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Dianna Anderson

Dianna Anderson

Dianna Anderson is the author of DAMAGED GOODS: NEW PERSPECTIVES ON CHRISTIAN PURITY, a critically acclaimed feminist Christian sex book from Jericho Books. Having earned a M.St. in Women’s Studies from Oxford University, she’s currently at work on a project about feminist responses to pop culture. (HB)

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Andy Bellin

Andy Bellin

Journalist and author of POKER NATION, a raucous journey into the shut-up-and-deal world of poker (HarperCollins). (LD)

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Bob Brier

Bob Brier

Bob Brier – aka Mr. Mummy – is a renowned Egyptologist and author of more than a dozen books, including THE MURDER OF TUTANKHAMEN (Putnam) and the recently published, extremely well-reviewed CLEOPATRA’S NEEDLES: The Obelisks of Ancient Egypt (Bloomsbury). (LD)

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Kavitha A. Davidson

Kavitha A. Davidson

Kavitha A. Davidson is a sportswriter with espnW and ESPN the Magazine covering the intersection of sports with gender, race, class, business, politics, and culture. Her guide to conflicted fandom written with Jessica Luther, HOW TO LOVE SPORTS WHEN THEY DON’T LOVE YOU BACK (University of Texas Press), will be published in 2018. (JJB)

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Terrance Dean

Terrance Dean

Terrance Dean is getting his Ph.D. in Divinity at Vanderbilt University. He’s also the author of HIDING IN HIP HOP: On the Down Low in the Entertainment Industry—from Music to Hollywood (Atria) and is at work on a new book. (LD)

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Johnny Dodd

Johnny Dodd

Journalist for People Magazine and collaborator, co-author of MOZART AND THE WHALE (Touchstone). (LD)

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Olympia Dukakis

Olympia Dukakis

Olympia Dukakis’s memoir ASK ME AGAIN TOMORROW (HarperCollins) is the Academy Award-winning actor’s intensely personal memoir. (LD)

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Sharon Estroff

Sharon Estroff

Sharon Estroff is a journalist, lecturer, and founder of the international Challenge Island education franchise, as well as author of the Jewish parenting book CAN I HAVE A CELL PHONE FOR HANUKKAH? (Harmony). (CB)

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Ross Gay

Ross Gay

Ross Gay’s THE CATALOG OF UNABASHED GRATITUDE won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. His first book of prose, THIS BLACK EARTH, was recently sold to Algonquin. (LD)

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John Halliday

John Halliday

John Halliday’s memoir FLYING THROUGH MIDNIGHT: A Pilot’s Dramatic Story of His Secret Mission Over Laos During the Vietnam War was published by Scribner. (LD)

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Jack Hart

Jack Hart

Jack Hart is a journalist, lecturer, educator, former managing editor of The Oregonian and author of STORYCRAFT: A Complete Guide to Narrative Nonfiction (University of Chicago Press). (CB)

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Kameron Hurley

Kameron Hurley

Kameron Hurley’s essay collection THE GEEK FEMINIST REVOLUTION (Tor) addresses questions of writing, feminism, and geek culture, and includes her Hugo Award-winning essay “We Have Always Fought.” Kameron is also an acclaimed author of science fiction and fantasy novels. (HB)

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Twesigye Jackson Kaguri

Twesigye Jackson Kaguri

Twesigye Jackson Kaguri is a CNN Hero, educator, humanitarian, co-founder of the human rights organization Human Rights Concerns and the author of BUILDING A SCHOOL FOR MY VILLAGE (Viking). (CB)

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Richard Lavoie

Richard Lavoie

Richard Lavoie is an educator whose books and educational tapes have changed the lives of parents, teachers and special-needs students. He is the author of THE MOTIVATION BREAKTHROUGH: Six Secrets to Turning On the Tuned-Out Child and IT’S SO MUCH WORK TO BE YOUR FRIEND: Helping the Child with Learning Disabilities Find Social Success (Touchstone). (LD)

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Victoria Law

Victoria Law

Victoria Law is a journalist specializing in prison and criminal justice issues, and is the author, with Maya Schenwar, of YOUR HOME IS YOUR PRISON (The New Press), an insightful look into home confinement, conditions of probation, and other ways the prison-industrial complex extends outside prison walls into our society. (HB)

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Michael Losier

Michael Losier

Michael Losier is a motivational speaker. His book LAW OF ATTRACTION (Grand Central) has sold nearly two million copies and has been published in thirty different countries. His new book, YOUR LIFE’S PURPOSE: Uncover What Really Fulfills You (Rosetta), will be published in 2017. (LD)

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Jessica Luther

Jessica Luther

Jessica Luther is a freelance sports journalist and the author of UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT: College Football and the Politics of Rape (Akashic, 2016). Her guide to conflicted fandom written with Kavitha A. Davidson, HOW TO LOVE SPORTS WHEN THEY DON’T LOVE YOU BACK (University of Texas Press), will be published in 2018. (JJB)

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Jeanne Martinet

Jeanne Martinet

Humorist, authority on adult social skills, and author of THE ART OF MINGLING and LIFE IS FRIENDS: A Complete Guide to the Lost Art of Connecting in Person (Stewart, Tabori & Chang). (LD)

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Jerry & Mary Newport

Jerry & Mary Newport

Jerry and Mary Newport’s MOZART AND THE WHALE: An Asperger’s Love Story (Touchstone) was made into a movie starring Josh Hartnett, spurred by the couples’ story as told on “60 Minutes.” (LD)

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Beth Nonte Russell

Beth Nonte Russell

Author of FOREVER LILY: An Unexpected Mother’s Journey to Adoption in China, a memoir of Russell’s life-changing trip to China. (Touchstone) (LD)

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Sharon R. Kaufman

Sharon R. Kaufman

Sharon R. Kaufman is chair of the Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine at UCSF. Her book AND A TIME TO DIE: How American Hospitals Shape the End of Life was published by Scribner. (LD)

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Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt’s literary estate is represented by the agency. Four of the former First Lady’s out-of-print books have been licensed to HarperCollins, Penguin, Open Road and Nation Books. (LD and Anna Olswanger)

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Jean Sasson

Jean Sasson

Jean Sasson is the #1 international bestselling author of PRINCESS: Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia (Doubleday UK/Liza Dawson Associates) as well as several other books in the Princess series and GROWING UP BIN LADEN: Osama Wife and Son Take Us Inside Their Secret World (St. Martin’s). (LD)

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Maya Schenwar

Maya Schenwar

Maya Schenwar is the editor-in-chief of Truthout and is the author, with Victoria Law, of YOUR HOME IS YOUR PRISON (The New Press), an insightful look into home confinement, probation, and other ways the prison-industrial complex extends outside prison walls into our society. (HB)

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Thea Singer

Thea Singer

Thea Singer’s STRESS LESS: The New Science that Shows Women How to Rejuvenate Their Body and the Mind (Viking/Plume) has been praised by the Nobel Prize-winning scientist Elissa Epel. (LD)

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Tom Stone

Tom Stone

Tom Stone’s two beautiful books THE SUMMER OF MY GREEK TAVERNA (Simon and Schuster) and CHASING ZEUS: A Journey Through Greece in the Footsteps of a God (Bloomsbury) take readers into contemporary and ancient Greece. (LD)