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Youssef Aboul-Enein

Iraq in Turmoil: Historical Perspectives of Dr. Ali al-Wardi from the Ottoman Empire to King Feisal
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Youssef Aboul-Enein, author of Iraq in Turmoil, is adjunct military professor and chair of Islamic studies at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He is also the author of Militant Islamist Ideology: Understanding the Global Threat.

Genre:Non-Fiction

Michael Abraham

Providence, VA
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Michael Abraham, author of Providence, VA, is a native of Southwest Virginia and the author of four books about the central Appalachians. He has one adult daughter and lives in Blacksburg with his wife, two dogs, and four motorcycles.

Genre:Fiction

Ellery Adams

(Moderator)
Peach Pies and Alibis
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Ellery Adams, author of Peach Pies and Alibis and multiple other mystery series, loves food, animals, and books. She writes full time from her home in Richmond, Virginia.

Genre:Crime Wave

Corban Addison

A Walk Across the Sun
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Corban Addison, author of A Walk Across the Sun, holds a degree in Law from UVa. While researching this book, he traveled to India and spent a month with a team from International Justice Mission (IJM).

Genre:Fiction

Jonathan Alderfer

National Geographic Bird-Watcher's Bible
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Jonathan Alderfer, author of National Geographic Bird-Watcher's Bible, is a writer, editor, illustrator, and National Geographic's birding expert. Alderfer is one of the nation's foremost birding artists and is a widely published author and field guide illustrator.

Genre:Non-Fiction

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Rabbi Daniel Alexander

(Moderator)
Seeking the Way: Jewish Reflections on Matters of the Head, the Heart, and the Hand
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Rabbi Daniel Alexander, author of Seeking the Way: Jewish Reflections on Matters of the Head, the Heart, and the Hand, has served as rabbi of Congregation Beth Israel in Charlottesville since 1988. Previously, he directed the Hillel Foundation at UVa.

Genre:Non-Fiction

Tasha Alexander

Death in the Floating City
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Cancelled

Tasha Alexander, author of Death in The Floating City, studied English and Medieval Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Her bestselling Lady Emily series, nominated for numerous awards, has been translated into more than a dozen languages.

Genre:Fiction

Eben Alexander MD

Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife
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Eben Alexander MD, author of Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Near-Death Experience and Journey into the Afterlife, spent more than 20 years as an academic neurosurgeon before a profound near-death experience completely changed his world view.

Genre:Non-Fiction

Freeman Allan

Sacred Source-One Man's Journey of Reunion with the Divine Feminine
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Freeman Allan, author of Sacred Source, commercial fisherman, intelligence officer, journalist, carpenter, roustabout, baker, teacher, rock'n'roll roadie, iconologist, lay brother, and long distance hiker/canoeist, has spent 42 years reporting about inward/outward transformations needed to sustain our Mother, the Earth.

Genre:Non-Fiction

Kay Allison

(Moderator)

Kay Allison is the owner of Quest Bookshop and the founder of Books Behind Bars which provides books for the incarcerated.

Genre:Non-Fiction

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James Allison III

(Moderator)
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James Allison III is the Sara Shallenberger Brown Fellow in Environmental Writing and a PhD Candidate in History at UVa.

Genre:Non-Fiction

Derrick Alridge

Message in the Music: Hip Hop, History, & Pedagogy
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Derrick P. Alridge, author of Message in the Music: Hip Hop, History, & Pedagogy, is a professor in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. The book is coedited with James B. Stewart and V.P. Franklin.

Genre:Non-Fiction

Gigi Amateau

Come August, Come Freedom: The Bellows, The Gallows, and The Black General Gabriel
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Gigi Amateau, author of Come August, Come Freedom, has published four middle grade and young adult novels. A Mississippi native, she lives in Richmond, Virginia.

Genre:Children/Youth

Hector Amaya

Screening Cuba: Film Criticism as Political Performance During the Cold War
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Hector Amaya, author of Screening Cuba: Film Criticism as Political Performance During the Cold War, is Associate Professor of Media Studies at UVa, Vice-Chair of the Latino Studies Division and of La Raza Caucus of the National Communication Association (NCA).

Genre:Non-Fiction

John Amen

Christening the Dancer
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John Amen is the author of Christening the Dancer, More of Me Disappears, At the Threshold of Alchemy, and The New Arcana (with Daniel Y. Harris). He edits Pedestal Magazine.

Genres:Poetry, Publishing

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Anthony Kodwo Amos

(Moderator)
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Anthony Amos is the coordinator for the Verbs & Vibes Open Mic Night--a platform for all artists to be heard. His motto is "One mic, an audience, and your voice, whether you're in the audience or on stage."

Genre:Poetry

Michelle Amt

(Moderator)

Michelle Amt, an architect by training, has more than a decade of experience in the field of sustainable design. She currently serves as Chief of Staff for McDonough Advisors.

Genre:Non-Fiction

Roberto Armengol

(Moderator)

Roberto Armengol is a PhD candidate in sociocultural anthropology at the University of Virginia. He is writing his dissertation about markets and inventiveness in everyday life based on two years of field research in Havana.

Genre:Non-Fiction

Andi Arndt

(Moderator)
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Andi Arndt is an audiobook narrator with more than 20 titles available through audible.com. Andi records at her home studio in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Genre:Publishing

Scott Atran

Talking to the Enemy: Faith, Brotherhood, and the (Un)Making of Terrorists
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Scott Atran, author of Talking to the Enemy, is research director at CNRS in Paris, France, visiting professor of psychology/public policy at University of Michigan, presidential scholar at John Jay College, CUNY, and Director of Research/Senior Fellow at ARTIS Research.

Genre:Non-Fiction

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Philip E. Auerswald

The Coming Prosperity: How Entrepreneurs are Transforming the Global Economy
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Philip Auerswald, author of The Coming Prosperity, writes about entrepreneurship, innovation, and global trends. He is a professor at George Mason University, an adviser to the Clinton Global Initiative, and president of the National Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Genre:Non-Fiction

Judy Light Ayyildiz

Forty Thorns
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Judy Light Ayyildiz, author of 10 books including, Forty Thorns; memoir, Nothing but Time; poetry, Mud River, is the recipent Woman of Achievement-Education, Jim Wayne Miller, Gusto Poet Discovery, Nazim Hikmet Prizes; Daughters of Ataturk, Turkish Forum, and 2012 International Book Awards.

Genre:Fiction