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    Martha Ackmann
    Martha Ackmann
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    Erin Almond
    Erin Almond
    Erin Almond is a novelist, short story writer, essayist and reviewer. Her work has been published in The Boston Globe, Colorado Review, Normal School, Small Spiral Notebook, and on Cognoscenti.com and The Rumpus.net. Her book Witches' Dance was published in October 2019. She is a graduate of the UC-Irvine...
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    Steve Almond
    Steve Almond
    Steve Almond is the author of ten books of fiction and nonfiction, including the New York Times bestsellers Against Football and Candyfreak. His short stories have appeared in The Best American Short Stories, the Best American Mysteries, and the Pushcart Prize anthologies. His essays and reviews have appeared in...
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    Amir Ahmadi Arian
    Amir Ahmadi Arian
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    Cameron Awkward-Rich
    Cameron Awkward-Rich
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    Sam Brakeley
    Sam Brakeley
    Sam Brakeley is the author of three books including most recently Skiing with Henry Knox, released in October of 2019. He’s also an avid backpacker, skier, canoeist and adventurer who has logged over 8000 miles (and counting) of multi-week expeditions. He lives in Vermont.  
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    Sarah Chayes
    Sarah Chayes
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    Diane Cook
    Diane Cook
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    Julie Carrick Dalton
    Julie Carrick Dalton
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    Natalie Diaz
    Natalie Diaz
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    Andre Dubus III
    Andre Dubus III
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    Ezekiel Emanuel
    Ezekiel Emanuel
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    Nick Flynn
    Nick Flynn
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    Carolyn Forché
    Carolyn Forché
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    Kelli Jo Ford
    Kelli Jo Ford
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    Amity Gaige
    Amity Gaige
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    Holly George-Warren
    Holly George-Warren
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    Peter Geye
    Peter Geye
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    Sadia Hassan
    Sadia Hassan
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    Jennifer Haupt
    Jennifer Haupt
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    Major Jackson
    Major Jackson
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    Alden Jones
    Alden Jones
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    Stephen Graham Jones
    Stephen Graham Jones
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    Jessica Keener
    Jessica Keener
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Brattleboro Literary Festival 2020 Authors