Country Bookmarked
Saturday, October 23 | virtual

METCO

Saturday, October 23 | Nubian Square

Dominique Mielle

Damsel in Distressed
Saturday, October 16 | virtual

Liz Miranda

Friday, October 22 | virtual

Nicholl Montgomery

Saturday, October 23 | virtual

Bethany C. Morrow

So Many Beginnings
Monday, October 18 | virtual

Rosemary Mosco

A Pocket Guide to Pigeon Watching
Wednesday, October 20 | virtual

Mae Ngai

The Chinese Question
Tuesday, October 19 | virtual

De Nichols

Art of Protest
Thursday, October 21 | virtual

Michelle Mee Nutter

Allergic
Monday, October 18 | virtual

Sharon Dodua Otoo

Ada's Realm
Tuesday, October 19 | virtual

Lee Pelton

Saturday, October 23 | virtual

Tony Perry

Sunday, October 24 | virtual

Dale T. Phillips

A Memory of Grief
Sunday, October 17 | virtual

Janet Pocorobba

Sunday, October 17 | virtual

Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

The Disordered Cosmos
Saturday, October 23 | virtual

Raúl the Third

¡Vamos! Let's Cross the Bridge!
Wednesday, October 20 | virtual

Rishi Reddi

Passage West
Sunday, October 24 | virtual

Farrah Rochon

The Dating Playbook
Wednesday, October 20 | virtual

Steve Rogers

Shot to Death
Sunday, October 17 | virtual

Steven S. Rogers

A Letter to My White Friends and Colleagues
Sunday, October 17 | virtual

Carissa Romain

Thursday, October 21 | virtual

James Rutenbeck

A Reckoning in Boston
Friday, October 22 | virtual

Joanna Schaffhausen

Gone for Good
Sunday, October 17 | virtual

Tatiana Schlossberg

Inconspicuous Consumption
Saturday, October 16 | virtual

Woods Seney

Saturday, October 17 | virtual

Candelaria Silva

Stacey Became a Frog One Day
Friday, October 22 | virtual

Sarah Smith

Crimes and Survivors
Sunday, October 17 |Sunday, October 24 | virtual

Lanelle Sneed

Sunday, October 23 | virtual

Bianca Stone

The Möbius Strip Club of Grief
Saturday, October 23 | virtual

Milo Todd

Sunday, October 24 | virtual

Colleen AF Venable

Katie the Catsitter
Monday, October 18 | virtual

Andrea Wang

Watercress
Monday, October 18 | virtual

Jamia Wilson

This Book Is Feminist
Thursday, October 21 | virtual

Katie Yamasaki

Dad Bakes
Thursday, October 21 | virtual

Jia Lynn Yang

One Mighty and Irresistible Tide
Tuesday, October 19 | virtual

Marshall Yarbrough

Wednesday, October 20 | virtual

Stephanie Yue

Katie the Catsitter
Monday, October 18 | virtual

ZNT Arts

Saturday, October 23 | Nubian Square