Every Fall Since 1993

Past Authors

Chris Abani
Chris Abani Chris Abani 2005 Website

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

Diane Ackerman
Diane Ackerman Diane Ackerman 2015 Website
Rudolfo Anaya
Rudolfo Anaya 1999 Website
Jimmy Santiago Baca
Jimmy Santiago Baca Jimmy Santiago Baca 1994 Website
Alison Baker
Alison Baker 1996 Website
Regina Barreca
Regina Barreca Regina Barreca 1996 Website
Richard Bausch
Richard Bausch Richard Bausch 2009 Website
Elizabeth Berg
Elizabeth Berg Elizabeth Berg 1997 Website
Sarah Bird
Sarah Bird 1994 Website
Amy Bloom
Amy Bloom Amy Bloom 1999 Website
Chris Bohjalian
Chris Bohjalian 2001 Website

[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 Website
Geraldine Brooks
Geraldine Brooks Geraldine Brooks 2006 Website
Jan Burke
Jan Burke Jan Burke 1993 Website
Augusten Burroughs
Augusten Burroughs Augusten Burroughs 2013 Website
Jessie Burton
Jessie Burton Jessie Burton 2016 Website

Of all the events I have taken part in, Literary Sojourn remains a highlight - fantastically organised, with care and consideration. I was honoured to share the stage with such varied and interesting authors and to hear their stories as well as sharing mine. The readers at Literary Sojourn are a welcoming, intelligent and friendly bunch, and I was very lucky to spend my time in their company in the breathtaking setting that is Steamboat Springs. A magical weekend.

Tim Cahill
Tim Cahill Tim Cahill 2003 Website

The most convivial of literary events.

Ethan Canin
Ethan Canin Ethan Canin 2016 Website

The Literary Sojourn is a rare event. Rare in its warmth, rare in its beauty, rare in the love of books that one feels everywhere in this splendid place. It's a first rate experience for both reader and writer.

Dan Chaon
Dan Chaon Dan Chaon 2010 Website
Denise Chavez
Denise Chavez 1999 Website
Chris Cleave
Chris Cleave Chris Cleave 2010, 2017 Website
Michael Connelly
Michael Connelly 1997 Website
Robert Crais
Robert Crais Robert Crais 1998 Website
Sandra Dallas
Sandra Dallas Sandra Dallas 1996 Website

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 John Darnton 2009 Website
Thulani Davis
Thulani Davis 1993 Website
Frank Delaney
Frank Delaney Frank Delaney 2007, 2010 Website
Patrick deWitt
Patrick deWitt Patrick deWitt 2016 Website

I had an incredible time in Steamboat Springs. Great crowd, and the event was expertly run. Highly recommended.

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni 2010 Website
Anthony Doerr
Anthony Doerr Anthony Doerr 2014 Website

Literary Sojourn is not only a opportunity to exchange ideas with other writers, eat good food, and meet with engaged readers—some of whom travel quite far—in a gorgeous setting. You also get to experience a singular day where literature is the most important thing in the room. I left Steamboat Springs energized and deeply grateful.

Emma Donoghue
Emma Donoghue Emma Donoghue 2013 Website
Mark Doty
Mark Doty 1999 Website
Andre Dubus III
Andre Dubus III Andre Dubus III 2001, 2013 Website

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 Jennifer Egan 2011 Website
Gretel Ehrlich
Gretel Ehrlich 1997 Website
Karen Joy Fowler
Karen Joy Fowler Karen Joy Fowler 2008, 2014 Website
Judith Freeman
Judith Freeman Judith Freeman 1994 Website
Kinky Friedman
Kinky Friedman 1999 Website
Alexandra Fuller
Alexandra Fuller Alexandra Fuller 2003 Website

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

James Galvin
James Galvin 1995 Website
Cristina Garcia
Cristina Garcia Cristina Garcia 2004 Website
Donna Gershten
Donna Gershten 2001 Website
Amitav Ghosh
Amitav Ghosh Amitav Ghosh 2009 Website
Julia Glass
Julia Glass Julia Glass 2011 Website
Myla Goldberg
Myla Goldberg Myla Goldberg 2006 Website
Natalie Goldberg
Natalie Goldberg Natalie Goldberg 1998 Website

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

Andrew Sean Greer
Andrew Sean Greer Andrew Sean Greer 2008, 2012 Website
Lauren Groff
Lauren Groff Lauren Groff 2016 Website
Jennifer Haigh
Jennifer Haigh Jennifer Haigh 2013 Website

Literary Sojourn remains one of my all-time favorite book events! You do a marvelous thing for readers and writers.

James Halperin
James Halperin 1997 Website
Jane Hamilton
Jane Hamilton Jane Hamilton 2007 Website
Ron Hansen
Ron Hansen 2000 Website
Kathryn Harrison
Kathryn Harrison Kathryn Harrison 2012 Website

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

Tony Hillerman
Tony Hillerman 1996 Website
Linda Hogan
Linda Hogan Linda Hogan 2009 Website
Wendy Hornsby
Wendy Hornsby Wendy Hornsby 1993 Website
Pam Houston
Pam Houston Pam Houston 1993, 1998 Website

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

Gish Jen
Gish Jen Gish Jen 2005 Website
Hillary Jordan
Hillary Jordan Hillary Jordan 2012 Website

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

Haven Kimmel
Haven Kimmel Haven Kimmel 2005 Website
Lily King
Lily King Lily King 2015 Website
Maxine Hong Kingston
Maxine Hong Kingston Maxine Hong Kingston 2003 Website

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 Website
William Kowalski
William Kowalski 2000 Website
Michael Kun
Michael Kun Michael Kun 2007 Website
Wally Lamb
Wally Lamb Wally Lamb 2010 Website

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 Website

This event seemed like the Cannes of the book world.

Jane Langton
Jane Langton 1993 Website
Lori Lansens
Lori Lansens Lori Lansens 2010 Website
Erik Larson
Erik Larson Erik Larson 2006 Website
Gus Lee
Gus Lee Gus Lee 2003 Website
Jonathan Lethem
Jonathan Lethem Jonathan Lethem 2012 Website
Alan Lightman
Alan Lightman 2002 Website
Elinor Lipman
Elinor Lipman Elinor Lipman 1995 Website
Laura Lippman
Laura Lippman Laura Lippman 2012 Website
Bret Lott
Bret Lott 1996 Website
Ann-Marie MacDonald
Ann-Marie MacDonald Ann-Marie MacDonald 2004 Website

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

John Maclean
John Maclean 2000 Website
Gregory Maguire
Gregory Maguire Gregory Maguire 2000 Website

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 Jo-Ann Mapson 1996 Website
Anthony Marra
Anthony Marra Anthony Marra 2016 Website

The generous hospitality, postcard perfect setting, and lasting dialogue has made Literary Sojourn among my favorite American literary programs. I didn’t want to leave, but I returned home enriched and enlarged, my faith in the written word powerfully affirmed.

Peter Matthiessen
Peter Matthiessen Peter Matthiessen 2011 Website
Colum McCann
Colum McCann Colum McCann 2003 Website

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

Jill McCorkle
Jill McCorkle Jill McCorkle 1996 Website
Elizabeth McCracken
Elizabeth McCracken 2002 Website
Patrick McGrath
Patrick McGrath Patrick McGrath 2005 Website
Erin McKean
Erin McKean Erin McKean 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Website
Paula McLain
Paula McLain Paula McLain 2011 Website
Deirdre McNamer
Deirdre McNamer 1996 Website
Dinaw Mengestu
Dinaw Mengestu Dinaw Mengestu 2015 Website
Marlys Millhiser
Marlys Millhiser 1993 Website
Jacquelyn Mitchard
Jacquelyn Mitchard Jacquelyn Mitchard 2001 Website

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

N. Scott Momaday
N. Scott Momaday 1995 Website
Pat Mora
Pat Mora Pat Mora 1998 Website
Roger Morris
Roger Morris 1998 Website
Bharati Mukherjee
Bharati Mukherjee 2002 Website
Sena Jeter Naslund
Sena Jeter Naslund 2001 Website
Audrey Niffenegger
Audrey Niffenegger Audrey Niffenegger 2004 Website
Vera Norwood
Vera Norwood 1994 Website
Stewart O'Nan
Stewart O'Nan Stewart O'Nan 2006 Website

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

Julie Orringer
Julie Orringer Julie Orringer 2011 Website
Ruth Ozeki
Ruth Ozeki Ruth Ozeki 2005 Website
Jake Page
Jake Page 1994 Website
T. Jefferson Parker
T. Jefferson Parker T. Jefferson Parker 1997 Website
Nancy Pearl
Nancy Pearl Nancy Pearl 2005 Website
Tom Perrotta
Tom Perrotta Tom Perrotta 2012 Website
Nathaniel Philbrick
Nathaniel Philbrick Nathaniel Philbrick 2008 Website
Jayne Anne Phillips
Jayne Anne Phillips Jayne Anne Phillips 2009 Website
E. Annie Proulx
E. Annie Proulx 1998 Website
David Quammen
David Quammen David Quammen 2004 Website
Nancy V. Raine
Nancy V. Raine 1999 Website
Ron Rash
Ron Rash Ron Rash 2013 Website
Mary Doria Russell
Mary Doria Russell 2015 Website
Richard Russo
Richard Russo Richard Russo 2015 Website
Tim Sandlin
Tim Sandlin Tim Sandlin 1994 Website
Mary Scott
Mary Scott 1993 Website
Carolyn See
Carolyn See 1995 Website
Lisa See
Lisa See Lisa See 2006 Website
Lawrence Shames
Lawrence Shames 2000 Website

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

Jim Shepard
Jim Shepard Jim Shepard 2011, 2015 Website
Curtis Sittenfeld
Curtis Sittenfeld Curtis Sittenfeld 2014 Website
Emily St. John Mandel
Emily St. John Mandel Emily St. John Mandel 2014 Website

I'm in Miami this morning, at the tail end of the US tour for Station Eleven, and I have to tell you, when I look back at the tour the festival in Steamboat Springs stands out as such a highlight. It's a wonderful festival and I'm so happy that I had an opportunity to take part in it.

Elizabeth Strout
Elizabeth Strout Elizabeth Strout 2008 Website
Manil Suri
Manil Suri Manil Suri 2008 Website
Colm Toibin
Colm Toibin Colm Toibin 2014 Website
Gail Tsukiyama
Gail Tsukiyama 2002 Website
Brady Udall
Brady Udall Brady Udall 2004 Website
Luis Alberto Urrea
Luis Alberto Urrea Luis Alberto Urrea 2007 Website
Jess Walter
Jess Walter Jess Walter 2014, 2016 Website
Amanda Eyre Ward
Amanda Eyre Ward Amanda Eyre Ward 2007 Website
Larry Watson
Larry Watson Larry Watson 1994 Website
Philip Lee Williams
Philip Lee Williams Philip Lee Williams 1995 Website
Daniel Woodrell
Daniel Woodrell Daniel Woodrell 2014 Website
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Sandra Dallas
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...

Alexandra Fuller
Alexandra Fuller

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

Jacquelyn Mitchard
Jacquelyn Mitchard

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

Emily St. John Mandel
Emily St. John Mandel

I'm in Miami this morning, at the tail end of the US tour for Station Eleven, and I have to tell you, when I look back at the tour the festival in Steamboat Springs stands out as such a highlight. It's a wonderful festival and I'm so happy that I had an opportunity to take part in it.

Gregory Maguire
Gregory Maquire

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?

Anthony Marra
Anthony Marra

The generous hospitality, postcard perfect setting, and lasting dialogue has made Literary Sojourn among my favorite American literary programs. I didn’t want to leave, but I returned home enriched and enlarged, my faith in the written word powerfully affirmed.

Ethan Canin
Ethan Canin

The Literary Sojourn is a rare event. Rare in its warmth, rare in its beauty, rare in the love of books that one feels everywhere in this splendid place. It's a first rate experience for both reader and writer.

Jennifer Haigh
Jennifer Haigh

Literary Sojourn remains one of my all-time favorite book events! You do a marvelous thing for readers and writers.

Hillary Jordan
Hillary Jordan

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

Tim Cahill
Tim Cahill

The most convivial of literary events.

Stewart O'Nan
Stewart O'Nan

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

Andre Dubus III
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.

Ann-Marie MacDonald
Ann-Marie MacDonald

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

Jessie Burton
Jessie Burton

Of all the events I have taken part in, Literary Sojourn remains a highlight - fantastically organised, with care and consideration. I was honoured to share the stage with such varied and interesting authors and to hear their stories as well as sharing mine. The readers at Literary Sojourn are a welcoming, intelligent and friendly bunch, and I was very lucky to spend my time in their company in the breathtaking setting that is Steamboat Springs. A magical weekend.

Natalie Goldberg
Natalie Goldberg

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

Chris Abani
Chris Cleave

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

Kathryn Harrison
Kathryn Harrison

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

Anthony Doerr
Anthony Doerr

Literary Sojourn is not only a opportunity to exchange ideas with other writers, eat good food, and meet with engaged readers—some of whom travel quite far—in a gorgeous setting. You also get to experience a singular day where literature is the most important thing in the room. I left Steamboat Springs energized and deeply grateful.

Colum McCann
Colum McCann

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

Wally Lamb
Wally Lamb

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.

Pam Houston
Pam Houston

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

Patrick deWitt
Patrick deWitt

I had an incredible time in Steamboat Springs. Great crowd, and the event was expertly run. Highly recommended.

Colum McCann
Colum McCann

Literary Sojourn is the sort of weekend that helps you rediscover the echo of the written word.

Maxine Hong Kingston
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.