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Head shot of Dan Vera

Photos courtesy of Dan Vera

Speaking Wiri Wiri and translating the immigrant experience.

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Brando Skyhorse

Photo courtesy of Brando Skyhorse

He had a childhood no one could make up—with his memoir, he creates order from the chaos.

Four-time National Poetry Slam champion Taylor Mali connects stage and page.

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Tayari Jones head shot.

Photo courtesy of Algonquin Press

Tayari Jones: an author who loves the process of writing.

Historian Raymond Arsenault reflects on the significance of Marian Anderson

Raymond Arsenault's book The Sound of Freedom examines the 30 minute concert that helped move a nation forward.

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Dinaw Mengestu head shot.

Photo credit: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Dinaw Mengestu moves between Uganda and the American Midwest in his recent novel All Our Names

In All Our Names, Dinaw Mengestu explores unlikely love in the midst of conflict.

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Nathaniel Philbrick

Courtesy of Nathaniel Philbrick

Why Read Moby-Dick?

In a slim, lucid  and compulsively readable book, Nathaniel Philbrick makes an enthusiastic case for taking a look at Melville’s classic.

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Fred Foote headshot.

Photo Courtesy of Fred Foote

Medic Against Bomb: Fred Foote’s first collection of poetry

The neurologist/holistic practioneer knows first-hand the healing power of the arts for veterans.

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Max Brooks

Photo courtesy of Crown Publishing Group

Putting Zombies on the global map

Max Brooks really isn’t kidding when it comes to zombies.

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Jesmyn Ward

Photo by Tony Cook

Jesmyn Ward finds the past is often present in rural Mississippi

In her memoir Men We Reaped, Jesmyn Ward attempts to understand the links in the untimely deaths of her brother and four friends.

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