Lisa Maxwell

Lisa Maxwell is the author of 'Sweet Unrest,' 'Gathering Deep,' 'Unhooked,' and the forthcoming 'The Last Magician.' She grew up in Akron, Ohio, and has a PhD in English. She’s worked as a teacher, scholar, bookseller, editor, and writer.…
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Stephen Sparks

Stephen Sparks the co-owner of Point Reyes Books. He is a contributing editor at Lithub and is currently writing a book on fog for the Object Lessons series.

Bradley Spinelli

Bradley Spinelli is the author of the novels 'The Painted Gun' and 'Killing Williamsburg,' and the writer/director of the film '#AnnieHall,' which the Village Voice called "fascinating." He contributes regularly to Bedford + Bowery and lives…

Pajtim Statovci

Pajtim Statovci moved from Kosovo to Finland with his family when he was two years old. His debut novel, 'My Cat Yugoslavia,' relates in sensitive and finely tuned prose the inner conflict and questions about one's identity that immigration,…

Erik Axl Sund

Erik Axl Sund is the pen name of Swedish author duo Jerker Eriksson (b. 1974) and Håkan Axlander Sundquist (b. 1965). Previously, Håkan has worked as a sound engineer, musician, and artist, and Jerker as the producer of Håkan's electro punk…

Vidar Sundstøl

Vidar Sundstøl painted houses, did road construction work, and delivered the mail to keep himself afloat while trying to fulfill his dream of being a writer. His first book, 'Commando Lines,' was published when he was 41. He moved from Norway…

Joan Walsh

Joan Walsh is The Nation’s National Affairs Correspondent and an MSNBC political analyst. She is the author of 'What’s the Matter With White People? Finding Our Way in the Next America,' which the Philadelphia Daily News called “one of…

Louis Warren

Louis S. Warren is the W. Turrentine Jackson Professor of Western US History at the University of California, Davis, and the author of 'God's Red Son: The Ghost Dance Religion and the Making of Modern America.' The award-winning author of several…

Lindy West

Lindy West is a Seattle-based writer, editor, and performer whose work focuses on pop culture, social justice, humor, and body image. She's currently a culture writer for GQ magazine and a weekly columnist at the Guardian, as well as the founder…

Arisa White

Cave Canem fellow Arisa White received her MFA from UMass, Amherst, and is the author of 'Black Pearl,' 'Post Pardon,' 'Hurrah’s Nest,' and 'A Penny Saved.' She teaches in the low-residency BFA program at Goddard College and is a member of…