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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    Jenny Altshuler
    Jenny Altshuler
    Jenny Altshuler is a photographer and political activist and has been organizing author events since 2001. She is the coordinator for the Friends of the Belmont (MA) Public Library Author Series and a member of the Brattleboro Literary Festival author committee. Jenny holds a degree in psychology from Wesleyan University and...
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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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    Jason Broughton
    Jason Broughton
    Jason Broughton is the Director of the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS). Prior to joining the Library of Congress, Broughton became the first African American to serve as Vermont State Librarian, where he engaged in strategic planning for the Department of Libraries and establishing...
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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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    Robert Costa
    Robert Costa
    Robert Costa is a national political reporter at The Washington Post, where he has worked since 2014. He previously served as moderator and managing editor of Washington Week on PBS and as a political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of...
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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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    Carol Diehl
    Carol Diehl
    Carol Diehl is an artist and art critic, a longtime Contributing Editor to Art in America, as well as a former slam poet at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. She’s won fellowships from the NY Foundation for the Arts, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, PEN America, and for her blog, Art Vent,...
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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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    Glory Edim
    Glory Edim
    Glory Edim is the founder of Well-Read Black Girl, a Brooklyn-based book club and digital platform that celebrates the uniqueness of Black literature and sisterhood. In fall 2017 she organized the first-ever Well-Read Black Girl Festival. She has worked as a creative strategist for over ten years at startups...
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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 new 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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    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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    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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    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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    Carin Pratt
    Carin Pratt
    Carin Pratt grew up in Marshfield, Massachusetts and graduated with a degree in German Studies from Harvard University. Carin moved to Strafford, Vermont, eight years ago from Washington D.C. where she worked at CBS News for 27 years, the last 20 of those years as Executive Producer of Face...