Trita Parsi, author of Losing an Enemy, is the 2010 recipient of the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order.
Bethanne Patrick, one of Flavorwire’s “35 Writers Who Run The Literary Internet,” is an author and book reviewer based in Northern Virginia. The editor of The Books That Changed My Life, she is working on a memoir for The Counterpoint Press.
Keith Payne, author of The Broken Ladder: How Inequality Changes the Way We Think, Live, and Die, is a professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a leading scholar of the human costs of economic inequality.
Caitriona Perry, author of In America, is a broadcast journalist. She is currently the Washington Correspondent for Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTE), the national public broadcaster of Ireland, and reports on radio, television, and online. This is her first book.
Tom Pich, co-author of Folk Masters, has traveled across America for the past twenty-five years photographing extraordinary people in their homes, workshops, and during performances, creating iconic images in America’s landscape.
Andrea Pitzer, author of One Long Night: A Global History of Concentration Camps, has visited Guantanamo twice, and writes about humanity’s tendency not to learn from or remember the past.
Barbara Pleasant, author of Homegrown Pantry, has written books and magazine articles on topics ranging from compost to houseplants. Her work has won multiple awards from the Garden Writers Association. She lives in Floyd, Va.
Jared Pool is a multi-instrumentalist based in Richmond, Va. He performs with the Legendary Ingramettes, the Sherman Holmes Project, Larry Keel, and many other bluegrass, gospel, and rock ‘n’ roll groups throughout Virginia.