SARAH BLESENER
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Douglas Stuart

Douglas Stuart is a Scottish-American author. His New York Times-bestselling debut novel, Shuggie Bain, won the 2020 Booker Prize and the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. It was the winner of two British Book…
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Misa Sugiura

Misa Sugiura is the award-winning author of three contemporary young adult novels. Her first novel, It’s Not Like It’s A Secret, won the Asian Pacific American Librarians’ Association’s Award for Young Adult Literature; her highly acclaimed…
Lucy Jenks
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Carol Edgarian

Carol Edgarian's novels include the newly released Vera, the New York Times bestseller Three Stages of Amazement and the international bestseller Rise The Euphrates, winner of the ANC Freedom Prize. Her work has been described by The Washington…
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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…
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Orville Schell

Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director of the Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations, is an author, journalist, and former Dean and Professor at the University of California, Berkeley. He has written widely for many magazine and newspapers,…