Authors: Nonfiction

  • Kerri Arsenault
    Kerri Arsenault
    Kerri Arsenault is a writer, editor, photographer, and National Book Critics Circle Board member. Her writings have appeared in Freeman’s, Kirkus Reviews, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and other publications. She is also a columnist at and Editor for Jewels of the North Atlantic (coming...
  • Jill Bialosky
    Jill Bialosky
    Jill Bialosky was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She studied for her undergraduate degree at Ohio University and received a Master of Arts degree from the Writing Seminars at The Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from University of Iowa Writer's Workshop. Bialosky has published several...
  • Michelle Burford
    Michelle Burford
    Michelle Burford Michelle Burford, a celebrity ghostwriter and story surgeon, grew up in Phoenix, AZ. Before she moved to New York, she sold stilettos during the night shift at Sears in Colorado’s Chapel Hill Mall. Eventually, she became the founding Senior Editor of O, The Oprah Magazine. She has helped to...
  • Tom Callahan
    Tom Callahan
    Tom Callahan is a former senior writer at Time magazine and sports columnist at the Washington Post. He is the author of Johnny U, In Search of Tiger, The Bases Were Loaded (and So Was I), The GM, and His Father’s Son: Earl and Tiger Woods. His latestbook is...
  • Christopher C. Child
    Christopher C. Child
    Christopher C. Child Chris Child has worked for various departments at NEHGS since 1997 and became a full-time employee in July 2003. He has been a member of NEHGS since the age of eleven. He has written several articles in American Ancestors, The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, and...
  • James Dodson
    James Dodson
    James (Jim) Dodson is currently Writer-in-Residence for The Pilot newspaper and Editor of award-winning PineStraw Magazine the arts and culture magazine of the Carolina Sandhills. He also serves as Founding Editor of O.Henry Magazine, the arts and culture sister publication in Greensboro, and Salt Magazine in Wilmington. Over the course...
  • Julia Foulkes
    Julia Foulkes
    Julia Foulkes’s most recent book, A Place for Us: West Side Story and New York, examines what this legendary musical and film reveal about mid-20th century New York. Her first book, Modern Bodies: Dance and American Modernism from Martha Graham to Alvin Ailey (2002), explores how gender, sexuality, race,...
  • Ruth Franklin
    Ruth Franklin
    Ruth Franklin is a book critic and former editor at The New Republic. Her biography, Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life (Liveright/W.W. Norton, 2016), won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography and was named a New York Times Notable Book of 2016, a Time magazine top nonfiction...
  • Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina
    Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina
    Gretchen Gerzina is a dean of the Commonwealth Honors College at UMass Amherst, and was named the Paul Murray Kendall Chair in Biography there in 2016. Previously, Gerzina was a professor at Dartmouth College where she held the Kathe Tappe Vernon Professorship in Biography, and served as chair of...
  • Bill Goldstein
    Bill Goldstein
    Bill Goldstein, the founding editor of the books site of The New York Times on the Web, reviews books and interviews authors for NBC's "Weekend Today in New York." He is also curator of public programs at Roosevelt House, the public policy institute of New York's Hunter College. He...
  • Bill Griffeth
    Bill Griffeth
    Bill Griffeth was born and raised in Los Angeles. Since 1991 he and his wife, Cindy, and their two children, Chad and Carlee, have lived in New Jersey, where Bill anchors for CNBC.In the summer of 2012, he took a simple DNA test, and the results changed his life.The...
  • Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
    Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
    Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich is the author of THE FACT OF A BODY: A Murder and a Memoir, named an Indie Next Pick; one of the most anticipated books of 2017 by Buzzfeed, BookRiot, and the Huffington Post; a must-read for May by Goodreads,, Entertainment Weekly, Real Simple and People;...
  • Joyce Maynard
    Joyce Maynard
    Joyce Maynard is the author of sixteen books including the novels To Die For and Labor Day (both adapted for film) and the bestselling memoir At Home in the World, translated into seventeen languages. Her essays and have appeared in dozens of publications and numerous collections. She has been...
  • Ron Powers
    Ron Powers
    Ron Powers, a Pulitzer Prize-winning and Emmy Award-winning writer and critic, has studied and written about Mark Twain for many years. He is the author of twelve books, including Dangerous Water: A Biography of the Boy Who Became Mark Twain, and the coauthor of three, including the #1 New...
  • Emily Raboteau
    Emily Raboteau
    Emily Raboteau is the author of a novel, The Professor’s Daughter and a work of creative nonfiction, Searching for Zion, named a best book of 2013 by The Huffington Post and The San Francisco Chronicle, a finalist for the Hurston Wright Legacy Award, grand prize winner of the New...
  • Nina Sankovitch
    Nina Sankovitch
    NINA SANKOVITCH is the author of The Lowells of Massachusetts: An American Family; Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading; and Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Celebrating the Joys of Letter Writing. She is a judge for the Book of the Month Club, and has written for the...
  • Helene Stapinski
    Helene Stapinski
    Helene Stapinski began her career at her hometown newspaper, The Jersey Journal. She is the author of two memoirs: Five-Finger Discount: A Crooked Family History and Baby Plays Around: A Love Affair, with Music. Her essays have appeared in several anthologies, most recently, Drinking Diaries: Women Serve Their Stories...
  • Wendy Warren
    Wendy Warren
    Wendy Warren, a professor at Princeton University, specializes in the history of colonial North America, and the early modern Atlantic World. She is particularly interested in the day-to-day practice of colonization, and in the negotiations and conflicts that exist between would-be rulers and the unruly. Professor Warren received her...
  • Robert Watson
    Robert Watson
    Robert Watson is a professor, author, media commentator and community activist. He has published more than 40 books, including his latest, The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn and hundreds of scholarly articles, book chapters, and encyclopedia/reference essays. A frequent media commentator, Watson has been interviewed thousands of times by local,...