Last month, the Boston Book Festival revealed its keynote speakers. As the festival approaches, organizers have announced another update to the event. Though the detailed schedule has yet to be released, the festival just dropped the names of 170 presenters who are set to appear October 23-24 in Copley Square.
The full list is rife with talent, including novelist Emily St. John Mandel, New York Times writer John Markoff, and critic James Wood.
If some of the names don’t ring a bell, you’ve got plenty of time between now and October to get acquainted with their work. Below, we’ve compiled 15 titles to check out before October.
15 books by Boston Book Festival presenters: