Macmillan Speakers Bureau

Macmillan Speakers Bureau MSB represents thought-provoking authors and uniquely positions them for your audience and budget. Macmillan Speakers Bureau, a division of Macmillan Publishing, is devoted to bringing great minds and inspiring stories of our time to audiences around the country and across the globe.

Because we draw our talent from the ranks of our many distinguished publishers (including Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Henry Holt and St. Martin’s Press), we represent a wide variety of speakers ideally suited for business school collaborations.

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Are you feeling a little more socially awkward? According to speaker and author Kate Murphy, the pandemic may be to blam...
09/02/2020
We’re All Socially Awkward Now

Are you feeling a little more socially awkward? According to speaker and author Kate Murphy, the pandemic may be to blame. Read her article in The New York Times here: https://nyti.ms/32Udofs

Deprive people of interactions with peers, and their social skills will atrophy. This is yet another side effect of the pandemic.

Tomorrow, September 2, Louise Penny will be with Murder by the Book to discuss her new book ALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE. Reg...
09/01/2020
"Lunchtime with Louise Penny" - a Ticketed Online Event | Murder By The Book

Tomorrow, September 2, Louise Penny will be with Murder by the Book to discuss her new book ALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE. Register here: https://bit.ly/3lCg61P

We couldn't be more excited to be hosting Louise Penny virtually for the newest Inspector Gamache novel, ALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE. This is a ticketed event, however it couldn't be easier to get a ticket - just purchase a copy of ALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE from Murder By The Book!  If you've purchased ...

Join Gene Yang as we celebrate Independent Bookstore Day this Saturday with a graphic novel drawing class! Register and ...
08/27/2020
Independent Bookstore Day

Join Gene Yang as we celebrate Independent Bookstore Day this Saturday with a graphic novel drawing class! Register and check out the other author events here: https://bit.ly/2Qe3iAl

Join long-time friends, former New Yorker copy department colleagues, and literary icons in their own right, Mary Norris and Ann Goldstein, for an exclusive event in celebration of the forthcoming release of Elena Ferrante’s The Lying Life of Adults. Moderated by Michael Reynolds, Editor in Chief ...

Congratulations to Mariko Tamaki on her nomination for this year's Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards for Best Wri...
08/26/2020

Congratulations to Mariko Tamaki on her nomination for this year's Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards for Best Writer! See the full list of nominees here: https://bit.ly/3lkKnSx

It's #InternationalDogDay 🐶! Here are just a few books about dogs that our paw-some speakers wrote.
08/26/2020

It's #InternationalDogDay 🐶! Here are just a few books about dogs that our paw-some speakers wrote.

08/25/2020
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Speaker and St. Martin's Press author Michael Eric Dyson's new book LONG TIME COMING: RECKONING WITH RACE IN AMERICA to publish on December 1, 2020. Read more about it here: https://bit.ly/2QoGWfG

"As Election Day draws near, America has the chance to stand up to the forces that would bleed away our belief in the fu...
08/21/2020
Unplug from the Matrix

"As Election Day draws near, America has the chance to stand up to the forces that would bleed away our belief in the future and our ability to think for ourselves."
Gregg Hurwitz co-wrote an article on breaking the cycle of fear and loathing, manipulation and tribalism. Read it here: https://bit.ly/2QawND2

There is so much agreement in America right now. If you remove the extremes on the left and right who have been blinded by bias and hatred, you will find most of Americans agree about the basics: We believe hard…

Speakers and authors, Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney's books PRETTY BROWN FACE and BROWN BOY JOY will be a part ...
08/19/2020
Netflix Sets ‘Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices’ Preschool Series With Tiffany Haddish, Lupita Nyong’o and Common

Speakers and authors, Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney's books PRETTY BROWN FACE and BROWN BOY JOY will be a part of Netflix's new live-action series promoting Black voices. Read the article here: https://bit.ly/3kWUWuZ

Netflix is looking to celebrate Black voices and authors with a new live-action preschool series. The streamer has ordered twelve five-minute episodes of “Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices,…

Former Chief Ethics Officer of Airbnb, Robert Chesnut, was on The Startup Life Podcast to talk about how he drives integ...
08/17/2020
The Startup Life: Robert Chesnut (Former Chief Ethics Officer of Airbnb)

Former Chief Ethics Officer of Airbnb, Robert Chesnut, was on The Startup Life Podcast to talk about how he drives integrity into the culture of a company and his new book "Intentional Integrity". Listen here: https://bit.ly/2Q0BL5b

Editor's Notes: This episode was recorded on April 21, 2020 Rob Chesnut has transitioned out of the role of Chief Ethics Offier of Airbnb since this recording. In this episode, we talk to Robert Chesnut (Former Chief Ethics Officer of Airbnb)as we discuss his early days at eBay, how he drives integr...

08/12/2020

"Another thing that needs to be paid much more attention to in the road up to November is that the borders of the US are now sealed for basically the first time in history."

Listen to more of Sarah Kendzior's newest episode of Gaslit Nation here: https://bit.ly/2DVhIlV

08/06/2020

Every Saturday at 3 PM EST, V.E. Schwab hosts an Instagram live series called NO WRITE WAY to take a look at the creative process. She regularly has guests like Holly Black, Tochi Onyebuchi, and Tessa Gratton. Watch the episode with Samantha Shannon here: https://bit.ly/3a2sl2b

Are you feeling these dog days of summer? Author and speaker Jennifer Boylan has the perfect cure (for those 21+ in the ...
08/05/2020
Opinion | The Doggiest Days of Summer Demand Gin and Tonics

Are you feeling these dog days of summer? Author and speaker Jennifer Boylan has the perfect cure (for those 21+ in the US): a gin and tonic. Read her column in The New York Times here: https://nyti.ms/2DBRp4d

They’re refreshing and ridiculously easy to make, and come with just enough bitterness to help you get through this miserable year.

"For far too long, medical schools have neglected to tackle the full complexity of race in their curriculums."In an op-e...
08/04/2020
Opinion | Medical Schools Have Historically Been Wrong on Race

"For far too long, medical schools have neglected to tackle the full complexity of race in their curriculums."
In an op-ed for The New York Times, speaker and author Damon Tweedy wrote how medical schools have to do better about race and inequality. Read it here: https://nyti.ms/30snJiO

While the blatant horrors of the past are gone, the ideas that fueled race-based medicine stubbornly linger. We can change.

“CIA administrators...don’t want to hear just hypotheses; that’s dangerous. We had to have the facts...”Speaker Tracy Wa...
08/03/2020
From history major to spy: an unexpected career twist > News > USC Dornsife

“CIA administrators...don’t want to hear just hypotheses; that’s dangerous. We had to have the facts...”
Speaker Tracy Walder was interviewed by USC Dornsife on how being an alumnus made her successful in the CIA. Read it here: https://bit.ly/33lu7dF

As a CIA operative combatting global terrorism, USC Dornsife alumna Tracy Walder found herself plunging into a very different world from the one she knew on campus.

07/29/2020
32nd Annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards | [email protected] 2020

Congratulations to Mariko Tamaki who won the Best Publication for Teens and Best Writer awards from the Will Eisner Comic Industry Award for LAURA DEAN KEEPS BREAKING UP WITH ME! Watch the whole ceremony here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSUgRvQPdj0&feature=youtu.be

The “Oscars” of the comics industry honor comics creators and their works in 32 categories. This virtual ceremony is hosted by Phil LaMarr, the actor/voice a...

Speaker and author Anthony Ray Hinton was on the Everything Happens podcast to discuss his experience of not being belie...
07/29/2020
Anthony Ray Hinton: The Sun Does Shine - Kate Bowler

Speaker and author Anthony Ray Hinton was on the Everything Happens podcast to discuss his experience of not being believed, a justice system that works against you because of your skin color, and the sustaining power of unconditional love. Listen here: https://bit.ly/30evDfP

Ray Hinton spent 30 years on death row for a crime he didn’t commit. With the help of justice lawyer Bryan Stevenson, Ray won his release in 2015. In this episode, Kate and Ray discuss the experience of not being believed, a justice system that works against you because of the color of your skin, ...

"No one thinks the Electoral College was a brilliant constitutional invention, but it’s been preserved over the years fo...
07/28/2020
A definitive case against the Electoral College

"No one thinks the Electoral College was a brilliant constitutional invention, but it’s been preserved over the years for political reasons."
- Speaker and author Jesse Wegman on his case against the Electoral College. Read the Vox interview here: https://bit.ly/3jPhRYL

Why the framers created the Electoral College — and why we need to get rid of it.

Next Tuesday, Marc Brackett will be apart of the 3 Percent Conference to discuss PERMISSION TO FEEL. Learn more about th...
07/23/2020

Next Tuesday, Marc Brackett will be apart of the 3 Percent Conference to discuss PERMISSION TO FEEL. Learn more about the 3-day conference and reserve your tickets here: https://bit.ly/30GppUU

Our Fall #Internship Program has gone virtual!Apply directly on our website for both Trade and Shared Services opportuni...
07/22/2020

Our Fall #Internship Program has gone virtual!

Apply directly on our website for both Trade and Shared Services opportunities using the links below—now accepting candidates in all 50 states! #publishingjobs

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Congratulations to Farrar, Straus & Giroux author and speaker Nathaniel Rich whose book, LOSING EARTH, was selected as a...
07/22/2020

Congratulations to Farrar, Straus & Giroux author and speaker Nathaniel Rich whose book, LOSING EARTH, was selected as a 2020 Green Prize winner! Read more about the prize and see all of the winners here: https://bit.ly/30yNUD

Author and speaker Nathaniel Rich wrote for The New York Times Magazine about how certain climate policies can actually ...
07/21/2020
Destroying a Way of Life to Save Louisiana

Author and speaker Nathaniel Rich wrote for The New York Times Magazine about how certain climate policies can actually hurt those it is trying to help. Read it here: https://nyti.ms/32ATQOS

The state’s $50 billion plan to re-engineer its coastline may wash some fishing communities off the map.

Tune in this Thursday, July 23, for a virtual book club and Q&A with @wbrucecameron to discuss the paperback release of ...
07/20/2020
Book + Author: W. Bruce Cameron - Crowdcast

Tune in this Thursday, July 23, for a virtual book club and Q&A with @wbrucecameron to discuss the paperback release of A DOG'S PROMISE! Register here: https://bit.ly/3hjKfA1

Register now for Macmillan Publishers's event on Crowdcast, scheduled to go live on Thursday July 23, 2020 at 7:00 pm EDT.

07/16/2020

Speaker and author Dr. Rana Awdish published a Perspective piece in The New England Journal of Medicine on how staying at home allows more room for people in hospitals to heal. Read it here: https://bit.ly/3j8hp7q

"Reading Black books aloud is how a true revolution can begin..." Author and speaker Andrea Davis Pinkney wrote a piece ...
07/14/2020
No Reading, No Peace: The Power Of Black Stories Out Loud

"Reading Black books aloud is how a true revolution can begin..."
Author and speaker Andrea Davis Pinkney wrote a piece for NPR about the power of reading books aloud to kids - especially Black books. Read the full op-ed: https://n.pr/38TE4jf

The difference between owning a book by a Black author and experiencing its power lies in reading it aloud — particularly for kids' books, which can help kids speak up about their own experiences.

07/13/2020

Join Mary Kay Andrews for a live author conversation as part of Joshilyn Jackson Reads Series. Register here: https://bit.ly/2AGisu1

We are excited to have signed CIVICS 101 podcast co-hosts Nick Capodice and Hannah McCarthy! Nick and Hannah's book A US...
07/10/2020

We are excited to have signed CIVICS 101 podcast co-hosts Nick Capodice and Hannah McCarthy! Nick and Hannah's book A USER'S GUIDE TO DEMOCRACY will release in September with Celadon Books. View their page and book them here: https://bit.ly/2AMk6dv

Join Equal Justice Initiative speaker and author Anthony Ray Hinton at the Sonoma Valley Authors Festival starting next ...
07/09/2020

Join Equal Justice Initiative speaker and author Anthony Ray Hinton at the Sonoma Valley Authors Festival starting next week. Register here: https://bit.ly/2BU26OZ

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Macmillan Speakers Bureau, a division of Macmillan Publishing, is devoted to bringing great minds and inspiring stories of our time to audiences around the country and across the globe. Because we draw our talent from the ranks of our many distinguished publishers (including Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Henry Holt and St. Martin’s Press), we represent a wide variety of speakers ideally suited for business and school collaborations.

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