Esi Edugyan

Washington Black

Esi Edugyan is author of Washington Black, The Second Life of Samuel Tyne, and Half-Blood Blues, which won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize, the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and the Orange Prize. She lives in Victoria, B.C.

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Cai Emmons

Weather Woman

Cai Emmons is the author of Weather Woman and two other novels, The Stylist and His Mother’s Son. She was a playwright and screenwriter before turning to fiction. She teaches creative writing at the University of Oregon.

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Talley English


Talley English, author of Horse, grew up in Virginia, where she rode horses with her family. Talley feels that a connection with a horse is like a mirror for one’s own heart. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, with her daughter and some pets.

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