Critically Acclaimed Authors Join 2024 Line-up

Bookstock is delighted to announce three internationally acclaimed authors among the dozens of authors scheduled to speak at Bookstock June 21-23. . These authors deftly and compellingly advance Bookstock’s mission: to unite people through storytelling and the written word.

Renowned author Julia Alvarez (fiction) is one of the country’s most influential Latino American voices. She is author of six novels, three books of nonfiction, three collections of poetry, and eleven books for children and young adults. With great personal authenticity over the past three decades, Alvarez has explored identity, immigration, and cultural divides. Her highly acclaimed novel, In the Time of the Butterflies, sold over one million copies. She also has been awarded the National Medal of Arts in recognition of her extraordinary storytelling. The Cemetery of Untold Stories, will be published in April and can be pre-ordered now. She spoke at Bookstock with Sabra Field in 2015.

Tarek El-Ariss (non-fiction) tells an extraordinary true story of growing up in turmoil in the Middle East. Tarek is author, scholar, and the James Wright Professor and Chair of Middle Eastern Studies at Dartmouth College. Born and raised in Beirut during the Civil War (1975-90) and trained in philosophy, literary studies, and visual and cultural, El-Ariss deals with questions of displacement, war, and desire in his work. He has written about disoriented travelers, outcasts, queers, hackers, and characters with complicated relations to home and power. His new book, Water on Fire: A Memoir of War, speaks to the social and personal trauma of life in a Middle Eastern zone of conflict and is due out in March with Other Press.

Internationally acclaimed and three-term United States Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky (poetry) is one of 12 poets who will speak at Bookstock. He is the recipient of the PEN/Voelcker Award, the William Carlos Williams Prize, the Lenore Marshall Prize, Italy’s Premio Capri, and many others. Pinsky is also an essayist, translator, teacher, and speaker. His anthology The Figured Wheel: New and Collected Poems 1966-1996 was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. His landmark, best-selling translation of The Inferno of Dante received the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the Howard Morton Landon Prize for translation. His first two terms as poet laureate were marked by such approbation that the Library of Congress appointed him to an unprecedented third term. His most recent work, Jersey Break: Becoming an American Poet, was published in January, 2024.

Bookstock author events are free and open to all. Details for all author events and other Bookstock activities will be posted shortly..