Authors: Nonfiction

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Carol Diehl
    Carol Diehl
    Carol Diehl is an artist, poet, and art critic. Formerly a longtime contributing editor to Art in America, she has written for ARTnews, Art + Auction, Art & Antiques, Metropolis, and other publications. Her new book, Banksy: Completed, is the first in-depth investigation into the mysteries of the world's...
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    Maggie Doherty
    Maggie Doherty
    Maggie Doherty teaches writing at Harvard, where she earned her PhD in English. She is the author of The Equivalents: A Story of Art, Female Friendship, and Liberation in the 1960s. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the New York Review of Books, and the Nation, among...
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    Thomas Dyja
    Thomas Dyja
    Thomas Dyja worked in publishing for more than a decade before becoming a writer. Along with editing four anthologies, he’s written three novels, a biography of civil rights pioneer Walter White and The Third Coast: When Chicago Built the American Dream, a New York Times Notable book, One Book...
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    W. Ralph Eubanks
    W. Ralph Eubanks
    W. Ralph Eubanks is the author of The House at the End of the Road: The Story of Three Generations of an Interracial Family in the American South, Ever Is a Long Time: A Journey into Mississippi’s Dark Past, and his new book, A Place Like Mississippi. He has contributed...
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    Shanta Lee Gander
    Shanta Lee Gander
    Shanta Lee Gander is a multidisciplinary artist who was the 2020 recipient of the Arthur Williams Award for Meritorious Service to the Arts. She was named as Diode Editions’ full-length book contest winner for her debut poetry compilation, GHETTOCLAUSTROPHOBIA: Dreamin of Mama While Trying to Speak in Woke Tongues and her second...
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    Leah McGrath Goodman
    Leah McGrath Goodman
    Leah McGrath Goodman is an award-winning investigative journalist, author and speaker who writes about money and politics from New York and London. She has written for CNN/Fortune, Bloomberg, Marie Claire, Forbes, the Financial Times, Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal, and Dow Jones Newswires, where she was a special writer,...
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    Michael Gorra
    Michael Gorra
    Michael Gorra is the author of The Saddest Words: William Faulkner's Civil War. Earlier books include Portrait of a Novel: Henry James and the Making of An American Masterpiece, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Biography. As an editor, Gorra has put together volumes of stories by Joseph...
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    Farah Jasmine Griffin
    Farah Jasmine Griffin
    Farah Jasmine Griffin is the inaugural chair of the African American and African Diaspora Studies Department at Columbia University, where she is also William B. Ransford Professor of English and Comparative Literature. She is the author of numerous books including her forthcoming book Read Until You Understand: The Profound...
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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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    Joseph Mazur
    Joseph Mazur
    Joseph Mazur is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Marlboro College, in Marlboro, Vermont. He holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from M.I.T., is a recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim, Bogliasco, and Rockefeller Foundations, among others. His works have appeared in Nature, The New York Times, The Guardian, The Wall...
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    Arthur Magida
    Arthur Magida
    Arthur J. Magida is writer-in-residence at the University of Baltimore and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. He has been a columnist for Beliefnet.com, a contributing correspondent to PBS's Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, senior editor of the Baltimore Jewish Times, environmental reporter for National Journal, and a writer and...
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    Bernice L. McFadden
    Bernice L. McFadden
    Bernice L. McFadden is the author of The Book of Harlan (winner of the 2017 American Book Award and the 2017 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work.) in addition to eight other critically acclaimed novels including Sugar, Loving Donovan, Gathering of Waters,  Glorious. She is a four-time Hurston/Wright Legacy Award finalist, as well as...
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    Louis Menand
    Louis Menand
    Louis Menand is professor of English at Harvard University and a staff writer at The New Yorker. His books include The Metaphysical Club, which won the Pulitzer Prize in history and the Francis Parkman Prize from the Society of American Historians. In 2016, he was awarded the National Humanities...
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    Robert Watson
    Robert Watson
    Robert Watson is a Distinguished Professor of American History at Lynn University and the author or editor of more than forty books, including his new book George Washington’s Final Battle, The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn: An Untold Story of the American Revolution, The Nazi Titanic: The Incredible Untold Story...
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    Dorothy Wickenden
    Dorothy Wickenden
    Dorothy Wickenden is the author of Nothing Daunted and The Agitators, and has been the executive editor of The New Yorker since January 1996. She also writes for the magazine and is the moderator of its weekly podcast The Political Scene. A former Nieman Fellow at Harvard, Wickenden was...
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    Jia Lynn Yang
    Jia Lynn Yang
    Jia Lynn Yang is national editor at The New York Times. Before joining The Times in 2017, she was deputy national security editor at The Washington Post, where she was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of Trump and Russia. Before becoming an editor,...
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    Carl Zimmer
    Carl Zimmer
    Carl Zimmer is the author of  fourteen books about science. His latest book is Life’s Edge: The Search for What It Means to Be Alive. Zimmer’s column Matter appears each week in the New York Times. His writing has earned a number of awards, including the Stephen Jay Gould...