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Karl Newsom Edwards

Karl Newsom Edwards is a Bay Area native, and a graduate of the California College of the Arts. He has illustrated children’s picture books since the 1990s. ‘Fly!’ was his author/illustrator debut in 2015. ‘I Got a New Friend,’ his…
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John W. Evans

John W. Evans is a Jones Lecturer in creative writing at Stanford University. He is the author of 'Young Widower: A Memoir,' winner of the River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Prize, 'The Consolations,' winner of the 2015 Peace Corps Writers Best…
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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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Adam Mansbach

Adam Mansbach is the co-author of the middle grade novel 'Jake the Fake Keeps It Real' with comedian Craig Robinson and illustrations by Keith Knight. He is a novelist, screenwriter, cultural critic, and humorist. The #1 New York Times bestselling…
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Marissa Moss

Marissa Moss is the best-selling author of the "Amelia's Notebook" series, as well as several books for Abrams, including "Barbed Wire Baseball," which was named California Reading Association’s Eureka! Nonfiction Children’s Honor Book;…
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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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Ethan Nosowsky

Ethan Nosowsky is Editorial Director at Graywolf Press. He has edited books by Hilton Als, Geoff Dyer, Sarah Manguso, Maggie Nelson, Jenny Offill, and Max Porter, among many others. He lives in Oakland, California.
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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,"…
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Shanthi Sekaran

Shanthi Sekaran is a writer and educator based in Berkeley, California. Her last novel, "Lucky Boy," was named an IndieNext Great Read, and an NPR Best Book of 2017. Her writing has also appeared in "The New York Times," Salon.com, "LA Review…