Penguin Random House Confirms Author Line-up for 2017 First-Year Experience® Conference

prh-cr-logoPenguin Random House Academic Resources is pleased to announce the author line-up for the 2017 First-Year Experience® Conference (February 11-14, Atlanta, GA).  Featuring books on social justice, identity, fiction, economic inequality, and more, we have a book and an author that are perfect for your school.  Click here to RSVP to our events. Our author lineup is as follows (in chronological order):

AUTHOR DINNER (Co-sponsored by HarperCollins, Knopf, Macmillan, and Penguin)

Saturday, February 11

7:45-9:30 pm

Margot Lee, author of Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race

Colson Whitehead, author of The Underground Railroad: A Novel

Diane Guerrero, author of In the Country We Love: My Family Divided

Garrard Conley, author of Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family


Sunday, February 12

12:30-2:00 pm

Ken Ilgunas, author of Trespassing Across America: One Man’s Epic, Never-Done-Before (and Sort of Illegal) Hike Across the Heartland

Yeonmi Park, author of In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom

Tom Rinaldi, author of The Red Bandana: A Life. A Choice. A Legacy.

Brit Bennett, author of The Mothers: A Novel


Sunday, February 12

6:00-7:00 pm

Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, authors of Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin

In conversation with Brit Bennett, author of The Mothers: A Novel


Monday, February 13

11:30-1:15 pm

Dave Isay, author of Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work

Matthew Desmond, author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Nicole and Wayne Maines, as featured in Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family

Shaka Senghor, author of Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, and Redemption in an American Prison

Click here to RSVP for these events

Click here to view the invitation

Click here to view videos from our events at the 2015 First-Year Experience® Conference

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