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Edward Dolnick

Edward Dolnick
author of The Rush

Edward Dolnick is the author of The Forger's Spell, Down the Great Unknown and the Edgar Award-winning The Rescue Artist. A former chief science writer at the Boston Globe, he has written for The Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times Magazine, and many other publications. There are over 130,000 copies of his books in print. He lives with his wife near Washington, D.C.

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Ronald C. Rosbottom

Ronald C. Rosbottom
author of When Paris Went Dark

Ronald C. Rosbottom is the Winifred L. Arms Professor in the Arts and Humanities and Professor of French and European Studies at Amherst College. Previously, he was the Dean of the Faculty at Amherst, Chair of the Romance Languages Department at Ohio State University, and taught at the University of Pennsylvania. He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.

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Stephan Eirik Clark

Stephan Eirik Clark
author of Sweetness #9

Stephan Eirik Clark is the author of the short story collection Vladimir's Mustache (Russian Life Books, 2012). Born in West Germany and raised between England and the United States, Clark holds a Master's degree in English Literature with a creative writing emphasis from the University of California, Davis and a Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Southern California. A former print and radio journalist, he lives in Minneapolis and teaches creative writing at Augsburg College. Sweetness #9 is his first novel.

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Tony Earley

Tony Earley
author of Mr. Tall

Tony Earley is the author of four previous books including the novels The Blue Star (LB, 3/08) and Jim the Boy (LB, 6/00). He lives with his family in Nashville, Tennessee, where he is the Samuel Milton Fleming Professor of English at Vanderbilt University.

Gabriel Weston

Gabriel Weston
author of Dirty Work

Gabriel Weston is an ear, nose, and throat surgical specialist. Her memoir, Direct Red: A Surgeon's View of Her Life-or-Death Profession, was named a Best Book of the Year in 2009 by The Economist and The Telegraph, and long-listed for the Guardian First Book Award, and it received the PEN/Ackerley Prize for Autobiography. She lives in London with her physician husband and their children.

David Shafer

David Shafer
author of Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

David Shafer is a graduate of Harvard and the Columbia Journalism School. He has lived in Argentina and Dublin, and has been a journalist, sometimes a carpenter, once a taxi driver and briefly a flack for an NGO. He now lives in Portland with his wife, daughter, and son.

Olivia Glazebrook

Olivia Glazebrook
author of Never Mind Miss Fox

Olivia Glazebrook was born in 1976. Her first novel, The Trouble With Alice, was published in 2011. She lives in Dorset, England.

Kanae Minato

Kanae Minato
author of Confessions

Kanae Minato was a housewife before her debut novel Confessions skyrocketed to the top of the Japanese charts and turned her into the year's bestselling novelist. A recipient of the Radio Drama Award, the Detective Novel Prize for New Writers, and the National Booksellers' Award, Minato lives in Japan.

Gill Hornby

Gill Hornby
author of The Hive

Gill Hornby writes a column for The Telegraph. She is the author of the novel The Hive as well several non-fiction books. She lives in Berkshire, England with her husband and their four children.

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Brad Stone

Brad Stone
author of The Everything Store

Brad Stone has covered Amazon and technology in Silicon Valley for more than 15 years, for publications such as Newsweek and the New York Times. He is a senior writer for Bloomberg Businessweek and lives in San Francisco.

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Roy Peter Clark

Roy Peter Clark
author of How to Write Short

Roy Peter Clark is vice president and senior scholar at the Poynter Institute, one of the world's most prestigious schools for journalists. He is the author or editor of seventeen books about writing and journalism, including Writing Tools, The Glamour of Grammar, and Help! for Writers. He lives in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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Peter Orner

Peter Orner
author of Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge

Peter Orner is the author of three widely praised books, Esther Stories and The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo, and Love and Shame and Love. His work has appeared in the Atlantic Monthly and The Best American Short Stories, and has been awarded two Pushcart Prizes. A former Guggenheim Fellow, Orner is now a faculty member at San Francisco State University.

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