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Santa Fe Literary Festival: On Stage with Diana Gabaldon, Roxana Robinson, and Douglas Preston

Sunday, May 19, 2024


2:30 pm-3:30 pm Mountain

Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W Marcy St, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe International Literary Festival

The Authors Guild is proud to be a partner of the 2024 Santa Fe International Literary Festival. We will present a panel on Sunday, May 19, where internationally bestselling author Diana Gabaldon, celebrated novelist and short story writer Roxana Robinson, and bestselling journalist and author Douglas Preston will discuss the star-studded collaborative novel Fourteen Days.

Fourteen Days is a collaborative novel co-written by thirty-six celebrated authors and co-edited by Margaret Atwood and Douglas Preston, who together wrote the frame narrative. Other authors participating in this unique book project for the Authors Guild include Dave Eggers, Celeste Ng, Tommy Orange, Emma Donoghue, Ishmael Reed, and John Grisham.


Diana Gabaldon is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the wildly popular Outlander novels—Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voy­ager, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, An Echo in the Bone, Written in My Own Heart’s Blood, and Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone—as well as the related Lord John Grey books, Lord John and the Private Matter, Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade, Lord John and the Hand of Devils, and The Scottish Prisoner; a collection of novellas, Seven Stones to Stand or Fall; three works of nonfiction, “I Give You My Body . . .” and The Outlandish Com­panion, Volumes 1 and 2; and the Outlander graphic novel The Exile. She has also contributed to the new collaborative novel Fourteen Days. She and her husband split their time between Scottsdale, Arizona, and Santa Fe.

Douglas Preston has published forty-one books, both fiction and nonfiction, thirty-three of which have been New York Times bestsellers. In addition to books, he writes occasional pieces for The New Yorker. He is the creator, with Lincoln Child, of the Pendergast series of novels. His most recent nonfiction book, The Lost Tomb, was just released, and his last, The Lost City of the Monkey God, was a No. 1 New York Times bestseller and a Times Notable Book. Preston’s nonfiction book The Monster of Florence is currently in production as a television series, and he is the editor, with Margaret Atwood, of the collaborative novel Fourteen Days, released by Harper in February 2024. He previously worked as an editor for the American Museum of Natural History, in New York, and taught nonfiction writing at Princeton University. He is president emeritus of the Authors Guild, the nation’s oldest and largest association of authors and journalists.

Roxana Robinson is the bestselling author of eleven books—seven novels, three collections of short stories, and a biography of Georgia O’Keeffe. Four of these were chosen as New York Times Notable Books, two as New York Times Editors’ Choices. She is also a contributor to the collaborative novel Fourteen Days, an innovative Authors Guild project edited by Margaret Atwood and Douglas Preston, published in February 2024. Her fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper’s, and elsewhere, and her work has been widely anthologized and broadcast on NPR. Robinson has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the MacDowell Colony, and was named a Library Lion by the New York Public Library. She has served on the boards of PEN and the Authors Guild, was the president of the Authors Guild, and teaches in the MFA program at Hunter College.