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U.S. Book Show will feature a variety of keynote speakers, editor and author panels, and special timely and topical library, bookselling and industry programming.

Attendees will enjoy a packed schedule and have a front row seat to seasoned, debut and emerging voices.

Editors’ Picks panels will feature Fall 2022 (August–December) books, chosen and highlighted by Publishers Weekly‘s editors in selected categories. These panels will give attendees an up-close opportunity to hear the “story behind the story” from each book’s editor.

Author panels will bring together some of the brightest and talented creators of content to discuss their upcoming books in depth with industry expert moderators.

DAY 2 | INDUSTRY, INTERNATIONAL, LIBRARY, BOOKSELLING AND COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS

10:30–11:00 AM ET

Welcome and Opening Keynote

"Writing and Publishing in a Time of War" featuring Andrey Kurkov, author, Grey Bees (Deep Vellum) interviewed by Ed Nawotka, Bookselling and International Editor, Publishers Weekly

Speakers

Andrey KurkovAndrey Kurkov, author, Grey Bees (Deep Vellum)

Moderator

Ed NawotkaEd Nawotka, Bookselling and International Editor, Publishers Weekly

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

What Does a Healthy Publishing Industry Look Like?

INDUSTRY TRACK

Publishers are faring better than ever, but they're also bigger than ever. Amazon remains the dominant retail force in the business. In the U.S., our standard-bearer industry trade event, BookExpo, is no longer. Independent booksellers, having survived the pandemic, are still facing daunting issues. There’s a crushing paper shortage. Is this a healthy publishing industry? Are there players that need to be supported better? Are there alternatives?

Speakers

Donya CraddockDonya Craddock, Co-owner, The Dock Bookshop
Morgan EntrekinMorgan Entrekin, CEO and Publisher, Grove Atlantic
Joe MatthewsJoe Matthews, CEO, Independent Publishers Group
Mary RasenbergerMary Rasenberger, CEO, The Authors Guild & The Authors Guild Foundation

Moderator

Daniel VazquezDaniel Vazquez, senior editor, Astra House

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET

Libraries Are Essential

Sponsored by

With the second annual Libraries Are Essential program, the U.S. Book Show once again acknowledges a simple fact: America's libraries are more than just a key marketplace for publishers and authors, they are bedrock institutions, anchors in our communities, vital to the health of our democracy and society, and crucial to our reading and literary cultures.

The 2022 Libraries Are Essential program will run from 11 AM to 5:00 PM ET on May 24. The program will be presented in two blocks, separated by a lunchtime program, featuring an array of voices and perspectives from the library community.

The morning session will explore the rise of book banning, misinformation, educational gag orders, and other legislation targeting the work of public and school libraries across the nation. The afternoon session will focus on the post-pandemic future of libraries, including issues of worker and public safety, digital equity issues, and library leadership. The program will conclude with a keynote U.S. Congressman from Maryland Jamie Raskin, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling book Unthinkable: Trauma, Truth, and the Trials of American Democracy.

And for a special bonus session, join us on Wednesday evening, May 25 (6:45–8:00 PM ET) for a very special library-themed live session of the wildly popular Friends & Fiction author group.

View the full schedule here

12:30–1:30 PM ET

The Pandemic and Publishing: How Has Covid Changed the Industry for Good?

INDUSTRY TRACK

While the scars of the pandemic are still raw, many people are trying to look ahead to a new normal. The question is, what does a "new normal" look like? With the pandemic having upended office life and decimated the supply chain, those in publishing need to ask what's next. Can the changes brought by remote working bring about positive changes in work/life balance and help diversify our workforce? Can the ongoing supply chain issues bring about new, more productive, ways of doing business?

Speakers

Jennifer EnderlinJennifer Enderlin, President and Publisher, The St. Martin’s Publishing Group
Monica OdomMonica Odom, Founder and Literary Agent, Odom Media Management
Anjali SinghAnjali Singh, Literary Agent, Ayesha Pande Literary
Julia SommerfeldJulia Sommerfeld, Publisher, Amazon Publishing

Moderator

Paul BogaardsPaul Bogaards, Owner, Bogaards Public Relations LLC

1:00–2:00 PM ET

Bringing the World to Your Door: A Spotlight on Arabic Literature and Culture

INTERNATIONAL TRACK

For centuries, Arabic literature and culture has influenced some of the West's most revered authors and thinkers. Why is it important that we continue to share works of this diverse culture around the world?

The Sheikh Zayed Book Award presents a panel discussion highlighting the importance of sharing Arabic literature and culture around the world, featuring translators, professors and one of this year's book award winners.

Speakers

Michael CoopersonMichael Cooperson, American author, translator and professor of Arabic language and literature at the University of California, Los Angeles
Dr. Muhsin J. Al-MusawiDr. Muhsin J. Al-Musawi, Professor of Classical and Modern Arabic Literature, Comparative and Cultural Studies, Columbia University; Recipient of the 2022 Sheikh Zayed Book Award for Arabic Culture in Other Languages
Tahera QutbuddinTahera Qutbuddin, Professor of Arabic Literature, University of Chicago

Moderator

Ed NawotkaEd Nawotka, Bookselling and International Editor, Publishers Weekly

2:00–3:00 PM ET

How Books Get Covered Around the Globe

INTERNATIONAL TRACK

Book markets everywhere have much in common, from the challenges of online commerce to bestseller lists dominated by authors with internationally-recognized brands. Of course, national differences remain despite globalization. Take a world tour of the book world today with journalists and analysts who cover publishing and literary developments in Europe, Asia, South America, the Middle East and Africa.

Speakers

Andrew AlbaneseAndrew Albanese, Senior Writer, Publishers Weekly
Javier CelayaJavier Celaya, CEO and Founder, Dosdoce.com
Fabrice PiaultFabrice Piault, Editor in Chief, Livres Hebdo
Olivia SnaijeOlivia Snaije, Journalist and Editor
Rüdiger WischenbartRüdiger Wischenbart, Writer and Founder, Content and Consulting

Moderator

Christopher KenneallyChristopher Kenneally, Senior Director, Content Marketing, Copyright Clearance Center; Host, Velocity of Content Podcast

2:00–3:00 PM ET

TikTok and Books: Has the Social Media Platform Become One of the Most Powerful Digital Marketing Tools for Books?

INDUSTRY TRACK

Over the past two-three years, TikTok has emerged as one of the most powerful platforms for driving book sales. But just how powerful is it? What books work best on it? And is this a promotional tool that's here to stay...or a flash in the marketing pan?

Speakers

Shannon DeVitoShannon DeVito, Director of Books, Barnes & Noble
Ariele FredmanAriele Fredman, Deputy Director of Publicity, Atria Books
Kendra Keeter-GrayKendra Keeter-Gray, BookToker
Alexandra HoopesAlexandra Hoopes, Manager, Social Platforms, St. Martin’s Publishing Group
Jessie StrattonJessie Stratton, Marketing Assistant, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House

Moderator

Fauzia BurkeFauzia Burke, Owner, FSB Associates

2:00–3:00 PM ET

Editors' Picks Panel: Comics & Graphic Novels

Speakers

Adventuregame: Leviathon by Jason Shiga (Abram’s Children’s) featuring Maggie Lehrman, Editorial Director, Fiction, Abram’s Children's BooksAdventuregame: Leviathon by Jason Shiga (Abram’s Children’s) featuring Maggie Lehrman, Editorial Director, Fiction, Abram’s Children's Books
A Career in Books: A Novel about Friends, Money, and the Occasional Duck Bun by Kate Gavino (Plume) featuring Jill SchwartzmanA Career in Books: A Novel about Friends, Money, and the Occasional Duck Bun by Kate Gavino (Plume) featuring Jill Schwartzman
Ducks by Kate Beaton (Drawn & Quarterly) featuring Peggy Burns, Publisher, Drawn & QuarterlyDucks by Kate Beaton (Drawn & Quarterly) featuring Peggy Burns, Publisher, Drawn & Quarterly
Frizzy by Claribel A. Ortega and Rose Bousamra (First Second) featuring Kiara Valdez, Editor, First SecondFrizzy by Claribel A. Ortega and Rose Bousamra (First Second) featuring Kiara Valdez, Editor, First Second
Men I Trust by Tommi Parish (Fantagraphics) featuring Eric Reynolds, Vice-President and Associate Publisher, Fantagraphics BooksMen I Trust by Tommi Parish (Fantagraphics) featuring Eric Reynolds, Vice-President and Associate Publisher, Fantagraphics Books
The Tryout by Christina Soontornvat, illustrated by Joanna Cacao (Graphix) featuring Tracy Mack, Vice-President and Publisher, Scholastic Trade Book GroupThe Tryout by Christina Soontornvat, illustrated by Joanna Cacao (Graphix) featuring Tracy Mack, Vice-President and Publisher, Scholastic Trade Book Group
Two-Headed Chicken by Tom Angleberger (Walker Books) featuring Susan Van Metre, Executive Editorial Director, Walker Books U.S./Candlewick PressTwo-Headed Chicken by Tom Angleberger (Walker Books) featuring Susan Van Metre, Executive Editorial Director, Walker Books U.S./Candlewick Press
Where Black Stars Rise by Nadia Shammas, illustrated by Marie Enger (Tor Nightfire) featuring Kelly Lonesome, Senior Editor, Tor NightfireWhere Black Stars Rise by Nadia Shammas, illustrated by Marie Enger (Tor Nightfire) featuring Kelly Lonesome, Senior Editor, Tor Nightfire

Moderator

Meg LemkeMeg Lemke, Reviews Editor, Publishers Weekly

2:30–3:30 PM ET

Curation Through Partnerships with University Presses

BOOKSELLING

Known for cultivating and building solid and symbiotic relationships with bookstores, university presses can be some of the best curation partners you have. Join a panel of booksellers and representatives from university presses as they discuss curation, partnerships, mission, finances, and — oh, yes — favorite titles.

Speakers

Clancey D'IsaClancey D'Isa, Director of Strategy and Development, Seminary Co-op Bookstores
Catherine E. HobbsCatherine E. Hobbs, Columbia University Press Consortium Sales Manager, Columbia University Press
Gianna LaMorteGianna LaMorte, Assistant Director, Sales and Marketing Manager, University of Texas Press
Levi StahlLevi Stahl, Marketing Director, University of Chicago Press
Alyson TurnerAlyson Turner, Co-owner, Source Booksellers (MI)

3:00 – 4:00 PM ET

Adapting to Changes in Pay-per-click Advertising

Presented by

Join a panel of book marketing experts from across the industry to hear diverse perspectives on what's changed—and what hasn't!—in the rapidly-evolving world of digital advertising in the past year. How can marketers adapt as major ad platforms and other tech companies adjust their targeting options and algorithms? Which strategies work best for AMS, Facebook, BookBub Ads, and other audiences? This conversation tackles these questions and more to help marketers continue to reach relevant readers in 2022 and beyond.

Speakers

Rochelle ClarkRochelle Clark, Director of Advertising, Penguin Random House
Nicholas ErikNicholas Erik, USA Today Bestselling Author; Book Marketing Consultant
Kashmira GolatkarKashmira Golatkar, Digital Advertising Manager, Harlequin
Erica RidleyErica Ridley, New York Times bestselling author

Moderator

Carlyn RobertsonCarlyn Robertson, Marketing Lead, BookBub

3:30–4:00 PM ET

Keynote Author Interview: Oscar Isaac

Oscar Isaac, author, Head Wounds: Sparrow (Legendary, August) in conversation with Heidi MacDonald, editor-in-chief, Comicsbeat.com, and co-host PW's More to Come podcast

Oscar IsaacOscar Isaac, Author, Head Wounds: Sparrow (Legendary, August)

Moderator

Heidi MacDonaldHeidi MacDonald, Editor-in-Chief, Comisbeat.com; co-host, PW
Comics World: More to Come

3:30–4:30 PM ET

Jim Milliot in conversation with Christopher Finan

Jim Milliot, Senior V-P, Editorial Director, Publishers Weekly, in conversation with Christopher Finan, Executive Director, National Coalition Against Censorship; author, How Free Speech Saved Democracy: The Untold History of How the First Amendment Became an Essential Tool for Securing Liberty and Social Justice (Steerforth Press).

Christopher FinanChristopher Finan, Executive Director, National Coalition Against Censorship; author, How Free Speech Saved Democracy: The Untold History of How the First Amendment Became an Essential Tool for Securing Liberty and Social Justice (Steerforth Press)
Jim MilliotJim Milliot, Senior V-P, Editorial Director, Publishers Weekly

4:00–5:00 PM ET

Book Buzz: Comics & Graphic Novels (Young Adult)

Speakers

Joris Bas BackerJoris Bas Backer, Kisses for Jet: A Coming of Gender Story (Nobrow)
Mickey GeorgeMickey George, Enola Homes (Legendary)
Roye OkupeRoye Okupe, Iyanu: Child of Wonder (Dark Horse)
Shannon Watters and Branden Boyer-WhiteShannon Watters and Branden Boyer-White, Hollow (Boom!)

Moderator

Brigid AlversonBrigid Alverson, Editor, Good Comics for Kids

4:00–5:00 PM ET

Tech Solutions for Store Operations

BOOKSELLING

Store operations are the necessary procedures that keep your store healthy and functioning. They can also become complicated. You may not be aware that there are a number of low-tech solutions for common problems. In this hour, booksellers will have the opportunity to hear from presenters who will provide affordable, easy-to-use and scalable technology suggestions to help run your business — and your life — more efficiently. This session is for stores of all sizes.

Speakers

Julia DavisJulia Davis, Owner, The Book Worm Bookstore (GA)
Nathan HalterNathan Halter, Program Manager, Batch for Books U.S.
Kelly JusticeKelly Justice, Owner, Fountain Bookstore (VA)

Moderator

Cindy DachCindy Dach, CEO and Co-owner, Changing Hands Bookstore (AZ)

4:30–5:00 PM ET

Bookseller of the Year and Sales Rep of the Year Announcement and Virtual Reception

INDUSTRY TRACK

DAY 3 | ADULT BOOKS

10:00–10:45 AM ET

PW Presents: Authors Chat About Adult Books

Speakers

Alan MooreAlan Moore, Author, Illuminations: Stories (Bloomsbury)
Thomas E. RicksThomas E. Ricks, author, Waging a Good War: A Military History of the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1968 (Farrar Straus & Giroux)
Amber Ruffin and Lacey LamarAmber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar, co-authors, The World Record Book of Racist Stories (Grand Central)
Constance WuConstance Wu, Author, Making a Scene (Scribner)

11:00–11:30 AM ET

Keynote Author Interview: John Grisham

John Grisham, #1 New York Times and internationally bestselling author with two legal thrillers: Sparring Partners (May 2022) and a new Fall legal thriller (to be announced/October 2022) interviewed by Julie Slavinsky, Director of Events & Community Relations, Warwick's (CA)

John GrishamJohn Grisham, author Sparring Partners (May 2022)

Moderator

Julie SlavinskyJulie Slavinsky, Director of Events & Community Relations, Warwick's (CA)

11:30 AM–12:30 PM ET

PW Editors' Picks Panel: Mysteries & Thrillers

Speakers

Blackwater Falls by Ausma Zehanat Khan (Minotaur) featuring Catherine Richards, Executive Editor, Minotaur BooksBlackwater Falls by Ausma Zehanat Khan (Minotaur) featuring Catherine Richards, Executive Editor, Minotaur Books
Shutter by Romona Emerson (Soho Crime) featuring Juliet Grames, Associate Publisher, Editor, Soho CrimeShutter by Romona Emerson (Soho Crime) featuring Juliet Grames, Associate Publisher, Editor, Soho Crime
The Deal Goes Down by Larry Beinhart (Melville House) featuring Carl Bromley, Editor, Melville HouseThe Deal Goes Down by Larry Beinhart (Melville House) featuring Carl Bromley, Editor, Melville House
The Bullet That Missed by Richard Osman (Viking) featuring Pamela Dorman, Vice-President, Pamela Dorman BooksThe Bullet That Missed by Richard Osman (Viking) featuring Pamela Dorman, Vice-President, Pamela Dorman Books
Double Exposure by Ava Barry (Pegasus Crime) featuring Jessica Case, Deputy Publisher, PegasusDouble Exposure by Ava Barry (Pegasus Crime) featuring Jessica Case, Deputy Publisher, Pegasus
All Good People Here by Ashley Flowers (Bantam) featuring Jenny Chen, Senior Editor, Penguin Random HouseAll Good People Here by Ashley Flowers (Bantam) featuring Jenny Chen, Senior Editor, Penguin Random House
Murder in Westminster by Vanessa Riley (Kensington) featuring Esi Sogah, Executive Editor, Kensington BooksMurder in Westminster by Vanessa Riley (Kensington) featuring Esi Sogah, Executive Editor, Kensington Books
The Twist of a Knife by Anthony Horowitz (Harper) featuring Jonathan Burnham, Editorial Director, Bloomsbury U.S.AThe Twist of a Knife by Anthony Horowitz (Harper) featuring Jonathan Burnham, Editorial Director, Bloomsbury U.S.A

Moderator

Peter CannonPeter Cannon, Senior Reviews Editor, Publishers Weekly

12:30–1:30 PM ET

PW Editors' Picks Panel: Biography & Memoir

Speakers

Dinners with Ruth: A Memoir of the Power of Friendship by Nina Totenberg (Simon & Schuster) featuring Mindy Marqués, V-P Executive Editor, Simon & SchusterDinners with Ruth: A Memoir of the Power of Friendship by Nina Totenberg (Simon & Schuster) featuring Mindy Marqués, V-P Executive Editor, Simon & Schuster
Hysterical: A Memoir by Elissa Bassist (Hachette) featuring Lauren Marino, Editorial Director, Hachette BookHysterical: A Memoir by Elissa Bassist (Hachette) featuring Lauren Marino, Editorial Director, Hachette Book
Me and Paul: Untold Stories of a Fabled Friendship by Willie Nelson (Harper Horizon) featuring Andrea Fleck-NisbetMe and Paul: Untold Stories of a Fabled Friendship by Willie Nelson (Harper Horizon) featuring Andrea Fleck-Nisbet
My Pinup by Hilton Als (New Directions) featuring Barbara Epler, President, Publisher & Editor in Chief, New DirectionsMy Pinup by Hilton Als (New Directions) featuring Barbara Epler, President, Publisher & Editor in Chief, New Directions
Solito: A Memoir by Javier Zamora (Hogarth) featuring David Ebershoff, Vice-President and Executive Editor, HogarthSolito: A Memoir by Javier Zamora (Hogarth) featuring David Ebershoff, Vice-President and Executive Editor, Hogarth
Stay True by Hua Hsu (Doubleday) featuring Thomas Gebremedhin, Vice-President & Executive Director, DoubledayStay True by Hua Hsu (Doubleday) featuring Thomas Gebremedhin, Vice-President & Executive Director, Doubleday
Weightless: Making Space for My Resilient Body and Unshakable Soul by Evette Dionne (Ecco) featuring Sara Birmingham, Editor, EccoWeightless: Making Space for My Resilient Body and Unshakable Soul by Evette Dionne (Ecco) featuring Sara Birmingham, Senior Editor, Ecco
The Wind at My Back by Misty Copeland (Grand Central) featuring Gretchen Young, V-P, Executive Editor, Grand Central Publishing The Wind at My Back by Misty Copeland (Grand Central) featuring Gretchen Young, V-P, Executive Editor, Grand Central Publishing

Moderator

Steph BuschardtSteph Buschardt, Reviews Editor, Publishers Weekly

1:30–2:30 PM ET

Black Women, Black Voices: Debut Memoirists on Career and Publishing

Four women from different fields—fashion, finance, academia, and medicine—discuss their experiences as Black women in corporate America, how they came to write (and sell) their memoir, and what audiences can expect from their forthcoming books.

Speakers

Cin FabreCin Fabre, ‎Author, Wolf Hustle: A Black Woman on Wall Street (Henry Holt and Company)
Bria Adimora GodleyBria Adimora Godley, Author, No Acute Distress: A Memoir of Medical School, Mental Illness, and Feeling Fine, Basically (Algonquin)
Danielle PrescodDanielle Prescod, author, Token Black Girl (Little A)
Aomawa ShieldsAomawa Shields, Author, Life on Other Planets: A Memoir (Viking)

Moderator

Regina BrooksRegina Brooks, Founder and President, Serendipity Literary Agency LLC

2:30–3:00 PM ET

Keynote Author Interview: Celeste Ng

Celeste Ng is the number one New York Times bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You and Little Fires Everywhere. Her third novel, Our Missing Hearts, will be published in October 2022 by Penguin Random House. Ng is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, and her work has been published in over thirty languages.

Speakers

Celeste NgCeleste Ng, author, Our Missing Hearts (Penguin Random House, October 2022)

Moderator

David VarnoDavid Varno, Reviews Editor, Publishers Weekly

3:00–4:00 PM ET

PW Editors' Picks Panel: Fiction

Speakers

Bliss Montage by Ling Ma (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) featuring Jenna Johnson, Editor in Chief, Farrar, Straus and GirouxBliss Montage by Ling Ma (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) featuring Jenna Johnson, Editor in Chief, Farrar, Straus and Giroux
The House of Fortune by Jessie Burton (Bloomsbury) featuring Jonathan Lee, Editorial Director, Bloomsbury U.S.A.The House of Fortune by Jessie Burton (Bloomsbury) featuring Jonathan Lee, Editorial Director, Bloomsbury U.S.A.
Liberation Day by George Saunders (Random House) featuring Andy Ward, Executive Vice-President and Publisher, Random HouseLiberation Day by George Saunders (Random House) featuring Andy Ward, Executive Vice-President and Publisher, Random House
Perish by LaToya Watkins (Tiny Reparations) featuring Amber Oliver, Editor, Tiny Reparations Books and DuttonPerish by LaToya Watkins (Tiny Reparations) featuring Amber Oliver, Editor, Tiny Reparations Books and Dutton
The Rabbit Hutch by Tess Gunty (Knopf) featuring John Freeman, Executive Editor, KnopfThe Rabbit Hutch by Tess Gunty (Knopf) featuring John Freeman, Executive Editor, Knopf
Sacrificio by Ernesto Mestre-Reed (Soho) featuring Mark Doten, Executive Editor, SohoSacrificio by Ernesto Mestre-Reed (Soho) featuring Mark Doten, Executive Editor, Soho
The Unfolding by A.M. Homes (Viking) featuring Andrea Schulz, V-P and Editor in Chief, Viking PenguinThe Unfolding by A.M. Homes (Viking) featuring Andrea Schulz, V-P and Editor in Chief, Viking Penguin
The Women Could Fly by Megan Giddings (Amistad) featuring Rakesh Satyal, Executive Editor, HarperOne GroupThe Women Could Fly by Megan Giddings (Amistad) featuring Rakesh Satyal, Executive Editor, HarperOne Group

Moderator

David VarnoDavid Varno, Reviews Editor, Publishers Weekly

4:00–5:00 PM ET

PW Editors' Picks Panel: Current Affairs

Speakers

Bravo Company: An Afghanistan Deployment and Its Aftermath by Ben Kesling (Abrams) featuring Jamison Stoltz, Editorial Director, Abrams PressBravo Company: An Afghanistan Deployment and Its Aftermath by Ben Kesling (Abrams) featuring Jamison Stoltz, Editorial Director, Abrams Press
California Burning: The Fall of Pacific Gas & Electric–and What It Means for America's Power Grid by Katherine Blunt (Portfolio) featuring Trish Daly, Senior Editor, Portfolio/Penguin, Penguin Random HouseCalifornia Burning: The Fall of Pacific Gas & Electric–and What It Means for America's Power Grid by Katherine Blunt (Portfolio) featuring Trish Daly, Senior Editor, Portfolio/Penguin, Penguin Random House
Chaotic Neutral: How the Democrats Lost their Soul in the Center by Ed Burmila (Bold Type Books) featuring Clive Priddle, V-P, Publisher, Bold Type BooksChaotic Neutral: How the Democrats Lost their Soul in the Center by Ed Burmila (Bold Type Books) featuring Clive Priddle, V-P, Publisher, Bold Type Books
The Fishermen and the Dragon: Fear, Greed, and a Fight for Justice on the Gulf by Kirk Wallace Johnson (Viking) featuring Wendy Wolf, Associate Publisher, VikingThe Fishermen and the Dragon: Fear, Greed, and a Fight for Justice on the Gulf by Kirk Wallace Johnson (Viking) featuring Wendy Wolf, Associate Publisher, Viking
On Critical Race Theory by Victor Ray (Random House) featuring Jamia Wilson, Vice-President and Executive Editor, Random HouseOn Critical Race Theory by Victor Ray (Random House) featuring Jamia Wilson, Vice-President and Executive Editor, Random House
Raising Them Right: The Untold Story of America's Ultraconservative Youth Movement and Its Plot for Power by Kyle Spencer (Ecco) featuring Sarah Murphy, Executive Editor, EccoRaising Them Right: The Untold Story of America's Ultraconservative Youth Movement and Its Plot for Power by Kyle Spencer (Ecco) featuring Sarah Murphy, Executive Editor, Ecco
The Ransomware Hunting Team: The Improbable Adventures of the Misfits Who Are Trying to Save the World from Cybercrime One Hack at a Time by Renee Dudley and Daniel Goldin (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) featuring Alex Star, Executive Editor, Farrar, Straus and GirouxThe Ransomware Hunting Team: The Improbable Adventures of the Misfits Who Are Trying to Save the World from Cybercrime One Hack at a Time by Renee Dudley and Daniel Goldin (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) featuring Alex Star, Executive Editor, Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Surveillance State by Josh Chin and Liza Lin (St. Martin’s Press) featuring Tim Bartlett, Executive Editor, St. Martin's PressSurveillance State by Josh Chin and Liza Lin (St. Martin’s Press) featuring Tim Bartlett, Executive Editor, St. Martin's Press

Moderator

Dave AdamsDave Adams, Reviews Editor, Publishers Weekly

DAY 4 | CHILDREN'S BOOKS

10:00–10:45 AM ET

PW Presents: Authors Chat About Children's Books

Speakers

Chloe GongChloe Gong, author, Foul Lady Fortune (McElderry)
Justin ReynoldsJustin Reynolds, Author, Shot Clock (HarperCollins)
Christina SoontornvatChristina Soontornvat, author, The Tryout (Graphix)

Moderator

Jon ScieszkaJon Scieszka, author, The Real Dada Mother Goose: A Treasury of Complete Nonsense (Candlewick)

11:00 AM–12:00 PM ET

PW Editors' Picks Panel: Picture Books

Speakers

The Coquíes Still Sing by Karina Nicole González, illustrated by Krystal Quiles (Roaring Brook Press) featuring Luisa Beguiristaín, Assistant Editor, Roaring Book PressThe Coquíes Still Sing by Karina Nicole González, illustrated by Krystal Quiles (Roaring Brook Press) featuring Luisa Beguiristaín, Assistant Editor, Roaring Book Press
Farmhouse by Sophie Blackall (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) featuring Susan Rich, Editor-at-Large, Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersFarmhouse by Sophie Blackall (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) featuring Susan Rich, Editor-at-Large, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
I Don’t Care by Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Molly Idle and Juana Martinez-Neal (Neal Porter Books) featuring Neal Porter, vice president and publisher, Neal Porter Books/Holiday HouseI Don't Care by Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Molly Idle and Juana Martinez-Neal (Neal Porter Books) featuring Neal Porter, Vice-President and Publisher, Neal Porter Books/Holiday House
Like by Annie Barrows, illustrated by Leo Espinosa (Chronicle) featuring Victoria Rock, Founding Children's Publisher and Editor-at-Large, Chronicle BooksLike by Annie Barrows, illustrated by Leo Espinosa (Chronicle) featuring Victoria Rock, Founding Children's Publisher and Editor-at-Large, Chronicle Books
Me and the Boss by Michelle Edwards, illustrated by April Harrison (Anne Schwartz Books) featuring Anne Schwartz, V-P & Publisher Anne Schwartz Books Me and the Boss by Michelle Edwards, illustrated by April Harrison (Anne Schwartz Books) featuring Anne Schwartz, V-P & Publisher Anne Schwartz Books
Nana, Nenek, & Nina by Liza Ferneyhough (Penguin Young Readers/Dial) featuring Rosie Ahmed, Associate Editor, DialNana, Nenek, & Nina by Liza Ferneyhough (Penguin Young Readers/Dial) featuring Rosie Ahmed, Associate Editor, Dial
On Her Wings by Jerdine Nolen, illustrated by James E. Ransome (Paula Wiseman Books) featuring Paula Wiseman, V-P and Publisher, Paula Wiseman Books/Simon & Schuster Children's PublishingOn Her Wings by Jerdine Nolen, illustrated by James E. Ransome (Paula Wiseman Books) featuring Paula Wiseman, V-P and Publisher, Paula Wiseman Books/Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Sam's Super Seats by Keah Brown, illustrated by Sharee Miller (Kokilal) featuring Sydnee Monday, Associate Editor, Penguin Young ReadersSam's Super Seats by Keah Brown, illustrated by Sharee Miller (Kokila) featuring Sydnee Monday, Associate Editor, Penguin Young Readers

12:00–12:30 PM ET

Keynote Author Interview: Mo Willems in Conversation with Tracey Keevan

Mo Willems, #1 bestselling and award-winning author, illustrator, animator, and playwright will discuss his forthcoming book, The Pigeon Will Ride the Roller Coaster! (Union Square Kids/September 2022).

 

Mo WillemsMo Willems, Author and Illustrator, The Pigeon Will Ride the Roller Coaster! (Union Square Kids/September 2022)
Tracey KeevanTracey Keevan, Editorial Director, Union Square Kids

12:30–1:00 PM ET

Keynote Author Interview: Kwame Alexander

Newbery Medal-winning author, Kwame Alexander will discuss his forthcoming book, The Door of No Return (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers/September 2022)

Kwame AlexanderKwame Alexander, Author, The Door of No Return (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers/September 2022)

1:00–2:00 PM ET

PW Editors' Picks Panel: Middle Grade

Speakers

The Big Dreams of Small Creatures by Gail Lerner (Nancy Paulsen Books) featuring Stacey Barney, Associate Publisher, Nancy Paulsen BooksThe Big Dreams of Small Creatures by Gail Lerner (Nancy Paulsen Books) featuring Stacey Barney, Associate Publisher, Nancy Paulsen Books
Futureland: Battle for the Park by H.D. Hunter, illustrated by Khadijah Khatib (Random House Books for Young Readers) featuring Tricia Lin, Editor, Random House Books for Young ReadersFutureland: Battle for the Park by H.D. Hunter, illustrated by Khadijah Khatib (Random House Books for Young Readers) featuring Tricia Lin, Random House Books for Young Readers
Marya Kahn and the Incredible Henna Party Saadia Faruqi, illustrated by Ani Bushry (Amulet Books) featuring Erica Finkel, Executive Editor, AbramsMarya Kahn and the Incredible Henna Party by Saadia Faruqi, illustrated by Ani Bushry (Amulet Books) featuring Erica Finkel, Executive Editor, Abrams
Mihi Ever After by Tae Keller, illustrated by Geraldine Rodríguez (Henry Holt & Co. Books for Young Readers) featuring Dana Chidiac, Senior Editor, Macmillan Children's Publishing GroupMihi Ever After by Tae Keller, illustrated by Geraldine Rodríguez (Henry Holt & Co. Books for Young Readers) featuring Dana Chidiac, Senior Editor, Macmillan Children's Publishing Group
Naomi Teitelbaum Ends the World by Samara Shanker (Atheneum Books for Young Readers) featuring Reka Simonsen, Editorial Director, Atheneum Books for Young ReadersNaomi Teitelbaum Ends the World by Samara Shanker (Atheneum Books for Young Readers) featuring Reka Simonsen, Editorial Director, Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Nothing Interesting Ever Happens to Ethan Fairmont by Nick Brooks (Union Square Kids) featuring Tracey Keevan, Editorial Director, Union Square KidsNothing Interesting Ever Happens to Ethan Fairmont by Nick Brooks (Union Square Kids) featuring Tracey Keevan, Editorial Director, Union Square Kids
Undercover Latina by Aya de León (Candlewick) featuring Andrea Tompa, Executive Editor, CandlewickUndercover Latina by Aya de León (Candlewick) featuring Andrea Tompa, Executive Editor, Candlewick
The Vanquishers by Kalynn Bayron (Bloomsbury) featuring Mary Kate Castellani, Publishing Director, BloomsburyThe Vanquishers by Kalynn Bayron (Bloomsbury) featuring Mary Kate Castellani, Publishing Director, Bloomsbury

Moderator

Iyana JonesIyana Jones, Reviews Editor, Publishers Weekly

2:00–3:00 PM ET

Book Buzz: Graphic Novels Middle Grade

Speakers

Tom AnglebergerTom Angleberger, author, Two-Headed Chicken (Candlewick)
Mark LeiknesMark Leiknes, author, Quest Kids and the Dragon Pants of Gold (Sterling)
Jonathan SchnappJonathan Schnapp, author, Order of the Night Jay, Book 1: The Forest Beckons (IDW Publishing)

Moderator

Heidi MacDonaldHeidi MacDonald, Editor-in-Chief, Comicsbeat.com; Co-host, PW's More to Come podcast

3:00–4:00 PM ET

PW Editors' Picks Panel: Young Adult

Speakers

Aces Wild by Amanda DeWitt (Peachtree Teen) featuring Ashley Hearn, Acquisitions Editor, Peachtree TeenAces Wild by Amanda DeWitt (Peachtree Teen) featuring Ashley Hearn, Acquisitions Editor, Peachtree Teen
As Long As the Lemon Trees Grow by Zoulfa Katouh (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) featuring Ruqayyah Daud, Associate Editor, Little Brown Books for Young ReadersAs Long As the Lemon Trees Grow by Zoulfa Katouh (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) featuring Ruqayyah Daud, Associate Editor, Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Better Than We Found It: Conversations to Help Save the World by Frederick Joseph and Porsche Joseph (Candlewick) featuring Kaylan Adair, Executive Editor, CandlewickBetter Than We Found It: Conversations to Help Save the World by Frederick Joseph and Porsche Joseph (Candlewick) featuring Kaylan Adair, Executive Editor, Candlewick
Dead Flip by Sara Farizan (Algonquin) featuring Sarah AlpertDead Flip by Sara Farizan (Algonquin) featuring Sarah Alpert, Editor, Algonquin Young Readers
How to Succeed in Witchcraft by Aislinn Brophy (Putman) featuring Polo Orozco, Editor, G.P. Putnam's Sons, Penguin Young ReadersHow to Succeed in Witchcraft by Aislinn Brophy (Putman) featuring Polo Orozco, Editor, G.P. Putnam's Sons, Penguin Young Readers
Lark & Kasim Start a Revolution by Kacen Callender (Amulet Books) featuring Maggie Lehrman, Editorial Director, Fiction at Abrams Children's BooksLark & Kasim Start a Revolution by Kacen Callender (Amulet Books) featuring Maggie Lehrman, Editorial Director, Fiction at Abrams Children's Books
Night of the Raven, Dawn of the Dove by Rati Mehrotra (Wednesday Books) featuring Mara Delgado Sánchez, Assistant Editor, St. Martin's Publishing Group, MacmillanNight of the Raven, Dawn of the Dove by Rati Mehrotra (Wednesday Books) featuring Mara Delgado Sánchez, Assistant Editor, St. Martin's Publishing Group, Macmillan
Seoulmates by Susan Lee (Inkyard Press) featuring Stephanie Cohen, Editor, Inkyard Press/HarperCollinsSeoulmates by Susan Lee (Inkyard Press) featuring Claire Stetzer, Editor, Inkyard Press/HarperCollins

Moderator

Amanda RamirezAmanda Ramirez, Reviews Editor, Publishers Weekly

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