Speakers on Ethics

Kaveh Akbar Portrait

Kaveh Akbar

is relentlessly pursuing the truth.
Hala Alyan

Hala Alyan

is seeding a new narrative.

Elif Batuman

is un-put-downable.
Jessamine Chan

Jessamine Chan

scrutinizes societal expectations.

Hope Edelman

is true to her name.
Eve Ewing Portrait

Eve Ewing

has a radical imagination.

Roxane Gay

is feminist AF.

Sarah Gerard

labors out of love.
Michelle Goldberg

Michelle Goldberg

calls it like it is.

Anand Gopal

learns by going.

Mary Annaïse Heglar

has hope for the future.

Leslie Jamison

is required reading.

R.O. Kwon

sets the page aflame.

Lyz Lenz

will get you fired up.

Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai

understands the cost of war and the power of literature.

Alex Marzano-Lesnevich

is tearing down boundaries.

Sarah Thankam Mathews

builds community on and off the page.

Viet Thanh Nguyen

calls us to re-examine our own history.

Julian Brave NoiseCat

will get it all done.

Maulik Pancholy

is an actor, activist, author - basically The Best At It.
Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Dolen Perkins-Valdez

is uncovering silences in the archives.

Junauda Petrus

meets the struggle with sweetness.

Derecka Purnell

calls for action.

Liara Roux

is amplifying high-risk voices.

Jennifer Senior

knows how you feel.

Virginia Sole-Smith

feeds our minds, bodies, and souls. 

Jason Stanley

knows that words matter and why.

Amber Tamblyn

fights like a girl.

John Vercher

writes with a punch.

Krish O’Mara Vignarajah

views the world with open arms.
Ilyon Woo

Ilyon Woo

is breathing life into history.