BBF 2022 Headliners


Wajahat Ali

Go Back to Where You Came From: and Other Helpful Recommendations on How to Become American

Steve Almond

All the Secrets of the World

Dr. Deborah Birx

Silent Invasion: The Untold Story of the Trump Administration, Covid-19, and Preventing the Next Pandemic Before It's Too Late

Peter Brown

The Wild Robot

Howard Bryant

Rickey: The Life and Legend of an American Original

Kristin Cashore

Seasparrow (Graceling Realm Series #5)

Rabia Chaudry

Fatty Fatty Boom Boom: A Memoir of Food, Fat, and Family

Jason Chin

The Universe in You

Bryan Collier

Music is a Rainbow

Ross Gay

Inciting Joy: Essays

Jennifer Haigh

Mercy Street

Ekua Holmes

Hope Is an Arrow: The Story of Lebanese-American Poet Khalil Gibran

Tiffany D. Jackson

The Weight of Blood

Gish Jen

Thank You, Mr. Nixon: Stories
Fiction Keynote

Patrick Radden Keefe

Rogues: True Stories of Grifters, Killers, Rebels and Crooks
Friday Kickoff Keynote

Marie Myung-Ok Lee

The Evening Hero

Yiyun Li

The Book of Goose
Fiction Keynote

Elizabeth Lim

The Dragon's Promise

Malinda Lo

A Scatter of Light
YA Keynote

Sarah MacLean

Heartbreaker: A Hell's Belles Novel

Ben Mezrich

The Midnight Ride

Robert Pinsky

Jersey Breaks: Becoming an American Poet

Rory Power

In a Garden Burning Gold

Raúl the Third

Team Up: El Toro and Friends

Kate Spencer

In a New York Minute

Katherine Stewart

The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism

Moshe Safdie

If Walls Could Speak: My Life in Architecture

Tucker Shaw

When You Call My Name

Traci Sorell

Powwow Day

Tui T. Sutherland

The Flames of Hope (Wings of Fire #15)
Kids Keynote

Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
Nonfiction Keynote