Eben Alexander, co-author of Living in a Mindful Universe, was an academic neurosurgeon for more than twenty-five years, including at Harvard Medical School. His previous books include the New York Times bestseller Proof of Heaven and The Map of Heaven.
Rabbi Daniel Alexander, author of Seeking the Way, became rabbi emeritus in 2017 after serving as senior rabbi for 28 years at Congregation Beth Israel in Charlottesville, Va.
Cathy Alter, author of Crush: Writer’s Reflect on Love, Longing & the Lasting Power of Their First Celebrity Crush, has appeared in the Washington Post, Washingtonian, TheAtlantic.com, the New York Times, and O, The Oprah Magazine. She is also the author of Virgin Territory and Up for Renewal.
Jason Altmire, author of Dead Center, served three terms in the United States House of Representatives from 2007–2013, during which time he was a bipartisan centrist rated to have had the most centrist voting record in the entire U.S. Congress.
Sally Atkins, co-author of Nature-Based Expressive Arts Therapy, is a poet, psychotherapist, professor of expressive arts at the European Graduate School in Switzerland, and professor emerita and founding coordinator of expressive arts at Appalachian State University.
Edward L. Ayers, author of The Thin Light of Freedom, is a recipient of the National Humanities Medal from President Obama, and is the Tucker-Boatwright Professor of the Humanities and president emeritus at the University of Richmond.