Authors: Fiction

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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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    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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    Jakob Guanzon
    Jakob Guanzon
    Jakob Guanzon was born in New York and raised in Minnesota. He holds an MFA from Columbia University’s School of the Arts. Abundance, the story of a homeless man and his son, is his first novel. The New York Times said “Abundance captures is how mundane poverty is, and...
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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,...
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    Imbolo Mbue
    Imbolo Mbue
    Imbolo Mbue is the author of the New York Times bestseller Behold the Dreamers, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and was an Oprah’s Book Club selection. The novel has been translated into eleven languages, adapted into an opera and a stage play, and optioned for a miniseries....
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    Eric Nguyen
    Eric Nguyen
    Eric Nguyen earned an MFA in Creative Writing from McNeese State University in Louisiana. He has been awarded fellowships from Lambda Literary, Voices of Our Nation Arts (VONA), and the Tin House Writers Workshop. He is the editor in chief of diaCRITICS.org. He lives in Washington, DC. Things We Lost...
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    Anna North
    Anna North
    Anna North is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the author of two previous novels, America Pacifica and The Life and Death of Sophie Stark, which received a Lambda Literary Award in 2016. She has been a writer and editor at Jezebel, BuzzFeed, Salon, and the New...
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    Lauren Oyler
    Lauren Oyler
    Lauren Oyler’s essays on books and culture have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, London Review of Books, The Guardian, New York magazine's The Cut, The New Republic, Bookforum, and elsewhere. Her novel Fake Accounts was published to critical acclaim and was a New York...
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    Francine Prose
    Francine Prose
    Francine Prose is the author of twenty-one works of fiction including, the highly acclaimed Mister Monkey; the New York Times bestseller Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932; A Changed Man, which won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize; Blue Angel, which was a finalist for the National Book Award...
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    Kirsten Valdez Quade
    Kirsten Valdez Quade
    Kirsten Valdez Quade is the author of The Five Wounds. Her story collection, Night at the Fiestas, won the John Leonard Prize from the National Book Critics Circle, the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a “5 Under 35” award from the National Book...
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    Sanjena Sathian
    Sanjena Sathian
    Sanjena Sathian was raised in Georgia by Indian immigrant parents. She is a  graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, an alumna of the Clarion Writers’ Workshop, and a former Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow. Her debut novel Gold Diggers, soon to be produced for television by Mindy Kaling,  is a Good...
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    Jim Shepard
    Jim Shepard
    Jim Shepard is the author of a new novel, Phase Six, and seven previous novels, including The Book of Aron (winner of the 2016 PEN New England Award, the Sophie Brody medal for achievement in Jewish literature, the Ribalow Prize for Jewish literature, the Clark Fiction Prize, and a finalist...
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    Scott Spencer
    Scott Spencer
    Scott Spencer is the author of thirteen novels, including Endless Love(adapted to film in 1981 and again in 2014), Waking the Dead(adapted to film in 2000),  A Ship Made of Paper, Willing and his newest book, An Ocean Without a Shore. He has taught at Columbia University, the Iowa Writers’...