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Browse our motivational and inspirational keynote speakers on Authors to engage, educate, and entertain your audience. These top-rated speakers and performers include industry experts, authors, and business leaders who can present their knowledge in a variety of different formats, such as a keynote speech, moderated conversation, Q&A, or a fireside chat. Contact us today to book a Authors speaker for your next in-person, hybrid, or virtual event.

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Lois Lowry
(3 ratings)

Newbery Medal-Winning Author of "Number the Stars" and "The Giver"

Nicholas Sparks
(1 rating)

International Bestselling Novelist & Screenwriter, Known for "The Notebook"

Susan David
(1 rating)

CEO of Evidence Based Psychology & Author of "Emotional Agility"

Kwame Alexander
(1 rating)

Poet, Educator, Publisher & New York Times Bestselling Author Known for "The Crossover"

Rainbow Rowell

Author Known for "Landline," "Attachments," "Fangirl," "Eleanor & Park" & "Carry On"

James Patterson

NY Times Best-Selling Author & Reading Champion

Joyce Maynard

Former New York Times Reporter & Columnist; Best-Selling Author of "At Home in the World" & "Labor Day"

Alice Walker

Pulitzer Prize & National Book Award-Winning Author; Best Known for "The Color Purple"

Diane Guerrero
(8 ratings)

Immigration Reform Activist & Actress Known for "Orange is the New Black" & "Jane The Virgin"

Jon Bergmann

Pioneer of the Flipped Class Movement & Bestselling Author of "Flip Your Classroom"; Member of the TED-Education Advisory Board

Bob Woodward
(4 ratings)

Legendary Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist, Best-Selling Author & Associate Editor at The Washington Post

Annette Gordon-Reed
(2 ratings)

Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law School & Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author

Iyanla Vanzant
(1 rating)

New York Times Best-Selling Author, Spiritual Life Coach & Host of "Iyanla Fix My Life"

Marshall Goldsmith
(1 rating)

Executive Educator & Coach; Best-Selling Author of "What Got You Here Won’t Get You There"

Patricia Polacco

Award-Winning Children's Author & Illustrator; Dyslexia & Learning Disabilities Advocate

Janine di Giovanni

Author, Award-Winning Foreign & War Correspondent; President of the Jury of the Prix Bayeux-Calvados for War; Current Middle East Editor at Newsweek

Jeffrey Eugenides

Pulitzer Prize-winning Author, "The Virgin Suicides," "Middlesex," and "The Marriage Plot"

Lesley Hazleton

Author of "The First Muslim," a New Look at the Life of Muhammad

Kate White

Former Editor-In-Chief of Cosmopolitan Magazine; New York Times Best-Selling Author

Abbi Jacobson

Comedian, Writer, Actress & Illustrator; Known for "Broad City"

The 2022 Speaking Industry Benchmark Report