Diversity

Bernard Cooper

Award-winning Memoirist, Novelist, and Short Story Writer

Michael Cunningham

Pulitzer Prize-winning Author of The Hours,
Specimen Days
and A Home at the End of the World

Firoozeh Dumas

Bestselling Author of Funny in Farsi:
A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America

& Laughing Without an Accent

Eve Ensler

Writer, Playwright, Activist

Anne Fadiman

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

David Henry Hwang

Playwright, Screenwriter, & Librettist
M. Butterfly, and Chinglish

Tony Kushner

Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright,
Author of Angels in America and Caroline, or Change

Jhumpa Lahiri

Pulitzer Prize-winning Author of Interpreter of Maladies,
The Namesake
and Unaccustomed Earth

Armistead Maupin

Acclaimed Novelist, Author of the Tales of the City Series
and The Night Listener

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

Suzan-Lori Parks

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright, Topdog/Underdog

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

Kay Ryan

United States Poet Laureate (2008-2010)
Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet

Marjane Satrapi

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

Stephen Sondheim

Playwright, Composer, & Lyricist

Amy Tan

Bestselling Author of The Joy Luck Club
and The Valley of Amazement