Mary Roach

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Mary Roach is the author of five New York Times bestselling works of nonfiction, most recently Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War. Her much-anticipated new book FUZZ: When Nature Breaks the Law will be published on Sept 14, 2021. It is an irresistible investigation into the unpredictable crossroads where wildlife and humans meet in the world. Roach’s focus is on science, and she proclaims, “Flawed as it is, science remains the most solid god I’ve got. And so I’ve decided to turn to it, to see what it had to say on the topic of life after death. Because I know what religion says, and it perplexes me. It doesn’t deliver a single, coherent, scientifically sensible or provable scenario… Science seemed the better bet.” The Washington Post calls Roach “America’s funniest science writer.” Her first book, Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, was an offshoot of a column she wrote for Salon.com. Her other books include Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife, Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex, Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal. and Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void. Her writing has appeared in Outside, National Geographic, and the New York Times Magazine, among other publications, and was the editor of Best American Science Writing 2011.

Jess Walter

Past Sojourn author Jess Walter returns to Steamboat Springs with his new novel, The Cold Millions, to be our Winter Sojourn Master of Ceremonies. A National Book Award finalist for…

Maaza Mengiste

Maaza Mengiste is the author of The Shadow King, which was shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize, and named a best book of the year by the New York Times, NPR, Elle, Time and more…

Vendela Vida

Vendela Vida is the award-winning author of six books, including Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name and The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty. Her new, bestselling novel, We Run the Tides, is…