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Rabih Alameddine

Rabih Alameddine is the author of the novels The Wrong End of the Telescope, The Angel of History, An Unnecessary Woman, The Hakawati, I, the Divine, Koolaids, and the story collection, The Perv. In 2019, …

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Christopher Ali

Christopher Ali, author of Farm Fresh Broadband: The Politics of Rural Connectivity is an associate professor in the Department of Media Studies at the University of Virginia. His work focuses …

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Eloisa Amezcua

Eloisa Amezcua is from Arizona. Her debut collection, From the Inside Quietly, is the inaugural winner of the Shelterbelt Poetry Prize selected by Ada Limón. A MacDowell fellow, her second …

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Yasmin Angoe

Yasmin Angoe, author of Her Name is Knight, is a first-generation Ghanaian American who grew up in two cultural worlds. She received the 2020 Eleanor Taylor Bland Award for Emerging …

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Ryka Aoki

Ryka Aoki, author of Light From Uncommon Stars, is a poet, composer, teacher, and novelist whose books include He Mele a Hilo and two Lambda Award finalists, Seasonal Velocities and …

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Danielle Badra

Danielle Badra, author of Like We Still Speak, winner of the 2021 Etel Adnan Poetry Prize, received her MFA in poetry from George Mason University. Her poems have appeared in …

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Jan Beatty

Jan Beatty, author of American Bastard, has also written six other works including The Body Wars, and Jackknife: New and Collected Poems, winner of the 2018 Paterson Prize and named …

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Ruth Behar

Ruth Behar, author of Letters from Cuba and Tía Fortuna’s New Home, was born in Havana, Cuba, and grew up in New York. She was the first Latina to win …

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Anisha Bhatia

Due to unanticipated circumstances, Anisha Bhatia regrets that she is no longer able to take part in the 2022 Festival. Anisha Bhatia, author of The Rules of Arrangement, was born …

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Tasha Birckhead

Tasha Birckhead is a native of Charlottesville, and holds an MLIS from Florida State University along with a certification in Youth Services. She is currently the Supervising Children’s Librarian of …

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Elizabeth Birdsall

Elizabeth Birdsall is an independent researcher with broad interests in the various ways we build, maintain, and disrupt family bonds. Her current work asks how children navigate, contest, and (re)produce …

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Jamelle Bouie

Jamelle Bouie is a columnist for the New York Times Opinion section.

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