Meet Macmillan at #NODAC2019 in Houston!

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Visit us in the Exhibit Hall at Booth 210!

NODAC Exhibit Hall
Sunday, October 20, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Monday, October 21, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Visit Macmillan’s booth (#210) to explore our diverse selection of books that are perfectly suited for First-Year Experience and Common Reading programs!

Meet Aaron Bobrow-Strain at the Author Reception!

Monday, October 21 at 6:30 p.m.

Ballroom of Americas B-C, Second Floor

Author panel, with a book signing to follow at 8:00 p.m.

Aaron Bobrow-Strain

Aaron Bobrow-Strain is a professor of politics at Whitman College, where he teaches courses dealing with food, immigration, and the U.S.-Mexico border. He is the author of The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez. His writing has appeared in The BelieverThe Chronicle of Higher EducationSalon, and Gastronomica. He is the author of White Bread and Intimate Enemies. In the 1990s, he worked on the U.S.-Mexico border as an activist and educator. He is a founding member of the Walla Walla Immigrant Rights Coalition in Washington State.

Join us for lunch with Jonathan Safran Foer!

Tuesday, October 22 at 12:00 p.m.

Ballroom of Americas B-C, Second Floor

Lunch and author panel, with a book signing to follow at 1:30 p.m.

Jonathan Safran Foer

Jonathan Safran Foer is the author of the novels Everything Is Illuminated, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and Here I Am, and of the nonfiction books We Are the Weather and Eating Animals. His work has received numerous awards and has been translated into thirty-six languages. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.



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Meet Macmillan at #FYE19 in Las Vegas!

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Visit us in the Exhibit Hall in Booth 28!

FYE Exhibit Hall
Saturday, February 16, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 
Sunday, February 17, 7:30 a.m. – 11 a.m., 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday, February 18, 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Visit Macmillan’s booth (#28) to explore our diverse selection of books that are perfectly suited for First-Year Experience and Common Reading programs!

Sunday, February 17

Join us for Macmillan’s First-Year Experience Author Lunch!

12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Caesars Palace
Neopolitan Ballroom, Promenade Level

Lunch and author panel, with a book signing to follow
Anna-Rosling-Rönnlund c Jann Lipka

Anna Rosling Rönnlund is a co-author of  Factfulness. She is the daughter-in-law of Hans Rosling. Anna, along with her husband, Ola, and Hans, co-founded the Gapminder Foundation: a nonprofit that fights devastating misconceptions about global development, produces free teaching resources making the world understandable based on reliable statistics,  promotes a fact-based worldview everyone can understand, and collaborates with universities, UN, public agencies and non-governmental organizations.

Anna Clark

Anna Clark is a journalist living in Detroit. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Politico, the Columbia Journalism Review, and other publications. Anna edited A Detroit Anthology, a Michigan Notable Book, and she has been a writer-in-residence in Detroit public schools as part of the InsideOut Literary Arts program. She has also been a Fulbright fellow in Nairobi, Kenya and a Knight-Wallace journalism fellow at the University of Michigan. She is the author of  The Poisoned City.

Andrea Malkin Brenner

Andrea Malkin Brenner is the co-author of How to College. She consults with colleges who wish to create their own first-year transitions courses. She was a faculty member in the Department of Sociology at American University for 20 years.

Lara Hope Schwartz

Lara Hope Schwartz is the co-author of How to CollegeShe teaches in the Department of Government at the American University School of Public Affairs (SPA) and is the Director of the Project on Civil Discourse. She came to the SPA after a career as an attorney, civil rights advocate, and strategist.

Sam Quinones

Sam Quinones is the author of Dreamland. He is a journalist, author and storyteller whose two acclaimed books of narrative nonfiction about Mexico and Mexican immigration—True Tales From Another Mexico and Antonio’s Gun and Delfino’s Dream—made him, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, “the most original writer on Mexico and the border.” He lives in Los Angeles.

Join us for Dinner with Nathaniel Rich and
Dashka Slater!

7:00 p.m.
Caesars Palace, Neopolitan Ballroom (Promenade Level)

Dinner and author panel, with a book signing to follow

Nathaniel Rich

Nathaniel Rich is the author of Losing Earth. He is a contributing writer at The New York Times Magazine and his essays have appeared in The New York Review of Books, The Atlantic, Harper’s Magazine, Rolling Stone, and The Daily Beast. He is also the author of three novels—King Zeno, Odds Against Tomorrow, and The Mayor’s Tongue—and a book about film noir, San Francisco Noir: The City in Film Noir from 1940 to the Present. He lives in New Orleans with his wife and young son.

Dashka Slater

Dashka Slater has written many books, including Baby Shoes, The Sea Serpent and Me, Escargot, and Dangerously Ever After. She is also an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in Newsweek, Salon, The New York Times Magazine, and Mother Jones. She lives in California. She is the author of The 57 Bus.


PLUS—don’t miss our Twitter Sweepstakes!

Enter to win signed books from each of our authors who will be speaking at FYE 2019! To enter, simply:

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You’re Invited to Macmillan’s Author Lunch at #FYE19!

Sunday, February 17th • 12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.    
Caesars Palace | Neopolitan Ballroom
(Promenade Level)
Lunch and author panel, with book signings to follow

This event is free! (RSVP is required—click here!)


factfulnessAnna Rosling Rönnlund
co-author of
Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World—and Why Things Are Better Than You Think
Flatiron Books | About the Book

how to collegeAndrea Malkin Brenner and Lara Hope Schwartz
authors of
How to College
What to Know Before You Go (and When You’re There)
St. Martin’s Press | About the Book

the poisoned cityAnna Clark
author of
The Poisoned City
Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy
Henry Holt, and Co. | About the Book

dreamlandSam Quinones
author of
The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic
Bloomsbury USA | About the Book

SIGN UP NOW for NODA’s “Publishers Present: Recommended Reading for First-Year Programs” Webinar!

Join us for “Publishers Present: Recommended Reading for First-Year Programs,” a free webinar about essential new books for First-Year Experience and common reading programs, on Tuesday, September 18 at 12:00 p.m. Central—featuring a presentation and Q&A with Bored and Brilliant author Manoush Zomorodi!

Manoush Zomorodi

Manoush Zomorodi is the creator of WNYC’s podcast Note to Self and the co-founder of Stable Genius Productions, a media company with a mission to help people navigate personal and global change. StableG uses podcasts as a lab to test new ways journalists can educate, entertain, and inspire through narrative. Investigating how technology is transforming humanity is Zomorodi’s passion and expertise. Learn about her book, Bored and Brilliant here.


This webinar will also feature . . . 

something must be doneKristen Green
author of
Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County
A Family, a Virginia Town, a Civil Rights Battle

HarperCollins Publishers

no apparent distressRachel Pearson
author of
No Apparent Distress
A Doctor’s Coming of Age on the Front Lines of American Medicine
W.W. Norton

the stuffSharlee Jeter and Sampson Davis
authors of
The Stuff
Unlock Your Power to Overcome Challenges, Soar, and Suceed
Simon & Schuster


This webinar is open to all NODA members. Click here to register!

Join us for dinner with Damon Tweedy at #FYE17!

Monday, February 13 • 7 p.m.   
Hyatt Regency Atlanta | Embassy Ballroom ABC
Dinner and author panel, with a book signing to follow

This event is free! (RSVP is required—click here!)


black man in a white coatDamon Tweedy
author of
Black Man in a White Coat
A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine
Picador USA | About the Book

carry onLisa Fenn
author of
Carry On
A Story of Resilience, Redemption, and an Unlikely Family

salt housesHala Alyan
author of
Salt Houses
A Novel
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

on fireJohn O’Leary
author of
On Fire
The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life
Simon & Schuster

Join us for dinner with Diane Guerrero at #FYE17!

Saturday, February 11 • 7:45-9:30 p.m.   
Atlanta Marriott Marquis | Rooms A601/602
Dinner and author panel, with a book signing to follow

This event is free


in the country we loveDiane Guerrero
author of
In the Country We Love
My Family Divided
Henry Holt, & Co.  | About the Book

carry onColson Whitehead
author of
The Underground Railroad
A Novel
Knopf Doubleday

salt housesJ.D. Vance
author of
Hillbilly Elegy
A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

on fireGarrard Conley
author of
Boy Erased
A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family

SPARE PARTS is Kansas State University’s 2016 #CommonReading Book! (#FYE16)

Spare PartsKansas State University has selected Joshua Davis’s Spare Parts for their 2016 Common Reading Experience program!

All matriculating first-year students (approximately 4,000) will receive a copy of Spare Parts from the university, and will read the book before heading to campus in the fall. Once they arrive on campus, students will engage in classroom discussions about the book in their first-year seminar classes.

Beyond the classroom, students will attend a variety of events related to the book. Joshua Davis will hold an on-campus public lecture on Oct. 6 at 7 p.m., and there will also be a public lecture series by members of the Kansas State community.

Spare Parts was read and reviewed by the K-State Book Network selection committee, which is comprised of 42 faculty, and students and staff from 18 colleges and units. Each year, the selection process entails a vote from the selection committee, a general campus vote (community members are able to vote online), and the Committee Provost’s approval. Out of the three books that made it to the final round of voting, Spare Parts was the overwhelming top choice.

The motto of the K-State Book Network is “A campus on the same page.” Kansas State University’s purpose behind its Common Reading Experience program (K-State First) is to provide a unifying experience to help first year students transition from high school to college. This is accomplished by using the book as the students’ shared experience, and the book is used to facilitate guided academic and social activities.

With universal themes like education and overcoming insurmountable odds as underdogs, Spare Parts was selected, in part, because the committee and K-State community believe that it is a book that will resonate with a diverse student body. “We believe every major, from engineering to English, will find something to connect with in the book,” explained Tara Coleman, chair of K-State Book Network and associate professor, K-State Libraries.

Click here to see other schools that have adopted Spare Parts, and other Popular Picks for common reading from Macmillan!