Featuring John Hodgman, Jean Grae, Nick Hornby, Tayari Jones, Meg Wolitzer, Dave Eggers, Wajahat Ali, Javon Johnson, Vogue Robinson, Rachel Kushner, Jericho Brown, Ayelet Waldman,
“A capital-C cultural milestone”
Scenes from the inaugural festival
The inaugural Believer Festival, American Dreams was hosted by Vendela Vida and Joshua Wolf Shenk, the editor-in-chief of The Believer and the festival’s artistic director. It included Miranda July, Ben Marcus, Luís Alberto Urrea, Carrie Brownstein, ZZ Packer, and Jim James of My Morning Jacket.