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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.

William Lee Adams

William Lee Adams is a Vietnamese-American broadcaster and journalist based in London, where he currently presents the BBC Minute — the flagship youth news program from the BBC World Service. He is best known as the founder and face of Wiwibloggs, the world’s most-followed independent Eurovision blog and YouTube channel. Wild Dances is his first book.

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  • Wild Dances

    Forthcoming from Astra House

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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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Carl Sferrazza Anthony

Carl Sferrazza Anthony is a writer, screenwriter, and journalist, an expert on Presidents and their families, the former historian of the National First Ladies’ Library, and the author of over a dozen works of history and biography.
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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

Steven M. L. 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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  • The Tale of the Mandarin Duck

    Forthcoming from Random House Books for Young Readers

  • Apartment House of Poppy Hill

    Forthcoming from Chronicle

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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

With Superchunk bandmate Mac McCaughan, Laura 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.

Samara Bay

Samara Bay coaches people to use their voice to communicate their thoughts in public, authentically and with great joy. She has coached clients for United Nations addresses, stump speeches on the campaign trail, award show telecasts, academic keynotes, product and creative pitches, all-hands, and media interviews. In Hollywood, she is an established speech coach for television and film, and she hosts a podcast, Permission to Speak, that is produced and distributed on the iHeartRadio network.
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  • Permission to Speak

    Forthcoming from Crown

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Joshua Bennett

Joshua Bennett is a poet, spoken word performer, and Assistant Professor of English at Dartmouth. His first collection of poetry, The Sobbing School (Penguin Books, 2016), was the winner of the 2015 National Poetry Series; his second collection, Owed (Penguin), and book of essays of literary criticism, Being Property Once Myself (Harvard University Press), were published in 2020.

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  • Spoken Word: A Cultural History

    Forthcoming from Knopf/Pantheon

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  • The Study of Human Life

    Forthcoming from Penguin

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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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Michael Benson

Michael Benson is a writer, photographer, filmmaker, and exhibitions producer. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, Smithsonian, ArtForum, and other publications. In the last decade he staged a series of increasingly large-scale shows of planetary landscape photography in the US and internationally, appearing in museums from London, to Brisbane, to Barcelona and beyond. In 2008-10, Benson worked with director Terrence Malick to help produce space and cosmology sequences for Malick’s film Tree of Life, which drew in part from Benson’s book and exhibition projects; the film won the Palm d’Or at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.

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Laura Bliss

Laura Bliss is a reporter at Bloomberg CityLab, where she advances the national conversation on the politics and policies that shape cities. Her writing and reporting have appeared in places like the New York Times, The Atlantic, Mother Jones, Pacific Standard, Los Angeles Review of Books, Sierra, and beyond.

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  • The Quarantine Atlas

    Forthcoming from Black Dog & Leventhal

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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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Patricia Bosworth

Patricia Bosworth is the New York Times-bestselling author of four biographies and two memoirs: Montgomery Clift (Harcourt Brace, 1978); Diane Arbus (Knopf, 1984); Marlon Brando (Viking, 2001); Jane Fonda (HMH, 2011); Anything Your Little Heart Desires (S&S, 1997); and The Men in My Life (HarperCollins, 2017). As a journalist, she has contributed regularly to Vanity Fair, the New York Times, and The Nation, among other publications.

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  • Protest Song: Paul Robeson, J. Edgar Hoover, and the Ongoing Fight for Black Liberation

    Forthcoming from Farrar, Straus & Giroux

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Scotty Bowers

A bartender to the Hollywood elite, for whom he set up intimate social liaisons, Bowers was 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. 

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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Ruth Brandon

Ruth Brandon was a trainee producer for the BBC, working in radio and television after reading French and Spanish at Girton College, Cambridge. But she found she preferred writing, and moved to freelance journalism, and eventually to books. Ruth is primarily a non-fiction writer, using biography to look at social and cultural history through individual lives. Ruth lives in London. She is married, with one daughter.

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Mark Braude

Critically acclaimed author Mark Braude is a former postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University, where he was also a lecturer in the departments of Art History, History, and French. He
will be the Spring 2020 Visiting Fellow at the American Library in Paris and was named a 2017-2018 Public Scholar by the National Endowment for the Humanities. His writing has appeared in The Globe and Mail, The Los
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Michael Brodeur

Michael Brodeur is classical music editor at The Washington Post, and is a former cultural critic at the Boston Globe. Michael’s written on the gym and the body for Thrillist, the Boston Globe Magazine, and Medium; Swole is his first book.

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  • Swole: The Making of Men and the Meaning of Muscle

    Forthcoming from Beacon Press

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Holly Brubach

Holly Brubach is a writer on culture specializing in dance and fashion. She has worked as a staff writer and editor at The New Yorker, the New York Times and the New York Times Magazine, and The Atlantic, where she won a National Magazine Award in Essays & Criticism, and her freelance work has appeared in W Magazine, Vanity Fair, The Gentlewoman, Travel & Leisure, Departures, Mirabella, O, House & Garden, Architectural Digest, and others.

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Maggie Bullock

Maggie Bullock is a journalist and former Condé Nast editor who covers the worlds of fashion, retail, and celebrity for The New York TimesVanity Fair, Elle, and Vogue among many other national publications.

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  • The Kingdom of Prep

    Forthcoming from Dey Street

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Ash Carter

Ash Carter is a writer and the articles editor at Air Mail. His writing has appeared in EsquireAir MailVanity Fair, the New York Times, the Washington PostMediumWIREDTown & CountryUSA Today, and more. He lives in Brooklyn.

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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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Robert Christgau

According to a recent profile in The New Yorker, Robert Christgau is “not just the Dean of American Rock Critics…but one of America’s sharper public intellectuals of the past half century, and certainly one of its most influential.” A rock critic since 1967, he was a senior editor and the chief music critic at The Village Voice for over three decades. His Is It Still Good to Ya?: Fifty Years of Rock Criticism, 1967-2017 was a finalist for the 2018 National Book Critics Circle award in the category of criticism; he currently writes a music column for Vice.

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Bloomberg CityLab

Bloomberg CityLab reports on the world’s cities, communities, and neighborhoods: How they work, the challenges they face, and the solutions they need.

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  • The Quarantine Atlas

    Forthcoming from Black Dog & Leventhal

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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 six collections of poems, most recently My Bishop and Other Poems. His collection The Ledge was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. He has received numerous awards for his poetry, including fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. He was the Poet Laureate of Maryland from 2001-2004 and the Director of the Bread Loaf Writers Conference from 1993-2017.

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Ron Cooper

A travel, documentary, and portrait photographer, Cooper pursues images that reflect local cultures and people. Since 2015, his work has been exhibited in more than 25 juried group shows in the U.S. and Europe receiving Best in Show, Best Portrait, Director’s Choice, Artistic Excellence and Honorable Mention awards.

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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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Charles R. Cross

The New York Times bestselling author behind Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain, Room Full of Mirrors: A Biography of Jimi Hendrix, and more, Charles R. Cross has written for hundreds of newspapers and magazines, from Rolling Stone to The Times of London. As the editor of Seattle’s The Rocket from 1986 through 2000, Cross chronicled the rise of the Northwest music scene during the heyday of grunge; he now lectures at colleges about journalism and pop culture, and often appears on radio and television as an expert.

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Mary Cullinan

Dr. Mary Cullinan is an English professor, university administrator and author. She served as 26th president of Eastern Washington University from 2014-2020. She has written a biography of Scottish writer Susan Ferrier (Twayne Publishers) and co-edited an anthology on American women writers (St. Martin’s Press).

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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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Anthony DeCurtis

Anthony DeCurtis is a contributing editor to Rolling Stone, where his work has appeared for more than thirty years. A Grammy Award recipient, he has three times been recognized with the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award for excellence in writing about music. A former on-air correspondent and editorial director at VH1, he has contributed to a myriad of television specials and programs; he teaches in the writing program at the University of Pennsylvania.

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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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Jared Diamond

Jared Diamond is the national baseball reporter for the Wall Street Journal, where in the past he has covered the Mets and the Yankees. He appears regularly on the MLB Network and is the co-creator of the journalism newsletter “The -30-.”

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Ani DiFranco

Ani DiFranco is a Grammy Award-winning singer, multi-instrumentalist, poet, songwriter, activist, businesswoman, and New York Times bestselling author. She has released more than 20 albums, and is one of the first independent musicians to create her own label, Righteous Babe Records (based in Buffalo, NY). She is widely known as an activist and feminist icon, and the Righteous Babe Foundation supports causes ranging from abortion rights to gay visibility.

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Madeleine Dore

Madeleine Dore is a freelance writer, interviewer, and “day artist” exploring how we can broaden our definitions of creativity and productivity as the marker of a day well spent. She is the founder of the blog Extraordinary Routines and the podcast Routines & Ruts. Through hundreds of interviews with creative people, Madeleine has collected insights that help readers navigate uncertainty, perfectionism, and productivity guilt.

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  • How to Measure a Day

    Forthcoming from Avery

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Marc Dunkelman

Marc J. Dunkelman is a fellow in International and Public Affairs at the Brown University Watson Institute. His work focuses on the architecture of American community and the progressive movement’s evolving view of power. During more than a dozen years working in Washington, Dunkelman served as a senior fellow at the Clinton Foundation, on the staff of the Senate Judiciary Committee, as legislative director and chief of staff to a member of the House of Representatives, and as the vice president for strategy and communications at the Democratic Leadership Council. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Atlantic, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Harvard Business Review, Chronicle of Higher Education, Daily Beast, and National Affairs, among other publications. He is the author of The Vanishing Neighbor: The Transformation of American Community (W.W. Norton, 2014).

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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

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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 making Run-DMC’s version of Walk This Way.

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Mark Ellison

Mark Ellison has worked as a carpenter, mostly in and around New York City, for nearly four decades. His work has won numerous awards, and he is widely considered one of the top carpenters in New York.

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  • Building: A Carpenter's Notes on Life, New York, and the Art of Good Work

    Forthcoming from Random House

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America Ferrera

America Ferrera is an award-winning actress, producer, director and activist. In 2016 Ferrera co-founded HARNESS, an social justice story telling non-profit, and she speaks throughout the country as an advocate for human and civil rights and was the opening speaker at the monumental Women’s March on Washington in January 2017.

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Patricia Field

Best known as the costume designer on Sex and the City, Patricia Field is a designer, stylist, boutique owner, and fashion icon. For her work on The Devil Wears Prada, she was nominated for an Academy Award, and for her work on Sex and the City, she’s been nominated for five and won one Emmy Award.

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  • Happy People Dance

    Forthcoming from Dey Street

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Micah Fields

The recipient of the Oxford American‘s 2018-19 Jeff Baskin Writers Fellowship, Fields has published essays and photography in the Oxford American, the Baffler, Columbia Journalism Review, Sonora Review, War, and elsewhere. He holds an MFA from the University of Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program and hails from Houston, Texas.

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  • We Hold Our Breath: A Journey to Texas Between Storms

    Forthcoming from W.W. Norton

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Linda Flanagan

A journalist whose work has appeared in the Atlantic, Runner’s World, and elsewhere, Flanagan has coached high-school girls cross-country teams in Summit, New Jersey, for nearly two decades. She is a lifelong athlete and regularly participates in media and on panels discussing youth sports and coaching.

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  • Should Kids Play Sports?

    Forthcoming from Portfolio

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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.

Meryl Frank

Meryl Frank has been an activist, mayor, ambassador, and champion of women’s leadership and political participation around the world.

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  • Twenty One and One: A Memoir

    Forthcoming from Hachette Books

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Valerie Fridland

Dr. Valerie Fridland is a professor of sociolinguistics at the University of Nevada in Reno. An expert on the relationship between language and society, her work has appeared in numerous academic journals and she is co-author of the book Sociophonetics by Cambridge University Press. She also writes for Psychology Today and lectures for The Great Courses.

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  • It's All Talk

    Forthcoming from Viking

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Johanna Katrin Fridriksdottir

Johanna Katrin Fridriksdottir currently works at the National Library of Norway in Oslo. She is currently contributing to a documentary by Ash Thayer entitled Viking Women: The Crying Bones. Her research focuses on Vikings, old Norse-Icelandic sagas, mythology and poetry, late medieval Iceland, medieval manuscripts and gender.

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Lionel Friedberg

A documentary filmmaker and a Primetime Emmy Award-winner, Friedberg has had his work appear on CBSPBS, and The History Channel, among other television outlets.

Elysa Gardner

Elysa Gardner currently covers cabaret for The New York Times and has at various points been a regular contributor to The New Yorker (as “Night Life” columnist), Rolling Stone, the Los Angeles Times, and VH1. Formerly the theater and music critic for USA Today, Elysa has served on the Pulitzer Prize drama jury twice, most recently (2017) as chair, and is a board member of the Drama Desk.

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  • Magic To Do

    Forthcoming from Applause Books

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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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Nelson George

Nelson George is an award-winning author, filmmaker, television producer and critic with a long career in analyzing and presenting diverse elements of African-American culture. His books have been nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Before Columbus Foundation. As a filmmaker, George was a producer on the Emmy Award-winning The Chris Rock Show (HBO) and executive producer of the highly rated American Gangster crime series (BET). He directed Queen Latifah to a Golden Globe in the HBO film Life Support, which he also co-wrote, and was a writer/producer on The Get Down (Netflix); he does most of his work through his production company, Urban Romances.

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Holly George-Warren

Holly George-Warren is an award-winning writer and music consultant. As editorial director of Rolling Stone Press from 1993-2001, she created over forty books, including New York Times bestsellers and ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award-winners. She has worked as a curator for the GRAMMY Museum, which opened in L.A. in December 2008, and currently serves on the nominating committee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. A two-time Grammy nominee, she teaches Arts Journalism at the State University of New York in New Paltz, NY.

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David Gilkey

The late David Gilkey was a celebrated conflict photographer who over the course of his career worked at NPR, The Detroit Free Press and The Boulder Daily Camera, bringing to vivid life big and small stories with global impact. Known for chronicling pain and beauty in war and conflict, he was on assignment when he and NPR’s Afghan interpreter, Zabihullah Tamanna were killed during the ambush of their convoy in Afghanistan’s Helm and province in 2016. Considered one of the best photojournalists in the world, his work received numerous awards including a 2007 Free Press Award, a 2010 George Polk Award, dozens of honors from the White House News Photographers Association including the 2011 Still Photographer of the Year, a 2015 Edward R. Murrow Award and a 2015 Peabody Award, among others.

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  • Pictures on the Radio

    Forthcoming from PowerHouse Books

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John Giorno

John Giorno is a poet and visual and performance artist, and is also widely known as the subject of Andy Warhol’s first film, Sleep (1963). In addition to his creative work, he is the founder of the not-for-profit organization Giorno Poetry Systems and has been celebrated for his AIDS activism and fundraising.

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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  • Rube Goldberg's Simple Normal Humdrum School Day
  • Rube Goldberg's Simple Normal Humdrum Saturday

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  • The Amazing Butts Jr. Series

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  • Baby Rube's Opposites

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  • How to Rube

    Forthcoming from Abrams

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Danny Goldberg

Danny Goldberg is the author of How the Left Lost Teen Spirit and Bumping Into Geniuses: My Life Inside the Rock and Roll Business. Since 2007 he has been president of Gold Village Entertainment, whose clients include Steve Earle and Against Me. Previously, Goldberg was president of Gold Mountain Entertainment (Nirvana, Bonnie Raitt, the Allman Brothers), CEO of Air America Radio, chairman of Warner Bros. Records, president of Atlantic Records, and vice president of Led Zeppelin’s Swan Song Records.

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Eric Goode

Eric Goode is an American entrepreneur, naturalist, and conservationist. He is known as the founder of the Turtle Conservancy, a global conservation organization whose mission is to preserve and protect natural ecosystems, focusing on turtles and tortoises. Goode is also the co-creator and co-owner of the nightclub Area, B Bar restaurant, Lafayette House, and the Bowery Hotel.

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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.

Robin Green

Robin Green is a TV writer/producer known for her work with her husband Mitchell Burgess, both as an Executive Producer and writer for The Sopranos on HBO and for creating the CBS drama Blue Bloods, now in its ninth season. She has won four Emmys, as well as several Golden Globes, two Peabodys and a Writers Guild Award, with many nominations for Emmys and WGA awards. She has been a writer at Rolling Stone and California Magazine, and has written for The Boston Real Paper, City Magazine of San Francisco, Magazine, and the L.A. Times, among others.

Linda Gregerson

Linda Gregerson, the author of eight books of poetry, is the winner of many awards and honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Kingsley Tufts Award, and an American of Academy of Arts and Letters Award, and her collection Magnetic North was a finalist for the National Book Award.  Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Paris Review, and elsewhere. She is the Caroline Walker Bynum Distinguised professor of English Language and Literature on 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 the author of four poetry collections: the award-winning Cusp; The Needle, which was named one of the “Five Best Books of Poetry of the Year” by NPR; Window Left Open, which the San Francisco Chronicle hailed as “Extraordinary . . . A contemplative spirit ― calm but alert ― permeates the poems;” and the forthcoming Still Falling. Grotz’s poems have appeared in The New YorkerThe New RepublicThe Kenyon ReviewPloughshares, and elsewhere. She is Associate Professor of English at the University of Rochester and Director of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.

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Tiffany Haas

Tiffany Haas has been performing professionally for the past ten years, most notably starring as Glinda in both the Broadway production and the national tour of the acclaimed musical Wicked. In addition to being in demand nationally as an actress and singer, Tiffany is a beloved judge and host for the Miss America pageant and leads a popular master class for aspiring performers of all ages. Her career has been profiled by major media outlets such as ABC News, Playbill, Broadway World, and Theater Mania, and Tiffany has frequently been invited to organize and run theater workshops at music conservatories, symphonies, and theater and dance conventions across the country. Her collaborative writer, Jenna Glatzer, is a respected and prolific author and ghostwriter, having worked on over twenty-eight books including the award-winning The Pregnancy Project by Gaby Rodriguez and Celine Dion: For Keeps, the authorized biography of the pop superstar. Jenna’s books have been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dr. Phil, The Today Show, and The View, and Jenna herself has been interviewed for documentary series on both the E! and Lifetime networks, as well as by NBC News.

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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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Charlie Harding

Switched on Pop is a podcast on the Vox Media Podcast Network analyzing contemporary pop music. It has been listed as a top music podcast by NPR, The Guardian, Buzzfeed, Forbes, Entertainment Weekly, Christian Science Monitor, AV Club, and Chicago Reader. Switched on Pop has been cited, and its creators Charlie Harding and Nate Sloan have appeared as experts, in The Atlantic, VICE, Houston Press, Fuse, The Stranger, OZY, Portland Mercury, and Billboard.

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Ericka Hart

Ericka Hart, M. Ed, is a sex educator, breast cancer survivor, model and racial/social/gender justice disrupter who has been teaching at schools, universities, and other institutions for over a decade.

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  • A Killjoy's Guide to Continued Disruption

    Forthcoming from Ballantine

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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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James Hibberd

James Hibberd is an American journalist and screenwriter. He is the current Editor at Large for Entertainment Weekly, and previous staff editor for The Hollywood Reporter. His work has been published in publications including The New York TimesSalonDetailsCosmopolitan, and Amnesty International Magazine.

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Allegra Hicks

Allegra Hicks is a London- and Naples-based designer whose line of fabrics, rugs, homewares, furniture, and accessories is sold worldwide in department stores and boutiques. Hicks has won both the US Elle Decor’s Best Wallpaper Award and Elle Decoration UK’s Best Fabric Award.

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Charlayne Hunter-Gault

Charlayne Hunter-Gault is an Emmy- and Peabody-winning journalist who over the course of her distinguished fifty-plus-year career has worked at The New Yorker, The New York Times (where she established the paper’s Harlem bureau), PBS NewsHour, NPR, and CNN. She is the author of four previous books: In My Place (Vintage, 1992), New News Out of Africa (Oxford University Press, 2006), To The Mountaintop (Square Fish, 2014), and Corrective Rape (Agate, 2015).

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  • My People: Five Decades of Writing About Black Lives

    Forthcoming from Harper

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Lawrence Jackson

Lawrence served as one of four official White House photographers during the Obama administration. He’s worked at The Associated Press and The Virginian-Pilot, and his work has been published in The New York TimesSports IllustratedU.S. News & World Report, among other outlets.

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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Tiffany Jenkins

Dr Tiffany Jenkins is an author, academic, broadcaster and consultant on cultural policy. Her writing credits include the Independent, the Art Newspaper, the Guardian, the Scotsman (for which she was a weekly columnist on social and cultural issues) and the Spectator. She is an Honorary Fellow in Department of Art History at the University of Edinburgh; a former visiting fellow in the Department of Law at the London School of Economics and was previously the director of the Arts and Society Programme at the Institute of Ideas. She competed her PhD in Sociology at the University of Kent and divides her time between London and Edinburgh.

As a consultant she has advised a number of organisations on cultural policy, including Trinity College, Dublin; the Scottish government; the Norwegian government; the University of Oslo; Norwegian Theatres and Orchestras; and the National Touring Network for Performing Arts, Norway.

Tiffany Jenkins appears regularly on Radio 4, including Thinking Allowed, Front Row and Saturday Review and Radio 3’s Free Thinking. She presented the BBC Radio 4 programme Beauty and the Brain, which explored what science can tell us about art, and most recently wrote and presented A Narrative History of Secrecy, which was broadcast on Radio 4 in December 2016.

Tiffany hosts the acclaimed podcast Behind the Scenes at the Museum on which she interviews museum directors, curators, artists and activists about the big ideas rocking the cultural world.

She is also speaks regularly at conferences around the world and is an accomplished keynote speaker.

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Booker T. Jones

As the keyboardist for the Memphis-based quartet Booker T & the MGs, Booker T Jones performed R&B and funk hits by Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, and Sam & Dave, and, as a member of the house band for Stax Records, helped define the sound of Southern soul music. Booker T & the MGs are also known for original hit singles like “Green Onions,” and for being one of the first integrated instrumental groups. In 1992, the group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and they received a Grammys’ Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007.

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Bong Joon-ho

Bong Joon-ho is a film director and screenwriter known for Memories of Murder, The Host, Mother, Snowpiercer, and Okja. In 2019, he became the first Korean director to win the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, for the record-breaking international blockbuster Parasite.

The Estate of Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin was an American singer-songwriter known for having one of the most extraordinary voices in rock history. She was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, acknowledging her electric stage presence, powerful vocals, and legendary status as the first female rockstar.

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  • The Janis Joplin Scrapbook

    Forthcoming from Genesis Publications

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Sam Kashner

A contributing editor to Vanity Fair since 2007, Kashner is the author of several books. His 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.

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.

Jason King

Jason King, who holds a PhD from NYU, is a musician, DJ, producer, curator, writer, and Associate Professor of The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he is a founding faculty member.  He has written for publications such as Vibe, The Village Voice, Blender, The Los Angeles Times, Slate, NPR online, Spin, and The Root and has worked as a playwright and director of theater as well as a record producer and manager/strategist for major labels and independent artists.

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  • Rhapsody: The Life and Legacy of Freddie Mercury

    Forthcoming from Dey Street

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Neil King

Neil King Jr. served as chief diplomatic correspondent, senior political reporter and global economics editor over 20 years at The Wall Street Journal. His writings have also appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic and other publications. A native of Colorado, he lives now in Washington DC.

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  • All Things Great and Small

    Forthcoming from HMH

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Hannah Kirshner

Hannah Kirshner about Japanese food and travel for The New York Times , Vogue, Saveur, Taste, Condé Nast Traveler and Atlas Obscura, among others. Sweets & Bitters is the name of her blog. She is also New York’s go to food stylist for Japanese recipes.

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  • Foreign Woman Works in Sake Bar

    Forthcoming from Viking

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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.

Robby Krieger

As the guitarist for the Doors, Robby Krieger is one of the most influential musicians in rock and roll history. Krieger wrote or co-wrote many of the Doors’ greatest hits, including “Light My Fire,” “Love Me Two Times,” and “Love Her Madly”; he is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and was listed by Rolling Stone as one of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time.
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  • Set the Night on Fire

    Forthcoming from Little, Brown

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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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Laetitia Ky

Laetitia Ky is an activist, artist, and model from the Ivory Coast, who creates sculptures with her hair.

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  • Untitled Visual Book

    Forthcoming from Princeton Architectural Press

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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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Daniel Laurison

Assistant Professor of Sociology at Swarthmore, Laurison is the co-author of The Class Ceiling: Why It Pays to Be Privileged and Social Class in the 21st Century. He is also the Associate Editor of the London School of Economics’ British Journal of Sociology.

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  • The Room Where It Happens

    Forthcoming from Beacon Press

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John Lithgow

John Lithgow is a Tony, Emmy, and Golden Globe award-winner, a bestselling author, a talented humorist, and a renowned performer. He is best known for his time on the mega-hit NBC comedy 3rd Rock From the Sun, his performances in The Crown and Dexter and his starring roles in The World According to Garp, Terms of Endearment, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Pelican Brief, This is 40, Interstellar, Pet Sematary, Bombshell, and Late Night, among many others.

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WSJ. Magazine

WSJ. Magazine is The Wall Street Journal’s award-winning luxury lifestyle magazine, published twelve times a year. WSJ. covers a wide range of cultural topics, from fashion and food to architecture and design and will celebrate its 10th anniversary in the Fall of 2018.

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Bob Mankoff

Bob Mankoff is the author of How About Never? Is Never Good for You?: My Life in Cartoons, published by Henry Holt in 2014. Mankoff was the cartoon editor for The New Yorker for twenty years, and before he succeeded Lee Lorenz as editor, Mankoff was a cartoonist for the magazine for twenty years. He is now the humor and cartoon editor at Esquire.

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Hugo Huerta Marin

Hugo Huerta Marin is a multi-disciplinary artist and graphic designer based in New York City whose work centers on gender and cultural identity. Since moving to New York in 2012, he has worked for cultural institutions in the United States and Mexico, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Most recently, Hugo has joined the studio of the performance artist Marina Abramović as an art director, with whom he has collaborated internationally for venues across the globe. Hugo’s solo exhibitions have been featured at The Hole Gallery in New York, Never Apart Gallery in Montreal, Canada, and MUAC museum in Mexico City. He was also part of the prestigious Casa Nano art residency in Tokyo, Japan in 2019.

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  • Portrait of an Artist

    Forthcoming from Prestel

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Ann Marks

Ann Marks spent thirty years as a senior executive in large corporations, including Kraft General Foods and American Express Publishing, serving as Chief Marketing Officer of Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal for the last decade of her career. She has BS and MBA degrees from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and has since put her research and analysis skills to use in unearthing the untold story of the renowned ‘nanny photographer’ Vivian Maier. Vivian Maier Developed is her first book.

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  • Vivian Maier Developed

    Forthcoming from Atria

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Andrew McCarthy

Andrew McCarthy is a director, an award-winning travel writer, and—of course—an actor. He made his professional début at 19 in Class and has appeared in dozens of films, including such iconic movies as Pretty in PinkSt. Elmo’s FireLess Than Zero, and cult favorites Weekend At Bernie’s and Mannequin. Both his travel memoir The Longest Way Home (Free Press, 2012) and YA novel Just Fly Away (Algonquin, 2017) were New York Times bestsellers. His latest memoir, Brat: An ’80s Story, will be published by Grand Central on May 11, 2021.

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Mac McCaughan

With Superchunk bandmate Laura Ballance, Mac McCaughan founded the eminent independent label Merge Records, whose bands include Arcade Fire, Spoon, and Neutral Milk Hotel, among many others.

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Evelyn McDonnell

Evelyn McDonnell has been writing about popular culture for more than 30 years. She has been a pop culture writer at The Miami Herald, senior editor at The Village Voice, and associate editor at San Francisco Weekly. Her writing on music, poetry, theater, and culture has appeared in numerous publications and anthologies, including the Los Angeles Times, Ms., Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Spin, Travel & Leisure, Us, Billboard, Vibe, Interview, Black Book, and Option. She is an Associate Professor in the English Department and Director of the Journalism Program at Loyola Marymount University.

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Micki McElya

A professor of history at the University of Connecticut, McElya specializes in the histories of women, gender, race, and sexuality in the U.S. from the Civil War to the present, with an emphasis on political culture and memory. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, on NPR, and elsewhere, and her previous book, The Politics of Mourning, was a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction.

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  • No More Miss America!

    Forthcoming from Avid Reader Press

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Kembrew McLeod

Kembrew McLeod is a Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Iowa. He has published and produced several books and documentaries about music and popular culture, and his writing has appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Slate, Salon, SPIN, MOJO and Rolling Stone. Kembrew’s documentary Copyright Criminals aired on PBS’s Emmy Award-winning Independent Lens series and his 2007 book Freedom Of Expression® received an American Library Association book award. He was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar Fellowship to support the writing and research of his book The Downtown Pop Underground.

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Jonathan Van Meter

Jonathan Van Meter is a contributing editor at Vogue magazine; contributing editor at New York magazine; creator and founding editor-in-chief of Vibe magazine, owned in partnership by Quincy Jones and Time Warner, from 1992-1994; executive producer of Let’s Get Frank (2003), a documentary about former U.S. Representative Barney Frank; and author of the acclaimed book The Last Good Time (Crown Publishing Group).

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Jenny Minton

Jenny Minton is a writer, editor, and literary event curator. Prior to writing full time, Minton was a book editor at several Random House imprints: Delacorte/Dell Publishing, Knopf, Broadway Books, and Vintage/Anchor Books. She is the author of a memoir, The Early Birds (Knopf, 2007), and the daughter of Walter Minton, the storied former President and Publisher of G.P. Putnam’s Sons, who first dared to publish Lolita by Vladmir Nabokov in the U.S. in 1958. Minton lives in West Hartford, CT.

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  • Lolita in the Afterlife

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  • The O. Henry Prize Stories, Series Editor

    Forthcoming from Anchor Books

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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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John Moe

John Moe is the creator and host of the award-winning podcast The Hilarious World of Depression on American Public Media.  Moe has enjoyed a long career in public radio serving as host of national public radio broadcast such as Weekend America, Marketplace Tech Report and from 2010- 2015, Wits.  His reporting and commentary has been heard on All Things Considered, Morning Edition., Marketplace, Day to Day, and numerous other public radio programs.  His writing has appeared in many humor anthologies as well as in The New York Times Magazine, McSweeney’s, The Seattle Times, MSN and many other publications.  He’s the author of three books and a much in-demand public speaker.

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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 Knight, was longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize and heralded by USA Today as “[A] two-fisted debut novel   . . . Joe is John Updike’s Rabbit Angstrom revised for the Trump era.” The co-producer of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical The Book of Mormon and the producer of the classic documentary film Hands on a Hard Body, Morris has also written for The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, and Filmaker.

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Simon Morrison

Simon Morrison is a musicologist and cultural historian specializing in Russia, a Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Music at Princeton University and a Visiting Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Southern California. Author of, most recently, Bolshoi Confidential (Liveright/Norton) and a biography of Lina Prokofiev (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), Simon has written for The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, the London Review of Books, the TLS, and Time.

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  • Untitled Biography of Dmitri Shostakovich

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  • Moskva

    Forthcoming from A.A. Knopf

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The Estate of Jim Morrison

As the lead singer and lyricist for the Doors, Jim Morrison is one of the most legendary and influential figures in rock and roll history. A countercultural icon with a distinctive voice and gift for poetry and prose, he was posthumously honored with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007 and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, in both cases as a member of the Doors.
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  • The Collected Writings of James Douglas Morrison

    Forthcoming from Genesis Publications

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Adam Moss

Adam Moss spent 15 years at New York magazine and New York Media as editor-in-chief. During his tenure, New York won 41 National Magazine Awards, including Magazine of the Year. Prior to New York, Moss was the editor of The New York Times Magazine from 1998 to 2004, and later oversaw the Magazine, Book Review and Culture and Style sections. He was elected to the Magazine Editors’ Hall of Fame in 2019.

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  • Editing

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Daniel Nadel

Dan Nadel is the Curator at Large for the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, University of California, Davis. He has been writing about the history of comics for 20 years, having published two histories of the medium and numerous monographs and anthologies; he was the co-editor of The Comics Journal from 2011 through 2017 and his work as a packager has been recognized with a Grammy Award, an Eisner Award, and a NEA Innovation Grant.

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  • Only Human: A Biography of R. Crumb

    Forthcoming from Scribner

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National Public Radio

National Public Radio is an independent, nonprofit media organization that was founded on a mission to create a more informed public. Every day, NPR connects with millions of Americans on the air, online, and in person to explore the news, ideas, and what it means to be human. Through its network of member stations, NPR makes local stories national, national stories local, and global stories personal.

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  • More Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me Crosswords and News Trivia

    Forthcoming from Chronicle

  • Podcasting 101

    Forthcoming from Ten Speed

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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.

Jenni Nuttall

Jenni Nuttall has been teaching and researching medieval literature at the University of Oxford for the last twenty years, so she’s had a lot of practice at making old words interesting. She is at work on her first trade book about the rich, provocative and entertaining history of women’s words, which explores some surprisingly progressive thinking and challenges our assumptions about the past.
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  • Mother Tongue: A Surprising History of Women’s Words

    Forthcoming from Viking

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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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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.

Ann Powers

One of the nation’s most notable music critics, Ann Powers has been writing for The Record, NPR’s blog about finding, making, buying, sharing and talking about music, since April 2011. Powers served as chief pop music critic at the Los Angeles Timesfrom 2006 until she joined NPR; prior to the Los Angeles Times, she was senior critic at Blender, a pop critic at The New York Times, and a senior editor at The Village Voice. The co-author of Tori Amos’ New York Times bestselling memoir, she won the 42nd annual ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award in 2010.

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Alice Quinn

Alice Quinn has been teaching at Columbia University’s School of the Arts since 1990. She was executive director of the Poetry Society of America from 2001-2018 and poetry editor at The New Yorker from 1987-2007. Earlier in her career she was an editor at Alfred A. Knopf, where she established The Knopf Poetry Series. She is the editor of Edgar Allan Poe & The Juke-Box, Uncollected Poems, Drafts, and Fragments by Elizabeth Bishop and The Best of Poetry in Motion: Celebrating Twenty-Five Years on Subways and Buses, with a foreword by Billy Collins.

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  • Together in a Sudden Strangeness

    Forthcoming from Knopf

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Nathan Raab

Nathan Raab, recognized as one of the world’s most knowledgeable and respected experts in historical documents, is the President of the Raab Collection, the sole high-end, old-fashioned, person-to-person dealer in historical documents still in existence in the United States. His column, Historically Speaking, appears frequently on Forbes.com and his articles and opinion pieces have appeared in The New York Times and Philadelphia Inquirer among other publications.

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Peter Rader

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

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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Emily Ratajkowski

Emily Ratajkowski is a model, actress, entrepreneur, activist, and writer. She has been photographed for the covers of magazines including Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Vogue Italia, Vogue Australia, Vogue Spain, Vogue Germany, and GQ, and has worked with brands including Versace, Marc Jacobs, and Dolce & Gabbana. She has translated her audience of nearly 27 million Instagram followers into a direct-to-consumer clothing business, Inamorata, and as an actress has appeared in films including I Feel PrettyWe Are Your Friends, and Gone Girl. She campaigned for Bernie Sanders in 2016 and 2020, and her essay “Buying Myself Back” for New York magazine went viral in September 2020.

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  • My Body: Essays

    Forthcoming from Metropolitan

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Arianna Solange Warsaw-Fan Rauch

After graduating from The Juilliard School with a Bachelor degree and Master of Music, Arianna performed as a professional violinist at top venues around the world, including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Berlin’s Philharmonie, Boston Symphony Hall, The Kennedy Center, The Blue Note jazz club, and so on. Her writing on music and culture has appeared in outlets such as The Washington Post, Slate, and Bustle.

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  • Untitled on Classical Music

    Forthcoming from Putnam

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Alice Rawsthorn

Alice Rawsthorn is an author and speaker who writes about design in the International New York Times and Frieze magazine. Based in London, she is chair of trustees at Chisenhale Gallery and the contemporary dance group Michael Clark Company, and a trustee of the Whitechapel Gallery. From 1985 to 2001, she was an award-winning journalist for the Financial Times, working as a foreign correspondent in Paris and pioneering the FT’s coverage of the creative industries. A former trustee of Arts Council England and the Design Council, she was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to design and the arts.

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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 a contributing writer at the Atlantic, a senior fellow at the Emerson Collective and the author of The Smartest Kids in the World—and How They Got That WayNew York Times bestseller. Her first book, The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes—and Why, was published in 15 countries and turned into a PBS documentary.

 

 

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Alice Robb

Alice Robb is the author of Why We Dream (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018) and has written for The New Republic, New York, The New Statesman, The Atlantic, Elle, Foreign Policy, The Washington Post, Vice, The BBC and British Vogue. Her work has been republished by Slate, CNN, The Week, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan and Town & Country. She graduated from Oxford with a BA in Archaeology and Anthropology.

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  • Why We Dream
  • Don't Think, Dear

    Forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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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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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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Erich Schwartzel

Erich Schwartzel is an entertainment reporter at the Wall Street Journal’s Los Angeles bureau, where he covers all the major studios and theater chains and focuses on the growing entanglement of China and Hollywood. Before moving west, he spent several years covering fracking in Appalachia for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; his investigative work there won the Scripps Howard Award for Environmental Reporting.

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  • Red Carpet: Inside China’s Takeover of Hollywood and the 21st-Century Fight for Cultural Supremacy

    Forthcoming from Penguin Press

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Mark Seliger

Mark Seliger was Rolling Stone’s Chief Photographer from 1992-2002,where he shot over 150 covers. Seliger now shoots frequently for Vanity Fair, Italian Vogue, and many other magazines; he also shoots advertising work for Adidas, Levi’s, Netflix, and many more. Seliger is the recipient of such esteemed awards as the Alfred Eisenstaedt Award, Lucie Award, Clio Grand Prix, Cannes Lions Grand Prix, among others; his photographs are part of the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, and the National Portrait Gallery in London.

Tom Selleck

Tom Selleck is an actor and producer best known for his roles as Thomas Magnum on the original Magnum P.I. television series, Dr. Richard Burke, Monica’s older boyfriend on Friends, and NYPD Commissioner Frank Reagan on the hit crime drama Blue Bloods. He has also made numerous films including Three Men and A Baby, in which he played Peter Mitchell, The Closer, and Mr. Baseball.

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  • Untitled Memoir

    Forthcoming from Dey Street

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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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Sylvie Simmons

Sylvie Simmons is a widely regarded writer and rock historian. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including The Times, The Guardian, The Mirror, Rolling Stone, The Independent, The Radio Times, Harp, Blender, San Francisco Chronicle, Americana, and MOJO. Simmons has appeared in several radio, television, and film documentaries and has written a number of liner notes for artists ranging from David Bowie to Emmylou Harris, Leonard Cohen to the Red Hot Chili Peppers; she is a recipient of the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award.

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Safiya Sinclair

Safiya Sinclair is the author of the award-winning poetry collection Cannibal. She is the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award; the Metcalf Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; the Phillis Wheatley Book Award; the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry; and Cannibal was a finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Award. Cannibal was one of The New Yorker’s “Books We Loved in 2016,” and Publishers Weekly’s 2016 “Poetry Top 10.” Poet Major Jackson said of her collection, “Cannibal is nothing less than an entrancing debut that reveals the teeming intellect and ravishing lucidity of a young poet in full possession of her literary powers.” Sinclair is now featured in NBC Universal Entertainment’s new “Create Space” series. Her memoir, How to Say Babylon, is forthcoming from Simon and Schuster.

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Anne-Marie Slaughter

Anne-Marie Slaughter is CEO of New America, a think and action tank dedicated to renewing America in the Digital Age. In 2012 she published the article “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All,” in The Atlantic, which quickly became the most read article in the history of the magazine and helped spawn a renewed national debate on the continued obstacles to genuine full male-female equality.

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  • Renewal: A Leader's Journey, A Nation's Path

    Forthcoming from Princeton University Press

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Nate Sloan

Switched on Pop is a podcast on the Vox Media Podcast Network analyzing contemporary pop music. It has been listed as a top music podcast by NPR, The Guardian, Buzzfeed, Forbes, Entertainment Weekly, Christian Science Monitor, AV Club, and Chicago Reader. Switched on Pop has been cited, and its creators Charlie Harding and Nate Sloan have appeared as experts, in The Atlantic, VICE, Houston Press, Fuse, The Stranger, OZY, Portland Mercury, and Billboard.

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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

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.

 

Susan Stryker

Susan Stryker is an historian and award-winning author, editor, and filmmaker whose credits include the Emmy-winning documentary Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria and the two-volume Transgender Studies Reader. She is the recipient of Yale University’s 2015 Michael J. Brudner Memorial Prize and the City University of New York’s Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies’ 2009 David Kessler Award for her contributions to the field of LGBT Studies.

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  • Changing Gender

    Forthcoming from Farrar Straus and Giroux

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  • The Transgender Studies Remix

    Forthcoming from Routledge

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William Sturkey

William Sturkey is a professor of history at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. His book Hattiesburg won the Zocalo Book Prize, and his work has been featured in The New York Times, on NBC News, and elsewhere.

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  • Stranger in His Own Land

    Forthcoming from Basic

  • Take My Hand, Precious Lord

    Forthcoming from Basic

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Ericka Suzanne

Ericka Suzanne, a graduate of Spelman College, has spent more than a decade working in the arts. The daughter of two leading members of the Black Panther Party, Elaine Brown and Raymond Masai Hewitt, Ericka is under contract as co-executive producer with Laurence Fishburne for Party Girls, a Freeform network show based on her childhood.

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  • Black Panther Princess

    Forthcoming from Harper One/Amistad

John Szwed

John Szwed was director of the Center for Jazz Studies and is a former professor of Music and Jazz Studies at Columbia University in New York; he is also the former John M. Musser Professor of Anthropology, African American Studies, and Film Studies at Yale University. He has authored or edited eighteen books and his writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Village Voice, and many other publications. He has received fellowships from the John M. Guggenheim Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation. He has produced several recordings and has appeared in a number of documentaries and television specials; as a jazz musician, he played the bass and trombone professionally for over a decade.

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Raymond Tallis

Professor Raymond Tallis is a philosopher, poet, novelist and cultural critic and was until recently a physician and clinical scientist. In the Economist’s Intelligent Life magazine (Autumn 2009) he was listed as one of the top living polymaths in the world.

Born in Liverpool in 1946, one of five children, he trained as a doctor at Oxford University and at St Thomas’ in London before going on to become Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Manchester and a consultant physician in Health Care of the Elderly in Salford. Professor Tallis retired from medicine in 2006 to become a full-time writer, though he remained Visiting Professor at St George’s Hospital Medical School, University of London until 2008.

Over the last 20 years Raymond Tallis has published fiction, three volumes of poetry, and 23 books on the philosophy of mind, philosophical anthropology, literary theory, the nature of art and cultural criticism. Together with over two hundred articles in Prospect, Times Literary Supplement and many other outlets, these books offer a critique of current predominant intellectual trends and an alternative understanding of human consciousness, the nature of language and of what it is to be a human being. For this work, Professor Tallis has been awarded two honorary degrees: DLitt (Hon. Causa) from the University of Hull in 1997; and LittD (Hon. Causa) at the University of Manchester 2002. He was Visiting Professor of English at the University of Liverpool until 2013.

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Souvankham Thammavongsa

Souvankham Thammavongsa is a prize-winning poet and fiction writer, and author of three books of poetry, Light (2013) which received the Trillium Book Award, Found (2007), and Small Arguments (2003) which won the re-Lit Prize. Her stories have been shortlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize and her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Harper’s, Granta, Ploughshares, NOON, and Best American Non-Required Reading. Her newest collection of poems, Cluster, was published by McClelland & Stewart in Canada in 2019 and her collection of stories, How to Pronounce Knife, is out now from McClelland & Stewart and Little, Brown.

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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Tourmaline

Tourmaline is an artist, activist, writer, and filmmaker whose work is dedicated to aestheticizing Black trans survival, beauty, and liberation. In addition to her prison abolition, Black liberation, and trans rights activism, she was featured in the Time 100 list in 2020, has directed several award-winning films and advertising campaigns, and has had her artwork acquired by MoMA, The Whitney, and The Tate.
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  • Marsha: The Beauty & Deviance of Marsha P. Johnson

    Forthcoming from Tiny Reparations

  • One Day in June

    Forthcoming from Razorbill

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Gayla Trail

Gayla Trail is the author, photographer, and designer of best-selling books on gardening, garden to table cooking, and preserving including: You Grow Girl: The Groundbreaking Guide to Gardening, Grow Great Grub: Organic Food from Small Spaces and Easy Growing: Organic Herbs and Edible Flowers from Small Spaces.

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  • Grow Curious

    Forthcoming from Chronicle Books

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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

Martha Wainwright is an internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter based in Montreal. She is the daughter of folk legends Loudon Wainwright and Kate McGarrigle and the sister of Rufus Wainwright.

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  • Stories I Might Regret Telling You

    Forthcoming from Hachette

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Elijah Wald

Elijah Wald has been a folk blues guitarist since childhood and a writer for more than thirty years, and his work has appeared in publications such as the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Tower Pulse, Songlines, Sing Out, Living Blues, and The Boston Globe, where he served as world music critic throughout the 1990s. He won a Grammy in 2002 for his album notes for The Arhoolie Records 40th Anniversary Box, and has produced several albums and recorded two of his own. He has taught blues history at UCLA and lectured widely on American, Mexican, and world music.

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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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Genevieve West

Genevieve West is a professor and chair of the English, Speech, and Foreign Languages department at Texas Women’s University. She is the editor of Zora Neale Hurston’s Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick: Stories from the Harlem Renaissance (Amistad, 2020) and co-editor, with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., of Hurston’s forthcoming collected essays.

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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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Nell McShane Wulfhart

A longtime food and travel journalist, Wulfhart writes the “Carry-On” column for the New York Times. Her work has also been published in Travel + Leisure, Bon Appétit, Condé Nast Traveler, the Wall Street Journal Magazine, and elsewhere.

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  • Off Menu

    Forthcoming from Audible Originals

  • Go Fly Yourself

    Forthcoming from Doubleday

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Linda Yablonsky

Linda Yablonsky is a cultural reporter, critic, and novelist. She’s been writing about the art world for several decades, published everywhere from the New York Times to W magazine, and she is a regular contributor to Artforum. Her first book, The Story of Junk: A Novel, was published by FSG in 1997.

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  • Amazement: The Age of Koons

    Forthcoming from Holt

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Olivia Yallop

Olivia Yallop is an influencer strategist, trend forecaster and head of Fairy Futures at The Digital Fairy, an all-female creative agency and digital consultancy based in London. She has a degree from the University of Oxford. She has guest lectured at the London College of Fashion on the subject of brands and social media. She hosts a #DigiDebates panel series (social media-related discussions held as an old-school style debate) at Soho House in London, and also a Fairy Futures podcast. She also writes a monthly pop-cultural tech column for Miss Vogue, aimed at encouraging the next generation of women in digital.

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  • Under the Influence: How we all became hooked on social media celebrity

    Forthcoming from Scribe

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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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Ron Adner

Ron Adner is an award-winning professor of strategy at the Tuck School and the author of The Wide Lens. His research and teaching focus on innovation, strategy, and entrepreneurship and his work introduces a new perspective on the relationship among firms, customers, and the broader “innovation ecosystems” in which they interact to create value.

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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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Aaron Ahuvia

Professor of Marketing at the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Business, Aaron Ahuvia is one of the leading experts in the world on consumer behavior. The winner of the Consumer Brand Relationships Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Industry Impact, he studies how and why we love our favorite possessions, brands and activities.

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  • The Things We Love

    Forthcoming from Little, Brown Spark

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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.

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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James Ashton

James Ashton is a business writer, commentator and consultant. His journalism appears regularly in the Evening Standard and Sunday Telegraph (where he writes the ‘Questor’ column) as well as CEO interviews for the Mail on Sunday, Times and Telegraph. He was City Editor and Executive Editor of the Evening Standard and Independent and before that City Editor of the Sunday Times. His podcast series Leading with James Ashton brings together people from the top of very different organisations in the worlds of business, charity, the arts and beyond to discuss their take on leading vital causes, famous brand names and multi-million-pound enterprises. Take a listen here. Through Lingmell Media, his content and consulting business, James helps companies and individuals tell great stories. He also runs Oscar’s Book Prize, a competition to find the best pre-school book of the year.

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Philip Augar

Philip Augar’s the Augar Report into post-18 education was published by the May government in 2019. A former banker with a History PhD, he contributes to the FT, Sunday Times and BBC.

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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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Theo Barclay

Theo Barclay is a barrister based in London. Educated at Brasenose College, Oxford, he can often be found around the Royal Courts of Justice in his wig and gown. He started writing about politics in 2010 after developing an unhealthy obsession with the autobiographies of minor Blair-era ministers. He has written extensively about the blurred line between politics and law for several industry journals and for The Times’s Red Box politics website, and given lectures at King’s College, London.

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.

Jean-Louis Barsoux

Jean-Louis Barsoux is a Research Professor at IMD (Lausanne, Switzerland) and has published extensively in Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Management Review. He is also the author of several books on management, including the award-winning Set-Up-To-Fail Syndrome: How Good Managers Cause Great People To Fail (with Jean-François Manzoni, HBSP, 2002).

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  • Alien Thinking

    Forthcoming from Public Affairs

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Christian Bason

Christian Bason, Ph.D., is CEO of the Danish Design Centre, a foundation working to advance the value of design for business and society. A political scientist and design thinker, he is the former Director of MindLab, the Danish governments innovation team, and the author of seven books on leadership, innovation and design.

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  • Expand

    Forthcoming from Matt Holt Books

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David Benjamin

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.

Mark Bertolini

Mark T. Bertolini is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Aetna, a Fortune 50 diversified health care benefits company with over $60 billion in 2015 revenue.  Aetna serves an estimated 46.5 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care and has operations in North America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

Arindam Bhattacharya

Arindam Bhattacharya is a managing director and senior partner at Boston Consulting Group. He is a cofounder and the former director of the BCG Henderson Institute. He is a current member of the global leadership team of the firm’s Global Advantage practice and a former member of the global leadership team of the Industrial Goods, Operations, and Public Sector practices. He previously led BCG India for six years.

As a BCG Fellow, he has focused his research on new globalization over the past four years, leading the firm’s work in this area. His research has uncovered the radical shift of globalization and its implications for global firms across sectors.

His first book, Globality: Competing with Everyone from Everywhere for Everything, was included in the Economist’s Books of the Year list in 2008.

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Chris Bickerton

Dr Chris Bickerton is Reader in Politics at Cambridge University and fellow of Queens’ College, Cambridge. Born in Glasgow to a French mother and an English father, he read Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Somerville College, Oxford. He did his Masters in International Relations at the Graduate Institute for International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland, returning to St Johns’ College, Oxford, for his D.Phil. He taught at the Universities of Oxford, Amsterdam and Sciences Po in Paris, before moving to Cambridge in 2013.
Chris writes regularly on European politics for newspapers such as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and the Guardian, and also for Prospect, the Big Issue and other magazines. He is also a panelist on the hugely popular and insightful podcast Talking Politics.

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Zac Bissonnette

Zac Bissonnette has written for The Boston Globe Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times. He’s appeared on CNN, The Today Show, and MSNBC, 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

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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Melissa Estes Blair

Melissa Estes Blair is a historian of women and politics in the 20th-century United States, and an associate professor of history at Auburn University. Her first book was Revolutionizing Expectations: Women’s Organizations, Feminism, and American Politics 1965-1980.

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  • Bringing Home the White House: Five Remarkable Women at the Center of Presidential Politics from the Great Depression to the Cold War

    Forthcoming from University of Georgia Press

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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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Arthur Blank

Arthur Blank is the co-founder of the Home Depot. He is the owner of the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United of Major League Soccer, Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, the PGA Tour Superstores retail chain and is one of America’s most effective philanthropists.
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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.

Greg Bluestein

Greg Bluestein is a political reporter who covers the governor’s office and state politics for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He joined the newspaper in June 2012 after spending seven years with the Atlanta bureau of The Associated Press, where he covered a range of beats that included politics and legal affairs.

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  • How the Peach State Turned Purple: Inside the Political Swing That Vindicated A New Democratic Formula, Triggered A Republican Reckoning, and Realigned the Electoral Map

    Forthcoming from Viking

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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.

Didier Bonnet

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  • Hacking Digital

    Forthcoming from McGraw-Hill

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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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Dan Bouk

Dan Bouk is an award winning historian who is Associate Professor of History and University Studies at Colgate University, a core member of the Max Planck Institute of Science’s working group on “Histories of Data”, and currently serves as a Faculty Fellow at the Date & Research Institute. His first book, How Our Days Became Numbered: Risk and the Rise of the Statistical Individual, was awarded prizes from the History of Science Society and the Society for U.S. Intellectual History.

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  • Democracy's Data and How to Read It

    Forthcoming from MCD

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Cyril Bouquet

Cyril Bouquet is a Professor of Strategy and Innovation at IMD (Lausanne, Switzerland) where he works with companies trying to re-invent themselves, orchestrating their innovation journeys to help executives create the future and not just hold on to the formulas that have worked well in the past.

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  • Alien Thinking

    Forthcoming from Public Affairs

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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.

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.

Tobias Buck

Tobias Buck is the managing editor of the Financial Times. He was previously the Berlin and Madrid correspondent.

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Maggie Bullock

Maggie Bullock is a journalist and former Condé Nast editor who covers the worlds of fashion, retail, and celebrity for The New York TimesVanity Fair, Elle, and Vogue among many other national publications.

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  • The Kingdom of Prep

    Forthcoming from Dey Street

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Will Bunch

Will Bunch is national opinion columnist at the Philadelphia Inquirer who shared the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for spot news reporting, and the author of several books on American politics and culture.

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  • Resent U.

    Forthcoming from William Morrow

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Tara Button

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

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Jonathan Byrnes

Jonathan Byrnes is a Senior Lecturer at MIT, where he has supervised research and taught graduate students and executives for thirty years. He is the founding chairman of Profit Isle, a trusted partner whose unique, proprietary profit analytics have produced 10-30% year-on-year profit increases on over $100 billion in client revenues. He holds a doctorate from Harvard Business School. With John Wass, he is the author of Choose Your Customer, from McGraw-Hill.
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  • Choose Your Customer

    Forthcoming from McGraw-Hill

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Louise Callaghan

Louise Callaghan is the Middle East correspondent for the Sunday Times. She was named New Journalist of the Year in 2017, and won the Marie Colvin Award at the British Journalism Awards in 2018. The citation read, in part: ‘Louise Callaghan’s work fights to get to the truth of what is happening on the ground in rebel-held Syria… She bore witness to crimes governments and armed groups would rather were hidden away.’ Forbes Magazine named her as one of their ’30 under 30′ key people in the media.

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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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Paola Cecchi-Dimegli

A behavioral scientist and lawyer, Dr. Paola Cecchi-Dimeglio is one of Harvard Law’s rising stars studying issues related to diversity and gender in organizational behavior with the goal of promoting broad-based inclusion of women and minorities in the legal profession and in large organizations.

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  • Diversity Dividend

    Forthcoming from MIT Press

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Emily Chang

Emily Chang has held senior marketing and management positions at Apple, Starbucks, InterContinental Hotels and Proctor & Gamble. She speaks at executive events and focuses her social media on messages around personal purpose, work-life integration, and practical tips for living joyfully day-to-day.

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  • The Spare Room

    Forthcoming from Post Hill Press

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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.

Joshua Cohen

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  • Unlock

    Forthcoming from Columbia University Press

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Eric Collins

London-based Eric is a technology executive who has spent a career building the value of digital companies through innovative strategies including at AOL, Time Warner and SwiftKey/Microsoft. In 2011 President Obama appointed him to the Small Business Administration’s Council on Underserved Communities and as an evaluator for White House Fellow applicants. Along with a prominent group of Black European and US serial entrepreneurs, institutional investors, investment bankers, corporate leaders and entertainers, Eric co-founded Impact X Capital Partners in 2018. He presents Channel 4’s business reality series The Profit.

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  • We Don't Need Permission! Unlocking Black (em)Power(ment) for Good

    Forthcoming from Bantam, Transworld

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Brandi Collins-Dexter

Brandi Collins-Dexter is Senior Campaign Director at Color Of Change, the country’s largest racial justice and political organization, and a visiting fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center, one of the foremost academic institutions releasing cutting edge research on technology, disinformation, and social change. She has been named a “person to watch” by The Hill and one of the most influential African Americans (ages 25 to 45) by The Root; and, in 2020, she received an EPIC Champion of Freedom award from the Electronic Privacy Information Center, for her work on data privacy protections.

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  • Black Skinhead

    Forthcoming from Celadon

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Tyler Cowen

Tyler Cowen is Holbert L. Harris Professor of Economics at George Mason University, Director and Chairman of the Board of the Mercatus Center. He has written numerous books on economics including the bestsellers, The Great Stagnation and The Complacent Class. He is a columnist with Bloomberg Opinion and his work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Slate, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, NPR.org, Foreign Policy, The New Yorker, and many other outlets. He writes the daily blog, Marginal Revolution, runs an on-line economics education site, Marginal Revolution University, and produces and hosts the podcast, Conversations with Tyler.

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  • Talent

    Forthcoming from St. Martin's Press

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James Crabtree

James Crabtree is an Associate Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore, as well as a Senior Fellow at the Centre on Asia and Globalisation (CAG). He is also a non-resident fellow at the Asia programme at Chatham House in London, and writes a fortnightly column for Nikkei Asian Review. From 2011 to 2016, he led coverage of corporate India for the Financial Times, having previously worked on the paper’s opinion page in London as Comment Editor. James worked previously for Prospect, Britain’s leading monthly magazine of politics and ideas, and has written elsewhere for a range of global publications, including the Economist and Wired. Prior to that, he worked as a policy advisor in the UK Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, and also for various think tanks in London and Washington DC. He spent a number of years living in the United States, initially as a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

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Kimberlé Crenshaw

Kimberlé Crenshaw is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the African American Policy Forum, Professor of Law at UCLA and Columbia University, and the most cited woman legal scholar in the history of the law. She developed the theories of, wrote the globally influential academic papers on, and coined the terms for “intersectionality,” Critical Race Theory, and the #SayHerName campaign.

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  • #SayHerName: Black Women’s Stories of State Violence and Public Silence

    Forthcoming from Haymarket Books

  • Backtalker: A Memoir

    Forthcoming from Simon & Schuster

  • Under the Blacklight: The Intersectional Vulnerabilities that the Twin Pandemics Lay Bare (Editor)

    Forthcoming from Haymarket Books

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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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Art Cullen

Art Cullen is 50 percent of the ownership and 25 percent of the staff of The Storm Lake Times (a family-owned weekly newspaper located in rural Storm Lake, Iowa) and winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial writing for his columns taking on corporate agribusiness for fouling the town’s water and soil. His commentaries on politics, immigration and the environment have been published by The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Guardian, along with regional newspapers and news sites. Cullen has been profiled by National Public Radio, Katie Couric, and CNN, and has served as a guest political analyst on MSNBC.

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James Cullen

Jim Cullen is an ex-Navy officer who started with Merrill Lynch in 1965. He later worked with the high-quality research firms of Spencer Trask & Co. and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. In 1984, he started his own firm and they presently manage approximately $20 billion for individual and institutional clients.

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  • The Case for Value Investing

    Forthcoming from Harriman House

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David Dabscheck

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  • Unlock

    Forthcoming from Columbia University Press

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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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Sandeep Dayal

Sandeep Dayal is the Managing Director for the Chicago based Marketing Strategy powerhouse Cerenti Marketing Group, LLC. As a trench warrior for many companies around the world, he has helped shape the destiny of some of the largest global brands with his innovative ideas and expertise in brain sciences.
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  • Right Between the Ears

    Forthcoming from McGraw-Hill

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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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Sadanand Dhume

Sadanand Dhume writes about South Asian political economy, foreign policy, business, and society, with a focus on India and Pakistan. He is a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and a South Asia columnist for the Wall Street Journal. He has worked as a foreign correspondent for the Far Eastern Economic Review in India and Indonesia and was a Bernard Schwartz Fellow at the Asia Society in Washington, D.C.

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  • Tinderbox

    Forthcoming from Yale University Press

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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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Joan Donovan

Joan Donovan, PhD is one of the leading public scholars and disinformation researchers in the world. As the Research Director of the Harvard Shorenstein Center, Donovan is a thought leader, and sought-after social scientist whose expertise is in how social movements form, fringe political movements, and the role technology and media play in their growth.

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  • Drafted into the Meme Wars

    Forthcoming from Bloomsbury

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Barry C. Dorn

Dr. Barry Dorn is associate director of the Program for Health Care Negotiation and Conflict Resolution and adjunct lecturer in Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Barry Dornfeld

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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Rush Doshi

Rush Doshi is a Fellow at the Brookings Institution and Director of the Brookings China Strategy Initiative. He is also a Fellow at Yale Law School’s Paul Tsai China Center, Special Advisor to the CEO of the Asia Group, and Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security, and an intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve. His research has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, the Washington Post, International Organization, and the Washington Quarterly, among other publications.

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  • The Long Game: China’s Grand Strategy and the Displacement of American Power

    Forthcoming from Oxford University Press

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Edward-Isaac Dovere

Now a staff writer for the Atlantic, Dovere has been covering politics and the Democratic Party for over a decade. He was previously the Chief Washington correspondent for Politico and the host of Politico’s popular podcast Off Message. Dovere’s journalism has won the Merriman Smith Award from the White House Correspondents Association.

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  • You Are Right To Be Concerned: Democrats in Crisis in the Trump Years

    Forthcoming from Viking

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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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Emily Dreyfuss

Emily Dreyfuss is a well-known veteran tech journalist whose work has focused on the intersection of technology and society for many years. She has written for WIRED, The Atlantic, The New York TimesThe San Francisco Chronicle, The Week, and many other publications, delivered keynotes at conferences, and has been a guest on everything from The Today Show to NPR on The Nightly News.

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  • Drafted into the Meme Wars

    Forthcoming from Bloomsbury

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Jamie Ducharme

Ducharme is a staff writer at TIME magazine covering health and breaking news. She has spent years investigating topics such as vaping and has written extensively on medical research, public health, business, and government regulations.

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  • Big Vape: The Incendiary Rise of Juul

    Forthcoming from Holt

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Renee Dudley

Senior technology reporter at ProPublica, Renee Dudley has won the 2019 SABEW award for Technology and the 2020 TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting. She previously worked at Reuters, where her series on U.S. higher education was named a 2017 Pulitzer Prize finalist in National Reporting.

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  • The Ransomware Hunting Team

    Forthcoming from Farrar, Straus & Giroux

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Sarah Duenwald

With Nancy McSharry Jensen, Sarah Duenwald founded The Swing Shift, dedicated to lifting barriers which impede women from finding meaningful work, allowing them to combine career and family in the modern workplace.

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  • Shift Forward

    Forthcoming from Harper Leadership

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Brian Dumaine

Brian Dumaine is an award-winning journalist and a contributing editor at Fortune magazine. In addition to Bezonomics, his works include The Plot to Save the Planet, and, with three coauthors, Go Long: Why Long-Term Thinking Is Your Best Short-Term Strategy. He and his wife live in New York.

Marc Dunkelman

Marc J. Dunkelman is a fellow in International and Public Affairs at the Brown University Watson Institute. His work focuses on the architecture of American community and the progressive movement’s evolving view of power. During more than a dozen years working in Washington, Dunkelman served as a senior fellow at the Clinton Foundation, on the staff of the Senate Judiciary Committee, as legislative director and chief of staff to a member of the House of Representatives, and as the vice president for strategy and communications at the Democratic Leadership Council. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Atlantic, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Harvard Business Review, Chronicle of Higher Education, Daily Beast, and National Affairs, among other publications. He is the author of The Vanishing Neighbor: The Transformation of American Community (W.W. Norton, 2014).

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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

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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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Iyad El-Baghdadi

Iyad el-Baghdadi is a prominent Arab Spring intellectual, writer, and activist. He is resident fellow at Civita, Norway’s leading liberal think tank and participates regularly in the Oslo Freedom Forum and the Global Tolerance Forum.

Iyad el-Baghdadi is a self-styled ‘Islamic libertarian’, and writes on issues related to Islam and liberty; the Arab Spring; and Middle Eastern and world affairs. He also writes about radicalization, jihadist ideology, and populism. His articles have appeared in the New York Times, Foreign Policy, Prospect and the International Business Times. He is a regular interviewee on Al-Jazeera and other global news media. He also sits on the board of The Munathara Initiative, the Arab world’s leading society-run debate platform & TV show.

Before becoming a writer, Iyad el-Baghdadi was a serial tech entrepreneur, with over a decade’s experience working with start-ups. When the Arab uprisings started in 2011, his Twitter account, which promoted democracy and human rights, became hugely influential and respected. In 2014, this led to him being arrested, jailed and eventually exiled from the United Arab Emirates. He recounted his tale in July 2019 on BBC HARDtalk.

Iyad now lives and works in Oslo, Norway. He is a skilled and eloquent public speaker, and is available to speak at events and conferences.

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Abby Ellin

Abby Ellin is an award-winning journalist and the author of Duped: Double Lives, False Identities and the Con Man I Almost Married and Teenage Waistland: A Former Fat Kid Weighs In On Living Large, Losing Weight and How Parents Can (and Can’t) Help.

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  • Fool Me Once

    Forthcoming from Harvard Business Review Press

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Mark Esposito

Mark Esposito is recognized internationally as a top global thought leader in matters relating to The Fourth Industrial Revolution, the changes and opportunities that technology will bring to a variety of industries. He is Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer at Nexus FrontierTech, an AI scale-up venture, and was inducted in 2016 in the radar of Thinkers50 as one of the 30 most prominent rising business thinkers in the world. In his career he has worked as professor at Harvard University, University of Cambridge, Hult International Business School and Arizona State University.

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  • The Great Remobilization: Reinventing the Post-Pandemic World

    Forthcoming from The MIT Press

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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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America Ferrera

America Ferrera is an award-winning actress, producer, director and activist. In 2016 Ferrera co-founded HARNESS, an social justice story telling non-profit, and she speaks throughout the country as an advocate for human and civil rights and was the opening speaker at the monumental Women’s March on Washington in January 2017.

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Aria Finger

Aria Finger is the CEO of Do Something.org and Founder of Do Something Strategic.

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Danny Finkelstein

Daniel Finkelstein (Baron Finkelstein of Pinner) is Executive Editor of The Times, where he is chief leader writer and a weekly political columnist.

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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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Noah Fleming

Since 2005, Noah Fleming has helped his clients discover the goldmine of profits hiding right inside their businesses. He is a sought-after business strategy consultant, high-impact speaker, and the author of Evergreen: Cultivate the Enduring Customer Loyalty that Keeps Your Business Thriving (AMACOM) and The Customer Loyalty Loop: The Science Behind Creating Great Experiences and Lasting Impressions (Career Press). His firm, Fleming Consulting & Co., is a trusted coaching and consulting source for thousands of business owners, executives, and individuals who want to dramatically grow their businesses.

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Elayne Fluker

Elayne Fluker is a writer, editor, producer and media entrepreneur, who worked in media for more than 20 years at some of the industry’s most esteemed outlets. But Fluker walked away from her job as a media executive to start her own company, which developed a podcast called Support Is Sexy, exhorting women to open themselves up to seeking support in their lives.

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  • Support Is Sexy

    Forthcoming from HarperCollins Leadership

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Brett Forrest

Brett Forrest is a national security reporter for the Wall Street Journal. Prior to the WSJ, he was a long-time magazine writer. He is the author of one previous book and a producer of an Emmy-Award-nominated documentary.

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  • Billy Reilly, Into the World

    Forthcoming from Little, Brown

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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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Seth Freeman

Seth Freeman, J.D., is a professor of negotiation and conflict management at NYU’s Stern School of Business and at Columbia University’s School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA), where he is the winner of a Top Five teaching award. Freeman’s negotiation training and consulting clients include Fortune 500 firms, the United Nations, and leading non-profits; his columns and interviews have been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post and other top media outlets; and, he has taught at leading programs around the world, including in China, Europe and the Middle East. He practiced corporate law in New York for six years following his graduation from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

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  • Fifteen Tools to Turn the Tide

    Forthcoming from William Morrow

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Brian Friedberg

Brian Friedberg is the Senior Researcher of the Technology and Social Change Research Project at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School. He a digital investigative ethnographer with a deep subject matter focus on far-right and alternative communication spaces.

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  • Drafted into the Meme Wars

    Forthcoming from Bloomsbury

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John Gapper

John Gapper is chief business commentator and associate editor of the Financial Times. He writes an award-winning column on business, with a focus on finance, media and technology, and also contributes editorials and features, including regular Lunch with the FT interviews.

John is one of the FT’s most senior and influential writers, having covered the financial and media industries, as well as employment issues, before taking up his current role in 2003. Between 2005 and 2012, he was based in the FT’s New York office, where he helped to lead its successful expansion in the US. John was formerly comment editor of the FT, and in that role was in charge of introducing and editing the paper’s award-winning comment page.
As a columnist, he has written on topics including Wall Street and the aftermath of the financial crisis; management and corporate strategy, the future of digital news and entertainment; innovation and venture capital; how should companies handle crises, and the disruptive impact of technology.
He often appears on television and radio, including on the BBC, CNBC and CNN.

The winner of the 2013 Gerald Loeb award for commentary, he has received three annual Best in Business citations for his column from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. In the UK, he was named best business columnist in the 2014 Comment Awards and gained the technology writer and best communicator awards in the Business Journalist of the Year awards. He was named one of the 100 most influential men in Britain by GQ magazine.
John won an open scholarship to Exeter College, Oxford University, where he studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics. He was awarded a Harkness Fellowship to study at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
He lives in east London with his wife, the novelist Rosie Dastgir, and their two daughters.

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Bob Garfield

Bob Garfield is the co-host of the award-winning NPR show On The Media, the founding director of the annual Media Future Summit, and a Senior Fellow at the SEI Center for Advanced Studies in Management at Wharton. A columnist, pundit, critic and essayist, his work has appeared in the Atlantic, New York Times, The Guardian, USA Today, Washington Post, and Wired among many others.

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Charles Gasparino

Charles Gasparino is a veteran business reporter, senior correspondent for the Fox Business Networ