Ann Patchett is a celebrated author, devoted reader, champion of literary culture and independent bookstores. In 2012, TIME magazine named Ann one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World for her efforts on behalf of the literary community. Commonwealth, published in 2016, was selected as the New York Times Best Book of the Year. Her popular novel, The Dutch House, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and has sold more than 1 million copies. Ann’s latest novel, Tom Lake, has a release date of August of 2023.
Kevin Wilson is known for writing radically inventive books filled with wit, vulnerability and heavy emotions. The Family Fang, published in 2011, was adapted into a film starring Nicole Kidman and Jason Bateman. His bestselling novel, Nothing to See Here, was named Best Book of the Year by The New York Times, Washington Post, TIME magazine, and more. His latest book, Now Is Not the Time to Panic, was released in November of 2022.