Conversations from the Sun Valley Writers' Conference

Audience members at the Sun Valley Pavillion [Credit: Barbi Reed, courtesy Sun Valley Writers' Conference]
Credit: Barbi Reed, courtesy Sun Valley Writers' Conference

Since 1995, the Sun Valley Writers' Conference has brought together some of the nation's best-known writers, poets, filmmakers and philosophers to engage an audience in provocative and thoughtful conversations.

The event takes place over four days in July on the grounds and rooms of the Sun Valley Lodge and Sun Valley Inn, as well as in the new outdoor Sun Valley Pavilion.

Dialogue host Marcia Franklin has been a regular attendee, and has interviewed authors since 2005. The event took a hiatus in 2007 while the Pavilion was being built; the 2013 event
was cancelled because of major wildfires in the area.

    2017 Interviews
  • Louisa Thomas
  • Ayad Akhtar
  • Jane Mayer
  • Helen Macdonald
  • Andrew Solomon
    2016 Interviews
  • David Miliband
  • Creating 'Game of
  • Walter Robinson
  • Susan Casey
  • Claire Vaye Watkins
  • Jamaica Kincaid
    2015 Interviews
  • Lawrence Wright
  • Stacy Schiff
  • Richard Ford
  • Mary Norris
  • Dinaw Mengestu
  • Jeffrey Brown
    2014 Interviews
  • David Epstein
  • Yiyun Li
  • John Lewis
  • Andrew Aydin
  • Dave Barry
  • Gretel Ehrlich
    2009 Interviews
  • Gretchen Morgenson
  • Annette Gordon-Reed
  • Abraham Verghese
  • Philip Gourevitch
    2008 Interviews
  • George Packer
  • John Hockenberry
  • Shashi Tharoor
  • Ethan Watters
    2006 Interviews
  • Juliette Kayyem
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Haynes Johnson
  • Justice Stephen Breyer
    2005 Interviews
  • Thomas Keneally
  • Robert MacNeil
  • David Macaulay
  • Firoozeh Dumas
  • Thomas Cahill