Jacki Lyden, a longtime NPR host and correspondent, regards herself first and foremost as a writer and looks for the distinctive human voice everywhere: in decades of making radio pieces, live public interviews, and in print. At NPR, she loved interviewing writers, and still does.
She is the author of the national bestseller, Daughter of the Queen of Sheba, which the
New York Times called “a memoir classic.” It was translated into nine languages and is currently under consideration for a television series. Her new memoir, Tell Me Something Good, dwells on themes of female identity and voice as she remakes her life after decades at NPR. She is the 2021 honoree for the American Psychiatric Assn., which named her Patient Advocate of the Year. In 2017-18, she was a recipient of the Rosalynn Carter Fellowship for Mental Health Journalism. She speaks widely on family mental health, and has written for The Washington Post, Granta, Forum, and Vanity Fair. She created the podcast "The Seams" and holds numerous journalism awards.
In 2017-18, she was a recipient of the Rosalynn Carter Fellowship for Mental Health
Journalism. She is a board member of the Alan Cheuse International Writers Center, and is married to The Washington Post photographer William O'Leary. For more, please see www.jackilyden.com
Eric Weiner is an award-winning journalist, best-selling author and compulsive traveler. His books include The Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the World’s Happiest Places and The Geography of Genius: Lessons From the World’s Most Creative Places. His latest book, The Socrates Express: Life Lessons From Dead Philosophers was published last year by Simon & Schuster, and is out in paperback this August. His work has been translated into more than 20 languages. Eric is a former foreign correspondent for NPR. He is a regular contributor to The Washington Post, AFAR, among other publications. Find out more at EricWeinerBooks.com.