Salar Abdoh

Salar Abdoh was born in Iran and splits his time between Tehran and New York City, where he is co-director of the Creative Writing MFA Program at the City College of New York. He is the author of "Tehran at Twilight," "The Poet Game," and "Opium,"…
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Elmaz Abinader

Elmaz Abinader’s latest book, "This House, My Bones," was the 2014 Editor’s Selection for poetry at Willow Books. She has written a memoir, "Children of the Roojme," a poetry collection which won the PEN Oakland Award, "In the Country of…
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Faith Adiele

Faith Adiele is a travel memoirist and founder of the nation’s first writing workshop for travelers of color. "Meeting Faith," her account of becoming Thailand’s first Black Buddhist Nun, won the PEN Open Book Award. Faith is a Senior Editor…

Sherman Alexie

A National Book Award-winning author, poet, and filmmaker, Sherman Alexie is one of the most well-known and beloved literary writers of his generation. His works of fiction, including "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian," "Reservation…
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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…

Jim Averbeck

Jim Averbeck is the author of the recently-published "One Word from Sophia," which features a girl and her biracial family. He is also the author of "In a Blue Room," illustrated by Tricia Tusa, and a novel titled "A Hitch at the Fairmont."…

Carroll Ballard

Academy Award nominee Carroll Ballard is a film director known mostly for his work on "The Black Stallion," "Fly Away Home," and "Never Cry Wolf."
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Beth Barany

Award-winning author Beth Barany writes in two genres: young adult adventure fantasy and romantic fantasy. Her most recent novel is "A Cupcake Christmas: A Magical Tale of Romance and Adventure." Inspired by living abroad in France and Quebec,…

Anthony D. Barnosky

In "Tipping Point for Planet Earth," Anthony Barnosky and Elizabeth Hadly explain the growing threats to humanity as the planet edges toward resource wars for remaining space, food, oil, and water. The planet is in danger now, but the solutions,…
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Annie Barrows

Annie Barrows is a best-selling author of books for both children and adults. She presented her Young Adult novel, "Nothing," at the 2018 Bay Area Book Festival, and her best-selling novel "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society"…