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Marcia Clark

Marcia Clark
author of The Competition

Marcia Clark began practicing law as a criminal defense attorney. She became a prosecutor in the L.A. District Attorney's Office in 1981, and spent ten years in the Special Trials Unit where she handled a number of high profile cases prior to the O.J. Simpson case, including the prosecution of stalker/murderer Robert Bardo.

In May of 1997, her book on the Simpson case, Without a Doubt was published and quickly rose to #1 on the New York Times, Wall St. Journal, Washington Post, LA Times, and Publisher's Weekly bestsellers lists.

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Edan Lepucki

Edan Lepucki
author of California

Edan Lepucki is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and a staff writer for The Millions. Her short fiction has been published in McSweeney's and Narrative magazine, among other publications, and she is the founder and director of Writing Workshops Los Angeles. This is her first novel.

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Beth Macy

Beth Macy
author of Factory Man

Beth Macy writes about outsiders and underdogs. Her work has appeared in national magazines and The Roanoke Times, where her reporting has won more than a dozen national awards, including a Nieman Fellowship for Journalism at Harvard. She lives in Roanoke, VA.

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Greg Rucka

Greg Rucka
author of Bravo

Greg Rucka is the New York Times bestselling author of almost two dozen novels, including the Atticus Kodiak and Tara Chace series, and has won multiple Eisner awards for his graphic novels. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and children.

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Wallace J. Nichols

Wallace J. Nichols
author of Blue Mind

Wallace "J." Nichols, Ph.D., is a research associate at the California Academy of Sciences and founder/co-director of Ocean Revolution, SEE the WILD, and LiVBLUE. His work has been broadcast on NPR, BBC, PBS, National Geographic and Animal Planet and featured in Time, Newsweek, GQ, Outside, Fast Company, Scientific American, and New Scientist. He lives in California with his partner Dana and two daughters.

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Stephen Lloyd Jones

Stephen Lloyd Jones
author of The String Diaries

Stephen Jones studied at Royal Holloway College, University of London and is the director of a major London media agency. He is the author of THE STRING DIARIES.

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Natalie Young

Natalie Young
author of Season to Taste

Natalie Young is a London based writer. Her first novel, We All Ran Into the Sunlight, was published in England in 2011. She has written articles for The Times, The Sunday Times, Prospect, and Mslexia.

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Breena Clarke

Breena Clarke
author of Angels Make Their Hope Here

Breena Clarke grew up in Washington, DC, and was educated at Webster College and Howard University. She is the author of two widely praised novels, River, Cross My Heart, which was a selection of Oprah's Book Club, and Stand the Storm. She lives in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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Daniel Tammet

Daniel Tammet
author of Thinking In Numbers

Daniel Tammet is the author of the bestselling books Born on a Blue Day and Embracing the Wide Sky. He is a writer, a linguist, and an educator. He lives in Paris.

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Mary Simses

Mary Simses
author of The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Cafe

Mary Simses grew up in Connecticut and spent much of her life in the Northeast, where she attended college and law school. As a child she loved to write stories, design covers for them, and staple them into books. Later, careers in journalism and law took priority and creative writing slipped away, until she enrolled in an evening fiction writing class at a local university and was hooked again. Her short stories have appeared in a number of literary journals. Mary now lives in South Florida with her husband/law partner and their daughter.

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Paul Bogard

Paul Bogard
author of The End of Night

Paul Bogard teaches creative nonfiction at James Madison University in Virginia. He is the editor of the anthology Let There Be Night: Testimony on Behalf of the Dark.

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Courtney Angela Brkic

Courtney Angela Brkic
author of The First Rule of Swimming

Courtney Angela Brkic is the author of Stillness: And Other Stories--named a 2003 Best Book by the Chicago Tribune, a Notable Book by the New York Times, and a Barnes & Noble Discover pick. Her memoir The Stone Fields was shortlisted for the Freedom of Expression Award by the Index on Censorship. Brkic has been the recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She teaches in the MFA program at George Mason University, and lives outside Washington, D.

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Kevin Maher

Kevin Maher
author of The Fields

Kevin Maher was born and raised in South Dublin. He moved to London to begin a career in journalism in 1994. He was Film Editor of the Face for five years, and has written features and film criticism for the Guardian, the Observer, and Time Out. For the last seven years he has been a feature writer, critic, and columnist for The Times. He lives in England with his wife and three children. THE FIELDS is his first novel.

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