• Andrea Barnet
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    Andrea Barnet
    Andrea Barnet is the author of Visionary Women: How Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters Changed Our World, and a previous book, All-Night Party: The Women of Bohemian Greenwich Village and Harlem, 1913-1930, which was a nonfiction finalist for the 2004 Lambda Literary Awards. She was...
  • Stefan Merrill Block
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    Stefan Merrill Block
    Stefan Merrill Block grew up in Plano, Texas. His first book, The Story of Forgetting, was an international bestseller and the winner of Best First Fiction at the Rome International Festival of Literature, The Ovid Prize from the Romanian Writer's Union, the 2008 Merck Serono Literature Prize and the...
  • Jenna Blum
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    Jenna Blum
    Jenna Blum is the New York Times and number one international bestselling author of the novels Those Who Save Us and The Stormchasers. She was also voted one of the favorite contemporary women writers by Oprah.com readers. Her new book, The Lost Family, was published in June. Jenna is based...
  • Ann Braden
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    Ann Braden
    Ann Braden writes books about kids struggling to find their voice amidst the realities of life. Ann’s debut middle grade novel The Benefits of Being an Octopus received a starred review from School Library Journal and was described by Newbery award-winner Karen Hesse as “a compassionate look at poverty, hard...
  • Colin Calloway
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    Colin Calloway
    Colin Calloway is the John Kimball Jr. 1943 Professor of History and Professor of Native American Studies at Dartmouth College. He served for two years as associate director of and editor at the D’Arcy McNickle Center for the History of the American Indian at the Newberry Library in Chicago and...
  • Kate Christensen
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    Kate Christensen
    Kate Christensen is the author of seven novels, including The Great Man, which won the 2008 PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction, and, most recently, The Last Cruise. She is also the author of two memoirs, Blue Plate Special and How to Cook a Moose, which won the 2016 Maine Literary...
  • Brock Clarke
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    Brock Clarke
    Brock Clarke is the author of seven books of fiction, most recently a collection of short stories, The Price of the Haircut. His novels include The Happiest People in the World, Exley (which was a Kirkus Book of the Year, a finalist for the Maine Book Award, and a...
  • George Colt
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    George Colt
    George Coltis the bestselling author of The Big House, which was a National Book Award finalist and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year; Brothers; November of the Soul; and a forthcoming book The Game: Harvard, Yale and America in 1968. He lives in Western Massachusetts with...
  • Wyn Cooper
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    Wyn Cooper
    Wyn Cooper is the author of five collections of poetry: Chaos Is the New Calm, Postcards from the Interior, The Way Back, The Country of Here Below, and a new book, Mars Poetica. His poems appear in twenty-five anthologies of contemporary poetry. He has taught at Bennington and Marlboro Colleges, the...
  • James Crews
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    James Crews
    James Crews’s work has appeared in Ploughshares, Raleigh Review, Crab Orchard Review and The New Republic, among other journals, and he is a regular contributor to The (London) Times Literary Supplement. His first collection of poetry, The Book of What Stays, won the 2010 Prairie Schooner Book Prize and received...
  • Matthew Dicks
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    Matthew Dicks
    Matthew Dicks is the internationally bestselling author of the novels Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend, Something Missing, Unexpectedly, Milo, The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs, and Storyworthy: Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life Through the Power of Storytelling. His novels have been translated into more than 25 languages...
  • Duy Doan
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    Duy Doan
    Duy Doanis the author of We Play a Game, winner of the 2017 Yale Series of Younger Poets. His work has appeared in Poetry, Slate, The Cortland Review, and elsewhere. A Kundiman fellow, he received an MFA in poetry from Boston University, where he serves as director of the...
  • Denise Duhamel
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    Denise Duhamel
    Denise Duhamelis the author of numerous collections of poetry, including: Blowout, Ka-Ching!, Queen for a Day: Selected and New Poems and her latest collection, Scald. Duhamel has received grants and awards from numerous organizations, including a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and she served as the guest editor...
  • Anne Fadiman
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    Anne Fadiman
    Anne Fadiman is an essayist and reporter. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, her account of the cross cultural conflicts between a Hmong family and the American medical system, won a National Book Critics Circle Award. Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader, is a book about...
  • David Elliott
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    David Elliott
    David Elliott is a NY Times bestselling children's author. His many titles include: And Here's to You!, The Transmogrification of Roscoe Wizzle, The Evangeline Mudd books, Finn Throws a Fit!, Jeremy Cabbage and the Living Museum, and most recently the picture book, In the Wild. His new book is...
  • Vievee Francis
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    Vievee Francis
    Vievee Francisis the author of Blue-Tail Fly, Horse in the Dark, and Forest Primeval, winner of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Poetry. She is an associate professor at Dartmouth College and an associate editor for Callaloo. 
  • Kate Greathead
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    Kate Greathead
    Kate Greathead's first novel, Laura & Emma, was published by Simon & Schuster in March 2018. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Vanity Fair, and on NPR’s Moth Radio Hour. She is a 9-time Moth Storytelling Slam champion. She lives in Brooklyn...
  • Stephen Greenblatt
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    Stephen Greenblatt
    Stephen Greenblatt is Cogan University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University. He is the author of thirteen books, including The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve; The Swerve: How the World Became Modern; Shakespeare's Freedom; Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare; Hamlet in Purgatory; Marvelous Possessions;...
  • David Hinton
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    David Hinton
    David Hinton is a writer and translator who has produced a body of work exploring the weave of consciousness and landscape. Hinton’s new book of poems is Desert. Earlier books of poetry inlcude The Wilds of Poetry,the epic map-poem Fossil Sky, and many translations from classical Chinese. These translations...
  • Noy Holland
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    Noy Holland
    Noy Holland’s latest work is I Was Trying to Describe What It Feels Like: New and Selected Stories, out now from Counterpoint Press. Noy's debut novel, Bird, came out in 2015 to much critical acclaim. Other collections of short fiction and novellas include Swim for the Little One First...
  • Joan Houlihan
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    Joan Houlihan
    Joan Houlihan is the author of five books of poetry, most recently, Shadow-feast from Four Way Books. Other books include Hand-Held Executions: Poems & Essays (2003); The Mending Worm, which received the 2006 Green Rose Award from New Issues Press; The Us, which received a Must-Read distinction from the...
  • Maria Hummel
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    Maria Hummel
    Maria Hummel is the author of Still Lives; Motherland (an SF Chronicle Book of the Year); House and Fire; and Wilderness Run. Her fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, including Pushcart Prizes, Narrative, The Sun, and The Open Door: 100 Poems, 100 Years of Poetry...
  • Jarrett J. Krosoczka
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    Jarrett J. Krosoczka
    New York Times best-selling author/illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka creates books with humor, heart, and a deep respect for his young readers—qualities that have made his titles perennial favorites on the bookshelves of homes, libraries, and bookstores. First published at the age of twenty-three, Krosoczka has more than thirty published books...
  • Madeline Kunin
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    Madeline Kunin
    Madeleine Kunin served as the Governor of Vermont from 1985 to 1991. As a member of President Bill Clinton’s administration, she served as Deputy Secretary of Education of the United States from 1993 to 1997 and United States Ambassador to Switzerland from 1996 to 1999. Former Governor Kunin was Vermont's...

Brattleboro Literary Festival 2018 Authors