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Marina Abramović

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.

Keegan Allen

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.

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Gustavo Arellano

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.

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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.

Joana Avillez

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.

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  • D-C-T

    Forthcoming from Penguin Press in 2017.

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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.

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Mark Bailey

A screenwriter, Bailey was nominated for an Emmy for the documentary series Pandemic: Facing AIDS.

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.

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Sara Bareilles

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.

Luke Barr

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.

Leslie Bennetts

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.

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Mark Boal

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.

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.

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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.

Windy Chien

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 WiredThe New York TimesMartha Stewart and more.

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  • The Year of Knots

    Forthcoming from Abrams

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Pat Cleveland

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.

Michael Collier

Michael Collier is the author of seven books of poems, most recently An Individual History (W.W. Norton) and the forthcoming My Bishop (University of Chicago Press). His collection The Ledge was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, he was the Poet Laureate of Maryland from 2001-2004.  Collier was also the Director of the Bread Loaf Writers Conference from 1993-2017.

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Jessica Craig-Martin

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.

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  • I Regret I'm Able to Attend

    Forthcoming from Spiegel & Grau

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Cathy Curtis

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.

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Ted Danson

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.

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John Derian

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.

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Maggie Doherty

Maggie Doherty is a literary scholar, historian, and critic based at Harvard University, where she teaches writing, literature, and history. Receiving her BA from Yale University and PhD in English from Harvard, Doherty has written for publications like BookForum, Dissent, n+1, The New Republic, the Times Literary Supplement, and The New Yorker.

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  • The Equivalents: The Untold Story of the Five Friends Who Started a Personal, Political, and Artistic Revolution

    Forthcoming from Knopf in 2019

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Marc Dunkelman

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.

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Hugh Eakin

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.

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  • Picasso’s Dealer

    Forthcoming from Tim Duggan Books in 2018.

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Geoff Edgers

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.

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John Fogerty

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.

Lionel Friedberg ​​and ​​Scotty ​​Bowers

A documentary filmmaker, Friedberg has had his work appear on CBS, PBS, and The History Channel, among other television outlets.

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.

Robin Givhan

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. 

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.

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Wade Graham

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.

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Lee Grant

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.

Linda Gregerson

Linda Gregerson is the author of eight books of poetry, including Magnetic North, which was a finalist for the National Book Award, and Prodigal: New and Selected Poems (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). 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.

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Joel Grey

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.

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Jennifer Grotz

Jennifer Grotz is a poet and translator. She is the author of three poetry collections: Cusp and The Needle (Mariner Books), which was named one of the “Five Best Books of Poetry of the Year” by NPR, and Window Left Open (Graywolf Press). Her 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 Assistant Director of the Bread Loaf Writers Conference.

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David Hallberg

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.

Nick Haramis

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.

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Patti Hartigan

Patti Hartigan is the former arts reporter, cultural columnist and theater critic for The Boston Globe.

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  • August Wilson: The Kiln in Which He Was Fired

    Forthcoming fall 2019 from 37 INK.

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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.

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Sam Kashner

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.

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Jillian Keenan

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.

Gerrick D. Kennedy

Gerrick D. Kennedy is a music writer for the Los Angeles Times covering pop, R&B/soul and hip-hop. An Ohio native, he came to the Los Angeles Times as an intern in 2009. On the pop music team, he’s found his favorite stories while smoking cigars with Nas, being trapped on a Kid Rock-themed music cruise, rediscovering boy bands, and perfecting the craft of the snarky tweet. In 2012, Kennedy was named Emerging Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists.

Jessi Klein

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.  

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Yael Kohen

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.

William Kuhn

A former professor of history at Carthage College, Kuhn has written extensively about the British monarchy and Victorian high politics.

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Jessica Lange

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.

Dana LaRue

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).

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Mac McCaughan ​​and ​​Laura ​​Ballance

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.

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Isaac Mizrahi

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.

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  • I.M.: A Memoir

    Forthcoming from Amy Einhorn Books in 2017.

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John Moe

John Moe is the long-time host of Wits, American Public Media’s beloved live public radio show that brings world-class comedians, actors, and musicians to the stage; and author of Conservatize Me (William Morrow) and Dear Luke, We Need to Talk, Darth (Three Rivers Press), based on his McSweeney’s column “Pop Culture Correspondences.”

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Ann Morgan

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 InternationalistBBC 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.

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Kevin Morris

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 Night, 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.

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Alexander Nemerov

Alexander Nemerov is the chair of the art and art history department at Stanford University, where he is the Carl and Marilynn Thoma Provostial Professor in the Arts and Humanities. He is the author of Soulmaker: The Times of Lewis Hine and Silent Dialogues: Diane Arbus and Howard Nemerov.

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  • The Days of Helen Frankenthaler

    Forthcoming from Penguin Press

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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.

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Jessye Norman

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.

Mary Norris

A longtime copy editor for The New Yorker, Norris writes frequently for their “Page-Turner” blog.

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Tatum O’Neal

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.

Sharon Oreck

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.

PBS

ACM serves as a consult and agency of record for the internationally recognized media brand.

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Rosie Perez

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.

John Pfordresher

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

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.

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  • Horror Stories

    Forthcoming from Random House

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Wendell Pierce

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.

Matt Pinfield

TV host and rock DJ, Pinfield is considered a taste-maker by music industry heavyweights and rock stars alike. 

Lindsay Pollock

The Editor-in-Chief of Art in America, Pollock reported on the art world for The New York Sun and Bloomberg.

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James Poulos

Daily Beast columnist and contributor to Forbes, The Atlantic, The Economistand 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.

Peter Rader

A documentary filmmaker and screenwriter, Rader wrote the screenplay for Waterworld.

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Sascha Radetsky

A soloist with American Ballet Theatre for eleven years, Radetsky has toured throughout the Unites States and internationally. He starred in the movie Center Stage and will be starring in the Starz drama Flesh and Bone.

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Casey Rae

A journalist, commentator, and professor of music at Georgetown University, Rae is the Director of Music Licensing for Sirius XM and has written for the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, Billboard, and The Hill, among other publications.

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  • The Priest, They Called Him

    Forthcoming from University of Texas Press in 2019.

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Bryan Rafanelli

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.

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  • Untitled Work Retrospective

    Forthcoming from Rizzoli

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Real ​​Sports ​​Entertainment ​​Network

Real Sports Entertainment Network delivers news and analysis on everything in sports.

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James Reginato

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.

Michael Riedel

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.

Amanda Ripley

Amanda Ripley is an investigative journalist for Time, The Atlantic and other magazines. She is the author, most recently, 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. Before joining Time as a writer in 2000, Amanda covered the DC courts for Washington City Paper and Capitol Hill for Congressional Quarterly. She graduated from Cornell University. She currently lives in Washington, DC, where she is an Emerson Senior Fellow.

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Nile Rodgers

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.”

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Stephanie Rohr

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.

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  • Feministitch

    Forthcoming from Lark Press

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David Salle

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.

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Scott Sampson

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).

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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).

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Kate Schelter

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.

Nancy Schoenberger

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.

Michael Schulman

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.

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Ramin Setoodeh

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.

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  • Every Inch a Queen

    Forthcoming from Thomas Dunne Books in 2017.

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Safiya Sinclair

Safiya Sinclair is the author of the poetry collection Cannibal, winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry. She is a recipient of the Whiting Writers’ Award and the Metcalf Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.  Published in 2016, Cannibal was named one of The New Yorker’s “Books We Loved” and a “Poetry Top 10” by Publishers Weekly and Poets and Writers. Born and raised in Montego Bay, Jamaica, Sinclair is writing a memoir of her childhood on the island.

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Tom Sleigh

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.

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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.

Norma Stevens ​​and ​​Steven ​​M. ​​L. ​​ ​​Aronson

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 FairVogueNew 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.

Sarah Thornton

An ethnographer and arts journalist, Thornton has contributed to Artforum, The New Yorker, and The Economist, among other publications.

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Quincy Troupe

Quincy Troupe is an awarding-winning author of ten volumes of poetry, three children’s books, and six non-fiction works.

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Nia Vardalos

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.

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Jack Viertel

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.

Martha Wainwright

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.

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Tionne Watkins

Lead singer of 5-time Grammy Award-winning girl-group TLC, Watkins is also the national spokesperson for sickle cell disease.

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Walt Williams

Writer and narrative designer of the genre-bending videogame Spec Ops: The Line, Williams has worked on acclaimed videogames such as Bioshock, Borderlands, Civilization, Mafia II, and Evolve, among others.

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Elizabeth Winder

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).

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James Zogby

James Zogby is founder and president of the Arab American Institute and a senior advisor to the polling firm Zogby International. He writes a weekly column That appears in twenty Arab newspapers and hosts a weekly program on Abu Dhabi television. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Democratic National Committee, and co-chair of the DNC’s Resolutions Committee, he is the author of Arab Voices (Palgrave).

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  • Arab Voices

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Liaquat Ahamed

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.

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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.’

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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).

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.

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Jonathan Allen

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).

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Gustavo Arellano

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.

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Erin Arvedlund

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).

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Dave Balter

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).

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David Banks

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.

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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).

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Neil Barofsky

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 Benjamin ​​and ​​David ​​Komlos

David Komlos is Chief Executive Officer and 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.

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  • Getting Complex

    Forthcoming from Nicholas Brealey

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Zac Bissonnette

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.

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Kate Black ​​and ​​June ​​Diane ​​Raphael

Kate Black is the Chief of Staff at EMILY’s List, a nonprofit dedicated to helping democratic pro-choice women run for office.

June Diane Raphael is a actress, screenwrtier, producer, comedian, and podcaster known for her reoccuring role of Brianna on the TV show Grace and Frankie and her podcast, How Did This Get Made?

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  • Watch Her Run: A Guide for Badass Women Who Want to Run for Office and Take Over the World

    Forthcoming from Workman

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Heidi Blake

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.

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  • From Russia With Blood

    Forthcoming from Little, Brown

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Charles Blow

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.

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Mark Boal

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Steven Brill

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.

Jared Brock

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.

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Nina Burleigh

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.

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  • Trump Queens

    Forthcoming from Gallery

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Tara Button

Tara Button is the CEO and founder of buymeonce.com.

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Scott Carney

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.

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Shawn Casemore

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.

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Clay Chandler

Former Asia Editor of Fortune, former Chief Economic Correspondent for the Washington Post, and former Tokyo Correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, Chandler has also worked as a longtime editor for McKinsey’s Global Publishing division. He is based in Hong Kong, where he has opened his own independent consulting firm.

Arun Chaudhary

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.

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Tom Chiarella

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.

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  • Masters At Work: Life Coach

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  • Masters At Work: Real Estate Developer

    Forthcoming from Simon & Schuster

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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.

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Ted Danson

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.

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Niraj Dawar

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.

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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.

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Dan DiMicco

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).

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J.D. Dobson

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.

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Kate Dobson

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.

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Barry Dornfeld

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).

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Baz Dreisinger

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.

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Hugh Eakin

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.

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  • Picasso’s Dealer

    Forthcoming from Tim Duggan Books in 2018.

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Ilana Edelstein

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.

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Fredrik Eklund

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.

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Claire Evans

science journalist and musician, Evans is the Futures Editor of MotherboardVICE’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.

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David Farbman

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).

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Barbara Feinman

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.

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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.

Keith Ferrazzi

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.

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  • Co-Elevation

    Forthcoming from Currency

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Jeff Flake

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.

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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.

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Charles Gasparino

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).

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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.

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Rosie Gray

Rosie Gray is the White House Correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly. Before that she was a staff writer for Buzzfeed News for five years, covering two presidential elections, and got her start at the Village Voice.

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  • Together We Walk Towards the Fire: Steve Bannon, Breitbart News, and the Rise of Trump

    Forthcoming from Harper

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Mark Green

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.

Bob Greifeld

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.

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  • Market Mover: Lessons from a Decade of Change at Nasdaq

    Forthcoming from Grand Central

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Nicholas Griffin

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.

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Olaf Groth

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.

 

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  • Solomon's Code

    Forthcoming from Pegasus Books

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Jason Grumet

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).

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Shadi Hamid

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).

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Nick Haramis

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.

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Linda Hirshman

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.

Alan Iny

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).

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Jon Katzenbach

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).

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Josh Keating

International affairs writer at Slate, Keating is also a former writer and editor at Foreign Policy and a foreign policy analyst.

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  • Invisible Countries: Journies to the Edge of Nationhood

    Forthcoming from Yale University Press in 2018

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Kerry Kennedy

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.

Ro Khanna

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.

Fred Kiel

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.

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Josh King

A former director of production for presidential events during the Clinton Administration, King was formerly the host of the Sirius/XM radio show PoliOptics. He’s contributed to The Washington Post, Men’s Vogue, Brill’s Content, and Politico and has appeared on the BBC, CNN, NPR, and elsewhere.

David Komlos ​​and ​​David ​​Benjamin

David Komlos is Chief Executive Officer and 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.

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  • Getting Complex

    Forthcoming from Nicholas Brealey

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Richard Kreitner

Richard Kreitner is an editor at The Nation and has written for publications like The Boston Globe, The Baffler, In These Times, Raritan, and Tablet.

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  • Break It Up: The Secret History of America’s Imperfect Union

    Forthcoming from Little, Brown

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Mark Landler

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.

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Mary Lane

Chief European Art Reporter for the Wall Street Journal, Lane was also one of five recipients of the prestigious Fulbright Journalism Fellowship in 2011. She leads the Journal’s coverage of auctions, galleries, museums, and artist profiles.

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  • War Without End: Hitler’s Artistic Obsessions, a Family’s Dark Secret, and the Unhealed Wounds of World War Ii

    Forthcoming from Public Affairs in 2017.

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Adam Lashinsky

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).

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John Lawrence

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.

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Derek Leebaert

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.

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  • Rise to Supremacy: America Confronts the British Superpower, 1944-1956

    Forthcoming from Farrar, Straus, and Giroux in 2017.

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Robert Levine

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.

Junheng Li

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).

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Allan Lichtman

A Distinguished Professor of History at American University, Lichtman is the author of 9 books and hundreds of scholarly and popular articles. He has served as an expert witness in more than 90 civil rights cases, lectured on history and politics across the world, and most recently written The Case for Impeachment (Dey Street Books).

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Josh Linkner

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.

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Tom LoBianco

 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.

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Mike Lofgren

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).

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James Lowell

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.

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Courtney Lynch

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.

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Sean Lynch

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.

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Ellen Malcolm

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.

Ama Marston

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.

Stephanie Marston

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 ShowThe 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.

Christopher Mason

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).

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Will McCants

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).

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Duff McDonald

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.

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Keith McFarland

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).

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Paddy Miller

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).

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Angie Morgan

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.

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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.

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Susan Morrison

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.

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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.

Sarah Murray

A longtime contributor to The Financial Times, Murray has written for the Independent, The Observer, The Economist, The Times Higher Educational Supplement, The New Statesman, and American Demographics.

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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.

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Mark Nitzberg

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.

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  • Solomon's Code

    Forthcoming from Pegasus Books

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Norah O’Donnell

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.

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Barry O’Reilly

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.

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  • Unlearn
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Angela V. Paccione

Angela V. Paccione is senior director of client partnerships at Verus Global. She is coauthor of ONE Team.

Ellen Pao

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.

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  • Reset

    Forthcoming from Spiegel & Grau.

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Amie Parnes

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).

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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.

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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.

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  • Insurgency: The Inside Story of the Battle for the Soul of the Republican Party

    Forthcoming from Crown

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Joe Plumeri

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).

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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.

Gerald Posner

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.

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Jaideep Prabhu

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).

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Erik Prince

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.

Navi Radjou

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).

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June Diane Raphael ​​and ​​Kate ​​Black

June Diane Raphael is a actress, screenwrtier, producer, comedian, and podcaster known for her reoccuring role of Brianna on the TV show Grace and Frankie and her podcast, How Did This Get Made?

Kate Black is the Chief of Staff at EMILY’s List, a nonprofit dedicated to helping democratic pro-choice women run for office.

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  • Watch Her Run: A Guide for Badass Women Who Want to Run for Office and Take Over the World

    Forthcoming from Workman

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Pen Rhodeen

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.

Victoria L. Roberts

Victoria L. Roberts is president at Verus Global, responsible for the execution and scaling of growth strategy.

Rookie Magazine

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.

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Craig Ross

Craig Ross is CEO at Verus Global. He is coauthor of ONE Team, Degrees of Strength, and Stomp the Elephant in the Office.

David Rothkopf

David Rothkopf was Deputy Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade in the Clinton administration and is currently a visiting scholar with the Carnegie Endowment, the CEO and editor of Foreign Policy magazine, and President and CEO at consulting firm Garten Rothkopf. He is the author of the internationally acclaimed books Running The World: The Inside Story of the National Security Council and The Architects of American Power (PublicAffairs), Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World They Are Making (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), Power, Inc.: The Epic Rivalry Between Big Business and Government—and the Reckoning That Lies Ahead (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), and National Insecurity: American Leadership in an Age of Fear (PublicAffairs).

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Thaddeus Russell

A professor at Occidental College, Russell has a Ph.D. in American history and has taught at Columbia University and The New School.

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Robin Ryan

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.

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Elizabeth Samet

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.

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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.

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  • 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
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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.

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Craig Shirley

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.”

Mark Shriver

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.

Risto Siilasmaa

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.

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  • The Paranoid Optimist

    Forthcoming from McGraw-Hill

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Michael Silverstein

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.

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  • The $10 Trillion Prize
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Craig Simons

Craig Simons is the author of The Devouring Dragon: How China’s Rise Threatens Our Natural World (St. Martin’s Press). He has been the China correspondent for Newsweek and the Asia Bureau Chief for Cox Newspapers and is currently with the U.S. State Department in China.

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  • The Devouring Dragon: How China’s Rise Threatens Our Natural World
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Marc Solomon

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.

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  • Winning Marriage: The Inside Story of How Same-Sex Couples Took on the Politicians and Pundits—and Won
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Rowan Somerville

A former producer in film, television and radio, Somerville is the author of two novels, The End of Sleep and The Shape of Her.

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  • A Pound of Flesh

    Forthcoming from Lilliput in 2017.

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Dan Stone

Formerly a White House correspondent for Newsweek and The Daily Beast, Stone writes about food and agriculture for National Geographic. Before he became a journalist he grew peaches, nectarines, and other fruits in Northern California and earned his master’s in environmental science from Johns Hopkins University.

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  • Food Explorer: The Adventures of a Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats

    Forthcoming from NAL in 2017

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Mathew Sweezey

Mathew Sweezey is Principal of Marketing Insights at Salesforce.com, and recently wrote Marketing Automation for Dummies, which was published by Wiley.

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  • The Context Revolution

    Forthcoming from Harvard Business Review

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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.

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Jing Tsu

Jing Tsu is Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures & Comparative Literature at Yale University, where she is the chair of the Council on East Asian Studies. Tsu is a 2016 Guggenheim fellow and the author of two scholarly books, Failure, Nationalism, and Literature: The Making of Modern Chinese Identity, 1895-1937 (Stanford University Press) and Sound and Script in Chinese Diaspora (Harvard University Press).

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  • The Kingdom of Characters: How China Won the Language Wars and Went from Underdog to Superpower

    Forthcoming from Riverhead in 2018

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Craig Unger

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.

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Michael Veltri

Michael Veltri helps organizations and individuals perform at their best, deliver high-impact results without burnout, and drive transformation in their businesses and lives.

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Tony Wagner

Tony Wagner is an internationally known expert on education and the author of The Global Achievement Gap (Basic Books), Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World, and, with venture capitalist Ted Dintersmith, Most Likely To Succeed (Scribner).

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Jesse Walker

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

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.

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  • Out of the Comfort Zone

    Forthcoming from HarperCollins Business

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Matt Wasniewski

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.

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  • Truth’s Pilgrim: Walter Lippmann and the Making of U.S. Foreign Policy, 1917-1967

    Forthcoming from Norton in 2018.

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Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg

Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg is a Guest Lecturer at IESE Business School (Barcelona) and a partner in a consulting firm, The Innovation Architects. He is the co-author of Innovation As Usual (Harvard Business Review Press).

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Frederic Wehrey

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.

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.

Lis Wiehl

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).

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  • Lethal Beauty
  • Triple Threat
  • Winning Every Time
  • The Truth Advantage
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Thomas Wright

Thomas J. Wright is a fellow and director of the Project on International Order and Strategy at the Brookings Institution. He lives in Washington, DC.

Jia Lynn Yang

Deputy national editor at the New York Times, Jia Lynn Yang has edited and published stories about economics, immigration, China, business history, and political history. She was previously the deputy national security editor for the Washington Post, her writing has appeared in the Post and in Fortune, and she has been a guest on NPR’s Morning Edition, The Diane Rehm Show, and PBS Newshour.

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  • Un-American Elements: Johnson, The Kennedys, and the Epic Battle to Create a Nation of Immigrants

    Forthcoming from Norton in 2019

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Howard Yu

Howard Yu is a professor of strategic management and innovation at the prestigious IMD Business School in Switzerland, as well as the director of IMD’s signature program, the Advanced Strategic Management executive education course. He also develops customized training programs for large companies, and his clients include Mars, Maersk, Proctor & Gamble, Nestle, Sanofi, Novartis, and Lego, among many others. He writes regularly for ForbesFortuneHarvard Business ReviewSloan Management Review, and the South China Morning Post.

Dan Zak

A Washington Post reporter since 2005, Zak has covered subjects ranging from from the Vanity Fair Oscar party to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill to the military drawdown in Iraq. He’s previously written for Entertainment Weekly and for the Buffalo News in his hometown of Buffalo, New York.

Dan Zehr

Dan Zehr is a journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times; he is currently covering the economy for the Austin-American Statesman.

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  • Solomon's Code

    Forthcoming from Pegasus Books

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James Zogby

James Zogby is founder and president of the Arab American Institute and a senior advisor to the polling firm Zogby International. He writes a weekly column That appears in twenty Arab newspapers and hosts a weekly program on Abu Dhabi television. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Democratic National Committee, and co-chair of the DNC’s Resolutions Committee, he is the author of Arab Voices (Palgrave).

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  • Arab Voices

    https://us.macmillan.com/arabvoices/jameszogby/9780230120686/

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Andrew Auseon

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.

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Mira Bartók

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.

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Sheryl Berk

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.

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Tom Booth

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.

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Barbara Bottner

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.

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John Byrne

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.

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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.

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  • Max Einstein

    Forthcoming from Jimmy Patterson Books

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Michael Emberley

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.

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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.

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Margaret Greanais

Margaret Greanais’s debut picture book, Maximillian Villainous, will be published in August 2018 by Running Press Kids. She currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and three children.

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  • Maximillian Villanous

    Forthcoming in 2018 from Running Press Kids

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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.

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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.

Barry Jackson

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.

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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.

Alan Katz

Alan Katz is a celebrated TV writer (The Rosie O’Donnell Show, Nickelodeon) and author of several humorous  bestselling books for kids.

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Jessica Lange

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.

Bruce Littlefield

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).

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Amanda Marrone

Amanda Marrone is the author of seven books for children and teens. She grew up on Long Island where she spent her time reading, drawing, watching insects, and suffering from an overactive imagination. She earned a BA in education at SUNY Cortland and taught fifth and sixth grade in New Hampshire. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, Joe, and their two kids.

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Danica McKellar

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.

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Rhett Miller

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.

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  • My Pomes

    Forthcoming from Little Brown Books for Young Readers

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Malcolm Mitchell

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.

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Andrea Montalbano

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 elsewhere

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Julianne Moore

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.

Catherine Newman

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.

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Catherine Nichols

Catherine Nichols is the author of more than 60 books for readers of all ages. She has written on a wide variety of topics including Alice in Wonderland, animal intelligence, polar exploration, environmental habitats, as well as biographies and adaptations of classic books for emerging readers.
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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.

Michael Roberts

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.

Rookie Magazine

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.

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Paul Rudnick

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.

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.

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Maya Soetoro-Ng

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.

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Isaiah Stephens

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.

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Mary Sullivan

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.

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  • Dear Blue Sky
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Sarah Stewart Taylor

Sarah Stewart Taylor is the author of the Sweeney St. George mystery series (St. Martin’s Press) and The Expeditioners series of middle-grade novels (McSweeneys).

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Leah Tinari

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.

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Allison Varnes

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.

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  • Property of the Anarchist Librarian

    Forthcoming in 2018 from Random House Kids

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Kris Waldherr

Kris Waldherr’s books for adults and children include Doomed QueensThe Lover’s Path, and The Book of GoddessesThe New Yorker praised Doomed Queens as “utterly satisfying” and “deliciously perverse.” The Book of Goddesses was a One Spirit/Book-of-the-Month Club’s Top Ten Most Popular Book. Her picture book Persephone and the Pomegranate was noted by the New York Times Book Review for its “quality of myth and magic.” Her fiction has won fellowships from the Virginia Center of the Creative Arts, and a works-in-progress reading grant from Poets & Writers. Her upcoming publications include the novel The Lost History of Dreams (Touchstone Books, 2019) and Bad Princess (Scholastic Books, 2018), a follow up to Doomed Queens.

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Michael Wexler ​​and ​​John ​​Hulme

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.

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).

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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.

Joana Avillez

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.

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  • D-C-T

    Forthcoming from Penguin Press in 2017.

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Kate Betts

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.

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Hamish Bowles

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.

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  • The Glass of Fashion

    Forthcoming from Knopf in 2016.

  • Untitled Visual Book of Bowles’ Couture Collection

    Forthcoming from Rizzoli in 2017.

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John Derian

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.

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Robin Givhan

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

Glamour magazine reaches more than 12 million readers each month and outsells more than 98 percent of magazines on the newsstand today.

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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.

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Carson Kressley

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.

Janice Min

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.

Isaac Mizrahi

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.

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  • I.M.: A Memoir

    Forthcoming from Amy Einhorn Books in 2017.

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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.

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James Reginato

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.

Michael Roberts

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.

Rookie Magazine

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.

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Kate Schelter

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.

Norma Stevens ​​and ​​Steven ​​M. ​​L. ​​ ​​Aronson

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 FairVogueNew 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.

Vern Yip

Celebrity interior designer, HGTV alum and regular columnist for HGTV magazine and The Washington Post, Yip has made over countless homes during his four seasons on TLC’s Trading Spaces and NBC’s Home Intervention.

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Daniel Abbott

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.

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  • The Concrete

    Forthcoming from Ig Books

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Cara Blue Adams

Cara Blue Adams’s stories have appeared in Narrative, The Kenyon Review, Epoch, The Missouri Review, The Mississippi Review, and The Sun. Adams has won The Missouri Review Peden Prize and The Kenyon Review Short Fiction Prize, and she was named one of Narrative’​s “15 Below 30.”

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Saher Alam

Saher Alam was born in Lucknow, India, in 1973 and moved to the United States in 1978. She is a graduate of Princeton University and the Creative Writing Program at Boston University. She was a fiction fellow at Emory University, and her stories have appeared in Best of the Fiction Workshopsand the journal Literary Imagination. She lives in Missouri.

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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.

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Jesse Ball

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.

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Mira Bartók

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.

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Ann Bauer

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).

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Clare Beams

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+1EcotoneThe 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.

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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.

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Janet Benton

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.

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Jedediah Berry

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.

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Chaya Bhuvaneswar

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.

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  • White Dancing Elephants

    Forthcoming from Dzanc Books

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James Boice

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.

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  • Happier Days: A Novel

    Forthcoming from Simon & Schuster

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Marc Bojanowski

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.

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Lisa Borders

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.

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Jamey Bradbury

Jamey Bradbury received her MFA from the University of Greensboro North Carolina. She writes and lives in Anchorage, Alaska.

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Elizabeth Brooks

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 Call of the Curlew marks her debut.

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  • The Call of the Curlew

    Forthcoming from Tin House Books

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Lily Brooks-Dalton

Lily Brooks-Dalton is the author of the memoir Motorcycles I’ve Loved (Riverhead) and the debut novel Good Morning, Midnight (Random House).

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Alex Brunkhorst

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.

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Douglas Brunt

Douglas Brunt is the author of the novels Ghosts of Manhattan and The Means (Touchstone). He has just completed his third novel, Rye City.

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Christopher Buehlman

Christopher Buehlman is the winner of the 2007 Bridport Prize for Poetry and the author of several plays and five novels: The Suicide Motor ClubThe Lesser Dead (named the American Library Association’s Best Horror Novel of the Year), The Necromancer’s HouseBetween Two Fires, and Those Across the River (a World Fantasy Award nominee for best novel). He spends half the year in St. Petersburg, Florida, and the rest on the road.

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Michael Byers

Michael Byers is the author of the story collection The Coast of Good Intentions (Houghton Mifflin), which was won the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, garnered a Whiting Award, and was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award. His novels Long for This World (Houghton Mifflin) and Percival’s Planet (Holt) were both New York Times Notable Books. Byers’ fiction has appeared in Best American Short Stories and Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards; his nonfiction has appeared in The New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalThe Washington PostBest American Travel Writing, and elsewhere. A former Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, he teaches creative writing at the University of Michigan.

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Christopher Castellani

Christopher Castellani is the author of three novels published by Algonquin Books: All This Talk of Love, a New York Times Editors’ Choice; The Saint of Lost Things; and A Kiss From Maddalena, winner of the Massachusetts Book Award. He is also the author of The Art of Perspective: Who Tells the Story, part of the Graywolf Press series on the craft of writing, edited by Charles Baxter. Castellani is the artistic director of the creative writing center GrubStreet in Boston and is on the fiction faculty of the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. He is working on a new novel, Leading Men, for which he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2014.

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Kirstin Chen

Kirstin Chen is the author of the novels Bury What We Cannot Take, forthcoming from Little A in 2018, 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.

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Rita Zoey Chin

Rita Zoey Chin is the author of the bestselling debut memoir, Let the Tornado Come (Simon & Schuster). The recipient of a Katherine Anne Porter Prize, an Academy of American Poets Award, and a Bread Loaf waiter scholarship, Chin holds an MFA from the University of Maryland.

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Harriet Clark

Harriet Clark received her BA from Stanford University, an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and returned to Stanford as a Wallace Stegner Fellow from 2008 until 2010. She has also been a Truman Capote Fellow, a Teaching-Writing Fellow, a MacDowell Fellow, and an NEA Writer-in-the-Schools Fellow.

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Tara Conklin

Tara Conklin is a writer and former lawyer currently living with her family in Seattle, WA. The House Girl, her first novel, 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 from William Morrow/Harper Collins. Before turning to fiction, Tara worked for an international human rights organization and as a litigator at a corporate law firm in London and New York. Her short fiction has appeared in The Bristol Prize Anthology and Pangea: An Anthology of Stories from Around the Globe.

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Nan Cuba

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.

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Jaquira Diaz

Born in Puerto Rico and raised in Miami Beach, Jaquira Díaz is the 2016-18 Kenyon Review Fellow in Prose, and recipient of two Pushcart Prizes, 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. She’s been awarded fellowships or scholarships from The MacDowell Colony, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Summer Literary Seminars, the Tin House Summer Writers’ Workshop, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Ragdale Foundation, and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. Her work appears or is forthcoming in The Best American Essays 2016Rolling StonePushcart Prize XXXVII: Best of the Small PressesThe GuardianThe FADERPloughsharesKenyon ReviewThe SunThe Southern ReviewSalonBrevityNinth LetterSliceTriQuarterly, and The Los Angeles Review of Books, among other publications.

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Viet Dinh

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.

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Sarah Domet

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.

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Dagmara Dominczyk

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. 

Elisabeth Elo

Elisabeth Elo is the author of the gripping literary thriller North of Boston (Pamela Dorman Books).

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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.

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Cornelius FitzPatrick

Cornelius FitzPatrick received an MFA in fiction from Colorado State University. He was awarded a 2015 Emerging Writer Fellowship from A Public Space, and was a 2016-2017 Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. He is currently finishing his first collection of stories.

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Raymond Fleischmann

Raymond Fleischmann’s short stories have previously appeared in Iowa Review, Cimarron Review, The Pinch, Los Angeles Review, and River Styx, among others. He’s been a Made at Hugo House fellow and earned his MFA in creative writing from Ohio State University.

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Sally Franson

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.

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Christa Fraser

Christa Fraser 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. After graduating from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop with an MFA in fiction in 2012, she spent two months at the MacDowell Colony working on a novel. Her fiction has appeared in The Missouri Review.

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Ramin Ganeshram

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 will be published by Arcade.

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John Gapper

Chief Business Columnist for Financial Times, Gapper makes regular appearances on the BBC, CNBC, and NPR.

Hazel Gaynor

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.

Sarah Gerkensmeyer

Sarah is the author of the award-winning short story collection What You Are Now Enjoying (Autumn House Press), selected by Stewart O’Nan for the Autumn House Fiction Prize. Her stories have appeared in American Short Fiction, Guernica, The Massachusetts Review, and elsewhere. A Pushcart Prize nominee in both fiction and poetry, she was also a finalist for the Katherine Anne Porter Prize and the Calvino Prize for Fabulist Fiction. She is at work on a novel, Dangerous Creatures of the North Woods.

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Anissa Gray

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Karl Taro Greenfeld

Greenfeld is a writer on the Ray Donovan show. Formerly he was a writer and editor for The NationTIME, and Sports Illustrated; an editor for TIME Asia; and among the founding editors of Sports Illustrated China.

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Sunetra Gupta

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).

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Minrose Gwin

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.

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  • Promise

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  • Sweethearts

    Forthcoming from William Morrow

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Lise Haines

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.”

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  • When We Disappear

    Forthcoming from Unbridled Books

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George Harrar

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).

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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.

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Michelle Hoover

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.

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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.

Steve Israel

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.

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Sativa January

Sativa 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, Rattlemagazine, The International Journal of Transitional Justice and elsewhere.

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Ha Jin

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.

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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).

Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar

Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar is a Syrian-American author. Originally from New York City, Jennifer was born to a Muslim father and a Christian mother. She is a member of the Radius of Arab American Writers (RAWI) and of American Mensa. Her short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in The Kenyon ReviewThe Saturday Evening PostPANK MagazineMizna, and elsewhere. Jennifer is a 2017-2020 Montalvo Arts Center Lucas Artists Program Literary Arts Fellow and an alum of the Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation (VONA) and the Tin House Writers’ Workshop. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and the Best of the Net.

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Ratika Kapur

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.

Dana Kletter

Dana Kletter is a writer and musician, a recent Wallace Stegner Fellow and current Jones Lecturer in Fiction.  She received her MFA from the University of Michigan, where she won Hopwood prizes for Short Fiction and Novel.  Her work has appeared in The Sun, Michigan Quarterly Review, San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Phoenix, and Independent, and on Mammoth, Hannibal, Interscope, and Rykodisc Records.  Dana is the fiction editor for the Stanford Storytelling Project.  She is at work on a novel and a memoir.

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Alyssa Knickerbocker

Alyssa Knickerbocker’s fiction appears or is forthcoming in Alaska Quarterly Review, West Branch, Five Chapters, American Short Fiction, The Carolina Quarterly, Brooklyn Magazine, and Meridian, among many others, and has been anthologized in The Best of the West 2011: New Stories from the Wide Side of the Missouri. A novella, Your Rightful Home, is published by Nouvella Books. She recently held the Halls Emerging Artist Fellowship at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing  and the Axton Fellowship in Fiction at the University of Louisville. She earned an MFA in fiction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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William Kuhn

A former professor of history at Carthage College, Kuhn has written extensively about the British monarchy and Victorian high politics.

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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 RegisterEyes on the International Criminal CourtGrist; the GuardianHarvard Law and Policy ReviewHigh Country NewsHuffington PostIowa Farmer TodayKenyon Review OnlineMother JonesOil, Gas, and Energy LawSalon; and Yale Journal of International Law.

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Andrew Lam

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).

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Samuel Leader

Samuel Leader grew up in the UK and France. He holds a BA in Philosophy and Modern Languages from Oxford and an MFA in Creative Writing from UC Irvine. He was previously a fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center from 2009-2010 and was a writer in residence at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (2011-12).  He is working on a novel entitled The Trial of Monsieur Pascal, about an aged demographer on trial for crimes against humanity for his activities during the Second World War.

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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.

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Jessica Lott

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).

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Allison Lynn

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).

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Tom Macher

Tom Macher’s memoir, Halfway, recounting his time in a halfway house in Louisiana, is forthcoming from Scribner. He received his MFA in creative writing from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and has twice been a fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Macher’s short stories have appeared in Mississippi Review, Slice Magazine,  Day One, and elsewhere.

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Aaron Mahnke

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.

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Sara Majka

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 AmericaA 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).

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Anthony Marra

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, both published by Hogarth. 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.

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Mark Mayer

Mark Mayer is the author of the award-winning short story collection Aerialists (forthcoming from Bloomsbury). He received his MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa.

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  • Aerialists

    Forthcoming from Bloomsbury

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Anna Mazhirov

Anna Mazhirov is a writer living in New York.

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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.

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  • About Time

    Forthcoming from Random House

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Claire McDougall

Claire McDougall is the author of the novel Veil of Time (Gallery Books), named a Best Book of 2014 by POPSUGAR.

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Jillian Medoff

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.

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Askold Melnyczuk

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.

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Lincoln Michel

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 TimesThe 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.

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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).

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Mindy Misener

Mindy Misener grew up in Maine. In 2014 she received an MFA from the University of Michigan Helen Zell Writer’s Program. She currently teaches at the University of Michigan.

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Andrea Montalbano

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 elsewhere

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Kevin Morris

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 Night, 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.

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Jason Mott

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.

 

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Sabina Murray

Sabina Murray grew up in Australia and the Philippines. She is the author of the novels Forgery, A Carnivore’s Inquiry, and Slow Burn. Her short story collection The Caprices was the winner of the 2002 PEN/​Faulkner award. Her stories are anthologized in The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction and Charlie Chan is Dead II: An Anthology of Contemporary Asian Fiction. She is the writer of the screenplay for the film “Beautiful Country,” which was an Independent Spirit Award Best First Screenplay nominee. She is a former Michener Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin, Bunting Fellow of the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University and Guggenheim Fellow. She has received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and the Fred Brown Award from the University of Pittsburgh. Murray has served as the Roger Murray Writer in Residence at Phillips Academy Andover and currently is a member of the Creative Writing Faculty at UMass Amherst.

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Catherine Nichols

Catherine Nichols is the author of more than 60 books for readers of all ages. She has written on a wide variety of topics including Alice in Wonderland, animal intelligence, polar exploration, environmental habitats, as well as biographies and adaptations of classic books for emerging readers.
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Matthew Neill Null

Matthew Neill Null is the author of the novel Honey from the Lion (Lookout Books) and the award-winning story collection Allegheny Front (Sarabande), 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. His stories have appeared in The PEN /O. Henry Prize Stories, The Best American Mystery Stories 2014,  American Short Fiction, the Oxford AmericanPloughshares, and elsewhere. He holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and was a fellow at The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

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D. Wystan Owen

D. Wystan Owen is the author of Other People’s Love Affairs (forthcoming from Algonquin Books), set in the seaside town of Glass on the English coast. He received his MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and his stories have appeared in A Public Space, The American Scholar, The Threepenny Review, and elsewhere. He is at work on a new novel, A Disorderly House.

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  • Other People’s Love Affairs

    Forthcoming from Algonquin Books

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Angela Palm

Angela Palm is an author, editor, and writing instructor. Her first book, Riverine: A Memoir from Anywhere but Here, was released in August 2016 from Graywolf Press. She has been selected as a finalist for both the Vermont Book Award as well as the Emerging Author Finalist for the 2017 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award.

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Patricia Park

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.

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Henry Parker

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.

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Holly Peterson

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.

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Brenda Peynado

Brenda Peynado is a Dominican-American who writes fiction, nonfiction, and screenplays. Her work appears in The Georgia Review, Threepenny ReviewEpochKenyon Review online, and elsewhere. Her stories have won an O. Henry Prize, a Nelson Algren Award from the Chicago Tribune, a Dana Award in Fiction, the Writers at Work contest, 3rd place in Glimmer Train‘s Fiction Open, and other awards. She received her PhD in fiction from the University of Cincinnati, where she taught screenwriting, fiction, and science fiction & fantasy writing. Currently, she teaches fiction and screenwriting at the University of Central Florida’s BA and MFA programs.

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Dominica Phetteplace

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.

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Carol Piasente

Carol Piasente is a writer living in Albany, California. Her novel, Isola d’Elbawas named first runner up in the 20th annual James Jones First Novel Fellowship.

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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.

Michael Poore

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.

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Dan Pope

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.

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Hanna Pylväinen

Hanna Pylväinen is the author of the novel We Sinners (Henry Holt), which received the Whiting Writers’ Award and the Balcones Fiction Prize. Her 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 Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, an Arts Fellow at Princeton University, and a Helen Zell Fellow in Creative Writing at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where she received her MFA.

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Anne Raeff

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.

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Ladette Randolph

Ladette Randolph is the author of the novels A Sandhills Ballad (University of New Mexico Press) and Haven’s Wake (University of Nebraska Press), the short story collection This Is Not the Tropics (University of Wisconsin Press), and the memoir Leaving the Pink House (University of Iowa Press). A recipient of a Pushcart Prize and the Rona Jaffe Writers’ Award, she is also the editor of Ploughshares magazine and a faculty member at Emerson College.

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Rebecca Rasmussen

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 TriQuarterlyThe Mid-American ReviewNarrative Magazine, Glimmer Train, and elsewhere.

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David Ricciardi

David Ricciardi is the author of the novel Warning Light, forthcoming from Berkley.

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Andrew Roe

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.

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Leonard Rosen

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.

 

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Paul Rudnick

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.

Anjali Sachdeva

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 collection of magical realism.

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Riley Sager

A native of Pennsylvania, Sager is a writer, editor and graphic designer. Sager now lives in Princeton, New Jersey, and is working on a second novel.

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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.

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Lavanya Sankaran

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.

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Jonathan Santlofer

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.

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Ayşegül Savaş

Ayşegül Savaş is a novelist based in Paris. Her work has appeared in GuernicaThe Paris Review Daily, Pleiades,  and elsewhere and her debut novel WALKING ON THE CEILING is forthcoming from Riverhead Books.

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    Forthcoming from Riverhead Books

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Alan Shapiro

Alan Shapiro is the author of twelve books of poetry, most recently Reel to Reel (University of Chicago Press); the memoirs The Last Happy Occasion and Vigil (University of Chicago Press); and the novel Broadway Baby (Algonquin Books). A Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 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. He is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of English and Creative Writing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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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.

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Liv Stratman

Liv Stratman is a writer from New York. Her short stories and reviews have appeared in The Cincinnati ReviewCutbank, and Witness. She teaches at the New York City College of Technology and is currently at work on a novel.

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Cheryl Strayed

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. 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, and it is now a major motion picture starring Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern. Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar (Vintage), inspired an off-Broadway play at the Public Theater in New York, starring Nia Vardalos, and launched the podcast Dear Sugar, which she co-hosts with Steve Almond. Her new memoir, Daughterland, and her novel PAX are forthcoming from Knopf.

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Mary Sullivan

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.

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Mecca Jamilah Sullivan

Mecca Jamilah Sullivan is the author of the short story collection Blue Talk and Love (Riverdale Avenue Books). 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. and 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,  Prairie Schooner, Callaloo, Crab Orchard Review, Robert Olen Butler Fiction Prize Stories, and elsewhere. She is Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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Barrett Swanson

Barrett Swanson was the 2016-2017 Halls Emerging Artist Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing. He was the recipient of a 2015 Pushcart Prize, and his short fiction and essays have been distinguished as “notable” in Best American Nonrequired Reading (2014), Best American Essays (2014, 2015, and 2017), and Best American Sports Writing (2017). Swanson’s work has appeared most recently in The New York Times Magazine, The Guardian, The New Republic, American Short Fiction, New England Review, Boston Review, Dissent, LA Review of Books, The Point, Ninth Letter, and Mississippi Review, and is forthcoming in Orion, Pacific Standard, and The Southern Review.

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Erika Swyler

Erika Swyler is a graduate of New York University. Her short fiction has appeared in WomenArts Quarterly JournalLitro, 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.

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Karin Tanabe

Karin Tanabe is the author of the historical fiction novels The Diplomat’s Daughter and The Gilded Years, as well as The List and The Price of Inheritance, all published by Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.

A former Politico reporter and a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post, her work has also appeared in publications including The Washington PostThe Chicago Tribune, The Miami HeraldNewsdayThe Philadelphia Inquirer and in the anthology Crush: Writers Reflect on Love, Longing and the Lasting Power of Their First Celebrity Crush.

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Monique Truong

Monique Truong is the acclaimed author of two novels. The national bestseller The Book of Salt (Houghton Mifflin), the story of Gertrude Stein’s young Vietnamese cook, was a New York Times Notable Book and was listed as favorites of the by The Chicago Tribune, the Village Voice, and the Miami Herald. Her second novel, Bitter in the Mouth (Random House), 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. Her new novel, The Sweetest Fruits, will be published by Viking Books.

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  • The Sweetest Fruits

    Forthcoming from Viking Books

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Donna VanLiere

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.

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Zachary Tyler Vickers

Zachary Tyler Vickers is the author of the award-winning story collection Congratulations on Your Martyrdom! (Break Away Books, Indiana University Press). 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 Prize and the 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. His story “Karst” has been optioned for feature film.

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Kris Waldherr

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 upcoming 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.

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  • The Lost History of Dreams

    Forthcoming from Touchstone Books

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Kris Waldherr

Kris Waldherr’s books for adults and children include Doomed QueensThe Lover’s Path, and The Book of GoddessesThe New Yorker praised Doomed Queens as “utterly satisfying” and “deliciously perverse.” The Book of Goddesses was a One Spirit/Book-of-the-Month Club’s Top Ten Most Popular Book. Her picture book Persephone and the Pomegranate was noted by the New York Times Book Review for its “quality of myth and magic.” Her fiction has won fellowships from the Virginia Center of the Creative Arts, and a works-in-progress reading grant from Poets & Writers. Her upcoming publications include the novel The Lost History of Dreams (Touchstone Books, 2019) and Bad Princess (Scholastic Books, 2018), a follow up to Doomed Queens.

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Kathy Wang

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.

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  • People of Means

    Forthcoming from William Morrow

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Heather Webb

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.

Julia Wertz

Author and illustrator of five graphic novels, Wertz has written Eisner nominees DRINKING AT THE MOVIES and THE INFINITE WAIT AND OTHER STORIESShe 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.

Michael Wexler ​​and ​​John ​​Hulme

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.

Lis Wiehl

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).

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  • Lethal Beauty
  • Triple Threat
  • Winning Every Time
  • The Truth Advantage
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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.

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  • When Ghosts Speak
  • The Book of Illumination
  • The Ice Cradle
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Bess Winter

Bess Winter’s work appears in American Short FictionAlaska 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.

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April Wolfe

April Wolfe studied playwriting and fiction writing at Western Michigan University and did an MFA in fiction writing at Boise State University. Her short fiction and poetry have appeared in UnsaidThe CollagistQuarterly West, and Broken Pencil, among other publications, and she was a 2014 A Public Space Emerging Writer Fellow. She is an editor at the photography industry magazine The Picture Professional and has written and directed two short films, Widower and Another Animal in the Pool of Tears. She was once a semi-pro wrestler. Now she sometimes performs comedic PowerPoint presentations at rock clubs. She loves the work of Carson McCullers and lives in Los Angeles.

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Heather Young

Heather Young grew up the daughter of transplanted Iowans, and spent her childhood summers at a Minnesota lake with her Midwestern relatives. As a close observer of the small-town Midwest—particularly the way its families protect and even nurture their darkest secrets—she became fascinated with its unique sensibility. Her first novel, The Lost Girls, is set on a remote lake in northern Minnesota near a town like the one where four generations of her family are buried. Heather now lives in northern California with her husband and two children. After receiving her law degree from the University of Virginia, she practiced law in San Francisco for a number of years before beginning her writing career. She received an MFA from the Bennington College Writing Seminars in 2011, and continued her education at the Tin House Writers’ Workshop and the Squaw Valley Writers’ Workshop.

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Hester Young

Hester Young has an MFA from the University of Hawaii and is the author of The Gates of Evangeline (Putnam), a supernatural suspense novel.

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Jung Yun

Jung Yun’s work has appeared in Tin House (the “Emerging Voices” issue); The Best of Tin House: Stories; and The Massachusetts Review. She has an MFA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Yun received an honorable mention for the Pushcart Prize and was awarded an Artist’s Fellowship in fiction from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Shelter is her debut novel.

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Lijia Zhang

Writer and social commentator, Zhang lives in Beijing and focuses on human stories set in China. She is a regular speaker on BBC Radio and NPR, and is the author of the memoir SOCIALISM IS GREAT!

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Kevin Alexander

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.

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  • Twilight of the Food Gods

    Forthcoming from Penguin Press

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Gustavo Arellano

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.

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Mark Bailey

A screenwriter, Bailey was nominated for an Emmy for the documentary series Pandemic: Facing AIDS.

Luke Barr

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.

Cathy Barrow

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.

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  • Pie Squared

    Forthcoming from Grand Central Life & Style (Hachette)

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Kristen Beddard

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.

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Susan Bratton

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.

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Gesine Bullock-Prado

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.”

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David Burtka

David Burtka is a Cordon Bleu-trained chef, 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.

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  • Life is a Party

    Forthcoming from Grand Central Life & Style

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Nicole Centeno

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.

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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.

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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.

Ben Daitz ​​and ​​Ratha ​​Chaupoly

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.

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Lucy Danziger

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.

Lily Diamond

Lily Diamond is a writer, photographer, and proponent of wildness in the kitchen. In 2012, she created the award-winning, much-beloved blog Kale & Caramel. Lily grew up on Maui and graduated from Yale University. She lives in California.

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Charlotte Druckman

A food journalist and co-founder of Food 52’s Piglet cookbook competition, Druckman has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Bon Appetit and the New York Times.

Ramin Ganeshram

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 will be published by Arcade.

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Liza Gates

A health writer, Gates is a certified integrated nutritionist with a special interest in Ayervedic medicine.

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  • Mindful Eating

    Forthcoming from Clarkson Potter in 2017.

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Glamour Magazine

Glamour magazine reaches more than 12 million readers each month and outsells more than 98 percent of magazines on the newsstand today.

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Valerie Gordon

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.

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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.

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Christine Ha

Christine Ha, a chef, writer, and television personality, was the first ever blind contestant on the hugely popular MasterChef TV series and secured the coveted MasterChef title in season 3.  Christine’s first cookbook, the New York Times bestseller Recipes from My Home Kitchen: Asian and American Comfort Food (Rodale), 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. She is at work on a new cookbook, Cooking with Blind Intuition.

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Adrian Harris ​​and ​​Jeremy ​​Inglett

The Vancouver-based duo behind The Food Gays, a web site and brand celebrating colorful, veggie-forward food and thoughtful presentation.

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  • The Food Gays’ Guide to Cooking in Color

    Forthcoming from HarperCollins Canada and Gibbs Smith (US)

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Ingrid Hoffmann

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.

Luke Holden ​​and ​​Ben ​​Conniff

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.

Jessica Iannotta

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.

Jeremy Inglett ​​and ​​Adrian ​​Harris

The Vancouver-based duo behind The Food Gays, a web site and brand celebrating colorful, veggie-forward food and thoughtful presentation.

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  • The Food Gays’ Guide to Cooking in Color

    Forthcoming from HarperCollins Canada and Gibbs Smith (US)

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Rebecca Lando

An award-winning writer, producer, and editor, Lando is the creator and co-host of the web-based cooking series Working Class Foodies.

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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.

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  • Mei Mei’s Family Style

    Forthcoming from Roost Books (Shambhala)

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Anita Lo

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.

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Eva Longoria

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.

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Reid Mitenbuler

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.

Kim Nelson

Shark Tank alum, entrepreneur, and proprietor of Daisy Cakes, where each homemade cake is hand-iced before being shipped from her kitchen to yours.

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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.

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Emily Nunn

Emily Nunn is a freelance food writer and home-cooking evangelist living in North Carolina. She worked for almost a decade at The New Yorker, where she was an arts editor covering both theater and restaurants (she created Tables for Two, the magazine’s restaurant column) and as an award-winning features reporter at the Chicago Tribune. Her writing about the arts has been featured in VogueMen’s VogueElleDetailsDepartures; her food writing has been featured in Food and WineMen’s Vogue, and the Chicago Tribune Magazine, among other publications.

Norah O’Donnell ​​and ​​Geoff ​​Tracy

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. 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.” Norah O’Donnell and Geoff Tracy are the authors of NYT bestseller, Baby Love.

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  • Our Family Kitchen

    Forthcoming from Simon & Schuster

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Kwame Onwuachi

Chef and raconteur. Forbes 30 under 30, Zagat 30 under 30, Top Chef alum.

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  • Chasing Happiness

    Forthcoming from Knopf (Penguin Random House)

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Marco Pasanella

Owner of Pasanella and Son, a wine shop in lower Manhattan, Pasanella wrote the “Room to Improve” column for The New York Times and has contributed to GQ and Esquire.

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Zac Posen

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.

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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.

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Ian Purkayastha

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.

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Sara Roahen

Food writer Sara Roahen is the author of Gumbo Tales: Finding My Place at the New Orleans Table (Norton).

SELF Magazine

SELF was nominated for a National Magazine Award in 2008. The Drop 10 Diet was a New York Times Bestseller.

Joseph Shuldiner

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.

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  • The Institute of Domestic Technology Cookbook

    Forthcoming from Chronicle in 2019

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Julie Smolyansky

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.”

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  • The Kefir Cookbook: Over 100 Sweet and Savory Recipes Using One of the Healthiest Foods on the Planet

    Forthcoming from HarperOne in 2017.

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Elizabeth Stein

Elizabeth Stein is the founder and CEO of the natural foods company Purely Elizabeth and author of the cookbook Eating Purely (Skyhorse).

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  • Eating Purely
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Dan Stone

Formerly a White House correspondent for Newsweek and The Daily Beast, Stone writes about food and agriculture for National Geographic. Before he became a journalist he grew peaches, nectarines, and other fruits in Northern California and earned his master’s in environmental science from Johns Hopkins University.

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  • Food Explorer: The Adventures of a Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats

    Forthcoming from NAL in 2017

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Daniel Stone

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.

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Geoff Tracy ​​and ​​Norah ​​O’Donnell

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.” 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. Norah O’Donnell and Geoff Tracy are the authors of NYT bestseller, Baby Love.

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Nguyen Tran

Nguyen Tran is the megaphone-toting, banana-suit-wearing front man and self-proclaimed chief instigating officer of Starry Kitchen, which he cofounded with his wife, Thi. He grew up in Dallas, Texas, and lives in Los Angeles, where he helps runs Button Mash, his most recent adventure, in Echo Park.

Nicole Ponseca and Miguel Trinidad

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.

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  • I Am a Filipino

    Forthcoming from Artisan in 2018

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Kevin West

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.

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Elettra Wiedemann

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. 

Josh Williams ​​and ​​Eric ​​Prum

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.

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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).

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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 Mother Mind: The Emotional Guide to Pregnancy and Postpartum, forthcoming from Simon & Schuster.

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.”

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Giacomo Bono

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).

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Susan Bratton

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.

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Steven Brill

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.

Elena Brower

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 Your Elegant Divorce.

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Naomi Cahn

A law professor at George Washington University Law School, Naomi Cahn writes, lectures, and blogs about families and culture.

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Scott Carney

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.

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Nicole Centeno

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.

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Christine Chen

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).

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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.

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Myrieme Churchill

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.

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Arianne Cohen

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.

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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.

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Lucy Danziger

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.

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.

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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).

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Karen Duffy

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.

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Emily Eakin

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.

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  • Nonfiction Book

    Forthcoming from Penguin Press in 2019

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Robert Emmons

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).

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Maureen Foley

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.

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Jeffrey Froh

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).

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Liza Gates

A health writer, Gates is a certified integrated nutritionist with a special interest in Ayervedic medicine.

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  • Mindful Eating

    Forthcoming from Clarkson Potter in 2017.

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Gabrielle Hartley

Gabrielle Hartley, Esq is a divorce lawyer based in New York and Western Massachusetts and the co-author with Elena Brower of Your Elegant Divorce.

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  • Your Elegant Divorce
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John Homans

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.

Sandeep Jauhar

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).

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Eliza Kingsford

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.

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David Kirby

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).

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Erica Komisar

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.

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Wendy Kramer

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.

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Rabbi Jennifer Krause

A Rabbi, Krause has written for O: The Oprah Magazine, Newsweek, and the New York Times.

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Brad Lamm

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).

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Natalie Lampert

Natalie Lampert is a Fulbright fellow and independent journalist who has written about egg freezing, abortions, and women’s health for The Daily Beast, The Atlantic, The New Republic, and Slate.

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  • Me and My Ovary

    Forthcoming from Ballantine

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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.

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.

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Dario Maestripieri

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).

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Antonia Malchik

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. She is at work on her debut book project 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, forthcoming in 2018 by Da Capo.

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  • A Walking Life

    Forthcoming in 2018 from Da Capo

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Andrea Marcum

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.

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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).

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Elaine McArdle

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.

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.

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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).

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Tracy Moore

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).

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Kate Murphy

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.

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  • You're Not Listening

    Forthcoming from Celadon

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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

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.

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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).

Stephen Nowicki

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 Parker

A writer who began his career while in Arizona State Prison, Parker received a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Columbia University.

Marilyn Paul

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.

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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.

William Pollack

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).

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James Poulos

Daily Beast columnist and contributor to Forbes, The Atlantic, The Economistand 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.

Stacey Radin

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.

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.

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  • In Pain in America

    Forthcoming from HarperCollins

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Alice Robb

Alice Robb is a columnist for New York‘s “Science of Us,” and has written for The New Republic, The New StatesmanElleForeign 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.

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  • The Power of Dreams

    Forthcoming in 2018 from Eamon Dolan Books

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Judith Rodin

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.

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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

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.

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Bob Roth

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.

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Anneli Rufus

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.

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 Mother Mind: The Emotional Guide to Pregnancy and Postpartum, forthcoming from Simon & Schuster.

SELF Magazine

SELF was nominated for a National Magazine Award in 2008. The Drop 10 Diet was a New York Times Bestseller.

Sam Sheridan

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.

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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 AtlanticTIME, 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.

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Elizabeth Stanley

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.

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  • Mind Fitness: Making Agile and Adaptive Decisions During Stress, Uncertainty, and Change

    Forthcoming from Avery in 2018.

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Elizabeth Stein

Elizabeth Stein is the founder and CEO of the natural foods company Purely Elizabeth and author of the cookbook Eating Purely (Skyhorse).

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  • Eating Purely
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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.

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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.

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  • The Social Leap: How and Why Humans Connect

    Forthcoming from Harper Wave in 2018

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Tionne Watkins

Lead singer of 5-time Grammy Award-winning girl-group TLC, Watkins is also the national spokesperson for sickle cell disease.

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Caroline Webb

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.

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Henry Wellman

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.

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  • Brain Child

    Forthcoming from Oxford University Press

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Dan Willingham

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).

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Everett Worthington

Everett Worthington is professor of psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University, a leading member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and the author of numerous books on forgiveness, most recently Moving Forward: Six Steps to Forgiving Yourself and Breaking Free from the Past (WaterBrook Multnomah).

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  • Moving Forward: Six Steps to Forgiving Yourself and Breaking Free from the Past
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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.

Liaquat Ahamed

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.

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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.’

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Daniel Akst

Daniel Akst is the author of three previous books, whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Slate and other leading publications.

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  • Fighting the Good War

    Forthcoming from University Press of New England

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Lesley Alderman

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).

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Devery Anderson

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).

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Alan Andres

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.

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  • Chasing the Moon

    Forthcoming from Ballantine

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Julia Angwin

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.

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Gustavo Arellano

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.

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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.

Daniel Barbarisi

Daniel Barbarisi is a longtime sports and news journalist, most recently on the staff of The Wall Street Journal, where he served as the Yankee’s beat reporter. Gay Talese has called him “one of the best young talents working in sports journalism today”.

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Bruce Barcott

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).

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