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Times Virtual Festival of Reading author lineup

Here’s a look at the writers who will be participating in this year’s Festival of Reading, which takes place virtually beginning Nov. 12 at

Jonathan Alter, His Very Best: Jimmy Carter, A Life

Mary Kay Andrews, Hello, Summer

Raymond Arsenault and Roy Peter Clark, editors, The Changing South of Gene Patterson: Journalism and Civil Rights, 1960-1968

Ace Atkins, The Revelators

Rick Bragg, Where I Come From: Stories From the Deep South

James Lee Burke, A Private Cathedral

Susan Cerulean, I Have Been Assigned the Single Bird: A Daughter’s Memoir

Roy Peter Clark, Murder Your Darlings: And Other Gentle Writing Advice From Aristotle to Zinsser

Michael Connelly, The Law of Innocence

Eleanor Crewes, The Times I Knew I Was Gay

Tim Dorsey, Naked Came the Florida Man

Sarah Gerard, True Love

John Grisham, A Time for Mercy

James W. Hall, Bad Axe

Kristin Harmel, The Book of Lost Names

Carl Hiaasen, Squeeze Me

Cheryl Hollon, Still Knife Painting

Andrew T. Huse, From Saloons to Steak Houses: A History of Tampa

Neal Karlen, This Thing Called Life: Prince’s Odyssey, On and Off the Record

Barbara Kingsolver, How to Fly (in Ten Thousand Easy Lessons)

Phil Klay, Missionaries

Laura Lippman, My Life as a Villainess

Gregory Maguire, A Wild Winter Swan

Brad Meltzer, I Am Anne Frank and I Am Benjamin Franklin

Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Mexican Gothic

Gary R. Mormino, Millard Fillmore Caldwell: Governing on the Wrong Side of History

Walter Mosley, The Awkward Black Man

Maggie O’Farrell, Hamnet

Craig Pittman, Cat Tale: The Wild, Weird Battle to Save the Florida Panther

Kent Russell, In the Land of Good Living: A Journey to the Heart of Florida

Ariel Sabar, Veritas: A Harvard Professor, a Con Man, and the Gospel of Jesus’s Wife

Eliot Schrefer, The Popper Penguin Rescue

Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge, 12: The Inside Story of Tom Brady’s Fight for Redemption

Katherine Snow Smith, Rules for the Southern Rule-Breaker

Les Standiford, Miami Noir: The Classics

James Swain, Bad News Travels

Kanika Tomalin, St. Pete Eats

Lisa Unger, Confessions on the 7:45

Sterling Watson, The Committee

Elizabeth Wetmore, Valentine

Colson Whitehead, The Nickel Boys

Tampa Bay Noir contributors: Ace Atkins, Colette Bancroft, Karen Brown, Luis Castillo, Michael Connelly, Tim Dorsey, Sarah Gerard, Ladee Hubbard, Danny Lopez, Gale Massey, Yuly Restrepo Garces, Lori Roy, Eliot Schrefer, Lisa Unger and Sterling Watson