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James Patterson

James Patterson
author of Burn


James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 240 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. Mr. Patterson also writes the bestselling Women's Murder Club novels, set in San Francisco, and the top-selling New York detective series of all time, featuring Detective Michael Bennett. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.

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Tavis Smiley

Tavis Smiley
author of Death of a King

Tavis Smiley is the host of PBS's Tavis Smiley and Public Radio International's The Tavis Smiley Show. Smiley is also the bestselling author of 16 books. He lives in Los Angeles, California

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David Bezmozgis

David Bezmozgis
author of The Betrayers

David Bezmozgis is an award-winning writer and filmmaker whose fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, Zoetrope, and Best American Short Stories. He was named one of the New Yorker's "20 Under 40" writers in 2010. He lives in Toronto.

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David Perlmutter

David Perlmutter
author of The Grain Brain Cookbook

David Perlmutter, MD, is recognized globally as a thought leader in brain science. He is the recipient of the Linus Pauling Award and author of The Better Brain Book, Raise a Smarter Child by Kindergarten, and Power Up Your Brain. He lives and practices in Naples, Florida.

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Seth Casteel

Seth Casteel
author of Underwater Puppies

Seth Casteel is an award-winning pet photographer and animal rights activist, as well as the New York Times bestselling author of Underwater Dogs. Seth's passion for animals led him to launch One Picture Saves, a campaign dedicated to saving pets through photography. He lives in Los Angeles and Chicago with his dogs, Nala and Fritz, who are his favorite dogs to photograph.

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Lauren Beukes

Lauren Beukes
author of Broken Monsters

Lauren Beukes writes novels, comics and screenplays. She's the author of the critically-acclaimed international bestseller, The Shining Girls, about a time-traveling serial killer, Zoo City, a phantasmagorical Joburg noir which won the 2011 Arthur C Clarke Award, and the neo political thriller, Moxyland. She worked as a journalist, a show runner on one of the South Africa's biggest animated TV shows, directed an award-winning documentary and wrote the New York Times best-selling graphic novel, Fairest: The Hidden Kingdom. She lives in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Elena Mauli Shapiro

Elena Mauli Shapiro
author of In the Red

Elena Shapiro was born and raised in Paris. She holds a BA in English from Stanford University, an MFA in fiction from Mills College, and an MA in comparative literature from the University of California, Davis. She lives in the Bay Area with her husband.

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Laird Hunt

Laird Hunt
author of Neverhome

Laird Hunt is the author of several works of fiction and a two-time finalist for the PEN Center USA Award in Fiction. A former United Nations press officer currently on the faculty of the University of Denver's creative writing program, he and his wife, the poet Eleni Sikelianos, live in Boulder, Colorado, with their daughter, Eva Grace.

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James Andrew Miller

James Andrew Miller
author of Live From New York

James Andrew Miller is the author of Running in Place: Inside the Senate, Live from New York, and Those Guys Have All the Fun. He has also written for the New York Times, Life, the Washington Post and Newsweek. His various positions in television include Senior Executive Producer of "Anderson Cooper 360" and Executive VP of Original Programming at USA Network.

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George Pelecanos

George Pelecanos
author of The Double

George Pelecanos is the author of 19 highly praised and bestselling novels set in and around Washington, DC. He is also an independent film producer. He lives in Maryland.

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Nicholas Dawidoff

Nicholas Dawidoff
author of Collision Low Crossers

Nicholas Dawidoff is the author of four previous critically acclaimed books, including the bestselling The Catcher Was a Spy and The Crowd Sounds Happy. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow, a Civitella Ranieri Fellow, a Berlin Prize Fellow of the American Academy, and an Anschutz Distinguished Fellow at Princeton University, and is now a Branford Fellow at Yale University. A Pulitzer Prize finalist (for The Fly Swatter), Dawidoff is a contributor to The New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, and Rolling Stone. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut, with his family.

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Robin Cook

Robin Cook
author of Coma

Dr. Robin Cook is the author of thirty previous books and is credited with popularizing the medical thriller with his wildly successful first novel, Coma. He divides his time between Boston and Florida.

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Dan Simmons

Dan Simmons
author of Hardcase

Dan Simmons is the award-winning author of several novels, including the New York Times bestsellers Olympos and The Terror. He lives in Colorado.

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