Brattleboro Literary Festival 2022 Brattleboro Literary Festival 2022

The 2022 Brattleboro Literary Festival is celebrating the  21st year with its’ first live and in person, festival since 2019.

Books presented at the 2022 live festival from over 60 authors, both award-winning and emerging, will cover a range of subjects: rebellious women and women who were the first in their field, immigrants in America, abortion and eugenics, pigs, urban crime, Antarctic adventure, addiction, aging and legacies, ghosts and lovers, mystery, history, New England life, football in wartime, small towns, mushrooms, coming-of-age , clothing and cartoons! And many with books that were adapted to film or television. The Leftovers, Friday Night Lights, The Good House, Labor Day, Election, In the Gloaming, Little Children...and more! 

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John Irving

The Last Chairlift--Zoom event

Jason Reynolds

Ain't Burned All the Bright--Zoom event


Cara Blue Adams

You Never Get It Back

Andrea Barrett

Natural History

Megan Mayhew Bergman

How Strange a Season

Wyn Cooper

Way Out West

Alice Elliott Dark

Fellowship Point

Jennifer Haigh

Mercy Street

Alison Espach

Notes on Your Sudden Disappearance

Carolyn Ferrell

Dear Miss Metropolitan

Julia Glass

Vigil Harbor

Annie Hartnett

Unlikely Animals

Joyce Maynard

Count the Ways

David Means

Two Nurses Smoking

Nathaniel Ian Miller

Memoirs of Stockholm Sven

Elizabeth Nunez

Now Lila Knows

Kirthana Ramisetti

Dava Shastri’s Last Day

Tom Perrotta

Tracy Flick Can’t Win

Bill Roorbach

Lucky Turtle

Gina Sorell

The Wise Women


Nicholas Dawidoff

The Other Side of Prospect: A Story of Violence, Injustice, and the American City

Tad Friend

In The Early Times

Albert Samaha

Concepcion: An Immigrant Family’s Fortunes

Nicole Eustace

Covered with Night: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America

Allison Gilbert

Listen, World!: How the Intrepid Elsie Robinson Became America’s Most-Read Woman

Eleanor Henderson

Everything I Have Is Yours: A Marriage

Cindy House

Mother Noise

Tomás Q. Morín

Let Me Count the Ways

Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint

Names For Light: A Family History

Janice Nimura

The Doctors Blackwell

Joshua Prager

The Family Roe

Jordan Salama

Every Day the River Changes

Julian Sancton

Madhouse at the End of the Earth

Ben Shattuck

Six Walks: In the Footsteps of Henry David Thoreau.

Nancy Rubin Stuart

Poor Richard's Women: Deborah Read Franklin and the Other Women Behind the Founding Father.

Sofi Thanhauser

Worn: A People's History of Clothing


Doug Anderson

Undress, She Said

Andrea Cohen


Quintin Collins

Claim Tickets for Stolen People

Arlene Distler

This Earth, This Body

Michael Fleming

Bags and Tools

Carolyn Forché

In the Lateness of the World

Todd Hearon

Crows in Eden

Meg Kearney

All Morning the Crows

Shanta Lee


Nathan McClain

Previously Owned

Matt Miller

Tender The River

Dennis Nurkse

A Country of Strangers


Melany Kahn

Mason Goes Mushrooming


Harry Bliss

A Wealth of Pigeons

Hilary Price

Rhymes With Orange

Ellis Rosen

Send Help!

David Sipress

What's So Funny: A Cartoonist's Memoir

Sofia Warren

Radical: My Year with a Socialist Senator


Don McLean

The Poetry of William Mundell

Mason Engel

The Bookstour

New Yorker Cartoonist's Panel

New Yorker Cartoonist's Panel

Nora Jacobson

Film: The Vast Library of the Female Mind: The Poetry of Ruth Stone

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