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

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

Anne Lamott

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

Fran Lebowitz

Author, Journalist & Social Observer

Frances Mayes

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

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

Naomi Shihab Nye

Award-winning Palestinian-American Poet,
Writer, Anthologist, and Educator

Joyce Carol Oates

National Book-Award Winning Novelist, Poet, Playwright and Essayist

Michael Ondaatje

Bestselling & Award-winning Author of
The English Patient, Running in the Family & The Cat’s Table

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

Mark Salzman

Acclaimed Author of Iron & Silk, Lying Awake,
and True Notebooks

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

David Sedaris

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

Scott Simon

Host, Weekend Edition Saturday on NPR
and Need to Know on PBS, Writer & Novelist

Art Spiegelman

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