Creative Non-Fiction

Jad Abumrad

Russell Banks

Acclaimed Author of Affliction, The Sweet Hereafter and Lost Memory of Skin

Michael Chabon

Pulitzer Prize-winning Novelist, Author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, and The Yiddish Policemen's Union  

Bernard Cooper

Award-winning Memoirist, Novelist, and Short Story Writer

Firoozeh Dumas

New York Times Bestselling Author of Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America & Laughing Without an Accent

Timothy Egan

National Book Award-winning Author of The Worst Hard Time and Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher

Anne Fadiman

Award-winning Writer, Essayist, Editor, and Author of The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

Jonathan Franzen

Award-winning Novelist, The Corrections & Freedom

Alexandra Fuller

Award-winning Author Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight and Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness

Neil Gaiman

Bestselling and Award-winning Author.

Ina Garten

Author of the Barefoot Contessa Books & Television Host

Ira Glass

Radio Producer and Host, This American Life

Terry Gross

Award-winning Host and Co-Executive Producer of National Public Radio’s Fresh Air

Miranda July

Filmmaker, Artist & Writer

Elizabeth Kolbert

Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist and Author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe & The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

Anne Lamott

Bestselling Author of Bird by Bird, Operating Instructions, and Stitches; A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair

Jaron Lanier

Scientist, Musician, Artist & Author of Who Owns the Future?

Erik Larson

Award-winning Author of The Devil in the White City &  In The Garden of Beasts

Fran Lebowitz

Author, Journalist & Social Observer

Barry Lopez

National Book Award Winner, Author of Arctic Dreams and Resistance

Frances Mayes

Bestselling Author of Under the Tuscan Sun and A Year in the World

Daniel Mendelsohn

Award-winning Essayist, Critic, and Author of The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million & Waiting for the Barbarians

Anchee Min

Bestselling Memoirist and Novelist, Author of Red Azalea, Becoming Madame Mao and The Cooked Seed: A Memoir

Azar Nafisi

Iranian-American Bestselling Author Reading Lolita in Tehran and Things I've Been Silent About

Kathleen Norris

Bestselling Essayist on the Spiritual Life: Dakota, The Cloister Walk, Amazing Grace, and Acedia & Me

Michael Pollan

Bestselling Author & Journalist In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto & Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation

Frank Rich

Author & Journalist, Featured Essayist for New York Magazine

Luis J. Rodriguez

Award-winning Poet, Activist, and Bestselling Author Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A. and It Calls You Back

Dr. Robert M. Sapolsky

Science and Nature Writer, Biologist,Neuroscientist, and Stress Expert

Marjane Satrapi

Bestselling Artist/Illustrator and Filmmaker, Author of Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood

Orville Schell

Author and Journalist, Expert on China and Tibet

Eric Schlosser

Bestselling Author of Command and Control and Fast Food Nation

David Sedaris

NPR Humorist and Bestselling Author of Naked, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim and Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls

Sarah Vowell

Bestselling Author of The Wordy Shipmates & Assassination Vacation

Chris Ware

Award-winning Cartoonist and Author, Author of Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth & Building Stories

Terry Tempest Williams

Conservationist, Advocate for Free Speech, Author of Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family & Place and Finding Beauty in a Broken World