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Writers

John Avlon, journalist
Elizabeth Alexander, poet
Jason Reynolds, YA novelist

Since our debut show in 2014, House of SpeakEasy has been proud to feature a diverse range of published authors and performers, from Pulitzer Prize–winning journalists to acclaimed novelists and poets, as well as comedians, musicians, and emerging writers. Whether it’s a part of Seriously Entertaining shows at Joe’s Pub and Crowdcast, our SpeakTogether program in NYC high schools, or our bookmobile initiative, we are committed to presenting the best writers of today.

The following list of published authors have performed for the House of SpeakEasy shows. Click their names to read bios, purchase their books through our storefront on Bookshop.org, and learn more about their SpeakEasy performances—on stage, in schools, and on the road.

Abani, Chris
Ackerman, Elliot
Alexander, Elizabeth
Alexander, Stephon
Allen, Sandy
Almond, Steve
Alter, Jonathan
Andersen, Kurt
Appiah, Kwame Anthony
Avlon, John
Barr, Damian
Batuman, Elif
Beatty, Paul
Begley, Adam
Bergner, Daniel
Black, Michael Ian
Block, Stefan Merrill
Blyth, Mark
Booker, Sheri J.
Boot, Max
Borowitz, Andy
Brashares, Ann
Bronski, Michael
Browne, Mahogany L.
Budhos, Marina
Buford, Bill
Buhler, Ken
Burleigh, Nina
Burrough, Bryan
Burt, Stephanie
Caldwell, Ian
Calhoun, Ada
Calvocoressi, Gabrielle
Carlin, Kelly
Carpenter, Lea
Cauley, Kashana
Chang, Tina
Chaffee, Jessie
Charlton, Lauretta
Chee, Alexander
Cheever, Susan
Cheshire, Scott
Chlala, Youmna
Cobb, Jelani
Cohen, Iris Martin
Cohen, Richard
Cohen, Richard M.
Contreras, Ingrid Rojas
Coogan, Steve
Cox, Ana Marie
Crabapple, Molly
Dale, Jim
Dalrymple, William
Dennis-Benn, Nicole
Dernavich, Drew
Díaz, Jaquira
Doonan, Simon
Duwhite, Timothy
Dyer, Geoff
Ebershoff, David
Ensler, Eve
Enrich, David
Evans, Harold
Fales-Hill, Susan
Faizullah, Tarfia
Farrell, John Aloysius
Faliveno, Melissa
Fazlalizadeh, Tatyana
Feinstein, Rachel
Ferrell, Monica
Fishman, Boris
Flynn, Nick
Forman, Jr., James
Frankel, Glenn
Free, Travon
Friedman, Michael
Friend , David
Gay, Ross
Geary, James
Gilbert, David
Gleiser, Marcelo
Goldstein, Rebecca Newberger
Gooch, Brad
Gopnik, Adam
Grande, Reyna
Griffiths, Rachel Eliza
Grossman, Lev
Gourevitch, Philip
Guare, John
Gurwitch, Annabelle
Haggis, Paul
Hall, Trish
Hamilton, Gabrielle
Hannah, Duncan
Hannaham, James
Havrilesky, Heather
Hawley, Noah
Haynes, Natalie
Hilgers, Lauren
Hirsch, Edward
Hodgman, George
Hutcherson, Aaron
Islam, Tanwi Nandini
Israel, Yahdon
Jackson, Mitchell S.
Jacob, Mira
Jacobs-Jenkins, Branden
Jamieson, Kathleen Hall
Jefferson, Margo
Jones, Sarah
Kalan, Elliott
Karkowsky, Chavi Eve
Kasparov, Garry
Keefe, Patrick Radden
Keenan, Elizabeth
Kelly, Aimé Donna
Kennicott, Philip
Kidd, Chip
Kilcullen, David
Kinney, Jeff
Klay, Phil
Klein, Joe
Komunyakaa, Yusef
Konnikova, Maria
Kron, Lisa
Krug, Nora
Lang, Stephen
Larson, Erik
LaValle, Victor
Ledgerwood, Angela
Levin, Janna
Levinson, Barry
Lewis, Sarah

Linder, Joselin
Lippman, Laura
Lisicky, Paul
Lockhart, E.
Lopate, Leonard
Macdonald, Helen
Madden, T Kira
Magnason, Andri Snær
Majd, Hooman
Maldonado, Torrey
Mankoff, Bob
Markoe, Merrill
Martinez, David Tomas
Mason, Christopher
Mathis, Ayana
Mattson, Kevin
McCann, Colum
McClatchy, J.D.
McDaniel, Jeffrey
McInerney, Jay
Millet, Lydia
Minot, Susan
Moore, Graham
Moore, Susanna
Moses, Itamar
Mosse, Kate
Moyo, Dambisa
Nelson, Anne
Nieto, Nadxieli
Norris, Mary
Novey, Idra
O’Neill, Heather
O’Neill, Tracy
O’Rourke, P.J.
Olasov, Ian
Older, Daniel José
Onion, Rebecca
Orlean, Susan
Osajyefo, Kwanza
Pandya, Sameer
Pardlo, Gregory
Parini, Jay
Paxson, Maggie
Phillips, Rowan Ricardo
Phillips, Helen
Pinker, Steven
Povenmire, Dan
Princenthal, Nancy
Randall, Lisa
Rapp, Adam
Rebanks, James
Reiss, Tom
Reynolds, Jason
Riedel, Michael
Rips, Michael
Rivera, Lilliam
Robinson, Lisa
Robinson, Roxana
Rogers, JT
Ronson, Jon
Rose, Joel
Rosenblatt, Roger
Rushdie, Salman
Salie, Faith
Scardino, Meredith
Scelfo, Julie
Scharf, Caleb
Schwartz, John Burnham
Scott, Rion Amilcar
Scurr, Ruth
Seierstad, Åsne
Segura, Alex
Shafak, Elif
Shaughnessy, Brenda
Sharlet, Jeff
Sheehy, Gail
Shields, Brooke
Shipstead, Maggie
Shteyngart, Gary
Sinclair, Safiya
Sky, Emma
Smith, Tom Rob
Solomon, Andrew
Sorin, Gretchen
Soto, Mike
Spar, Debora
Spinney, Laura
Spillman, Rob
Stallings, A.E.
Stefanovic, Sofija
Steinhauer, Jennifer
Steinke, Darcey
Stine, R. L.
Straczynski, J. Michael
Strand, Jessica
Straub, Emma
Strossen, Nadine
Sword, Anton
Tamani, Liara
Tamblyn, Amber
Taseer, Aatish
Thien, Madeleine
Thurman, Uma
Towles, Amor
Truong, Monique
Tulathimutte, Tony
Vachon, Dana
Vaill, Amanda
VanderMeer, Jeff
Villareal, Raymond
Wagner, Erica
Wainwright III, Loudon
Wands, Greg
Ward, Vicky
Wax, Ruby
Weber, Caroline
Welsh, Irvine
Wilson, Emily
Williams, Dar
Willimon, Beau
Winchester, Simon
Wolff, Michael
Wolitzer, Meg
Wood, Cutter
Wray, John
Wright, Doug
Yagoda, Ben
Yanique, Tiphanie
Yates, J. Christopher
Yeh, James
Young, Kevin
Yu, Charles
Zimmer, Carl

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