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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.

AFROPUNK

Born out of a small Brooklyn nightclub in 2005, AFROPUNK music and cultural festivals now take place across three continents and five cities, connecting a global African diaspora through music, politics, activism and—most of all—fashion. As an organization, AFROPUNK has developed into a multifaceted media powerhouse: a global platform of alternative, experimental, radical, and counter-cultural viewpoints, which serves a socially diverse community.

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  • AFROPUNK: The Politics of Style

    Forthcoming from Harper Design

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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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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.

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; Penguin will publish his second collection in 2020, and his book of essays of literary criticism is forthcoming from Harvard University Press in 2019.

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  • Spoken Word: A Cultural History

    Forthcoming from Knopf/Pantheon

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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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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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  • The Glass of Fashion

    Forthcoming from Knopf

  • Untitled Visual Book of Bowles’ Couture Collection

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  • Federico Forquet

    Forthcoming from Rizzoli

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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
Angeles Times, and The New Republic.
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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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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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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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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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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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  • Swing Kings: Inside Baseball’s Fly Ball Revolution

    Forthcoming from William Morrow

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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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Marc Dunkelman

Marc J. Dunkelman is a fellow in International and Public Affairs at Brown’s Watson Institute where his work focuses on how the evolving architecture of American community affects the workings of government, the dynamism of the American economy, and the resilience of the American social safety net. During more than a dozen years working in Washington, Dunkelman served as a senior fellow at the Clinton Foundation and on the staff of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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Hugh Eakin

Senior editor of and frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, Eakin has written for the New York Times, The New Yorker, and The Wall Street Journal, among other publications.

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  • Picasso’s Dealer

    Forthcoming from Tim Duggan Books

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Geoff Edgers

Geoff Edgers is the Washington Post‘s national arts reporter, covering everything from fine arts to popular culture. In the last year, he’s profiled Bill Murray, the Eagles and told the story of the making of Run-DMC’s version of Walk This Way.

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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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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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John Fogerty

A singer, songwriter, and guitarist, Fogerty is best known for his work with his band Creedence Clearwater Revival and for his work as a solo recording artist.

Lionel Friedberg

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

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.

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  • Great Demon Kings

    Forthcoming from Farrar, Straus & Giroux

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Robin Givhan

Winner of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for criticism, Givhan is the fashion editor for The Washington Post. She’s formerly a fashion correspondent and fashion critic for Newsweek and The Daily Beast. Givhan’s The Battle of Versailles is under option to HBO. 

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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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 is the author of eight books of poetry, including Magnetic North, which was a finalist for the National Book Award, and most recently Prodigal: New and Selected Poems. Among her many awards and honors are the Kingsley Tufts Award, an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her poems have appeared in The New YorkerThe AtlanticThe Paris ReviewGranta, and elsewhere. She is the Caroline Walker Bynum Distinguished Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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Joel Grey

Tony and Academy Award winning actor, Grey has appeared in Broadway classics such as Cabaret, George M!, Goodbye Charlie, Chicago, Wicked, and Anything Goes, and in films such as Cabaret and Dancer in the Dark. His photographs are part of the Permanent Collection of The Whitney Museum of American Art and the New York Public Library.

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Jennifer Grotz

Jennifer Grotz is the author of three poetry collections: the award-winning Cusp; The Needle, which was named one of the “Five Best Books of Poetry of the Year” by NPR; and Window Left Open, which the San Francisco Chronicle hailed as “Extraordinary . . . A contemplative spirit ― calm but alert ― permeates the poems.” Grotz’s poems have appeared in The New 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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

William Kuhn

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

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Jessica Lange

An Academy Awards-winning actress for her roles in Tootsie and Blue Sky, Lange is also the recipient of two Emmys, 5 Golden Globes, and one Sag Award. She currently stars on the hit FX show American Horror Story.

Dana LaRue

Dana LaRue is the founder of the award-winning blog The Broke-Ass Bride. Her wedding expertise has appeared in Brides, The Bridal Guide, Southern Weddings, OneWed and others, as well as on several television networks. Dana regularly speaks about weddings, entrepreneurship and blogging at conferences both in the US and internationally. She is the author of The Broke-Ass Bride Wedding Guide (Random House).

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John Lithgow

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

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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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  • On Point: Reflections on Love, Envy, Power, Vulnerability (and more) from the Columnists of WSJ. Magazine

    Forthcoming from Black Dog & Leventhal

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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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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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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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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

    Forthcoming from Vintage

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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

    Forthcoming from Liveright/Norton

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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, and a novel are forthcoming from 37 Ink/Atria.

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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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Tom Sleigh

Tom Sleigh is the author of eight books of poetry, including Army Cats, winner of the John Updike Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and Space Walk which won the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Award. His other books include After One, winner of the Houghton Mifflin New Poetry Prize; Waking, a finalist for the Lamont Poetry Prize and the William Carlos Williams Award; The Chain, finalist for Lenore Marshall Prize; The Dreamhouse, finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award; Far Side of the Earth, an Honor Book Award from the Massachusetts Society for the Book; Bula Matari/Smasher of Rocks; a translation of Euripides’ Herakles; and a book of essays, Interview With a Ghost.

He has also received the Shelley Prize from the Poetry Society of America, an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, an American Academy in Berlin Anna-Maria Kellen Prize, an Individual Writer’s Award from the Lila Wallace Fund, and grants from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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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.

 

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

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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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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, will be published by McClelland & Stewart in Canada in 2019 and she is at work on a collection of stories, How to Pronounce Knife, and a novel to be published by Little, Brown in the U.S.

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  • How to Pronounce Knife: Stories

    Forthcoming from Little, Brown

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Sarah Thornton

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

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Quincy Troupe

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

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Nia Vardalos

Academy Award nominated writer and actress, Vardalos is best known for her films My Big Fat Greek Wedding, My Life in Ruins, and for her work as co-writer with Tom Hanks for Larry Crowne.

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Jack Viertel

Senior Vice President and Creative Director of Jujamcyn Theaters, and Artistic Director of Encores!, Viertel has worked on such acclaimed shows as Jersey Boys, Fela!, and The Book Of Mormon. He also teaches at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Martha Wainwright

A celebrated folk-rock musician, Wainwright has released three full length studio albums, various EPs, a live album of Edith Piaf songs, a soundtrack to the Canadian television series “Trauma,” and has toured North America, Europe, and Australia extensively.

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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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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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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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Dave Balter

Dave Balter is a pioneer in the world of word-of-mouth marketing, the founder and CEO of bzzagent.com and the author of Grapevine: The New Art of Word-of-Mouth Marketing (Penguin/Portfolio).

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David Banks

David Banks is the inspirational founder of the Eagle Academy for Young Men and the president and CEO of the Eagle Academy Foundation, a network of all-boys public schools in New York City, and the author of Soar: How Boys Learn, Succeed, and Develop Character.

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Thomas P. M. Barnett

Thomas P. M. Barnett is a highly sought after military strategist, a contributor to Esquire magazine and author of the New York Times bestseller The Pentagon’s New Map (Putnam) as well as Blueprint for Action and Great Powers (Putnam).

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Neil Barofsky

A former Special Inspector General of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), Barofsky is a Senior Fellow at NYU’s Center on the Administration of Criminal Law and a partner in the Litigation Department of national law firm Jenner & Block LLP. His book Bailout was a New York Times Bestseller.

David Benjamin

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.

Zac Bissonnette

A former CNBC reporter, Bissonnette has written for The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times. He’s appeared on CNN, The Today Show, and Fox, among others. His book How to Be Richer, Smarter, and Better-Looking Than Your Parents was a New York Times Bestseller.

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Kate Black

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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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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  • Good Company

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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.

Mark Boal

A journalist, screenwriter, and film producer, Boal won two Academy Awards, Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture, for his film The Hurt Locker. His 2013 film, Zero Dark Thirty, was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Screenplay.

The Boston Globe

Established in 1872, The Boston Globe is Boston and New England’s leading source for breaking news and analysis, with coverage from across the world. The Boston Globe has been awarded 26 Pulitzer Prizes throughout its history.

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Luc de Brabandère

Luc de Brabandère is a fellow and senior advisor at The Boston Consulting Group, teacher at The Louvain School of Management and at the École Centrale Paris, former general manager of the Brussels Stock Exchange, and author or co-author of 12 books, most recently Thinking in New Boxes: A New Paradigm for Business Creativity (Random House), written with Alan Iny.

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Mark A. Bradley

Mark A. Bradley is an award-winning author and national security expert who served for years at the CIA and Department of Justice and, later, was appointed by President Obama to the Director of the Information Security Oversight Office at the National Archives.

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Steven Brill

A journalist and entrepreneur, Brill is the creator of the widely acclaimed magazine Brill’s Content. He’s written for The New Yorker, the New York Times, Harper’s, and TIME and his March 2013 TIME cover story, “Bitter Pill,” marked the first time That the magazine dedicated an entire issue to a single article.

Jared Brock

The co-founder of Hope for the Sold, an abolitionist charity dedicated to the eradication of human trafficking and exploitation, Jared Brock speaks regularly at universities and churches throughout the United States and Canada. He is the author of A Year of Living Prayerfully and his writing has also appeared in Esquire, the Huffington Post, TODAY.com, and Writer’s Digest.

Nina Burleigh

Nina Burleigh is the National Politics Correspondent at Newsweek. She is the author of five books, including The Fatal Gift of Beauty. She has written for Rolling Stone, Time, The New YorkerNew York, and the New York Times.

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Tara Button

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

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Scott Carney

An investigative journalist and anthropologist, Carney blends narrative nonfiction with ethnography in his stories. His first book The Red Market: On the Trail of the World’s Organ Brokers, Bone Thieves, Blood Farmers and Child Traffickers received critical acclaim from Michiko Kakutani in the New York Times and won the Clarion Award for best work of nonfiction in 2012.

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Shawn Casemore

Shawn Casemore, author of Operational Empowerment, is a frequent speaker and expert on operations management, team-building, human resources and customer service who works with companies all around the world.

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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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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.

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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Ted Danson

An Emmy-winning actor best known for his role as Sam Malone on the television series “Cheers,” Danson appears regularly on HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and currently stars in “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.” He is on the board of Oceana, the world’s largest non-profit devoted to marine issues.

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Niraj Dawar

Renowned marketing strategy expert Niraj Dawar is a professor at the Ivey Business School and author of Tilt: Shifting Your Strategy from Products to Customers (Harvard Business Review Press), named a Best Book of 2014 by strategy+business and a Noteworthy Book of 2014 by Forbes.

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Peter J. Dean

Peter J. Dean, Ph.D. is the President of Leaders by Design the men’s leadership development and executive coaching division of The Leader’s Edge. He has taught at Wharton, Penn State, Fordham University, and the University of Iowa among others and frequently writes for Wharton Magazine and blog.

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Dan DiMicco

Dan DiMicco is a former President, CEO, and Executive Chairman of Nucor Corporation and served on the US Manufacturing Council from 2008–2011. In 2011 he was inducted into IndustryWeek’s Manufacturing Hall of Fame, and he has been awarded the prestigious Robert P. Stupp Award for Leadership and Excellence and the Charlotte Business Journal’s Businessperson of the Year Award. He is the author of American Made: Why Making Things Will Return Us to Greatness (St. Martin’s).

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J.D. Dobson

J.D. Dobson is a former U.S. Senate aide, federal lobbyist, and crisis communications consultant. He and his wife, Kate, founded the political humor website Hottest Heads of State, which is basically just what it sounds like. When he’s not writing, he is a semi-professional novelty candlemaker.

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Kate Dobson

Kate Dobson is a former Assistant Comics Editor for the Washington Post and head writer for Brown University’s humor magazine. Her hobbies include serving food to her small children and, later, vacuuming that same food up off the floor.

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Barry 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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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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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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Claire Evans

science journalist and musician, Evans is the Futures Editor of MotherboardVICE’s technology and science website. She regularly speaks on the subject of technology and culture at places Moogfest, Eyeo Festival, WIRED x Design, TEDx Venice Beach, the UCLA Center for the Art of Performance, the Kitchen, the Rubin Museum, the Hirshhorn Museum, and the Center for Science and the Imagination.

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David Farbman

David Farbman is a lifelong outdoorsman and hunter, CEO of HealthRise Solutions, founder and chairman of Carbon Media Group, founding member of nonprofit Beyond Basics, founder of OutdoorHub, and author of the New York Times-bestselling book The Hunt: Track, Target, and Attain Your Goals (Jossey-Bass).

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Barbara Feinman

Professor of the Practice and founding director of Georgetown University’s Journalism program, Feinman has worked as a ghostwriter, researcher, or editor for various books by Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein, Ben Bradlee, and Hillary Clinton, among others. Her writing has appeared in publications including The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post, Glamour, and Writer’s Chronicle.

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The Estate of Mark Felt

The FBI’s second in command in the 1970s, Felt revealed himself, in 2005, to be the famous Woodward and Bernstein source “Deep Throat.” He died in 2008, and his daughter Joan Felt is the executor of his estate. His story is under option to Universal and Tom Hanks’s production company Playtone.

Keith Ferrazzi

A New York Times #1 best-selling author of Who’s Got Your Back and Never Eat Alone, as well as a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Fortune and many other leading publications, Keith Ferrazzi is recognized as a global thought leader in the relational and collaborative sciences. As Chairman of Ferrazzi Greenlight and its Research Institute, he works to identify behaviors that block global organizations from reaching their goals and to transform them by allowing them to go higher together.

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  • Co-Elevation

    Forthcoming from Currency

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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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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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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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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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  • The Dumpty Manifesto

    Forthcoming from Counterpoint Press

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Charles Gasparino

Charles Gasparino is a veteran business reporter, senior correspondent for the Fox Business Network, and author of, among other books, King of the Club: Richard Grasso and the Survival of the New York Stock Exchange (HarperCollins), Blood on the Street: The Sensational Inside Story of How Wall Street Analysts Duped a Generation of Investors (Wall Street Journal Books/Free Press), The Sellout (HarperCollins), and Circle of Friends: The Massive Federal Crackdown on Insider Trading (HarperCollins).

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Henry Louis Gates, ​​Jr.

American historian, literary critic, filmmaker, and public intellectual, Gates currently serves as the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University, and has hosted the PBS shows Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gate Jr. and The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross.

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Mark Green

A former New York City Public Advocate and mayoral candidate, Green has served as president of Air America Radio and director of Public Citizen’s Congress Watch, the largest consumer rights lobby in Washington, DC. Green is currently the host of the nationally syndicated radio show Both Sides Now.

Bob Greifeld

Chairman and former CEO of Nasdaq, Robert Greifeld is also the Chairman of the USA Track and Field Foundation. His writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal and elsewhere.

Nicholas Griffin

Nicholas Griffin is an author and journalist who’s been published in periodicals such as the Times of London, the FT, Men’s Vogue, and Foreign Policy. His last nonfiction book, Ping Pong Diplomacy, was an Amazon Best Book of the Year in 2014, Shortlisted for the 2015 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing, and Shortlisted for the UK’s 2015 Political Book Awards. Nicholas was also elected a Term Member at the Council of Foreign Relations in New York in 2007.

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Olaf Groth

Olaf Groth is Program Director for Digital Futures at Hult International Business School, a member of the Global Expert Network at the World Economic Forum, a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley, a CEO and a contributor to the Financial Times, Harvard Business Review and other publications.

 

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Jason Grumet

Jason Grumet is founder and president of the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC). A frequent witness at Congressional hearings, he has written about the challenge of bipartisan collaboration in the New York Times, Bloomberg, The Hill, Roll Call, and many other publications. He is the author of City of Rivals: Restoring the Glorious Mess of American Democracy (Lyons Press).

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Mauro Guillen

Trained as a political economist and sociologist, Mauro Guillen is the Zandman Professor of International Management and serves as the Anthony L. Davis Director of the Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. An award-winning writer and scholar, his commentary has appeared in numerous publications including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and Financial Times.

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  • 2030: Thriving After the End of the World As We Know It

    Forthcoming from All Points Books

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Shadi Hamid

Shadi Hamid is a senior fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution and a contributing writer for The Atlantic. An expert on Islamist movements, he previously served as director of research at the Brookings Doha Center. His first book Temptations of Power: Islamists and Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East (Oxford University Press) was named a Foreign Affairs Best Book of 2014.  He is also the author of the acclaimed book Islamic Exceptionalism (St. Martin’s Press).

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Nick Haramis

Nick Haramis, the editor in chief of Interview magazine, was formerly the articles editor at T: The New York Times Style Magazine. A contributor to publications including Billboard, Out, and The Wall Street Journal, he has interviewed everyone from Arnold Schwarzenegger to Meryl Streep. Prior to joining The New York Times, he was the editorial director of Bullett and, before that, the executive editor of BlackBook. He lives in New York City.

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Ryan Hass

Ryan Hass is a Fellow in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution and former advisor to President Obama on China policy whose research and analysis focuses on enhancing policy development on the pressing
political, economic, and security challenges facing the United States in East Asia. He holds a joint appointment to the John L. Thornton China Center and the Center for East Asia Policy Studies; he is a nonresident affiliated
fellow in the Paul Tsai China Center at Yale Law School; and from 2013 to 2017, Hass served as the director for China, Taiwan and Mongolia at the National Security Council (NSC) staff. Prior to joining NSC, Hass served as a Foreign Service Officer in U.S. Embassy Beijing, where he earned the State Department Director General’s award for impact and originality in reporting, an award given annually to the officer whose reporting had the greatest impact on the formulation of U.S. foreign policy.
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  • Stronger Than China

    Forthcoming from Yale University Press

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Joseph M. Henderson

Joseph Henderson, BSHRM, MPA, is senior advisor for leadership development at Deloitte Consulting and, formerly, Director of the Office of Safety, Security and Asset Management at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Michael Hendrix

Michael Hendrix is a Partner and Executive Design Director at global design and innovation consultancy IDEO, where he has worked on everything from home goods to homeland security.

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  • Two Beats Ahead: What Great Musical Minds Teach Us About Innovation

    Forthcoming from Public Affairs

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Linda Hirshman

A labor and civil rights lawyer and former Supreme Court litigator, Hirshman has written for Slate, Salon, The Daily Beast, The New Republic, and The New Yorker. Her book Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution was named one of the New York Times Book Review’s Notable Books of 2012. Sisters in Law was a New York Times bestseller.

David and Lauren Hogg

David Hogg is a recent graduate of Marjorie Stonemason Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and is one of the 20 founders of Never Again MSD.

Lauren Hogg is a sophomore at Marjorie Stonemason Douglas.

Jesse Horwitz

Jesse Horwitz is the Co-Founder/Co-CEO of Hubble, the first direct to consumer subscription for contact lenses. Jesse is an investor, advisor and founder across multiple businesses in the direct to consumer space, and focused on how a broader community of consumer companies can integrate this new, mobile-first channel into their marketing and distribution.

 

 

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  • Selling Naked: Navigating the Mysterious, Outrageous, Frenetic, and Unpredictable World of Direct to Consumer Retail

    Forthcoming from Currency

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Jamer Hunt

Jamer Hunt is the Vice Provost for Transdisciplinary Initiatives at The New School and founding director of the graduate program in Transdisciplinary Design at Parsons School of Design. At the MoMA he was co-creator of the award-winning, curatorial experiment and book Design and Violence (2013-15), was named by Fast Company to their list of “Most Creative People…Inspiring Leaders Who are Shaping the Future of Business in Creative Ways” and he regularly presents to influential leaders and change-makers around the world in the fields of business, design, technology and education. As a writer, he has appeared as an expert design blogger for Fast Company an invited blogger for The Huffington Post, and has also written for or appeared in The AtlanticThe New York Times, Financial Times, Metropolis Magazine, and others.

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  • Not to Scale

    Forthcoming from Grand Central Publishing

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Andrew Imbrie

Andrew Imbrie was the lead author of more than 300 speeches for U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the State Department, is a scholar of U.S. foreign policy and national security strategy, and a fellow and senior advisor to Kerry at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a non-profit, non-partisan international affairs think tank. His research focuses on great powers in decline, U.S. policy toward Europe and Russia, and national security decision making. He has served in senior speechwriting and policy positions at the United States Senate and U.S. Department of State, where he was twice awarded the Department’s Meritorious Honor Award.

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  • Twilight of Power

    Forthcoming from Yale University Press

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Alan Iny

Alan Iny is the senior specialist for creativity and scenario planning at The Boston Consulting Group and author, with Luc de Brabandère, of Thinking in New Boxes: A New Paradigm for Business Creativity (Random House).

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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.

Saru Jayaraman

Saru Jayaraman is the Co-Founder of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC-United) and Director of the Food Labor Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley. She is a graduate of Yale Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and author of Behind the Kitchen Door and Forked: A New Standard for American Dining.

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  • Tipped Immigrants

    Forthcoming from The New Press

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Nancy McSharry Jensen

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

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  • Shift Forward

    Forthcoming from Harper Leadership

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Erich Joachimsthaler

Erich Joachimsthaler, the founder and CEO of Vivaldi Partners, the co-author of Brand Leadership and the author of Hidden In Plain Sight is an internationally recognized authority on the impact of technology on strategy, the digitalization of industries and categories, and the role of innovation and branding.

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  • The Interaction Field

    Forthcoming from Public Affairs

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Bruce Jones

Bruce Jones is vice president and director of the Foreign Policy program at Brookings and a senior fellow in the Institution’s Project on International Order and Strategy at Brookings. He served in the United Nations’ operation in Kosovo, was special assistant to the U.N. special coordinator for the Middle East peace process, and is also a consulting professor at the Freeman Spogli Institute at Stanford University and chair of the advisory council of the Center on International Cooperation at New York University.

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  • To Rule the Waves

    Forthcoming from Scribner

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Rich Karlgaard

Rich Karlgaard is the publisher of Forbes magazine and is based in Silicon Valley. He is a renowned lecturer, a pilot, and the author of four acclaimed books.

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Jon Katzenbach

Jon Katzenbach is one of the world’s top experts on teams, leadership and management, and the author of The Wisdom of Teams (HarperCollins) and Leading Outside the Lines (Jossey-Bass).

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Joshua Keating

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

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Kerry Kennedy

A lawyer and human rights activist, Kennedy is the President of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, Chair of the Amnesty International USA Leadership Council, and serves on the boards of directors of Human Rights First, Inter-Press Service, and the United States Institute for Peace. Being Catholic Now was a New York Times Bestseller.

Ro Khanna

Ro Khanna is a US Congressman representing California’s 17th Congressional District. A former visiting lecturer at Stanford University’s Department of Economics, Khanna has worked with high-technology companies for Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati. He formerly served as the Obama Administration’s Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce from 2009-2011.

Fred Kiel

Fred Kiel, Ph.D., is a business adviser and co-founder of KRW International and the author of Return on Character: The Real Reasons Leaders and Their Companies Win (Harvard Business Review Press), based on his seven years of rigorous research into character, leadership excellence, and organizational results.

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Josh King

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

Kim Kleman

Kim Kleman is the former editor-in-chief of The American Lawyer and Consumer Reports and is currently on the faculty of Columbia Journalism School.

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  • Diversity Dividend

    Forthcoming from MIT Press

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David Komlos

David Komlos is Chief Executive Officer of Syntegrity, a global leader in Business Orchestration Solutions, which has a unique platform, combining scientific methodologies and proprietary technologies, that helps companies and organizations solve their most complex challenges and clear the way for execution.

Ali Kriegsman

Ali Kriegsman is the co-founder and COO of Bulletin, a company that’s revolutionizing brick-and-mortar retail. For women, by women, Bulletin is not only a store, but a community, holding social impact events and donating 10% of all proceeds to Planned Parenthood. Ali has been named a Forbes 30 under 30 and one of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People.”

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  • Bulletin Broads

    Forthcoming from Abrams

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Mark Landler

Mark Landler is a White House correspondent for the New York Times, where he has previously served as the bureau chief in Hong Kong and Frankfurt, a European economic correspondent, a business reporter in New York, and a copy boy. He has appeared frequently on broadcast news shows, radio, and in documentaries, and is the author of Alter Egos: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and the Twilight Struggle over American Power.

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Mary Lane

Mary M. Lane (b. 1987) is a nonfiction writer and journalist specializing in Western art, Western European history, and anti-Semitism. Lane received one of five Fulbright Journalism Scholarships at 22 years old, gained international recognition as the chief European art reporter for the Wall Street Journal, and published numerous exclusive Page One articles on the art trove of Hildebrand Gurlitt. Since leaving the Journal, Lane has been a European art contributor for the New York Times. She splits her time between Berlin and Virginia.

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Adam Lashinsky

Adam Lashinsky is a reporter on Silicon Valley and Wall Street for Fortune, co-chair of Fortune’s annual Brainstorm Tech conference, a contributor to the Fox News Channel, and author of the bestseller Inside Apple: How America’s Most Admired—and Secretive—Company Really Works (Business Plus).

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John Lawrence

Visiting professor at both the University of California and Georgetown University, John Lawrence is the former longtime Chief of Staff of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic, and Politico, among other publications.

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Derek Leebaert

Former Smithsonian fellow and professor of foreign policy at Georgetown University, Leebaert now serves as a partner in the management consulting firm MAP AG. He is an economist, tech entrepreneur, and adviser to the Pentagon.

Robert Levine

A former editor at both Wired and Billboard, Levine has also written for the New York Times, Fortune, Business 2.0, Conde Nast Portfolio, Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair.

Junheng Li

Junheng Li is founder of the New York–based equity research firm JL Warren Capital LLC, former senior equity analyst at hedge fund Aurarian Capital Management, and author of Tiger Woman on Wall Street: Winning Business Strategies from Shanghai to New York and Back (McGraw-Hill).

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Allan Lichtman

Allan J. Lichtman received his PhD from Harvard University in 1973 and is a Distinguished Professor of History at American University in Washington, D.C.,  specializing in American political history and the presidency. Dr. Lichtman has authored or co-authored ten books and hundreds of scholarly and popular articles. His latest book, The Case for Impeachment (Dey Street books, 2017), was an independent book store best seller, an
Amazon.com bestseller, and a Newsweek best new book release.

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Josh Linkner

Josh Linkner is the founder and president of ePrize.com, a successful four-time entrepreneur and CEO, the founding partner of Detroit Venture Partners, a jazz musician, and weekly contributor to Inc. Magazine, Forbes, and the Detroit Free Press. He is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Disciplined Dreaming and The Road to Reinvention (Jossey-Bass). He has twice been named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and is a President Obama Champion of Change Award recipient.

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John Lithgow

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

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Tom LoBianco

 Tom LoBianco is a White House reporter for The Associated Press. He has covered Mike Pence from his first campaign rally for governor in Pence’s native Columbus, Indiana to his return to Washington to take the oval office. LoBianco worked the halls of the Indiana Statehouse and Congress for a combined seven years with the AP, the Indianapolis Star and CNN. He is a regular political analyst on national television and radio, including CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, NPR and more.

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Mike Lofgren

Mike Lofgren is a former senior analyst on the House and Senate Budget committees and the author of the New York Times bestseller The Party Is Over and The Deep State (Viking).

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James Lowell

James Lowell is the editor of Fidelity Investor, a mutual fund advisory newsletter published by Phillips, and has spent the last decade covering mutual funds for all media. A feature columnist for the Dow Jones Investment Advisor Magazine, he is the author of Investing from Scratch and How to Survive in the Real World. He lives in Massachusetts.

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Courtney Lynch

Courtney Lynch is a founding partner of the leadership consulting firm Lead Star. She is the bestselling co-author of Leading From the Front (McGraw-Hill) and the author, with Angie Morgan and Sean Lynch, of Spark: How to Lead Yourself and Others to Greater Success (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). She is a recipient of the National Stevie Award for Best Female Entrepreneur. Her efforts to spark a national dialogue on the topic of leadership have been featured by CNN, Inc. Magazine, The New York Times, Businessweek, and many other media outlets.

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Sean Lynch

Sean Lynch is a senior consultant at leadership firm Lead Star and the author, with Angie Morgan and Courtney Lynch, of Spark: How to Lead Yourself and Others to Greater Success (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). He has also served as an F-16 fighter pilot in the United States Air Force.

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Ellen Malcolm

Declared one of America’s most influential women by Vanity Fair, Malcolm is the founder and chairwoman of the venerated political action committee EMILY’s List. Malcolm has been named a Woman of the Year by Glamour and one of the 100 Most Important Women in American by Ladies’ Home Journal.

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Leonard J. Marcus

Leonard J. Marcus, Ph.D. is the founding co-director of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative at Harvard University and an internationally recognized authority on leadership during times of crisis and change.

 

Ama Marston

Ama Marston is an international strategy and leadership expert as well as a recognized thought leader focused on Transformative Resilience and inclusive and purpose-driven leadership and business. She is the founder of Marston Consulting, which has provided services to Fortune 500 and FTSE companies, the United Nations, Oxford University and numerous others. Her work with leaders like Mary Robinson, Ireland’s first female President and Joseph Stiglitz, the Nobel laureate economist and as a top advisor to the UN and international NGOs has placed her at dozens of decision-making tables and taken her to work in countries around the world. Ama has long been hailed as a leader and original thinker and has won several awards, including a Council of Women World Leaders Fellowship and Phi Beta Kappa national honors, and was nominated as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. She earned a master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and currently splits her time between the UK and the US.

Stephanie Marston

Stephanie Marston is a pioneering psychotherapist with more than 30 years experience and is a widely recognized stress and work-life expert and corporate consultant. She is the founder of 30 Days to Sanity, a stress and work/life online platform. She has published five previous books and has appeared frequently on shows such as The Oprah ShowThe Today Show, CNN Headline News and numerous other radio and TV shows. Stephanie has also served on the WebMD clinical advisory board. She consults with some of the world’s most prestigious corporations including Whirlpool Corporation, H.J. Heinz Company, Xerox Corporation, Mattel Inc., Prudential Insurance, Morgan Stanley, and The Mayo Clinic. Stephanie lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Christopher Mason

Christopher Mason writes frequently about art, design, and society for New York magazine and The New York Times and is the author of The Art of the Steal (Putnam).

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Andrew McCabe

Andrew G. McCabe served as deputy director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation from February 2016 to January 2018.  He began his career at the FBI in 1996, working first as a street agent on the Eurasian Organized Crime Task Force. Later, he led the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division, the National Security Branch, and the Washington Field Office, and was the first director of the High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group, which developed new methods for lawfully and effectively questioning suspected terrorists.

Will McCants

Will McCants is a scholar of militant Islamism, a fellow at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy, director of the Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World at the Brookings Institution and founder of Jihadica.com. He is also the author of The Isis Apocalypse: The History, Strategy, and Doomsday Vision of the Islamic State (Palgrave).

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Jeffrey D. McCausland

Dr. Jeffrey D. McCausland is an expert on defense, national security and leadership who has taught at Dickinson College, the Army War College, and the U.S. Naval Academy. A national correspondent for CBS radio, Dr. McCausland is a retired Colonel from the U.S. Army who held senior positions during the Kosovo War and the 1990-1991 Gulf War. As CEO of Diamond6 Leadership, he is the organizer of leadership workshops at battlefields including Gettysburg, Yorktown and Pearl Harbor.

With Tom Vossler, he is the author of the forthcoming book Battle Tested.

 

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  • Battle Tested: Leadership Lessons from Gettysburg

    Forthcoming from Post Hill Press

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Duff McDonald

A contributing editor at The New York Observer, McDonald has also written for Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, New York magazine, Fortune, and Esquire, among other publications.

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Keith McFarland

Before founding the consulting firm McFarland Strategy Partners, Keith McFarland was the Dean of Pepperdine Business School and the CEO of several successful startup companies. He is the author of #1 Wall Street Journal business bestseller and the New York Times bestseller The Breakthrough Company: How Everyday Companies Become Extraordinary Performers as well as Bounce: The Art of Turning Tough Times into Triumph (Crown Business).

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Eric J. McNulty

Eric J. McNulty is Director of Research at the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative and an Instructor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Paddy Miller

Paddy Miller is Professor of Managing People in Organizations at IESE Business School (Barcelona) and the co-author of Innovation As Usual (Harvard Business Review Press).

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Angie Morgan

Angie Morgan is a professional speaker and trainer, executive coach and curriculum designer who works for leading companies and organizations around the globe, including Facebook, ESPN, DTE Energy, Boston Scientific, and Best Buy. She is the bestselling co-author of Leading from the Front (McGraw-Hill) and the author, with Courtney Lynch and Sean Lynch, of Spark: How to Lead Yourself and Others to Greater Success (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). She is a founding partner of the leadership consulting firm Lead Star and serves as Director for the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation.

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Dr. Nick Morgan

Dr. Nick Morgan is one of America’s top communication theorists and coaches; he helps speakers find clarity in their thinking and ideas – and then deliver them with panache. His books include Give Your Speech, Change The World; Trust Me; and Power Cues.

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Jim Morris

Jim Morris is managing editor for environment and workers’ rights at the Center for Public Integrity. A journalist since 1978, Morris has won more than 80 awards for his work, including the George Polk award, the Sidney Hillman award, three National Association of Science Writers awards, two Edward R. Murrow awards and five Texas Headliners awards.

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  • The Cancer Factory

    Forthcoming from Beacon Press

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Susan Morrison

A longtime articles editor for The New Yorker, Morrison was the Editor-in-Chief of The New York Observer and a founding editor of Spy. She is the president of the Century Association.

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The Estate of Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Maura Moynihan, the author of Yoga Hotel, and her mother, Elizabeth, oversee the estate of her father, the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Daniel Patrick Moynihan: A Portrait In Letters was chosen by the New York Times as one of the top 20 nonfiction books of 2010 and was a Washington Post bestseller.

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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Mark Nitzberg

Mark Nitzberg is the Executive Director of the Center for Human Compatible Artificial Intelligence at UC Berkeley. He began studying artificial intelligence at MIT in the early ‘80s with Marvin Minsky.

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Norah O’Donnell

Norah O’Donnell, author of New York Times bestseller Baby Love (with her husband, Chef Geoff Tracy), spent a decade as MSNBC Chief White House Correspondent and as a contributing correspondent for NBC’S “Today” show, and is now the beloved co-anchor of “CBS This Morning” which has an audience of more than 3 million American viewers. She is also a frequent contributor to Face the Nation, The CBS Evening News, and 60 Minutes. Ms. O’Donnell is writing a book about women and leadership.

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Barry O’Reilly

Barry O’Reilly is a business advisor, entrepreneur, and author who has pioneered the intersection of business model innovation, product development, organizational design, and culture transformation. Barry is co-author of the international bestseller Lean Enterprise: How High Performance Organizations Innovate at Scale and an internationally sought-after speaker, frequent writer and contributor to The Economist, Strategy+Business, and MIT Sloan Management Review.

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  • Unlearn
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Angela V. Paccione

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

Panos Panay

Panos A. Panay is V.P for Innovation and Strategy at Berklee College of Music, and the founder and managing director of the Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship (BerkleeICE).

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  • Two Beats Ahead: What Great Musical Minds Teach Us About Innovation

    Forthcoming from Public Affairs

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Ellen Pao

A former CEO of Reddit and junior partner at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Pao is a cofounder of the Project Include diversity-in-tech initiative.

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  • Reset

    Forthcoming from Spiegel & Grau.

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Amie Parnes

Amie Parnes is the White House correspondent for The Hill newspaper in Washington, DC, where she covers the Obama Administration. A ten-year veteran of political journalism, she has worked for Politico and appears frequently on MSNBC, CNN, Fox News and other networks. Together with Jon Allen of Bloomberg News, she is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign, and the New York Times and USA Today bestseller HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton (Crown).

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Deval L. Patrick

Deval Patrick was reelected to a second term as Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in November 2010. Guided by the advice of his grandmother to “hope for the best and work for it,” Governor Patrick entered office in 2006, a first-time candidate propelled by an unprecedented grassroots campaign. Patrick came to Massachusetts in 1970 at the age of 14. A motivated student despite the difficult circumstances of poor and sometimes violent Chicago schools, he was awarded a scholarship to Milton Academy through A Better Chance, a Boston-based organization. He is a graduate of Harvard College, the first in his family to attend college, and of Harvard Law School. After clerking for a federal judge, he led a successful career in the private sector as an attorney and business executive, rising to partner at two Boston law firms and to senior executive positions at Texaco and Coca-Cola. In 1994, President Clinton appointed Patrick as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, the nation’s top civil rights post. Patrick has served on corporate and not-for-profit boards, is the recipient of several honorary degrees, is a Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute, and is the author of two books, A Reason to Believe: Lessons from an Improbable Life and Faith in the Dream: A Call to the Nation to Reclaim American Values.

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Jeremy W. Peters

Jeremy W. Peters is a reporter in the Washington bureau of The New York Times who covers politics, with a focus on the conservative movement. In his decade at the paper, he has written about media, the financial markets, New York and chronicled his travels around the world.

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

    Forthcoming from Crown

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Joe Plumeri

Seasoned executive Joe Plumeri is currently vice chairman of the First Data Board of Directors, senior advisor to First Data chairman and CEO Frank Bisignano, and head of First Data’s client delivery, innovation, and marketing organization. He is also the author of The Power of Being Yourself: A Game Plan for Success (Da Capo).

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Letty Cottin Pogrebin

One of the founding editors of Ms. Magazine, Pogrebin has published eleven books, including Deborah, Golda, and Me: Being Female And Jewish In America; the memoir Getting Over Getting Older; and the novel Three Daughters. She won an Emmy for her contribution to Free To Be…You And Me.

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Gerald Posner

An investigative journalist and author, Posner has written twelve books, including the New York Times bestsellers, CASE CLOSED: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination of JFK, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer in History, WHY AMERICA SLEPT: The Failure to Prevent 9/11, and GOD’S BANKERS: A History of Money and Power at the Vatican. His wife, author, Trisha Posner, works with him on all his projects.

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Jaideep Prabhu

Jaideep Prabhu is the Jawaharlal Nehru Professor of Indian Business and Enterprise at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. He works with executives from ABN Amro, Bertelsmann, BP, BT, IBM, ING Bank, Nokia, Philips, Roche, Shell, Vodafone, and Xerox on breakthrough growth strategies and is the co-author of several books about frugal innovation, including Jugaad Innovation (Wiley) and Frugal Innovation (Profile Books/Economist Books).

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Erik Prince

Founder of the private security firm Blackwater, Prince served as the company’s CEO and Chairman of the Board. He is a former Navy SEAL and worked closely with the US government in its anti-terrorism efforts.

Navi Radjou

Navi Radjou is an innovation and leadership strategist based in Silicon Valley and a World Economic Forum faculty member. He advises C-level executives worldwide on breakthrough growth strategies and is the co-author of several books about frugal innovation, including Jugaad Innovation (Wiley) and Frugal Innovation (Profile Books/Economist Books).

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June Diane Raphael

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

 

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Teófilo Reyes

Teófilo Reyes is Research Director for both ROC-United and the Food Labor Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley. Over the last seven years at ROC, Teofilo has led the production of over 30 research studies on the restaurant industry, compiling tens of thousands of surveys of restaurant workers, hundreds of interviews with both workers and employers, and extensive government data analysis.

 

 

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  • Tipped Immigrants

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Pen Rhodeen

Rhodeen is a practicing lawyer in New Haven, a lecturer at the Yale Child Study Center, and a former counsel to the New Haven Police Department. Before becoming an attorney, Rhodeen worked as a newspaper reporter and a teacher.

Victoria L. Roberts

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

Rookie Magazine

An online magazine for teenage girls, Rookiemag.com received more than one million page views within six days of its debut in 2011. It was founded by eighteen-year-old media entrepreneur, writer, actor, and tastemaker Tavi Gevinson.

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Craig Ross

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

David Rothkopf

Founder and CEO of The Rothkopf Group, David Rothkopf was the Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade in the Clinton administration, and, since, he has been a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a visiting professor at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and CEO of the Foreign Policy Group. A prolific author and journalist, he is also a co-host of the Deep State Radio podcast on Washington politics.

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Jennifer Rubin

Jennifer Rubin writes reported opinion for The Washington Post. She covers politics and policy, foreign and domestic, and provides insight into the conservative movement, the Republican and Democratic parties, and threats to Western democracies. Rubin, who is also an MSNBC contributor, came to The Post after three years with Commentary magazine. Prior to her career in journalism, Rubin practiced labor law for two decades. She is a mother of two sons and lives in Northern Virginia.

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  • Payback

    Forthcoming from William Morrow

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Laurie Ruettimann

Laurie Ruettimann is a former human resources leader turned writer, speaker, and entrepreneur known for her commonsense style and straightforward approach to workforce issues. A former HR executive, she is the creator of The Cynical Girl and Punk Rock HR websites and the host of the “Let’s Fix Work” podcast.

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  • Let's Fix Work

    Forthcoming from Henry Holt

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Thaddeus Russell

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

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Robin Ryan

Robin Ryan is a career counselor who has been advising clients on improving their lives for over 25 years. She was called “the leading job search expert in America today” by NPR. A bestselling author, she has appeared on Oprah, Dr. Phil, CNN, NBC Nightly News, Fox, and NPR discussing career, job search, and post-retirement life/work issues.

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Elizabeth Samet

An English professor at West Point, Samet received her BA from Harvard and her PhD from Yale. Soldier’s Heart won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest and was also named one of The New York Times’s 100 Notable Books in 2007.

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Evan I. Schwartz

Evan I. Schwartz is author of The Last Lone Inventor: A Tale of Genius, Deceit and the Birth of Television (HarperCollins), named one of the 75 best business books of all time by Fortune, and Finding Oz: How L. Frank Baum Discovered the Great American Story (Houghton Mifflin). He is a former award-winning editor at Businessweek and MIT’s Technology Review and has been published in WIRED and the 2011 Best American Science and Nature Writing anthology. With Myrieme Churchill, an esteemed psychotherapist, he is writing Crossing Casablanca, a riveting memoir about Ms. Churchill’s early life.

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  • The Last Lone Inventor: A Tale of Genius, Deceit and the Birth of Television
  • Finding Oz: How L. Frank Baum Discovered the Great American Story
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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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Laurie Segall

Laurie Segall is an award-winning investigative journalist known for her interviews with tech founders. Formerly the senior technology correspondent for CNN, she developed and hosted a series of docuseries that explored the impact of technology on sex, love, and death.

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  • Dot Dot Dot

    Forthcoming from Dey Street

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Elizabeth Shackelford

Elizabeth Shackelford was a foreign service officer with the State Department in Poland, Washington, South Sudan, and Somalia. She resigned in 2017 protest of President Trump’s policies in a letter to former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, which went viral, and she now works as an international human rights consultant.

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  • Only Witches Move at Night, and Other Lies from South Sudan

    Forthcoming from Public Affairs

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Shabtai Shavit

Shabtai Shavit served in Israeli intelligence for 32 years, where he rose to become the Director of Mossad from 1989-1996. He received a Master’s in Public Administration from Harvard University’s The Kennedy School of Government and is currently the Chairman of the International Policy Institute for Counter Terrorism (ICT) at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel.

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  • Head of Mossad

    Forthcoming from University of Notre Dame Press

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Molly D. Shepard

Molly D. Shepard is President & Chief Executive Officer of The Leader’s Edge/Leaders By Design, a company dedicated to the advancement of executive and high-potential leaders. She speaks frequently to business groups about leadership, bullying, and women in the workplace and has been profiled in Smart CEO, Forbes, and Philadelphia Business Journal among others.

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Tom Sheridan

White hat lobbyist Tom Sheridan is described as a “powerbroker for those without a voice.” A social worker by training and an advocate by trade, Tom brings a unique perspective to his work as one of Washington’s most senior political and public policy strategists. Tom is known on Capitol Hill and in the West Wing for using his deep understanding of the political process and decades-long relationships with senior members of Congress and top Administration officials to help organizations achieve scalable, positive social change.

Craig Shirley

Craig Shirley is the author of four bestsellers on former U.S. president Ronald Reagan – Rendezvous with Destiny: Ronald Reagan and the Campaign that Changed America, Reagan’s Revolution: The Untold Story of the Campaign That Started It All , Last Act: The Final Years and Emerging Legacy of Ronald Reagan, and Reagan Rising: The Decisive Years, 1976-1980. Craig is the founder of Shirley & Banister Public Affairs, was chosen in 2005 by Springfield College as their Outstanding Alumnus, and has been named the First Reagan Scholar at Eureka College, Ronald Reagan’s alma mater, where he taught a course titled “Reagan 101.”

Mark Shriver

A former member of the Maryland House of Delegates, Shriver is Save The Children’s Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Senior Advisor to the CEO.

SHRM

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the voice of all things work, workers and the workplace and the foremost expert, convener and thought leader on issues impacting today’s evolving workplaces. With 300,000+ HR and business executive members in 165 countries, SHRM impacts the lives of more than 115 million workers and families globally.

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  • Fire Half Your Staff

    Forthcoming from Harper Business

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Risto Siilasmaa

Risto Siilasmaa is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nokia Corporation and has led the company in one of the most successful corporate transformations ever. Through as series of transactions that he orchestrated, Nokia has transformed from a bankruptcy candidate to a successful global technology leader. Siilasmaa is also the founder of F-Secure Corporation, a Finnish internet security service provider, and served as the President and CEO of the company between 1988-2006.

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  • The Paranoid Optimist

    Forthcoming from McGraw-Hill

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Michael Silverstein

Michael J. Silverstein is a senior manager and partner at The Boston Consulting Group and author of several books, most recently The $10 Trillion Prize: Captivating the Newly Affluent in China and India (Harvard Business Review Press), with Abeam Singhi, Carol Liao, and David Michael; and Women Want More (Harper Business), with Kate Sayre and John Butman.

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  • The $10 Trillion Prize
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Craig Simons

Craig Simons is the author of The Devouring Dragon: How China’s Rise Threatens Our Natural World. In praise of The Devouring Dragon, Richard McGregor, Washington Bureau Chief for the Financial Times, wrote, “Simons illustrates from the ground up how the Middle Kingdom’s economic takeoff is upending the planet at the very moment it is reaching an environmental tipping point. The book is both a gripping grassroots narrative of economic development and a heartfelt plea for the future.” Simons has been a reporter for Newsweek and the Asia Bureau Chief for Cox Newspapers and is currently with the U.S. State Department in China.

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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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Marc Solomon

Gay rights advocate Marc Solomon is the author of the definitive history Winning Marriage: The Inside Story of How Same-Sex Couples Took on the Politicians and Pundits—and Won (ForeEdge). He served as National Campaign Director of Freedom to Marry until its dissolution in 2015 after the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic ruling in favor of marriage equality. He was also executive director of MassEquality from 2006 to 2009.

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

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

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  • A Pound of Flesh

    Forthcoming from Lilliput in 2017.

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Jason Sperling

Jason Sperling serves as SVP, Chief, Creative Development at RPA Advertising in Los Angeles, where he spear-heads marketing efforts for Honda North America, Amazon, TikTok, UNICEF Worldwide, the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, and the LGBT Center in Los Angeles. Jason’s work has won the Cannes Gold and been nominated for an Emmy, and his Super Bowl commercials for Honda have landed on all-time best lists. He has been a professor-in-residence at the University of Texas and has spoken to advertising federations across the nation, including at Cannes, SXSW, and TEDx.

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  • What Got You Here Won't Get You There

    Forthcoming from Harper Leadership

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Ed Stack

Ed Stack is the CEO of DICK’s Sporting Goods.

Greg Steinmetz

Greg Steinmetz grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, and spent fifteen years as journalist for publications including the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, the Houston Chronicle, New York Newsday, and The Wall Street Journal, where he served as the Berlin Bureau Chief and later the London Bureau Chief. He currently works as a securities analyst for a money management firm in New York. He is a graduate of Colgate University and has a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He has three children and lives in Larchmont, New York.

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  • The Smartest Man in America

    Forthcoming from Simon & Schuster

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Mathew Sweezey

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

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  • The Context Revolution

    Forthcoming from Harvard Business Review

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Anne Bahr Thompson

Anne Bahr Thompson is a leader in the branding field who has spent more than two decades working with some of the best-known brands in the world. She is the founder of Onesixtyfourth, a boutique research, trend, and brand consultancy based in New York City and former Executive Director for Strategy and Planning at Interbrand, the leading global brand consultant.

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Deborah Tuerkheimer

Deborah Tuerkheimer is a professor of law at Northwestern University where she teaches and writes in the areas of criminal law, evidence, and feminist legal theory. Tuerkheimer is a leading authority on sexual violence and a frequent media commentator who’s often quoted in high-profile publications such as the New York Times, New York Times Magazine, Washington Post and The Atlantic and frequently appears on national television and radio.

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  • Credible

    Forthcoming from Harper Wave

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Steven Ujifusa

Steven Ujifusa is the author of Barons of the Sea, an LA Times bestseller, and A Man and His Ship, chosen by the Wall Street Journal as one of the best nonfiction books of 2012. He received his B.A. in History from Harvard College and his Master’s in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Craig Unger

Award-winning former editor-in-chief of Boston Magazine, and a longtime contributor to Vanity Fair, Unger is the author of the New York Times bestseller House of Bush, House of Saud. His work has also appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, the Guardian, Esquire, New York, and elsewhere.

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Michael Veltri

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

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Tom Vossler

U.S. Army Colonel Tom Vossler (retired) taught military history, strategy, and leadership at the U.S. Army War College and is a former director of the U.S. Army Military History Institute at Carlisle Barracks, PA. He has published several books on the battles of Gettysburg and Antietam, and has acted as a consultant to the History Channel and other media companies, advising them on Civil War history.

With Jeffrey D. McCausland, he is the author of the forthcoming book Battle Tested.

 

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  • Battle Tested: Leadership Lessons from Gettysburg

    Forthcoming from William Morrow

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Tony Wagner

A globally recognized voice in education, Tony Wagner is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Learning Policy Institute; prior to this appointment, Tony held a variety of positions at Harvard University for more than twenty years, including four years as an Expert in Residence at the Harvard Innovation Lab. Tony’s influential and widely read books on schools and education include The Global Achievement Gap and Creating Innovators.

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Jesse Walker

The current managing editor of Reason magazine, Walker has also written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Salon, The New Republic, L.A. Weekly, and National Review.

Wanda Wallace

Wanda Wallace is the President and CEO of Leadership Forum, Inc., an international consulting group that works with organizations on issues of talent acquisition, retention and strategic thinking. Prior to founding LFI, she spent was Associate Dean of Executive Education at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and Executive Vice President of Duke Corporate Education, Inc.

The Washington Post

Founded in 1877, The Washington Post delivers news and analysis from Washington, D.C. and around the world. Named the #1 Most Innovative Media Company of 2015 by Fast Company, the Post is defined by an ongoing dedication to transformation, integrity, and quality that manifests itself in the form of quality content and innovative experiences. The Washington Post has been awarded 43 Pulitzer Prizes to date.

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  • The Mueller Report
  • The Mueller Report Illustrated: The Obstruction Investigation

    Forthcoming from Scribner

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Matt Wasniewski

Named by House leadership as the Historian of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010, Wasniewski is the fourth person to serve in the role. He previously served nearly a decade in the House Clerk’s Office of History and Preservation.

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

    Forthcoming from Norton in 2018.

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Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg

Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg is the co-author of Innovation As Usual, a Harvard Business Review Press book on the art of driving innovation in regular organizations. An expert on innovation, problem-solving and thinking, Thomas has worked with managers in nearly all parts of the globe and his research has been featured in Harvard Business Review, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, BBC Radio, Bloomberg Businessweek and the Financial Times.

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Jesse Wegman

Jesse Wegman joined the editorial board of the New York Times in 2013, and has since written close to 600 signed and unsigned editorials on the Supreme Court, politics, law, and justice. He was previously a senior editor at The Daily Beast and Newsweek, a legal news editor at Reuters, and the managing editor of The New York Observer.

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  • Let the People Pick the President: How the Electoral College Is Destroying America and How We Can End It

    Forthcoming from All Points Books

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Frederic Wehrey

A leading Middle East scholar, Wehrey’s writings on failed states, the Islamic State, and U.S. policy have appeared in the New Yorker, the Atlantic, the New York Times, and Foreign Affairs. He has been among the few Western researchers and journalists to visit Libya continuously since the 2011 revolution, reporting from the front-lines of the battle against the Islamic State’s strongholds in Sirte and Benghazi. A twenty-one year military veteran, he has served across the Middle East and North Africa. He holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford and currently works as a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington DC.

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

A graduate of Yale and the University of Virginia School of Law, Senator Whitehouse (D-RI) was nominated by President Bill Clinton to be Rhode Island’s US Attorney in 1994. Her served as Rhode Island’s US Attorney until 1998, when he became State Attorney General. He was elected to the United States Senate in 2007.

Lis Wiehl

Lis Wiehl, legal correspondent for Fox News, is the author, with veteran novelist April Henry, of the New York Times bestselling Triple Threat thriller series (Thomas Nelson), as well as of several business and self-help books, including Winning Every Time (Ballantine) and The Truth Advantage (Wiley).

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  • Lethal Beauty
  • Triple Threat
  • Winning Every Time
  • The Truth Advantage
  • Hunting Charles Manson

    Forthcoming from Nelson Books

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Thomas Wright

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

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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Jia Lynn Yang

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

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

    Forthcoming from Norton in 2019

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Howard Yu

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

Dan Zak

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

Dan Zehr

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

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  • Solomon's Code

    Forthcoming from Pegasus Books

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James Zogby

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

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Andrew Auseon

Andrew Auseon is the author of acclaimed novels for young people, including Funny Little Monkey, Jo-Jo and the Fiendish Lot, Alienated (with David O. Russell) and Freak Magnet, a Bank Street Best Book of the Year. His books have been nominated for numerous awards, including the ALA’s Best Books for Young Adults, the Cybils, and state book awards. Auseon has an MFA in Creative Writing from Vermont College and a BA from Ohio University.

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Mira Bartók

Artist and writer Mira Bartók is the author of The Memory Palace (Free Press), winner of the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography. Her writing has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and noted in The Best American Essays 1999 and other anthologies. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants for her art and for her writing.

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Sheryl Berk

Sheryl Berk most recently collaborated with Sopranos star Jamie-Lynn DiScala on her memoir, Wise Girl, and with Britney Spears on her autobiography, Stages. She lives in Manhattan with her husband, Peter, and their own little miracle, daughter Carrie.

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Tom Booth

Tom Booth is an author, illustrator, and art director. His first picture book, Derek Jeter Presents Night at the Stadium, became a #1 bestseller on Amazon.

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Barbara Bottner

Barbara Bottner is the New York Times bestselling author of Ms. Brooks’ Story Nook (Knopf) and over 40 books for children. Her latest children’s book is Priscilla Gorilla (Atheneum/S&S), in collaboration with illustrator Michael Emberley.

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Akemi Dawn Bowman

Akemi Dawn Bowman is the author of critically acclaimed YA contemporary titles such as Starfish, Summer Bird Blue, and the forthcoming Harley in the Sky. The Infinity Courts is her YA sci-fi debut.

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  • The Infinity Courts: Ophelia Rising

    Forthcoming from Simon Pulse

  • Generation Misfits

    Forthcoming from FSG Books for Young Readers

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Grace Byers

Grace Byers is an actor and activist who stars in Fox’s hit series Empire. As a multiracial young girl and a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults), Grace was bullied throughout her childhood. This book was born out of her desire to empower young girls against the effects of bullying. In her spare time, she volunteers with the nonprofit antibullying organization Saving Our Daughters. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, actor Trai Byers. I Am Enough is her first book.

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John Byrne

A painter, playwright, and television creator of Tutti Frutti, Byrne has designed album covers for The Beatles, Donovan, Gerry Rafferty and Billy Connolly. He has several paintings hanging in The Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh.

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Caroline Corrigan

Caroline Corrigan is a freelance graphic designer and illustrator living and working in upstate New York. Her illustrations and design work can be found in books such as The Ultimate Easy Screen Printing Book and in Terre magazine. Her first children’s book, Women Artists A-Z, will be published by Dial Books for Young Readers in 2020.

 

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  • Women Artists A-Z

    Forthcoming from Dial Books for Young Readers

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The Estate of Albert Einstein

The embodiment of genius and the pre-eminent scientist of the modern age, his theories and discoveries have profoundly affected the way people view and understand the world and their place in it. Einstein was also known as a philosopher and humanist who was keenly interested in and concerned about the affairs of the world.

His sagacious, wise, and humorous quotations, letters, and articles are widely used throughout popular culture as well as in historical and academic works. Einstein’s name and image are instantly recognizable everywhere in the world.

Michael Emberley

Michael Emberley is a children’s author and illustrator based in Dublin, Ireland. His numerous works include the iconic nonfiction title It’s Perfectly Normal (Candlewick), the bestselling series You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You (Little Brown), and more recently Ms. Brooks’ Story Nook (Knopf). His latest children’s picture book is Priscilla Gorilla (Atheneum/S&S), in collaboration with author Barbara Bottner.

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  • Priscilla Gorilla
  • I Did It!

    Forthcoming from Holiday House

  • Let's Go!

    Forthcoming from Holiday House

  • The Message

    Forthcoming from Atheneum

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The Estate of Rube Goldberg

An American cartoonist, sculptor, author, engineer, and inventor, Goldberg received a Pulitzer Prize for his political cartooning in 1948. He was also a founding member and the first president of the National Cartoonists Society.

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Margaret Greanais

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

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Neil Patrick Harris

Tony and Emmy award-winning stage and screen performer, Neil Patrick Harris is best known for his roles as Barney Stinson in the popular CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother and as the iconic and beloved Doogie Howser, M.D. He’s been in many movies, hosted the Tonys, the Emmys, and the Oscars, and performed in several Broadway shows.

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John Hulme

With Michael Wexler, John Hulme has also written Baked Potatoes: A Pot Smoker’s Guide to Film + Video, and edited Voices of the X-iled, an anthology of Gen-X writing. Hulme also directed the documentary film Unknown Soldier.

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Barry Jackson

Barry Jackson is a prolific production designer, director of storyboard teams, writer, and children’s book author/illustrator. Jackson’s screen credits include The Prince of Egypt, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Titan AE, and Ron Howard’s The Grinch. He was one of several production designers on the Dreamwork’s production, Shrek.

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Christian and Parker Jacobs

Musicians, actors, and producers, the Jacobs brothers are the creators of the Nickelodeon series Yo Gabba Gabba! and the daytime Emmy Award-nominated The Aquabats Super Show.

Alan Katz

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

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  • Really Stupid Stories

    Forthcoming from Running Press

  • Elf Academy

    Forthcoming from Aladdin

  • Got Your Nose

    Forthcoming from Harper

  • Lieographies

    Forthcoming from Tanglewood Publishing

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Melanie LaBarge

Melanie LaBarge has a B.A. in Women’s Studies and an M.A. in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her research includes performance art and queering memoir by contemporary female/femme/non-binary writers. Her first children’s book, Women Artists A-Z, will be published by Dial Books for Young Readers in 2020.

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  • Women Artists A-Z

    Forthcoming from Dial Books for Young Readers

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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.

Lyla Lee

Lyla Lee received her BA in Psychology from USC. She’s the author of the forthcoming Mindy Kim chapter book series (Simon & Schuster/Aladdin).

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Bruce Littlefield

Bruce Littlefield, national television personality and author of numerous lifestyle books, including Merry Christmas, America and Airstream Living, has most recently written The Bedtime Book for Dogs, an illustrated read-aloud book for the canine community (Grand Central). He is the co-author of Bravo TV star Fredrik Eklund’s The Sell (Avery).

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Amanda Marrone

Amanda Marrone has authored four books for teens, Uninvited, Revealers, Devoured, and Slayed and the middle-grade series The Magic Repair Shop BooksThe Multiplying Menace, The Shape-Shifter’s Curse and Master of Mirrors.

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Danica McKellar

An actress best known for her roles on The Wonder Years and The West Wing, McKellar is also an internationally recognized mathematician and advocate for math education. She graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Mathematics from UCLA.

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Rhett Miller

Rhett Miller is a critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter known for fronting the popular alternative country band Old 97’s and as a solo artist who has released six albums.  Miller has authored short stories, essays and articles that have appeared in a range of publications including Rolling Stone, Bookforum, Sports Illustrated, McSweeny’s, The Atlantic, and Salon. His first book, No More Poems!, was published by Little Brown Books for Young Readers.

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  • No More Poems!
  • The Baby Changing Station

    Forthcoming from Little Brown Books for Young Readers

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Malcolm Mitchell

Malcolm Mitchell is a star rookie for Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots and founder of “Malcolm Reads”—a charitable organization focuses on building readers in disadvantaged homes.

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Andrea Montalbano

A former writer and producer at NBC News and The Today Show, Montalbano is the author of the middle-grade novel Breakaway. She is a longtime soccer player and coach, and her writing has been featured on the New York Times’s Motherlode blog and elsewhere

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Julianne Moore

Oscar-winning actress, Moore won an Emmy, a Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild award for her portrayal of Sarah Palin in the HBO film Game Change. Her Freckleface Strawberry books are the basis for an Off Broadway show that opened in 2010. Her book Freckleface Strawberry and the Dodgeball Bully was a New York Times Bestseller.

Maria Mora

Maria Mora is the Content Director at Big Sea, a web design and digital marketing firm based in St. Petersburg, Florida, and was previously the Parenting Editor at the digital media company SheKnows, where she contributed over 300 articles on topics covering feminism and health. As a queer woman and the parent of a neurodiverse child, she’s passionate about representation and inclusivity in kidlit. Maria is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

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Cole Nagamatsu

Cole Nagamatsu’s fiction has appeared online and in print at Tin House, cream city review, West Branch, Bartleby Snopes, PodCastle, Gingerbread House Literary Magazine, Timber Journal, and other publications. She is the editor-in-chief of Psychopomp Magazine and is a visiting assistant professor of Creative Writing at St. Olaf College in Minnesota.
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Catherine Newman

Catherine Newman is a beloved and widely read parenting blogger and author of Waiting for Birdy (Penguin) and Field Guide to Catastrophic Happiness (Little, Brown). Her work has been published in numerous publications, including The New York Times, Real Simple, O Magazine, and Whole Living.

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The Estate of Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley is one of the most influential pop culture figures of the 20th century. Often referred to as the “King of Rock and Roll”, Elvis’ commanding voice and charismatic stage presence unleashed a musical and cultural revolution that changed the world forever. Over the course of his career, Elvis was nominated for 14 Grammy Awards (3 wins), sold over 1 billion records world-wide, received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and was named One of the Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Nation by the United States Jaycees. In addition to his musical accolades, Elvis starred in 33 films and made numerous television appearances. Today Elvis continues to inspire musicians, fashion designers, and social influencers and captivate audiences around the world.

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Nicki Pau Preto

Nicki Pau Preto is the critically acclaimed author of the young adult fantasy series for Crown of Feathers, featuring a class of warriors that ride into battle on the backs of phoenixes.
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Michael Relth

Michael Relth is a veteran animator based in Los Angeles.

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  • Picture Book by Dog

    Forthcoming from Little, Brown

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Michael Roberts

A former fashion editor of Vanity Fair and The New Yorker, Roberts is an artist, illustrator, photographer, and stylist whose work also appears in Tatler, Italian Vogue, and other international publications.

Rookie Magazine

An online magazine for teenage girls, Rookiemag.com received more than one million page views within six days of its debut in 2011. It was founded by eighteen-year-old media entrepreneur, writer, actor, and tastemaker Tavi Gevinson.

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Paul Rudnick

A novelist, playwright, and screenwriter, Rudnick has written three books and frequently writes for The New Yorker. His articles and essays have also appeared in the New York Times, Vogue, Esquire, Vanity Fair, and Spy. His screenplays include InandOut and Addams Family Values, and his plays include I Hate Hamlet. Using the pseudonym Libby Gelman-Waxner, Rudnick wrote film criticism for Premiere magazine.

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Erika L. Sánchez

Erika L. Sánchez is a poet, a feminist, and a cheerleader for young women everywhere. She was the sex and love advice columnist for Cosmopolitan for Latinas for three years, and her writing has appeared in the Rolling Stone, Salon, and the Paris Review. Since she was a 12-year-old nerd in giant bifocals and embroidered vests, Erika has dreamed of writing complex, empowering stories about girls of color—what she wanted to read as a young adult. She lives in Chicago, not far from the setting of I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter.

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Maya Soetoro-Ng

Maya Soetoro-Ng is the Director of Community Outreach and Global Learning for the Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution at the University of Hawaii in Manoa. She holds a Masters degree in Secondary Education from NYU and a PhD in Multicultural Education from the University of Hawaii. Her first picture book, The New York Times bestselling Ladder to the Moon (Candlewick), was inspired by her young daughter Suhaila’s questions about her grandmother Ann Dunham, the mother of Maya and of our forty-fourth president, Barack Obama. Maya is an advocate for community service and peace education. Her debut young adult novel is being published by Candlewick.

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Isaiah Stephens

Isaiah Stephens is a freelance illustrator and animator located in Lowell, MA. He studied Media Arts and Animation at the New England Institute of Art, and has illustrated book jackets for the Italian translation of The Hunger Games, the novel The Devil Came East, and others.

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Mary Sullivan

Mary Sullivan is the author of the novels Stay (Zoland Press), Ship Sooner (William Morrow) as well as the young adult novel Dear Blue Sky (Penguin Young Readers). She has received a St. Botolph’s Award, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Award, a Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant for Literature, and a Border’s Original New Voice Award.

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  • Dear Blue Sky
  • Ship Sooner
  • Stay
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Melanie Sumrow

Melanie Sumrow received her undergraduate degree in Religious Studies and has maintained a long-term interest in studying social issues. She also holds a Juris Doctorate and has practiced both criminal and civil law for over sixteen years, with many of the criminal cases involving teenagers.

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Sarah Stewart Taylor

Sarah Stewart Taylor is a fiction writer and journalist who lives with her family on a farm in Vermont; her new mystery series, the Amy D’Arcy mysteries, are set in Ireland and will be published by St. Martin’s Press. Sarah is also the author of the Sweeney St. George mystery series—the first book in the series, O’ Artful Death, was nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Novel—as well as The Expeditioners series of adventure novels for middle grade readers and Amelia Earhart: This Broad Ocean, a graphic novel for younger readers from Hyperion, which was nominated for an Eisner Award.

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Leah Tinari

Leah Tinari is a widely exhibited New York based artist. Since graduating from RISD in 1998, Tinari has documented her life and friends through painting the capture the energy and exuberance of her surroundings.

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Allison Varnes

Allison Varnes taught English in special education for eight years, and once had to convince administrators that The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe was not an actual endorsement of witchcraft. She is currently a Ph.D. student in English Education at The University of Tennessee, where she also supervises beginning English teachers during their internship year.

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Kris Waldherr

Author and illustrator Kris Waldherr’s award-winning and bestselling books for adults and children include Doomed Queens, The Book of Goddesses, Bad Princess, and the historical novel The Lost History of Dreams. Her books have been published in thirteen countries, and her fiction has been awarded fellowships from the Virginia Center of the Creative Arts, and a works-in-progress reading grant from Poets & Writers.

Michael Wexler

With John Hulme, Michael Wexler has also written Baked Potatoes: A Pot Smoker’s Guide to Film + Video, and edited Voices of the X-iled, an anthology of Gen-X writing.

Sean Fay Wolfe

Sean Fay Wolfe is a seventeen-year-old Eagle Scout and writing prodigy. He is the author of the Minecraft fan fiction series The Elementia Chronicles (HarperCollins).

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Katie Zhao

Katie Zhao is a graduate of the University of Michigan and is the author of the forthcoming middle grade book The Dragon Warrior (Bloomsbury).

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AFROPUNK

Born out of a small Brooklyn nightclub in 2005, AFROPUNK music and cultural festivals now take place across three continents and five cities, connecting a global African diaspora through music, politics, activism and—most of all—fashion. As an organization, AFROPUNK has developed into a multifaceted media powerhouse: a global platform of alternative, experimental, radical, and counter-cultural viewpoints, which serves a socially diverse community.

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  • AFROPUNK: The Politics of Style

    Forthcoming from Harper Design

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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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Kate Betts

A former reporter for WWD, Vogue editor, and editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar, Betts is a contributor to Time and The Daily Beast.

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Hamish Bowles

Vogue’s International Editor-at-Large, Bowles was previously Vogue’s European Editor-at-Large and a creative consultant for The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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  • The Glass of Fashion

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  • Untitled Visual Book of Bowles’ Couture Collection

    Forthcoming from Rizzoli

  • Federico Forquet

    Forthcoming from Rizzoli

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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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John Derian

A decorative artist who lives in New York City, Derian is America’s leading practitioner of decoupage. Derian’s works have been sold at more than 700 high-end boutiques and department stores around the world, and his artistry has been featured in the New York Times, House and Garden, Country Living, and the Wall Street Journal, among other publications. His John Derian Picture Book was a New York Times bestseller.

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Robin Givhan

Winner of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for criticism, Givhan is the fashion editor for The Washington Post. She’s formerly a fashion correspondent and fashion critic for Newsweek and The Daily Beast. Givhan’s The Battle of Versailles is under option to HBO. 

Glamour Magazine

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

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Jessica Kerwin Jenkins

A former European editor for W, Kerwin Jenkins is a contributor to Vogue. Her Encyclopedia of the Exquisite was one of Barnes and Noble’s Best 25 Books of 2010.

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Carson Kressley

An Emmy-winning television star, celebrity stylist, and fashion designer, Kressley is also the author of YOU’RE DIFFERENT AND THAT’S SUPER and OFF THE CUFF, which was a New York Times bestseller.

Amy Larocca

Amy Larocca is the Fashion Editor-at-Large at New York Magazine, where she has worked in a variety of roles since 2000. She edits the magazine’s two annual fashion issues, writes on fashion and other subjects, and is working on a book about the wellness movement to be published in 2020.

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  • Cure-All: Diagnosing the Modern Wellness Epidemic

    Forthcoming from Knopf

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Janice Min

Co-president and chief creative officer of the Entertainment Group of Guggenheim Media, Min is in charge of Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter. She was formerly the Editor-in-Chief of US Weekly and a writer for People and In Style.

Isaac Mizrahi

Fashion designer and culture icon, Mizrahi is the recipient of multiple CFDA awards and has designed clothes for film, theater, dance, and opera. He was the subject of the documentary film Unzipped, and currently stars as a judge on Project Runway: All-Stars. Beyond the fashion world, he performed in an off-Broadway cabaret show called Les MiZrahi and directed a recent production of “Peter and the Wolf” at the Guggenheim Museum. He is a regular host on E! and QVC, for which he launched a lifestyle collection in 2012.

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New York Magazine

A bi-weekly magazine, New York covers life, culture, politics, and style with a particular emphasis on New York City. In the past decade, New York has won 34 National Magazine Awards, including six General Excellence awards.

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James Reginato

A writer-at-large for Vanity Fair, Reginato has written for Architectural Digest, Harper’s Bazaar, and Sotheby’s, among other publications. He also worked as Features Director at W Magazine.

Michael Roberts

A former fashion editor of Vanity Fair and The New Yorker, Roberts is an artist, illustrator, photographer, and stylist whose work also appears in Tatler, Italian Vogue, and other international publications.

Rookie Magazine

An online magazine for teenage girls, Rookiemag.com received more than one million page views within six days of its debut in 2011. It was founded by eighteen-year-old media entrepreneur, writer, actor, and tastemaker Tavi Gevinson.

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Kate Schelter

Stylist, creative director, and illustrator, Schelter’s work has been published in Vogue, Style.com, Vanity Fair, The New York Times Magazine, among other publications.  She owns Kate Schelter, LLC, a full service agency specializing in branding, creative direction, styling, illustration, events, and image consulting.

Norma Stevens

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.

 

Vern Yip

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

Daniel Abbott

Daniel Abbott received his BA from Grand Valley State University and his MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. He is at work on his debut novel The Concrete for Ig Books.

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Saher Alam

Saher Alam is the author of the novel The Groom to Have Been, which Publishers Weekly called “an absorbing debut…delicately crafted and multi-layered.” She is a graduate of Princeton University and the Creative Writing Program at Boston University, and she was a fiction fellow at Emory University.

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The Estate of Louisa May Alcott

Beloved author of Little Women, Louisa May Alcott wrote her first novel, The Inheritance, when she was seventeen. The discovery and publication of the lost manuscript was a literary cause célèbre and became the basis for a CBS Sunday Night Movie. Aevitas Creative Management represents Louisa May Alcott’s literary estate.

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Samina Ali

Samina Ali is an award-winning author, curator, and popular speaker. Her debut novel, Madras on a Rainy Day, (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux) won France’s prestigious Prix Premier Roman Etranger and was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award. Samina’s widely popular TEDx talk “What Does the Qur’an Really Say About Muslim Women’s Hijab” and her global exhibition Muslima: Muslim Women’s Art and Voices express her passionate advocacy for contemporary women who are defining their own identities and shattering pervasive stereotypes.

Samina is currently at work on a memoir about how her recovery from a nearly fatal illness meant rediscovering and redefining her own identity as a woman, a Muslim, a mother, and a writer.

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Zaina Arafat

Zaina Arafat is an Arab-American writer.  She holds an M.F.A. in creative writing from Iowa and an M.A. in international affairs from Columbia. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in GrantaThe New York TimesVirginia Quarterly ReviewThe BelieverThe Washington PostThe AtlanticBuzzFeed, Iowa ReviewThe Christian Science Monitor, and NPR. She is a regular contributor of cultural criticism to VICE. In addition to her novel, she is currently working on an essay collection (the title piece, “Our Arab,” is forthcoming in The Believer). As a contributing editor for the Asian American Writers Workshop’s literary magazine, The Margins, she curates a Q & A series with Muslim writers as well as “Bona Fide Relationships,” a portfolio of writing in response to the Muslim ban. She grew up between the U.S. and the Middle East, and currently lives in Brooklyn, where she teaches both fiction and nonfiction at various schools and leads workshops for immigrant and marginalized communities through the Writers Guild Initiative and AAWW.

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  • You Exist Too Much

    Forthcoming from Catapult

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Jesse Ball

A poet, novelist, and an assistant professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Ball won the Plimpton Prize in 2008 for his novella, The Early Deaths of Lubeck, Brennan, Harp and Carr. The Way Through the Doors was chosen as one of The New Yorker’s top 20 fiction and poetry books of 2009. His most recent novel, A Cure for Suicide was longlisted for the National Book Award in the Fiction category.

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Mira Bartók

Artist and writer Mira Bartók is the author of The Memory Palace (Free Press), winner of the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography. Her writing has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and noted in The Best American Essays 1999 and other anthologies. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants for her art and for her writing.

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Ann Bauer

Ann Bauer is a novelist and nonfiction writer. Her books include A Wild Ride Up The Cupboards (Scribner), The Forever Marriage (Overlook Press), and Forgiveness 4 You (Overlook Press).

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Clare Beams

Clare Beams’s story collection, We Show What We Have Learned, was a Kirkus Best Debut of 2016; was longlisted for the Story Prize; and was a finalist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize, the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award, and the Shirley Jackson Award. Her fiction appears in One Story, n+1EcotoneThe Common, the Kenyon Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading, and The Best American Nonrequired Reading, and has received special mention in The Best American Short Stories 2013 and The Pushcart Prize XXXV. A 2014 NEA fellow in prose, she was the Bernard O’Keefe scholar in fiction at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference in 2014. After teaching high school English for six years in Falmouth, Massachusetts, she moved with her husband and daughter to Pittsburgh, where she teaches creative writing at Saint Vincent College and the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.

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Diane Les Becquets

Diane Les Becquets is a faculty member and former director of the MFA Program in Fiction and Non-Fiction at Southern New Hampshire University. In addition to teaching creative writing, she has worked as a medical journalist; an archaeology assistant; a marketing consultant; a sand and gravel dispatcher; a copywriter; and a lifeguard, and is also an avid outdoorswoman. A native of Nashville, she spent almost fourteen years living in a small Colorado ranching town before moving to New Hampshire.

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Janet Benton

Janet Benton work has appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Glimmer Train and other publications. She has co-written and edited historical documentaries for television including the award-winning FEVER: 1793. She holds an MFA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and for decades has taught writing and helped individuals and organizations craft their stories.

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Jedediah Berry

Jedediah Berry was raised in the Hudson Valley region of New York State. His first novel, The Manual of Detection, won the IAFA Crawford Award and the Dashiell Hammett Prize, and was adapted for broadcast by BBC Radio. The book was named a New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award finalist and a Locus Award finalist.

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Chaya Bhuvaneswar

Chaya Bhuvaneswar is the winner of the 2017 Dzanc Books Short Story Collection Prize for White Dancing Elephants. Bhuvaneswar has received a Henfield Transatlantic Writing Award, as well as a Glimmer Train Honorable Mention and a Rhodes scholarship.

James Boice

James Boice is the author of four novels, including the critically-acclaimed MVP as well as NoVA and The Good and the Ghastly (all Scribner). His fourth novel, The Shooting, was published by Unnamed Press.

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Marc Bojanowski

Marc Bojanowski is the author of the novels The Dog Fighter (William Morrow), longlisted for the NYPL Young Lions Award, and Journeyman (Granta; Soft Skull/Counterpoint), a New York Times Editors’ Choice. His writing has appeared in The Literary Review, McSweeney’s, and Granta. He lives in northern California with his wife and their two children.

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Lisa Borders

Lisa Borders is the author of the novel The Fifty-First State (Engine Books) and a writing professor at Grub Street, where she developed the popular Novel in Progress and Novel Incubator programs.

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Jamey Bradbury

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

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Cambria Brockman

Cambria Brockman grew up in Houston, London, and Scotland, and graduated from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine with a degree in English Literature and Art History. Her award-winning wedding and portrait photography company, Cambria Grace, is followed by 60k Instagram users including Martha Stewart and Grace Bonney of Design Sponge. Brockman lives in Boston with her husband, son, and dog. Tell Me Everything is her first novel.

Elizabeth Brooks

Elizabeth Brooks grew up in Chester, England. She graduated from Cambridge University with a first class degree in Classics, and lives on the Isle of Man with her husband and two children. The Orphan of Salt Winds (published in the UK as Call of the Curlew) marks her debut.

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Lily Brooks-Dalton

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

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Alex Brunkhorst

Alex Brunkhorst is a novelist and a real estate agent specializing in multi-million dollar estates for Los Angeles’s wealthiest professionals. She is also the founder of the popular luxury lifestyle site Bungalux.com. The Gilded Life of Matilda Duplaine was inspired by Alex’s glimpse into the world of extreme wealth and privilege. She is a graduate of Georgetown University and lives in Los Angeles.

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Douglas Brunt

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

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Christopher Buehlman

Christopher Buehlman is the author of five dark fiction novels, including Those Across the River, World Fantasy Award finalist for Best Novel, and The Lesser Dead, chosen by the American Library Association as best horror novel in 2015 and a finalist for a Shirley Jackson Award. His is the twisted mind behind Christophe the Insultor, one of the most successful one-man stage acts on the national renaissance festival circuit.

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Michael Byers

Michael Byers is the author of the story collection The Coast of Good Intentions, which won the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award. His novels Long for This World and Percival’s Planet were both New York Times Notable Books, and his novella, The Broken Man, was a finalist for the World Fantasy Award.  Byers’ short stories have appeared in Best American Short Stories and Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards; his nonfiction has appeared in The New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. A former Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, he is on the faculty of the MFA in creative writing program at the University of Michigan.

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Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey is an actor, comedian, and visual artist, and has starred in some of the most beloved films of the past two decades (Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Dumb & Dumber, The Truman Show, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas, among others). He is the executive producer and star of the Showtime series Kidding and the author, with Dana Vachon, of the semi-autobiographical novel Memoirs & Misinformation (Knopf, 2020).

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Christopher Castellani

Christopher Castellani is the author of four novels, All This Talk of Love, a New York Times Editors’ Choice; The Saint of Lost Things; A Kiss from Maddalena, winner of the Massachusetts Book Award; and Leading Men, which Publishers Weekly named one of the Top 10 Literary Fiction Titles for Spring 2019. Castellani is also the author of The Art of Perspective: Who Tells the Story. Winner of a Guggenheim Fellowship, he is the artistic director of Grub Street, the creative writing center in Boston.

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Kirstin Chen

Kirstin Chen is the author of the novels Bury What We Cannot Take and Soy Sauce for Beginners, a Kindle First selection, an O, The Oprah Magazine “book to pick up now,” and a Glamour book club pick. A former Steinbeck Fellow in Creative Writing, she holds an MFA from Emerson College and a BA from Stanford University. She is the fall 2017 NTU-NAC National Writer in Residence in Singapore.

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Rita Zoey Chin

Rita Zoey Chin is the author of the bestselling debut memoir Let the Tornado Come, which the The Huffington Post hailed  as “a near euphoric ode to the human spirit.” “A clear-eyed book written with poetry and compassion” (The Boston Globe) and “a powerful story to pass onto a friend” (Oprah.com), Let the Tornado Come was named a Boston Globe “Summer Reads” pick, one of Kirkus Reviews’ “10 True Stories Perfect for Summer Reading,” and an Elle Readers’ Prize pick. Chin’s writing has appeared in Tin House, Guernica, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. The recipient of a Katherine Anne Porter Prize and Academy of American Poets Award, Chin holds an MFA from the University of Maryland.

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Tara Conklin

Tara Conklin is a writer and former lawyer whose first novel, The House Girl, was a New York Times bestseller, #1 IndieNext pick, Target book club pick and has been translated into 8 languages. Her second novel, The Last Romantics, is forthcoming in February 2019 from William Morrow/Harper Collins.

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Edward Conlon

Edward Conlon is a former NYPD Detective and currently Deputy Commissioner for Strategic Communications for the NYPD. He is the author of a non-fiction best-seller Blue Blood and the acclaimed novel Red on Red.

Nan Cuba

Nan Cuba is the author of Body and Bread (Engine Books), winner of the PEN Southwest Award in Fiction and the Texas Institute of Letters Steven Turner Award for Best Work of First Fiction. Cuba co-edited Art at Our Doorstep: San Antonio Writers and Artists (Trinity University Press), and published other work in such places as Antioch Review, Harvard Review, Columbia, and Chicago Tribune’s Printer’s Row. She is the founder and executive director emeritus of Gemini Ink, a nonprofit literary center, and teaches in the MA/MFA Program in Literature, Creative Writing, and Social Justice at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, where she is writer-in-residence.

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Jaquira Díaz

Jaquira Díaz is the 2016-18 Kenyon Review Fellow in Prose, and recipient of two Pushcart Prizes, two MacDowell Colony Fellowships, an Elizabeth George Foundation Grant, a Florida Individual Artist Fellowship, the Carl Djerassi Fiction Fellowship from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, and an NEA Fellowship to the Hambidge Center for the Arts.

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Viet Dinh

Viet Dinh was born in Vietnam and grew up in Colorado. He attended Johns Hopkins University and the University of Houston and currently teaches at the University of Delaware. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Delaware Division of the Arts, as well as an O. Henry Prize. His stories have appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, Witness, Fence, Five Points, Chicago Review, the Threepenny Review, and the Greensboro Review. His novel, After Disasters, was a finalist for the 2017 PEN/Faulkner Prize.

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Sarah Domet

Sarah Domet’s debut novel, The Guineveres, was released from Flatiron Books in October 2016. She’s also the author of 90 Days to Your Novel (Writers Digest Books, 2010). She holds a Ph.D. in literature and creative writing from the University of Cincinnati where she once served as the associate editor of The Cincinnati Review. Originally from Ohio and still a Midwesterner at heart, she now lives in Savannah, Georgia.

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Dagmara Dominczyk

A Polish-American novelist and critically acclaimed film and TV actress, Dominczyk is known for her roles in Higher Ground, The Good Wife, and Boardwalk Empire. 

Elisabeth Elo

Elisabeth Elo, author of North of Boston, grew up in Boston.  She worked as an editor, an advertising copywriter, a high-tech project manager, and a halfway house counselor before getting a PhD in American Literature at Brandeis University; since then, she’s taught writing and literature in the Boston area.

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Melissa Falcon Field

Melissa Falcon Field is the author of the debut novel What Burns Away (Sourcebooks). She earned her MFA in Fiction Writing from Texas State University and has been a Katherine Anne Porter Writer-in-Residence.

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Cornelius FitzPatrick

Cornelius Fitzpatrick was awarded a 2015 Emerging Writer Fellowship from A Public Space and was a 2016-2017 Fellow at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. He received his MFA from Colorado State University.  He is currently working on his first collection of stories, The Future of Statues, and a novel.

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Raymond Fleischmann

Raymond Fleischmann’s short stories have appeared in Iowa Review, Cimarron Review, The Pinch, and Los Angeles Review, among many others, and he’s earned fellowships and scholarships from Richard Hugo House and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. His debut novel, How Quickly She Disappears, is forthcoming from Berkley Books (Penguin Random House).

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Sally Franson

A writer and teacher living in Minneapolis, Franson holds a B.A. from Barnard College and an M.F.A. from the University of Minnesota. A Lady’s Guide to Literature is her first novel.

Christa Fraser

Christa Fraser received an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a residency from the MacDowell Colony.  She grew up in the farmlands of California’s Central Valley and considers as her home the beaches and mountains of the state’s Central Coast. She is currently at work on a novel.

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Samuel W. Gailey

Samuel W. Gailey is the author of Deep Winter, which The New York Times described as “beautifully written” and Esquire called “enthralling and suspenseful.” Gailey’s second novel, The Guilt We Carry, was released by Oceanview Publishing in 2019.

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Ramin Ganeshram

Ramin Ganeshram’s work has appeared in The New York Times, Newsday, Saveur, Bon Appetit, National Geographic Traveler, and more. She is a seven-time winner of the Society of Professional Journalism Award and her cookbook, FutureChefs won a 2015 IACP Award. She also writes fiction and her debut novel, The General’s Cook, was published by Arcade.

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John Gapper

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

Hazel Gaynor

Ireland-based New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Girl Who Came Home and A Memory of Violets, Gaynor was a US Library Journal pick as one of ‘Ten Big Breakout Authors’ for 2015. She received the 2015 RNA Historical Romantic Novel of the Year award for The Girl Who Came Home.

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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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Andrew J. Graff

Andrew J. Graff’s fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Stolen Island, Dappled Things, and Image. In 2009, Andrew became an Iowa Arts Fellow and earned an MFA from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. In 2011, he was awarded the Clark Fisher Ansley Prize for Fiction. He currently teaches fiction and poetry workshops at Cedarville University and serves as editor of the Cedarville Review. Andrew’s first novel, Bread and Fish, is forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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Anissa Gray

Anissa Gray is an Emmy and DuPont award-winning journalist at CNN Worldwide, responsible for helping to guide coverage of some of the most consequential stories of our time. She began her career at Reuters as a reporter, based in New York, covering business news and international finance. Born in St. Joseph, Michigan, Gray studied English and American literature at New York University. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her family.

Karl Taro Greenfeld

Greenfeld’s award-winning writing has appeared in publications such as Harper’sThe AtlanticThe Paris ReviewThe New York Times Magazine, and GQ, and in anthologies including Best American Short StoriesO. Henry Prize StoriesBest American Sports WritingBest American Travel WritingBest American Nonrequired Reading, and The Best Creative Nonfiction. He is currently a writer for the television show Ray Donovan.

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Sunetra Gupta

Sunetra Gupta is the author of the novels Memories of Rain, The Glassblower’s Breath, A Sin of Color (shortlisted for the Orange Prize), Moonlight into Marzipan, and, most recently, So Good in Black (Clockroot).

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Minrose Gwin

Minrose Gwin is the author of a memoir, Wishing for Snow, and the novel The Queen of Palmyra, a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection, and a finalist for the John Gardner Fiction Book Award and the Julia Peterkin Award. She is at work on her second novel, Promise, which will be published by William Morrow.

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Lise Haines

Lise Haines is the author of the novels Girl in the Arena (Bloomsbury), a South Carolina Book Award Nominee; Small Acts of Sex and Electricity (Unbridled Books), a Book Sense Pick in 2006 and one of ten “Best Book Picks for 2006” by the NPR station, San Diego; and, In My Sister’s Country (Penguin / Putnam), a finalist for the 2003 Paterson Fiction Prize, which The Boston Globe called “an authoritative fictional debut.”

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The Estate of Nancy Hale

Nancy Hale, 1908-1988, was a prolific and best-selling novelist whose short fiction appeared frequently in the New Yorker and other publications.

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Meredith Hall

Meredith Hall is the author of the critically acclaimed, bestselling memoir Without a Map (Beacon Press). At the age of forty-four, Meredith Hall graduated from Bowdoin College. She won the $50,000 Gift of Freedom Award from A Room of Her Own Foundation, which gave her the financial freedom to devote time to her first book. Her other honors include a Pushcart Prize and notable essay recognition in Best American Essays; she was also a finalist for the Rona Jaffe Award. Hall’s work has appeared in the New York Times, Creative Nonfiction, The Southern Review, Five Points, Prairie Schooner, and several anthologies. She teaches writing at the University of New Hampshire and lives in Maine.

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George Harrar

George Harrar is the author of the novels The Spinning Man (Putnam) and Reunion at Red Paint Bay (Other Press), as well as many beloved children’s novels, including The Wonder Kid and Not As Crazy As I Seem (Houghton Mifflin).

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Sarah J. Harris

Sarah J. Harris is the author of Scholastic’s YA Jessica Cole: Model Spy series written under her pen name, Sarah Sky. The Colour of Bee Markham’s Murder is her first novel for adults.

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