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Anna Lappé

Anna Lappé is an internationally recognized expert on food systems. She is the author or co-author of three books, including "Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About It," and a contributing…
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Lance Knobel

Lance Knobel is a co-founder and CEO of Cityside, a nonprofit committed to building community through local journalism. Cityside publishes both Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside, two news platforms with a reputation for innovation and strong…
Sarah Deragon
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Charlie Jane Anders

Charlie Jane Anders' latest novel is "The City in the Middle of the Night." She's also the author of "All the Birds in the Sky," which won the Nebula, Crawford and Locus awards, and "Choir Boy," which won a Lambda Literary Award, plus a novella…
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Cara Black

Cara Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of 19 books in the Private Investigator Aimée Leduc series, set in Paris. Cara has received multiple nominations for the Anthony and Macavity Awards, a Washington Post Book World…
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Sylvia Brownrigg

Sylvia Brownrigg is the author of seven works of fiction, several of which have been named "notable" books by The New York Times "Books of the Year" by the Los Angeles Times. Her reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, and…
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Jane Ciabattari

Jane Ciabattari is an award-winning widely published short story author; her collection Stealing the Fire was an Iowa Short Fiction finalist selected for the Dzanc Books Reprint Series. She serves on the advisory board of The Story Prize, on…
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Brooke Warner

Brooke Warner is publisher of She Writes Press and SparkPress, president of Warner Coaching Inc., and author of "Write On, Sisters!," "Green-light Your Book," "What's Your Book?," and three books on memoir. Brooke is a TEDx speaker, weekly podcaster…
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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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Greg Sarris

Greg Sarris is an award-winning author and tribal leader serving his fifteenth consecutive term as Chairman of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria. He received his Ph.D. in Modern Thought and Literature from Stanford University and has…
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John Freeman

John Freeman is a writer and literary critic. A graduate of Swarthmore College, Freeman is the editor of Freeman’s, a literary biannual, and author of three books of nonfiction, "Dictionary of the Undoing," "The Tyranny of E-mail," and "How…