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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie grew up in Nigeria. Her work has been translated into thirty languages. Her first novel, Purple Hibiscus…, published by Algonquin in 2003, won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the Hurston/Wright Legacy

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Julia Alvarez

Julia Alvarez left the Dominican Republic for the United States in 1960 at the age of ten. She is the author of six novels, two books of nonfiction, three collections of poetry, and eight books…

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Jeff Backhaus

Jeff Backhaus has been a cook, an art director, and a professional pilot. He lived and worked in Korea and now lives in New York. Author website: www.jeffbackhaus.com. -…

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Krista Bremer

Krista Bremer is the associate publisher of The Sun …and the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation award. Her essay on which this book is based, “My Accidental Jihad,” received a Pushcart Prize. Her essays have been

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Gina Frangello

Gina Frangello is the author of three books of fiction: A Life in Men (Algonquin 2014), which was a book club selection for NYLON magazine, The Rumpus and The Nervous Breakdown; Slut Lullabies (Emergency Press 2010), which was a Foreword Magazine… Best Book of

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Ari L. Goldman

Former New York Times reporter Ari L. Goldman is the author of The Late Starters Orchestra and three previous books, including the bestseller The Search for God at Harvard…. He teaches at Columbia University Graduate School

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David & Joe Henry

David Henry is a screenwriter, and his brother Joe Henry is a songwriter/singer as well as a music producer. They first discovered Richard Pryor when they were young, becoming instant fans, and then later they…

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Margaret Klaw

Margaret Klaw is a founding partner of Berner Klaw & Watson, a family law firm in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Named by Martindale-Hubbell as a “Preeminent Woman Lawyer,” she has been recognized as a Pennsylvania “Super Lawyer”…

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Jill McCorkle

Jill McCorkle has the distinction of having her first two novels published on the same day in 1984. Since then she has published three other novels—her latest, Life After Life coming March 2013—and four collections…

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Susan Nussbaum

Susan Nussbaum’s plays have been widely produced. Her play Mishuganismo is included in the anthology Staring Back: The Disability Experience from the Inside Out. In 2008 she was cited by the Utne Reader as one of “50 Visionaries Who Are…

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