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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,…
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Maw Shein Win

Maw Shein Win is a poet, editor, and educator who lives and works in the Bay Area. Her writing has appeared in many journals, including MARY: A Journal of New Writing, Cimarron Review, Poetry International, and others. She often collaborates…
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Joan Frank

Joan Frank (www.joanfrank.org) is the author of eight books of literary fiction and two essay collections. "Where You're All Going: Four Novellas" won the 2018 Mary McCarthy Prize for Short Fiction and was published in February 2020 by Sarabande…
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Lesley Nneka Arimah

Lesley Nneka Arimah was born in the UK and grew up in Nigeria (and wherever else her father was stationed for work). She has been a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize and a National Magazine Award, and she won the…
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Laura Atkins

Laura Atkins is an author, teacher, and children’s book editor who worked at Children’s Book Press, Orchard Books, and Lee & Low Books. With an MA in Children’s Literature and an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults, she co-wrote…
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Gennifer Choldenko

Choldenko is best known for her "Tales from Alcatraz" series, which has sold more than two million copies. The first book in the series, "Al Capone Does My Shirts," was a Newbery Honor Book and the recipient of 20 other awards. The fourth and…
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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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Leah Garchik

Leah Garchik has been writing a daily column in the San Francisco Chronicle since 1984. She learned how to knit and everything else useful in her native Brooklyn, arrived in San Francisco in 1971, and lives in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury…
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Alex Green

A Bay Area native, Alex Green is the author of the books 'The Heart Goes Boom', 'Emergency Anthems' and 'The Stone Roses'. He currently teaches at St. Mary's College of California and is the editor of www.stereoembersmagazine.com.   2019…
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Heather Haven

Multi-award-winning author Heather Haven writes humorous and noir mysteries, short stories, and plays. San Francisco Book Review calls her modern-day Silicon Valley-based Alvarez Family Mysteries “strong work in the genre of the mystery/thriller.”…