Judd Winick

Judd Winick is the author of the New York Times bestselling, Children’s Choice Book Award-winning graphic novel 'Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth' and followups 'Hilo: The Great Big Boom' and 'Hilo: Saving the Whole Wide World.' Judd lives…

Geoff Dyer

Geoff Dyer is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has received the Somerset Maugham Award, the E. M. Forster Award, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, a National Book Critics Circle…

Dacher Keltner

Dacher Keltner is a professor of Psychology at UC Berkeley and faculty director of the Greater Good Science Center. Dacher’s research focuses the biological and evolutionary origins of compassion, awe, love, and beauty, and power, social class,…

Monika Bauerlein

Monika Bauerlein is CEO of Mother Jones magazine. Previously, she served as co-editor with Clara Jeffery, who is now editor-in-chief. Together, they spearheaded an era of editorial growth and innovation, marked by two National Magazine Awards…
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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Vanessa Hua

Vanessa Hua is a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and the author of the short story collection, "Deceit and Other Possibilities," and the debut novel "A River of Stars." For two decades, she has been writing in journalism and fiction…
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Rosemary Graham

Rosemary Graham teaches Irish and American literature and creative writing at Saint Mary's College of California. She frequently visits the small country with the outsize influence on world literature. She is at work on a novel set (mostly)…
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Laleh Khadivi

Laleh Khadivi is the author of three novels, "Age of Orphans," "The Walking," and "A Good Country." She is the recipient of a Whiting Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and a Pushcart Prize, among others. She lives in Oakland,…
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Laurie R. King

Laurie R. King is the New York Times bestselling author of several novels and other works, including the Mary Russell-Sherlock Holmes stories (from "The Beekeeper’s Apprentice," named one of the 20th century’s best crime novels by the IMBA,…
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Michael David Lukas

Michael David Lukas is the author of the international best-selling novel "The Oracle of Stamboul," a finalist for the California Book Award, the NCIBA Book of the Year Award, and the Harold U. Ribalow Prize. His second novel, "The Last Watchman…