8:30–9:00 am | Registration and Breakfast

9:00–10:00 am | Editors’ Picks: Top Titles from Top Publishers

  • Jen Barth, Vice President and Executive Editor, HarperCollins
  • Sean McDonald, Vice President and Executive Editor, Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Diana Miller, Editor, Knopf
  • Denise Roy, Senior Editor, Dutton
  • Bob Weil, Publishing Director, Liveright: W.W. Norton

Moderator: Barbara Hoffert

10:00–10:15 am | BREAK

10:15–11:00 am | Book Trip

  • Bill Clegg, Did You Ever Have a Family (Scout Pr: Gallery)
  • Kimberly Burns, Publicist
  • Karen Kosztolnyik, Executive Editor, Gallery Books and Scout Press
  • Michelle (Fadlalla) Leo, Vice President, Director of Education & Library Marketing, S. & S.

Moderator: Barbara Hoffert

11:00 am–12:00 noon | First Novels

  • Ron Childress, And West Is West (Algonquin)
  • Sloane Crosley, The Clasp (Macmillan)
  • Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor, Welcome to Night Vale (HarperCollins)
  • Paige McKenzie, The Haunting of Sunshine Girl: Book One (Perseus)
  • Claire Vaye Watkins, Gold Fame Citrus (Penguin)

Moderator: Stephanie Klose

12:00 noon–1:00 pm | LUNCH
Gretchen Rubin, Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives (Random)

1:15–2:00 pm | Town Hall Meeting

2:00–2:15 pm | BREAK

2:15–3:00 pm | The Immigrant Experience

  • Vanessa Diffenbaugh, We Never Asked for Wings (Random)
  • Nadia Hashimi, When the Moon Is Low (HarperCollins)
  • Dan-el Padilla Peralta, Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League (Penguin)
  • Patricia Park, Re Jane (Penguin)

Moderator: Stephanie Sendaula

3:00–4:00 pm | Historical Fiction

  • Charles Belfoure, House of Thieves (Sourcebooks)
  • Geraldine Brooks, The Secret Chord (Penguin)
  • Dolen Perkins Valdez, Balm (HarperCollins)
  • Gregory Maguire, After Alice (HarperCollins)
  • Adriana Trigiani, All the Stars in the Heavens (HarperCollins)

Moderator: Barbara Hoffert

4:00–4:15 pm | BREAK

4:15–5:15 pm | Top Thrills

  • Jennifer McMahon, The Night Sister (Random)
  • Lori Roy, Let Me Die in His Footsteps (Penguin)
  • Charles Todd, A Pattern of Lies: A Bess Crawford Mystery (HarperCollins)
  • Kathy Reichs, Speaking in Bones (Random)
  • Kate White. The Wrong Man (HarperCollins)

Moderator: Jeff Ayers



Wednesday, May 27, 2015
9:00 am – 6:00 pm

NYU Kimmel Center
Eisner & Lubin Auditorium
60 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012

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