Every Fall Since 1993

Past Authors by Year

2019

  • 2019
    Rebecca Makkai
  • 2019
    Madeline Miller

2018

  • 2018
    Charles Frazier
  • 2018
    Tayari Jones
  • 2018
    Colum McCann
  • 2018
    Alice McDermott
  • 2018
    Claire Messud
  • 2018
    Kamila Shamsie

2017

  • 2017
    Robert Olen Butler
  • 2017
    Chris Cleave
  • 2017
    Nadia Hashimi
  • 2017
    Eowyn Ivey
  • 2017
    Paulette Jiles
  • 2017
    Amor Towles

2016

  • 2016
    Jessie Burton
  • 2016
    Ethan Canin
  • 2016
    Patrick deWitt
  • 2016
    Lauren Groff
  • 2016
    Anthony Marra
  • 2016
    Jess Walter

2015

  • 2015
    Diane Ackerman
  • 2015
    Lily King
  • 2015
    Dinaw Mengestu
  • 2015
    Mary Doria Russell
  • 2015
    Richard Russo
  • 2015
    Jim Shepard

2014

  • 2014
    Anthony Doerr
  • 2014
    Karen Joy Fowler
  • 2014
    Curtis Sittenfeld
  • 2014
    Emily St. John Mandel
  • 2014
    Colm Toibin
  • 2014
    Jess Walter
  • 2014
    Daniel Woodrell

2013

  • 2013
    Augusten Burroughs
  • 2013
    Emma Donoghue
  • 2013
    Andre Dubus III
  • 2013
    Jennifer Haigh
  • 2013
    Ron Rash

2012

  • 2012
    Andrew Sean Greer
  • 2012
    Kathryn Harrison
  • 2012
    Hillary Jordan
  • 2012
    Jonathan Lethem
  • 2012
    Laura Lippman
  • 2012
    Tom Perrotta

2011

  • 2011
    Jennifer Egan
  • 2011
    Julia Glass
  • 2011
    Peter Matthiessen
  • 2011
    Paula McLain
  • 2011
    Julie Orringer
  • 2011
    Jim Shepard

2010

  • 2010
    Dan Chaon
  • 2010
    Chris Cleave
  • 2010
    Frank Delaney
  • 2010
    Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
  • 2010
    Wally Lamb
  • 2010
    Lori Lansens

2009

  • 2009
    Richard Bausch
  • 2009
    John Darnton
  • 2009
    Amitav Ghosh
  • 2009
    Linda Hogan
  • 2009
    Erin McKean
  • 2009
    Jayne Anne Phillips

2008

  • 2008
    Karen Joy Fowler
  • 2008
    Andrew Sean Greer
  • 2008
    Erin McKean
  • 2008
    Nathaniel Philbrick
  • 2008
    Elizabeth Strout
  • 2008
    Manil Suri

2007

  • 2007
    Frank Delaney
  • 2007
    Jane Hamilton
  • 2007
    Michael Kun
  • 2007
    Erin McKean
  • 2007
    Luis Alberto Urrea
  • 2007
    Amanda Eyre Ward

2006

  • 2006
    Geraldine Brooks
  • 2006
    Myla Goldberg
  • 2006
    Erik Larson
  • 2006
    Erin McKean
  • 2006
    Stewart O'Nan
  • 2006
    Lisa See

2005

  • 2005
    Chris Abani
  • 2005
    Gish Jen
  • 2005
    Haven Kimmel
  • 2005
    Patrick McGrath
  • 2005
    Ruth Ozeki
  • 2005
    Nancy Pearl

2004

  • 2004
    Cristina Garcia
  • 2004
    Ann-Marie MacDonald
  • 2004
    Audrey Niffenegger
  • 2004
    David Quammen
  • 2004
    Brady Udall

2003

  • 2003
    Tim Cahill
  • 2003
    Alexandra Fuller
  • 2003
    Maxine Hong Kingston
  • 2003
    Gus Lee
  • 2003
    Colum McCann

2002

  • 2002
    Rick Bragg
  • 2002
    Alan Lightman
  • 2002
    Elizabeth McCracken
  • 2002
    Bharati Mukherjee
  • 2002
    Gail Tsukiyama

2001

  • 2001
    Chris Bohjalian
  • 2001
    Andre Dubus III
  • 2001
    Donna Gershten
  • 2001
    Jacquelyn Mitchard
  • 2001
    Sena Jeter Naslund

2000

  • 2000
    Ron Hansen
  • 2000
    William Kowalski
  • 2000
    John Maclean
  • 2000
    Gregory Maguire
  • 2000
    Lawrence Shames

1999

  • 1999
    Rudolfo Anaya
  • 1999
    Amy Bloom
  • 1999
    Denise Chavez
  • 1999
    Mark Doty
  • 1999
    Kinky Friedman
  • 1999
    Nancy V. Raine

1998

  • 1998
    Robert Crais
  • 1998
    Natalie Goldberg
  • 1998
    Pam Houston
  • 1998
    Pat Mora
  • 1998
    Roger Morris
  • 1998
    E. Annie Proulx

1997

  • 1997
    Elizabeth Berg
  • 1997
    Michael Connelly
  • 1997
    Gretel Ehrlich
  • 1997
    James Halperin
  • 1997
    Lorna Landvik
  • 1997
    T. Jefferson Parker

1996

  • 1996
    Alison Baker
  • 1996
    Regina Barreca
  • 1996
    Sandra Dallas
  • 1996
    Tony Hillerman
  • 1996
    Bret Lott
  • 1996
    Jo-Ann Mapson
  • 1996
    Jill McCorkle
  • 1996
    Deirdre McNamer

1995

  • 1995
    James Galvin
  • 1995
    William Kittredge
  • 1995
    Elinor Lipman
  • 1995
    N. Scott Momaday
  • 1995
    Carolyn See
  • 1995
    Philip Lee Williams

1994

  • 1994
    Jimmy Santiago Baca
  • 1994
    Sarah Bird
  • 1994
    Judith Freeman
  • 1994
    Vera Norwood
  • 1994
    Jake Page
  • 1994
    Tim Sandlin
  • 1994
    Larry Watson

1993

  • 1993
    Jan Burke
  • 1993
    Thulani Davis
  • 1993
    Wendy Hornsby
  • 1993
    Pam Houston
  • 1993
    Jane Langton
  • 1993
    Marlys Millhiser
  • 1993
    Mary Scott
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.

Kathryn Harrison
Kathryn Harrison

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

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.

Robert Olen Butler
Robert Olen Butler

I loved you all, loved Steamboat Springs. I've done countless events over my nearly four decades of being a writer, but your Literary Sojourn was one of the handful of special highlights.

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...

Hillary Jordan
Hillary Jordan

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

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?

Chris Cleave
Chris Cleave

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

Pam Houston
Pam Houston

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

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.

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.

Tim Cahill
Tim Cahill

The most convivial of literary events.

Jacquelyn Mitchard
Jacquelyn Mitchard

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

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.

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

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

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.

Colum McCann
Colum McCann

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

Patrick deWitt
Patrick deWitt

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

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.

Jennifer Haigh
Jennifer Haigh

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

Alexandra Fuller
Alexandra Fuller

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

Stewart O'Nan
Stewart O'Nan

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

Natalie Goldberg
Natalie Goldberg

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

Ann-Marie MacDonald
Ann-Marie MacDonald

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