Award-Winning Authors

Authors whose books are popular with 1st year reads, community reads, visiting writers programs!

Angela Shelton

Be Your Own Hero!  Angela Shelton — activist, artist, performer, writer, award-winning filmmaker — shares heartwarming and hilarious real-life stories about moving from a life of child sexual abuse, rape and domestic violence hardships

Video: Angela Shelton Speaks

David Quammen

Quammen’s science journalism creates a fascinating blend of exploration and storytelling.  He brilliantly explains complicated science concepts to his audiences.  Three-time recipient of the National Magazine Award and long-time contributing writer for National Geographic.

Video: Emerging Diseases and the next Human Pandemic 

Daniel H. Wilson

Author of How to Survive a Robot Uprising, an award-winning SciFi Author, AI & Robotics Expert, and Cyber Security Guru.  He was selected to write, “The Andromeda Evolution” with the Michael Crichton estate, marking the 50th anniversary of “The Andromeda Strain”.

Video: Sci-fi Destroys the Future, Science Builds It

Sonia Shah

An investigative journalist and critically acclaimed author. Addressing topics from human rights to international politics, Shah tracks viruses, drugs, and their future impacts on society.

Video: Sonia Shah on Malaria

 

Kate Harding

“Rape Culture” has become a critical issue for communities across the nation. Harding, author of Asking For It, tackles this topic with practical ideas about eliminating sexual assault.

Video: Asking For It

 

Michael J. Tougias

New York Times best-selling author of The Finest Hours, Tougias shares incredible survival stories, sharing lessons about decision-making, goal attainment & resilience.

 

Michael Tougias Videos!