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    Will Aitken
    Will Aitken
    Will Aitken was born in Indiana and moved to Canada to attend McGill University in 1972. Since then he has made his home in Montreal his home, where he co-founded the city’s first gay and lesbian bookstore, Librairie L’Androgyne, in 1974. He has worked as a writer and broadcaster...
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    Jabari Asim
    Jabari Asim
    Jabari Asim is the author of several adult and children's books, including Preaching to the Chickens which was named one of the NYT Best Illustrated Books of 2016 and Fifty Cents and a Dream-an NAACP Image Award Nominee, CCBC Choice, School Library Journal Editor's Choice, and Kirkus Best Book....
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    Mona Awad
    Mona Awad
    Mona Awad was born in Montreal and has lived in the US since 2009. Her debut novel, 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl, won the Amazon Best First Novel Award, the Colorado Book Award and was shortlisted for the Giller Prize and the Arab American Book Award....
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    Christopher Benfey
    Christopher Benfey
    Christopher Benfey is Mellon Professor of English at Mount Holyoke College. A frequent contributor to The New York Times Book Review and The New York Review of Books, he has held fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Council of Learned Societies....
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    Emily Bernard
    Emily Bernard
    Emily Bernard was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. She holds a B. A. and Ph. D. in American Studies from Yale University. Her work has appeared in The American Scholar, The Boston Globe Magazine, Creative Nonfiction, Green Mountains Review, Oxford American, Ploughshares, The New Republic, and theatlantic.com. Her...
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    Richard Blanco
    Richard Blanco
    Richard Blanco and his family arrived in Miami as exiles from Cuba through Madrid, where he was born. The negotiation of cultural identity and universal themes of place and belonging characterize his five collections of poetry, including his latest, How to Love a Country. His poems have also appeared...
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    Ann Dávila Cardinal
    Ann Dávila Cardinal
    Ann Dávila Cardinal is a novelist and Director of Recruitment for Vermont College of Fine Arts (VCFA) where she also earned her MFA in Writing. She comes from a long line of Puerto Rican writers, including poets Virgilio and José Antonio Dávila, and her cousin, award-winning fiction writer Tere...
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    Christopher Castellani
    Christopher Castellani
    Christopher Castellani is the author of three previous novels (the trilogy A Kiss from Maddalena, The Saint of Lost Things, and All This Talk of Love) and The Art of Perspective, a book of essays on the craft of fiction. His new, critically acclaimed book, Leading Men, is a...
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    Casey Cep
    Casey Cep
    Casey Cep is a writer from the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The New Republic, among many other publications. Her first book, Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee, is forthcoming in May...
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    Charles Coe
    Charles Coe
    Charles Coe is the author of the poetry collection Picnic on the Moon. His poetry and prose have appeared in numerous newspapers and literary reviews and magazines, and his poems have been set to music by composers Julia Carey, Beth Denisch and Robert Moran. Charles also writes feature articles,...
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    Susan Conley
    Susan Conley
    Susan Conley is the author a new book, Elsey, Come Home and the novel Paris Was the Place and The Foremost Good Fortune, a book that won the Maine Literary Award for memoir. Born and raised in Maine, her writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The...
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    Michael Datcher
    Michael Datcher
    Michael Datcher is the author the Ferguson-area historical novel Americus and the critically-acclaimed New York Times bestseller,  Raising Fences —a Today Show Book Club Book of the Month pick. The film rights were originally optioned by actor Will Smith’s Overbrook Productions, who hired Datcher to write the screenplay. Datcher...
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    Andrew Delbanco
    Andrew Delbanco
    Andrew Delbanco is the Alexander Hamilton Professor of American Studies at Columbia University.  Author of many notable books, including College, Melville, The Death of Satan, Required Reading, The Real American Dream, and The Puritan Ordeal, he was recently appointed president of the Teagle Foundation, which supports liberal education for...
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    Matthew Dicks
    Matthew Dicks
    Matthew Dicks is the internationally bestselling author of the novels Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend, Something Missing, (the 2014 Dolly Gray Award winner and was a finalist for the 2017 Nutmeg Award in Connecticut), Unexpectedly, Milo, The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs, Storyworthy: Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your...
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    Patrick Donnelly
    Patrick Donnelly
    Patrick Donnelly is the author of four books of poetry including his latest, Little- Known Operas. Former poet laureate of Northampton, Massachusetts, Donnelly is the director of the Poetry Seminar at The Frost Place, and an associate editor of Poetry International. His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review,...
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    Joseph Ellis
    Joseph Ellis
    Joseph Ellis is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Founding Brothers and twelve other books including a new book American Dialog: The Founding Fathers and Us. His book American Sphinx: the Character of Thomas Jefferson, won the National Book Award. He is the Ford Foundation Professor of History Emeritus at...
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    Joshua Furst
    Joshua Furst
    Joshua Furst is the author of  Revolutionaries, a novel family upheaval, political tumult, and ruined hopes centered around Yippie co-founder Abbie Hoffman (1936-1989), who challenged the political establishment in the ’60s with anarchic humor, incendiary rhetoric, and heedless mischief. He is the author of two other books , Short...
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    Sarah Gambito
    Sarah Gambito
    Sarah Gambito is the author of three poetry collections Loves You,  Delivered and Matadora. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Iowa Review, POETRY, Harvard Review, American Poetry Review, The New Republic and other journals. She holds degrees from The University of Virginia and The Literary Arts...
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    Miciah Bay Gault
    Miciah Bay Gault
    Miciah Bay Gault’s debut novel Good Night, Stranger is forthcoming this summer. Her fiction and essays have appeared in Tin House, The Sun Magazine, Agni, The Southern Review, The Literary Review, and in the anthology Contemporary Vermont Fiction. Miciah was the editor of Hunger Mountain at Vermont College of...
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    Juliet Grames
    Juliet Grames
    Juliet Grames was born in Hartford, Connecticut, and grew up in a tight-knit Italian-American family. A book editor, she has spent the last decade at Soho Press, where she is associate publisher and curator of the Soho Crime imprint. The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna is her first...
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    Ben Green
    Ben Green
    Ben Green is a PhD Candidate in Applied Math at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and an Affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard. He studies the implementation and impacts of data science in local governments, with a focus on “smart...
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    Jody Gladding
    Jody Gladding
    Jody Gladding is a poet and translator. She has published four full collections of poems: the spiders my arms, Translations from Bark Beetle, Rooms and Their Airs, and Stone Crop. Her work has appeared widely in magazines, including Poetry, Orion, Ecopoetics, and Ploughshares. She has translated thirty books from...
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    Mark Griffin
    Mark Griffin
    Mark Griffin is the author of A Hundred or More Hidden Things: The Life and Films of Vincente Minnelli and All That Heaven Allows: A Biography of Rock Hudson. Griffin’s interviews, reviews and essays have appeared in scores of publications, including the Boston Globe and MovieMaker. He recently appeared...
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    Brent Kendrick
    Brent Kendrick
    Brent L. Kendrick is the son of a West Virginia Coal Miner. He earned his Ph.D. in American Literature from the University of South Carolina. After a twenty-five-year career at the Library  of Congress--where he received the institution's Distinguished Service Award--he became Professor of English at Lord Fairfax Community...

Brattleboro Literary Festival 2018 Authors