• READ MORE
    Cara Blue Adams
    Cara Blue Adams
    Cara Blue Adams is the author of You Never Get It Back, winner of the John Simmons Short Fiction Prize in the Iowa Short Fiction Award Series. She has published over twenty stories in leading magazines, including Granta, The Kenyon Review, American Short Fiction, Alaska Quarterly Review, Epoch, The...
  • READ MORE
    Doug Anderson
    Doug Anderson
    Doug Anderson’s first book of poems, The Moon Reflected Fire, won the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, and his second, Blues for Unemployed Secret Police, a grant from the Academy of American Poets. His memoir, Keep Your Head Down, was published in 2009. His new book of poems is Undress,...
  • READ MORE
    Andrea Barrett
    Andrea Barrett
    Andrea Barrett is the author of nine previous works of fiction, including the National Book Award-winning Ship Fever and Pulitzer Prize finalist Servants of the Map. She is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and an NEA Fellowship, as well as a finalist for the Story...
  • READ MORE
    Megan Mayhew Bergman
    Megan Mayhew Bergman
    Megan Mayhew Bergman is the author of three collections of short stories, Birds of a Lesser Paradise, Almost Famous Women, and a new collection, How Strange a Season. She is currently writing a book on the International Sweethearts of Rhythm. Megan is a journalist, essayist, and critic who has...
  • READ MORE
    Harry Bliss
    Harry Bliss
    Harry Bliss is a cartoonist and cover artist for the New Yorker magazine. His syndicated single-panel comic ‘Bliss’ appears in newspapers internationally. He has written and illustrated over 25 books for children and is the founder of the Cornish CCS Fellowship for Graphic Novelists in Cornish, New Hampshire. His...
  • READ MORE
    Buzz Bissinger
    Buzz Bissinger
    Buzz Bissinger is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and the author of four books, including the New York Times bestsellers 3 Nights in August and Friday Night Lights, which has sold two million copies and inspired a film and TV franchise. He is a contributing editor for Vanity Fair and...
  • READ MORE
    Andrea Cohen
    Andrea Cohen
    Andrea Cohen’s poems and stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, The Threepenny Review, The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic, Glimmer Train, The Hudson Review, and more. A new book of poems, Everything, was published in 2021. Other collections include Nightshade, Unfathoming,  Furs Not Mine, Kentucky Derby, Long Division, and The Cartographer's Vacation. Cohen’s awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, Glimmer Train's...
  • READ MORE
    Quintin Collins
    Quintin Collins
    Quintin Collins is a writer, editor, and assistant director of the Solstice Low-Residency Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program. His work appears in many print and online publications, such as Sidereal Magazine, Superstition Review, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Solstice Literary Magazine, and others. Winner of a...
  • READ MORE
    Wyn Cooper
    Wyn Cooper
    Wyn Cooper has published five books of poems: The Country of Here Below, The Way Back, Postcards from the Interior, Chaos is the New Calm, and Mars Poetica. His poems, stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Poetry, Ploughshares, Slate, Crazyhorse, AGNI, The Southern...
  • READ MORE
    Steven Cramer
    Steven Cramer
    Steven Cramer is the author of six poetry collections, including The Eye that Desires to Look Upward; The World Book; Dialogue for the Left and Right Hand; Goodbye to the Orchard, which won the 2005 Sheila Motton Prize from the New England Poetry Club, and was named a 2005...
  • READ MORE
    Alice Elliott Dark
    Alice Elliott Dark
    Alice Elliott Dark is the author of the novels Fellowship Point and Think of England, and two collections of short stories, In The Gloaming and Naked to the Waist.  Her work has appeared in, among others, The New Yorker, Harper's, DoubleTake, Ploughshares, A Public Space, Best American Short Stories,...
  • READ MORE
    Kathryn Davis
    Kathryn Davis
    Kathryn Davis is the author of eight novels, including The Silk Road and Duplex. Her latest book is a Aurelia, Aurelia, a memoir. She has received the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize, the Morton Dauwen Zabel Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Davis...
  • READ MORE
    Nicholas Dawidoff
    Nicholas Dawidoff
    Nicholas Dawidoff is the author of six books, including his new book, The Other Side of Prospect. His book, The Fly Swatter, was a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and another, In the Country of Country, was named one of the greatest all-time works of travel literature by Condé Nast Traveller. His first book, The Catcher Was a...
  • READ MORE
    Arlene Distler
    Arlene Distler
    Arlene Distler is co-founder of Write Action, an advocacy and networking organization for writers in the Brattleboro area. She is active in helping to organize and promote reading events and bringing about collaborations between the arts in the community. Distler is a journalist who has been writing about the...
  • READ MORE
    Nicole Eustace
    Nicole Eustace
    Nicole Eustace is a professor of history at New York University, where she has leadership roles in both the history of women and gender program and the Atlantic history workshop. A historian of the early modern Atlantic and the early United States, she specializes in the history of emotion....
  • READ MORE
    Carolyn Ferrell
    Carolyn Ferrell
    Carolyn Ferrell’s short-story collection, Don’t Erase Me, won awards from the Los Angeles Times, Ploughshares, and more. Her stories have been selected for anthologies by Roxane Gay and Curtis Sittenfeld, among others. Her latest book, Dear Miss Metropolitan, was a finalist for the 2022 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and a...
  • READ MORE
    Martín Espada
    Martín Espada
    Martín Espada has published more than twenty books as a poet, editor, essayist and translator, including Vivas to Those Who Have Failed and Pulitzer finalist The Republic of Poetry. His latest book, Floaters, was the winner of the 2021 National Book Award. His other many honors include the Ruth...
  • READ MORE
    Michael Fleming
    Michael Fleming
    Michael Fleming was born in San Francisco, raised in Wyoming, and has lived and learned and worked all around the world, from Thailand, England, and Swaziland to Berkeley, New York City, and now Brattleboro, Vermont. He’s been a teacher, a grad student, a carpenter, and always a writer; for...
  • READ MORE
    Carolyn Forché
    Carolyn Forché
    Carolyn Forché is an American poet, translator, and memoirist. Her books of poetry are Blue Hour, The Angel of History, The Country Between Us, Gathering the Tribes, and her newest collection, In the Lateness of the World. Her memoir, What You Have Heard Is True, was published by Penguin Press in 2019. In 2013,...
  • READ MORE
    Jeff Friedman
    Jeff Friedman
    Jeff Friedman’s eighth book, The Marksman, was published in 2020 by Carnegie Mellon University Press. His poems, mini stories and translations have appeared in American Poetry Review, Poetry, New England Review, Poetry International, Hotel Amerika, Cast-Iron Aeroplanes that Can Actually Fly: Commentaries from 80 American Poets on their Prose...
  • READ MORE
    Tad Friend
    Tad Friend
    Tad Friend is a longtime staff writer for The New Yorker. His memoir, Cheerful Money: Me, My Family, and the Last Days of Wasp Splendor, was chosen as one of the year’s best books by The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, and NPR. His new memoir, In...
  • READ MORE
    Shanta Lee Gander
    Shanta Lee Gander
    Shanta Lee Gander is a prize winning artist who works in different mediums as a photographer, writer across genres and is a public intellectual. She is the author of  GHETTOCLAUSTROPHOBIA: Dreamin of Mama While Trying to Speak in Woke Tongues (Diode Editions, 2021) and Black Metamorphoses (Etruscan Press, 2023). Shanta Lee is a producer...
  • READ MORE
    Ellyn Gaydos
    Ellyn Gaydos
    Ellyn Gaydos received an M.F.A. in nonfiction from Columbia University. Her work has received the Richard J. Margolis Award for nonfiction writers of social justice journalism, and appeared in The Texas Review, Columbia Journal, and Ninth Letter, where she received the 2017 award for creative nonfiction. She is the author of a...
  • READ MORE
    Allison Gilbert
    Allison Gilbert
    Allison Gilbert is co-author of the forthcoming book Listen, World!: How the Intrepid Elsie Robinson Became America’s Most-Read Woman, the first biography of Robinson who once the most influential newspaper columnist in the United States. She is host “Women Journalists of 9/11: Their Stories,” a 20-part documentary series produced in collaboration...

Brattleboro Literary Festival 2020 Authors