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Peter Richardson

Peter Richardson teaches humanities and American studies at San Francisco State University and serves as senior literary advisor to the Bay Area Book Festival. He has written critically acclaimed books about the Grateful Dead, Ramparts magazine,…
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Mac Barnett

Mac Barnett is a New York Times-bestselling author of stories for children. His work has been translated into more than thirty languages and sold more than 2 million copies worldwide. Barnett’s books have won many prizes, including two Caldecott…
Darryl DeVinney
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Kim Stanley Robinson

An American science fiction writer, Kim Stanley Robinson is the author of more than 20 books, including the internationally bestselling Mars trilogy, and more recently 2312, a New York Times bestseller nominated for all seven of the major science…
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Rebecca Solnit

Writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit is the author of more than twenty books on feminism, western and indigenous history, popular power, social change and insurrection, wandering and walking, hope and disaster, including Whose Story…
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Karen Joy Fowler

Karen Joy Fowler is the author of six novels and three short story collections. She’s written literary, contemporary, historical, and science fiction. Her most recent novel, 'We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves,' won the 2013 PEN/Faulkner,…
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Orville Schell

Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director of the Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations, is an author, journalist, and former Dean and Professor at the University of California, Berkeley. He has written widely for many magazine and newspapers,…
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Adam Mansbach

"Adam Mansbach is a novelist, screenwriter, cultural critic and humorist. He is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Go the F*ck to Sleep, which has been translated into forty languages, and sold over three million copies worldwide,…
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Janis Cooke Newman

Janis Cooke Newman is the author of the SF Chronicle Best Books of 2015, A Master Plan for Rescue, as well as the LA Times Book Prize Finalist and USA Today Historical Novel of the Year, Mary: Mrs. A. Lincoln. She is also the author of the memoir,…
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Lise Quintana

Lise Quintana is the editor in chief behind Zoetic Press and the creator of Lithomobilus, an e-reading platform that allows for non-linear, multi-threaded literature. She's been a journalist, tech writer, and spam monkey, and left the cube farm…
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John Scalzi

John Scalzi is the author of several science fiction novels, including his massively successful bestselling "Old Man's War" sequence, comprising "Old Man's War," "The Ghost Brigades," "The Last Colony" (a New York Times bestseller), "Zoe's Tale,"…