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Elin Hilderbrand

Elin Hilderbrand
author of Winter Street


Elin Hilderbrand does her best writing on the beaches of Nantucket, as well as on the charming streets of Beacon Hill in Boston. She has three magical children who beg her not to sing along to the radio or dance in public. Winter Street is her 14th novel.

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Karen Page

Karen Page
author of The Vegetarian Flavor Bible

Karen Page is a two-time James Beard Award-winning author whose books include The Flavor Bible, which was named one of the year's best cookbooks on both Today and Good Morning America, one of the 100 best cookbooks of the last twenty-five years by Cooking Light, and one of the ten best cookbooks in the world of the past century by Forbes. The former Washington Post wine columnist is also the author of What to Drink with What You Eat, which was named the IACP Cookbook of the Year and Georges Duboeuf Wine Book of the Year.

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Mick Fleetwood

Mick Fleetwood
author of Play On

Mick Fleetwood, best known for his role as the drummer and namesake of the blues/rock and roll band Fleetwood Mac, is also an actor and restaurateur. As the sole member to stay with the band through its ever-changing lineup, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

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Chase Novak

Chase Novak
author of Brood

Chase Novak is the pseudonym for Scott Spencer, who Publishers Weekly has called "the contemporary American master of the love story." Spencer is the author of ten novels, including Endless Love, which has sold over two million copies to date, and the National Book Award finalist A Ship Made of Paper. He has written for Rolling Stone, the New York Times, The New Yorker, GQ, and Harper's. Mulholland Books published his first horror novel Breed in September 2012.

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Refe and Susan Tuma

Refe and Susan Tuma
author of What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night

Refe and Susan Tuma live in Kansas City with their four children and a herd of plastic dinosaurs. The Tumas began cataloguing their dinosaurs' antics in 2012, igniting the imaginations of hundreds of thousands of children--young and old--across the world.

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David Ritz

David Ritz
author of Respect

David Ritz has written more than 50 books. In addition to his work as a co-author of autobiographies for a range of entertainers from Ray Charles to Don Rickles, he has written lyrics ("Sexual Healing"),novels (Search for Happiness), profiles ("Stevie Wonder: Never Ending Song of Peace" in Rolling Stone), critical essays ("Robin Thicke, You’re No Marvin Gaye" in Rolling Stone) and over a hundred liner notes for artists such as Michael Jackson, Sammy Davis, Jr., Sarah Vaughan and Nat Cole.

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Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams
author of Ansel Adams in Yosemite Valley

Ansel Adams (1902 - 1984) was the most honored American photographer of the twentieth century. Through the exhibition and publication of his work, his writings, and his leadership in the Sierra Club, Adams was also a prescient and highly effective voice in the fight to preserve America's remaining wilderness.

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Chris Hadfield

Chris Hadfield
author of You Are Here

Chris Hadfield is one of the most seasoned and accomplished astronauts in the world. In May 2013, Hadfield returned to Earth after serving as Commander of the International Space Station, where he and his crew lived for six months (his third trip). The top graduate of the U.S. Air Force test pilot school in 1988 and U.S. Navy test pilot of the year in 1991, Hadfield was selected to be an astronaut in 1992.

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Harry L. Katz

Harry L. Katz
author of Mark Twain's America

Author and curator Harry L. Katz is a former Head Curator in the Division of Prints & Photographs at the Library of Congress. His books include Civil War Sketch Book, Baseball Americana, and Herblock.

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Michael Ruhlman

Michael Ruhlman
author of Ruhlman's How to Roast

Michael Ruhlman started writing about the lives of chefs 20 years ago, and he soon found an interest in becoming a chef himself. After his success with the narrative books The Making of a Chef, The Soul of a Chef and The Reach of a Chef, he has more recently taken his own skills in cooking to write innovative and successful food reference books including Ratio, The Elements of Cooking, and Charcuterie. Ruhlman has also appeared on food television numerous times, notably as a judge on Iron Chef and as a featured guest on Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio with his wife, photographer Donna Turner Ruhlman.

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Simon Rich

Simon Rich
author of Spoiled Brats

Simon Rich is the author of The Last Girlfriend on Earth, What in God's Name, Ant Farm, Free-Range Chickens, and Elliot Allagash. His work appears frequently in The New Yorker. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Frederick Barthelme

Frederick Barthelme
author of There Must Be Some Mistake

Frederick Barthelme is the author of fourteen previous books of fiction. Until 2010, he directed the writing program at the University of Southern Mississippi and Mississippi Review. He now edits New World Writing, an online magazine started in 1995.

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Donald and Lillian Stokes

Donald and Lillian Stokes
author of The Stokes Essential Pocket Guide to the Birds of North America

Donald and Lillian Stokes are widely recognized as America's foremost authorities on birds and nature. Their books include the bestselling the Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America, the Stokes Field Guide to Birds, the Stokes Beginner's Guide to Birds, the Stokes Nature Guides, and the Stokes Backyard Nature Books. They live in New Hampshire and Florida.

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Eleanor Catton

Eleanor Catton
author of The Luminaries

leanor Catton holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and an MA in fiction writing from the International Institute of Modern Letters. She lives in Auckland, New Zealand.

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Kathleen Kent

Kathleen Kent
author of The Outcasts

Kathleen Kent is the author of The Heretic's Daughter and The Traitor's Wife. She lives in Dallas.

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Joe R. Lansdale

Joe R. Lansdale
author of The Thicket

Joe R. Lansdale is the author of more than a dozen novels, including Edge of Dark Water, the Edgar Award-winning The Bottoms, Sunset and Sawdust, and Leather Maiden. He has received nine Bram Stoker Awards, the American Mystery Award, the British Fantasy Award, the Grinzane Cavour Prize for Literature. He lives with his family in Nacogdoches, Texas.

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Paul Lynch

Paul Lynch
author of Red Sky in Morning

Paul Lynch was born in 1977 and lives in Dublin. He was the chief film critic of Ireland's Sunday Tribune newspaper from 2007-2011. He has written regularly for the Sunday Times on film and has also written for the Irish Times, the Sunday Business Post, the Irish Daily Mail and Film Ireland. He is the author of Red Sky in Morning.

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Ayad Akhtar

Ayad Akhtar
author of The Who & The What
Ayad Akhtar is an American-born, first generation Pakistani-American from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A Pulitzer prize-winning playwright, he holds degrees in Theater from Brown University and in Directing from the Graduate Film Program at Columbia University, where he won multiple awards for his work. He is the author of a novel, American Dervish, and numerous screenplays and was star and co-writer of The War Within, which premiered at the 2005 Toronto Film Festival and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay and an International Press Academy Satellite Award for Best Picture - Drama.

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