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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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

David George Ball

A Marked Heart
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David Ball, author of A Marked Heart, experienced a childhood in wartime England before coming to America. A graduate of Yale University and Columbia Law School, he became a successful lawyer, executive, and the assistant secretary of labor from 1989 to 1993.

Genre:Non-Fiction

Jake Eliot Balogh

(Moderator)

Jake Balogh is a fourth year at UVa and an intern at the Virginia Festival of the Book.

Genre:Non-Fiction

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Jane Barnes

Falling in Love with Joseph Smith: My Search for the Real Prophet
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Jane Barnes, author of Falling in Love with Joseph Smith: My Search for the Real Prophet, has published novels, stories, and personal essays. She has written documentaries for American Experience, American Masters, and Frontline.

Genre:Non-Fiction

Stacy Bass

In the Garden
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Stacy Bass, author of In the Garden, is a fine art and editorial photographer specializing in gardens and interiors. In the Garden was released in May 2012 to excellent reviews. It quickly became a best seller.

Genre:Non-Fiction

David Bearinger

(Moderator)

David Bearinger is the Director of Grants and Community Programs at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.

Genre:Non-Fiction

Tim Beatley

Biophilic Cities: Integrating Nature Into Urban Planning and Design
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Tim Beatley is the author of Green Cities of Europe, and Biophilic Cities. Beatley is the Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities at the University of Virginia, where he has taught for the last 25 years.

Genre:Non-Fiction

Stefan Downey Bechtel

Mr. Hornaday's War: How A Peculiar Victorian Zookeeper Waged A Lonely Crusade For Wildlife That Changed The World
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Stefan Bechtel, author of Mr. Hornaday's War, has written ten books that have sold more than two million copies and been translated into ten languages. He is a founding editor of Men's Health magazine.

Genre:Non-Fiction

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Nancy Greyson Beckerman

Out of Time: One Couple's Journey Through Cancer
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Nancy Greyson Beckerman, author of Out of Time: One Couple's Journey Through Cancer, is a mother, teacher, artist, swimmer, student of karate, museum docent, caregiver, and medical office manager. This journal records her husband's battle with cancer.

Genre:Non-Fiction

Art Beltrone

(Moderator)
Vietnam Graffiti: Messages from a Forgotten Troopship

Art Beltrone and his wife Lee are founders of the Vietnam Graffiti Project, in partnership with the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.

Genre:Non-Fiction

Lee Beltrone

Brown's Cove Poems Along Doyle's River
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Lee Beltrone, photographer of Brown's Cove Poems Along Doyle's River with poet Mary Helen Detmer, has illustrated two other books: A Wartime Log and Vietnam Graffiti: Messages from a Forgotten Troopship.

Genre:Non-Fiction

Sue Berres

(Moderator)

Sue Berres organizes the Bus Lines Community Poetry reading each year. She works with Tell Me About It Tours, and in real life, she is an Occupational Therapist at the Kluge Children's Rehabilitation Center.

Genre:Non-Fiction

Sara Bon-Harper

(Moderator)

Dr. Sara Bon-Harper has been Executive Director of Ash Lawn-Highland since September 2012. She was formerly the Research Manager of the Monticello Archaeology Department.

Genre:Non-Fiction

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Christopher Bonastia

Southern Stalemate: Five Years without Public Education in Prince Edward County, Virginia
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Christopher Bonastia, author of Southern Stalemate: Five Years without Public Education in Prince Edward County, Virginia, is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Lehman College and the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center.

Genre:Non-Fiction

Bruce Boucher

Andrea Palladio: The Architect in His Time
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Bruce Boucher is the Director of the Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia. An art historian by training, he is the author of numerous works on Italian art and architecture.

Genre:Non-Fiction

David Braun

National Geographic Tales of the Weird

David Braun, author of National Geographic Tales of the Weird, has been a journalist for 35 years and is editor-in-chief of nationalgeographic.com's Daily News, Environment and Science content.

Genre:Non-Fiction

Tico Braun

(Moderator)
The Assassination of Gaitán

Tico Braun is an Associate Professor and the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the History Department at UVa. He is the author of The Assassination of Gaitán and Our Guerrillas, Our Sidewalks.

Genre:Non-Fiction

Vikki Bravo

(Moderator)

Vikki Bravo has been an oncology social worker since 1977, working at the UVA Cancer Center since 1997. She received in a Master's Degree in Social Work from Boston University in 1975.

Genre:Non-Fiction

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Douglas Brinkley is the author of Cronkite, The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America and more than 20 other titles. He is a professor of history at Rice University and fellow at the James Baker Institute for Public Policy.

Genre:Non-Fiction

Rick Britton

(Moderator)

Rick Britton is a Charlottesville-based author, historian, and cartographer. Having published more than 200 essays and articles, he is a frequent lecturer, radio commentator, and battlefield tour guide.

Genre:Non-Fiction

Sibylla Brodzinsky

Throwing Stones at the Moon: Narratives of Colombians Displaced by Violence
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Sibylla Brodzinsky, co-editor with Max Schoening of Throwing Stones at the Moon: Narratives of Colombians Displaced by Violence, is a Bogota-based journalist who has covered Latin America for more than two decades.

Genre:Non-Fiction

Jim Bundy

Words Along the Way: Sermons for Sojourners
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Jim Bundy, author of Words Along the Way: Sermons for Sojourners, is a retired minister and college teacher living in Charlottesville, Virginia. After 35 years in Chicago, he served as pastor of Sojourners United Church of Christ in Charlottesville from 2000 to 2010.

Genre:Non-Fiction