Tyehimba Jess


Tyehimba Jess, author of Olio, is a professor of English at College of Staten Island. Olio won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, and received an Outstanding Contribution to Publishing Citation from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association.

Speaker's Twitter Genre: Poetry

Jill Jonnes

Urban Forests: A Natural History of Trees and People in the American Cityscape

Jill Jonnes, author of Urban Forests, was named a National Endowment for the Humanities scholar and has received several grants from the Ford Foundation. Her previous work includes Eiffel’s Tower and Conquering Gotham.

Speaker's Website Genre: Non-Fiction