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Jennine Capó Crucet

 

Jennine Capó Crucet is the author of two books: the novel Make Your Home Among Strangers, which was a New York Times Editor’s Choice book, the winner of the 2016 International Latino Book Award, and was cited as a best book of the year by NBC Latino, the Guardian, the Miami Herald, and others; and the story collection How to Leave Hialeah, which won the the Iowa Short Fiction Prize, the John Gardner Book Award, and the Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award. Her writing has been published in the New York Times, on PBS NewsHour, and elsewhere. She’s the winner of an O. Henry Prize and the Picador Fellowship. Raised in Miami, she currently teaches at the University of Nebraska in the Institute for Ethnic Studies and the Creative Writing Program.

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Chiêu Anh Urban

Chiêu Anh Urban is a published author, illustrator, graphic designer, and format designer who specializes in developing innovative formats and interactive books for the very young. Her books include the novelty series Color Wonder: Hooray for Spring! and Winter is Here!, and forthcoming novelty books 123 Go! and Quiet as a Mouse.  She is the creator of Away We Go! and the author of Raindrops: A Shower of Colors. She enjoys fencing, tap dancing, and baking.

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Ada Calhoun

Ada Calhoun is the author of two nonfiction books recently published by W.W. Norton & Co.: St. Marks Is Dead was named a New York Times Editors’ Pick, Amazon Book of the Month, and one of the best books of the year by Kirkus, the Boston GlobeOrlando Weekly, and the Village Voice, which called it 2015’s “Best Nonfiction Book About New York.” Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give, out in Summer 2017, has been called “humorous, realistic, and loving…laugh-out-loud funny” (Publishers Weekly); “graceful, hilarious” (Library Journal); “moving, refreshing, funny” (Booklist); and “engaging, wise, lovely.” (Kirkus). As a freelancer, Calhoun has held an eclectic array of jobs: crime reporter for the New York Post, frequent contributor to The New York Times Book Review, and ghostwriter of a dozen books for major houses, including several New York Times bestsellers.

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Tara Campbell

 

Tara Campbell is a Washington, DC-based writer. In 2016 she was the grateful recipient of two awards from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities: the Larry Neal Writer’s Award and the Mayor’s Arts Award for Outstanding New Artist. She’s an assistant fiction editor at Barrelhouse, volunteer with children’s literacy organization 826DC, and MFA candidate at American University. Her debut novel, TreeVolution, was published in November 2016.

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Adriana Arrington


Adriana Arrington was born to an Air Force JAG father and an artist mother and learned from an early age there are at least two sides to every story, and each deserves to be told. After a nomadic upbringing, she married a southern charmer and settled down permanently in his home state of Virginia. To satisfy her enduring wanderlust, she transports herself to the sometimes scary, sometimes beautiful, but always interesting worlds of beautifully crafted novels. Formerly an IT consultant to the DoD, she now writes the stories banging around in her head.

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Michael Tackett

tacketttwitterMichael Tackett is an editor in the Washington Bureau for the New York Times. Previously, he was a managing editor for Bloomberg, the Washington Bureau Chief for the Chicago Tribune, and a National Editor for U.S. News & World Report. The Baseball Whisperer is his first book. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.

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Belle Boggs

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Belle Boggs is the author of The Art of Waiting: On Fertility, Medicine, and Motherhood and Mattaponi Queen, a collection of linked stories set along Virginia’s Mattaponi River. The Art of Waiting is an Indie Next pick from the American Booksellers Association and a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection for fall 2016. Mattaponi Queen won the Bakeless Prize, the Library of Virginia Literary Award, and was a finalist for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. Boggs’s work has been supported by fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council, and her stories and essays have appeared in The Paris ReviewHarper’sGlimmer Train, the Oxford AmericanSlateOrionEcotone, and other publications. She teaches in the MFA program at North Carolina State University.

 

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Debbie Cenziper

DebheadshotDebbie Cenziper is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist with The Washington Post. Over the past 20 years, she has investigated government fraud, public housing scandals, white-collar crime, and deaths in psychiatric hospitals. Her stories have prompted Congressional investigations, criminal convictions, new laws, and the delivery of hundreds of millions of dollars in funding for the poor. Debbie has won many major awards in American print journalism, including the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting from Harvard University and the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Journalism, given by Ethel Kennedy and the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights.

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Debra Spark

Debra Spark is the author of five books of fiction. Her newest novel, Unknown Caller, is called by its publisher “a funny, moving, and genuinely surprising story about families, misunderstandings, secrets, falls from grace, and chances for redemption” told in reverse. Author Steve Stern calls it “a pageant of mysteries.” Spark has received numerous awards including a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, a Bunting Institute fellowship, a Pushcart Prize, and the John Zacharis/Ploughshares award for best first book.

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Elizabeth Hazen

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Elizabeth Hazen

Elizabeth Hazen is a poet and essayist whose work has appeared in Best American Poetry 2013Southwest ReviewThe Threepenny ReviewThe Normal School, and other journals. She teaches English at Calvert School in Baltimore, Maryland. Chaos Theories is her first full-length poetry collection.

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