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Khalisa Rae

Khalisa Rae, author of Ghost in a Black Girl’s Throat, is a poet, queer rights activist, journalist, and educator in Durham, N.C., and a graduate of the Queens University MFA …

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RV Raman

RV Raman is the author of the New York Times Editor’s Choice book A Will to Kill and A Dire Isle, as well as the Inspector Ranade and Inspector Dhruvi …

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Maggie Blackburn

Maggie Blackburn is the author of Once Upon A Seaside Murder. She also writes several mystery series under the name Mollie Cox Bryan. Her books have been selected as finalists …

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Ashley Jones

Ashley M. Jones, author of Reparations Now!, is the Poet Laureate of Alabama, holds an MFA in Poetry from Florida International University, and has also written Magic City Gospel and …

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Michelle Nijhuis

Michelle Nijhuis, author of Beloved Beasts: Fighting for Life in an Age of Extinction, is a project editor at The Atlantic, a contributing editor at High Country News, and an …

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Crystal Wilkinson

Crystal Wilkinson, author of Perfect Black, is the Poet Laureate of Kentucky. She is also the author of The Birds of Opulence, winner of the Ernest J. Gaines Award, and …

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Amita Murray

Amita Murray, author of Arya Winters and the Tiramisu of Death, is based in London, by way of Delhi and California. She’s held writerly residencies with Leverhulme/University College London and …

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Melanie Hatter

Melanie S. Hatter, author of Malawi’s Sisters, is an award-winning author of two novels and one short story collection. Selected by Edwidge Danticat, Malawi’s Sisters won the inaugural Kimbilio National …

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Keisha Bush

Keisha Bush, author of No Heaven For Good Boys, a New York Times Editors’ Choice, was born in Boston. She has received fellowships from the LMCC Workspace Residency, Tyrone Guthrie …

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Yvonne Battle-Felton

Yvonne Battle-Felton, author of Remembered, is an American writer living in the U.K. Her writing has been published in literary journals and anthologies. Remembered, was longlisted for the 2019 Women’s …

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Maia Szalavitz

Maia Szalavitz, author of Undoing Drugs: The Untold Story of Harm Reduction and the Future of Addiction, is an award-winning journalist who specializes in science and health. She is the …