Constance Wu, best known for her roles in the TV series Fresh Off the Boat and feature film Crazy Rich Asians, and Amber Ruffin, host of the Amber Ruffin Show and writer for Late Night with Seth Meyers, will appear at the U.S. Book Show on the adult Book and Author panel.

Wu will discuss her memoir Making a Scene (Scribner) and Ruffin will discuss her book The World Record Book of Racist Stories (Grand Central), along with co-writer and sister Lacey Lamar. Thomas E. Ricks, author of Waging a Good War: A Military History of the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1968 (Farrar Straus & Giroux) and Alan Moore, author of Illuminations: Stories (Bloomsbury), will also join the Book and Author panel.

“Award-winning authors and top-tier editors take the reins at this year’s U.S. Book Show, to inform and excite the book community about forthcoming fall books,” said Jim Milliot, editorial director of Publishers Weekly and the USBS which runs May 23 – 26, 2022. The show is virtual.

Other featured authors at this year's USBS include John Grisham and Celeste Ng, who will both deliver keynote addresses. Participating publishing professionals include: Jenny Chen, senior editor of Bantam; Barbara Epler, president, publisher and editor-in-chief of New Directions; John Freeman, executive editor of Knopf; Jonathan Lee, editorial director of Bloomsbury USA; Rakesh Satyal, executive editor of Amistad/HarperOne; Andrea Schultz, v-p and editor-in-chief of Viking Penguin; Esi Sogah, executive editor of Kensington; Daniel Vazquez, senior editor of Astra House; and Andy Ward, executive v-p and publisher of Random House.

The full lineup of Book and Author panels is as follows:

Comics and Graphic Novels: 5 p.m. ET, Tuesday, May 24, 2022

  • Boris Bas Backer, Kisses for Jet: A Coming of Gender Story (Nobrow)
  • Mickey George, Enola Homes (Legendary)
  • Roye Okupe, Iyanu: Child of Wonder (Dark Horse)
  • Branden Boyer-White (author) and Shannon Watters (illustrator), Hollow (Boom!)

Adult Books: 10 a.m. ET, Wednesday, May 25, 2022

  • Alan Moore, Illuminations: Stories (Bloomsbury)
  • Thomas E. Ricks, Waging a Good War: A Military History of the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1968 (Farrar Straus & Giroux)
  • Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar, The World Record Book of Racist Stories (Grand Central)
  • Constance Wu, Making a Scene (Scribner)

Children’s Books: 10:00 a.m. ET, Thursday, May 26, 2022

  • Chloe Gong, Foul Lady Fortune (McElderry)
  • Oliver Jeffers, Meanwhile Back on Earth (Philomel)
  • Christina Soontornvat, The Tryout (Graphix)

The full lineup of Editors' Picks panels is as follows:

Comics and Graphic Novels: 2 p.m. ET, Tuesday, May 24, 2022

  • Eric Reynolds, V-p / Associate Publisher, Fantagraphics Books, discussing Men I Trust by Tommi Parish
  • Kelly Lonesome, Senior Editor, Tor Nightfire, discussing Where Black Stars Rise by Nadia Shammas
  • Peggy Burns, Publisher, Drawn & Quarterly, discussing Ducks by Kate Beaton
  • Jill Schwartzman, V-p, Executive Editor, Dutton and Editorial Director, Plume, discussing A Career in Books: A Novel about Friends, Money, and the Occasional Duck Bun by Kate Gavino
  • Tracy Mack, V-p and Publisher, Scholastic, discussing The Tryout by Christina Soontornvat
  • Maggie Lehrman, Editorial Director, Fiction, Abrams Children’s Books, discussing Adventuregame: Leviathon by Jason Shiga
  • Kiara Valdez, Editor, First Second, discussing Frizzy by Claribel A. Ortega and Rose Bousamra
  • Susan Van Metre, Executive Editorial Director, Walker Books US/Candlewick Press, discussing Two-Headed Chicken by Tom Angleberger

Mysteries and Thrillers: 11:30 a.m. ET, Wednesday, May 25, 2022

  • Catherine Richards, Executive Editor, Minotaur Books, discussing Blackwater Falls by Ausma Zehanat Khan
  • Juliet Grames, Associate Publisher and Soho Crime Editor, on Shutter by Romona Emerson
  • Carl Bromley, Executive Editor, Melville House, about The Deal Goes Down by Larry Beinhart
  • Pamela Dorman, V-p and Publisher, Pamela Dorman Books / Viking, on The Bullet That Missed by Richard Osman
  • Jessica Case, Deputy Publisher, Pegasus Crime, Double Exposure by Ava Barry
  • Jenny Chen, Senior Editor, Bantam, on All Good People by Ashley Flowers
  • Esi Sogah, Executive Editor, Kensington, on Murder in Westminster by Vanessa Riley
  • Jonathan Burnham, Editorial Director, Bloomsbury U.S.A, on The Twist of the Knife by Anthony Horowitz

Biographies and Memoir: 12:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday, May 25, 2022

  • David Ebershoff, V-p and Executive Editor, Hogarth, discussing Solito: A Memoir by Javier Zamora
  • Sara Birmingham, Editor, Ecco, Weightless: Making Space for My Resilient Body and Unshakable Soul by Evette Dionne
  • Andrea Flick-Nisbet, V-p and Publisher, Harper Horizon, discussing Me and Paul: Untold Stories of a Fabled Friendship by Willie Nelson
  • Thomas Gebremedhin, V-p and Executive Director, Doubleday on Stay True by Hua Hsu
  • Mindy Marques, V-p, Executive Editor, Simon & Schuster, about Dinners with Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships by Nina Totenberg
  • Gretchen Young, V-p, Executive Editor, Grand Central Publishing, discussing The Wind at My Back by Misty Copeland
  • Barbara Epler, President, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, New Directions, discussing My Pinup by Hilton Als
  • Lauren Marino, Editorial Director, Hachette Books, discussing Hysterical: A Memoir by Elissa Bassist

Adult Fiction: 3 p.m. ET, Wednesday, May 25, 2022

  • Jonathan Lee, Editorial Director, Bloomsbury U.S.A, discussing The House of Fortune by Jessie Burton
  • John Freeman, Executive Editor, Knopf, discussing The Rabbit Hutch by Tess Gunty
  • Andy Ward, Executive Vice-President and Publisher, Random House, discussing Liberation Day by George Saunders
  • Mark Doten, Executive Editor, Soho, discussing Sacrificio by Ernesto Mestre-Reed
  • Jenna Johnson, Editor in Chief, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, discussing Bliss Montage by Ling Ma
  • Amber Oliver, Editor, Tiny Reparations Books/Dutton, discussing Perish by LaToya Watkins
  • Rakesh Satyal, Executive Editor, Amistad/HarperOne Group, discussing The Women Could Fly by Megan Gidding
  • Andrea Schulz , V-p and Editor in Chief, Viking Penguin, discussing The Unfolding by A.M. Homes

Current Affairs: 4:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, May 25, 2022

  • Wendy Wolf, Associate Publisher, Viking, discussing The Fishermen and the Dragon: Fear, Greed, and a Fight for Justice on the Gulf Coast by Kirk Wallace Johnson
  • Jamison Stoltz , Editorial Director, Abrams Press, discussing Bravo Company: An Afghanistan Deployment and Its Aftermath by Ben Kesling
  • Alex Star, Executive Editor, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, on The Ransomware Hunting Team: The Improbable Adventures of the Misfits Who Are Trying to Save the World from Cybercrime—One Hack at a Time by Renee Dudley and Daniel Goldin
  • Trish Daly, Senior Editor, Portfolio, California Burning: The Fall of Pacific Gas & Electric–and What It Means for America’s Power Grid by Katherine Blunt
  • Sarah Murphy, Executive Editor, Ecco, Raising Them Right: The Untold Story of America's Ultraconservative Youth Movement—and Its Plot for Power by Kyle Quinn
  • Clive Priddle, V-p, Publisher, Bold Type Books, Chaotic Neutral: How the Democrats Lost Their Soul in the Center by Ed Burmila
  • Jamia Wilson, Vice-President and Executive Editor, Random House, On Critical Race Theory by Victor Ray
  • Tim Bartlett, Executive Editor, St. Martin’s Press, Surveillance State by Josh Chin and Liza Lin

Children’s Picture Books*: 11 a.m. ET, Thursday, May 26, 2022

  • Victoria Rock, Founding Children's Publisher and Editor-at-Large, Chronicle Books, discussing Like by Annie Barrows and Leo Espinosa
  • Neal Porter, Vice-President and Publisher, Neal Porter Books/Holiday House, discussing I Don't Care by Julie Fogliano (author) and Molly Idle and Juana Martinez-Neal (illustrators)
  • Susan Rich, Editor-at-Large, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, discussing Farmhouse by Sophie Blackall (author/illustrator)
  • Luisa Beguiristaín, Assistant Editor, Roaring Brook Press, discussing The Coquíes Still Sing by Karina Nicole González and Krystal Quiles
  • Rosie Ahmed, Associate Editor, Dial, discussing Nana, Nenek & Nina by Liza Ferneyhough (author/illustrator)
  • Sydnee Monday, Associate Editor, Kokila, discussing Sam’s Super Seats by Keah Brown and Sharee Miller
  • Anne Schwartz, V-p and Publisher, Anne Schwartz Books, discussing Me and the Boss by Michelle Edwards and April Harrison
  • Paula Wiseman, V-p and Publisher, Paula Wiseman Books/Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, discussing On Her Wings by Jerdine Nolen and James E. Ransome

Middle Grade Children’s Books*: 1 p.m. ET, Thursday, May 26, 2022

  • Reka Simonsen, Editorial Director, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, discussing Naomi Teitelbaum Ends the World by Samara Shanker
  • Dana Chidiac, Senior Editor, Macmillan Children's Publishing Group, discussing Mihi Ever After by Tae Keller and Geraldine Rodríguez
  • Tracey Keevan, Editorial Director, Union Square Kids, discussing Nothing Interesting Ever Happens to Ethan Fairmont by Nick Brooks
  • Erica Finkel, Executive Editor, Abrams, discussing Marya Kahn and the Incredible Henna Party by Saadia Faruqi and Ani Bushry
  • Andrea Tompa, Executive Editor, Candlewick Press, discussing Undercover Latina by Aya de León
  • Mary Kate Castellani, Publishing Director, Bloomsbury, discussing The Vanquishers by Kalynn Bayron
  • Tricia Lin, Random House Books for Young Readers, discussing Futureland: Battle for the Park by H.D. Hunter and Khadijah Khatib
  • Stacey Barney, Associate Publisher, Nancy Paulsen Books, discussing The Dreams of Small Creatures by Gail Lerner

Young Adult: 3 p.m. ET, Thursday, May 26, 2022

  • Ashley Hearn, Acquisitions Editor, Peachtree Teen, discussing Aces Wild by Amanda DeWitt
  • Mara Delgado Sánchez, Assistant Editor, St. Martin’s, discussing Night of the Raven, Dawn of the Dove by Rati Mehrotra
  • Maggie Lehrman, Editorial Director, Fiction, Abrams Children’s Books, discussing Lark & Kasim Start a Revolution by Kacen Callender
  • Kaylan Adair, Executive Editor, Candlewick Press, discussing Better Than We Found It: Conversations to Help Save the World by Frederick Joseph and Porsche Joseph
  • Polo Orozco, Editor, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, discussing How to Succeed in Witchcraft by Aislinn Brophy
  • Sarah Alpert, Editor, Algonquin Young Readers, discussing Dead Flip by Sara Farizan

*Author listed first; illustrator listed second.