Authors: Nonfiction

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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;...
  • 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...
  • John Leland
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    John Leland
    John Leland is a reporter at The New York Times, where he wrote a yearlong series that became the basis for his NYT bestseller, Happiness Is a Choice You Make. He is the author of two previous books, Hip: The History and Why Kerouac Matters: The Lessons of “On the...
  • Alia Malek
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    Alia Malek
    Alia Malek is a journalist and former civil rights lawyer. She is the author of ACountry Called Amreeka: US History Re-Told Through Arab American Livesand editor of Patriot Acts: Narratives of Post 9/11 Injustices. With collaborators the Magnum Foundation and Al Liquidoi, Alia edited and co-conceived EUROPA أوروپا  : An...
  • Eileen McNamara
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    Eileen McNamara
    Eileen McNamara is the Director of the Journalism Program at Brandeis and the author of Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World, published in April 2018 by Simon & Schuster. A Professor of the Practice of Journalism since 2007, she was previously an award-winning reporter and columnist for The Boston Globe,...
  • Laura Shapiro
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    Laura Shapiro
    Laura Shapiro is the author of Something From the Oven, Perfection Salad,  Julia Child, and What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories. She was a columnist at The Real Paper (Boston) before beginning a 16-year run at Newsweek, where she covered food, women’s...
  • Beowulf Sheehan
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    Beowulf Sheehan
    Beowulf Sheehan is a photographer of portraiture and performance in the arts.  His work has appeared internationally, including in Esquire, The New Yorker, Time, Vanity Fair, and Vogue and at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Dostoevsky Museum, and International Center of Photography.  AUTHOR: The Portraits of Beowulf Sheehan...
  • Michael Preston
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    Michael Preston
    Michael Preston lived for many years in New York and was a member of the Shaliko Company, founded by Leonardo Shapiro. He also worked with such artists as John Sayles, Richard Elovich, David Cale, Wynn Handman and Theodora Skipitares. From 1991 until 2000 he toured the world as one...
  • Tom Sleigh
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    Tom Sleigh
    Tom Sleigh is the author of ten books of poetry, including Army Cats, winner of the John Updike Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and Space Walk which won the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Award. In addition, Far Side of the Earth won an Academy Award from the...
  • Ramie Targoff
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    Ramie Targoff
    Ramie Targoff is a Professor of English at Brandeis University here she teaches and studies Renaissance literature, with an emphasis on the relationship between literature and religion. She has written books on the invention of common prayer and its influence on Renaissance devotional poetry; on the works of the...
  • Ryan H. Walsh
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    Ryan H. Walsh
    Ryan H. Walsh is a musician and journalist. His culture writing has appeared in the Boston Globe, Vice, and Boston Magazine. He was a finalist for the Missouri School of Journalism’s City and Regional Magazine Award for his feature on Van Morrison’s year in Boston, from which his new,...