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Leni Zumas, author of the novel Red Clocks and Farewell Navigator: Stories 
Paul Lisicky, author of the memoir, The Narrow Door
Jennifer Change and Hank Rossouw, poets
Mary-Rose Papandrea, legal scholar
Norman Doidge, neuroscientist
Andrea Lawlor, author of the novel Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl
Bahman Maghsoudlou, documentary filmmaker
Jericho Brown, poet and writer of poetry anthology The Tradition


Amy Gajda, author of The First Amendment Bubble: How Privacy and Paparazzi Threaten a Free Press
Richard Fish, author of The Blind Musician
Sam Sax, poet, Madness
Fiona McFarlane, author of The Night Guest
Natalie Diaz, author of When My Brother Was an Aztec
Tarfia Faizullah, poet, Seam
Antonio Ruiz Camacho, journalist and fiction writer
Kareem Abdulrahman, translator and Kurdish affairs analyst
Brent Iverson, Dean of School of Undergraduate Studies
Sarah Manguso, writer and poet
Jeff VanderMeer, author, editor, and literary critic


Erin Thompson, writer
Kazim Ali, poet, essayist and fiction writer
Dorit Rabinyan, novelist and screenwriter


Noelle Kolcot, Poet
Max Porter, Novelist 
Nadine Strossen, Constitutional scholar 
Eula Biss, Essayist   


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Chang-Rae Lee, Novelist
Anthony Doerr, Author
Dona Schwartz, Julie Blackmon & Cori Pepelnjak, Photographers
Part Parker & Rita DeWitt, Creative Collaborators


Sam Tanehause, editor of the New York Times Book Review
Stuart Schoffman, Former Anti-Defamation League Fellow in Jerusalem
Buzz Bissinger, author of Friday Night Lights
Paul Lisicky, novelist, memoirist and poet
Stephen Scobie, Poet
Robert Schenkkan, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Author
Russell Banks, Author


Philip Gourevitch, Author
Salvador Plascencia, Novelist
Adam Gopnik, Author


Elva Treviño Hart, author of memoir Barefoot Heart: Stories of a Migrant Child
Alison Bechdel, author of the graphic novel Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
Patricia Smith, Poet
Mark Richard, Author
Anne Fadiman, Author


Scott McCloud, Comic Book Author
Dominic Smith, Novelist
Jason Schneiderman, Poet
Yvette Christianse, Novelist and Poet
Stuart Schoffman, Journalist
Colum McCann, Author
Tony D'Souza, Novelist
C.K. Williams, Pulitzer Prize winning Poet
Anne Waldman, Poet


Howard Norman, Author
Alice Notley, Poet
Corinne Lee and Hoa Nguyen, Poets
Barry Lopez, Author
Mary Karr, Author
Barbara Ras, Poet
Lawrence Wright, Journalist
James H. Jones, Biographer
Aminatta Forna, Author and Journalist
Stanley Crawford, Novelist
Jason Schneiderman, Poet
Mary Karr, Memoirist
Barry Lopez, Author

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