NATALIE GREEN is the director of programs and partnerships at the National Book Foundation. Before joining the foundation, she was the manager of Los Angeles Programs at PEN America. She holds a B.A. in English and creative writing from UCLA, is a Brooklyn Book Festival Bookends committee member, and was an associate fiction editor at Slice magazine.
EMMA GREY is an Australian journalist and young adult fiction writer. She wrote the YA novels Unrequited: Boy Band Meets Girl, Tilly Maguire and the Royal Wedding Mess, and I Don't Have Time (co-authored with Audrey Thomas), and the parenting memoir Wits' End Before Breakfast! Confessions of a Working Mum. Her writing has appeared in The Age, Canberra Times, and the Herald Sun. She wrote her debut adult fiction title, The Last Love Note: A Novel (Zibby Books), after her husband's death.
BILL GRIFFITH is the creator of the syndicated daily comic strip Zippy and the author of Nobody's Fool: The Life and Times of Schlitzie the Pinhead. A prolific artist, his work has been included in such publications as The Village Voice, National Lampoon, and The New Yorker. According to Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, it is Griffith who coined the popular catchphrase, "Are we having fun yet?"
Rachel Eliza Griffiths
RACHEL ELIZA GRIFFITHS is a poet, visual artist, and novelist. Her work has been published in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Tin House, and other publications. She is a recipient of the Hurston/Wright Foundation Legacy Award and the Paterson Poetry Prize. She has also been awarded fellowships from many organizations, including the Cave Canem Foundation, Kimbilio, the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, and Yaddo.
JAMES GRIPPANDO is a New York Times bestselling author and a winner of the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction. He has more than 30 books to his credit, including those in his acclaimed series featuring Miami criminal defense attorney Jack Swyteck. Grippando is also a trial lawyer who teaches law and literature at the University of Miami School of Law. He lives and writes in South Florida.
KELLE GROOM is a poet and memoirist. Her most recent book is How to Live: A Memoir-in-Essays (Tupelo Press). She previously published I Wore the Ocean in the Shape of a Girl, which was a Barnes & Noble Discover selection, a New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice, and an O Magazine selection. She is also the author of four poetry collections including, most recently, Spill. Groom is an NEA Fellow and two-time Florida Book Award winner. Her work has appeared in American Poetry Review, The Best American Poetry, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Ploughshares, and Poetry.
Jeannette Grunhaus de Gelman
JEANNETTE GRUNHAUS DE GELMAN es docente, investigadora y escritora, hija de sobrevivientes de Wlodawa, Polonia, asentados en Maracaibo, Venezuela. Licenciada en francés en 1967 por Wellesley College en Wellesley, Estados Unidos, con una maestría en literatura española y una maestría en la enseñanza del francés. Fue titular de la cátedra de lengua y literatura francesa en la Universidad del Zulia, en Maracaibo, Venezuela, desde 1970 hasta 1996. Del 2013 a 2018 se desempeñó como investigadora en Holocausto, en Florida Atlantic University en Boca Ratón, Estados Unidos. Dedicada actualmente a difundir la historia de sus padres y a educar sobre el antisemitismo y todas las formas de racismo. Vive en Miami. Llega a la Feria con En los días claros cantábamos (Caligrama, 2022), una novela que relata cómo, cuando los alemanes marchan sobre su pequeño shtetl polaco al inicio de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, la vida de los judíos de Wlodawa se ve truncada de golpe. Enmarcada en la historia de la destrucción de la judería polaca, la autora nos cuenta el recorrido de sus padres durante la Shoá, llevándonos desde los oscuros años de la Europa en guerra hasta la salvación y la nueva vida en Venezuela.
MICHAEL GRUNWALD is the author of two critically acclaimed books, The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise, and The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era, which spent four weeks on The New York Times bestseller list. He’s co-host of the podcast Climavores, about eating on a changing planet. He is also a former staff writer for the Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Time, and Politico.
GERMÁN GUERRA nació en Guantánamo, Cuba, en 1966. Es poeta, fotógrafo, periodista y editor. Reside en Miami desde 1992. Ha publicado Dos poemas (1998), Metal (1998), Libro de silencio (2007), Oficio de tinieblas (2014), Nadie ante el espejo (2017), Hijos (2019) y Los espejos Los sueños La muerte (2020). Varios de sus poemas fueron incluidos en Reunión de ausentes: Antología de poetas cubanos (1998), libro que lleva un prólogo suyo; textos suyos también aparecieron en Island of My Hunger: Cuban Poetry Today (2007), en la Antología de la poesía cubana del exilio (2011) y en 13 poetas (2017). El autor participa moderando la sesión Literatura sin corset, junto a Ena Columbié, Lena Yau y Alejandro Robles.
Destacada autora y guionista cubana, WENDY GUERRA es conocida por su galardonada obra literaria y cinematográfica. Su primera novela, Todos se van, recibió reconocimientos internacionales, y sus libros han sido traducidos a 23 idiomas. Además de su escritura, ha impartido conferencias en instituciones prestigiosas y colaborado con el director de cine Alejandro González Iñárritu. Actualmente, es colaboradora VIP de CNN en español y está trabajando en su próxima novela La costurera de Chanel, que explora las consecuencias del fascismo en la vida de las mujeres durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial en diversos escenarios, desde Arcachon hasta La Habana. Guerra conversará con el ganador del Premio Alfaguara Gustavo Rodríguez.
Gabriela Guerra Rey
GABRIELA GUERRA REY (cubano-mexicana): escritora, periodista, investigadora y directora editorial de Editorial Aquitania Siglo XXI. Maestra en Letras por la UNAM. Ganadora en 2016 del premio Juan Rulfo a la primera novela: Bahía de Sal. Ha publicado las novelas: Luz en la piel, Cinco voces de mujer y Hellena de Todas Partes. Las antologías de cuento: Los amores prohibidos de la muerte, El libro de los destinos inciertos y Borges, el hombre que no sabe morir. Entre sus obras figuran también Nostalgias de La Habana, Memorias de una emigrante, Monte y ciervo herido y El sermón de la montaña. Nostalgia, una era imaginaria (Equidistancias, 2022) toma de referencia la historia del exilio cubano y la obra de uno de sus hijos, Eliseo Alberto Diego (Lichi), para desentrañar cómo este sentimiento se transforma en expresión literaria y deviene parte esencial en la historia de un país: el país de la nostalgia. http://www.gabrielaguerrarey.com/obras/
PRACHI GUPTA is a former senior reporter at Jezebel and co-host of Jezebel's former politics podcast Big Time Dicks. She won a Writers Guild Award for her investigative essay Stories About My Brother. Her work was featured in The Best American Magazine Writing 2021 and has appeared in The Atlantic, The Washington Post Magazine, Marie Claire, Salon, Elle, and elsewhere. They Called Us Exceptional: And Other Lies That Raised Us (Crown) is her debut memoir.
SANDRA GUZMÁN is a feminist author, translator, and documentary filmmaker. She is one of the producers of The Pieces I Am, a film about the art and life of her literary mentor Toni Morrison; was editor of Latina and Heart & Soul magazines; and is the author of The New Latina’s Bible. Her work has been anthologized and featured on American Masters PBS, HBO, NBC News, CNN, Audubon, USA Today, Telemundo, and El Diario-La Prensa, among other media outlets.
ANDERS GYLLENHAAL was an investigative reporter and later executive editor of the Miami Herald, and executive editor at The News & Observer and The Star Tribune in Minneapolis. He also served as editorial vice president for the McClatchy Company's 30 newsrooms and 2,000 journalists, and on the Pulitzer Prize board for nine years.
Dr. Richard Haass
DR. RICHARD HAAS is president of the nonpartisan Council on Foreign Relations. An experienced diplomat and policymaker, he served in the Pentagon, State Department, and White House under four presidents, Democrat and Republican alike. A recipient of the Presidential Citizens Medal, the State Department's Distinguished Honor Award, and the Tipperary International Peace Award, he is the author or editor of 15 other books, including the bestselling The World: A Brief Introduction, A World in Disarray, and Foreign Policy Begins at Home. His latest book is The Bill of Obligations: The Ten Habits of Good Citizens (Penguin Press).
LEIGH HABER is an independent writer and reviewer for publications such as The New York Times Book Review and a strategic consultant for Tertulia, Girls Write Now, Equality Now, Zibby Owens Media, and Publishers Marketplace. From 2012 to late 2022, Haber was the director of Oprah's Book Club and vice president of books/books editor for O, The Oprah Magazine and then Oprah Daily, for which she wrote and edited reviews, interviews, and other articles, and curated all books coverage. Haber worked directly with Winfrey to select books for the club and coordinated those campaigns with publishers and other partners. She also regularly ghostwrote many of Winfrey's articles, interview scripts, and, occasionally, her speeches. Previously, Haber worked as a publicist for a division of Random House before transitioning to an editorial position at publishing houses such as Scribner and Hyperion.
MATT HAGGMAN is an executive vice president at the Beacon Council, greater Miami’s public-private economic development organization, where he leads Opportunity Miami, a communitywide initiative focused on imagining the Miami of 2040 and helping the community build it. He previously was Miami director at Knight Foundation, where he created and built the the program that played a pivotal role in jump-starting and propelling Miami’s rapidly growing tech and startup community. Numerous efforts funded and supported under his leadership are pillars of Miami’s entrepreneurial ecosystem today. Prior to that Haggman was an award-winning journalist at the Miami Herald, where his honors included the Gerald Loeb Award, the highest honor in business journalism.
James Allen Hall
JAMES ALLEN HALL is the author of a previous book of poems, Now You’re the Enemy, and I Liked You Better Before I Knew You So Well, a book of lyric essays. They direct the Rose O’Neill Literary House at Washington College and co-host, with poet Aaron Smith, Breaking Form: A Podcast of Poetry and Culture.
FRANCINELEE HAND is a longtime educator, poet, and author of The Claybe Collection, a children's storybook series about a happy little monkey named Claybe who lives in the jungle. The collection is a group of stories that help children recognize their feelings as guideposts in their little world.
PHIL HARLING joined the University of Miami in 2022, after nearly 30 years of teaching and administrative service at the University of Kentucky. An award-winning professor of history, he specializes in Britain and the British Empire in the 19th century. He is the author of The Waning of ‘Old Corruption’: The Politics of Economical Reform in Britain, 1779-1846 (Clarendon Press, Oxford University, 1996), The Modern British State: An Historical Introduction (Polity, 2001), and Managing Mobility: Immigration and the British Imperial State, 1840-1860 (Cambridge University Press, under contract), as well as a variety of book chapters and articles in journals ranging from Past & Present to the Journal of Modern History. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a recipient of research fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Philosophical Society.
VASHTI HARRISON is the #1 New York Times bestselling creator of Little Leaders, Little Dreamers, and Little Legends, and Big, a 2023 National Book Award finalist in Young People’s Literature. She is the illustrator of Andrea Beaty's I Love You Like Yellow, Matthew Cherry’s Hair Love, and Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic’s Hello, Star, among others. She received a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor for Lupita Nyong’o’s Sulwe and is also a two-time recipient of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work for Children. She earned her BA in studio art and media studies from the University of Virginia and her MFA in film/video from CalArts, where she rekindled a love for drawing and painting. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and invites you to visit her at vashtiharrison.com or on Instagram and X @vashtiharrison.
LOLA HASKINS is a poet and prose writer. She is the author of 13 previous poetry collections, most recently Asylum: Improvisations on John Clare and How Small, Confronting Morning. Her prose writing includes Fifteen Florida Cemeteries: Strange Tales Unearthed and Not Feathers Yet: A Beginner’s Guide to the Poetic Life, an advice book for people interested in poetry. Over the past decade she has been concerned with environmental issues, writing an essay introduction for a book of photographs, Visions of Florida, and contributing another essay to The Wild Heart of Florida. Her poem “Prayer for the Everglades,” ends the otherwise prose work The Book of the Everglades. Haskins has served on the executive committee of Florida Defenders of the Environment since 2011.
ALI HAZELWOOD is the New York Times' bestselling author of Love, Theoretically and The Love Hypothesis, as well as a writer of peer-reviewed articles about brain science, in which no one makes out and the ever after is not always happy. Originally from Italy, she lived in Germany and Japan before moving to the United States to pursue a Ph.D. in neuroscience. Check & Mate (G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers) is her YA debut.
GISELA HEFFES es escritora y enseña literatura y cultura latinoamericana en la Universidad de Johns Hopkins. Sus publicaciones más recientes son el ensayo crítico Visualizing Loss in Latin America: Biopolitics, Waste, and the Urban Environment (2023), las novelas Ischia (trad. al inglés, 2023), Cocodrilos en la noche (2023), y el poemario bilingüe El cero móvil de su boca / The Mobile Zero of Its Mouth (2020). Es co-editora de The Latin American Ecocultural Reader (2020), Pushing Past the Human in Latin American Cinema (2021) y Un gabinete del futuro (2022). Llega a la Feria para presentar dos obras. Por un lado: Turbar la quietud. Gestos subversivos entre fronteras (Katakana Ediciones, 2023), un volumen coeditado junto a Cristina Rivera Garza, que pone el foco en la visita de escritoras internacionales y de habla hispana en Houston, y propone mantener un diálogo activo con autoras emergentes y establecidas. Presenta, además, su nueva novela Aquí no hubo ni una estrella (SED Ediciones, 2023), obra que combina poesía y ensayo, exploraciones dialógicas con relatos y la memoria con intervenciones poéticas.
JOHN HENDRICKSON is a staff writer at The Atlantic. He previously wrote and edited for Rolling Stone, Esquire, and The Denver Post. His 2019 Atlantic feature “What Joe Biden Can’t Bring Himself to Say,” about the president's decadeslong journey with stuttering as well as his own, went viral and became the basis for his reported memoir Life on Delay: Making Peace With a Stutter (Knopf).
MANNY HERNANDEZ began taking photographs as a part-time job in 1989, while pursuing a college degree at Miami Dade College and Florida International University. Since then, his images have appeared in Vanity Fair, Newsweek, Vogue, and Rolling Stone, as well as in local outlets such as the Miami Herald and Ocean Drive magazine.