Michael Shewmaker

Michael Shewmaker is the winner of the Hollis Summers Poetry Prize and author of 'Penumbra.' His poems appear in Yale Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Sewanee Review, Poetry Daily, Parnassus, Oxford American, Narrative, and elsewhere. A former…

Sadaf Siddique

Sadaf Siddique is co-founder at KitaabWorld, an online bookstore for curated South Asian and diverse children's literature. She has worked in print, documentaries and online media projects in India and the US with a focus on innovative ideas…

Alexandra Sirowy

Alexandra Sirowy is the author of 'The Creeping' and 'The Telling.' Her much-anticipated 'When We Were IV' arrives this July. Born and raised in Northern California, she attended a women’s college as an undergraduate and received her MA at…

Rachael Small

Rachael Small is the Director of Publicity at Europa Editions, where she has directed media campaigns for international authors including Elena Ferrante, Muriel Barbery, Santiago Gamboa, Aura Xilonen, Alexander Maksik, Parisa Reza, and more.…

Daniel Sokatch

Daniel J. Sokatch is the Chief Executive Officer of the New Israel Fund (NIF), the leading organization committed to equality and democracy for all Israelis. Before joining NIF, Sokatch served as the Executive Director of the Jewish Community…

Fred Turner

Fred Turner is the Harry and Norman Chandler Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication at Stanford University. He is the author of three books: 'The Democratic Surround: Multimedia and American Liberalism from World War II to the…

Scott Turow

Scott Turow is the author of ten bestselling works of fiction, including 'Identical,' 'Innocent,' 'Presumed Innocent,' and 'The Burden of Proof,' and two nonfiction books, including 'One L,' about his experience as a law student. His books have…

Mai Der Vang

Mai Der Vang is an editorial member of the Hmong American Writers’ Circle, coeditor of 'How Do I Begin: A Hmong American Literary Anthology,' and the author of 'Afterland,' a new collection of poetry. Her essays have appeared in the New York…
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Ayelet Waldman

Ayelet Waldman is the author of four novels and the Mommy-Track Mystery series, as well and the essay collection 'Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace.' She was a federal public defender…

Sarai Walker

Sarai Walker is the author of the novel 'Dietland,' which is currently being adapted as a television series for AMC. Her essays have appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian, and the Washington Post. She worked as a writer and editor on…