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Author Pavilion – Featuring Headlining Author

Celebrate your favorite authors with us at the DSM Book Festival! From our famous locals to internationally-acclaimed writers, join us to hear about their inspirations for their well-loved and well-read books. More headlining authors will be announced in coming weeks.

The Author Pavilion is located in the Renaissance Savery Hotel Ballroom located at the Skywalk level.

2023 Headlining Author

Chris Bohjalian, Author of "The Flight Attendant" 

Chris Bohjalian Headshot

"Chris Bohjalian is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of 24 books. His work has been translated into 35 languages and become three movies and an Emmy-nominated TV series. His 2018 novel, “The Flight Attendant,” debuted as a New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, and National Indiebound Bestseller. It is now an HBO Max TV series, starring Kaley Cuoco. Season two landed in April 2022. “The Flight Attendant” is a powerful story about the ways an entire life can change in one night: A flight attendant wakes up in unusual circumstances with no idea what happened. Set amid the captivating world of those whose lives unfold at forty thousand feet, “The Flight Attendant” unveils a spellbinding story.