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J.K. Dineen

J.K. Dineen's book, "High Spirits: The Legacy Bars of San Francisco," leads readers on a neighborhood-by-neighborhood pub crawl in search of the city's most remarkable nightspots. Dineen joined the San Francisco Chronicle in 2014, focusing on…
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Carolina De Robertis

Carolina de Robertis is a writer of Uruguayan origins and the author of "Cantoras," "The Gods of Tango," "Perla," and the international best seller "The Invisible Mountain." Her novels have been translated into seventeen languages and have garnered…
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Nayomi Munaweera

Nayomi Munaweera’s debut novel, "Island of a Thousand Mirrors," was long-listed for the Man Asia Literary Prize, short-listed for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature and the Northern California Book Prize. It won the Commonwealth Book…
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Michael Holtmann

Michael Holtmann is the Center for the Art of Translation's executive director and publisher. He has worked in the arts for more than 15 years. Prior to joining the Center, he held positions at the National Endowment for the Arts and the Folger…
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Regan McMahon

Regan McMahon is Deputy Editor, Books, at Common Sense Media, a nonprofit website that helps kids, parents, and educators navigate the world of media and technology. She’s a member of the National Book Critics Circle and the copy editor for…
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Mal Warwick

Mal Warwick has posted more than 1,000 book reviews on his blog, malwarwickonbooks.com, encompassing both fiction and nonfiction. In his spare time, he chairs the Bay Area Book Festival board of directors and serves on four other boards.
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Sandhya Dirks

Sandhya Dirks is the race and equity reporter at KQED Public Radio. She's the host of American Suburb, a podcast about a changing America told through the lens of transforming suburbia, and the editor of KQED's upcoming podcast, Truth Be Told,…
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Susan Griffin

Susan Griffin, the author of over twenty books, is esteemed both for her innovative thought and creative literary style. Her classic work, “Woman and Nature,” has been published recently by Counterpoint Press in a new edition. “A Chorus…

Michael Slack

Michael Slack makes art, designs characters, and creates books for children. He has created board games, card games, 100-piece puzzles, and the app Scruffy Kitty, which was the winner of the Kirkus App Reviews Gold Star Editors' Rating. Among…
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Dashka Slater

Dashka Slater is the New York Times-bestselling author of "The 57 Bus," which won the Stonewall Book Award and was a YALSA finalist. Her other books include "Escargot," which won the Wanda Gag Book Award, "Baby Shoes," "The Antlered Ship," which…