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    Jonathan Alter
    Jonathan Alter
    Jonathan Alter is an award-winning historian, columnist and documentary filmmaker. An MSNBC political analyst and former senior editor at Newsweek, he is the author of three New York Times bestsellers: The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies; The Promise: President Obama, Year One; and The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope....
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    Mateo Askaripour
    Mateo Askaripour
    Mateo Askaripour was a 2018 Rhode Island Writers Colony writer-in-residence. His debut novel, Black Buck, was a New York Times bestseller and a Today Show Book Club pick.  His writing has appeared in Entrepreneur, Lit Hub, Catapult, The Rumpus, Medium, and elsewhere. Mateo lives in Brooklyn, and his favorite...
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    Russell Banks
    Russell Banks
    Russell Banks, twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, is one of America’s most prestigious fiction writers, a past president of the International Parliament of Writers, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His work has been translated into twenty languages and has received numerous prizes...
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    Judy Batalion
    Judy Batalion
    Judy Batalion is the author of White Walls: A Memoir About Motherhood, Daughterhood and the Mess in Between and a new book, The Light of Days,which was a New York Times bestseller. She has written for the New York Times, Vogue, the Washington Post and many other publications. Prior to her writing career, she...
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    Jo Ann Beard
    Jo Ann Beard
    Jo Ann Beard is the author of the groundbreaking collection of autobiographical essays, The Boys of My Youth, and the novel, In Zanesville. Her new, highly acclaimed essay collection, Festival Days, was published in March. Beard’s work has appeared in The New Yorker, Tin House, Best American Essays, and other...
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    Joshua Brandon Bennett
    Joshua Brandon Bennett
    Joshua Brandon Bennett is a poet, performer, and scholar. He is the author of two collections of poetry, Owed and The Sobbing School, as well as a book of criticism, Being Property Once Myself: Blackness and the End of Man. His first work of narrative nonfiction, Spoken Word: A Cultural History, is forthcoming from...
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    Megan Mayhew Bergman
    Megan Mayhew Bergman
    Megan Mayhew Bergman is the author of Almost Famous Women, Birds of a Lesser Paradise, and Nightingale Lane. She is a regular columnist for The Guardian, and her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Best American Short Stories, The Paris Review, The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, and Oxford American, among other publications. She...
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    Bryan Burrough
    Bryan Burrough
    Bryan Burrough is a special correspondent for Vanity Fair and the author of seven books, including the New York Times #1 best-selling Barbarians at the Gate (with John Helyar) and Public Enemies. His new book, Forget the Alamo (with long-time friends Chris Tomlinson and Jason Stanford), challenges the historical lore behind the iconic building....
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    Dan Chiasson
    Dan Chiasson
    Dan Chiasson is the author of five collections of poetry, most recently Math Campers, and a book of criticism, One Kind of Everything: Poem and Person in Contemporary America. He is the poetry critic for The New Yorker. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and...
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    Heather Clark
    Heather Clark
    Heather Clark earned her bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Harvard University and her doctorate in English from Oxford University. Her awards include a National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar Fellowship; a Leon Levy Biography Fellowship at the City University of New York; and a Visiting U.S. Fellowship...
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    Kia Corthron
    Kia Corthron
    Kia Corthron is the author of more than fifteen plays produced nationally and internationally, portraying characters who live in extreme poverty or crisis and whose lives are otherwise invisible. Corthron's most recent awards include a Windham Campbell Prize for Drama, the Simon Great Plains Playwright (Honored Playwright) Award, the...
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    Chard deNiord
    Chard deNiord
    Chard deNiord is the author of seven poetry collections include In My Unknowing, Interstate, Speaking in Turn: a collaboration with Tony Sanders; The Double Truth, Night Mowing,  Sharp Golden Thorn, and Asleep in the Fire. DeNiord has also authored two books of  interviews with renowned American poets,  Sad Friends, Drowned Lovers, Stapled Songs: Reflections and Conversations with...
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    Carol Diehl
    Carol Diehl
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    Maggie Doherty
    Maggie Doherty
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    Thomas Dyja
    Thomas Dyja
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    W. Ralph Eubanks
    W. Ralph Eubanks
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    Peter Filkins
    Peter Filkins
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    Jakob Guanzon
    Jakob Guanzon
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    Alexandria Hall
    Alexandria Hall
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    Edward Hirsch
    Edward Hirsch
    Edward Hirsch is a celebrated poet and peerless advocate for poetry. A MacArthur fellow, he has published ten books of poems, including his newest collection Stranger By Night, and six books of prose. He is the author of the classic bestseller, How to read a poem and has just published...
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    Jane Hirshfield
    Jane Hirshfield
    Jane Hirshfield is the author of nine books of poetry, including Ledger; The Beauty; Come, Thief; and Given Sugar, Given Salt. She is also the author of two now-classic collections of essays, Nine Gates: Entering the Mind of Poetry and Ten Windows: How Great Poems Transform the World, and...
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    Jude Joffe-Block
    Jude Joffe-Block
    Jude Joffe-Block joined The Associated Press as a reporter and editor in 2020. Before that, she reported on immigration for more than a decade for outlets that include NPR, the Guardian, The World and Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting. She began her journalism career in Mexico and was a...
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    Lily King
    Lily King
    Lily King’s newest novel Writers & Lovers was a instant New York Times bestseller, a Today show Book Club pick and a 2020 New York Times notable book. Her book Father of The Rain was a New York Times Editors Choice, a Publishers Weekly Best Novel of the Year...
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    Jean Hanff Korelitz
    Jean Hanff Korelitz
    Jean Hanff Korelitz is the author of the novels The Plot,  You Should Have Known (which aired on HBO in October 2020 as The Undoing, starring Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, and Donald Sutherland), Admission (adapted as a film in 2013 starring Tina Fey), The Devil and Webster, The White Rose,...

Brattleboro Literary Festival 2020 Authors