Bestselling authors John Grisham and Celeste Ng will speak at the U.S. Book Show, the trade show of the publishing industry, to be held virtually May 23-26, 2022. Sponsored and organized by Publishers Weekly, USBS will feature book and author panels, “Editors’ Picks” panels, keynotes, a library track, bookseller panels sponsored by the American Bookseller Association, industry-focused discussions and more.

Both Grisham and Ng will speak on May 25, a day devoted to adult fiction, at 11:30 a.m. ET and 2:30 p.m. ET, respectively. Grisham's next book, Sparring Partners is due out in May 2022, and Ng's next book, Our Missing Hearts, is slated for October 2022.

“The 2022 lineup for the U.S. Book Show is a cornucopia of voices representing bestsellers, literary excellence and on-point issues of the day,” said Jim Milliot, PW senior v-p and editorial director. Milliot will headline Tuesday’s “industry day” in conversation with Christopher Finan, executive director of the National Coalition Against Censorship and author of How Free Speech Saved Democracy.

Early-bird registration is now in effect, with individual rates set at $105 ($149 beginning May 1, 2022). Librarians and booksellers can USBS attend free of charge. The full programming schedule can be viewed here.