Meet The Author: Gretchen Carlson

Recently honored as one of TIME‘s 100 Most Influential People in the World, GRETCHEN CARLSON is one of the nation’s most successful and recognized news anchors and a tireless advocate for female empowerment. She’s graced the cover of TIME and Good Housekeeping magazines and is a marquee columnist for TIME‘s Motto. Since making the decision to speak up against sexual harassment, she sparked an international conversation about the pervasiveness of the issue and in doing so discovered every woman has a story. Learn more at

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Meet The Author: Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai, the educational campaigner from Swat Valley, Pakistan, came to public attention by writing for BBC Urdu about life under the Taliban. Using the pen name Gul Makai, she often spoke about her family’s fight for girls’ education in her community. In October 2012, Malala was targeted by the Taliban and shot in the head as she was returning from school on a bus. She miraculously survived and has continued her campaign for education. In recognition of her courage and advocacy, Malala was honored with the National Youth Peace Prize in Pakistan in 2011 and won both the International Children’s Peace Prize and the Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award in 2013. She is the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and was named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. Malala continues to champion universal access to education through Malala Fund. Discover More

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Meet The Author: Vashti Harrison

Vashti Harrison earned her MFA in Film/Video from CalArts and BA from the University of Virginia. Her experimental films and documentaries have shown around the world at film festivals. After a brief stint in television as a production coordinator, she is now a freelance graphic designer and a picture-book illustrator (books forthcoming from S&S and HarperCollins). She lives in Brooklyn, NY. Discover More

Meet The Author: Liza Mundy

New York Times bestselling author Liza Mundy is a former reporter at The Washington Post and contributes to numerous publications including The Atlantic, TIME, The New York Times, The New Republic, Slate, Mother Jones, Spectator (UK), and The Guardian. She is a frequent commentator on countless prominent national television, radio, and online news outlets. Discover More

Meet The Author: N. K. Jemisin

N. K. Jemisin is a Brooklyn author who won the 2016 Hugo Award for Best Novel for The Fifth Season, which was also a New York Times Notable Book of 2015, and the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Novel for The Obelisk Gate. She previously won the Locus Award for her first novel, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, and her short fiction and novels have been nominated multiple times for Hugo, World Fantasy, Nebula, and RT Reviewers’ Choice awards, and shortlisted for the Crawford and the James Tiptree, Jr. awards. She is a science fiction and fantasy reviewer for the New York Times, and you can find her online at

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Meet The Author: Lindy West

Lindy West is a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times. She is the author of Shrill, a memoir. Her essays on feminism, social justice, body image and popular culture have been featured in Jezebel, Cosmopolitan, GQ and The Stranger and on This American Life. From 2014 to 2017 she wrote a weekly political column for The Guardian. She is also the founder of I Believe You/It’s Not Your Fault, an advice blog for teenagers, as well as the reproductive rights destigmatization campaign #ShoutYourAbortion. She lives in Seattle. Discover More

Meet The Author: Min Jin Lee

Min Jin Lee’s debut novel, Free Food for Millionaires, was one of the “Top 10 Novels of the Year” for the Times (London), NPR’s Fresh Air, and USA Today. Her second novel, Pachinko, was a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction in 2017 and was named one of the “Top Ten Books of the Year” by the New York Times. Her short fiction has been featured on NPR’s Selected Shorts. Her writings have appeared in The Times Literary Supplement, Condé Nast Traveler, The Times (London), Vogue, Travel+Leisure, Wall Street Journal, New York Times Magazine, and Food & Wine. Her essays and literary criticism have been anthologized widely. She served as a columnist for the Chosun Ilbo, the leading paper of South Korea. She lives in New York with her family. Discover More