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NoViolet Bulawayo

NoViolet Bulawayo
author of We Need New Names

NoViolet Bulawayo was born and raised in Zimbabwe, and now lives in the United States. She won the 2011 Caine Prize for African Writing, and her work has been published in numerous anthologies, Boston Review, Callalou, and Newsweek. She earned her MFA at Cornell University where she was recognized with a Truman Capote Fellowship. She is now a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University.

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Dean King

Dean King
author of The Feud

Dean King is the author of the national bestseller Skeletons on the Zahara. He has written for many publications, including Men's Journal, Esquire, Garden & Gun, Granta, Outside, New York Magazine, and the New York Times. He lives in Richmond, Virginia.

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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 in New York City.

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David Morrell

David Morrell
author of Murder as a Fine Art

David Morrell is best known for his debut 1972 novel First Blood, which would later become the successful Rambo film franchise starring Sylvester Stallone. He has written 28 novels, and his work has been translated into 26 languages. He is also a former professor of American Literature at the University of Iowa and received his PhD from Penn State.

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Clyde Edgerton

Clyde Edgerton
author of Papadaddy's Book for New Fathers

Clyde Edgerton is the author of 10 novels, including The Bible Salesman and The Night Train. Five of his novels have been New York Times Notable Books. He lives with his wife, Kristina, and their children in Wilmington, North Carolina, where he is a professor of creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

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Richard Lange

Richard Lange
author of Angel Baby

Richard Lange is the author of the story collection Dead Boys, which received an award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the novel This Wicked World. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and his fiction has appeared in Best American Mystery Stories 2004 and 2011. He lives in Los Angeles.

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Michelle de Kretser
author of Questions of Travel

Michelle de Kretser is a Sri Lankan who has lived in Australia for several years. She is also the author of the novels The Rose Grower, The Hamilton Case, and The Lost Dog, and she is currently an associate of the English Department at the University of Sydney.

Cate Lineberry

Cate Lineberry
author of The Secret Rescue

Cate Lineberry is a former staff writer and Europe editor for National Geographic and the web editor of Smithsonian, and her work has appeared in the New York Times. She lives in the greater Washington, DC, area.

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Marcus Luttrell

Marcus Luttrell
author of Service

Marcus Luttrell became a combat-trained Navy SEAL in 2002 and served in many dangerous Special Operations assignments around the world. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Lone Survivor, and is a popular corporate and organizational speaker. He lives near Houston, Texas.

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James D. Hornfischer

James D. Hornfischer
author of Service

James D. Hornfischer is the author of the New York Times bestseller Neptune's Inferno, as well as Ship of Ghosts and The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors, which won the Samuel Eliot Morison Award and was a Main Selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club. He lives in Austin, Texas.

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Walter R. Borneman

Walter R. Borneman
author of The Admirals

Walter Borneman is the author of eight works of nonfiction, including The Admirals, 1812, The French and Indian War, and Polk. He holds both a master's degree in history and a law degree. He lives in Colorado.

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James Donovan

James Donovan
author of The Blood of Heroes

James Donovan is the author of the bestselling A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Bighorn-the Last Great Battle of the American West. He lives in Dallas, Texas.

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Antony Beevor

Antony Beevor
author of The Second World War

Antony Beevor served as a regular officer in the 11th Hussars in Germany. He is the author of Crete-The Battle and the Resistance, which won a Runciman Prize, Paris After the Liberation, 1944-1949 (written with his wife Artemis Cooper), Stalingrad, which won the Samuel Johnson Prize, the Wolfson Prize for History and the Hawthornden Prize for Literature, Berlin-The Downfall, which received the first Longman-History Today Trustees' Award, The Mystery of Olga Chekhova and, most recently, the bestseller, D-Day. He lives in London.

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Meg Mitchell Moore

Meg Mitchell Moore
author of So Far Away

Meg Mitchell Moore is the author of The Arrivals. She worked for several years as a journalist and her articles have been published in a wide variety of business and consumer magazines. She received a master's degree in English literature from New York University. A longtime New Englander, she currently lives in northern California, with her husband and their three children.

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Parmy Olson

Parmy Olson
author of We Are Anonymous

Parmy Olson is the London Bureau Chief for Forbes Magazine.

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Don Van Natta Jr.

Don Van Natta Jr.
author of Wonder Girl

Don Van Natta is an investigative correspondent for the New York Times. He has won two Pulitzer Prizes, and is the author of First off the Tee: Presidential Hackers, Duffers and Cheaters from Taft to Bus, Her Way: The Hopes and Ambitions of Hillary Rodham Clinton, and the forthcoming biography of Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Wondergirl. He lives in New Jersey.

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