Esta Spalding

Esta Spalding is the author of two marvelous novels for young readers, "Look Out for the Fitzgerald-Trouts" and "Knock About with the Fitzgerald-Trouts," among other books. She grew up on a tropical island where she never wore shoes and has…
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Kelli Stanley

Kelli Stanley is the creator of the Miranda Corbie series: "City of Dragons," "City of Secrets," "City of Ghosts," noir novels set in 1940 San Francisco and featuring "one of crime's most arresting heroines." Critics have compared her work to…

Andy Steves

Andy Steves was born into a traveling family, heading to Europe each year while his father, Rick Steves, researched his guidebooks and filmed his TV shows. Today, Andy introduces young travelers to Europe though his own company, Weekend Student…
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T. J. Stiles

T.J. Stiles is the author of three biographies, all published by Alfred A. Knopf. "Custer's Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America" received the Pulitzer Prize for History, the Spur Award for Best Western Biography, and was a finalist…
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Steve Wasserman

Steve Wasserman is publisher and executive director of Heyday, the Berkeley-based independent nonprofit press that is renowned for its books on California history, social justice, Indian cultural renewal, and honoring nature. Most recently,…

Deirdre English

Deirdre English teaches narrative nonfiction feature writing and editing at the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley. She was formerly an editor of Mother Jones Magazine. She is the co-author, with Barbara Ehrenreich, of 'For Her Own…

Martha Cooley

Martha Cooley is the author of the national bestseller 'The Archivist' and 'Thirty-­Three Swoons.' 'The Archivist' was a New York Times Notable Book and a New and Noteworthy paperback. Cooley is currently a contributing editor at A Public Space.…

Mauro Javier Cardenas

Mauro Javier Cardenas grew up in Guayaquil, Ecuador, and graduated with a degree in Economics from Stanford University. His first novel, 'The Revolutionaries Try Again,' is now out; excerpts from it appeared in Conjunctions, Bomb, Guernica,…
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Aya de Leon

Aya de Leon directs the Poetry for the People program, teaching creative writing at UC Berkeley. Kensington Books publishes her "Justice Hustlers" feminist heist novels, which have won first place International Latino Book Awards and Independent…
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Frances Dinkelspiel

Frances Dinkelspiel is an award-winning journalist and author of the New York Times bestseller "Tangled Vines" and the SF Chronicle bestseller "Towers of Gold."