Some of the featured authors this year are:
- David Shenk discusses his provocative book The Genius in All of Us: Why Everything You've Been Told About Genetics, Talent, and IQ is Wrong.
- Akbar Ahmed, author of Journey into America: The Challenge of Islam, discusses his extensive study of Americans who are Muslim and their relationships with other Americans
- Enjoy a visit with Helen Simonson, author of the bestselling debut novel, Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, about a retired army officer and a shop owner from Pakistan in a small English village
- Kathryn Stockett, author of the bestseller The Help, discusses her book and the impact it has had on the book world and her own life
- Nathan Hodge (Armed Humanitarians: The Rise of Nation Builders) discusses foreign policy use of armed forces abroad
- Reverend Mpho Tutu, co-author, with her father Reverend Desmond Tutu, of Made for Goodness: and Why This Makes All the Difference, will speak about charitable works
- Jane Sigloh (Like Trees Walking--In the Second Half of Life) will interweave philosophy, poetry, fiction, scripture, and humorous personal stories about the process of getting older