Robert Watson is a historian and political commentator with over 40 books to his name, including Americas’s First Crisis, which received a 2014 IPPY Gold Medal for history, and two new books, America’s First Plague and When Washington Burned. He has been interviewed thousands of times by media outlets throughout the world, including the BBC, The New York Times, the Associated Press, USA Today, and many others, and is the political analyst for WPTV 5 (NBC) in south Florida. He is a professor at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida.
Jeff Sharlet is the New York Times best-selling author or editor of nine books, including his new instant bestseller The Undertow: Scenes from a Slow Civil War, and The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power, which was adapted into a Netflix documentary series. His reporting on LGBTIQ+ rights around the world has received the National Magazine Award, the Molly Ivins Prize, and Outright International’s Outspoken Award. His writing and photography have appeared in many publications, including Vanity Fair, for which he is a contributing editor; the New York Times Magazine; GQ; Esquire; Harper’s; and VQR, for which he is an editor at large. He is the Frederick Sessions Beebe ’35 Professor in the Art of Writing at Dartmouth College and lives in Vermont in the woods with many animals.
Will Schwalbe has worked in book publishing and is currently an editor at Macmillan; has worked in digital media; and as a journalist, writing for various publications, including The New York Times and the South China Morning Post. He is the New York Times best-selling author of We Should Not be Friends, Books for Living, The End of Your Life Book Club, and coauthor, with David Shipley, of Send. He lives in New York City with his husband, David Cheng.
Liz Scheier is a former Penguin Random House editor who worked in publishing and content development for many years, including at Barnes & Noble.com and Amazon. She writes book reviews and feature articles for Publishers Weekly. She is now a product developer living in Washington, D.C., with her husband, two small children, and an ill-behaved cat. Never Simple is her first book.
Angela Saini is an award-winning British science journalist and broadcaster based in New York. Her previous book, Superior: The Return of Race Science, was a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize and named a book of the year by Nature, the Financial Times, and NPR’s Science Friday. Her book Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong has been translated into 14 languages. Her new book is The Patriarchs: The Origins of Inequality. She lives in New York.