Daniel Abbott received his BA from Grand Valley State University and his MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. He is at work on his debut novel The Concrete for Ig Books.
Dr. Hawa Abdi
A Somalian human rights activist and physician, Dr. Hawa Abdi is the founder of The Dr. Hawa Abdi Foundation, which provides healthcare, food, and shelter to 90,000 displaced Somalis. In 2012, Dr. Abdi was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
The “Grandmother of Performance Art,” Abramović has presented her work with performances, sound, photography, video, and sculpture in solo exhibitions at major institutions in the U.S. and Europe. She was also the subject of a major retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, “The Artist is Present,” in 2010.
An award-winning journalist and editor, Ruthie Ackerman is the deputy editor at Women@Forbes. She has worked at Forbes and Dow Jones, where she covered some of the biggest global business news stories of the last two decades—including the Bernie Madoff scandal and the subprime mortgage crisis. The recipient of a Pulitzer Center on Crisis Writing Fellowship and Johns Hopkins University’s International Reporting Project fellowship, her work has been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Salon, The Daily Beast, The Nation, The Christian Science Monitor, The San Francisco Chronicle, Foreign Exchange among others.Twitter
Forthcoming from Harper One
Dr. Michael Addis
Michael Addis is the Director of the Psychology Department at Clark University. He is the author of a book on male psychology titled Invisible Men (Henry Holt).Site
Ron Adner is an award-winning professor of strategy at the Tuck School and the author of The Wide Lens. His research and teaching focus on innovation, strategy, and entrepreneurship and his work introduces a new perspective on the relationship among firms, customers, and the broader “innovation ecosystems” in which they interact to create value.Site / Twitter
- The Wide Lens: What Successful Innovators See That Others Miss
When Ecosystems Collide
Forthcoming from MIT Press
Born out of a small Brooklyn nightclub in 2005, AFROPUNK music and cultural festivals now take place across three continents and five cities, connecting a global African diaspora through music, politics, activism and—most of all—fashion. As an organization, AFROPUNK has developed into a multifaceted media powerhouse: a global platform of alternative, experimental, radical, and counter-cultural viewpoints, which serves a socially diverse community.Site / Facebook / Twitter
AFROPUNK: The Politics of Style
Forthcoming from Harper Design
Lauren Aguirre is a science journalist with more than thirty years of experience as a staff member for the PBS series NOVA, where she served as a documentary producer, science editor, and director of digital content. Aguirre has covered topics as diverse as art restoration, human origins, and cybersecurity, but her abiding fascination is neuroscience. Her written work has appeared online in STAT, Undark, The Atlantic, Scientific American, and the PBS website. She graduated from MIT and lives in the Boston area.Site
Winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for History for his book Lords of Finance, Ahamed is a former economist at the World Bank. Lords of Finance was a New York Times Bestseller and was chosen as one of The New Yorker’s top 20 nonfiction books of 2009, and one of the New York Times’s top 10 books of 2009.
Dr. Simone Ahuja
Dr. Simone Ahuja is the founder of Blood Orange, an innovation and strategy consultancy and an advisor to global entrepreneurs and corporate ’intrapreneurs.’Site / Twitter
Professor of Marketing at the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Business, Aaron Ahuvia is one of the leading experts in the world on consumer behavior. The winner of the Consumer Brand Relationships Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Industry Impact, he studies how and why we love our favorite possessions, brands and activities.Site
The Things We Love
Forthcoming from Little, Brown Spark
The Estate of Fouad Ajami
Fouad Ajami, an internationally renowned scholar and writer, was Director of the Middle East Studies Program at Johns Hopkins University, a recipient of a MacArthur genius grant, a founding member of The Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa, a recipient of the National Humanities Medal, and author of several books including, most recently, The Foreigner’s Gift: The Americans, the Arabs, and the Iraqis (Free Press).
Daniel Akst is an author, critic and journalist who has written for the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe and other leading publications. He is the author of four previous books of fiction and nonfiction, including the novel St. Burl’s Obituary, a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. Akst has worked on staff at the Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, and Newsday and served on the board of the National Book Critics Circle. He is a visiting instructor in the humanities at Bard College, where he’s also taught as part of the Bard Prison Initiative. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and lives in New York’s bucolic Hudson Valley.
Fighting the Good War
Forthcoming from Melville House Press
Mohammed Al Samawi
A Yemeni peace activist, Al Samawi is interested in interfaith dialogue and cross-cultural outreach. He is a frequent public speaker and lecturer on the war in Yemen, the refugee crisis, and extremism in the Middle East.
Saher Alam is the author of the novel The Groom to Have Been, which Publishers Weekly called “an absorbing debut…delicately crafted and multi-layered.” She is a graduate of Princeton University and the Creative Writing Program at Boston University, and she was a fiction fellow at Emory University.
The Estate of Louisa May Alcott
Beloved author of Little Women, Louisa May Alcott wrote her first novel, The Inheritance, when she was seventeen. The discovery and publication of the lost manuscript was a literary cause célèbre and became the basis for a CBS Sunday Night Movie. Aevitas Creative Management represents Louisa May Alcott’s literary estate.Site
Lesley Alderman is a longtime writer, editor, and television correspondent and acclaimed author of The Book of Times: From Seconds to Centuries, a Compendium of Measures (William Morrow).Site / Twitter
Kevin Alexander is the James Beard Award-winning Writer at Large for Thrillist. He lives north of San Francisco and has icy cold blue eyes.
The Estate of Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali’s core principles of confidence, conviction, dedication, giving, respect, and spirituality guided him and made him one of the most beloved symbols of peace and well-being in America and the world.
First known for boxing, and later for his conscientious stance on the Vietnam War draft, Ali focused his awareness of the needs of his fellow citizens and those in the developing world to direct his good work. In addition to challenging racial and religious preconceptions at home, he served as a symbol of hope and a catalyst for constructive international dialogue, delivered sorely-needed medical supplies to an embargoed Cuba, provided more than 22 million meals to the world’s hungry, and helped secure the release of fifteen U.S. hostages from Iraq during the first Gulf War. The United Nations named him a Messenger of Peace, and he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, as well as Amnesty International’s Lifetime Achievement Award. In September 2012, he was the recipient of the prestigious National Constitution Center Liberty Medal.
Among his many projects, Muhammad cofounded the Muhammad Ali Center with his wife Lonnie, and contributed substantially to the awareness and research efforts regarding Parkinson’s disease.
Samina Ali is an award-winning author, curator, and popular speaker. Her debut novel, Madras on a Rainy Day, (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux) won France’s prestigious Prix Premier Roman Etranger and was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award. Samina’s widely popular TEDx talk “What Does the Qur’an Really Say About Muslim Women’s Hijab” and her global exhibition Muslima: Muslim Women’s Art and Voices express her passionate advocacy for contemporary women who are defining their own identities and shattering pervasive stereotypes.
Samina is currently at work on a memoir about how her recovery from a nearly fatal illness meant rediscovering and redefining her own identity as a woman, a Muslim, a mother, and a writer.Site / Twitter
Jonathan Allen, former White House Bureau Chief for Politico and current DC Bureau Chief for Bloomberg News, is an award-winning reporter who has written extensively about Congress and national politics and appears frequently as a political analyst on national television news programs. Together with Amie Parnes of The Hill he is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign, and the New York Times and USA Today bestseller HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton (Crown).Site / Facebook / Twitter
Keegan Allen is a star of the ensemble-cast show “Pretty Little Liars” on ABC Family, as well as multiple forthcoming films. An amateur photographer, poet, and musician, Allen resides in Los Angeles. Life.Love.Beauty is his first book.Site / Facebook / Twitter
Historian and book editor Devery Anderson is the author of Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement (Univ. of Miss. Press).Twitter
Alan Andres is the co-author of Chasing the Moon, the companion volume to the PBS American Experience documentary series about the Space Race directed by Academy Award nominated director Robert Stone. A publishing veteran, he is a frequent collaborative writer for works of history, business, and psychology.
Julia Angwin is an award-winning investigative reporter for ProPublica and the author of Stealing MySpace: The Battle to Control the Most Popular Website in America (Random House) and Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance (Times Books). She previously wrote for The Wall Street Journal, where she led a team of journalists that was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2011 and won a Gerald Loeb Award in 2010 and was on of a team of reporters awarded the 2003 Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting for their coverage of corporate corruption.Site / Facebook / Twitter
Carl Sferrazza Anthony
Zaina Arafat is an Arab-American writer. She holds an M.F.A. in creative writing from Iowa and an M.A. in international affairs from Columbia. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Granta, The New York Times, Virginia Quarterly Review, The Believer, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, BuzzFeed, Iowa Review, The Christian Science Monitor, and NPR. She is a regular contributor of cultural criticism to VICE. In addition to her novel, she is currently working on an essay collection (the title piece, “Our Arab,” is forthcoming in The Believer). As a contributing editor for the Asian American Writers Workshop’s literary magazine, The Margins, she curates a Q & A series with Muslim writers as well as “Bona Fide Relationships,” a portfolio of writing in response to the Muslim ban. She grew up between the U.S. and the Middle East, and currently lives in Brooklyn, where she teaches both fiction and nonfiction at various schools and leads workshops for immigrant and marginalized communities through the Writers Guild Initiative and AAWW.
You Exist Too Much
Forthcoming from Catapult
Dr. Dale Archer
Dr. Dale Archer, Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and frequent commentator on CNN, is author of the New York Times bestseller Better Than Normal: How What Makes You Different Can Make You Exceptional (Crown Broadway) as well as The ADHD Advantage (Penguin Random House).Site / Facebook / Twitter
Author of the nationally-syndicated column “Ask a Mexican,” Arellano is the editor of the OC Weekly. He has contributed to NPR’s Marketplace and The Los Angeles Times, and has appeared on The Today Show, Chelsea Lately, and The Colbert Report. He lectures widely and is represented by Verbatim.Facebook / Twitter
Steven M. L. Aronson and Norma Stevens
The agent and professional partner of legendary photographer Richard Avedon, Norma Stevens, in collaboration with journalist Steven M. L. Aronson, tells the compelling story of Avedon’s life and career.
Aronson has written for Vanity Fair, Vogue, New York, and Esquire among other publications. His previous books are Hype and Savage Grace, which was adapted for a film starring Julianne Moore and Eddie Redmayne.
Erin Arvedlund, a leading financial journalist who has written for Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times, is the author of Too Good To Be True: The Rise and Fall of Bernie Madoff and Open Secret: The Conspiracy to Fix Libor (Penguin/Portfolio).Site / Twitter
The Atavist Magazine
The first digital-only magazine to win a National Magazine Award for feature writing, The Atavist Magazine produces one blockbuster nonfiction story a month and has been nominated for eight National Magazine Awards and an Emmy for News and Documentary.
Kendra Atleework is the author of the forthcoming memoir Flight Plan. She received her MFA in creative writing from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and is the recipient of the Ellen Meloy Desert Writers Award and the AWP Into Journals Project Award. Her work has appeared in the The Best American Essays, The Atlantic, and elsewhere.Site / Twitter
Andrew Auseon is the author of acclaimed novels for young people, including Funny Little Monkey, Jo-Jo and the Fiendish Lot, Alienated (with David O. Russell) and Freak Magnet, a Bank Street Best Book of the Year. His books have been nominated for numerous awards, including the ALA’s Best Books for Young Adults, the Cybils, and state book awards. Auseon has an MFA in Creative Writing from Vermont College and a BA from Ohio University.
An illustrator from New York, Avillez has illustrated for clients such as Vogue, Vice, Bon Appetit, the New York Times, Vanity Fair, and New York magazine, among other publications. She also illustrated Lena Dunham’s #1 New York Times Bestseller, Not That Kind of Girl.
Aaron Ayscough is an American wine journalist based in Paris and one of the foremost experts on natural wine. His articles about wine and restaurants have been included in The Financial Times, The New York Times: T-Magazine, PUNCH and more. Aaron is the author, since 2010, of the wine blog Not Drinking Poison In Paris (2015 and 2018 Saveur Blog Awards Finalist for Best Wine Blog; Food & Wine’s “Up & Coming Blog” 2015).Site / Twitter
A Field Guide to Natural Wine
Forthcoming from Artisan
Chris Babits is an Andrew W. Mellon Engaged Scholar Initiative Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin, where he also earned his Ph.D. in History in 2019. His book, titled To Cure a Sinful Nation: A History of Conversion Therapy in the United States, is under contract with the University of Chicago Press.Site / Twitter
To Cure a Sinful Nation: A History of Conversion Therapy in the United States
Forthcoming from University of Chicago Press
Jimmy Santiago Baca
Internationally acclaimed poet, novelist, screenwriter and memoirist Jimmy Santiago Baca is the recipient of numerous literary awards including the Pushcart Prize, the American Book Award, and the International Hispanic Heritage Award. While serving a maximum security prison sentence for drug possession, Mr. Santiago Baca taught himself to read and write and discovered poetry, experiences documented in his brilliant memoir A Place to Stand (Grove Press), which went on to win the prestigious 2001 International Prize. His most recent poetry collection, Singing at the Gates, was also published by Grove Press.Site / Facebook / Twitter
The Rev. Ed Bacon
Ed Bacon is the author of 8 Habits of Love: Overcome Fear and Transform Your Life. For the fifteen years Rev. Ed Bacon was the Rector of All Saints Church in Pasadena, with over 4,000 congregants, including celebrities like Madonna.
A screenwriter, Bailey was nominated for an Emmy for the documentary series Pandemic: Facing AIDS.
John Bainbridge Jr. is an attorney, freelance writer, and former newspaper reporter and coauthor of American Gunfight: The Plot to Kill Harry Truman and the Shoot-out That Stopped It (Simon & Schuster 2005).
Forthcoming from St. Martin's Press
A poet, novelist, and an assistant professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Ball won the Plimpton Prize in 2008 for his novella, The Early Deaths of Lubeck, Brennan, Harp and Carr. The Way Through the Doors was chosen as one of The New Yorker’s top 20 fiction and poetry books of 2009. His most recent novel, A Cure for Suicide was longlisted for the National Book Award in the Fiction category.Site / Twitter
Laura Ballance and Mac McCaughan
Bandmates in Superchunk, McCaughan and Ballance founded the eminent independent label Merge Records, whose bands include Arcade Fire, Spoon, and Neutral Milk Hotel, among many others.Site
Dave Balter is a pioneer in the world of word-of-mouth marketing, the founder and CEO of bzzagent.com and the author of Grapevine: The New Art of Word-of-Mouth Marketing (Penguin/Portfolio).Site / Twitter
David Banks is the inspirational founder of the Eagle Academy for Young Men and the president and CEO of the Eagle Academy Foundation, a network of all-boys public schools in New York City, and the author of Soar: How Boys Learn, Succeed, and Develop Character.Site / Facebook / Twitter
Daniel Barbarisi is the author of the critically acclaimed Dueling with Kings. A veteran sports and news journalist, he has written for the Boston Globe, Providence Journal and The Wall Street Journal and is a Senior Editor at The Athletic. Gay Talese has called him “one of the best young talents working in sports journalism today.”Site / Twitter
Bruce Barcott is a four-time author, an environmental journalist, and a contributing editor at Outside magazine. His articles have been published in The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Mother Jones, Sports Illustrated, Harper’s Magazine, and others. His most recent book is Weed the People: A Journey Into America’s Legalized Future (Times Books).Site / Twitter
- Weed the People: A Journey Into America’s Legalized Future
Platinum-selling singer-songwriter, Bareilles has been nominated for a Grammy Award five times. Her hit single “Love Song” reached number four on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2007. Bareilles also wrote the songs and music for the hit Broadway musical, Waitress.
Thomas P. M. Barnett
Thomas P. M. Barnett is a highly sought after military strategist, a contributor to Esquire magazine and author of the New York Times bestseller The Pentagon’s New Map (Putnam) as well as Blueprint for Action and Great Powers (Putnam).Site / Twitter
A former Special Inspector General of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), Barofsky is a Senior Fellow at NYU’s Center on the Administration of Criminal Law and a partner in the Litigation Department of national law firm Jenner & Block LLP. His book Bailout was a New York Times Bestseller.
David Baron is a journalist, author, and broadcaster who has spent his thirty-year career largely in public radio. He has worked as an environment correspondent for NPR, a science reporter for Boston’s WBUR, and health and science editor for PRI’s The World.
David’s written work has appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Daily Beast, Boston Globe, Outside, Lonely Planet, Mental Floss, and Reader’s Digest. His 2003 book, The Beast in the Garden, received the Colorado Book Award.Site / Twitter
A former editor for Travel and Leisure, Barr was also an editor and writer at Brill’s Content. Provence, 1970 was nominated for a James Beard Award in 2014.
- Provence, 1970: Julia Child, Simone Beck, James Beard, M.F.K. Fisher, Richard Olney, and the Reinvention of American Taste
- Ritz and Escoffier: The Hotelier, the Chef, and the Rise of the Leisure Class
Les Enfants Terribles
Forthcoming from Dutton
Jené Ray Barranco
Jené Ray Barranco is a motivational speaker to Christian and secular groups, churches and women’s conferences, and a founder of a ministry to single moms. Her memoir, Goodnight, I Love You, grew out of her blog “A Woman’s Heart”; she now writes about purpose and faith at “Eyesstr8ahead”.Facebook / Twitter
Justin L. Barrett
Justin L. Barrett is Director of the Thrive Center for Human Development, Thrive Professor of Developmental Science, and Professor of Psychology at Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, and previously held a post as a senior researcher at Oxford University. He is a founding editor of the Journal of Cognition & Culture and the author of Born Believers: The Science of Childhood Religion (Free Press), about how children develop religious ideas about the world.Twitter
Freelance food writer, cooking teacher and food preservation expert. Barrow writes the “BRING IT!” column in the Washington Post’s Food section, where her recipe for slab pie was the most popular recipe of the year. Her first book, Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s Practical Pantry won an IACP Cookbook award.
Dan Barry is a longtime columnist and reporter for The New York Times and the author of four books, including The Boys in the Bunkhouse: Servitude and Salvation in the Heartland. In addition to sharing a Pulitzer Prize with former colleagues at The Providence Journal, Dan has received, among countless other accolades, a George Polk Award; an American Society of Newspaper Editors Award for deadline reporting (for his coverage of the first anniversary of Sept. 11); a Mike Berger Award for in-depth human interest reporting; and thePEN/ESPN Literary Award for Sports Writing.Site / Twitter
Artist and writer Mira Bartók is the author of The Memory Palace (Free Press), winner of the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography. Her writing has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and noted in The Best American Essays 1999 and other anthologies. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants for her art and for her writing.Site / Twitter
Ann Bauer is a novelist and nonfiction writer. Her books include A Wild Ride Up The Cupboards (Scribner), The Forever Marriage (Overlook Press), and Forgiveness 4 You (Overlook Press).Site / Facebook / Twitter
Clare Beams’s story collection, We Show What We Have Learned, was a Kirkus Best Debut of 2016; was longlisted for the Story Prize; and was a finalist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize, the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award, and the Shirley Jackson Award. Her fiction appears in One Story, n+1, Ecotone, The Common, the Kenyon Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading, and The Best American Nonrequired Reading, and has received special mention in The Best American Short Stories 2013 and The Pushcart Prize XXXV. A 2014 NEA fellow in prose, she was the Bernard O’Keefe scholar in fiction at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference in 2014. After teaching high school English for six years in Falmouth, Massachusetts, she moved with her husband and daughter to Pittsburgh, where she teaches creative writing at Saint Vincent College and the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.Site
Diane Les Becquets
Diane Les Becquets is a faculty member and former director of the MFA Program in Fiction and Non-Fiction at Southern New Hampshire University. In addition to teaching creative writing, she has worked as a medical journalist; an archaeology assistant; a marketing consultant; a sand and gravel dispatcher; a copywriter; and a lifeguard, and is also an avid outdoorswoman. A native of Nashville, she spent almost fourteen years living in a small Colorado ranching town before moving to New Hampshire.Site / Twitter
Kristen Beddard is the author of Bonjour Kale: A Memoir of Paris, Love and Recipes and a contributing author to We Love Kale. She was the founder of The Kale Project, a blog and successful initiative that reintroduced kale to France and was featured in The New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler, Self Magazine and more. She has a certificate in Culinary Nutrition from the Natural Gourmet Institute and is currently working on a new book Roots, Shoots and Stalks about food waste and cooking with the whole vegetable. She resides in New York City with her husband and daughter. Follow her @thekaleproject and at www.kristenbeddard.com.Site / Twitter
David Benjamin is Chief Technology Officer/Chief Architect of Syntegrity, a global leader in Business Orchestration Solutions, which has a unique platform, combining scientific methodologies and proprietary technologies, that helps companies and organizations solve their most complex challenges and clear the way for execution.
Joshua Bennett is a poet, spoken word performer, and Assistant Professor of English at Dartmouth. His first collection of poetry, The Sobbing School (Penguin Books, 2016), was the winner of the 2015 National Poetry Series; Penguin will publish his second collection in 2020, and his book of essays of literary criticism is forthcoming from Harvard University Press in 2019.Twitter
A veteran journalist and author, Bennetts has been a reporter for Vanity Fair, the New York Times and Newsweek/Daily Beast. She is the author of the bestselling book The Feminine Mistake.
Michael Benson is a writer, photographer, filmmaker, and exhibitions producer. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, Smithsonian, ArtForum, and other publications. In the last decade he staged a series of increasingly large-scale shows of planetary landscape photography in the US and internationally, appearing in museums from London, to Brisbane, to Barcelona and beyond. In 2008-10, Benson worked with director Terrence Malick to help produce space and cosmology sequences for Malick’s film Tree of Life, which drew in part from Benson’s book and exhibition projects; the film won the Palm d’Or at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.Site
Nanocosmos: Visions of Inner Space
Forthcoming from Abrams
- Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece
- Planetfall: New Solar System Visions
- Far Out: A Space-Time Chronicle
- Beyond: A Solar System Voyage (For Young Readers)
- Beyond: Visions of the Interplanetary Probes
Janet Benton work has appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Glimmer Train and other publications. She has co-written and edited historical documentaries for television including the award-winning FEVER: 1793. She holds an MFA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and for decades has taught writing and helped individuals and organizations craft their stories.Site / Facebook / Twitter
Sheryl Berk most recently collaborated with Sopranos star Jamie-Lynn DiScala on her memoir, Wise Girl, and with Britney Spears on her autobiography, Stages. She lives in Manhattan with her husband, Peter, and their own little miracle, daughter Carrie.Site
Dr. Carolyn Bernstein
Carolyn Bernstein, M.D., is an assistant professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School and a staff neurologist at Cambridge Health Alliance in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A board-certified neurologist, Dr. Bernstein belongs to the American Academy of Neurology.
Jedediah Berry was raised in the Hudson Valley region of New York State. His first novel, The Manual of Detection, won the IAFA Crawford Award and the Dashiell Hammett Prize, and was adapted for broadcast by BBC Radio. The book was named a New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award finalist and a Locus Award finalist.Site / Facebook / Twitter
Mark T. Bertolini is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Aetna, a Fortune 50 diversified health care benefits company with over $60 billion in 2015 revenue. Aetna serves an estimated 46.5 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care and has operations in North America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
A former reporter for WWD, Vogue editor, and editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar, Betts is a contributor to Time and The Daily Beast.Site / Twitter
An award-winning expert in family finance and identity theft, Betz-Hamilton is an assistant professor of consumer sciences at South Dakota State University.
The Less People Know About Us
Forthcoming from Grand Central
Chaya Bhuvaneswar is the winner of the 2017 Dzanc Books Short Story Collection Prize for White Dancing Elephants. Bhuvaneswar has received a Henfield Transatlantic Writing Award, as well as a Glimmer Train Honorable Mention and a Rhodes scholarship.
Dan Bilefsky is a journalist for The New York Times who has reported from cities around the world, including London, Paris, Brussels, Prague, and Istanbul. He is currently based in Montreal as a Canada correspondent for the paper.Site / Twitter
Dr. Catherine Birndorf
An Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Ob/Gyn at New York Presbyterian-Cornell, Dr. Birndorf has contributed to SELF magazine’s happiness column for nearly a decade. She is the co-author of the New York Times bestseller The Nine Rooms of Happiness. She is the co-author, with Dr. Alexandra Sacks, of What No One Tells You: A Guide to Your Emotions from Pregnancy to Motherhood, from Simon & Schuster.
A former CNBC reporter, Bissonnette has written for The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times. He’s appeared on CNN, The Today Show, and Fox, among others. His book How to Be Richer, Smarter, and Better-Looking Than Your Parents was a New York Times Bestseller.Twitter
- Debt-Free U: How I Paid for an Outstanding College Education Without Loans, Scholarships, or Mooching Off My Parents
- How to Be Richer, Smarter, and Better Looking Than Your Parents
- Good Advice from Bad People: Selected Wisdom from Murderers, Stock Swindlers, and Lance Armstrong
- The Great Beanie Baby Bubble: Mass Delusion and the Dark Side of Cute
Kate Black is the Chief of Staff at EMILY’s List, a nonprofit dedicated to helping Democratic pro-choice women run for office.
Heidi Blake is an award-winning investigative reporter for BuzzFeed UK, who has also written for The Sunday Times, and has won 18 national and international media awards including Scoop of the Year, Investigation of the Year and the Paul Foot Award for Campaigning and Investigative Journalism. She was named Digital Journalist of 2016 by the London Press Club and ranked on last year’s Forbes 30 Under 30 list of the most influential young media professionals in Europe.Twitter
Dr. Jill Blakeway
Dr. Jill Blakeway is the founder and director of the YinOva Center in New York City, the largest acupuncture and Chinese medicine practice in the U.S. She is the author of the bestselling “Making Babies,” the founder of the acupuncture program at NYC Lutheran Medical Center, and the popular host of the popular CBS podcast “Grow, Cook, Heal.”
Forthcoming from William Morrow
Stephen G. Bloom
Stephen Bloom is a veteran reporter and journalist whose essays have appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers, including Esquire, Time, Smithsonian, The New York Times Magazine, Chicago Tribune Magazine, Washington Post, International Herald Tribune, London Guardian, DoubleTake, CJR, Salon, and Narratively. He has worked as a reporter for the Latin America Daily Post, Dallas Morning News, Los Angeles Times, San Jose Mercury News, and Sacramento Bee and teaches narrative writing at the University of Iowa, where he is a professor of journalism. He is the author of five books: Postville, Inside the Writer’s Mind, The Oxford Project, Tears of Mermaids, and The Audacity of Inez Burns.
- The Audacity of Inez Burns: Dreams, Desire, Treachery & Ruin in the City of Gold
Blue Eyes, Brown Eyes
Forthcoming from Simon & Schuster
The New York Times’s Visual Op-Ed Columnist, Blow was previously the paper’s Graphics Director and Design Director for News. In those roles he led the Times to numerous design awards. His Op-Ed column appears twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays.
A journalist, screenwriter, and film producer, Boal won two Academy Awards, Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture, for his film The Hurt Locker. His 2013 film, Zero Dark Thirty, was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Screenplay.
Dr. Kenneth Bock
Brain Inflamed: Understsanding the Medical Conditions That Can Masquerade as Your Child’s Anxiety or Mood Disorder
Forthcoming from HarperWave
James Boice is the author of four novels, including the critically-acclaimed MVP as well as NoVA and The Good and the Ghastly (all Scribner). His fourth novel, The Shooting, was published by Unnamed Press.
Marc Bojanowski is the author of the novels The Dog Fighter (William Morrow), longlisted for the NYPL Young Lions Award, and Journeyman (Granta; Soft Skull/Counterpoint), a New York Times Editors’ Choice. His writing has appeared in The Literary Review, McSweeney’s, and Granta. He lives in northern California with his wife and their two children.Site
Giacomo Bono is an Assistant Professor at California State University and an expert on gratitude. He is the co-author of Making Grateful Kids: The Science of Building Character (Templeton Press).Site / Twitter
Tom Booth is an author, illustrator, and art director. His first picture book, Derek Jeter Presents Night at the Stadium, became a #1 bestseller on Amazon.Site / Facebook / Twitter
Lisa Borders is the author of the novel The Fifty-First State (Engine Books) and a writing professor at Grub Street, where she developed the popular Novel in Progress and Novel Incubator programs.Site / Facebook / Twitter
The Boston Globe
Established in 1872, The Boston Globe is Boston and New England’s leading source for breaking news and analysis, with coverage from across the world. The Boston Globe has been awarded 26 Pulitzer Prizes throughout its history.Site / Facebook / Twitter
Barbara Bottner is the New York Times bestselling author of Ms. Brooks’ Story Nook (Knopf) and over 40 books for children. Her latest children’s book is Priscilla Gorilla (Atheneum/S&S), in collaboration with illustrator Michael Emberley.Site
Scotty Bowers and Lionel Friedberg
A bartender to the Hollywood elite, for whom he set up intimate social liaisons, Bowers is the author of Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and The Secret Sex Lives of the Stars. Full Service, co-authored with Lionel Friedberg, was a New York Times Bestseller and a Los Angeles Times Bestseller.
A documentary filmmaker, Friedberg has had his work appear on CBS, PBS, and The History Channel, among other television outlets.
Vogue’s International Editor-at-Large, Bowles was previously Vogue’s European Editor-at-Large and a creative consultant for The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The Glass of Fashion
Forthcoming from Knopf
Untitled Visual Book of Bowles’ Couture Collection
Forthcoming from Rizzoli
Forthcoming from Rizzoli
Akemi Dawn Bowman
Akemi Dawn Bowman is the author of critically acclaimed YA contemporary titles such as Starfish, Summer Bird Blue, and the forthcoming Harley in the Sky. The Infinity Courts is her YA sci-fi debut.Site / Twitter
The Infinity Courts: Ophelia Rising
Forthcoming from Simon Pulse
Forthcoming from FSG Books for Young Readers
Luc de Brabandère
Luc de Brabandère is a fellow and senior advisor at The Boston Consulting Group, teacher at The Louvain School of Management and at the École Centrale Paris, former general manager of the Brussels Stock Exchange, and author or co-author of 12 books, most recently Thinking in New Boxes: A New Paradigm for Business Creativity (Random House), written with Alan Iny.Site
Jamey Bradbury received her MFA from the University of Greensboro North Carolina. She writes and lives in Anchorage, Alaska.Site / Twitter
Mark A. Bradley
Mark A. Bradley is an award-winning author and national security expert who served for years at the CIA and Department of Justice and, later, was appointed by President Obama to the Director of the Information Security Oversight Office at the National Archives.
- A Very Principled Boy: The Life of Duncan Lee, Red Spy and Cold Warrior
Blood Runs Coal
Forthcoming from W. W. Norton
Susan Bratton is the founder and CEO of Savor Health, which provides home delivery of fresh, nutritious meals designed specially for cancer patients. She is actively involved in a number of industry associations, including Women Business Leaders in Healthcare. She also serves on the Advisory Board of HCap, the national leading venue for healthcare providers and capital to meet, and is the Secretary for Amagansett Citizens Advisory Committee.Site / Facebook / Twitter
- Making Monte Carlo
- The Invisible Emperor: Napoleon on Elba from Exile to Escape
Kiki Man Ray
Forthcoming from W.W. Norton
Carolyn S. Briggs
Author and screenwriter Carolyn S. Briggs is the author of the memoir This Dark World (Bloomsbury), which was adapted for film and released in 2011 as Higher Ground, directed by and starring Oscar-nominated actor Vera Farmiga.
- This Dark World
A journalist and entrepreneur, Brill is the creator of the widely acclaimed magazine Brill’s Content. He’s written for The New Yorker, the New York Times, Harper’s, and TIME and his March 2013 TIME cover story, “Bitter Pill,” marked the first time That the magazine dedicated an entire issue to a single article.
The co-founder of Hope for the Sold, an abolitionist charity dedicated to the eradication of human trafficking and exploitation, Jared Brock speaks regularly at universities and churches throughout the United States and Canada. He is the author of A Year of Living Prayerfully and his writing has also appeared in Esquire, the Huffington Post, TODAY.com, and Writer’s Digest.
Cambria Brockman grew up in Houston, London, and Scotland, and graduated from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine with a degree in English Literature and Art History. Her award-winning wedding and portrait photography company, Cambria Grace, is followed by 60k Instagram users including Martha Stewart and Grace Bonney of Design Sponge. Brockman lives in Boston with her husband, son, and dog. Tell Me Everything is her first novel.
Elizabeth Brooks grew up in Chester, England. She graduated from Cambridge University with a first class degree in Classics, and lives on the Isle of Man with her husband and two children. The Orphan of Salt Winds (published in the UK as Call of the Curlew) marks her debut.
Lily Brooks-Dalton is the author of the memoir Motorcycles I’ve Loved (Riverhead) and the debut novel Good Morning, Midnight (Random House).Site / Facebook
Marcus Brotherton is a New York Times bestselling author and collaborative writer known for his books with high-profile public figures, humanitarians, inspirational leaders, and military personnel.
Blaze of Light
Forthcoming from Waterbrook Multnomah
Elena Brower is an internationally recognized yoga and meditation teacher based in New York and the co-author with Gabrielle Hartley, Esq of the forthcoming Better Apart.Site / Facebook / Twitter
A contributor to the London Review of Books, Paris Review Daily, the New York Times Book Review, and elsewhere, Brown was recently a visiting writer at Wesleyan University. Brown specializes in writing about forgotten historical figures.
Twilight Man: The Strange Life and Times of Harrison Post
Forthcoming from Viking
Kate Brown is a Professor of Science, Technology and Society at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is the recipient of many fellowships, including those from the John D. Guggenheim Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and her books have won many prizes, including the American Historical Association’s George Louis Beer Prize for the Best Book in International European History and their Dunning and Beveridge prizes.Twitter
Emma Brown is a reporter on the Washington Post’s investigative team. In the summer of 2018 Brown broke the story of Christine Blasey Ford’s accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. She has appeared on a number of national radio and television shows, including NPR’s All Things Considered and Weekend All Things Considered; CNN’s New Day and Live with Poppy Harlow; MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show and Morning Joe and Kasie DC; PBS NewsHour; NBC’s Today Show and before becoming a journalist, worked as a wilderness ranger and as a middle-school math teacher.Twitter
To Raise a Boy
Forthcoming from Simon & Schuster
Holly Brubach is a writer on culture specializing in dance and fashion. She has worked as a staff writer and editor at The New Yorker, the New York Times and the New York Times Magazine, and The Atlantic, where she won a National Magazine Award in Essays & Criticism, and her freelance work has appeared in W Magazine, Vanity Fair, The Gentlewoman, Travel & Leisure, Departures, Mirabella, O, House & Garden, Architectural Digest, and others.Site
Alex Brunkhorst is a novelist and a real estate agent specializing in multi-million dollar estates for Los Angeles’s wealthiest professionals. She is also the founder of the popular luxury lifestyle site Bungalux.com. The Gilded Life of Matilda Duplaine was inspired by Alex’s glimpse into the world of extreme wealth and privilege. She is a graduate of Georgetown University and lives in Los Angeles.Site
Douglas Brunt is the author of the novels Ghosts of Manhattan and The Means (Touchstone). He has just completed his third novel, Rye City.Site / Facebook / Twitter
A paleontologist on the faculty of the School of GeoSciences at the University of Edinburg in Scotland, Stephen Brusatte is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs. He has discovered and named 10 new species of dinosaurs and led groundbreaking studies on how dinosaurs went extinct. A frequent speaker, he and his work have been featured on All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Science Friday and 1A on NPR, CBS Radio, the BBC, CBS This Morning , the CBS Evening News, CNN and National Geographic Channel’s T.Rex Autopsy.Site / Twitter
Christopher Buehlman is the author of five dark fiction novels, including Those Across the River, World Fantasy Award finalist for Best Novel, and The Lesser Dead, chosen by the American Library Association as best horror novel in 2015 and a finalist for a Shirley Jackson Award. His is the twisted mind behind Christophe the Insultor, one of the most successful one-man stage acts on the national renaissance festival circuit.Facebook / Twitter
The Blacktongue Thief
Forthcoming from Tor
A pastry chef based in Vermont, Bullock-Prado is a frequent contributor to Better Homes and Gardens and Food and Wine, and appears regularly on NPR’s “All Things Considered.”Site
- My Life from Scratch: A Sweet Journey of Starting Over, One Cake at a Time
- Sugar Baby: Confections, Candies, Cakes & Other Delicious Recipes for Cooking with Sugar
- Pie It Forward: Pies, Tarts, Tortes, Galettes, and Other Pastries Reinvented
- Bake It Like You Mean It: Gorgeous Cakes from Inside Out
- Let Them Eat Cake: Classic, Decadent Desserts withVegan, Gluten-Free & Healthy Variations
- Fantastical Cakes
Majka Burhardt is the author of Coffee Story: Ethiopia and Vertical Ethiopia: Climbing Toward Possibility in the Horn of Africa and Executive Producer of films Waypoint Namibia and Namuli. She is the founder and executive director of Legado, where she works to protect the world’s most threatened mountain ecosystems by empowering the people who call them home. Legado originated during a pioneering climbing and conservation research expedition to Mozambique.Site
Forthcoming from Patagonia Books
Nina Burleigh is the National Politics Correspondent at Newsweek. She is the author of five books, including The Fatal Gift of Beauty. She has written for Rolling Stone, Time, The New Yorker, New York, and the New York Times.Site / Twitter
David Burtka is a Cordon Bleu-trained chef and caterer as well as well as an award-winning Broadway and TV actor. He is also husband to Neil Patrick Harris and father to twins, Harper and Gideon.Twitter
Tara Button is the CEO and founder of buymeonce.com.Site
Michael Byers is the author of the story collection The Coast of Good Intentions, which won the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award. His novels Long for This World and Percival’s Planet were both New York Times Notable Books, and his novella, The Broken Man, was a finalist for the World Fantasy Award. Byers’ short stories have appeared in Best American Short Stories and Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards; his nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. A former Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, he is on the faculty of the MFA in creative writing program at the University of Michigan.Site / Twitter
Grace Byers is an actor and activist who stars in Fox’s hit series Empire. As a multiracial young girl and a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults), Grace was bullied throughout her childhood. This book was born out of her desire to empower young girls against the effects of bullying. In her spare time, she volunteers with the nonprofit antibullying organization Saving Our Daughters. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, actor Trai Byers. I Am Enough is her first book.Twitter
Christine Byl, a wilderness trail designer and award-winning writer, is the author of the memoir Dirt Work: An Education in the Woods, about her experience as a seasonal laborer in America’s most remote National Parks. Dirt Work was named a Top Pick for Spring 2013 by Amazon, the Christian Science Monitor, and O! The Oprah Magazine.Site / Facebook
A painter, playwright, and television creator of Tutti Frutti, Byrne has designed album covers for The Beatles, Donovan, Gerry Rafferty and Billy Connolly. He has several paintings hanging in The Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh.
A law professor at George Washington University Law School, Naomi Cahn writes, lectures, and blogs about families and culture.Site / Twitter
Gail Caldwell, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, was the Book Editor of the Boston Globe for twenty years. She is the author of Strong West Wind, New York Times bestseller Let’s Take the Long Way Home, and New Life: No Instructions.Facebook
Diane Cardwell is an award-winning journalist who edited and wrote features on a broad range of subjects, including popular culture, politics, crime, real estate, the New York hospitality industry and, most recently, energy, with a focus on renewables and clean-tech. A longtime staff member at The New York Times, she has contributed articles to numerous publications, including New York, O, Details, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone and Vogue, and is writing a memoir about how surfing changed her life.Twitter
An investigative journalist and anthropologist, Carney blends narrative nonfiction with ethnography in his stories. His first book The Red Market: On the Trail of the World’s Organ Brokers, Bone Thieves, Blood Farmers and Child Traffickers received critical acclaim from Michiko Kakutani in the New York Times and won the Clarion Award for best work of nonfiction in 2012.Site
- The Red Market: On the Trail of the World’s Organ Brokers, Bone Thieves, Blood Farmers, and Child Traffickers
- A Death on Diamond Mountain: A True Story of Obsession, Madness, and the Path to Enlightenment
- What Doesn’t Kill Us: How Freezing Water, Extreme Altitude and Environmental Conditioning Will Renew Our Lost Evolutionary Strength
The Vortex: A True Story of Climate Disaster, Revenge, and Liberation
Forthcoming from Ecco
Jim Carrey is an actor, comedian, and visual artist, and has starred in some of the most beloved films of the past two decades (Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Dumb & Dumber, The Truman Show, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas, among others). He is the executive producer and star of the Showtime series Kidding and the author, with Dana Vachon, of the semi-autobiographical novel Memoirs & Misinformation (Knopf, 2020).Twitter
E. Jean Carroll
E. Jean Carroll has written the celebrated monthly advice column “Ask E. Jean” for Elle magazine for over 25 years. She has been a contributing editor at Esquire, Outside and Playboy, and has written for Rolling Stone and GQ and other publications. She also received an Emmy nomination for her writing on Saturday Night Live.Site / Twitter
Doreen Carvajal has worked as a journalist for the International Herald Tribune and The New York Times and other publications for more than 25 years, covering a myriad of topics. The Forgetting River is her first book.
Shawn Casemore, author of Operational Empowerment, is a frequent speaker and expert on operations management, team-building, human resources and customer service who works with companies all around the world.Site / Twitter
Christopher Castellani is the author of four novels, All This Talk of Love, a New York Times Editors’ Choice; The Saint of Lost Things; A Kiss from Maddalena, winner of the Massachusetts Book Award; and Leading Men, which Publishers Weekly named one of the Top 10 Literary Fiction Titles for Spring 2019. Castellani is also the author of The Art of Perspective: Who Tells the Story. Winner of a Guggenheim Fellowship, he is the artistic director of Grub Street, the creative writing center in Boston.Site / Facebook / Twitter
A behavioral scientist and lawyer, Dr. Paola Cecchi-Dimeglio is one of Harvard Law’s rising stars studying issues related to diversity and gender in organizational behavior with the goal of promoting broad-based inclusion of women and minorities in the legal profession and in large organizations.
Forthcoming from MIT Press
Nicole Centeno is a French Culinary Institute-trained chef and the founder and CEO of the Brooklyn-based soupery Splendid Spoon. She has taught cooking and nutrition courses at Columbia University and cooked at esteemed New York City restaurants such as EAT Greenpoint and Fatty Cue. Before founding her company, she worked for Wired Magazine, The New Yorker, and Saveur.Site
Arun Chaudhary served as the first official White House videographer from 2009 to 2011 and was also a key member of Obama’s new media team during the 2008 campaign. He previously worked in film in New York and was a member of the NYU Graduate Film Department faculty. He received his MFA in filmmaking from NYU and his BA in film theory from Cornell University. Chaudhary has been profiled by The New York Times, the BBC, National Journal, Politico, Fortune, and many political websites. He lives in Washington, DC, with his wife and son.Site / Twitter
Ratha Chaupoly and Ben Daitz
Chaupoly and Daitz are the founders of Num Pang sandwich chain in New York City. They’ve been awarded the “Best Sandwich Chain” by the Village Voice and “Best Sandwich” by Zagat’s.
Christine Chen is a yoga instructor and health writer, has been featured in MSN Healthy Living, MindBodyGreen, Glamour.com, The Well Daily, Elephant Journal Yoga, Crave Company and YogaLocalNYC. Her classes have been featured in TimeOut New York, MyUpperWest, FitMAPPED, and YogaCity NYC. She is the author of Happy-Go-Yoga: Simple Poses to Relieve Pain, Reduce Stress, and Add Joy (Grand Central).Site / Facebook / Twitter
Kirstin Chen is the author of the novels Bury What We Cannot Take and Soy Sauce for Beginners, a Kindle First selection, an O, The Oprah Magazine “book to pick up now,” and a Glamour book club pick. A former Steinbeck Fellow in Creative Writing, she holds an MFA from Emerson College and a BA from Stanford University. She is the fall 2017 NTU-NAC National Writer in Residence in Singapore.Site
Terri Cheney is the author of the New York Times bestseller Manic: A Memoir, and speaks nationally and internationally on mental health issues. Her stories and commentary have been featured in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Huffington Post, on NPR, NBC, and PBS, and in her long-running, widely read column in Psychology Today; her writing is also currently being adapted for television—her essay on bipolar dating life for the NYT’s Modern Love column was chosen for the upcoming Amazon TV series.Site / Twitter
Tell Me Where It Hurts: A Manual to Modern Madness
Forthcoming from Da Capo
Marc and Angel Chernoff
Marc and Angel Chernoff are professional coaches who have been recognized by Forbes as having “one of the most popular personal development blogs.” Through their blog, book, course and coaching, they’ve spent the past decade writing about and teaching proven strategies for finding lasting happiness, success, love and peace.Site
Tom Chiarella was a writer at large for Esquire for 20 years and was also the Hampton and Esther Boswell Distinguished University Professor of Creative Writing at DePauw University. He is the author of three books: a story collection, Foley’s Luck (Knopf), the essay collection Thursday’s Game, as well as Writing Dialogue.
Windy Chien makes art that activates space and crafts objects that elevate the daily rituals of life. She is best known for her 2016 project, The Year Of Knots, in which she learned a new knot every day for a year. Following long careers at Apple/iTunes and in the music industry, she launched her studio in 2015. Her work has been covered by Wired, The New York Times, Martha Stewart and more.Site
Rita Zoey Chin
Rita Zoey Chin is the author of the bestselling debut memoir Let the Tornado Come, which the The Huffington Post hailed as “a near euphoric ode to the human spirit.” “A clear-eyed book written with poetry and compassion” (The Boston Globe) and “a powerful story to pass onto a friend” (Oprah.com), Let the Tornado Come was named a Boston Globe “Summer Reads” pick, one of Kirkus Reviews’ “10 True Stories Perfect for Summer Reading,” and an Elle Readers’ Prize pick. Chin’s writing has appeared in Tin House, Guernica, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. The recipient of a Katherine Anne Porter Prize and Academy of American Poets Award, Chin holds an MFA from the University of Maryland.
According to a recent profile in The New Yorker, Robert Christgau is “not just the Dean of American Rock Critics…but one of America’s sharper public intellectuals of the past half century, and certainly one of its most influential.” A rock critic since 1967, he was a senior editor and the chief music critic at The Village Voice for over three decades. His Is It Still Good to Ya?: Fifty Years of Rock Criticism, 1967-2017 was a finalist for the 2018 National Book Critics Circle award in the category of criticism; he currently writes a music column for Vice.Site / Twitter
Jeff Chu is the editor and contributor at Fast Company and an award-winning reporter on religion and society for TIME magazine, is the author of the critically acclaimed Does Jesus Really Love Me? (HarperCollins).Site / Facebook / Twitter
Myrieme Churchill, an esteemed psychotherapist, and acclaimed author Evan I. Schwartz are writing Crossing Casablanca, a riveting memoir about Ms. Churchill’s early life in this mythical Moroccan city.Site / Twitter
After a career as an actor, script writer, video producer, and founder of the St. Croix Festival Theater, Carrie Classon earned her MBA and travelled the world working on public and private infrastructure projects. Her written work includes the one-woman plays Letters from Lagos and I’ve Been Waiting All My Life to Be Middle-Aged which is currently in production. She writes “Letters from Home,” a syndicated column that is published widely in the Midwest. A graduate of the University of New Mexico’s MFA program, she now lives in Los Alamos, NM.
An iconic model of the 60s and 70s, Cleveland served as a muse to designers such as Halston, Stephen Burrows, and Yves Saint Laurent. She has participated in landmark fashion shows including the Battle of Versailles and has appeared in several documentaries.
Arianne Cohen is the creator and editor of The Sex Diaries Project: What We’re Saying About What We’re Doing (Wiley), author of The Tall Book (Bloomsbury), and a columnist for Bloomberg Businessweek. She speaks worldwide about body image, self-esteem, and healthy relationships.Site / Twitter
Michael Collier is the author of six collections of poems, most recently My Bishop and Other Poems. His collection The Ledge was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. He has received numerous awards for his poetry, including fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. He was the Poet Laureate of Maryland from 2001-2004 and the Director of the Bread Loaf Writers Conference from 1993-2017.
Tara Conklin is a writer and former lawyer whose first novel, The House Girl, was a New York Times bestseller, #1 IndieNext pick, Target book club pick and has been translated into 8 languages. Her second novel, The Last Romantics, is forthcoming in February 2019 from William Morrow/Harper Collins.Facebook / Twitter
Forthcoming from William Morrow
Forthcoming from William Morrow
Edward Conlon is a former NYPD Detective and currently Deputy Commissioner for Strategic Communications for the NYPD. He is the author of a non-fiction best-seller Blue Blood and the acclaimed novel Red on Red.
Ben Conniff and Luke Holden
The co-founders of Luke’s Lobster, Conniff and Holden own a chain of restaurants serving award-winning lobster rolls. Zagat has given them a 27 rating for food, named them the #1 food truck in NYC, and chose Conniff and Holden as two of their 30 Under 30 in the New York food industry.
Tim Conway, legendary actor and comedian, is the author, with Jane Scovell, of the New York Times bestselling autobiography What’s So Funny? (Howard Books).Site / Facebook / Twitter
Caroline Corrigan is a freelance graphic designer and illustrator living and working in upstate New York. Her illustrations and design work can be found in books such as The Ultimate Easy Screen Printing Book and in Terre magazine. Her first children’s book, Women Artists A-Z, will be published by Dial Books for Young Readers in 2020.
Women Artists A-Z
Forthcoming from Dial Books for Young Readers
A photographer with work in the collections of The Guggenheim, The Whitney, The New Museum, and The Saatchi Collection, Craig-Martin has taught at the School For Visual Arts and had solo shows at PS1/MOMA, White Columns, and throughout Europe. Her photography has appeared in Vogue, New York, Vanity Fair, and The New Yorker.
I Regret I'm Able to Attend
Forthcoming from Spiegel & Grau
A long time music industry professional, Robyn Crawford worked with Whitney Houston, first as her assistant and then as her Creative Director, for 20 years. She now lives with her wife and two children in New Jersey.
Dr. Rudy Crew, Ed. D.
A former chancellor of the New York City public school system and former superintendent for Miami-Dade county’s public schools, Crew is an education consultant and frequent lecturer. The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York appointed Crew as president of Medgar Evers College.Site
Single and Forced to Mingle
Forthcoming from Atria
Charles R. Cross
The New York Times bestselling author behind Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain, Room Full of Mirrors: A Biography of Jimi Hendrix, and more, Charles R. Cross has written for hundreds of newspapers and magazines, from Rolling Stone to The Times of London. As the editor of Seattle’s The Rocket from 1986 through 2000, Cross chronicled the rise of the Northwest music scene during the heyday of grunge; he now lectures at colleges about journalism and pop culture, and often appears on radio and television as an expert.Site / Twitter
- Here We Are Now: The Lasting Impact of Kurt Cobain
- Heavier than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain
- Kicking and Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul and Rock & Roll, by Ann and Nancy Wilson with Charles Cross
- Led Zeppelin: Shadow Taller than Our Souls
- Cobain Unseen
- Room Full of Mirrors: A Biography of Jimi Hendrix
Nan Cuba is the author of Body and Bread (Engine Books), winner of the PEN Southwest Award in Fiction and the Texas Institute of Letters Steven Turner Award for Best Work of First Fiction. Cuba co-edited Art at Our Doorstep: San Antonio Writers and Artists (Trinity University Press), and published other work in such places as Antioch Review, Harvard Review, Columbia, and Chicago Tribune’s Printer’s Row. She is the founder and executive director emeritus of Gemini Ink, a nonprofit literary center, and teaches in the MA/MFA Program in Literature, Creative Writing, and Social Justice at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, where she is writer-in-residence.Site / Facebook
Kevin Cullen, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who has written for The Boston Globe since 1985, was the first to raise questions about Whitey Bulger’s relationship with the FBI. A frequent commentator on NPR and the BBC, Cullen has won major journalism prizes including the Goldsmith Prize, the George Polk Award, and the Selden Ring Award.Facebook / Twitter
Art Cullen is 50 percent of the ownership and 25 percent of the staff of The Storm Lake Times (a family-owned weekly newspaper located in rural Storm Lake, Iowa) and winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial writing for his columns taking on corporate agribusiness for fouling the town’s water and soil. His commentaries on politics, immigration and the environment have been published by The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Guardian, along with regional newspapers and news sites. Cullen has been profiled by National Public Radio, Katie Couric, and CNN, and has served as a guest political analyst on MSNBC.Site / Twitter
Cathy Curtis, a former writer for The Los Angeles Times, is the author of Restless Ambition: Grace Hartigan, Painter (Oxford University Press). She majored in philosophy at Smith College and holds a master’s degree in art history from the University of California, Berkeley. She was elected vice president of Biographers International Organization in 2014.Site
Wayne Curtis, freelance journalist and contributing editor at The Atlantic, is the author of The Last Great Walk: The True Story of a 1,000-Mile Walk from New York to San Francisco and Why It Matters Today (Rodale). He has received the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalist of the Year Award and a gold Lowell Thomas Award from the Society of American Travel Writers.Site / Twitter
Ben Daitz and Ratha Chaupoly
An Emmy-winning actor best known for his role as Sam Malone on the television series “Cheers,” Danson appears regularly on HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and currently stars in “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.” He is on the board of Oceana, the world’s largest non-profit devoted to marine issues.Site
The former editor in chief of SELF for more than ten years, Danziger is also the author of the New York Times bestseller THE NINE ROOMS OF HAPPINESS. She is a regular guest on television shows, including Today, The View, and Good Morning America.
A stand-up comedian, an actor, and a writer, Davidoff co-starred in the film Invincible and is a frequent guest on Chelsea Lately.
Carey Davidson is the founder and CEO of Tournesol where she uses the Five Elements, Ayurveda, and Vibroacoustic Method to help catalyze personal health and advance organizational resilience by addressing body, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral needs as well as higher level purpose and spiritual needs.Site / Twitter
The Five Forces
Forthcoming from Tiller Press
Kevin Davies is the founding editor of Nature Genetics and Bio-IT World and former Editor-in-Chief at Cell Press. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2017 and is the author of three books. Most recently, Davies co-authored DNA: The Story of the Genetics Revolution, with Nobel laureate Jim Watson and Andrew Berry (Knopf).
Daniel M. Davis
Daniel M. Davis is a distinguished immunologist and the Director of Research in the Manchester Collaborative Centre for Inflammation Research. Prior to this, he was the head of the Immunology Section at Imperial College, London. His first book The Compatibility Gene: How our Bodies Fight Disease, Attract Others, and Define Our Selves (Allen Lane/Penguin Press UK and Oxford University Press), explores how our immune system drives our behavior. It was long-listed for the 2014 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science.Twitter
Dr. Sampson Davis is an emergency room physician, public speaker, philanthropist, and New York Times bestselling author. In 2000, he helped found The Three Doctors Foundation, which offers a series of free public programs focused on health, education, leadership, and mentoring. Dr. Davis was honored in 2000 with the Essence Lifetime Achievement Award as well as named one of their forty most inspirational African Americans in the country. He is the youngest physician to receive the National Medical Association highest honor and was honored on national television with the 2009 BET Awards. Dr. Davis has coauthored New York Times bestselling books, The Pact, We Beat the Street, The Bond, andLiving and Dying in Brick City: An ER Doctor Returns Home.
Renowned marketing strategy expert Niraj Dawar is a professor at the Ivey Business School and author of Tilt: Shifting Your Strategy from Products to Customers (Harvard Business Review Press), named a Best Book of 2014 by strategy+business and a Noteworthy Book of 2014 by Forbes.Site / Twitter
Peter J. Dean
Peter J. Dean, Ph.D. is the President of Leaders by Design the men’s leadership development and executive coaching division of The Leader’s Edge. He has taught at Wharton, Penn State, Fordham University, and the University of Iowa among others and frequently writes for Wharton Magazine and blog.Site
Anthony DeCurtis is a contributing editor to Rolling Stone, where his work has appeared for more than thirty years. A Grammy Award recipient, he has three times been recognized with the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award for excellence in writing about music. A former on-air correspondent and editorial director at VH1, he has contributed to a myriad of television specials and programs; he teaches in the writing program at the University of Pennsylvania.Twitter
- Lou Reed: A Life
- The Soundtrack of My Life, by Clive Davis with Anthony DeCurtis
- Blues and Chaos: The Music Writing of Robert Palmer, edited by Anthony DeCurtis
- In Other Words: Artists Talk about Life and Work
- Rocking My Life Away: Writing about Music and Other Matters
Benoit Denizet-Lewis is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and an assistant professor in the Writing, Literature & Publishing Department at Emerson College. He is the author of America Anonymous: Eight Addicts in Search of a Life, as well as Travels with Casey: My Journey Through Our Dog-Crazy Country (Simon & Schuster). His 2001 New York Times Magazine article “My Ex-Gay Friend” is being adapted into the film “I Am Michael,” starring James Franco, Zachary Quinto, and Emma Roberts.Site / Twitter
- Travels with Casey: My Journey Through Our Dog-Crazy Country
- America Anonymous: Eight Addicts in Search of a Life
We Don't Even Know You Anymore: A Journey in the Heart, Science, Politics, and Possibility of Change
Forthcoming from William Morrow
A decorative artist who lives in New York City, Derian is America’s leading practitioner of decoupage. Derian’s works have been sold at more than 700 high-end boutiques and department stores around the world, and his artistry has been featured in the New York Times, House and Garden, Country Living, and the Wall Street Journal, among other publications. His John Derian Picture Book was a New York Times bestseller.
Jeremy “Jerry” DeSilva is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Dartmouth College. He is a paleoanthropologist, specializing in the locomotion of the first apes (hominoids) and early human ancestors (hominins), and his particular anatomical expertise—the human foot and ankle—has contributed to our understanding of the origins and evolution of upright walking in the human lineage.
Forthcoming from HarperCollins
Jared Diamond is the national baseball reporter for the Wall Street Journal, where in the past he has covered the Mets and the Yankees. He appears regularly on the MLB Network and is the co-creator of the journalism newsletter “The -30-.”Site
Swing Kings: Inside Baseball’s Fly Ball Revolution
Forthcoming from William Morrow
Jaquira Díaz is the 2016-18 Kenyon Review Fellow in Prose, and recipient of two Pushcart Prizes, two MacDowell Colony Fellowships, an Elizabeth George Foundation Grant, a Florida Individual Artist Fellowship, the Carl Djerassi Fiction Fellowship from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, and an NEA Fellowship to the Hambidge Center for the Arts.Site
Forthcoming from Algonquin
A stand-up comedian and humor lecturer, Diffee is a cartoonist for The New Yorker.Site / Twitter
Ani DiFranco is a Grammy Award-winning singer, multi-instrumentalist, poet, songwriter, activist, businesswoman, and New York Times bestselling author. She has released more than 20 albums, and is one of the first independent musicians to create her own label, Righteous Babe Records (based in Buffalo, NY). She is widely known as an activist and feminist icon, and the Righteous Babe Foundation supports causes ranging from abortion rights to gay visibility.Site / Facebook / Twitter
Dan DiMicco is a former President, CEO, and Executive Chairman of Nucor Corporation and served on the US Manufacturing Council from 2008–2011. In 2011 he was inducted into IndustryWeek’s Manufacturing Hall of Fame, and he has been awarded the prestigious Robert P. Stupp Award for Leadership and Excellence and the Charlotte Business Journal’s Businessperson of the Year Award. He is the author of American Made: Why Making Things Will Return Us to Greatness (St. Martin’s).Site / Facebook / Twitter
Viet Dinh was born in Vietnam and grew up in Colorado. He attended Johns Hopkins University and the University of Houston and currently teaches at the University of Delaware. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Delaware Division of the Arts, as well as an O. Henry Prize. His stories have appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, Witness, Fence, Five Points, Chicago Review, the Threepenny Review, and the Greensboro Review. His novel, After Disasters, was a finalist for the 2017 PEN/Faulkner Prize.
Adin Dobkin writes about the intersection of war, culture, and memory for publications such as The Atlantic, The Paris Review, and the New York Times. In addition to pursuing an MFA in Nonfiction from Columbia University, he’s the president of the Military Writers Guild and the co-creator of the podcast “War Stories,” which traces the technological development of warfare.Site / Twitter
Sprinting Through No Man's Land
Forthcoming from Little A
J.D. Dobson is a former U.S. Senate aide, federal lobbyist, and crisis communications consultant. He and his wife, Kate, founded the political humor website Hottest Heads of State, which is basically just what it sounds like. When he’s not writing, he is a semi-professional novelty candlemaker.Site / Facebook / Twitter
Kate Dobson is a former Assistant Comics Editor for the Washington Post and head writer for Brown University’s humor magazine. Her hobbies include serving food to her small children and, later, vacuuming that same food up off the floor.Site / Facebook / Twitter
Dr. Kenneth J. Doka
Dr. Kenneth J. Doka is an internationally renowned expert on grief. Dr. Doka is an in-demand speaker and professor of gerontology whose work has been featured in national publications and media outlets such as CNN and Nightline, as well as the author of over thirty academic books on grief. He is the author of Grief is a Journey (Atria/Simon & Schuster).Site
Sarah Domet’s debut novel, The Guineveres, was released from Flatiron Books in October 2016. She’s also the author of 90 Days to Your Novel (Writers Digest Books, 2010). She holds a Ph.D. in literature and creative writing from the University of Cincinnati where she once served as the associate editor of The Cincinnati Review. Originally from Ohio and still a Midwesterner at heart, she now lives in Savannah, Georgia.
A Polish-American novelist and critically acclaimed film and TV actress, Dominczyk is known for her roles in Higher Ground, The Good Wife, and Boardwalk Empire.
A long-time contributor of cartoons and writing to The New Yorker and the New York Times, Donnelly is also resident cartoonist at CBS News. Donnelly is the creator of a new form of journalism, digital live-drawing. She’s also a frequent public speaker and gave a internationally popular TED talk about using humor to change the world.Site / Twitter
Beck Dorey-Stein spent five years as a White House Stenographer. Prior to transcribing President Obama and Trump, she taught high school English. Beck graduated from Wesleyan University, where she worked in undergraduate admissions and served as captain of the women’s lacrosse team.
Barry C. Dorn
Dr. Barry Dorn is associate director of the Program for Health Care Negotiation and Conflict Resolution and adjunct lecturer in Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Barry Dornfeld is Principal at management consulting firm CFAR, a board member of the Philadelphia Human Resource Planning Society, a member of the Greater Philadelphia Senior Executives Group, and author, with Malachi O’Connor, of The Moment You Can’t Ignore (PublicAffairs).Site
Rush Doshi is a Fellow at the Brookings Institution and Director of the Brookings China Strategy Initiative. He is also a Fellow at Yale Law School’s Paul Tsai China Center, Special Advisor to the CEO of the Asia Group, and Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security, and an intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve. His research has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, the Washington Post, International Organization, and the Washington Quarterly, among other publications.Site / Twitter
The Long Game: China’s Grand Strategy and the Displacement of American Power
Forthcoming from Oxford University Press
Now a staff writer for the Atlantic, Dovere has been covering politics and the Democratic Party for over a decade. He was previously the Chief Washington correspondent for Politico and the host of Politico’s popular podcast Off Message. Dovere’s journalism has won the Merriman Smith Award from the White House Correspondents Association.Twitter
You Are Right To Be Concerned: Democrats in Crisis in the Trump Years
Forthcoming from Viking
Danielle Dreilinger, a 2017-18 Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellow, has worked as a journalist for more than 15 years. As the education reporter for NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune in New Orleans, she became a trusted voice and national must-read for people following the city’s radical post-Katrina school experiment. Before moving to New Orleans, Danielle wrote about city news and happenings for the Boston Globe and worked in public media, both audio and digital, at WGBH and WBUR. Her work has appeared in Ploughshares, No Depression, The New York Times, Nashville Scene and Boston Magazine, among other outlets. She lives in New Orleans.Twitter
The Secret History of Home Economics
Forthcoming from W.W. Norton
An Associate Professor in the English Department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, and founder of John Jay’s Prison-to-College Pipeline program (P2CP), Dreisinger is a reporter for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, and NPR, among others publications. She’s also the author of NEAR BLACK: White to Black Passing in American Culture.Site
Ali Drucker is a freelance writer covering sexual health and pop culture. She was previously Cosmopolitan.com’s Senior Sex & Relationship Editor. Since then, her work has appeared in New York Magazine, HuffPost, Refinery29 and more. Ali is based in Los Angeles, California.Twitter
Charlotte Druckman is a journalist, food writer, and cookbook author whose books include Skirt Steak: Women Chefs on Standing the Heat and Staying in the Kitchen; Stir, Sizzle, Bake (Potter) and the upcoming, Kitchen Remix (Clarkson Potter). Her work appears regularly in various publications such as Food & Wine, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and others, and she is also the co-founder of Food 52’s Piglet Competition.
- Skirt Steak: Women Chefs on Standing the Heat and Staying in the Kitchen
- Stir, Sizzle, Bake
The Women's Pages
Forthcoming from Abrams
With Nancy McSharry Jensen, Sarah Duenwald founded The Swing Shift, dedicated to lifting barriers which impede women from finding meaningful work, allowing them to combine career and family in the modern workplace.Site
Forthcoming from Harper Leadership
Karen Duffy is the author of the New York Times bestseller Model Patient: My Life as an Incurable Wise-Ass. She is a frequent contributor to the New York Times, Glamour, Esquire, and the New York Daily News, and has played parts in the movies Dumb and Dumber, Celebrity, and Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox.She was also the face for Revlon’s “Charlie’s Girl” and a VJ for MTV. She resides in New York with her husband and son.Twitter
Marc J. Dunkelman is a fellow in International and Public Affairs at Brown’s Watson Institute where his work focuses on how the evolving architecture of American community affects the workings of government, the dynamism of the American economy, and the resilience of the American social safety net. During more than a dozen years working in Washington, Dunkelman served as a senior fellow at the Clinton Foundation and on the staff of the Senate Judiciary Committee.Site / Twitter
A former senior editor at The New Yorker, Eakin has worked as an ideas reporter for the New York Times and a fashion features writer at Vogue. She’s written for Vanity Fair, The New York Review of Books, and The New Republic, among other publications.
Untitled Nonfiction Book
Forthcoming from Penguin Press
Senior editor of and frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, Eakin has written for the New York Times, The New Yorker, and The Wall Street Journal, among other publications.
Entrepreneur and licensed financial advisor Ilana Edelstein is founder and president of IE Financial Services and author of The Patrón Way: The Untold Inside Story of the World’s Most Successful Tequila (McGraw-Hill), an account of how she and Martin Crowley launched their ultra premium tequila brand and catapulted it to global success.Site / Facebook / Twitter
Geoff Edgers is the Washington Post‘s national arts reporter, covering everything from fine arts to popular culture. In the last year, he’s profiled Bill Murray, the Eagles and told the story of the making of Run-DMC’s version of Walk This Way.Site
Mieke Eerkens is a Dutch-American writer who grew up divided between the foothills of California and the canals of the Netherlands. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa’s MFA program in nonfiction writing, and her work has appeared in publications such as The Atlantic, Guernica, Creative Nonfiction, Best Travel Writing 2011, and the Norton anthology Fakes: An Anthology of Pseudo-Interviews, Faux-Lectures, Quasi-Letters, “Found” Texts, and Other Fraudulent Artifacts. She is at work on a project about the inheritance of war trauma, focusing on her parents’ experiences in WWII.Facebook / Twitter
Toph Eggers is the author of the forthcoming memoir Life in Theory. His work has appeared in Salon.com, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and The Believer. A screenwriter and filmmaker, he is the co-author of the five-part book series The Haggis-on-Whey World of Unbelievable Brilliance, with Dave Eggers.Twitter
Penina Eilberg-Schwartz is a writer interested in identity, memory, gender, and power, and how these issues relate to Israel/Palestine. She has worked with organizations such as Abraham’s Vision, the Rebuilding Alliance and the New Israel Fund, and she has been published in +972 Magazine, All That’s Left, Reform Judaism, and The Rumpus.
Water and Salt
Forthcoming from Beacon Press
The Estate of Albert Einstein
The embodiment of genius and the pre-eminent scientist of the modern age, his theories and discoveries have profoundly affected the way people view and understand the world and their place in it. Einstein was also known as a philosopher and humanist who was keenly interested in and concerned about the affairs of the world.
His sagacious, wise, and humorous quotations, letters, and articles are widely used throughout popular culture as well as in historical and academic works. Einstein’s name and image are instantly recognizable everywhere in the world.
Fredrik Eklund is New York City’s top real estate broker, star of Bravo TV’s “Million Dollar Listing,” and author of the highly anticipated The Sell: The Secrets of Selling Anything to Anyone.Site / Facebook / Twitter
Ken Ellingwood is an award-winning former correspondent for the Los Angeles Times and author of Hard Line: Life and Death on the U.S.-Mexico Border (Pantheon 2004), an account based on his years of first-hand reporting in Mexico and the United States. He is currently at work on a book about Elijah Lovejoy, the anti-slavery newspaper editor and press-freedom hero.Twitter
Elisabeth Elo, author of North of Boston, grew up in Boston. She worked as an editor, an advertising copywriter, a high-tech project manager, and a halfway house counselor before getting a PhD in American Literature at Brandeis University; since then, she’s taught writing and literature in the Boston area.Site / Facebook / Twitter
Michael Emberley is a children’s author and illustrator based in Dublin, Ireland. His numerous works include the iconic nonfiction title It’s Perfectly Normal (Candlewick), the bestselling series You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You (Little Brown), and more recently Ms. Brooks’ Story Nook (Knopf). His latest children’s picture book is Priscilla Gorilla (Atheneum/S&S), in collaboration with author Barbara Bottner.Site / Twitter
Robert Emmons is one of America’s foremost psychologists, a professor at the University of California/Davis and author of Thanks: How the New Science of Gratitude Can Make You Happier (Houghton Mifflin) and Gratitude Works! (Jossey-Bass).Site / Twitter
A science journalist and musician, Evans is the Futures Editor of Motherboard, VICE’s technology and science website. She regularly speaks on the subject of technology and culture at places Moogfest, Eyeo Festival, WIRED x Design, TEDx Venice Beach, the UCLA Center for the Art of Performance, the Kitchen, the Rubin Museum, the Hirshhorn Museum, and the Center for Science and the Imagination.Site
Hi, Just a Quick Question!
Forthcoming from William Morrow
Founder and CEO of VentureMark Inc., a Chicago-based real estate investment firm, Falanga has taught at Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management and holds a Ph.D. in Urban Planning from the University of Michigan.
David Farbman is a lifelong outdoorsman and hunter, CEO of HealthRise Solutions, founder and chairman of Carbon Media Group, founding member of nonprofit Beyond Basics, founder of OutdoorHub, and author of the New York Times-bestselling book The Hunt: Track, Target, and Attain Your Goals (Jossey-Bass).Site / Facebook / Twitter
Professor of the Practice and founding director of Georgetown University’s Journalism program, Feinman has worked as a ghostwriter, researcher, or editor for various books by Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein, Ben Bradlee, and Hillary Clinton, among others. Her writing has appeared in publications including The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post, Glamour, and Writer’s Chronicle.
The Estate of Mark Felt
The FBI’s second in command in the 1970s, Felt revealed himself, in 2005, to be the famous Woodward and Bernstein source “Deep Throat.” He died in 2008, and his daughter Joan Felt is the executor of his estate. His story is under option to Universal and Tom Hanks’s production company Playtone.
A New York Times #1 best-selling author of Who’s Got Your Back and Never Eat Alone, as well as a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Fortune and many other leading publications, Keith Ferrazzi is recognized as a global thought leader in the relational and collaborative sciences. As Chairman of Ferrazzi Greenlight and its Research Institute, he works to identify behaviors that block global organizations from reaching their goals and to transform them by allowing them to go higher together.
Forthcoming from Currency
America Ferrera is an award-winning actress, producer, director and activist. In 2016 Ferrera co-founded HARNESS, an social justice story telling non-profit, and she speaks throughout the country as an advocate for human and civil rights and was the opening speaker at the monumental Women’s March on Washington in January 2017.Twitter
Melissa Falcon Field
Melissa Falcon Field is the author of the debut novel What Burns Away (Sourcebooks). She earned her MFA in Fiction Writing from Texas State University and has been a Katherine Anne Porter Writer-in-Residence.Site / Twitter
The recipient of the Oxford American‘s 2018-19 Jeff Baskin Writers Fellowship, Fields has published essays and photography in the Oxford American, the Baffler, Columbia Journalism Review, Sonora Review, War, and elsewhere. He holds an MFA from the University of Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program and hails from Houston, Texas.
We Hold Our Breath: A Journey to Texas Between Storms
Forthcoming from W.W. Norton
Cornelius Fitzpatrick was awarded a 2015 Emerging Writer Fellowship from A Public Space and was a 2016-2017 Fellow at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. He received his MFA from Colorado State University. He is currently working on his first collection of stories, The Future of Statues, and a novel.
Jeff Flake is the junior United States Senator from Arizona. He is a fifth-generation Arizonan who was raised on a cattle ranch in Snowflake, a town named in part for his great-great-grandfather. Prior to his election to the U.S. Senate, Flake served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2001 to 2013, representing the East Valley. Jeff Flake and his wife, Cheryl, live in Mesa and have five children.Site / Twitter
Raymond Fleischmann’s short stories have appeared in Iowa Review, Cimarron Review, The Pinch, and Los Angeles Review, among many others, and he’s earned fellowships and scholarships from Richard Hugo House and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. His debut novel, How Quickly She Disappears, is forthcoming from Berkley Books (Penguin Random House).Twitter
How Quickly She Disappears
Forthcoming from Berkley
Since 2005, Noah Fleming has helped his clients discover the goldmine of profits hiding right inside their businesses. He is a sought-after business strategy consultant, high-impact speaker, and the author of Evergreen: Cultivate the Enduring Customer Loyalty that Keeps Your Business Thriving (AMACOM) and The Customer Loyalty Loop: The Science Behind Creating Great Experiences and Lasting Impressions (Career Press). His firm, Fleming Consulting & Co., is a trusted coaching and consulting source for thousands of business owners, executives, and individuals who want to dramatically grow their businesses.Site
Elayne Fluker is a writer, editor, producer and media entrepreneur, who worked in media for more than 20 years at some of the industry’s most esteemed outlets. But Fluker walked away from her job as a media executive to start her own company, which developed a podcast called Support Is Sexy, exhorting women to open themselves up to seeking support in their lives.
Support Is Sexy
Forthcoming from HarperCollins Leadership
A singer, songwriter, and guitarist, Fogerty is best known for his work with his band Creedence Clearwater Revival and for his work as a solo recording artist.
Ben Folds is an influential and critically acclaimed musician, songwriter, producer, and music education advocate.Site / Twitter
Maureen Foley is the screenwriter of two highly acclaimed films, Home Before Dark (winner of the Best American Independent Film at the International Film Festival) and American Wake. She is the co-author of The Book of Illumination and The Ice Cradle (Three Rivers Press), both part of The Ghost Files series.Site / Twitter
Vivica A. Fox
An NAACP Image Award–winning actress and producer, Fox is best known for her roles in the films Kill Bill: Volume 1, Kill Bill: Volume 2, Set It Off, and Independence Day, and on the television series Curb Your Enthusiasm and Empire.
Emily Jane Fox
Emily Jane Fox is a senior reporter at Vanity Fair and the Hive covering Wall Street, Silicon Valley, and the .001 percent everywhere. A contributor to CNN, she has appeared on Charlie Rose and numerous other television and radio programs.Twitter
The author of the New York Times bestseller War Dogs (St. Martin’s Press), Rebecca Frankel’s work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, National Geographic, and elsewhere, and she has appeared as a guest on Conan, PBS Newshour, BBC World News, and the Diane Rehm Show, among others. Most recently she was executive editor of Foreign Policy magazine.Site / Facebook / Twitter
- War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love
Into the Forest
Forthcoming from St. Martin's
A writer and teacher living in Minneapolis, Franson holds a B.A. from Barnard College and an M.F.A. from the University of Minnesota. A Lady’s Guide to Literature is her first novel.
Christa Fraser received an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a residency from the MacDowell Colony. She grew up in the farmlands of California’s Central Valley and considers as her home the beaches and mountains of the state’s Central Coast. She is currently at work on a novel.
Lionel Friedberg and Scotty Bowers
Jeffrey Froh is a Professor at Hofstra University and an expert on gratitude. He is the co-author of Making Grateful Kids: The Science of Building Character (Templeton Press).Site / Twitter
Samuel W. Gailey
Samuel W. Gailey is the author of Deep Winter, which The New York Times described as “beautifully written” and Esquire called “enthralling and suspenseful.” Gailey’s second novel, The Guilt We Carry, was released by Oceanview Publishing in 2019.Site / Facebook / Twitter
Arun Gandhi, born in 1934, is the fifth grandson of Mohandas K. Gandhi, also known as Mahatma Gandhi. He was a journalist for more than thirty years for the Times of India and has written for The Washington Post. His first of two books for children was Grandfather Gandhi. Currently, Arun serves as president of the Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute and travels the world speaking to governmental leaders, as well as to university and high school students about the practices of peace and nonviolence. He lives in Rochester, New York.Site
Ramin Ganeshram’s work has appeared in The New York Times, Newsday, Saveur, Bon Appetit, National Geographic Traveler, and more. She is a seven-time winner of the Society of Professional Journalism Award and her cookbook, FutureChefs won a 2015 IACP Award. She also writes fiction and her debut novel, The General’s Cook, was published by Arcade.Facebook / Twitter
Chief Business Columnist for Financial Times, Gapper makes regular appearances on the BBC, CNBC, and NPR.
Mayte Garcia is an internationally acclaimed dancer, actress, singer, and choreographer. She has appeared in numerous films and starred in the VH1 reality series Hollywood Exes, as well as Army Wives, Psych, The Closer, and Nip/Tuck. She lives in Los Angeles with her young daughter.Site / Twitter
Chris Gardner is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Pursuit of Happyness (Amistad/HarperCollins). His life story was the basis of the 2006 hit film “The Pursuit of Happyness” (Sony Pictures), starring Will Smith in an Academy Award–nominated performance. He is also the author of the New York Times bestseller Start Where You Are: Life Lessons in Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be (Amistad). Accomplished and beloved author, poet, dancer, actress and singer Maya Angelou said, “Gardner is encouraging us all to start where we are and dare to make our lives bigger and stronger, more satisfactory, and better.”Site / Facebook / Twitter
Bob Garfield is the co-host of the award-winning NPR show On The Media, the founding director of the annual Media Future Summit, and a Senior Fellow at the SEI Center for Advanced Studies in Management at Wharton. A columnist, pundit, critic and essayist, his work has appeared in the Atlantic, New York Times, The Guardian, USA Today, Washington Post, and Wired among many others.Site / Twitter
The Dumpty Manifesto
Forthcoming from Counterpoint Press
Charles Gasparino is a veteran business reporter, senior correspondent for the Fox Business Network, and author of, among other books, King of the Club: Richard Grasso and the Survival of the New York Stock Exchange (HarperCollins), Blood on the Street: The Sensational Inside Story of How Wall Street Analysts Duped a Generation of Investors (Wall Street Journal Books/Free Press), The Sellout (HarperCollins), and Circle of Friends: The Massive Federal Crackdown on Insider Trading (HarperCollins).Site / Facebook / Twitter
- The Sellout
- Blood on the Street: The Sensational Inside Story of How Wall Street Analysts Duped a Generation of Investors
- King of the Club: Richard Grasso and the Survival of the New York Stock Exchange
- Circle of Friends: The Massive Federal Crackdown on Insider Trading
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
American historian, literary critic, filmmaker, and public intellectual, Gates currently serves as the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University, and has hosted the PBS shows Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gate Jr. and The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross.
- Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow
- Dark Sky Rising: Reconstruction and the Dawn of Jim Crow
Thank You, Jesus: A History of the Black Church
Forthcoming from Penguin Press
The Bordeaux Royal Academy of Science Manuscripts: Snapshots of the Birth of Race, 1741
Forthcoming from Harvard University Press
Searching for Du Bois
Forthcoming from Penguin Press
Ireland-based New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Girl Who Came Home and A Memory of Violets, Gaynor was a US Library Journal pick as one of ‘Ten Big Breakout Authors’ for 2015. She received the 2015 RNA Historical Romantic Novel of the Year award for The Girl Who Came Home.
Nelson George is an award-winning author, filmmaker, television producer and critic with a long career in analyzing and presenting diverse elements of African-American culture. His books have been nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Before Columbus Foundation. As a filmmaker, George was a producer on the Emmy Award-winning The Chris Rock Show (HBO) and executive producer of the highly rated American Gangster crime series (BET). He directed Queen Latifah to a Golden Globe in the HBO film Life Support, which he also co-wrote, and was a writer/producer on The Get Down (Netflix); he does most of his work through his production company, Urban Romances.Site / Twitter
The Darkest Hearts: A D Hunter Mystery
Forthcoming from Akashic Books
- To Funk and Die in L.A.: A D Hunter Mystery
- The Lost Treasures of R&B: A D Hunter Mystery
- The Plot Against Hip Hop: A D Hunter Mystery
- The Accidental Hunter: A D Hunter Mystery
- The Hippest Trip in America: Soul Train and the Evolution of Culture and Style
- Thriller: The Musical Life of Michael Jackson
- City Kid: A Writer’s Memoir of Ghetto Life and Post-Soul Success
- Da Capo Best Music Writing 2008: The Year’s Finest Writing on Rock, Hip Hop, Jazz, Pop, Country & More
- The James Brown Reader: Fifty Years of Writing about the Godfather of Soul
- Post-Soul Nation: The Explosive, Contradictory, Triumphant and Tragic 1980s as Experienced by African-Americans (Previously Known as Blacks and Before That Negroes)
- Life and Def: Sex Drugs, Money, and God, by Russell Simmons and Nelson George
- Hip Hop America
- The Death of Rhythm and Blues
- Blackface: Reflections on African-Americans and the Movies
- Buppies, B’boys, Baps and Bohos: Notes on Post-Soul Black Culture
- Elevating the Game: Black Men and Basketball
- In Living Color: The Authorized Companion to the Fox TV Series
- Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones
- Where Did Our Love Go?: The Rise and Fall of the Motown Sound
- Night Work: A Novel
- Show & Tell
- One Woman Short: A Novel
- Urban Romance
Holly George-Warren is an award-winning writer and music consultant. As editorial director of Rolling Stone Press from 1993-2001, she created over forty books, including New York Times bestsellers and ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award-winners. She has worked as a curator for the GRAMMY Museum, which opened in L.A. in December 2008, and currently serves on the nominating committee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. A two-time Grammy nominee, she teaches Arts Journalism at the State University of New York in New Paltz, NY.Site
Janis: Her Life and Music
Forthcoming from Simon & Schuster
- A Man Called Destruction: The Life & Music of Alex Chilton from the Box Tops to Big Star to Backdoor Man
- Rock in Fashion, with John Varvatos
- Bonnaroo: What, Which, This, That, the Other
- The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: The First 25 Years
- Grateful Dead: 365
- Public Cowboy #1: The Life and Times of Gene Autry
- Punk: 365
Forthcoming from Harper
Gina Gershon is an actress, singer, and author, best known for her roles in Showgirls, Bound, and Pretty In Pink. She can currently be seen on the CW’s Riverdale. Besides her many movie and television roles, Gina Gershon is a founding member of the New York City theater group Naked Angels and coauthor of the children’s book Camp Creepy Time.Twitter
Jeffrey Gettleman, Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times correspondent, is currently writing a memoir about his years covering genocide in Africa (HarperCollins).Facebook / Twitter
Dr. Giesecke is the Elias Ahuja Professor of Classics; Chair of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures; and Center for Material Culture Studies faculty at the University of Delaware. She holds her degrees from Harvard (Ph.D., M.A.) and UCLA (B.A), and is the author of The Mythology of Plants (Getty Publications) and A Cultural History of Plants (Bloomsbury, forthcoming), among others.
Untitled Reference Book
Forthcoming from Black Dog & Leventhal
The late David Gilkey was a celebrated conflict photographer who over the course of his career worked at NPR, The Detroit Free Press and The Boulder Daily Camera, bringing to vivid life big and small stories with global impact. Known for chronicling pain and beauty in war and conflict, he was on assignment when he and NPR’s Afghan interpreter, Zabihullah Tamanna were killed during the ambush of their convoy in Afghanistan’s Helm and province in 2016. Considered one of the best photojournalists in the world, his work received numerous awards including a 2007 Free Press Award, a 2010 George Polk Award, dozens of honors from the White House News Photographers Association including the 2011 Still Photographer of the Year, a 2015 Edward R. Murrow Award and a 2015 Peabody Award, among others.
Pictures on the Radio
Forthcoming from PowerHouse Books
John Giorno is a poet and visual and performance artist, and is also widely known as the subject of Andy Warhol’s first film, Sleep (1963). In addition to his creative work, he is the founder of the not-for-profit organization Giorno Poetry Systems and has been celebrated for his AIDS activism and fundraising.
Winner of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for criticism, Givhan is the fashion editor for The Washington Post. She’s formerly a fashion correspondent and fashion critic for Newsweek and The Daily Beast. Givhan’s The Battle of Versailles is under option to HBO.
Glamour magazine reaches more than 12 million readers each month and outsells more than 98 percent of magazines on the newsstand today.Site / Facebook / Twitter
Eliese Goldbach received an MFA from the Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts Program, a Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Award, and a Walter Rumsey Marvin Grant from the Ohioana Library Association, which is given annually to a young Ohio writer of promise. Her writing has appeared in Ploughshares, Alaska Quarterly Review, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Best American Essays, and beyond.
Forthcoming from Flatiron Books
The Estate of Rube Goldberg
An American cartoonist, sculptor, author, engineer, and inventor, Goldberg received a Pulitzer Prize for his political cartooning in 1948. He was also a founding member and the first president of the National Cartoonists Society.
Danny Goldberg is the author of How the Left Lost Teen Spirit and Bumping Into Geniuses: My Life Inside the Rock and Roll Business. Since 2007 he has been president of Gold Village Entertainment, whose clients include Steve Earle and Against Me. Previously, Goldberg was president of Gold Mountain Entertainment (Nirvana, Bonnie Raitt, the Allman Brothers), CEO of Air America Radio, chairman of Warner Bros. Records, president of Atlantic Records, and vice president of Led Zeppelin’s Swan Song Records.
Meredith Goldstein is an advice columnist and entertainment reporter for The Boston Globe. In 2009, she began writing Love Letters, which inspired her memoir/essay collection, Can’t Help Myself. Meredith was raised in Maryland, and lives in Boston with a David Bowie doll and a full-size cotton candy machine.Site / Twitter
Eric Goode is an American entrepreneur, naturalist, and conservationist. He is known as the founder of the Turtle Conservancy, a global conservation organization whose mission is to preserve and protect natural ecosystems, focusing on turtles and tortoises. Goode is also the co-creator and co-owner of the nightclub Area, B Bar restaurant, Lafayette House, and the Bowery Hotel.Site
Featured in T Magazine, Vogue, USA Today, Bon Appétit, W, and many other national publications, Gordon is the owner of Valerie Confections in Los Angeles. Valerie Confections sells its delicacies at Dean and Deluca and other specialty stores across the country. Sweet was nominated for a James Beard award in 2014.Site / Facebook / Twitter
Jeff Gothelf is an expert on user experience and technology, as well as principal at the consulting firm Neo and co-author of Lean UX (O’Reilly Publishing) and Sense and Respond (Harvard Business Review Press), on how IT and apps are revolutionizing the entire practice of management.Site / Facebook / Twitter
Andrew J. Graff
Andrew J. Graff’s fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Stolen Island, Dappled Things, and Image. In 2009, Andrew became an Iowa Arts Fellow and earned an MFA from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. In 2011, he was awarded the Clark Fisher Ansley Prize for Fiction. He currently teaches fiction and poetry workshops at Cedarville University and serves as editor of the Cedarville Review. Andrew’s first novel, Bread and Fish, is forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.Site
A Los Angeles-based landscape architect and garden designer, Graham is an environmental activist and a journalist. He teaches at Pepperdine University’s School of Public Policy and has a Ph.D. in American history.Site
Grand Central Market
One of the best restaurants in America according to Bon Appetit, Grand Central Market is a food hall in downtown Los Angeles with over 40 vendors and almost 100 years of history.Site / Facebook / Twitter
A stage and screen actress, Grant has appeared in seminal movies such as Detective Story, In the Heat of the Night, Valley of the Dolls, The Landlord, Shampoo, and Voyage of the Damned. She has received two Academy Awards, two Emmys, a Directors Guild Award, and over ten other major nominations.
Anissa Gray is an Emmy and DuPont award-winning journalist at CNN Worldwide, responsible for helping to guide coverage of some of the most consequential stories of our time. She began her career at Reuters as a reporter, based in New York, covering business news and international finance. Born in St. Joseph, Michigan, Gray studied English and American literature at New York University. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her family.
Margaret Greanais’s debut picture book, Maximillian Villainous, was published in August 2018 by Running Press Kids. She currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and three children.Site / Facebook / Twitter
A former New York City Public Advocate and mayoral candidate, Green has served as president of Air America Radio and director of Public Citizen’s Congress Watch, the largest consumer rights lobby in Washington, DC. Green is currently the host of the nationally syndicated radio show Both Sides Now.
Robin Green is a TV writer/producer known for her work with her husband Mitchell Burgess, both as an Executive Producer and writer for The Sopranos on HBO and for creating the CBS drama Blue Bloods, now in its ninth season. She has won four Emmys, as well as several Golden Globes, two Peabodys and a Writers Guild Award, with many nominations for Emmys and WGA awards. She has been a writer at Rolling Stone and California Magazine, and has written for The Boston Real Paper, City Magazine of San Francisco, Magazine, and the L.A. Times, among others.
Ronnie Greene is a prize-winning investigative journalist and author of Shots on the Bridge: Police Violence and Cover-Up in the Wake of Katrina (Beacon Press) and Night Fire: Big Oil, Poison Air, and Margie Richard’s Fight to Save Her Town (HarperCollins/Amistad). Greene edits in-depth stories for Reuters and teaches graduate writing at Johns Hopkins University. Before joining Reuters, he edited a 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation for the Center for Public Integrity. His honors include an Emmy Award, the Harvard Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, IRE Medal and White House Correspondents’ Association award. Greene spent much of his career at the Miami Herald.
Andy Greene is a senior staff writer and 14-year veteran at Rolling Stone.
The Office: An Oral History
Forthcoming from Dutton
Karl Taro Greenfeld
Greenfeld’s award-winning writing has appeared in publications such as Harper’s, The Atlantic, The Paris Review, The New York Times Magazine, and GQ, and in anthologies including Best American Short Stories, O. Henry Prize Stories, Best American Sports Writing, Best American Travel Writing, Best American Nonrequired Reading, and The Best Creative Nonfiction. He is currently a writer for the television show Ray Donovan.Site / Facebook / Twitter
Linda Gregerson is the author of eight books of poetry, including Magnetic North, which was a finalist for the National Book Award, and most recently Prodigal: New and Selected Poems. Among her many awards and honors are the Kingsley Tufts Award, an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Paris Review, Granta, and elsewhere. She is the Caroline Walker Bynum Distinguished Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.Site
Chairman and former CEO of Nasdaq, Robert Greifeld is also the Chairman of the USA Track and Field Foundation. His writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal and elsewhere.
Tony and Academy Award winning actor, Grey has appeared in Broadway classics such as Cabaret, George M!, Goodbye Charlie, Chicago, Wicked, and Anything Goes, and in films such as Cabaret and Dancer in the Dark. His photographs are part of the Permanent Collection of The Whitney Museum of American Art and the New York Public Library.
Nicholas Griffin is an author and journalist who’s been published in periodicals such as the Times of London, the FT, Men’s Vogue, and Foreign Policy. His last nonfiction book, Ping Pong Diplomacy, was an Amazon Best Book of the Year in 2014, Shortlisted for the 2015 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing, and Shortlisted for the UK’s 2015 Political Book Awards. Nicholas was also elected a Term Member at the Council of Foreign Relations in New York in 2007.Site
- Ping Pong Diplomacy: The Secret History Behind the Game That Changed the World
Forthcoming from 37 INK
The New Yorker’s most prolific cartoonist, Gross is also known for being the cartoon editor of The National Lampoon and one of its most renowned cartoon contributors.
Olaf Groth is Program Director for Digital Futures at Hult International Business School, a member of the Global Expert Network at the World Economic Forum, a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley, a CEO and a contributor to the Financial Times, Harvard Business Review and other publications.
Jennifer Grotz is the author of three poetry collections: the award-winning Cusp; The Needle, which was named one of the “Five Best Books of Poetry of the Year” by NPR; and Window Left Open, which the San Francisco Chronicle hailed as “Extraordinary . . . A contemplative spirit ― calm but alert ― permeates the poems.” Grotz’s poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, The Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. She is Associate Professor of English at the University of Rochester and Director of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.
Jason Grumet is founder and president of the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC). A frequent witness at Congressional hearings, he has written about the challenge of bipartisan collaboration in the New York Times, Bloomberg, The Hill, Roll Call, and many other publications. He is the author of City of Rivals: Restoring the Glorious Mess of American Democracy (Lyons Press).Twitter
- City of Rivals: Restoring the Glorious Mess of American Democracy
Trained as a political economist and sociologist, Mauro Guillen is the Zandman Professor of International Management and serves as the Anthony L. Davis Director of the Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. An award-winning writer and scholar, his commentary has appeared in numerous publications including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and Financial Times.Site / Twitter
2030: Thriving After the End of the World As We Know It
Forthcoming from All Points Books
Sunetra Gupta is the author of the novels Memories of Rain, The Glassblower’s Breath, A Sin of Color (shortlisted for the Orange Prize), Moonlight into Marzipan, and, most recently, So Good in Black (Clockroot).Site / Twitter
David and Jeanie Gushee
David Gushee, Professor of Christian Ethics and Director of the Center for Theology and Public Life at Mercer University and his wife, Jeanie Gushee, are the authors of Yours is the Day, Lord, Yours the Night: A Morning and Evening Prayer Book (Thomas Nelson).Site / Twitter
Minrose Gwin is the author of a memoir, Wishing for Snow, and the novel The Queen of Palmyra, a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection, and a finalist for the John Gardner Fiction Book Award and the Julia Peterkin Award. She is at work on her second novel, Promise, which will be published by William Morrow.Site
Christine Ha was the first ever blind contestant on the MasterChef TV series and secured the coveted MasterChef title in season 3. Christine’s cookbook, the New York Times bestseller Recipes from My Home Kitchen: Asian and American Comfort Food, reflected her Vietnamese American heritage. She has been featured on NPR and the BBC and travels worldwide to give keynote addresses, TEDx talks, and cooking demonstrations. Christine received the 2014 Helen Keller Personal Achievement Award from the American Foundation for the Blind, a recognition formerly bestowed upon Ray Charles, Patty Duke, and Stevie Wonder among others. Christine holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Houston, Texas.Site
Tiffany Haas has been performing professionally for the past ten years, most notably starring as Glinda in both the Broadway production and the national tour of the acclaimed musical Wicked. In addition to being in demand nationally as an actress and singer, Tiffany is a beloved judge and host for the Miss America pageant and leads a popular master class for aspiring performers of all ages. Her career has been profiled by major media outlets such as ABC News, Playbill, Broadway World, and Theater Mania, and Tiffany has frequently been invited to organize and run theater workshops at music conservatories, symphonies, and theater and dance conventions across the country. Her collaborative writer, Jenna Glatzer, is a respected and prolific author and ghostwriter, having worked on over twenty-eight books including the award-winning The Pregnancy Project by Gaby Rodriguez and Celine Dion: For Keeps, the authorized biography of the pop superstar. Jenna’s books have been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dr. Phil, The Today Show, and The View, and Jenna herself has been interviewed for documentary series on both the E! and Lifetime networks, as well as by NBC News.Site / Facebook / Twitter
Lise Haines is the author of the novels Girl in the Arena (Bloomsbury), a South Carolina Book Award Nominee; Small Acts of Sex and Electricity (Unbridled Books), a Book Sense Pick in 2006 and one of ten “Best Book Picks for 2006” by the NPR station, San Diego; and, In My Sister’s Country (Penguin / Putnam), a finalist for the 2003 Paterson Fiction Prize, which The Boston Globe called “an authoritative fictional debut.”
The Estate of Nancy Hale
Nancy Hale, 1908-1988, was a prolific and best-selling novelist whose short fiction appeared frequently in the New Yorker and other publications.
Meredith Hall is the author of the critically acclaimed, bestselling memoir Without a Map (Beacon Press). At the age of forty-four, Meredith Hall graduated from Bowdoin College. She won the $50,000 Gift of Freedom Award from A Room of Her Own Foundation, which gave her the financial freedom to devote time to her first book. Her other honors include a Pushcart Prize and notable essay recognition in Best American Essays; she was also a finalist for the Rona Jaffe Award. Hall’s work has appeared in the New York Times, Creative Nonfiction, The Southern Review, Five Points, Prairie Schooner, and several anthologies. She teaches writing at the University of New Hampshire and lives in Maine.Site
Forthcoming from David R. Godine
David Hallberg is a Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theater, and made history in 2011 as the first American to join the Bolshoi Ballet as a Premier Dancer. Among his numerous national and international accolades, he has received the Emerging Artist Award from Americans for the Arts and in 2017 became the first dancer to hold the title of Resident Guest Artist with The Australian Ballet.
Chris Hamby is an investigative journalist at BuzzFeed News, formerly with The Center For Public Integrity, whose series “Breathless and Burdened” was awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting, the Harvard Goldsmith Prize, and the White House Correspondents’ Association Award. He has received numerous other awards and recognitions throughout his career. He is also the author of the widely anticipated Soul Full of Coal Dust (Little, Brown), based on his series for CPI.Site / Twitter
Soul Full of Coal Dust
Forthcoming from Little, Brown
Shadi Hamid is a senior fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution and a contributing writer for The Atlantic. An expert on Islamist movements, he previously served as director of research at the Brookings Doha Center. His first book Temptations of Power: Islamists and Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East (Oxford University Press) was named a Foreign Affairs Best Book of 2014. He is also the author of the acclaimed book Islamic Exceptionalism (St. Martin’s Press).Site / Twitter
Nick Haramis, the editor in chief of Interview magazine, was formerly the articles editor at T: The New York Times Style Magazine. A contributor to publications including Billboard, Out, and The Wall Street Journal, he has interviewed everyone from Arnold Schwarzenegger to Meryl Streep. Prior to joining The New York Times, he was the editorial director of Bullett and, before that, the executive editor of BlackBook. He lives in New York City.Twitter
Nate Sloan and Charlie Harding
Switched on Pop is a podcast on the Vox Media Podcast Network analyzing contemporary pop music. It has been listed as a top music podcast by NPR, The Guardian, Buzzfeed, Forbes, Entertainment Weekly, Christian Science Monitor, AV Club, and Chicago Reader. Switched on Pop has been cited, and its creators Charlie Harding and Nate Sloan have appeared as experts, in The Atlantic, VICE, Houston Press, Fuse, The Stranger, OZY, Portland Mercury, and Billboard.Site / Twitter
Switched on Pop: How Popular Music Works, and Why It Matters
Forthcoming from Oxford University Press
George Harrar is the author of the novels The Spinning Man (Putnam) and Reunion at Red Paint Bay (Other Press), as well as many beloved children’s novels, including The Wonder Kid and Not As Crazy As I Seem (Houghton Mifflin).Site / Facebook / Twitter
Neil Patrick Harris
Tony and Emmy award-winning stage and screen performer, Neil Patrick Harris is best known for his roles as Barney Stinson in the popular CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother and as the iconic and beloved Doogie Howser, M.D. He’s been in many movies, hosted the Tonys, the Emmys, and the Oscars, and performed in several Broadway shows.Twitter
With Jeremy Inglett, Adrian Harris is half of the Vancouver-based duo behind The Food Gays, a web site and brand celebrating colorful, veggie-forward food and thoughtful presentation.Site
Sarah J. Harris
Sarah J. Harris is the author of Scholastic’s YA Jessica Cole: Model Spy series written under her pen name, Sarah Sky. The Colour of Bee Markham’s Murder is her first novel for adults.
Taylor Harris’ essays and articles have been published by The Toast, Babble.com, CNN, National Public Radio, The Huffington Post, and The Washington Post and she was the author of a regular column that appeared in McSweeney’s. She holds an M.A. in Writing from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. in American Studies from the University of Virginia. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.Site / Twitter
The Things We Carry
Forthcoming from Catapult
Patti Hartigan is the former arts reporter, cultural columnist and theater critic for The Boston Globe.Twitter
August Wilson: The Kiln in Which He Was Fired
Forthcoming fall 2019 from 37 INK.
Gabrielle Hartley, Esq is a divorce lawyer based in New York and Western Massachusetts and the co-author with Elena Brower of Better Apart.
The Harvard Lampoon
The Harvard Lampoon is the oldest continually published college humor magazine in the world, and the storied proving ground of many notable writers and comedians. Their previous book parodies include Bored of the Rings, Nightlight, and The Hunger Pains, all New York Times bestsellers.Site
Stronger Than China
Forthcoming from Yale University Press
Dale Megan Healey
Dale Megan Healey received her MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University. Her essays and criticism have appeared in DIAGRAM, The Common, The Atlas Review, VICE, Lit Hub, and elsewhere. She is working on a project about grief and experiential art, and teaches at the Fashion Institute of Technology and Parsons.Site / Twitter
Joseph M. Henderson
Joseph Henderson, BSHRM, MPA, is senior advisor for leadership development at Deloitte Consulting and, formerly, Director of the Office of Safety, Security and Asset Management at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Michael Hendrix is a Partner and Executive Design Director at global design and innovation consultancy IDEO, where he has worked on everything from home goods to homeland security.
Taraji P. Henson
Born and raised in Washington, DC, Taraji P. Henson graduated from Howard University. She earned a Golden Globe for her role as Cookie in Empire, an Academy Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actress opposite Brad Pitt in David Fincher’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and was a 2011 Emmy nominee for Best Actress in a Movie or Miniseries for Lifetime’s Taken From Me. She also won the 2014 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Detective Joss Carter in CBS’s Person of Interest. Henson made her singing debut in Hustle & Flow and performed the Academy Award-winning song “It’s Hard Out Here For a Pimp” on the Oscar telecast. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her son and has a strong dedication to helping disabled and less fortunate children.Twitter
Allegra Hicks is a London- and Naples-based designer whose line of fabrics, rugs, homewares, furniture, and accessories is sold worldwide in department stores and boutiques. Hicks has won both the US Elle Decor’s Best Wallpaper Award and Elle Decoration UK’s Best Fabric Award.Site
Matt Higgins is a freelance journalist whose writing has appeared in numerous sites and publications, including The New York Times, Outside, ESPN, and Popular Mechanics. He is the author of Bird Dream: Adventures at the Extremes of Human Flight, an acclaimed chronicle of the infamous BASE jumpers Jeb Corliss and Gary Connery.Site / Twitter
James S. Hirsch
James S. Hirsch is a former staff writer for The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal and author of, among other titles, the New York Times-bestselling authorized biography Willie Mays: The Life, The Legend (Scribner) and the New York Times bestseller Hurricane: The Miraculous Journey of Rubin Carter (Houghton Mifflin), adapted into the film “The Hurricane,” starring Denzel Washington. He is also the co-author, with buildOn CEO and founder Jim Ziolkowski, of the New York Times bestseller Walk In Their Shoes: Can One Person Change the World? (Simon & Schuster) and, with founding member of the Beach Boys Mike Love, of Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy (Blue Rider Press).
A labor and civil rights lawyer and former Supreme Court litigator, Hirshman has written for Slate, Salon, The Daily Beast, The New Republic, and The New Yorker. Her book Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution was named one of the New York Times Book Review’s Notable Books of 2012. Sisters in Law was a New York Times bestseller.
- Victory: How a Despised and Marginalized Minority Came Out, Pushed Back, Beat Death, Found Love, and Changed America for Everyone
- Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World
Black and White: How Frederick Douglass and William Lloyd Garrison Defeated Slavery
Forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2019
- Reckoning: The Epic Battle Against Sexual Abuse and Harassment
Host of a cooking show as well as radio show and web site for Univision, Hoffman’s show Delicioso ran on the Food Network for three seasons. She appears regularly on The Today Show and The Early Show.
David and Lauren Hogg
David Hogg is a recent graduate of Marjorie Stonemason Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and is one of the 20 founders of Never Again MSD.
Lauren Hogg is a sophomore at Marjorie Stonemason Douglas.
Luke Holden and Ben Conniff
An editor at VanityFair.com, Homans has written and edited for Esquire, Harpers, and The New York Observer. He was formerly the executive editor of New York magazine.
Michelle Hoover is the author of the acclaimed novel The Quickening (Other Press) as well as the novel Bottomland (Grove/Atlantic). She has been a Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference scholar, the Philip Roth Writer-in-Residence at Bucknell University, a MacDowell fellow, a Pushcart Prize nominee, and winner of the 2005 PEN/New England Discovery Award for Fiction.Site / Facebook / Twitter
Jesse Horwitz is the Co-Founder/Co-CEO of Hubble, the first direct to consumer subscription for contact lenses. Jesse is an investor, advisor and founder across multiple businesses in the direct to consumer space, and focused on how a broader community of consumer companies can integrate this new, mobile-first channel into their marketing and distribution.
A neuroscientist at Stanford University, Patrick House has contributed to The New Yorker and Slate. His research has been featured in the New York Times, on the podcast Radiolab, and in one of the most popular Atlantic articles of all time.
Forthcoming from Picador USA.
Dr. Ayanna Howard is the Linda J. and Mark C. Smith Professor and Chair of the School of Interactive Computing in the College of Computing at Georgia Tech. She also holds a faculty appointment in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering where she functions as the Director of the Human-Automation Systems Lab (HumAnS). Hailed by MIT Technology Review as a top young innovator and recognized as one of the 23 most powerful women engineers in the world by Business Insider, she is the founder and CTO of Zyrobotics and former Senior Robotics Researcher and Deputy Manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.Site / Twitter
Forthcoming from Audible Originals
Quanyu Huang is director of the Asian/Asian American Studies Program, an associate professor at Miami University of Ohio and the former director of the Confucius Institute. He is a specialist in Sino-American cultural and the author of The Hybrid Tiger: Secrets of the Extraordinary Success of Asian-American Kids (Prometheus).Site
John Hulme and Michael Wexler
Full-time writers, Hulme and Wexler have also written Baked Potatoes: A Pot Smoker’s Guide to Film + Video, and edited Voices of the X-iled, an anthology of Gen-X writing. Hulme also directed the documentary film Unknown Soldier.
Jamer Hunt is the Vice Provost for Transdisciplinary Initiatives at The New School and founding director of the graduate program in Transdisciplinary Design at Parsons School of Design. At the MoMA he was co-creator of the award-winning, curatorial experiment and book Design and Violence (2013-15), was named by Fast Company to their list of “Most Creative People…Inspiring Leaders Who are Shaping the Future of Business in Creative Ways” and he regularly presents to influential leaders and change-makers around the world in the fields of business, design, technology and education. As a writer, he has appeared as an expert design blogger for Fast Company an invited blogger for The Huffington Post, and has also written for or appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, Financial Times, Metropolis Magazine, and others.
Not to Scale
Forthcoming from Grand Central Publishing
Jessica Iannotta is the Chief Operating Officer of Savor Health (formerly Meals to Heal). She is a registered dietitian and certified specialist in oncology nutrition (CSO). and began her career as an oncology dietitian in 2001. She currently manages the oncology nutrition and customer service teams at Savor Health.
Andrew Imbrie was the lead author of more than 300 speeches for U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the State Department, is a scholar of U.S. foreign policy and national security strategy, and a fellow and senior advisor to Kerry at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a non-profit, non-partisan international affairs think tank. His research focuses on great powers in decline, U.S. policy toward Europe and Russia, and national security decision making. He has served in senior speechwriting and policy positions at the United States Senate and U.S. Department of State, where he was twice awarded the Department’s Meritorious Honor Award.
Twilight of Power
Forthcoming from Yale University Press
With Adrian Harris, Jeremy Inglett is half of the Vancouver-based duo behind The Food Gays, a web site and brand celebrating colorful, veggie-forward food and thoughtful presentation.Site
Alan Iny is the senior specialist for creativity and scenario planning at The Boston Consulting Group and author, with Luc de Brabandère, of Thinking in New Boxes: A New Paradigm for Business Creativity (Random House).Site / Twitter
A former US Representative for New York’s third congressional district, Congressman Steve Israel has also served as head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee since 2010. He served on the Huntington, New York town board before being elected to Congress in 2001.
Barry Jackson is a prolific production designer, director of storyboard teams, writer, and children’s book author/illustrator. Jackson’s screen credits include The Prince of Egypt, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Titan AE, and Ron Howard’s The Grinch. He was one of several production designers on the Dreamwork’s production, Shrek.Site
Kareem “Tef Poe” Jackson
Rapper and 2018 Nasir Jones Fellow at Harvard University, Tef Poe’s work has been featured in TIME, VICE, XXL, Billboard, Rolling Stone, Atlanta Black Star, and The Source.
Rebel to America: A Memoir of an Uprising
Forthcoming from Norton
Lawrence served as one of four official White House photographers during the Obama administration. He’s worked at The Associated Press and The Virginian-Pilot, and his work has been published in The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, U.S. News & World Report, among other outlets.
Jeffrey H. Jackson
Jeffrey H. Jackson is J.J. McComb Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. He is the author of Paris Under Water: How the City of Light Survived the Great Flood of 1910 (Palgrave Macmillan 2010) and Making Jazz French: Music and Modern Life in Interwar Paris (Duke University Press, 2003).
Christian Jacobs and Parker Jacobs
Musicians, actors, and producers, the Jacobs brothers are the creators of the Nickelodeon series Yo Gabba Gabba! and the daytime Emmy Award-nominated The Aquabats Super Show.
Alexandra Jacobs is a critic and features writer at the New York Times. Her biography of the late actress Elaine Stritch will be published by Farrar, Straus & GiroSite / Twitter
Sativa January holds an MFA in fiction from New York University, where she received a Veterans Writing Workshop fellowship. At NYU, she taught poetry and fiction, served as a fiction editor for Washington Square Review, and led writing workshops for soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Her work has appeared in The Threepenny Review, Rattle magazine, The International Journal of Transitional Justice and elsewhere. She is working on a novel.
Sandeep Jauhar, MD, Ph.D., is the director of the Heart Failure Program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, a frequent contributor to The New York Times and The New England Journal of Medicine, and author of the acclaimed memoirs Intern: A Doctor’s Initiation and Doctored: The Disillusionment of an American Physician (Farrar, Straus & Giroux).Site / Twitter
Saru Jayaraman is the Co-Founder of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC-United) and Director of the Food Labor Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley. She is a graduate of Yale Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and author of Behind the Kitchen Door and Forked: A New Standard for American Dining.
Forthcoming from The New Press
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee History Professor Emeritus Glen Jeansonne has published 15 books, many of them historical biographies. He has also published more than 50 articles and more than 170 book reviews and won 3 teaching awards. His book Gerald L.K. Smith: Minister of Hate, won the Wisconsin Writer’s Award, the Gustavus Meyers Award for research related to bigotry, and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. His work deals with 20th century American political history and Jeansonne frequently performs guest interviews for the media on historical and current events.Site
Mohamad Jebara is an Arab language specialist and scholar of Islamic studies. He’s earned Ijazah (formal Islamic academic certifications) in Arabic, Qur`anic Studies, and various Mathahib (schools of Islamic jurisprudence). Formerly the Chief Imam of Ottawa, he serves as the Educational Coordinator for The Algebra Society, a non-profit that develops school curricula focused on the core principles of Islamic scholarship.
The Liberal: Muhammed the Prophet and the Birth of Islam
Forthcoming from St. Martin's Press
Jessica Kerwin Jenkins
A former European editor for W, Kerwin Jenkins is a contributor to Vogue. Her Encyclopedia of the Exquisite was one of Barnes and Noble’s Best 25 Books of 2010.Site
Nancy McSharry Jensen
With Sarah Duenwald, Nancy McSharry Jensen founded The Swing Shift, dedicated to lifting barriers which impede women from finding meaningful work, allowing them to combine career and family in the modern workplace.Site
Forthcoming from Harper Leadership
Sharlee Jeter is the president of the Turn 2 Foundation, which was established by her brother, baseball legend Derek Jeter. The Foundation has successfully channeled fundraising power into results as demonstrated by its signature initiative, Jeter’s Leaders, a leadership development program for high school students. Sharlee also oversees the children’s division of Jeter Publishing, which has published New York Times bestsellers The Contract and its follow up, Hit & Miss. Born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Sharlee currently resides in Brooklyn, New York, with her son Jalen.
Ha Jin left his native China in 1985 to attend Brandeis University. He is the author of the internationally bestselling novel Waiting, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award and the National Book Award, and War Trash, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, and was a Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize; the story collections The Bridegroom, which won the Asian American Literary Award; Under the Red Flag, which won the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction; and Ocean of Words, which won the PEN/Hemingway Award; the novels The Crazed and In the Pond; and three books of poetry. He lives in the Boston area and is a professor of English at Boston University.Site / Facebook
Erich Joachimsthaler, the founder and CEO of Vivaldi Partners, the co-author of Brand Leadership and the author of Hidden In Plain Sight is an internationally recognized authority on the impact of technology on strategy, the digitalization of industries and categories, and the role of innovation and branding.
The Interaction Field
Forthcoming from Public Affairs
Shane Jones is the author of three previous novels, Light Boxes, Daniel Fights a Hurricane, and Crystal Eaters, and several smaller works of fiction and poetry. Light Boxes was an NPR Best Book of the Year, translated into ten languages, and optioned for film by Spike Jonze; Crystal Eaters was named a “50 Best Fabulist Books Everyone Should Read” and “50 Best Genre-Bending Books Everyone Should Read” (Flavorwire). His work has appeared in hundreds of journals in print and online, including The Paris Review Daily, VICE, The Believer Logger, Tin House, The Millions, Dazed Digital, The Rumpus, BOMB, Salon, and DIAGRAM. His newest novel Vincent and Alice and Alice is out now from Tyrant Books.
Booker T. Jones
As the keyboardist for the Memphis-based quartet Booker T & the MGs, Booker T Jones performed R&B and funk hits by Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, and Sam & Dave, and, as a member of the house band for Stax Records, helped define the sound of Southern soul music. Booker T & the MGs are also known for original hit singles like “Green Onions,” and for being one of the first integrated instrumental groups. In 1992, the group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and they received a Grammys’ Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007.Site / Facebook / Twitter
Bruce Jones is vice president and director of the Foreign Policy program at Brookings and a senior fellow in the Institution’s Project on International Order and Strategy at Brookings. He served in the United Nations’ operation in Kosovo, was special assistant to the U.N. special coordinator for the Middle East peace process, and is also a consulting professor at the Freeman Spogli Institute at Stanford University and chair of the advisory council of the Center on International Cooperation at New York University.
To Rule the Waves
Forthcoming from Scribner
Faith Jones is an attorney specializing in U.S. and international corporate law. A former associate at Skadden, Arps and Walton & Walton LLP, she advocates for women’s rights, coaches entrepreneurs, and speaks on issues of self-ownership, accountability, and responsibility.
Forthcoming from William Morrow
Peter de Jonge
Peter de Jonge is co-author of three James Patterson books, including the number one New York Times bestselling thrillers Beach Road and The Beach House, and author of the novels Shadows Still Remain and Buried On Avenue B (HarperCollins).
Zeyn Joukhadar is the author of the novels The Map of Salt and Stars (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, 2018) and The Thirty Names of Night (Atria/Simon & Schuster 2020), a member of the Radius of Arab American Writers (RAWI), and a member of American Mensa. His work has appeared in Salon, The Paris Review Daily, The Kenyon Review, The Saturday Evening Post, PANK Magazine, and elsewhere, and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the Best of the Net.Site
Menachem Kaiser holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He received a Fulbright Scholarship and a Graduate Fellowship from the Wexner Foundation, an organization that fosters Jewish leadership across all disciplines. Kaiser serves as an editor and board member of Fence magazine, and his work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Atlantic Magazine, Slate, the Los Angeles Review of Books, New York Magazine, and elsewhere. His memoir, Kazjer: A Quest to Reclaim Memory, Property, and Treasure in Poland, is forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Amos Kamil is a screenwriter, playwright, and brand strategist who graduated from Horace Mann in 1982. He is the author, with Sean Elder, of Great is the Truth (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), a journalistic investigation into the sex scandals at Horace Mann based on his article in The New York Times Magazine.Twitter
Leah Kaminsky is poetry and fiction editor at the Medical Journal of Australia. She conceived and edited Writer, M.D., an anthology of contemporary doctor-writers. She is the author of We’re All Going to Die, the award-winning poetry collection Stitching Things Together, and collaborated on the number one Amazon bestseller Cracking the Code. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Ratika Kapur’s most recent work is the acclaimed novel The Private Life of Mrs Sharma. Her earlier novel, Overwinter, was longlisted for the 2009 Man Asian Literary Prize. Kapur lives in New Delhi with her husband and son.
Rich Karlgaard is the publisher of Forbes magazine and is based in Silicon Valley. He is a renowned lecturer, a pilot, and the author of four acclaimed books.Site / Twitter
A contributing editor to Vanity Fair since 2007, Kashner is the author of several books. His most recent book Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and The Marriage of the Century, with Nancy Schoenberger was a New York Times Bestseller and a Los Angeles Times Bestseller.
- Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century
- The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters: The Tragic and Glamorous Lives of Jackie and Lee
Forthcoming from Gallery
Jordan Kassalow is a well-known and acclaimed social entrepreneur who is the founder of VisionSpring and the EYElliance, social organizations that work to restore eyesight to the more than 2.5 billion people who live in the developing world in extreme poverty and need nothing more than a pair of eyeglasses to see. A frequent speaker at venues ranging from the World Economic Forum and TedX to the Social Good Summit and universities around the country, Kassalow is also a Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, Skoll Foundation, and Ashoka fellow as well as a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute.Twitter
Alan Katz is a celebrated TV writer (The Rosie O’Donnell Show, Nickelodeon) and author of several humorous bestselling books for kids.Site
Really Stupid Stories
Forthcoming from Running Press
Forthcoming from Aladdin
Jon Katzenbach is one of the world’s top experts on teams, leadership and management, and the author of The Wisdom of Teams (HarperCollins) and Leading Outside the Lines (Jossey-Bass).Site / Facebook / Twitter
Lucy Kaylin is the editor-in-chief of O, the Oprah Magazine. She has previously worked as a fact-checker at Vogue, a writer and Features Editor at GQ, and an Executive editor at Marie Claire. Kaylin is the author of two books, For the Love of God, and The Perfect Stranger. She also appeared in Marie Claire’s reality TV show, Running in Heels.Twitter
International affairs writer at Slate, Keating is also a former writer and editor at Foreign Policy and a foreign policy analyst.
Invisible Countries: Journies to the Edge of Nationhood
Forthcoming from Yale University Press in 2018
Marina Keegan’s star was on the rise when she graduated magna cum laude from Yale in May 2012. She had a play that was to be produced at the New York International Fringe Festival and a job waiting for her at The New Yorker. Tragically, five days after graduation, Marina died in a car crash. As her family, friends, and classmates, deep in grief, joined to create a memorial service for Marina, her unforgettable last essay for the Yale Daily News, “The Opposite of Loneliness,” went viral, receiving more than 1.4 million hits. She had struck a chord. Even though she was just twenty-two when she died, Marina left behind a rich, expansive trove of prose that, like her title essay, captures the hope, uncertainty, and possibility of her generation. The Opposite of Loneliness is an assemblage of Marina’s essays and stories that, like The Last Lecture, articulates the universal struggle that all of us face as we figure out what we aspire to be and how we can harness our talents to make an impact on the world.Facebook
Journalist and Fulbright Scholar, Keenan has travelled the world writing about culture and foreign policy. Her pieces have appeared in the New York Times, Foreign Policy, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, Slate, and The Atlantic, among other publications.
Jake Keiser is the creator of the blog Gucci to Goats, which chronicles her life on a farm in Oxford, Mississippi. Prior to moving to the middle of nowhere, she lived in Tampa, Florida where she ran her own public relations firm. She’s been featured in Cosmopolitan and People, among other publications.
Elizabeth Kendall writes for The New Yorker, Vogue and The New York Times. Her books include American Daughter (Random House), Autobiography of a Wardrobe (Pantheon), and Balanchine and the Lost Muse (Oxford University Press), recently optioned by GulfStream Pictures.
Jason Kendall was a professional baseball catcher in the MLB for 15 years. He is the author, with sportswriter Lee Judge, of Throwback: A Big League Catcher Tells How the Game is Really Played (St. Martin’s Press).Facebook
A lawyer and human rights activist, Kennedy is the President of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, Chair of the Amnesty International USA Leadership Council, and serves on the boards of directors of Human Rights First, Inter-Press Service, and the United States Institute for Peace. Being Catholic Now was a New York Times Bestseller.
Joe Keohane is an American journalist. He has worked for or contributed to such esteemed publications as Esquire, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, the New York Times, and the Boston Globe. A writer and a top editor, he has covered everything from politics, to business, to technology and social science around the world, and his work has been anthologized in several textbooks. He currently works as Executive Editor of Medium.com. He lives in New York City with his wife and daughter.
Forthcoming from Random House
Ro Khanna is a US Congressman representing California’s 17th Congressional District. A former visiting lecturer at Stanford University’s Department of Economics, Khanna has worked with high-technology companies for Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati. He formerly served as the Obama Administration’s Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce from 2009-2011.
Sulaiman Khatib is a peace activist and a co-founder of Combatants for Peace, a bi-national, grassroots nonviolent movement in Israel and Palestine. He has been called “the savior of Palestine” and the “Palestinian Yitzhak Rabin.”Site
Water and Salt
Forthcoming from Beacon Press
Fred Kiel, Ph.D., is a business adviser and co-founder of KRW International and the author of Return on Character: The Real Reasons Leaders and Their Companies Win (Harvard Business Review Press), based on his seven years of rigorous research into character, leadership excellence, and organizational results.Site / Facebook / Twitter
A former director of production for presidential events during the Clinton Administrat
Jason King, who holds a PhD from NYU, is a musician, DJ, producer, curator, writer, and Associate Professor of The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he is a founding faculty member. He has written for publications such as Vibe, The Village Voice, Blender, The Los Angeles Times, Slate, NPR online, Spin, and The Root and has worked as a playwright and director of theater as well as a record producer and manager/strategist for major labels and independent artists.Site / Twitter
Rhapsody: The Life and Legacy of Freddie Mercury
Forthcoming from Dey Street
Eliza Kingsford is a psychologist and weight loss expert who is nationally recognized as an expert in her field. She is a sought-after speaker who regularly presents to groups across the country and appears in the national media, including national television shows such as on Dr. Phil and Dr. Oz.Site
David Kirby is a writer, activist, and longtime journalist. He is a contributor to The New York Times and author of the New York Times bestselling book Evidence of Harm: Mercury in Vaccines and The Autism Epidemic: A Medical Controversy, as well as Animal Factory and Death at SeaWorld (St. Martin’s).Facebook / Twitter
Hannah Kirshner about Japanese food and travel for The New York Times , Vogue, Saveur, Taste, Condé Nast Traveler and Atlas Obscura, among others. Sweets & Bitters is the name of her blog. She is also New York’s go to food stylist for Japanese recipes.Site
Foreign Woman Works in Sake Bar
Forthcoming from Viking
A comedy writer and stand-up comic, Klein was the head writer and executive producer of Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer, and also worked as a writer on Amazon’s Transparent. She’s received two Emmy nominations, one for her season writing for Saturday Night Live and one for Inside Amy Schumer.
Linda Kay Klein
Linda Kay Klein has an interdisciplinary Masters degree in American evangelical gender messaging for girls and has spent the last decade working and writing at the cross section of faith, gender, and social change. She has been featured by NPR, PRI and the American Prospect and is a frequent speaker on college campuses and at conferences, among them TEDx and the SHE Summit.Site
Kim Kleman is the former editor-in-chief of The American Lawyer and Consumer Reports and is currently on the faculty of Columbia Journalism School.
Forthcoming from MIT Press
Dana Kletter is the recipient of a Wallace Stegner Fellowship and a was Jones Lecturer in Fiction at Stanford University. She received her MFA from the University of Michigan, where she won Hopwood prizes in both Short Fiction and Novel. Her work has appeared in The Sun, Michigan Quarterly Review, San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Phoenix, and elsewhere. She is also a musician, with releases on Mammoth, Hannibal, Interscope, and Rykodisc records. She is at work on a memoir, Keep Moving Fast.
The Estate of John Kenneth Knaus
John Kenneth Knaus was a CIA operations officer for 44 years, involved in covert efforts to support Tibetan resistance against Chinese occupation. He is the author of Orphans Of The Cold War: The United States, China, And The Tragedy Of Modern Tibet (ForeignAffairs).
Alyssa Knickerbocker is the author of the novella Your Rightful Home. Her short stories have appeared in American Short Fiction, Alaska Quarterly Review, Meridian, and The Best of the West 2011. She held the Halls Emerging Artist Fellowship at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing and the Axton Fellowship in Fiction at the University of Louisville. Knickerbocker earned an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she received the David and Jean Milofsky Prize in fiction.
A former editor at The New Yorker, Vogue, and Radar, Knutsen is the executive editor of the Wall Street Journal Magazine.
A contributing editor at Marie Claire, Kohen has written for New York, Salon, The Daily Beast, The New York Daily News, and The New York Sun.
With two decades’ experience as a social worker and psychoanalyst, Erica Komisar is a sought-after parenting and psychology expert. A consultant for the prestigious Garden House School, her work has been featured in Parents magazine, on Good Morning America, Fox and Friends, and at the Aspen Institute’s Action Forum among others.Site / Facebook / Twitter
David Komlos is Chief Executive Officer of Syntegrity, a global leader in Business Orchestration Solutions, which has a unique platform, combining scientific methodologies and proprietary technologies, that helps companies and organizations solve their most complex challenges and clear the way for execution.
Wendy is the Co-founder and Director of the Donor Sibling Registry (DSR), a charity organization founded by Wendy and her donor-conceived son Ryan to assist individuals conceived as a result of sperm, egg, or embryo donation that are seeking to make contact with others with whom they share first-degree genetic ties. Wendy has co-authored 25 papers on donor-conception and she and Ryan have appeared on 60 Minutes, Oprah, GMA, The Today Show, CNN, NPR, CBS Sunday Morning, and many other news shows and publications around the world. She is a producer of “Generation Cryo,” a 6-part Docu-series for MTV and for “Sperm Donor: A Documentary” for the Style Channel.Site / Twitter
Rabbi Jennifer E. Krause’s writing and commentaries have appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, O, The Oprah Magazine and Time.com among others. She serves on the Council on Foreign Relations Religion and Foreign Policy Initiative.
An Emmy-winning television star, celebrity stylist, and fashion designer, Kressley is also the author of YOU’RE DIFFERENT AND THAT’S SUPER and OFF THE CUFF, which was a New York Times bestseller.
Ali Kriegsman is the co-founder and COO of Bulletin, a company that’s revolutionizing brick-and-mortar retail. For women, by women, Bulletin is not only a store, but a community, holding social impact events and donating 10% of all proceeds to Planned Parenthood. Ali has been named a Forbes 30 under 30 and one of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People.”Twitter
Forthcoming from Abrams
A former professor of history at Carthage College, Kuhn has written extensively about the British monarchy and Victorian high politics.Site / Facebook / Twitter
Col. Ray “Frenchy” L’Heureux
Col. Ray “Frenchy” L’Heureux served as a pilot for four U.S. Presidents—George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama—and the author, with Lee Kelley, of Inside Marine One: Four U.S. Presidents, One Proud Marine, and the World’s Most Amazing Helicopter (St. Martin’s Press).
Carrie La Seur
Carrie La Seur’s critically acclaimed debut novel The Home Place (William Morrow 2014) won the High Plains Book Award, was short-listed for the Strand Critics Award for Best First Novel, and was an IndieNext pick, a Library Journal pick, one of the Great Falls Tribune’s Top 10 Montana Books for 2014, and a Florida SunSentinel Best Crime Fiction pick for 2014. Her writing appears in such diverse media as Daily Beast; the Des Moines Register; Eyes on the International Criminal Court; Grist; the Guardian; Harvard Law and Policy Review; High Country News; Huffington Post; Iowa Farmer Today; Kenyon Review Online; Mother Jones; Oil, Gas, and Energy Law; Salon; and Yale Journal of International Law.
Melanie LaBarge has a B.A. in Women’s Studies and an M.A. in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her research includes performance art and queering memoir by contemporary female/femme/non-binary writers. Her first children’s book, Women Artists A-Z, will be published by Dial Books for Young Readers in 2020.Site
Women Artists A-Z
Forthcoming from Dial Books for Young Readers
Dr. Leah Lagos’s 10-week heart-rate variability program has been embraced by some of the world’s top Olympic athletes, CEOs and international hedge-fund executives Dr. Lagos is a Licensed Psychologist in the State of New York and Board Certified in Biofeedback.
Invincible: The Heart of Peak Performance
Forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
An Academy Award-winning actress and film director, Lahti is known for her work on the TV series Chicago Hope, The Blacklist, and Hawaii Five-O. She has been nominated for eight Golden Globes and six Emmys.
Ruby Lal is an acclaimed historian of India and author of three books and numerous academic essays and creative non-fiction pieces. Her recently published biography, Empress: The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan was nominated as a finalist in History for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and for Georgia Author of the Year Award in Biography. Among the top ten picks ofTime Magazine, The Telegraph and Prospect Magazine London, Empress has been lauded by The New Yorker, The Guardian, The New York Times, the BBC, The Indian Express, Business Standard and numerous other national and international journals, magazines and newspapers. She is Professor of South Asian History at Emory University and divides her time between Atlanta and Delhi.Site
Andrew Lam is the web editor of New America Media, a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and NPR’s All Things Considered, and author of the essay collection East Eats West: Writing in Two Hemispheres (Heyday) and the short story collections Birds of Paradise Lost (Red Hen Press) and PEN Open Book Award–winner Perfume Dreams (Heyday).Site / Facebook / Twitter
Brad Lamm is a board-certified interventionist and a nationwide expert on addiction and recovery. Following publication of How to Help the One You Love (St. Martin’s), Brad became a regular contributor to The Dr. Oz Show and published a book on weight management, Just 10 Lbs (Hay House).Site / Facebook / Twitter
Katherine Sharp Landdeck
Katherine Sharp Landdeck is Associate Professor of History at Texas Women’s University and the author of The Women with Silver Wings (Crown). Landdeck is a pilot and the nation’s foremost expert on the Women Airforce Service Pilots, the first women ever to fly for the US Military.Twitter
- The Women with Silver Wings
Mark Landler is a White House correspondent for the New York Times, where he has previously served as the bureau chief in Hong Kong and Frankfurt, a European economic correspondent, a business reporter in New York, and a copy boy. He has appeared frequently on broadcast news shows, radio, and in documentaries, and is the author of Alter Egos: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and the Twilight Struggle over American Power.Site / Twitter
Mary M. Lane (b. 1987) is a nonfiction writer and journalist specializing in Western art, Western European history, and anti-Semitism. Lane received one of five Fulbright Journalism Scholarships at 22 years old, gained international recognition as the chief European art reporter for the Wall Street Journal, and published numerous exclusive Page One articles on the art trove of Hildebrand Gurlitt. Since leaving the Journal, Lane has been a European art contributor for the New York Times. She splits her time between Berlin and Virginia.Twitter
Neil Lane’s life journey has always been focused on a deep appreciation of all things beautiful. Creating hand-crafted, treasured jewelry for some of Hollywood’s legendary stars, Neil has become one of the most celebrated jewelry designers in the world appearing, perhaps most notably, in every episode of ABC’s “The Bachelor.”
An Academy Awards-winning actress for her roles in Tootsie and Blue Sky, Lange is also the recipient of two Emmys, 5 Golden Globes, and one Sag Award. She currently stars on the hit FX show American Horror Story.
Jennifer Lapidus is the founder and principal of Carolina Ground Flour Mill in Asheville, NC. She and Carolina Ground have been featured in the The New York Times, WSJ, Splendid Table, Food & Wine, Saveur, Bon Appetit and more.Site / Facebook / Twitter
Forthcoming from Ten Speed Press
Eve LaPlante is the author of Seized (Harper One), a narrative portrait of a brain disorder, illuminating the mind-body problem and the limits of free will; American Jezebel (Harper One), the true story of LaPlante’s ancestor Ann Hutchinson, Salem Witch Judge, which won the 2008 Massachusetts Book Award; Marmee and Louisa (Free Press), a groundbreaking dual biography of Louisa May Alcott and her mother, Abigail, named a top ten book of the year by NPR; as well as My Heart Is Boundless (Free Press), the first compilation of the personal writings of Abigail May Alcott.Site
Amy Larocca is the Fashion Editor-at-Large at New York Magazine, where she has worked in a variety of roles since 2000. She edits the magazine’s two annual fashion issues, writes on fashion and other subjects, and is working on a book about the wellness movement to be published in 2020.
Dana LaRue is the founder of the award-winning blog The Broke-Ass Bride. Her wedding expertise has appeared in Brides, The Bridal Guide, Southern Weddings, OneWed and others, as well as on several television networks. Dana regularly speaks about weddings, entrepreneurship and blogging at conferences both in the US and internationally. She is the author of The Broke-Ass Bride Wedding Guide (Random House).Site / Facebook / Twitter
Adam Lashinsky is a reporter on Silicon Valley and Wall Street for Fortune, co-chair of Fortune’s annual Brainstorm Tech conference, a contributor to the Fox News Channel, and author of the bestseller Inside Apple: How America’s Most Admired—and Secretive—Company Really Works (Business Plus).Facebook / Twitter
Visiting professor at both the University of California and Georgetown University, John Lawrence is the former longtime Chief of Staff of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic, and Politico, among other publications.
The Class of '74: Congress after Watergate and the Roots of Partisanship
Forthcoming from Johns Hopkins University Press in 2018
Samuel Leader holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of California, Irvine, and a BA in Philosophy and Modern Languages from Oxford. He was a fellow at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center and writer-in-residence at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. He is working on a novel entitled The Trial of Monsieur Pascal.
Lyla Lee received her BA in Psychology from USC. She’s the author of the forthcoming Mindy Kim chapter book series (Simon & Schuster/Aladdin).Twitter
Former Smithsonian fellow and professor of foreign policy at Georgetown University, Leebaert now serves as a partner in the management consulting firm MAP AG. He is an economist, tech entrepreneur, and adviser to the Pentagon.
Jess Kimball Leslie
Contributor to Elle, The Hairpin, TechCrunch, and elsewhere, Leslie is a tech analyst whose work has also been commissioned by Google, Facebook, American Express, and others.
A former editor at both Wired and Billboard, Levine has also written for the New York Times, Fortune, Business 2.0, Conde Nast Portfolio, Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair.
Adam Valen Levinson
Adam Valen Levinson is a multimedia backpack journalist and travel writer whose work focuses on human stories in conflict areas. His work has appeared in numerous outlets, including VICE, the Paris Review, Al Jazeera, and Haaretz. He is currently an affiliate of the Middle East Institute in Washington, D.C. and a Fellow at the Center for Cultural Sociology at Yale University
Junheng Li is founder of the New York–based equity research firm JL Warren Capital LLC, former senior equity analyst at hedge fund Aurarian Capital Management, and author of Tiger Woman on Wall Street: Winning Business Strategies from Shanghai to New York and Back (McGraw-Hill).Site / Facebook / Twitter
Irene Li, Mei Lei, Andrew Li
James Beard Rising Star Chef finalist and siblings behind Boston Mei Mei’s Street Kitchen, the acclaimed food truck enterprise and restaurant, focused on New England-influenced Chinese food and thoughtful sourcing.
Allan J. Lichtman received his PhD from Harvard University in 1973 and is a Distinguished Professor of History at American University in Washington, D.C., specializing in American political history and the presidency. Dr. Lichtman has authored or co-authored ten books and hundreds of scholarly and popular articles. His latest book, The Case for Impeachment (Dey Street books, 2017), was an independent book store best seller, an
Amazon.com bestseller, and a Newsweek best new book release.
Shoot, If You Must
Forthcoming from Black Rose Writing
Josh Linkner is the founder and president of ePrize.com, a successful four-time entrepreneur and CEO, the founding partner of Detroit Venture Partners, a jazz musician, and weekly contributor to Inc. Magazine, Forbes, and the Detroit Free Press. He is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Disciplined Dreaming and The Road to Reinvention (Jossey-Bass). He has twice been named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and is a President Obama Champion of Change Award recipient.Site / Facebook / Twitter
Dr. Barbara K. Lipska
Barbara K. Lipska, a neuroscientist, is the director of the Human Brain Collection Core at the National Institute of Mental Health.
John Lithgow is a Tony, Emmy, and Golden Globe award-winner, a celebrated writer, a talented humorist, and a renowned performer. He is best known for his time on the mega-hit NBC comedy 3rd Rock From the Sun, his performances in The Crown and Dexter and his starring roles in The World According to Garp, Terms of Endearment, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Pelican Brief, This is 40, Interstellar, Pitch Perfect 3, and the forthcoming Pet Sematary, among many others.Site / Twitter
Dumpty: A Chronicle in Verse of the Age of Trump
Forthcoming from Chronicle
Bruce Littlefield, national television personality and author of numerous lifestyle books, including Merry Christmas, America and Airstream Living, has most recently written The Bedtime Book for Dogs, an illustrated read-aloud book for the canine community (Grand Central). He is the co-author of Bravo TV star Fredrik Eklund’s The Sell (Avery).Site / Twitter
Heather K. Lloyd
My Name is Venus Black is Heather K. Lloyd’s debut novel. She spent many years working as a freelance editor and book doctor. After raising her children on the West Coast, she and her husband recently moved to New York City where she is at work on her second novel.
Jason Lloyd is a lifelong resident of Northeast Ohio. He has covered the World Series, the NCAA Tournament, the BCS National Championship Game and the NBA Finals, and he has won several state and national awards for his work covering the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Cleveland Cavaliers. He has also worked for ESPN.com, Lindy’s Sports Annuals, Cleveland Magazine, and CBSSports.com.Twitter
Top Chef Masters finalist and award-winning chef, Lo is the owner of Annisa in New York City. The New York Times awarded Annisa 3 stars in 2014.
Tom LoBianco is a White House reporter for The Associated Press. He has covered Mike Pence from his first campaign rally for governor in Pence’s native Columbus, Indiana to his return to Washington to take the oval office. LoBianco worked the halls of the Indiana Statehouse and Congress for a combined seven years with the AP, the Indianapolis Star and CNN. He is a regular political analyst on national television and radio, including CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, NPR and more.Twitter
Mike Lofgren is a former senior analyst on the House and Senate Budget committees and the author of the New York Times bestseller The Party Is Over and The Deep State (Viking).Site
Dr. Tim Lomas
Dr. Tim Lomas is one of Europe’s leading experts on positive psychology and the program leader at the University of East London’s MSc in Applied Positive Psychology (one of the most highly respected post-graduate courses in Europe). He has written for the Guardian and has published numerous academic papers in high-profile journals, including Psychology, Public Policy and Law, Mindfulness, Psychology and Health and the Journal of Happiness Studies.Site / Twitter
- The Positive Power of Negative Emotions: How harnessing your darker feelings can help you see a brighter dawn
- Happiness Found in Translation
Forthcoming from Piatkus
Jessica Topacio Long
Jessica Topacio Long received her BA from Stanford University and her MFA from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin. She is at work on her first novel, Smash Cut to Moscow, which she began as a Fulbright Fellow in Russia.
Eva Longoria is an American actress, producer, director, activist and businesswoman, best known for her role on the popular television series Desperate Housewives. Besides acting Longoria has ventured into business and has released various books, including Eva’s Kitchen, taking readers on her culinary journey—from the food she was brought up on to the recipes inspired by her travels abroad to the dishes she serves during casual nights at home.Facebook / Twitter
Jessica Lott, a graduate of the MFA Program in Fiction Writing at Boston University, is the author of the novel The Rest of Us (Simon & Schuster).Site / Twitter
Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Member Mike Love is a founding member and lead singer of the legendary rock group The Beach Boys. In addition to a Grammy Award, he has received an Ella Award from the Society of Singers and has co-authored more than a dozen Top 10 Singles. He is the author of Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy (Blue Rider Press), co-authored with James Hirsch.Site / Facebook
Widely considered the Godfather of Biodiversity, Thomas Lovejoy is a pioneering biologist who coined the term “biodiversity” and is credited with founding the field of climate change biology. He is a Senior Fellow at the United Nations Foundation and the world’s leading authority on conservation ecology.
Forthcoming from Norton
James Lowell is the editor of Fidelity Investor, a mutual fund advisory newsletter published by Phillips, and has spent the last decade covering mutual funds for all media. A feature columnist for the Dow Jones Investment Advisor Magazine, he is the author of Investing from Scratch and How to Survive in the Real World. He lives in Massachusetts.
Courtney Lynch is a founding partner of the leadership consulting firm Lead Star. She is the bestselling co-author of Leading From the Front (McGraw-Hill) and the author, with Angie Morgan and Sean Lynch, of Spark: How to Lead Yourself and Others to Greater Success (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). She is a recipient of the National Stevie Award for Best Female Entrepreneur. Her efforts to spark a national dialogue on the topic of leadership have been featured by CNN, Inc. Magazine, The New York Times, Businessweek, and many other media outlets.Site / Facebook
Sean Lynch is a senior consultant at leadership firm Lead Star and the author, with Angie Morgan and Courtney Lynch, of Spark: How to Lead Yourself and Others to Greater Success (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). He has also served as an F-16 fighter pilot in the United States Air Force.Site / Facebook
Allison Lynn, winner of the William Faulkner Medal and a writer for People, In Style and The New York Times Book Review, is the author of Now You See It (Touchstone) and The Exiles (New Harvest).Site / Twitter
Tom Macher is the author of the memoir Halfway, recounting his time in a halfway house in Louisiana. National Book Award winner Jaimy Gordon proclaimed, “I felt an exhilaration, even a joy, in coming across a voice so brilliantly calibrated to make this life visible from inside. Tom Macher invented a unique language for the job…broken in pieces, muttered, slangy, more spat out than sung, yet eloquent, poetic in its way, and devastatingly clear.” Macher received his MFA in creative writing from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and has twice been a fellow at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. His short stories have appeared in the Mississippi Review, Slice, Day One, and other magazines.
Brian MacQuarrie is an award-winning journalist. His first book, The Ride: A Shocking Murder and a Bereaved Father’s Journey from Rage to Redemption, about the 1997 murder and abduction of ten-year-old Jeffrey Curley, has been called a “fascinating story of loss, profound anger, pain, and the difficult, soul-searching aftermath of trauma” (The Boston Globe) and “a first-rate combination of true crime and social history” (Kirkus).Twitter
Dario Maestripieri is Professor of Comparative Human Development and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Chicago and the author of Games Primates Play: An Undercover Investigation of the Evolution and Economics of Human Relationships (Basic Books).Site
WSJ. Magazine is The Wall Street Journal’s award-winning luxury lifestyle magazine, published twelve times a year. WSJ. covers a wide range of cultural topics, from fashion and food to architecture and design and will celebrate its 10th anniversary in the Fall of 2018.Site
On Point: Reflections on Love, Envy, Power, Vulnerability (and more) from the Columnists of WSJ. Magazine
Forthcoming from Black Dog & Leventhal
Aaron Mahnke is the creator of the award-winning “Lore” podcast; scary, true-life stories based on global superstitions and the frightening folklore surrounding them. Lore’s growing platform includes an upcoming television series on Amazon streaming content and a 3-book series to be published by Del Rey/Random House.Site / Twitter
Sara Majka earned her MFA from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and was a fiction fellow at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. Her short stories have been published in The Gettysburg Review, Massachusetts Review, PEN America, A Public Space, VQR, American Short Fiction, and BRICK, among others. She is the author of the critically acclaimed debut collection Cities I’ve Never Lived In, a New York Times Editors’ Choice and one of The Millions’ Most Anticipated books of 2016 (Graywolf/A Public Space).Site
Antonia Malchik is the managing editor of STIR. She has worked as a journalist in Austria and Australia, and her writing has appeared in Aeon, The Washington Post, BuzzFeed Ideas, and Orion, among other places, and she is a regular contributor to Full Grown People. Her debut book project is A Walking Life, a nonfiction book about walking: how it relates to our health and creativity, how we have lost it through a century of car-centric design, and how we can regain it.Site
Declared one of America’s most influential women by Vanity Fair, Malcolm is the founder and chairwoman of the venerated political action committee EMILY’s List. Malcolm has been named a Woman of the Year by Glamour and one of the 100 Most Important Women in American by Ladies’ Home Journal.
Ndaba Mandela is the founder and chairman of the Africa Rising foundation, executive director of MM Afrique Investments, and a global ambassador for UNAIDS. The grandson of Nelson Mandela, he lives in Johannesburg, South Africa.Twitter
Going to the Mountain: Life Lessons From My Grandfather
Forthcoming from Hachette Books
Bob Mankoff is the author of How About Never? Is Never Good for You?: My Life in Cartoons, published by Henry Holt in 2014. Mankoff was the cartoon editor for The New Yorker for twenty years, and before he succeeded Lee Lorenz as editor, Mankoff was a cartoonist for the magazine for twenty years. He is now the humor and cartoon editor at Esquire.Site / Twitter
A much sought after yoga instructor in LA and around the globe, with a list of devoted celebrity clients, Andrea Marcum’s classes also appear on My Yoga Gaia. She has been featured in Shape, Self, Yoga Magazine, Jessica Alba’s Honesty Company Blog and Mind Body Green. She contributes regularly to the lululemon blog, Elephant Journal, and Origin.Site / Facebook
Leonard J. Marcus
Leonard J. Marcus, Ph.D. is the founding co-director of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative at Harvard University and an internationally recognized authority on leadership during times of crisis and change.
A former equestrian and an accomplished editor and writer, Halimah Marcus is the Executive Director of Electric Literature and the Editor-in-Chief of its weekly fiction magazine, Recommended Reading. Her short stories and essays have been published in One Story, Indiana Review, Gulf Coast, the Out There Podcast, and by Amazon Original Stories. She has an MFA from Brooklyn College and is editing a collection called Horse Girls about women, wildness, and power forthcoming from Harper Perennial.Site / Twitter
Forthcoming from Harper Perennial
Anthony Marra is the acclaimed author of the New York Times bestselling novel A Constellation of Vital Phenomena and the short story collection The Tsar of Love and Techno. Among his many awards and honors are a Whiting Award; a Guggenheim Fellowship; two awards from the National Book Critics Circle; the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award; the Rosenfield Family Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; the National Book Award long list; and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in fiction. He received his MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. His new novel, The Peacock Palace, is forthcoming from Hogarth.Site / Facebook / Twitter
Amanda Marrone has authored four books for teens, Uninvited, Revealers, Devoured, and Slayed and the middle-grade series The Magic Repair Shop Books: The Multiplying Menace, The Shape-Shifter’s Curse and Master of Mirrors.Site
Ama Marston is an international strategy and leadership expert as well as a recognized thought leader focused on Transformative Resilience and inclusive and purpose-driven leadership and business. She is the founder of Marston Consulting, which has provided services to Fortune 500 and FTSE companies, the United Nations, Oxford University and numerous others. Her work with leaders like Mary Robinson, Ireland’s first female President and Joseph Stiglitz, the Nobel laureate economist and as a top advisor to the UN and international NGOs has placed her at dozens of decision-making tables and taken her to work in countries around the world. Ama has long been hailed as a leader and original thinker and has won several awards, including a Council of Women World Leaders Fellowship and Phi Beta Kappa national honors, and was nominated as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. She earned a master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and currently splits her time between the UK and the US.
Type R: Transformative Resilience for Thriving in a Turbulent World
Forthcoming from PublicAffairs
Stephanie Marston is a pioneering psychotherapist with more than 30 years experience and is a widely recognized stress and work-life expert and corporate consultant. She is the founder of 30 Days to Sanity, a stress and work/life online platform. She has published five previous books and has appeared frequently on shows such as The Oprah Show, The Today Show, CNN Headline News and numerous other radio and TV shows. Stephanie has also served on the WebMD clinical advisory board. She consults with some of the world’s most prestigious corporations including Whirlpool Corporation, H.J. Heinz Company, Xerox Corporation, Mattel Inc., Prudential Insurance, Morgan Stanley, and The Mayo Clinic. Stephanie lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Brian F. Martin
Brian F. Martin is the founder and CEO of the international nonprofit Children of Domestic Violence, producer of the award-winning documentary The Children Next Door, and author of the New York Times bestseller Invincible: The 10 Lies You Learn Growing Up with Domestic Violence, and the Truths to Set You Free (Perigee Trade).Site / Twitter
Robert Martin is A. Watson Armour III Curator of Biological Anthropology at the Field Museum in Chicago. An eminent primatologist and evolutionary biologist, he has taught at Yale, University College London, the Musée de l’Homme and the Anthropological Institute in Zürich. He is the author of How We Do It: The Evolution and Future of Human Reproduction (Basic Books).Twitter
Amanda Rose Martinez
Amanda R. Martinez is a science writer, playwright, and multimedia producer. She is the author of Battle at the End of Eden, about the fight to preserve the most delicate environments on earth. Her articles have appeared in The New Yorker online, The Atlantic, Scientific American, and elsewhere. Her new book, Nostalgia: How the Emotion Shapes Who We Are and What We Believe, is forthcoming from St. Martin’s Press.Site
A longtime cartoonist for The New Yorker, Maslin had his first cartoon published in the magazine in 1977. He’s married to fellow cartoonist for The New Yorker, Liza Donnelly.Site
Christopher Mason writes frequently about art, design, and society for New York magazine and The New York Times and is the author of The Art of the Steal (Putnam).Site
Mark Mayer is the author of the award-winning debut short story collection Aerialists, winner of the Michener-Copernicus Prize. He holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he was a Teaching-Writing Fellow and won the Prairie Lights Prize for both fiction and poetry. From 2012-2014, he was in residence at Cornell’s Center for the Literary Arts as the Robert P. Dana Emerging Writer. His fiction has appeared in Guernica, American Short Fiction, Kenyon Review, the Colorado Review, and elsewhere, and he has written for the Modern Love column in the New York Times. Lit Hub named Aerialists on of the Most Anticipated Books of 2019.
Anna Mazhirov received her MFA in Creative Writing from Syracuse University, where she won the Joyce Carol Oates Award in Fiction. She is at work on a short story collection.
Grace Dane Mazur
Grace Dane Mazur was born in Boston, Massachusetts. She is the author of the literary non-fiction work, Hinges: Meditations on the Portals of the Imagination; the novel, Trespass; and a collection of stories, Silk. She received her MFA from the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson, and has taught at Harvard College, Harvard Extension School, and Emerson College. She served as fiction editor at Harvard Review for a decade and at Tupelo Press for seven years. Currently she is on the fiction faculty at the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson. She lives in Cambridge and Westport, Massachusetts, with her husband, the mathematician Barry Mazur.Site
Elaine McArdle is an award-winning journalist with more than 20 years of experience. She has written for the Boston Globe and Boston Globe Magazine, Harvard Law Bulletin, Northeastern Law Magazine, and many others.
Andrew G. McCabe served as deputy director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation from February 2016 to January 2018. He began his career at the FBI in 1996, working first as a street agent on the Eurasian Organized Crime Task Force. Later, he led the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division, the National Security Branch, and the Washington Field Office, and was the first director of the High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group, which developed new methods for lawfully and effectively questioning suspected terrorists.
Will McCants is a scholar of militant Islamism, a fellow at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy, director of the Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World at the Brookings Institution and founder of Jihadica.com. He is also the author of The Isis Apocalypse: The History, Strategy, and Doomsday Vision of the Islamic State (Palgrave).Twitter
An actor, a director, and a travel writer, McCarthy is known for his roles in iconic movies such as Pretty in Pink, St. Elmo’s Fire, Less Than Zero, and Weekend at Bernie’s. His book, THE LONGEST WAY HOME, was a New York Times Bestseller.
Mac McCaughan and Laura Ballance
Jeffrey D. McCausland
Dr. Jeffrey D. McCausland is an expert on defense, national security and leadership who has taught at Dickinson College, the Army War College, and the U.S. Naval Academy. A national correspondent for CBS radio, Dr. McCausland is a retired Colonel from the U.S. Army who held senior positions during the Kosovo War and the 1990-1991 Gulf War. As CEO of Diamond6 Leadership, he is the organizer of leadership workshops at battlefields including Gettysburg, Yorktown and Pearl Harbor.
With Tom Vossler, he is the author of the forthcoming book Battle Tested.
Battle Tested: Leadership Lessons from Gettysburg
Forthcoming from Post Hill Press
Kelly McClorey is a graduate of the MFA at the University of Montana. She lives in Massachusetts, and Placebo, forthcoming from Ecco, is her first novel.
Forthcoming from Ecco
Dr. Patricia McConnell
Patricia McConnell, Ph.D., is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist and an internationally renowned authority on dogs; a longtime co-host of Calling All Pets, which was syndicated on NPR; and the author of The Other End of the Leash and, most recently, For the Love of a Dog (Ballantine). Dr. McConnell is also an Adjunct Professor in Zoology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.Site / Facebook
A contributing editor at The New York Observer, McDonald has also written for Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, New York magazine, Fortune, and Esquire, among other publications.Site / Twitter
Evelyn McDonnell has been writing about popular culture for more than 30 years. She has been a pop culture writer at The Miami Herald, senior editor at The Village Voice, and associate editor at San Francisco Weekly. Her writing on music, poetry, theater, and culture has appeared in numerous publications and anthologies, including the Los Angeles Times, Ms., Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Spin, Travel & Leisure, Us, Billboard, Vibe, Interview, Black Book, and Option. She is an Associate Professor in the English Department and Director of the Journalism Program at Loyola Marymount University.Site / Twitter
- Women Who Rock: Bessie to Beyonce. Girl Groups to Riot Grrl.
- Queens of Noise: The Real Story of the Runaways
- Mamarama: A Memoir of Sex, Kids, and Rock 'n' Roll
- Army of She: Icelandic, Iconoclastic, Irrepressible Björk
- Rock She Wrote: Women Write about Rock, Pop, and Rap
Claire McDougall is the author of the novel Veil of Time (Gallery Books), named a Best Book of 2014 by POPSUGAR.Site / Twitter
Before founding the consulting firm McFarland Strategy Partners, Keith McFarland was the Dean of Pepperdine Business School and the CEO of several successful startup companies. He is the author of #1 Wall Street Journal business bestseller and the New York Times bestseller The Breakthrough Company: How Everyday Companies Become Extraordinary Performers as well as Bounce: The Art of Turning Tough Times into Triumph (Crown Business).Site
An actress best known for her roles on The Wonder Years and The West Wing, McKellar is also an internationally recognized mathematician and advocate for math education. She graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Mathematics from UCLA.Site / Twitter
Kembrew McLeod is a Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Iowa. He has published and produced several books and documentaries about music and popular culture, and his writing has appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Slate, Salon, SPIN, MOJO and Rolling Stone. Kembrew’s documentary Copyright Criminals aired on PBS’s Emmy Award-winning Independent Lens series and his 2007 book Freedom Of Expression® received an American Library Association book award. He was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar Fellowship to support the writing and research of his book The Downtown Pop Underground.Site / Twitter
- The Downtown Pop Underground
- Blondie's Parallel Lines (33 1/3)
- Pranksters: Making Mischief in the Modern World
- Cutting Across Media: Appropriation Art, Interventionist Collage, and Copyright Law
- Freedom of Expression®: Resistance and Repression in the Age of Intellectual Property
Eric J. McNulty
Eric J. McNulty is Director of Research at the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative and an Instructor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Jillian Medoff is the author of four novels, including This Could Hurt (HarperCollins, 2018), the national bestseller I Couldn’t Love You More (Grand Central), Good Girls Gone Bad (HarperCollins) and Hunger Point (HarperCollins). Hunger Point, her first novel, became the basis for an original Lifetime movie. In addition to writing fiction, Jillian has had a long career in management consulting and is currently a Senior Consultant at the Segal Group, where she advises clients on all aspects of the employee experience.Site / Facebook / Twitter
Carson Mell is an illustrator, an animator, a songwriter, a voice actor, and a writer and producer known for Silicon Valley (HBO), Eastbound and Down (HBO) and, of course, Tarantula (TBS). Oh, he also writes novels and novellas and short stories.
Forthcoming from Audible
Cherry on Top
Forthcoming from Audible
AGNI founder Askold Melnyczuk is the author of New York Times Notable Book What Is Told (Faber & Faber), Ambassador of the Dead (Counterpoint) and American Library Association Editor’s Choice The House of Widows (Graywolf). He has received a Lila Wallace–Reader’s Digest Award in Fiction, the McGinnis Award in Fiction, and several grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.Site
Marisa Meltzer is a writer based in Brooklyn. She is a columnist for The New York Times Styles section, a frequent contributor to The New Yorker, Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, New York Magazine, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal and many other national publications. She is the author of Girl Power: Feminism, Music, and Marketing in the Nineties and How Sassy Changed My Life: A Love Letter to the Greatest Teen Magazine of All Time.
This is Big
Forthcoming from Little, Brown
Jonathan Van Meter
Jonathan Van Meter is a contributing editor at Vogue magazine and author of the acclaimed book The Last Good Time (Crown Publishing Group).Twitter
Lincoln Michel is the editor-in-chief of electricliterature.com and a founding editor of Gigantic. His fiction has appeared in Granta, Oxford American, Tin House, NOON, Pushcart Prize anthology, and elsewhere. His essays and criticism have appeared in The New York Times, The Believer, Bookforum, Buzzfeed, Vice, The Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere. He is the co-editor of Gigantic Worlds, an anthology of science flash fiction, and the author of Upright Beasts, a collection of short stories (Coffee House Press, 2015). He was born in Virginia and lives in Brooklyn.Site
Paddy Miller is Professor of Managing People in Organizations at IESE Business School (Barcelona) and the co-author of Innovation As Usual (Harvard Business Review Press).Site
Robert Tate Miller
Robert Tate Miller is a successful screenwriter for NBC, ABC Family, and the Hallmark Channel and author of numerous books, most recently Forever Christmas (Thomas Nelson).Site / Facebook / Twitter
Dr. Lisa Miller
Director of Clinical Psychology at Columbia University’s Teachers College, Dr. Miller is a leader in the field of spiritual psychology, which uses spirituality in psychotherapy. She is the author of the New York Times, USA TODAY, and Publishers Weekly bestseller The Spiritual Child: The New Science on Parenting for Health and Lifelong Thriving (St. Martin’s Press).Site
Rhett Miller is a critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter known for fronting the popular alternative country band Old 97’s and as a solo artist who has released six albums. Miller has authored short stories, essays and articles that have appeared in a range of publications including Rolling Stone, Bookforum, Sports Illustrated, McSweeny’s, The Atlantic, and Salon. His first book, No More Poems!, was published by Little Brown Books for Young Readers.Site / Facebook / Twitter
SSG Travis Mills
Sergeant Travis Mills is a Bronze Star winner and a wounded warrior who lost portions of both arms and legs to an IED while on active duty in Afghanistan. Travis is now a motivational speaker and head of the Travis Mills Foundation. He is also the author of Tough as They Come (Crown).Site / Facebook / Twitter
Co-president and chief creative officer of the Entertainment Group of Guggenheim Media, Min is in charge of Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter. She was formerly the Editor-in-Chief of US Weekly and a writer for People and In Style.
Jenny Minton is a writer, editor, and literary event curator. Prior to writing full time, Minton was a book editor at several Random House imprints: Delacorte/Dell Publishing, Knopf, Broadway Books, and Vintage/Anchor Books. She is the author of a memoir, The Early Birds (Knopf, 2007), and the daughter of Walter Minton, the storied former President and Publisher of G.P. Putnam’s Sons, who first dared to publish Lolita by Vladmir Nabokov in the U.S. in 1958. Minton lives in West Hartford, CT.
Lolita in the Afterlife
Forthcoming from Vintage
Mindy Misener received an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Michigan Helen Zell Writers’ Program. She was the associate editor at the Fiction Writers Review and is currently at work on a short story collection and a novel.
Malcolm Mitchell is a star rookie for Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots and founder of “Malcolm Reads”—a charitable organization focuses on building readers in disadvantaged homes.Site
A contributor to The Atlantic, Slate, Salon, and Whisky Advocate, among other publications, Mitenbuler is the author of Bourbon Empire: The Past and Future of America’s Whiskey.
Fashion designer and culture icon, Mizrahi is the recipient of multiple CFDA awards and has designed clothes for film, theater, dance, and opera. He was the subject of the documentary film Unzipped, and currently stars as a judge on Project Runway: All-Stars. Beyond the fashion world, he performed in an off-Broadway cabaret show called Les MiZrahi and directed a recent production of “Peter and the Wolf” at the Guggenheim Museum. He is a regular host on E! and QVC, for which he launched a lifestyle collection in 2012.
John Moe is the creator and host of the award-winning podcast The Hilarious World of Depression on American Public Media. Moe has enjoyed a long career in public radio serving as host of national public radio broadcast such as Weekend America, Marketplace Tech Report and from 2010- 2015, Wits. His reporting and commentary has been heard on All Things Considered, Morning Edition., Marketplace, Day to Day, and numerous other public radio programs. His writing has appeared in many humor anthologies as well as in The New York Times Magazine, McSweeney’s, The Seattle Times, MSN and many other publications. He’s the author of three books and a much in-demand public speaker.Site / Twitter
Earl “The Pearl” Monroe
Earl “The Pearl” Monroe is a National Basketball Association legend whose unorthodox, “playground” style of play and high-flying feats on the court have had an enduring impact on the sport. Monroe was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 1990 and named to the NBA’s 50 Greatest Players list in 1996. He is also the author, with Quincy Troupe, of Earl the Pearl: My Story (Rodale).Site / Facebook / Twitter
A former writer and producer at NBC News and The Today Show, Montalbano is the author of the middle-grade novel Breakaway. She is a longtime soccer player and coach, and her writing has been featured on the New York Times’s Motherlode blog and elsewhereSite
Oscar-winning actress, Moore won an Emmy, a Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild award for her portrayal of Sarah Palin in the HBO film Game Change. Her Freckleface Strawberry books are the basis for an Off Broadway show that opened in 2010. Her book Freckleface Strawberry and the Dodgeball Bully was a New York Times Bestseller.
Internationally renowned action sports star Colten Moore’s memoir Catching the Sky (37 Ink), written with acclaimed journalist Keith O’Brien, is the true story of two brothers from a remote corner of Texas who grew up to become world-class athletes and ATV and snowmobile pioneers. In the wake of his brother Caleb’s tragic death, Colten persevered and won a gold medal in his brother’s honor at the 2014 Winter X Games. Colten repeated this accomplishment at the 2015 Winter X Games in Aspen.Facebook / Twitter
Thomas Moore is the author of the phenomenal bestseller Care of the Soul (HarperCollins), as well as fifteen other books on deepening spirituality and cultivating soul in every aspect of life. Most recently, he has published a book entitled Ageless Soul (St. Martin’s).Site / Facebook / Twitter
Tracy Moore is a Jezebel writer living in Los Angeles, and the author of the humorous guide to unexpected pregnancy, Oops! How to Rock the Mother of All Surprises (Adams Media).
Allison Moorer is an American writer and singer/songwriter who has released ten critically acclaimed albums. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing and lives in New York City and Nashville. You can learn more about her on her website: www.AllisonMoorer.com.Site
Blood: A Memoir
Forthcoming from DaCapo
Maria Mora is the Content Director at Big Sea, a web design and digital marketing firm based in St. Petersburg, Florida, and was previously the Parenting Editor at the digital media company SheKnows, where she contributed over 300 articles on topics covering feminism and health. As a queer woman and the parent of a neurodiverse child, she’s passionate about representation and inclusivity in kidlit. Maria is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
Angie Morgan is a professional speaker and trainer, executive coach and curriculum designer who works for leading companies and organizations around the globe, including Facebook, ESPN, DTE Energy, Boston Scientific, and Best Buy. She is the bestselling co-author of Leading from the Front (McGraw-Hill) and the author, with Courtney Lynch and Sean Lynch, of Spark: How to Lead Yourself and Others to Greater Success (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). She is a founding partner of the leadership consulting firm Lead Star and serves as Director for the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation.Site / Facebook / Twitter
Dr. Nick Morgan
Dr. Nick Morgan is one of America’s top communication theorists and coaches; he helps speakers find clarity in their thinking and ideas – and then deliver them with panache. His books include Give Your Speech, Change The World; Trust Me; and Power Cues.Site / Facebook / Twitter
- Give Your Speech, Change the World: How to Move Your Audience to Action
- Trust Me: Four Steps to Authenticity and Charisma
- Power Cues: The Subtle Science of Leading Groups, Persuading Others and Maximizing Your Personal Impact
- Can You Hear Me?: How to Connect with People in a Virtual World
Ann Morgan is a freelance writer and editor, formerly working for the Guardian. She blogs for Huffington Post and has written for Australian, the New Internationalist, BBC Music Magazine, the South London Press and the Literary Review. Her debut project The World Between Two Covers: Reading the Globe, which chronicles Ann’s worldwide reading journey as she samples one book from as many of the world’s 196 independent countries as she can, was published by Harvill Secker in the UK and Liveright/Norton in the US.Site / Facebook / Twitter
Kevin Morris’s debut collection of stories White Man’s Problems was praised by Tom Perrotta who called it a “revelatory collection that marks the arrival of a striking new voice in American fiction.” His critically acclaimed first novel, All Joe Knight, was longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize and heralded by USA Today as “[A] two-fisted debut novel . . . Joe is John Updike’s Rabbit Angstrom revised for the Trump era.” The co-producer of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical The Book of Mormon and the producer of the classic documentary film Hands on a Hard Body, Morris has also written for The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, and Filmaker.Site / Twitter
Jim Morris is managing editor for environment and workers’ rights at the Center for Public Integrity. A journalist since 1978, Morris has won more than 80 awards for his work, including the George Polk award, the Sidney Hillman award, three National Association of Science Writers awards, two Edward R. Murrow awards and five Texas Headliners awards.
The Cancer Factory
Forthcoming from Beacon Press
A longtime articles editor for The New Yorker, Morrison was the Editor-in-Chief of The New York Observer and a founding editor of Spy. She is the president of the Century Association.
- Thirty Ways of Looking at Hillary: Reflections by Women Writers
Untitled Lorne Michaels Biography
Forthcoming from Random House
Simon Morrison is a musicologist and cultural historian specializing in Russia, a Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Music at Princeton University and a Visiting Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Southern California. Author of, most recently, Bolshoi Confidential (Liveright/Norton) and a biography of Lina Prokofiev (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), Simon has written for The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, the London Review of Books, the TLS, and Time.Site / Twitter
Untitled Biography of Dmitri Shostakovich
Forthcoming from Liveright/Norton
Doug Most, Deputy Assistant Managing Editor of The Boston Globe, is the author of The Race Underground (St. Martin’s), a book about the dramatic competition between New York and Boston to build the first American subway, named a Best Book of 2014 by Amazon and Kirkus Reviews. It has been optioned by PBS’s prestigious American Experience.Site / Facebook / Twitter
Jason Mott’s poetry and fiction have appeared in various literary journals. He was nominated for a 2009 Pushcart Prize award and Entertainment Weekly listed him as one of their 10 “New Hollywood: Next Wave” people to watch. He is the author of two poetry collections: We Call This Thing Between Us Love and “…hide behind me…”. His debut novel, The Returned, was a New York Times Bestseller and was adapted into the ABC television series “Resurrection.” His second novel is The Wonder of All Things.
The Estate of Daniel Patrick Moynihan
Maura Moynihan, the author of Yoga Hotel, and her mother, Elizabeth, oversee the estate of her father, the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Daniel Patrick Moynihan: A Portrait In Letters was chosen by the New York Times as one of the top 20 nonfiction books of 2010 and was a Washington Post bestseller.
Liza Mundy, former Washington Post reporter and a Bernard Schwartz Fellow and Director of the Work and Family Program at the New American Foundation, is the author of the award-winning Everything Conceivable: How the Science of Assisted Reproduction is Changing Our World (Knopf), the internationally bestselling biography of Michelle Obama, Michelle (Simon & Schuster), The Richer Sex (Simon & Schuster), and Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II (Hachette Books).Site / Facebook / Twitter
Murphy is a reporter for the Metro section of The Boston Globe. She covers organized crime, homeland security, legal affairs, criminal and civil court cases, and breaking news. She graduated from Northeastern University. She is co-author of the New York Times best-seller Whitey Bulger: America’s Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice.Site / Facebook / Twitter
Kate Murphy is a frequent contributor to The New York Times and correspondent for Agence France-Presse, The Economist, and Texas Monthly. Based in Houston, she has reported from locations throughout the United States as well as worked on assignment in Mexico, South America, Europe and Asia.
You're Not Listening
Forthcoming from Celadon
Meagan B Murphy
The Fully Charged Life
Forthcoming from Tarcher Perigee
Dan Nadel is the Curator at Large for the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, University of California, Davis. He has been writing about the history of comics for 20 years, having published two histories of the medium and numerous monographs and anthologies; he was the co-editor of The Comics Journal from 2011 through 2017 and his work as a packager has been recognized with a Grammy Award, an Eisner Award, and a NEA Innovation Grant.Site / Twitter
Only Human: A Biography of R. Crumb
Forthcoming from Scribner
Dr. Napper launched his career as a Wall Street analyst, first with J.P. Morgan Investment Management in New York and, following that, with Crowell, Weedon and Company in Los Angeles. He currently leads Performance Psychology, a management psychology consultancy and his client list includes Fortune 500 companies, financial firms, non-profit organizations, universities, as well as start-ups.
Dr. Napper earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania in International Relations and pursued his master’s degree in the same field at the University of Chicago. He received his doctorate in psychology from William James College in Boston, one of the country’s preeminent colleges of applied professional psychology. As part of his doctoral training he was selected for an advanced fellowship at Harvard Medical School.Site / Twitter
The Power of Agency: The 7 Principles to Conquer Obstacles, Make Effective Decisions, and Create a Life on Your Own Terms
Forthcoming from St. Martin's Press
National Public Radio
National Public Radio is an independent, nonprofit media organization that was founded on a mission to create a more informed public. Every day, NPR connects with millions of Americans on the air, online, and in person to explore the news, ideas, and what it means to be human. Through its network of member stations, NPR makes local stories national, national stories local, and global stories personal.Site / Twitter
Shark Tank alum, entrepreneur, and proprietor of Daisy Cakes, where each homemade cake is hand-iced before being shipped from her kitchen to yours.
New York Magazine
A bi-weekly magazine, New York covers life, culture, politics, and style with a particular emphasis on New York City. In the past decade, New York has won 34 National Magazine Awards, including six General Excellence awards.Site / Twitter
Dr. Kurt Newman
The President and CEO of Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC, Dr. Newman is an expert in clinical resource management and has served as a consultant to several children’s hospitals in conjunction with the Child Health Corporation of America.
Catherine Newman is a beloved and widely read parenting blogger and author of Waiting for Birdy (Penguin) and Field Guide to Catastrophic Happiness (Little, Brown). Her work has been published in numerous publications, including The New York Times, Real Simple, O Magazine, and Whole Living.Site / Twitter
Kevin Nguyen is a senior editor at GQ. He’s written features, profiles, and criticism for the New York Times Book Review, The Paris Review, The Atlantic, The New Republic, The Millions, among others. His debut novel New Waves is forthcoming from Spiegel & Grau in spring of 2020.Twitter
Forthcoming from Spiegel & Grau
Mark Nitzberg is the Executive Director of the Center for Human Compatible Artificial Intelligence at UC Berkeley. He began studying artificial intelligence at MIT in the early ‘80s with Marvin Minsky.
The Estate of Susan Nolen-Hoeksema
Susan Nolen-Hoeksema was a Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan and Yale University, as well as an expert in the psychology of women, and noted author of, among other titles, Women Who Think Too Much (Henry Holt).
A renowned soprano who has performed with the world’s most storied opera companies, including the Orchestre de Paris, and the Philharmonics of Los Angeles, New York, Berlin, and London, Norman is the youngest winner of a Kennedy Center Honor, has earned a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and received the National Medal of the Arts from President Barack Obama.
A longtime copy editor for The New Yorker, Norris writes frequently for their “Page-Turner” blog.
Chris and Emily Norton
Gravely injured former football player Chris Norton and his wife Emily are an in-demand motivational speakers with a message of hope, resilience and faith.Site / Twitter
Stephen Nowicki is Professor of Psychology Emeritus at Emory University and a leading expert in the study of internal and external personality traits (Locus of Control). He has consulted for major companies, lectured around the world, and appeared on countless media programs, including The Oprah Winfrey Show. He is the author of over 350 publications and the author or co-author of seven books, including Choice or Chance: Understanding Your Locus of Control and Why It Matters (Prometheus).
Matthew Neill Null
Matthew Neill Null is the author of the novel Honey from the Lion and the award-winning story collection Allegheny Front, both set in his native West Virginia. He is the winner of the Joseph Brodsky Rome Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Mary McCarthy Prize for Short Fiction, and the Michener–Copernicus Society of America Award. Jaimy Gordon, winner of the National Book Award, praised Null as “bound to become one of the most admired and influential fiction writers of his generation.” His stories have appeared in both The PEN /O. Henry Prize Stories and The Best American Mystery Stories. Null holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and was a fellow at The Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center.Site / Facebook
Seasoned journalist Keith O’Brien is author of Outside Shot: Big Dreams, Hard Times, and One County’s Quest for Basketball Greatness (St. Martin’s Press), praised by the New York Times Book Review as “a reporting tour de force and an utterly gripping account,” and co-author of Winter X Games Gold Medalist Colten Moore’s Catching the Sky (37 Ink). He has written for The Boston Globe, Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, Runner’s World, USA Today, and others, has been a regular correspondent on several National Public Radio shows, and is a recipient of the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism.Site / Twitter
Vanessa O’Brien is a British-American mountain climber, explorer, public speaker and former business executive. As a result of her dual nationalities, she simultaneously became the first American woman and the first British woman to climb K2 on July 28, 2017 when, on her third attempt, she successfully led a team of 12 members to the summit and back. In 2018, she received Explorer of the Year from the Scientific Exploration Society for her efforts. She is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, a Fellow of the Explorers Club, and a Member of the Scientific Exploration Society (SES).Site / Twitter
The Last Mountain
Forthcoming from Atria
Norah O’Donnell, author of New York Times bestseller Baby Love (with her husband, Chef Geoff Tracy), spent a decade as MSNBC Chief White House Correspondent and as a contributing correspondent for NBC’S “Today” show, and is now the beloved co-anchor of “CBS This Morning” which has an audience of more than 3 million American viewers. She is also a frequent contributor to Face the Nation, The CBS Evening News, and 60 Minutes. Ms. O’Donnell is writing a book about women and leadership.Twitter
The youngest ever recipient of an Oscar for her role in Paper Moon, O’Neal’s first book, A PAPER LIFE, was a New York Times Bestseller. She appeared on Rescue Me and produced and starred in the OWN show Lost and Found with her father Ryan O’Neal.
Norah O’Donnell is co-host of “CBS This Morning” and is also a contributor to “60 Minutes”. Prior to that, she served as CBS News’ Chief White House Correspondent. With Geoff Tracy, Norah O’Donnell is the author of NYT bestseller, Baby Love.
Our Family Kitchen
Forthcoming from Simon & Schuster
Eric M. O’Neill
Eric is the founder of The Georgetown Group, a premier investigative and security consultancy, where he specializes in counterintelligence and counterterrorism operations, as well as investigations into economic espionage and cyber security penetrations. He also serves as the National Security Strategist for Carbon Black, the leader of next gen. endpoint protection, where he works on cyber security issues. Eric was formerly an FBI undercover operative, and he earned a JD from George Washington University Law School.Site / Facebook / Twitter
Barry O’Reilly is a business advisor, entrepreneur, and author who has pioneered the intersection of business model innovation, product development, organizational design, and culture transformation. Barry is co-author of the international bestseller Lean Enterprise: How High Performance Organizations Innovate at Scale and an internationally sought-after speaker, frequent writer and contributor to The Economist, Strategy+Business, and MIT Sloan Management Review.
Chef and raconteur. Forbes 30 under 30, Zagat 30 under 30, Top Chef alum.
Mark Oppenheimer is editor at large of the Jewish online magazine Tablet, founder and co-host of the podcast Unorthodox, and director of Yale University’s Journalism Initiative. For six years, he wrote the biweekly “Beliefs” column at the New York Times; he continues to write regularly for the New York Times Magazine, the LA Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, The Atlantic, and The Nation, among others.Site
The founder of O Pictures, Oreck produced hundreds of music videos, many iconic, including for Prince, Madonna, Janet Jackson, Mick Jagger, Chris Isaak, and Sheila E, among many others.
D. Wystan Owen
D. Wystan Owen is the author of the story collection Other People’s Love Affairs, set in the fictional seaside town of Glass on the English coast. Praising the collection, Garth Greenwell wrote, “Owen writes exquisite stories that lodge somewhere in my chest and keep detonating—loudly, devastatingly.” From Yiyun Li: “Writing in the tradition of Chekhov, William Trevor, and Alice Munro, Owen’s stories remind us that the thrills and the dangers of living oftentimes go hand-in-hand with the everydayness of life.” And from Pam Houston, “This book is strong medicine for a heart-broken world.” Owen received his MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He is at work on a novel, A Disorderly House.
Alice Ozma graduated from Rowan University in the spring of 2010. A New York Times article about the author and her father, a children’s book librarian who read to her every night from the time she was in the 4th grade until the day she left for college, 3,218 nights in all, generated intense public and media interest. Alice Ozma’s first book, The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books We Shared, is published by Grand Central.Site / Facebook / Twitter
Angela V. Paccione
Angela V. Paccione is senior director of client partnerships at Verus Global. She is coauthor of ONE Team.
Jung H. Pak has held senior positions at the Central Intelligence Agency and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and is now a senior fellow and the SK-Korea Foundation Chair in Korea Studies at Brookings Institution’s Center for East Asia Policy Studies where she focuses on the national security challenges facing the United States and East Asia, including North Korea’s weapons of mass destruction (WMD) capabilities. Prior to her work in national security, Pak taught history at Hunter College in New York City and studied in South Korea as a Fulbright Scholar. She has written for and appeared in numerous publications, interviews, documentaries, and podcasts and writes for The New York Times, The Financial Times and Foreign Affairs, among others.
The Education of Kim Jong-Un
Forthcoming from Ballantine
Angela Palm is the author of the award-winning Riverine: A Memoir from Anywhere but Here. In praise of Riverine, bestselling author Leslie Jamison wrote, “Angela Palm’s gorgeous candor sings urgently through these pages, her prose a tuning fork offering frequencies I’d never heard before.” In a starred review, Publishers Weekly raved, “Combining lyrical prose with a haunting narrative, Palm recounts a story filled with secret longings, family history, and musings on what might have been…this is a memoir to linger over, savor and study.” And Bill Roorbach described Riverine as “a stop-and-think kind of book, and a stay-up-all-night kind of book…heartfelt but literary, blunt but poetic, moving and wise, funny, too.”
Panos A. Panay is V.P for Innovation and Strategy at Berklee College of Music, and the founder and managing director of the Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship (BerkleeICE).
A former CEO of Reddit and junior partner at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Pao is a cofounder of the Project Include diversity-in-tech initiative.
Forthcoming from Spiegel & Grau.
Patricia Park is the author of the debut novel Re Jane, a contemporary Korean-American retelling of Jane Eyre (Pamela Dorman Books/Penguin-Viking). Her essays have been published in the New York Times, the Guardian, and Slice Magazine, among others.Site / Facebook / Twitter
Adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s School of Medicine, where he teaches a course on biological threats to food and agriculture, Parker has formerly served as Acting Director of Homeland Security for the Agricultural Research Service of USDA. He holds a PhD in biological oceanography and has published and lectured on bio- and agroterrorism.
A writer who began his career while in Arizona State Prison, Parker received a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Columbia University.
Amie Parnes is the White House correspondent for The Hill newspaper in Washington, DC, where she covers the Obama Administration. A ten-year veteran of political journalism, she has worked for Politico and appears frequently on MSNBC, CNN, Fox News and other networks. Together with Jon Allen of Bloomberg News, she is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign, and the New York Times and USA Today bestseller HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton (Crown).Site / Twitter
Deval L. Patrick
Deval Patrick was reelected to a second term as Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in November 2010. Guided by the advice of his grandmother to “hope for the best and work for it,” Governor Patrick entered office in 2006, a first-time candidate propelled by an unprecedented grassroots campaign. Patrick came to Massachusetts in 1970 at the age of 14. A motivated student despite the difficult circumstances of poor and sometimes violent Chicago schools, he was awarded a scholarship to Milton Academy through A Better Chance, a Boston-based organization. He is a graduate of Harvard College, the first in his family to attend college, and of Harvard Law School. After clerking for a federal judge, he led a successful career in the private sector as an attorney and business executive, rising to partner at two Boston law firms and to senior executive positions at Texaco and Coca-Cola. In 1994, President Clinton appointed Patrick as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, the nation’s top civil rights post. Patrick has served on corporate and not-for-profit boards, is the recipient of several honorary degrees, is a Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute, and is the author of two books, A Reason to Believe: Lessons from an Improbable Life and Faith in the Dream: A Call to the Nation to Reclaim American Values.Site / Facebook / Twitter
Marilyn Paul, Ph.D., is a coach, speaker, and workshop leader who helps people manage time, unclutter their homes and workplaces, and reevaluate what is most important to them in life. She is the author of It’s Hard to Make a Difference When You Can’t Find Your Keys (Viking/Penguin) and An Oasis in Time (Rodale), which addresses the problem of chronic overwhelm and how we can recalibrate our lives to secure regular periods of rest and renewal—and thus create deep positive change.Site / Facebook
ACM serves as a consult and agency of record for the internationally recognized media brand.Site
Patricia Pearson is an award-winning author and the recipient of three Canadian National Magazine Awards, the Arthur Ellis Award for best Canadian nonfiction crime writing, and a North American Travel Journalism Association award. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Toronto Life, Reader’s Digest, The Toronto Star, National Post, The Guardian, The New York Times, More, The Globe and Mail, The Daily Telegraph, Business Week, NPR, CBC Television, The History Channel, and TV Ontario, among many others. In 2003, she was a finalist for the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour, Canada’s version of the Mark Twain prize.Site
Forthcoming from Random House Canada
- Opening Heaven's Door: What the Dying Are Trying to Say About Where They’re Going
- A Brief History of Anxiety: Yours and Mine
- Area Woman Blows Gasket: And Other Tales from the Domestic Frontier
- Believe Me
- Playing House
- When She Was Bad: How And Why Women Get Away With Murder
A contributor to Rolling Stone, Details, Spin, and the New York Times, Peisner is also the co-author of Professional Idiot by Stephen “Steve-O” Glover.
Nominated for an Oscar for her performance in Peter Weir’s Fearless, Perez was nominated for two Emmy’s for her choreography on In Living Color. Her film work includes Do The Right Thing and White Men Can’t Jump, and her theater works includes Terrence McNally’s Frankie And Johnny in the Clair de Lune. Perez is the Artistic Chair of Urban Arts Partnership.
A screenwriter and performer, Perry hosts the Moth Story Slam in Los Angeles and is a two-time GrandSlam winner. He’s written and sold several screenplays and has been published in the New York Times, McSweeney’s, and College Humor, among other publications.
Justin Peters, a reporter for Slate, is currently writing The Idealists, an investigation of the case of Aaron Swartz, the activist and computer expert who committed suicide after the US government began prosecuting him for data theft (Scribner).Site / Twitter
Jeremy W. Peters
Jeremy W. Peters is a reporter in the Washington bureau of The New York Times who covers politics, with a focus on the conservative movement. In his decade at the paper, he has written about media, the financial markets, New York and chronicled his travels around the world.
Insurgency: The Inside Story of the Battle for the Soul of the Republican Party
Forthcoming from Crown
Bestselling author of The Manny, The Idea of Him, and Smoke & Fire, Peterson was a producer for ABC News, and a writer and contributing editor for Newsweek.Site
Brenda Peynado is a Dominican-American writer whose stories have received an O. Henry Prize, a Pushcart Prize, a Nelson Algren Award from the Chicago Tribune, a Fulbright grant, and other awards and have appeared in journals such as Tor.com, The Georgia Review, Lightspeed, The Southern Review, The Threepenny Review, Epoch, Kenyon Review online, and elsewhere. A graduate of the MFA at Florida State University and the PhD at the University of Cincinnati, she currently teaches fiction and screenwriting at the University of Central Florida’s BA and MFA programs.Site
The Rock Eaters
Forthcoming from Penguin
Longtime Professor of English at Georgetown University, Pfordresher has written about various pre-Raphaelite writers. He is also a member of the National Council of Teachers of English.
Liz Phair is a Grammy-nominated musician and one of music’s most influential artists and feminist pioneer. Her debut record, Exile in Guyville, is considered a landmark in rock music and appears in countless critics “best-of” lists, including, Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time lists. She has written for The New York Times and The Atlantic.
Forthcoming from Random House
Dominica Phetteplace is a math tutor who writes fiction and poetry. She has been awarded a Pushcart Prize and fellowships from I-Park, the Deming Fund and the MacDowell Colony.Site
Carol Piasente’s novel Isola d’Elba was named first runner up in the 20th annual James Jones First Novel Fellowship.Site
Critically acclaimed actor and social advocate, Pierce is best known for his work as detective Bunk Moreland in The Wire, trombonist Antoine Batiste in Treme, and Michael Davenport in Waiting to Exhale.
TV host and rock DJ, Pinfield is considered a taste-maker by music industry heavyweights and rock stars alike.
Seasoned executive Joe Plumeri is currently vice chairman of the First Data Board of Directors, senior advisor to First Data chairman and CEO Frank Bisignano, and head of First Data’s client delivery, innovation, and marketing organization. He is also the author of The Power of Being Yourself: A Game Plan for Success (Da Capo).Site / Facebook / Twitter
Dr. Deborah Plummer
Dr. Deborah Plummer is a psychology professor and diversity management thought leader who currently serves as Vice Chancellor Diversity & Inclusion/Chief Diversity Officer at UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care. Dr. Plummer is a nationally recognized authority on cross-racial friendships, racial identity development, and managing diverse work environments.
Letty Cottin Pogrebin
One of the founding editors of Ms. Magazine, Pogrebin has published nine books, including DEBORAH, GOLDA, And ME: Being Female And Jewish In America; the memoir GETTING OVER GETTING OLDER; and the novel THREE DAUGHTERS. She won an Emmy for her contribution to Free To Be…You And Me.
Abigail Pogrebin is a former producer for 60 Minutes and contributing editor to Talk and Brill’s Content. She has written for New York magazine, the New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar, Tablet, The Forward, and Good Housekeeping, and hosts an interview series at the JCC of Manhattan called “What Everyone’s Talking About.” She is the author of the New York Times bestselling book Stars of David (Broadway), One and the Same (Doubleday), and most recently My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew (Fig Tree Books).Site / Twitter
William Pollack is a Harvard professor, co-director of the Center for Men at McLean Hospital and author of the major New York Times bestseller Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood (Random House).Site
The Editor-in-Chief of Art in America, Pollock reported on the art world for The New York Sun and Bloomberg.Site / Twitter
Joe Pompeo is the media correspondent for Vanity Fair, where he writes for the publication’s mega-buzzy news brand, The Hive, as well as contributing features for the print magazine. Before that, Pompeo was at Politico, where he created the influential newsletter Morning Media. Pompeo also had stints at Yahoo News, Business Insider, and The New York Observer. He is a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism and Rutgers College. Pompeo lives in New Jersey with his family.Twitter
Blood and Ink
Forthcoming from Morrow
Miguel Trinidad and Nicole Ponseca
Owner and executive chef of the Filipino restaurants Jeepney and Maharlika, Ponseca and Trinidad won Time Out Magazine New York City’s Best Restaurant and Battle of the Burger in 2014.
Michael Poore’s short fiction has appeared in Glimmer Train, Southern Review, Agni, Fiction, and Asimov’s. His story “The Street of the House of the Sun” was selected for The Year’s Best Nonrequired Reading 2012. His first novel, Up Jumps the Devil, was hailed by The New York Review of Books as “an elegiac masterpiece.” Poore lives in Highland, Indiana, with his wife, poet and activist Janine Harrison, and their daughter, Jianna.
Dan Pope is the author of the novels In the Cherry Tree (Picador) and Housebreaking (Simon & Schuster). He received the Glen Schaeffer Award from the International Institute of Modern Letters and a grant in fiction from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts and attended the Iowa Writer’s Workshop on a Truman Capote Fellowship.Site
Fashion designer, Creative director of Brooks Brothers, and self taught chef, Zac Posen has received many awards including the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s Swarovski’s Perry Ellis Award for Womenswear. He is also a judge on the hit television show, Project Runway.
Parker Posey is an actress known for her roles in Christopher Guest movies like Party Girl, Broken English, Woody Allen’s Irrational Man, Best in Show, and Waiting for Guffman. Posey first broke into Hollywood with her iconic role in Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused.
An investigative journalist and author, Posner has written twelve books, including the New York Times bestsellers, CASE CLOSED: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination of JFK, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer in History, WHY AMERICA SLEPT: The Failure to Prevent 9/11, and GOD’S BANKERS: A History of Money and Power at the Vatican. His wife, author, Trisha Posner, works with him on all his projects.
- God’s Bankers: A History of Money and Power at the Vatican
Forthcoming from Simon & Schuster in 2018
Daily Beast columnist and contributor to Forbes, The Atlantic, The Economist, and elsewhere, Poulos has appeared as a commentator on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher and MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes. He earned his PhD from Georgetown University, where he conducted research as a fellow of the Tocqueville Forum and the Bradley Foundation.
Lindsay Powers is the former editor in chief of Yahoo Parenting (where she spearheaded the super viral #NoShameParenting movement) and lifestyle director of the Yahoo homepage. Her work has appeared everywhere from The New York Post to Cosmo, and she’s appeared as a spokesperson on Good Morning America, Today, and many other nation-wide shows. She’s currently the VP of lifestyle and entertainment at SiriusXM, and lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two sons.
One of the nation’s most notable music critics, Ann Powers has been writing for The Record, NPR’s blog about finding, making, buying, sharing and talking about music, since April 2011. Powers served as chief pop music critic at the Los Angeles Timesfrom 2006 until she joined NPR; prior to the Los Angeles Times, she was senior critic at Blender, a pop critic at The New York Times, and a senior editor at The Village Voice. The co-author of Tori Amos’ New York Times bestselling memoir, she won the 42nd annual ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award in 2010.Twitter
Forthcoming from Ecco
- Good Booty: Love and Sex, Black and White, Body and Soul in American Music
- Tori Amos: Piece by Piece
- Weird Like Us: My Bohemian America
- Rock She Wrote: Women Write about Rock, Pop, and Rap
Jaideep Prabhu is the Jawaharlal Nehru Professor of Indian Business and Enterprise at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. He works with executives from ABN Amro, Bertelsmann, BP, BT, IBM, ING Bank, Nokia, Philips, Roche, Shell, Vodafone, and Xerox on breakthrough growth strategies and is the co-author of several books about frugal innovation, including Jugaad Innovation (Wiley) and Frugal Innovation (Profile Books/Economist Books).Site / Twitter
The Estate of Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley is one of the most influential pop culture figures of the 20th century. Often referred to as the “King of Rock and Roll”, Elvis’ commanding voice and charismatic stage presence unleashed a musical and cultural revolution that changed the world forever. Over the course of his career, Elvis was nominated for 14 Grammy Awards (3 wins), sold over 1 billion records world-wide, received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and was named One of the Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Nation by the United States Jaycees. In addition to his musical accolades, Elvis starred in 33 films and made numerous television appearances. Today Elvis continues to inspire musicians, fashion designers, and social influencers and captivate audiences around the world.
Nicki Pau Preto
Founder of the private security firm Blackwater, Prince served as the company’s CEO and Chairman of the Board. He is a former Navy SEAL and worked closely with the US government in its anti-terrorism efforts.
Eric Prum and Josh Williams
Williams and Prum are the founders of W&P Design, an innovative food and beverage company based in Brooklyn, NY, composed of a growing group of individuals passionate about the intersection of food and design.Site
Owner of Regalis Foods, a Brooklyn-based purveyor of exotic foods with an extensive client list of Michelin star restaurants, Purkayastha founded his first truffle company in his home state of Arkansas when he was 15 years old.
Nick Pyenson is an award-winning paleontologist at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. His work has taken him to every continent, and his scientific discoveries frequently appear in the New York Times, NPR, the Washington Post, and the BBC. His first book, Spying on Whales, describes his adventures studying the past, present, and future of whales.Site / Twitter
Hanna Pylväinen is the author of the novel We Sinners, which received the Whiting Writers’ Award and the Balcones Fiction Prize. National Book Award winner Jaimy Gordon called We Sinners “A début of dazzling economy, precision, and reach.” And Andrea Barrett, winner of the National Book Award declared it “a brilliant, kaleidoscopic family portrait.” Plyväinen’s work has appeared in The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Harper’s, The Chicago Tribune, and elsewhere. She was a Writing Fellow at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center and an Arts Fellow at Princeton University. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.Site / Facebook
A documentary filmmaker and screenwriter, Rader wrote the screenplay for Waterworld.
Psychologist and corporate consultant, Radin is the founder of UNLEASHED an innovative NYC based after-school program That transforms the lives of middle school girls by involving them in all aspects of puppy rescue.
Navi Radjou is an innovation and leadership strategist based in Silicon Valley and a World Economic Forum faculty member. He advises C-level executives worldwide on breakthrough growth strategies and is the co-author of several books about frugal innovation, including Jugaad Innovation (Wiley) and Frugal Innovation (Profile Books/Economist Books).Site / Twitter
Anne Raeff is the author of the novel Clara Mondschein’s Melancholia and the short story collection The Jungle Around Us, which won the 2015 Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. Her stories have been published in journals such as The New England Review, Zyzzyva, and Oa.Site / Facebook
Bryan Rafanelli is the founder, president, and creative director of Rafanelli Events, a full-service event design, strategy, planning, and production company with more than 100 events annually in venues around the world, and has planned 13 events under the Obama administration at The White House along with numerous charity events and weddings. Headquartered in Boston, Rafanelli Events also has offices in New York City, Washington, DC and Palm Beach.Site
Steve Ramirez is a Junior Fellow at Harvard University and an Assistant Professor of Neuroscience at Boston University, where he is also the principal investigator of the Ramirez Group. His work in artificially manipulating memories has appeared in Science and Nature, and has been covered by The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and TIME Magazine. Steve has won numerous teaching and science awards, including the Smithsonian Magazine’s “American Ingenuity” award, a Forbes “30 Under 30” award, and National Geographic Society’s Emerging Explorer award, and he has also delivered a TED talk.
Project Total Recall
Forthcoming from Riverhead Books
Ladette Randolph is the author of two novels: A Sandhills Ballad, selected as a New York Times Editors Choice; and Haven’s Wake, praised by Booklist: “Randolph thoughtfully contemplates truth in a world of evasiveness.” Her debut short story collection, This Is Not the Tropics, was hailed by the reviewer for Publishers Weekly as “utterly remarkable…Quite honestly, this is the finest collection I’ve seen in years.” Randolph’s most recent book is the memoir Leaving the Pink House. A recipient of a Pushcart Prize and the Rona Jaffe Writers’ Award, she is the editor of Ploughshares magazine and teaches at Emerson College.Site
Dr. Anthony Rao holds a Ph.D. in psychology from Vanderbilt University. For more than 20 years, he worked in the Department of Psychiatry at Boston Children’s Hospital and served as Instructor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Rao has been a featured expert on documentaries for MTV and the A&E Network, and has been interviewed for articles in The New Yorker, The Boston Globe, The Washington Times, The Chicago Tribune, and Parents Magazine, among several others. His editorial letters and opinions have appeared in a wide range of publications including Newsweek, Scientific American, The New York Times, and New York Magazine.
Dr. Rao has lectured extensively at universities, including Tufts University, Emerson College, and Boston University. He regularly presents at conferences, parenting groups, and conducts workshops for professionals around the country who work with children and young adults.Site / Facebook / Twitter
- The Way of Boys: Promoting the Social and Emotional Development of Young Boys
The Power of Agency: The 7 Principles to Conquer Obstacles, Make Effective Decisions, and Create a Life on Your Own Terms
Forthcoming from St Martin's Press
June Diane Raphael
June Diane Raphael is a actress, screenwriter, producer, comedian, and podcaster known for her reoccurring role of Brianna on the TV show Grace and Frankie and her podcast, How Did This Get Made?
Rebecca Rasmussen is the author of the novels Evergreen (Knopf, 2014) and The Bird Sisters (Crown, 2011). Her stories have appeared in or have won prizes from TriQuarterly, The Mid-American Review, Narrative Magazine, Glimmer Train, and elsewhere.Site
Co-founder of The Atavist, a boutique digital publisher of nonfiction, and a co-writer of Safe: The Race to Protect Ourselves in a Newly Dangerous World, Ratliff has written for Wired, The New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, and ReadyMade, among other publications.
Real Sports Entertainment Network
Real Sports Entertainment Network delivers news and analysis on everything in sports.Site
A writer-at-large for Vanity Fair, Reginato has written for Architectural Digest, Harper’s Bazaar, and Sotheby’s, among other publications. He also worked as Features Director at W Magazine.
A longtime conservationist and an economist at Nia Tero, John Reid has had his writing published in the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Scientific American, and elsewhere.
Forthcoming from Norton
Michael Relth is a veteran animator based in Los Angeles.Site
Picture Book by Dog
Forthcoming from Little, Brown
Teófilo Reyes is Research Director for both ROC-United and the Food Labor Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley. Over the last seven years at ROC, Teofilo has led the production of over 30 research studies on the restaurant industry, compiling tens of thousands of surveys of restaurant workers, hundreds of interviews with both workers and employers, and extensive government data analysis.
Forthcoming from The New Press
Rhodeen is a practicing lawyer in New Haven, a lecturer at the Yale Child Study Center, and a former counsel to the New Haven Police Department. Before becoming an attorney, Rhodeen worked as a newspaper reporter and a teacher.
The New York Post’s eminent theatre critic since 1998, Riedel co-hosts the weekly talk show Theatre Talk on PBS. He also played himself on the TV show Smash.
Travis N. Rieder
A bioethicist on the faculty of the Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University, Travis Rieder’s essays and opinion pieces have been published in The Washington Post, Wired Magazine, The New Republic, and The Guardian among others. He is a leading voice on the prescription opioid crisis and how to solve it while also caring for those who need relief from acute and chronic pain.
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche brings more than 2,500 years of Buddhist wisdom and teachings to the modern spiritual seeker by connecting ancient worlds with new people, cultures, attitudes, and lifestyles. He was born in Taiwan, grew up in America, and joined Gaden Monastery, India in 1988. He now resides in Malaysia as spiritual advisor to Kechara.
Amanda Ripley is a contributing writer at the Atlantic, a senior fellow at the Emerson Collective and the author of The Smartest Kids in the World—and How They Got That Way, a New York Times bestseller. Her first book, The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes—and Why, was published in 15 countries and turned into a PBS documentary.
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- The Smartest Kids in the World—and How They Got That Way
- The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes—and Why
Forthcoming from Simon & Schuster
Food writer Sara Roahen is the author of Gumbo Tales: Finding My Place at the New Orleans Table (Norton).
Alice Robb is a columnist for New York‘s “Science of Us,” and has written for The New Republic, The New Statesman, Elle, Foreign Policy, Vice, Fusion, Women in the World, and New York‘s “Vulture” and “The Cut.” Her work has also run online in Slate, CNN, The Week, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, and Town & Country. In 2013, she graduated from Oxford with a BA in Archaeology and Anthropology.Twitter
The Power of Dreams
Forthcoming in 2018 from Eamon Dolan Books
A former fashion editor of Vanity Fair and The New Yorker, Roberts is an artist, illustrator, photographer, and stylist whose work also appears in Tatler, Italian Vogue, and other international publications.
Victoria L. Roberts
Victoria L. Roberts is president at Verus Global, responsible for the execution and scaling of growth strategy.
Dr. Barbara Roberts
Dr. Barbara Roberts was the first female adult cardiologist to practice in the state of Rhode Island, and she became director of the Women’s Cardiac Center at the Miriam Hospital. She was featured on the popular podcast “Crimetown” because of her heart patient Raymond Patriarca, Sr., the notorious boss of the Patriarca crime family.
Mother of bestselling authors John Elder Robison and Augusten Burroughs, Robison has published six volumes of poetry.Site
A multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning music producer, songwriter, and member of Chic, Rodgers has written and produced for Madonna, David Bowie, Diana Ross, Duran Duran, Cyndi Lauper, Peter Gabriel, Sheena Easton, Jeff Beck, and Mick Jagger, among many others and is a 2014 Grammy Award winner for Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Get Lucky.”Site
Judith Rodin, Ph.D., is president of The Rockefeller Foundation and former president of the University of Pennsylvania and provost of Yale University. She is the author of more than 200 academic articles and has written or co-written 15 books, including the widely praised The Resilience Dividend (Public Affairs). She has been named one of Crain’s 50 Most Powerful Women in New York and one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s 100 Most Powerful Women for 3 consecutive years.Site
Andrew Roe is the author of The Miracle Girl (Algonquin Books) and Where You Live (Engine Books). His fiction has been published in Tin House, One Story, The Sun, Glimmer Train, Slice, The Cincinnati Review, and other publications, as well as the anthologies 24 Bar Blues (Press 53) and Where Love Is Found (Washington Square Press). His nonfiction has been published in the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Salon.com, and elsewhere. He lives in Oceanside, California, with his wife and three children.Site
Karin Roffman has taught literature at Yale, West Point, and Bard, and is the author of From the Modernist Annex and The Songs We Know Best: John Ashbery’s Early Life, forthcoming from Farrar, Straus & Giroux. She lives in New Haven, Connecticut.
Stephanie Rohr is best known in the craft world as stephXstitch. Stephanie’s designs juxtapose traditional florals and folk-art motifs with a modern twist. Her samplers range from curse words to cheeky sayings, from pop culture quotes to feminist slogans. All of Stephanie’s designs are made to be not only thought-provoking but also visually interesting, intricate, and beautiful. Stephanie lives in Chicago. When not stitching, she works in theatre as an actor and a director. She is also a singer, pianist, musical arranger and vocal coach, and she sings with the bands The Moxie Sisters and The Bangers.Site
James Romm is an author, reviewer, and the James H. Ottaway Jr. Professor of Classics at Bard College in Annandale, NY. His books include Ghost on the Throne, Dying Every Day, and the forthcoming Love’s Warriors, and his writing on the ancient world has appeared in The New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Review of Books, and the Daily Beast, among others.
An online magazine for teenage girls, Rookiemag.com received more than one million page views within six days of its debut in 2011. It was founded by eighteen-year-old media entrepreneur, writer, actor, and tastemaker Tavi Gevinson.
David Rose is the scientist, technology visionary, and serial entrepreneur who helped bring to market Guitar Hero, one of the highest grossing video games in entertainment history. He is an contributor and collaborator at MIT’s fabled Media Lab, CEO of Ditto Labs, and author of Enchanted Objects (Scribner).Site / Twitter
Leonard Rosen is the author of the award-winning novel All Cry Chaos (Permanent Press), which was translated into 10 languages, and its prequel The Tenth Witness (Permanent Press). A beloved college math professor based in Massachusetts, Leonard has contributed radio commentaries to Boston’s NPR station, written best-selling textbooks on writing, and taught writing at Harvard University.
John J. Ross
John J. Ross, M.D., is a physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School as well as the author of Shakespeare’s Tremor and Orwell’s Cough: Medical Lives of Great Writers (St. Martin’s Press).
Tracy Ross, former Senior Editor of Backpacker Magazine and winner of the 2008 National Magazine Award and the 2008 Folio Magazine Award, is the author of the memoir The Source of All Things (Free Press). Her work has appeared in two prestigious collected volumes, The Best American Sports Writing and The Best American Magazine Writing.Site / Facebook / Twitter
Craig Ross is CEO at Verus Global. He is coauthor of ONE Team, Degrees of Strength, and Stomp the Elephant in the Office.
One of the world’s most sought-after teachers of transcendental meditation, Roth is Cofounder and Executive Director of the David Lynch Foundation, a nonprofit charity whose mission is to bring meditation to those in need.
Founder and CEO of The Rothkopf Group, David Rothkopf was the Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade in the Clinton administration, and, since, he has been a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a visiting professor at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and CEO of the Foreign Policy Group. A prolific author and journalist, he is also a co-host of the Deep State Radio podcast on Washington politics.Twitter
- National Insecurity: American Leadership in an Age of Fear
- Running the World: The Inside Story of the National Security Council and the Architects of American Power
- Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World They Are Making
- Power, Inc.: The Epic Rivalry Between Big Business and Government—and the Reckoning That Lies Ahead
Trump or Treason
Forthcoming from Thomas Dunne Books
The Estate of Hazel Rowley
Hazel Rowley was the highly acclaimed author of numerous books including Tête à Tête: The Tumultuous Lives & Loves of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre (HarperCollins) and Franklin and Eleanor: An Extraordinary Marriage (Farrar, Straus & Giroux).Site
Jennifer Rubin writes reported opinion for The Washington Post. She covers politics and policy, foreign and domestic, and provides insight into the conservative movement, the Republican and Democratic parties, and threats to Western democracies. Rubin, who is also an MSNBC contributor, came to The Post after three years with Commentary magazine. Prior to her career in journalism, Rubin practiced labor law for two decades. She is a mother of two sons and lives in Northern Virginia.Site / Twitter
Forthcoming from William Morrow
A novelist, playwright, and screenwriter, Rudnick has written three books and frequently writes for The New Yorker. His articles and essays have also appeared in the New York Times, Vogue, Esquire, Vanity Fair, and Spy. His screenplays include InandOut and Addams Family Values, and his plays include I Hate Hamlet. Using the pseudonym Libby Gelman-Waxner, Rudnick wrote film criticism for Premiere magazine.
Laurie Ruettimann is a former human resources leader turned writer, speaker, and entrepreneur known for her commonsense style and straightforward approach to workforce issues. A former HR executive, she is the creator of The Cynical Girl and Punk Rock HR websites and the host of the “Let’s Fix Work” podcast.Site / Twitter
Let's Fix Work
Forthcoming from Henry Holt
An award-winning journalist, Rufus is the author of several books including STUCK: Why We Can’t (or Won’t) Move On and PARTY OF ONE: A Loner’s Manifesto.
Author and Speaker SQuire Rushnell is a former Vice President of ABC Family Programs and author of the bestselling God Winks series (Simon & Schuster, Thomas Nelson, Howard Books). His most recent books are Divine Alignment: How Godwink Moments Guide Your Journey and Godwink Stories: A Devotional (Howard Books).Site / Facebook / Twitter
A professor at Occidental College, Russell has a Ph.D. in American history and has taught at Columbia University and The New School.Site / Twitter
Professor of History and Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Utica, Russell is the author of Open Standards and the Digital Age: History, Ideology, and Networks (Cambridge University Press, 2014), and his work has appeared in Slate, the Washington Post, Aeon, the New York Times, and elsewhere.
After Innovation: Maintenance and the Next American Reconstruction
Forthcoming from Currency
Francine Russo is a recognized expert and speaker on relationship dynamics in the over-55 generation. She has been reporting on and writing about family, relationships, and social trends for publications such as The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times Magazine, O Magazine, Self, and Glamour and was Time magazine’s Boomer expert and wrote regularly for its “Generations” section. Her book They’re Your Parents, Too!: How Adult Siblings Can Survive Their Parents Aging without Driving Each Other Crazy was hailed as “groundbreaking” by Jane Brody of the New York Times.
Love After 50
Forthcoming from Simon & Schuster
Robin Ryan is a career counselor who has been advising clients on improving their lives for over 25 years. She was called “the leading job search expert in America today” by NPR. A bestselling author, she has appeared on Oprah, Dr. Phil, CNN, NBC Nightly News, Fox, and NPR discussing career, job search, and post-retirement life/work issues.Site / Facebook / Twitter
Anjali Sachdeva’s fiction and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Sonora Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Gulf Coast, Northern Woman, Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011, and The Yale Review. She has worked as a journalist in the United States and Ireland, and has an MFA in fiction from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She currently lives and teaches creative writing in Pittsburgh, and is at work on a novel.Site
Dr. Alexandra Sacks
A former Benjamin Rush Scholar in the DeWitt Wallace Institute for the History of Psychiatry, Dr. Sacks works as an instructor at the Women’s Program at New York Presbyterian-Columbia and at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. She is the co-author, with Dr. Catherine Birndorf, of What No One Tells You: A Guide to Your Emotions from Pregnancy to Motherhood, from Simon & Schuster.
The Estate of Rafe Sagarin
Dr. Rafe Sagarin was a marine ecologist at the University of Arizona’s Biosphere 2 where he was leading a project to create a living model of the Gulf of California. His two recent books are Learning from the Octopus: How Secrets from Nature Can Help Us Fight Terrorism, Natural Disasters, and Disease (Basic Books) and Observation and Ecology: Broadening the Scope of Science to Understand a Complex World (Island Press).
A native of Pennsylvania, Sager is a writer, editor, and graphic designer. Sager now lives in Princeton, New Jersey, and is working on a fourth novel.Site / Twitter
Nancy Jo Sales
Nancy Jo Sales is an award-winning journalist, bestselling author and filmmaker who has written for Vanity Fair, New York, Harper’s Bazaar, and many other national publications. Sales directed, wrote and produced the documentary film Swiped: Hooking Up in the Digital Age, which debuted on HBO on September 10, 2018. Her 2016 book American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers was a New York Times Bestseller. She is also the author of the national bestseller The Bling Ring (2013), which inspired Sofia Coppola’s eponymous film of that same year. In 2000, she became a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. She lives in the East Village in New York City.Site / Twitter
Forthcoming from Hachette
An american painter and printmaker, Salle has helped define postmodernism. His work can be found at MoMA, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum, and the Tate Modern, among other places.
An English professor at West Point, Samet received her BA from Harvard and her PhD from Yale. Soldier’s Heart won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest and was also named one of The New York Times’s 100 Notable Books in 2007.
- Soldier’s Heart: Reading Literature Through Peace and War at West Point
- No Man’s Land: Preparing for War and Peace in Post-9/11 America
Untitled on Ulysses
Forthcoming from Liveright
A Necessary Amnesia
Forthcoming from Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Scott Sampson is a dinosaur paleontologist, evolutionary biologist, and educator, as well as the host of PBS’s Dinosaur Train show, the Chief Curator of the Denver Museum of Natural History, and the author of How to Raise a Wild Child: The Art and Science of Falling in Love with Nature (Houghton Mifflin).Site / Facebook / Twitter
Erika L. Sánchez
Erika L. Sánchez is a poet, a feminist, and a cheerleader for young women everywhere. She was the sex and love advice columnist for Cosmopolitan for Latinas for three years, and her writing has appeared in the Rolling Stone, Salon, and the Paris Review. Since she was a 12-year-old nerd in giant bifocals and embroidered vests, Erika has dreamed of writing complex, empowering stories about girls of color—what she wanted to read as a young adult. She lives in Chicago, not far from the setting of I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter.Site / Twitter
Julian Sancton is a writer and editor based in New York. He has worked for publications including Vanity Fair, Esquire, Bloomberg Businessweek, and is currently the senior features editor at Departures. His formative years were split between the United States and France.
Lavanya Sankaran is the author of the internationally acclaimed short story collection The Red Carpet and the novel The Hope Factory (Dial Press). She has been published in more than 15 countries and has won several wards, including the Barnes & Noble Discover New Writers Award and the Poets & Writers Best First Fiction Award. She sponsors the annual Lavanya Sankaran Fellowship for Fiction Writers at the Sangam Writers Residency.Site / Facebook / Twitter
Jonathan Santlofer is the author of five novels, The Death Artist, Color Blind, The Killing Art, The Murder Notebook, and Anatomy of Fear, which won the Nero Wolfe Award for best crime novel of 2009. His first novel, The Death Artist, was an international bestseller and translated into 22 languages. He is co-editor, contributor and illustrator of the short story anthology, The Dark End of the Street, and editor/contributor of LA NOIRE: The Collected Stories.Site / Facebook / Twitter
Ayşegül Savaş is a novelist based in Paris. Her work has appeared in Guernica, The Paris Review Daily, Pleiades, and elsewhere, and her debut novel Walking on the Ceiling was published by Riverhead Books.
R. Keith Sawyer
Dr. Keith Sawyer is one of the country’s leading experts on the science of creativity and innovation. He is the author of numerous books, the most recent of which are Group Genius: The Creative Power of Collaboration (Basic Books) and Zig Zag: The Surprising Path to Greater Creativity (Jossey-Bass).Site / Twitter
Stylist, creative director, and illustrator, Schelter’s work has been published in Vogue, Style.com, Vanity Fair, The New York Times Magazine, among other publications. She owns Kate Schelter, LLC, a full service agency specializing in branding, creative direction, styling, illustration, events, and image consulting.
The author of five nonfiction books, Schneider has written for the New York Times, The New Yorker, Elle, and O: The Oprah Magazine, among other publications.
- Bonnie and Clyde: The Lives Behind the Legend
- Brutal Journey: Cabeza de Vaca and the Epic First Crossing of North America
- Old Man River: A Biography of the Mississippi
- The Adirondacks: A History of America’s First Wilderness
- The Enduring Shore: A History of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket
The co-author with Sam Kashner of Hollywood Kryptonite: The Bulldog, the Lady, and the Death of Superman – which the movie “Hollywoodland” was based on – and of Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century, Schoenberger is a professor of English and Creative Writing at the College of William and Mary.
A journalist at The New Yorker covering culture and the arts, Michael has written features, reviews, and over 50 “Talk of the Town” pieces. He is the theatre editor of Goings On About Town, and an ongoing contributor to the New York Times.
Creator, co-producer, co-writer and star of the sketch comedy series Inside Amy Schumer, comedian and actress Schumer won a Peabody Award and was nominated for seven Primetime Emmy Awards, winning for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series, in 2015. Schumer also wrote, starred in, and produced the Judd Apatow directed movie Trainwreck in 2015.
Evan I. Schwartz
Evan I. Schwartz is author of The Last Lone Inventor: A Tale of Genius, Deceit and the Birth of Television (HarperCollins), named one of the 75 best business books of all time by Fortune, and Finding Oz: How L. Frank Baum Discovered the Great American Story (Houghton Mifflin). He is a former award-winning editor at Businessweek and MIT’s Technology Review and has been published in WIRED and the 2011 Best American Science and Nature Writing anthology. With Myrieme Churchill, an esteemed psychotherapist, he is writing Crossing Casablanca, a riveting memoir about Ms. Churchill’s early life.Site / Twitter
- The Last Lone Inventor: A Tale of Genius, Deceit and the Birth of Television
- Finding Oz: How L. Frank Baum Discovered the Great American Story
Erich Schwartzel is an entertainment reporter at the Wall Street Journal’s Los Angeles bureau, where he covers all the major studios and theater chains and focuses on the growing entanglement of China and Hollywood. Before moving west, he spent several years covering fracking in Appalachia for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; his investigative work there won the Scripps Howard Award for Environmental Reporting.Twitter
Edward Schwarzschild is the author of the novel Responsible Men and the story collection The Family Diamond. His stories and essays have appeared in The Guardian, Hazlitt, Tin House, The Yale Journal of Criticism, The Virginia Quarterly Review, StoryQuarterly, The Believer and elsewhere. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow, NYFA Fellow in Fiction, and Fulbright Scholar, he is now Director of Creative Writing at the University at Albany, SUNY, and a fellow at the New York State Writers Institute.Site
Forthcoming from SUNY Press
Jane Scovell is the author of collaborative biographies with, among others, Elizabeth Taylor, Maureen Stapleton, Ginger Rogers, Marilyn Horne, Kitty Dukakis, QVC host Kathy Levine, and Tim Conway. She has also written biographies of Oona O’Neill Chaplin and Samuel Ramey. Her books Elizabeth Takes Off (Putnam), It’s Better to Laugh (Atria), Now You Know (Simon & Schuster), What’s So Funny? (Howard Books), and Oona: Living in the Shadows (Warner Books) made the New York Times and Los Angeles Times bestseller lists. Her articles have appeared in The Boston Globe, the Sunday New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Travel and Leisure, and Opera News. She is currently at work on a dramatization of A Hell of a Life based on her book with Maureen Stapleton.Site
- Elizabeth Takes Off
- It’s Better to Laugh
- Now You Know
- What’s So Funny?
- Oona: Living in the Shadows
Josh Seiden is an expert on startups, technology and apps, as well as principal at the consulting firm Neo and co-author of Lean UX (O’Reilly Publishing) and the forthcoming Sense and Respond (Harvard Business Review Press), on how IT and apps are revolutionizing the entire practice of management.Site / Twitter
SELF was nominated for a National Magazine Award in 2008. The Drop 10 Diet was a New York Times Bestseller.
Variety New York Bureau Chief and former Newsweek Senior Writer, Setoodeh has written more than 20 cover stories on celebrities such as George Clooney, Bill Murray, Jake Gyllenhaal, Barbara Walters, Rosie O’Donnell, and Megyn Kelly.
Elizabeth Shackelford was a foreign service officer with the State Department in Poland, Washington, South Sudan, and Somalia. She resigned in 2017 protest of President Trump’s policies in a letter to former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, which went viral, and she now works as an international human rights consultant.Twitter
Humaira Awais Shahid
Humaira Awais Shahid is the author of the memoir Devotion and Defiance: My Fight for Justice for Women. A Pakistani legislator, journalist, and human rights activist, she was a spokesperson for the International Violence against Women Act and was a 2009–2010 Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies.Twitter
Alan Shapiro is the author of twelve books of poetry, most recently Reel to Reel. He is also the author of the memoirs The Last Happy Occasion and Vigil, and the novel Broadway Baby. A Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, he is the winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the Kingsley Tufts Award, and he was a finalist for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. He is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of English and Creative Writing, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Shabtai Shavit served in Israeli intelligence for 32 years, where he rose to become the Director of Mossad from 1989-1996. He received a Master’s in Public Administration from Harvard University’s The Kennedy School of Government and is currently the Chairman of the International Policy Institute for Counter Terrorism (ICT) at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel.Twitter
Head of Mossad
Forthcoming from University of Notre Dame Press
Molly D. Shepard
Molly D. Shepard is President & Chief Executive Officer of The Leader’s Edge/Leaders By Design, a company dedicated to the advancement of executive and high-potential leaders. She speaks frequently to business groups about leadership, bullying, and women in the workplace and has been profiled in Smart CEO, Forbes, and Philadelphia Business Journal among others.Site / Twitter
An amateur boxer, MMA fighter, and student of Muay Thai and Jujitsu, Sheridan has also worked as a wildland firefighter, Merchant Marine, and has written for Newsweek, Rolling Stone, and Men’s Journal.Site / Facebook
White hat lobbyist Tom Sheridan is described as a “powerbroker for those without a voice.” A social worker by training and an advocate by trade, Tom brings a unique perspective to his work as one of Washington’s most senior political and public policy strategists. Tom is known on Capitol Hill and in the West Wing for using his deep understanding of the political process and decades-long relationships with senior members of Congress and top Administration officials to help organizations achieve scalable, positive social change.
Lauren Shields earned a dual degree in Religious Studies and Film and Television from Florida State University, and worked in the east coast film business before returning to school to earn her Master of Divinity from Emory University. She is a pastor at Campbell United Church of Christ in California, and is interested in the intersection of popular culture, feminism, and modern religion.Site / Twitter
Craig Shirley is the author of four bestsellers on former U.S. president Ronald Reagan – Rendezvous with Destiny: Ronald Reagan and the Campaign that Changed America, Reagan’s Revolution: The Untold Story of the Campaign That Started It All , Last Act: The Final Years and Emerging Legacy of Ronald Reagan, and Reagan Rising: The Decisive Years, 1976-1980. Craig is the founder of Shirley & Banister Public Affairs, was chosen in 2005 by Springfield College as their Outstanding Alumnus, and has been named the First Reagan Scholar at Eureka College, Ronald Reagan’s alma mater, where he taught a course titled “Reagan 101.”
A former member of the Maryland House of Delegates, Shriver is Save The Children’s Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Senior Advisor to the CEO.
Co-Creative Director of Grand Central Market in Los Angeles, Shuldiner is the founder of The Institute of Domestic Technology cooking school That teaches the domestic arts, such as pickling, cheese making, and bread making. In addition, Shuldiner is also a visual artist whose work has been exhibited at the Long Beach Museum of Art and featured in New York magazine, Interview, and The Los Angeles Times, among other publications.
Academy Award nominee for Best Actress, Sidibe made her acting debut in the film Precious. Since then, she has appeared in hits such as The Big C and American Horror Story. She can currently be seen in the role of Becky on Empire.
Risto Siilasmaa is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nokia Corporation and has led the company in one of the most successful corporate transformations ever. Through as series of transactions that he orchestrated, Nokia has transformed from a bankruptcy candidate to a successful global technology leader. Siilasmaa is also the founder of F-Secure Corporation, a Finnish internet security service provider, and served as the President and CEO of the company between 1988-2006.
The Paranoid Optimist
Forthcoming from McGraw-Hill
Michael J. Silverstein is a senior manager and partner at The Boston Consulting Group and author of several books, most recently The $10 Trillion Prize: Captivating the Newly Affluent in China and India (Harvard Business Review Press), with Abeam Singhi, Carol Liao, and David Michael; and Women Want More (Harper Business), with Kate Sayre and John Butman.Site / Twitter
- The $10 Trillion Prize
Sylvie Simmons is a widely regarded writer and rock historian. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including The Times, The Guardian, The Mirror, Rolling Stone, The Independent, The Radio Times, Harp, Blender, San Francisco Chronicle, Americana, and MOJO. Simmons has appeared in several radio, television, and film documentaries and has written a number of liner notes for artists ranging from David Bowie to Emmylou Harris, Leonard Cohen to the Red Hot Chili Peppers; she is a recipient of the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award.Site / Twitter
Craig Simons is the author of The Devouring Dragon: How China’s Rise Threatens Our Natural World. In praise of The Devouring Dragon, Richard McGregor, Washington Bureau Chief for the Financial Times, wrote, “Simons illustrates from the ground up how the Middle Kingdom’s economic takeoff is upending the planet at the very moment it is reaching an environmental tipping point. The book is both a gripping grassroots narrative of economic development and a heartfelt plea for the future.” Simons has been a reporter for Newsweek and the Asia Bureau Chief for Cox Newspapers and is currently with the U.S. State Department in China.
A former Chief Editor of the Oxford English Dictionary, Simpson worked at the dictionary for thirty-seven years and served as Chief Editor for twenty of them. He co-created the online journal James Joyce Online Notes and lectures on lexicography around the world.
Safiya Sinclair is the author of the award-winning poetry collection Cannibal. She is the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award; the Metcalf Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; the Phillis Wheatley Book Award; the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry; and Cannibal was a finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Award. Cannibal was one of The New Yorker’s “Books We Loved in 2016,” and Publishers Weekly’s 2016 “Poetry Top 10.” Poet Major Jackson said of her collection, “Cannibal is nothing less than an entrancing debut that reveals the teeming intellect and ravishing lucidity of a young poet in full possession of her literary powers.” Sinclair is now featured in NBC Universal Entertainment’s new “Create Space” series. Her memoir, How to Say Babylon, and a novel are forthcoming from 37 Ink/Atria.Site / Twitter
Melissa R. Sipin
Melissa R. Sipin is the winner of Glimmer Train’s 2013 Fiction Open and NYU’s 2015 Washington Square Review Flash Fiction Prize. She is the co-editor of Kuwento: Lost Things, an anthology of Philippine myths (Carayan Press), and her work has appeared in Guernica, Day One, and Eleven Eleven, among others. Cofounder of TAYO Literary Magazine, her fiction has won scholarships and fellowships from Poets & Writers Inc., Kundiman, VONA/Voices, and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference.Site
Tom Sleigh is the author of eight books of poetry, including Army Cats, winner of the John Updike Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and Space Walk which won the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Award. His other books include After One, winner of the Houghton Mifflin New Poetry Prize; Waking, a finalist for the Lamont Poetry Prize and the William Carlos Williams Award; The Chain, finalist for Lenore Marshall Prize; The Dreamhouse, finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award; Far Side of the Earth, an Honor Book Award from the Massachusetts Society for the Book; Bula Matari/Smasher of Rocks; a translation of Euripides’ Herakles; and a book of essays, Interview With a Ghost.
He has also received the Shelley Prize from the Poetry Society of America, an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, an American Academy in Berlin Anna-Maria Kellen Prize, an Individual Writer’s Award from the Lila Wallace Fund, and grants from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.Facebook
Emily Esfahani Smith
Emily Esfahani Smith draws on psychology, philosophy and literature to write about the human experience. Her writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The Atlantic, TIME, and other publications. She is also an instructor in positive psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as an editor at the Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, where she manages the Ben Franklin Circles project, a collaboration with the 92nd Street Y and Citizen University to build meaning in local communities.Site / Facebook / Twitter
Julie Smolyansky is CEO and Director of Lifeway Foods Inc. Named the nation’s youngest female CEO of a publicly held firm in 2002, she was recently named to Fortune’s “40 under 40” and Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business 1000.”Site
The Kefir Cookbook: Over 100 Sweet and Savory Recipes Using One of the Healthiest Foods on the Planet
Forthcoming from HarperOne in 2017.
Maya Soetoro-Ng is the Director of Community Outreach and Global Learning for the Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution at the University of Hawaii in Manoa. She holds a Masters degree in Secondary Education from NYU and a PhD in Multicultural Education from the University of Hawaii. Her first picture book, The New York Times bestselling Ladder to the Moon (Candlewick), was inspired by her young daughter Suhaila’s questions about her grandmother Ann Dunham, the mother of Maya and of our forty-fourth president, Barack Obama. Maya is an advocate for community service and peace education. Her debut young adult novel is being published by Candlewick.Facebook
- Ladder to the Moon
Gay rights advocate Marc Solomon is the author of the definitive history Winning Marriage: The Inside Story of How Same-Sex Couples Took on the Politicians and Pundits—and Won (ForeEdge). He served as National Campaign Director of Freedom to Marry until its dissolution in 2015 after the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic ruling in favor of marriage equality. He was also executive director of MassEquality from 2006 to 2009.Site / Twitter
- Winning Marriage: The Inside Story of How Same-Sex Couples Took on the Politicians and Pundits—and Won
Co-founders of Someecards.com, Brook Lundy and Duncan Mitchell both worked in advertising before launching their business.Site / Twitter
A former producer in film, television and radio, Somerville is the author of two novels, The End of Sleep and The Shape of Her.
A Pound of Flesh
Forthcoming from Lilliput in 2017.
Barry Sonnenfeld is a film and television director. Among his film credits are the three Men in Black movies; the two Addamms Family movies; Get Shorty. For television he has directed and produced Pushing Daisies and A Series of Unfortunate Events among many others.
Barry Sonnenfeld, Call Your Mother
Forthcoming from Hachette
Kevin Sorbo is an actor best known for his roles as Hercules in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Captain Dylan Hunt in Andromeda, and Kull in Kull the Conqueror. He is a spokesperson for the nonprofit organization A World Fit For Kids and author of the widely praised autobiography True Strength (Da Capo).Site / Facebook / Twitter
- True Strength
Ed Stack is the CEO of DICK’s Sporting Goods.
It's How We Play the Game
Forthcoming from Scribner
A military veteran and associate professor of security studies at Georgetown University, Stanley is the founder of the nonprofit The Mind Fitness Training Institute. Her work in mindfulness and mind fitness has received attention from the New York Times, NPR, ABC’s Evening News, TIME, and elsewhere.
Douglas Starr is a veteran journalist and co-director of the Graduate Program in Science Journalism at Boston University. His book, The Killer of Little Shepherds: A True Crime Story and the Birth of Forensic Science (Knopf, 2010), tells the story of the 19th-century pioneers of forensic science and the notorious serial killer they caught and convicted with scientific techniques. The book won the Gold Dagger award in the UK, was a finalist for the Edgar Allen Poe award in the US, and appeared on the New York Times Book Review’s “Editor’s Choice” list and the True Crime bestseller lists of the Wall Street Journal and Library Journal. His previous book, BLOOD: An Epic History of Medicine and Commerce (Knopf, 1998), tells the four-century saga of how human blood became a commodity.
Professor Starr’s writings about science, the history of science and science in public policy have appeared in many venues, including The New Yorker, WIRED, SLATE, the New Republic, Discover, Science, Smithsonian, Public Television, National Public Radio, the Los Angeles Times, and the Boston Sunday Globe Magazine.Site / Facebook
Judith E. Stein
A writer and independent curator who specializes in postwar American art, Stein is a former arts reviewer for NPR’s Fresh Air and Morning Edition, and she writes regularly for Art in America. She has also written for The New York Times Book Review and other publications, and her work on Richard Bellamy earned a Warhol Foundation/Creative Capital Arts Writers Grant.
Elizabeth Stein is the founder and CEO of the natural foods company Purely Elizabeth and author of the cookbook Eating Purely (Skyhorse).Site / Facebook / Twitter
- Eating Purely
Comedian, director, and producer, Steinberg guest-hosted the Johnny Carson show 130 times, more than anyone else, and has directed countless episodes of Golden Girls, Friends, Seinfeld, and Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Forthcoming from Knopf
Greg Steinmetz grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, and spent fifteen years as journalist for publications including the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, the Houston Chronicle, New York Newsday, and The Wall Street Journal, where he served as the Berlin Bureau Chief and later the London Bureau Chief. He currently works as a securities analyst for a money management firm in New York. He is a graduate of Colgate University and has a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He has three children and lives in Larchmont, New York.Twitter
Isaiah Stephens is a freelance illustrator and animator located in Lowell, MA. He studied Media Arts and Animation at the New England Institute of Art, and has illustrated book jackets for the Italian translation of The Hunger Games, the novel The Devil Came East, and others.Site
Norma Stevens and Steven M. L. Aronson
Amanda Sthers is a French novelist, playwright, screenwriter and filmmaker. She has written ten novels which have been translated in more than fourteen countries, and was given the title of “Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres” by the French government. Her latest novel, Holy Lands, is forthcoming from Bloomsbury.Twitter
Robert Stone, an Academy Award nominated director who has been called by Entertainment Weekly’s Owen Gleiberman, “one of our most important documentary film makers”. He has been producing, directing and writing feature documentaries about American history, pop-culture, the mass media and the environment for more than two decades.Site
Daniel Stone is a staff writer for National Geographic and a former White House correspondent for Newsweek and The Daily Beast. A native of Los Angeles, he holds degrees from UC Davis and Johns Hopkins University.Site / Twitter
Darryl and Tracy Strawberry
Pastors Darryl Strawberry and Tracy Strawberry are a husband-and-wife team who founded Strawberry Ministries, Straw Marketing, LLC, and the Darryl Strawberry Foundation and co-authored The Imperfect Marriage: Help For Those Who Think It’s Over (Howard Books). Darryl is a baseball legend, former New York Mets slugger, and home run leader who won four World Series titles and became an eight-time National League All-Star player.Site / Facebook / Twitter
- The Imperfect Marriage: Help For Those Who Think It’s Over
Cheryl Strayed is the internationally acclaimed author of three New York Times bestsellers: Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail; Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar; and Brave Enough, a collection of inspirational quotations from her work. She is also the author of the debut novel Torch and the forthcoming PAX. Wild has sold more than 4 million copies and has been published in forty countries. It was the first selection for Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 and winner of the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award. Wild became a major motion picture starring Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern. Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar inspired an off-Broadway play which debuted at the Public Theater in New York.Site / Facebook / Twitter
Lynn Steger Strong
Lynn Steger Strong’s first novel, Hold Still, was released by Liveright/WW Norton in 2016. Her non-fiction has been published in Guernica, LARB, Elle.com, Catapult, Lithub, and elsewhere. Her second novel, Bolt, is forthcoming from Henry Holt & Co. in 2020.Site / Twitter
Forthcoming from Henry Holt
Formerly a reporter for the Verge and Bloomberg News, Stroud writes about law enforcement and the companies That sell products to police and prisons. His work has also appeared in the Atlantic and Politico, among other publications.
Susan Stryker is an historian and award-winning author, editor, and filmmaker whose credits include the Emmy-winning documentary Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria and the two-volume Transgender Studies Reader. She is the recipient of Yale University’s 2015 Michael J. Brudner Memorial Prize and the City University of New York’s Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies’ 2009 David Kessler Award for her contributions to the field of LGBT Studies.
Forthcoming from Farrar Straus and Giroux
Transgender History 2e
Forthcoming from Seal Press
Mary Sullivan is the author of the novels Stay (Zoland Press), Ship Sooner (William Morrow) as well as the young adult novel Dear Blue Sky (Penguin Young Readers). She has received a St. Botolph’s Award, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Award, a Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant for Literature, and a Border’s Original New Voice Award.
- Dear Blue Sky
- Ship Sooner
Mecca Jamilah Sullivan
Mecca Jamilah Sullivan is the author of the short story collection Blue Talk and Love. She is the winner of the Charles Johnson Fiction Award, the James Baldwin Memorial Playwriting Award, and the Emerging Writers Fellowship from the Center for Fiction in New York. She has also received honors from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Mellon Foundation. Her short stories have appeared in Best New Writing, American Fiction: Best New Stories by Emerging Writers, All About Skin: Short Stories by Award-Winning Women Writers of Color. Award-winning author Cheryl Clarke praised Sullivan’s “rich and inimitable characters…. Black girls matter, and Sullivan shows us just how much.” Sullivan is Assistant Professor of English at Bryn Mawr College.Site / Facebook / Twitter
Melanie Sumrow received her undergraduate degree in Religious Studies and has maintained a long-term interest in studying social issues. She also holds a Juris Doctorate and has practiced both criminal and civil law for over sixteen years, with many of the criminal cases involving teenagers.Site / Facebook / Twitter
Mitchell Sunderland has been a senior staff writer for VICE and their popular women’s vertical, Broadly, since 2013, and his stories have been viewed by millions. He attended Sarah Lawrence College, where he earned his BA with a concentration in English and Journalism, and is based in LA. He is at work on his debut project for Farrar, Straus and Giroux entitled Puppy People, an investigation into the misunderstood pet industry, from a third-generation puppy person who was raised in the stock rooms of Florida pet stores and on the puppy farms of the Midwest.Twitter
Ericka Suzanne, a graduate of Spelman College, has spent more than a decade working in the arts. The daughter of two leading members of the Black Panther Party, Elaine Brown and Raymond Masai Hewitt, Ericka is under contract as co-executive producer with Laurence Fishburne for Party Girls, a Freeform network show based on her childhood.
Black Panther Princess
Forthcoming from Harper One/Amistad
Shanna H. Swan is one of the leading environmental and reproductive epidemiologists in the world. An award-winning scientist, she is a member of the Mindich Child Health and Development Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sanai Hospital in New York City.
A Dangerous Decline
Forthcoming from Scribner
Mathew Sweezey is Principal of Marketing Insights at Salesforce.com, and recently wrote Marketing Automation for Dummies, which was published by Wiley.Site / Twitter
The Context Revolution
Forthcoming from Harvard Business Review
Erika Swyler is a graduate of New York University. Her short fiction has appeared in WomenArts Quarterly Journal, Litro, Anderbo.com, and elsewhere. Her writing is featured in the anthology Colonial Comics, and her work as a playwright has received note from the Jane Chambers Award. Born and raised on Long Island’s North Shore, Erika learned to swim before she could walk, and happily spent all her money at traveling carnivals. She blogs and has a baking Tumblr with a following of 60,000. Erika recently moved from Brooklyn back to her hometown, which inspired the setting of the book. Her debut novel, The Book of Speculation, was published by St. Martins.
John Szwed was director of the Center for Jazz Studies and is a former professor of Music and Jazz Studies at Columbia University in New York; he is also the former John M. Musser Professor of Anthropology, African American Studies, and Film Studies at Yale University. He has authored or edited eighteen books and his writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Village Voice, and many other publications. He has received fellowships from the John M. Guggenheim Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation. He has produced several recordings and has appeared in a number of documentaries and television specials; as a jazz musician, he played the bass and trombone professionally for over a decade.Site
Harry Smith: A Biography
Forthcoming from Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Space is the Place: The Lives and Times of Sun Ra (Revised Edition)
Forthcoming from Duke University Press
- Billie Holiday: The Musician and the Myth
- Alan Lomax: The Man Who Recorded the World
- So What: The Life of Miles Davis
- Jazz 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Jazz
Karin Tanabe is the author of the historical fiction novels The Diplomat’s Daughter and The Gilded Years (soon to be a major motion picture), as well as The List and The Price of Inheritance, all published by Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.
A former Politico reporter, her work has appeared in dozens of publications including The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Miami Herald, Newsday, The Philadelphia Inquirer and in the anthology Crush: Writers Reflect on Love, Longing and the Lasting Power of Their First Celebrity Crush.Site / Facebook / Twitter
Sarah Stewart Taylor
Sarah Stewart Taylor is a fiction writer and journalist who lives with her family on a farm in Vermont; her new mystery series, the Amy D’Arcy mysteries, are set in Ireland and will be published by St. Martin’s Press. Sarah is also the author of the Sweeney St. George mystery series—the first book in the series, O’ Artful Death, was nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Novel—as well as The Expeditioners series of adventure novels for middle grade readers and Amelia Earhart: This Broad Ocean, a graphic novel for younger readers from Hyperion, which was nominated for an Eisner Award.Site / Twitter
- The Expeditioners and the Secret of King Triton's Lair
Forthcoming from St. Martin's
Forthcoming from St. Martin's
Souvankham Thammavongsa is a prize-winning poet and fiction writer, and author of three books of poetry, Light (2013) which received the Trillium Book Award, Found (2007), and Small Arguments (2003) which won the re-Lit Prize. Her stories have been shortlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize and her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Harper’s, Granta, Ploughshares, NOON, and Best American Non-Required Reading. Her newest collection of poems, Cluster, will be published by McClelland & Stewart in Canada in 2019 and she is at work on a collection of stories, How to Pronounce Knife, and a novel to be published by Little, Brown in the U.S.
Dr. Bill Thomas
Dr. Bill Thomas, voted by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top 10 Americans shaping aging in the 21st century, a TED lecturer who has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, PBS’s “NewsHour,” “All Things Considered,” and “Talk of the Nation,” is the author of Second Wind (Simon & Schuster), a book about how Baby Boomers will change the stage of aging.Site / Facebook / Twitter
Anne Bahr Thompson
Anne Bahr Thompson is a leader in the branding field who has spent more than two decades working with some of the best-known brands in the world. She is the founder of Onesixtyfourth, a boutique research, trend, and brand consultancy based in New York City and former Executive Director for Strategy and Planning at Interbrand, the leading global brand consultant.
An ethnographer and arts journalist, Thornton has contributed to Artforum, The New Yorker, and The Economist, among other publications.Site
Leah Tinari is a widely exhibited New York based artist. Since graduating from RISD in 1998, Tinari has documented her life and friends through painting the capture the energy and exuberance of her surroundings.Site
Geoff Tracy, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, is the owner of four major restaurants in the D.C. area. In 2009, Geoff was awarded the Albert Uster “Chef of the Year Award”. In 2010, he was named one of the top 40 business people under the age of 40 by Washington Business Journal. In 2011, Chef Geoff’s Tysons won the RAMMY award for “Hottest Restaurant Bar Scene.” With Norah O’Donnell, Geoff is the author of NYT bestseller, Baby Love.
Ly Ky Tran
Ly Ky Tran is the author of House of Sticks, a powerful memoir about the immigrant experience that spans from Vietnam to Brooklyn, from child sweatshop labor and nail salons in Brooklyn to Columbia University, as told from the perspective of a nail salon technician and structured through the steps of a manicure. Evocative of both The Glass Castle and Random Family, the memoir was pre-empted by Scribner and announced in Publishers Weekly. She is also the recipient of a MacDowell fellowship.Twitter
House of Sticks
Forthcoming from Scribner
Phuc Tran is a tattoo artist and co-owner of Tsunami Tattoo in Portland, Maine, where he also teaches Latin at Waynflete School. He has taught Latin, Greek, German, and Sanskrit at independent schools in New York and Maine and is a former instructor at Brooklyn College’s Summer Latin Institute. See his TEDx talk on “Grammar, Identity, and the Dark Side of the Subjunctive” here.
Forthcoming from Flatiron Books
Nicole Ponseca and Miguel Trinidad
Quincy Troupe is an awarding-winning author of ten volumes of poetry, three children’s books, and six non-fiction works.Site
Monique Truong is the acclaimed author of three novels. The national bestseller The Book of Salt was a New York Times Notable Book and was listed as a year-end favorite by The Chicago Tribune, the Village Voice, and the Miami Herald. Her second novel, Bitter in the Mouth, received the American Academy of Arts and Letters Rosenthal Family Foundation Award and was among the Barnes & Noble 25 Best Fiction Book of 2010. Among her many other awards and honors are a Guggenheim Fellowship, the New York Public Library Young Lions Award; the Asian American Literary Award; and the PEN/Robert Bingham Fellowship. Truong is also co-editor of the anthology Watermark: Vietnamese American Poetry and Prose.Site / Facebook / Twitter
Deborah Tuerkheimer is a professor of law at Northwestern University where she teaches and writes in the areas of criminal law, evidence, and feminist legal theory. Tuerkheimer is a leading authority on sexual violence and a frequent media commentator who’s often quoted in high-profile publications such as the New York Times, New York Times Magazine, Washington Post and The Atlantic and frequently appears on national television and radio.Site
Forthcoming from Harper Wave
Founder of the blog The Unmumsy Mum, Turner writes a column for Exeter Life magazine and has won MAD Blog Awards for Best Baby Blog and Best Writer.Site / Twitter
Steven Ujifusa is the author of Barons of the Sea, an LA Times bestseller, and A Man and His Ship, chosen by the Wall Street Journal as one of the best nonfiction books of 2012. He received his B.A. in History from Harvard College and his Master’s in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania.Site
- A Man and His Ship: William Francis Gibbs and the S.S. United States
- Barons of the Sea: And their Race to Build the World's Fastest Clipper Ship
The Golden Door: Jacob Schiff, J.P. Morgan, Albert Ballin, and the Race to Save Europe’s Jews
Forthcoming from Harper
Award-winning former editor-in-chief of Boston Magazine, and a longtime contributor to Vanity Fair, Unger is the author of the New York Times bestseller House of Bush, House of Saud. His work has also appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, the Guardian, Esquire, New York, and elsewhere.Facebook
Gabrielle Union is an actress and activist. Currently she stars as the titular character in the critically acclaimed drama Being Mary Jane on BET. She is an outspoken activist for women’s reproductive health and victims of sexual assault. She lives in Miami, Florida.Site / Twitter
Dana Vachon is a journalist and screenwriter, as well as the author of the novel Mergers & Acquisitions (Riverhead, 2007) and the co-writer of Jim Carrey’s Memoirs & Misinformation (Knopf, 2020). His freelance writing has appeared in the New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, Vanity Fair, Slate, and The Awl.Twitter
Sarah Vallance has an MFA in Creative Writing from City University in Hong Kong. She was a Harkness Fellow at Harvard, and holds a doctorate in Government and Public Administration. Her essays have been published in The Gettysburg Review, The Sun, The Pinch and Post Road, among others, and have earned her a Pushcart prize.
Donna VanLiere is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of 13 books, including The Christmas Shoes, The Christmas Hope, and The Good Dream (St. Martin’s Press). Four of her books have been adapted into movies for CBS, Lifetime, and The Hallmark Channel. She has won a Retailer’s Choice Award for Fiction, a Dove Award, a Silver Angel Award, and two Audie Awards for best inspirational fiction and has been nominated for a Gold Medallion Book of the Year. She also serves on the board of directors for the National House of Hope.Site / Facebook / Twitter
Academy Award nominated writer and actress, Vardalos is best known for her films My Big Fat Greek Wedding, My Life in Ruins, and for her work as co-writer with Tom Hanks for Larry Crowne.
Allison Varnes taught English in special education for eight years, and once had to convince administrators that The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe was not an actual endorsement of witchcraft. She is currently a Ph.D. student in English Education at The University of Tennessee, where she also supervises beginning English teachers during their internship year.Facebook / Twitter
Michael Veltri helps organizations and individuals perform at their best, deliver high-impact results without burnout, and drive transformation in their businesses and lives.Facebook
Vanessa Veselka is the author of the novel Zazen, which won the PEN/Robert Bingham prize for fiction. Her work has been published in GQ, The Atlantic, Smithsonian, Tin House, Zyzzyva and in Best American Essays. She has been, at various times, a teenage runaway, a sex-worker, a union organizer, an independent record label owner, a train-hopper, a waitress, and a mother, and her second novel The Offshore Grounds is forthcoming from Knopf.Site / Twitter
The Offshore Grounds
Forthcoming from Knopf
Forthcoming from Beacon Press
Zachary Tyler Vickers
Zachary Tyler Vickers is the author of the award-winning story collection Congratulations on Your Martyrdom! He is the recipient of the Richard Yates Prize, judged by novelist Adam Haslett, and the Clark Fisher Ansley Prize for excellence in fiction, and he was a finalist for the Graywolf Press Fiction Prize and the Italo Calvino Prize. His work has appeared in the Iowa Review, McSweeney’s Internet Tendencies, the KGB Lit Bar Journal, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and elsewhere. He holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.Site / Twitter
Senior Vice President and Creative Director of Jujamcyn Theaters, and Artistic Director of Encores!, Viertel has worked on such acclaimed shows as Jersey Boys, Fela!, and The Book Of Mormon. He also teaches at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Assistant Professor of Science and Technology in Society at Virginia Tech, Vinsel is the author of Moving Violations: Automobiles, Experts, and Regulations in the United States (forthcoming from Johns Hopkins University Press), and his work has appeared in Bloomberg, Aeon, the New York Times, and elsewhere
After Innovation: Maintenance and the Next American Reconstruction
Forthcoming from Currency
William von Hippel
A professor of psychology at the University of Queensland in Australia, Bill von Hippel has presented his research on neuroscience and social intelligence at conferences and colloquia around the world. His work has been covered by the New York Times, The Economist, USA Today, Harvard Business Review, TIME, and elsewhere.
The Social Leap: How and Why Humans Connect
Forthcoming from Harper Wave in 2018
Peter von Ziegesar
A writer and filmmaker in New York, von Ziegesar has contributed to the New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, Art in America, Outside, and Out, among other publications.
U.S. Army Colonel Tom Vossler (retired) taught military history, strategy, and leadership at the U.S. Army War College and is a former director of the U.S. Army Military History Institute at Carlisle Barracks, PA. He has published several books on the battles of Gettysburg and Antietam, and has acted as a consultant to the History Channel and other media companies, advising them on Civil War history.
With Jeffrey D. McCausland, he is the author of the forthcoming book Battle Tested.
Battle Tested: Leadership Lessons from Gettysburg
Forthcoming from William Morrow
A globally recognized voice in education, Tony Wagner is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Learning Policy Institute; prior to this appointment, Tony held a variety of positions at Harvard University for more than twenty years, including four years as an Expert in Residence at the Harvard Innovation Lab. Tony’s influential and widely read books on schools and education include The Global Achievement Gap and Creating Innovators.Site / Twitter
A celebrated folk-rock musician, Wainwright has released three full length studio albums, various EPs, a live album of Edith Piaf songs, a soundtrack to the Canadian television series “Trauma,” and has toured North America, Europe, and Australia extensively.Site
Elijah Wald has been a folk blues guitarist since childhood and a writer for more than thirty years, and his work has appeared in publications such as the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Tower Pulse, Songlines, Sing Out, Living Blues, and The Boston Globe, where he served as world music critic throughout the 1990s. He won a Grammy in 2002 for his album notes for The Arhoolie Records 40th Anniversary Box, and has produced several albums and recorded two of his own. He has taught blues history at UCLA and lectured widely on American, Mexican, and world music.Site
- Dylan Goes Electric!: Newport, Seeger, Dylan, and the Night That Split the Sixties
- Talking 'Bout Your Mama: The Dozens, Snaps, and the Deep Roots of Rap
- The Blues: A Very Short Introduction
- How the Beatles Destroyed Rock 'n' Roll: An Alternative History of American Popular Music
Author and illustrator Kris Waldherr’s award-winning and bestselling books for adults and children include Doomed Queens, The Book of Goddesses, Bad Princess, and the historical novel The Lost History of Dreams. Her books have been published in thirteen countries, and her fiction has been awarded fellowships from the Virginia Center of the Creative Arts, and a works-in-progress reading grant from Poets & Writers.
The current managing editor of Reason magazine, Walker has also written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Salon, The New Republic, L.A. Weekly, and National Review.
Wanda Wallace is the President and CEO of Leadership Forum, Inc., an international consulting group that works with organizations on issues of talent acquisition, retention and strategic thinking. Prior to founding LFI, she spent was Associate Dean of Executive Education at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and Executive Vice President of Duke Corporate Education, Inc.
Bryan Walsh spent 15 years as a journalist, foreign correspondent, and international editor for TIME magazine. He continues to write and produce science and health stories for outlets including TIME, Bloomberg, and Newsweek, and he lives in Brooklyn with his wife and son.
Kathy Wang is a graduate of Harvard Business School, and she lives and works in Silicon Valley. She is the creator of the lifestyle blog FeatherFactor.com.Site / Facebook / Twitter
Jon Ward is Senior Political Correspondent at Yahoo News and former Huffington Post political reporter. He is the author of Camelot’s End: Kennedy vs. Carter and the Fight That Broke the Democratic Party (Twelve Books).Facebook / Twitter
The Washington Post
Founded in 1877, The Washington Post delivers news and analysis from Washington, D.C. and around the world. Named the #1 Most Innovative Media Company of 2015 by Fast Company, the Post is defined by an ongoing dedication to transformation, integrity, and quality that manifests itself in the form of quality content and innovative experiences. The Washington Post has been awarded 43 Pulitzer Prizes to date.Site / Facebook / Twitter
Named by House leadership as the Historian of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010, Wasniewski is the fourth person to serve in the role. He previously served nearly a decade in the House Clerk’s Office of History and Preservation.
Truth’s Pilgrim: Walter Lippmann and the Making of U.S. Foreign Policy, 1917-1967
Forthcoming from Norton in 2018.
Lead singer of 5-time Grammy Award-winning girl-group TLC, Watkins is also the national spokesperson for sickle cell disease.Twitter
Based in London, Holly Watt is an investigative journalist for the Guardian. She has also written for the Sunday Times and the Telegraph. To the Lions is her first novel. Aevitas represents the North American rights on behalf of her primary agents, David Higham & Associates.Twitter
Historical fiction author, freelance editor, and teacher, Heather Webb’s novels Rodin’s Lover and Becoming Josephine have sold in six countries, received starred national reviews, and were chosen as Goodread’s pick of the month in 2014 and 2015. Her works have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Cosmopolitan, Elle Magazine, and the New York Journal of Books.
Caroline Webb is a management consultant and executive coach who, after many years as a partner at McKinsey, founded Sevenshift in 2012, an advisory firm that shows clients how to use insights from behavioral economics, psychology, and neuroscience to improve their professional lives. A frequent speaker at major conferences and a contributor to Harvard Business Review and Huffington Post, she and her work have been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Forbes, The Economist, and Financial Times. Her book How to Have a Good Day (Crown) shows readers how to use the power of behavioral science to transform the quality of everyday work and life.Site / Facebook / Twitter
Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg is the co-author of Innovation As Usual, a Harvard Business Review Press book on the art of driving innovation in regular organizations. An expert on innovation, problem-solving and thinking, Thomas has worked with managers in nearly all parts of the globe and his research has been featured in Harvard Business Review, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, BBC Radio, Bloomberg Businessweek and the Financial Times.Site / Twitter
Jesse Wegman joined the editorial board of the New York Times in 2013, and has since written close to 600 signed and unsigned editorials on the Supreme Court, politics, law, and justice. He was previously a senior editor at The Daily Beast and Newsweek, a legal news editor at Reuters, and the managing editor of The New York Observer.
A leading Middle East scholar, Wehrey’s writings on failed states, the Islamic State, and U.S. policy have appeared in the New Yorker, the Atlantic, the New York Times, and Foreign Affairs. He has been among the few Western researchers and journalists to visit Libya continuously since the 2011 revolution, reporting from the front-lines of the battle against the Islamic State’s strongholds in Sirte and Benghazi. A twenty-one year military veteran, he has served across the Middle East and North Africa. He holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford and currently works as a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington DC.
David Heska Wanbli Weiden
David Heska Wanbli Weiden, an enrolled citizen of the Sicangu Lakota nation, is the recipient of a MacDowell Colony Fellowship and the PEN/America Writing for Justice Fellowship. He received his MFA in Creative Writing from the Institute of American Indian Arts and his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. He’s an alumnus of the Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation (VONA) and the Tin House Writer’s Workshop. His work has appeared in Shenandoah, Yellow Medicine Review, Transmotion, and other magazines.Site / Twitter
Forthcoming from Ecco
Forthcoming from Ecco
A founder of and leader in the field of theory of mind since its inception, Wellman is the the Harold W. Stevenson Collegiate Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan, where he has taught for more than 30 years. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has published several critically acclaimed books about theory of mind and psychology.
Forthcoming from Oxford University Press
Author and illustrator of five graphic novels, Wertz has written Eisner nominees DRINKING AT THE MOVIES and THE INFINITE WAIT AND OTHER STORIES. She currently does a monthly comics series about NYC history for The New Yorker, a monthly cityscape illustration series for Harper’s Magazine, and a monthly spoof-advice comic with her brother, for The Believer.
- Tenements, Towers & Trash: An Unconventional Illustrated History of New York City
Forthcoming from Black Dog & Leventhal
Forthcoming from Black Dog & Leventhal
Rob Wesson is a geophysicist whose career in earthquake research with the U.S. Geological Survey spans four decades. He is currently a Scientist Emeritus at the USGS and his work has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation. He divides his time between his home in Evergreen, Colorado and the cabin he built in McCarthy, Alaska.Site
A former West Coast editor of W, West writes about culture, food, lifestyle, and design for numerous publications. The Co-Creative Director of Grand Central Market in Los Angeles and a certified Master Food Preserver, he produces a retail collection of jams and marmalades.Site
Michael Wexler and John Hulme
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
A graduate of Yale and the University of Virginia School of Law, Senator Whitehouse (D-RI) was nominated by President Bill Clinton to be Rhode Island’s US Attorney in 1994. Her served as Rhode Island’s US Attorney until 1998, when he became State Attorney General. He was elected to the United States Senate in 2007.
Former Executive Food Editor of Refinery29, Weidemann created the blog Impatient Foodie in July 2015. Previously, she had a cooking show on Vogue.com called “Elettra’s Goodness,” prior to which, she worked as a model for 10 years and was the face of Lancome cosmetics. She has a Masters Degree in Biomedicine from the London School of Economics.
Lis Wiehl, legal correspondent for Fox News, is the author, with veteran novelist April Henry, of the New York Times bestselling Triple Threat thriller series (Thomas Nelson), as well as of several business and self-help books, including Winning Every Time (Ballantine) and The Truth Advantage (Wiley).Site / Facebook / Twitter
Josh Williams and Eric Prum
Dan Willingham is a professor at the University of Virginia, an expert on cognitive science, psychology and education, and, the author of Why Don’t Students Like School?, When Can You Trust The Experts?, and, Raising Kids Who Read (Jossey-Bass).Site / Facebook / Twitter
BriAnne Wills is a fashion and beauty photographer in New York. Her work has been published in Teen Vogue, Nylon, Spin, Italian Vogue, and ELLE, and her clients include Refinery29, Wildfang, Milk Makeup, Buxom Cosmetics, Maybelline, Shiseido, and The Coveteur.BriAnne has also produced social media content for Meow Mix, Persil Pro Clean, and Fresh Step, and shot the ad campaign for a new cat food company called Smalls (think of it as Blue Apron for cats), created by the former director of marketing for Thinx, the start-up that makes period-proof underwear.
Casey Wilson is an actress, comedian, screenwriter, and producer known for Happy Endings, Saturday Night Live, Marry Me, Gone Girl, Showtime’s Black Monday, and HBO’s forthcoming series Mrs. Fletcher, as well as her popular podcast Bitch Sesh.Twitter
Elizabeth Winder is a poet and graduate of the College of William and Mary, with an MFA in creative writing from George Mason University. Her work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Antioch Review, and American Letters, among other publications. She is the author of Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953 (HarperCollins) and Marilyn in Manhattan: Her Year of Joy (Flatiron Books).Site / Twitter
Mary Ann Winkowski
Mary Ann Winkowski, paranormal investigator and consultant to CBS’s Ghost Whisperer, is author of When Ghosts Speak (Grand Central) and co-author, with Maureen Foley, of The Book of Illumination and The Ice Cradle (Three Rivers/Crown), the first two titles in the Ghost Files mystery series.Site / Facebook
- When Ghosts Speak
- The Book of Illumination
- The Ice Cradle
Bess Winter’s work appears in American Short Fiction, Alaska Quarterly Review, Ecotone, W.W. Norton’s Flash Fiction International, and elsewhere, and has been awarded a Pushcart Prize and the American Short[er] Fiction Prize. She’s received fellowships and scholarships from Yaddo and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. She grew up in Toronto and earned her MFA at Bowling Green State University and her PhD at University of Cincinnati. She lives in Chicago.Site
Sean Fay Wolfe
Sean Fay Wolfe is a seventeen-year-old Eagle Scout and writing prodigy. He is the author of the Minecraft fan fiction series The Elementia Chronicles (HarperCollins).Site / Facebook / Twitter