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

Roz Chast

New Yorker Cartoonist “Theories of Everything: An Evening of Images & Conversation With New Yorker Cartoonist, Roz Chast” author of Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?

Neil Gaiman

Bestselling and Award-winning Author.

Ira Glass

Radio Producer and Host, This American Life

Louise Glück

United States Poet Laureate (2003–2004) Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

Terry Gross

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

Daniel Handler

Bestselling Author, (A.K.A Lemony Snicket)

Tony Kushner

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

Fran Lebowitz

Author, Journalist & Social Observer

Daniel Mendelsohn

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

Robert Pinsky

United States Poet Laureate (1997–2000) Translator, Essayist, and Teacher

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

Dr. Robert M. Sapolsky

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

Eric Schlosser

Bestselling Author of Command and Control and Fast Food Nation

Alice Sebold

Bestselling Memoirist & Novelist, Author of Lucky, The Lovely Bones and The Almost Moon

Stephen Sondheim

Playwright, Composer, & Lyricist

Art Spiegelman

Pulitzer Prize-winning Artist/Illustrator, Author of MAUS, In the Shadow of No Towers, & Breakdowns