Authors: Nonfiction

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    Andrea Barnet
    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...
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    Colin Calloway
    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...
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    George Colt
    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...
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    Anne Fadiman
    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...
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    Stephen Greenblatt
    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;...
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    Madeline Kunin
    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...
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    John Leland
    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...
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    Eileen McNamara
    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,...
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    Laura Shapiro
    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...
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    Beowulf Sheehan
    Beowulf Sheehan
    Beowulf Sheehan was raised in South Florida and abroad, He studied photography at New York University and the International Center of Photography.  His childhood love of stories in books and music grew into an adulthood love of storytellers in the arts, entertainment, and humanities.  Beowulf makes portraits, communicates ideas, and shares the...
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    Tom Sleigh
    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...
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    Ramie Targoff
    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...
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    Ryan H. Walsh
    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,...
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    Daniel Wolff
    Daniel Wolff
    Daniel Wolff is the author of The Fight for Home; How Lincoln Learned to Read; 4th of July/Asbury Park; and You Send Me: The Life and Times of Sam Cooke, which won the Ralph J. Gleason Music Book Award. His new book is Grown-Up Anger: The Connected Mysteries of...