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Cherilyn Parsons

Cherilyn Parsons is the founder and executive director of the Bay Area Book Festival (launched in 2015 in Berkeley, California), which is one of the most prominent literary festivals in the USA. Parsons also created Women Lit, which elevates…
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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Cara Black

Cara Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of 19 books in the Private Investigator Aimée Leduc series, set in Paris. Cara has received multiple nominations for the Anthony and Macavity Awards, a Washington Post Book World…
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Randal Brandt

Randal Brandt is a librarian at The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, where he serves as Head of Cataloging and as Curator of the California Detective Fiction Collection, firmly placing him at the intersection of rare books…
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Sylvia Brownrigg

Sylvia Brownrigg is the author of seven works of fiction, several of which have been named "notable" books by The New York Times "Books of the Year" by the Los Angeles Times. Her reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, and…
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Jane Ciabattari

Jane Ciabattari is an award-winning widely published short story author; her collection Stealing the Fire was an Iowa Short Fiction finalist selected for the Dzanc Books Reprint Series. She serves on the advisory board of The Story Prize, on…
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Greg Sarris

Greg Sarris is an award-winning author and tribal leader serving his fifteenth consecutive term as Chairman of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria. He received his Ph.D. in Modern Thought and Literature from Stanford University and has…
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John Freeman

John Freeman is a writer and literary critic. A graduate of Swarthmore College, Freeman is the editor of Freeman’s, a literary biannual, and author of three books of nonfiction, "Dictionary of the Undoing," "The Tyranny of E-mail," and "How…