Authors: Nonfiction

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Glynnis Fawkes
    Glynnis Fawkes
    Glynnis Fawkes’ book on the life of Charlotte Brontë, part of the Center for Cartoon Studies Graphic Biography Series, will be published by Disney/Hyperion this fall.  A collection of her work, Persephone's Garden, will also come out this fall with Secret Acres. Her comics have appeared in the New...
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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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    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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    Harold Holzer
    Harold Holzer
    Harold Holzer is the Jonathan F. Fanton Director of The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College in New York City, a post he assumed in 2015 after 23 years as senior vice president of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. He also served for six years as chairman...
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    Ann Hood
    Ann Hood
    Ann Hood is the best-selling author of the novels The Knitting Circle, The Obituary Writer and The Book That Matters Most and the memoir Comfort: A Journey Through Grief, which was a New York Times Editor’s Choice and named one of the top 10 nonfiction books of 2008 by...
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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...
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    Christopher Klein
    Christopher Klein
    Christopher Klein is the author of four books, including When the Irish Invaded Canada: The Incredible True Story of the Civil War Veterans Who Fought for Ireland’s Freedom and Strong Boy: The Life and Times of John L. Sullivan, America’s First Sports Hero. A frequent contributor to History.com, the...
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    Elly Lonon
    Elly Lonon
    Elly Lonon is a writer living in New Jersey. In addition to her gently neglected blog her work has appeared on a disappointing number of now defunct sites. Her Amongst the Liberal Elite columns inspired the graphic novel of the same name — Amongst the Liberal Elite: The Road...
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    T Kira Madden
    T Kira Madden
    T Kira Madden is a queer APIA writer, photographer, and amateur magician living in New York City. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College and an BA in design and literature from Parsons School of Design and Eugene Lang College. She is the founding Editor-in-chief...
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    Matt McCarthy
    Matt McCarthy
    Matt McCarthy is the author of two national bestsellers, The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly and Odd Man Out and a new book Superbugs. He is an assistant professor of medicine at Weill Cornell and a staff physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, where he serves on the Ethics Committee....
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    Jess Row
    Jess Row
    Jess Row is the author of two collections of short stories, The Train to Lo Wu and Nobody Ever Gets Lost, a novel, Your Face in Mine, and a new collection of essays, White Flights: Race, Fiction, and the American Imagination, appearing from Graywolf Press in August 2019. His...
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    Michael Ruhlman
    Michael Ruhlman
    Michael Ruhlman is the author of many critically acclaimed books including Grocery, The Soul of a Chef, The Elements of Cooking, Ratio, and Ruhlman’s Twenty. He has collaborated on several bestselling cookbooks, including The French Laundry Cookbook, Bouchon, and Alinea. His new book, From Scratch, will be published on...
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    Tatiana Schlossberg
    Tatiana Schlossberg
    Tatiana Schlossberg is a journalist writing about climate change and the environment. She previously reported on those subjects for the Science and Climate sections of the New York Times, where she also worked on the Metro desk. Her work has also appeared in The Atlantic, BloombergView, the Record(Bergen County), and the Vineyard Gazette. She is the author of the forthcoming...
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    Dani Shapiro
    Dani Shapiro
    Dani Shapiro’s books include the memoirs, Hourglass, Still Writing, Devotion, and Slow Motion, and five novels including Black & White and Family History. Her work spans diverse subjects from her tumultuous upbringing in an Orthodox Jewish community and the tragic death of her father to her explorations of spirituality...
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    Katharine Smyth
    Katharine Smyth
    Katharine Smyth is a writer based in Brooklyn, NY. After graduating magna cum laude from Brown University, she worked as an editorial assistant and researcher at The Paris Review and Radar Magazine. In 2007, she began teaching at Columbia University, where she received her MFA in nonfiction and was...
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    Paige Williams
    Paige Williams
    Paige Williams is a staff writer at The New Yorker and a Mississippi native. A National Magazine Award winner for feature writing, she has had her journalism anthologized in various volumes of the Best American series, including The Best Magazine Writing and The Best American Crime Writing. She is...
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    Brenda Wineapple
    Brenda Wineapple
    Brenda Wineapple is the author a new book,The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation, the award-winning Hawthorne: A Life, Genêt: A Biography of Janet Flanner, White Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson,  and Sister Brother: Gertrude and Leo...