Writing a General Audience Book: Insights from Faculty Authors

3:30–5:30 pm
Quadrangle Club Library (1155 E. 57th St.)


Ever wonder how and why academics decide to write books for general audiences? Perhaps you are curious about books that cross over from academic audiences to the general public or wonder how faculty in different fields decide what and when to write. In this session, three faculty authors will discuss their experiences writing trade books that draw on their scholarly expertise. They will share practical guidance on the editorial and publishing process and discuss how writing for different audiences has impacted their academic careers. Faculty panelists include:

Nicholas Epley, the John Templeton Keller Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science at the Chicago Booth School of Business; author of Mindwise: How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want

Katherine D. Kinzler, Professor in the Department of Psychology and Vice Provost for Academic Career Advancement; author of How you Say It

Reuben Jonathan Miller, Associate Professor in the Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice and the Department of Race, Diaspora, and Indigeneity; author of Halfway Home: Race, Punishment, and the Afterlife of Mass Incarceration

The panelists will be joined in conversation with Jeremy Manier, Associate Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs. After the panel discussion and audience Q&A, a wine and cheese reception will be held to allow ample time for informal networking with colleagues.