Past Authors

  • Chris Abani

    Chris Abani 2005

  • Rudolfo Anaya

    Rudolfo Anaya 1999

  • Jimmy Santiago Baca

    Jimmy Santiago Baca 1994

  • Alison Baker

    Alison Baker 1996

  • Regina Barreca

    Regina Barreca 1996

  • Richard Bausch

    Richard Bausch 2009

  • Elizabeth Berg

    Elizabeth Berg 1997

  • Sarah Bird

    Sarah Bird 1994

  • Amy Bloom

    Amy Bloom 1999

  • Chris Bohjalian

    Chris Bohjalian 2001

    “[Literary Sojourn] is an absolutely wondrous event. It was also - and this is no small thing - massive amounts of fun!”

  • Rick Bragg

    Rick Bragg 2002

  • Geraldine Brooks

    Geraldine Brooks 2006 web site

  • Jan Burke

    Jan Burke 1993

  • Augusten Burroughs

    Augusten Burroughs 2013 web site

  • Tim Cahill

    Tim Cahill 2003

    “The most convivial of literary events.”

  • Dan Chaon

    Dan Chaon 2010 web site

  • Denise Chavez

    Denise Chavez 1999

  • Chris Cleave

    Chris Cleave 2010 web site

    “One of the best literary festivals I've ever participated in. The atmosphere was electric. A great success!”

  • Michael Connelly

    Michael Connelly 1997

  • Robert Crais

    Robert Crais 1998

  • Sandra Dallas

    Sandra Dallas 1996 web site

    “I left for London for a book tour on Monday after Literary Sojourn. It's lovely, but I keep thinking I could be in Steamboat...”

  • John Darnton

    John Darnton 2009 web site

  • Thulani Davis

    Thulani Davis 1993

  • Frank Delaney

    Frank Delaney 2007, 2010 web site

  • Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

    Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni 2010 web site

  • Emma Donoghue

    Emma Donoghue 2013 web site

  • Mark Doty

    Mark Doty 1999

  • Andre Dubus III

    Andre Dubus III 2001, 2013 web site

    “Thank you for a wonderful weekend in sunny, snowbound, completely enchanting, Alpine-glowing Steamboat Springs! It was an inspiring celebration of the written word.”

  • Jennifer Egan

    Jennifer Egan 2011 web site

  • Gretel Ehrlich

    Gretel Ehrlich 1997

  • Judith Freeman

    Judith Freeman 1994

  • Kinky Friedman

    Kinky Friedman 1999

  • Alexandra Fuller

    Alexandra Fuller 2003 web site

    “Lots of fun! Very much thank you and much respect. It was truly an amazing, amazing event.”

  • James Galvin

    James Galvin 1995

  • Cristina Garcia

    Cristina Garcia 2004 web site

  • Donna Gershten

    Donna Gershten 2001

  • Amitav Ghosh

    Amitav Ghosh 2009 web site

  • Julia Glass

    Julia Glass 2011

  • Myla Goldberg

    Myla Goldberg 2006

  • Natalie Goldberg

    Natalie Goldberg 1998

    “This is a deep, elegant, compassionate, smart, kind and wild event.”

  • Andrew Sean Greer

    Andrew Sean Greer 2008, 2012 web site

  • Jennifer Haigh

    Jennifer Haigh 2013 web site

  • James Halperin

    James Halperin 1997

  • Jane Hamilton

    Jane Hamilton 2007

  • Ron Hansen

    Ron Hansen 2000

  • Kathryn Harrison

    Kathryn Harrison 2012 web site

    “It was an exceptional event, embracing, well-organized, fun, beautiful. I was happy to be included.  ”

  • Tony Hillerman

    Tony Hillerman 1996

  • Linda Hogan

    Linda Hogan 2009

  • Wendy Hornsby

    Wendy Hornsby 1993

  • Pam Houston

    Pam Houston 1993, 1998 web site

    “The best show in the West—this is one class act.”

  • Gish Jen

    Gish Jen 2005

  • Hillary Jordan

    Hillary Jordan 2012 web site

    “What a fantastic & memorable weekend. It really doesn't get any better for an author. A true love fest.”

  • Haven Kimmel

    Haven Kimmel 2005

  • Maxine Hong Kingston

    Maxine Hong Kingston 2003

    “I loved being here in my community of readers and writers. I need to be inspired and re-inspired constantly by other authors, reminding me it is possible to do this task we do.”

  • William Kittredge

    William Kittredge 1995

  • William Kowalski

    William Kowalski 2000

  • Michael Kun

    Michael Kun 2007

  • Wally Lamb

    Wally Lamb 2010

    “The organizers are consummate pros, the town is quirky and interesting, and the audience is fun, smart, well read, and wonderfully appreciative. I had a blast.”

  • Lorna Landvik

    Lorna Landvik 1997 web site

    “This event seemed like the Cannes of the book world.”

  • Jane Langton

    Jane Langton 1993

  • Lori Lansens

    Lori Lansens 2010 web site

  • Erik Larson

    Erik Larson 2006

  • Gus Lee

    Gus Lee 2003

  • Jonathan Lethem

    Jonathan Lethem 2012 web site

  • Alan Lightman

    Alan Lightman 2002

  • Elinor Lipman

    Elinor Lipman 1995

  • Laura Lippman

    Laura Lippman 2012 web site

  • Bret Lott

    Bret Lott 1996

  • Ann-Marie MacDonald

    Ann-Marie MacDonald 2004

    “Thank you for such a wonderful event…for bringing together readers & writers so warmly and so intelligently.”

  • John Maclean

    John Maclean 2000

  • Gregory Maguire

    Gregory Maguire 2000 web site

    “The courtesy was top drawer, the arrangements impeccable, the site out of dreamscape, and the audience was made up of readers. What more can an itinerant author want?”

  • Jo-Ann Mapson

    Jo-Ann Mapson 1996

  • Peter Matthiessen

    Peter Matthiessen 2011

  • Colum McCann

    Colum McCann 2003

    “Never before have I seen readers open up to books in such a generous and inspiring manner.”

  • Jill McCorkle

    Jill McCorkle 1996

  • Elizabeth McCracken

    Elizabeth McCracken 2002

  • Patrick McGrath

    Patrick McGrath 2005

  • Erin McKean

    Erin McKean 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

  • Paula McLain

    Paula McLain 2011

  • Deirdre McNamer

    Deirdre McNamer 1996

  • Marlys Millhiser

    Marlys Millhiser 1993

  • Jacquelyn Mitchard

    Jacquelyn Mitchard 2001

    “What a glorious, stupendous program you put together. I was humbled, truly humbled.”

  • N. Scott Momaday

    N. Scott Momaday 1995

  • Pat Mora

    Pat Mora 1998

  • Roger Morris

    Roger Morris 1998

  • Bharati Mukherjee

    Bharati Mukherjee 2002

  • Sena Jeter Naslund

    Sena Jeter Naslund 2001 web site

  • Audrey Niffenegger

    Audrey Niffenegger 2004

  • Vera Norwood

    Vera Norwood 1994

  • Stewart O'Nan

    Stewart O'Nan 2006 web site

    “It was lovely, great people, great event, wonderful fellow authors, and of course your incredible hospitality.”

  • Julie Orringer

    Julie Orringer 2011 web site

  • Ruth Ozeki

    Ruth Ozeki 2005

  • Jake Page

    Jake Page 1994

  • T. Jefferson Parker

    T. Jefferson Parker 1997

  • Nancy Pearl

    Nancy Pearl 2005

  • Tom Perrotta

    Tom Perrotta 2012 web site

  • Nathaniel Philbrick

    Nathaniel Philbrick 2008 web site

  • Jayne Anne Phillips

    Jayne Anne Phillips 2009 web site

  • E. Annie Proulx

    E. Annie Proulx 1998

  • David Quammen

    David Quammen 2004

  • Nancy V. Raine

    Nancy V. Raine 1999

  • Ron Rash

    Ron Rash 2013

  • Tim Sandlin

    Tim Sandlin 1994

  • Mary Scott

    Mary Scott 1993

  • Carolyn See

    Carolyn See 1995

  • Lisa See

    Lisa See 2006 web site

  • Lawrence Shames

    Lawrence Shames 2000

    “Literary Sojourn was a thoroughly congenial, graciously choreographed, happy collision of writers and readers in a magnificent setting.”

  • Jim Shepard

    Jim Shepard 2011 web site

  • Elizabeth Strout

    Elizabeth Strout 2008 web site

  • Manil Suri

    Manil Suri 2008 web site

  • Gail Tsukiyama

    Gail Tsukiyama 2002

  • Brady Udall

    Brady Udall 2004 web site

  • Luis Alberto Urrea

    Luis Alberto Urrea 2007

  • Jess Walter

    Jess Walter 2013 web site

  • Amanda Eyre Ward

    Amanda Eyre Ward 2007

  • Larry Watson

    Larry Watson 1994

  • Philip Lee Williams

    Philip Lee Williams 1995

Maxine Hong Kingston

“I loved being here in my community of readers and writers. I need to be inspired and re-inspired constantly by other authors, reminding me it is possible to do this task we do.”

Andre Dubus III

“Thank you for a wonderful weekend in sunny, snowbound, completely enchanting, Alpine-glowing Steamboat Springs! It was an inspiring celebration of the written word.”

Sandra Dallas

“I left for London for a book tour on Monday after Literary Sojourn. It's lovely, but I keep thinking I could be in Steamboat...”

Pam Houston

“The best show in the West—this is one class act.”

Stewart O'Nan

“It was lovely, great people, great event, wonderful fellow authors, and of course your incredible hospitality.”

Alexandra Fuller

“Lots of fun! Very much thank you and much respect. It was truly an amazing, amazing event.”

Ann-Marie MacDonald

“Thank you for such a wonderful event…for bringing together readers & writers so warmly and so intelligently.”

Hillary Jordan

“What a fantastic & memorable weekend. It really doesn't get any better for an author. A true love fest.”

Chris Cleave

“One of the best literary festivals I've ever participated in. The atmosphere was electric. A great success!”

Kathryn Harrison

“It was an exceptional event, embracing, well-organized, fun, beautiful. I was happy to be included.  ”