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

Bernard Cooper

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Anne Fadiman

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Jonathan Franzen

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Alexandra Fuller

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Anne Lamott

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Fran Lebowitz

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Frances Mayes

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Anchee Min

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Azar Nafisi

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Kathleen Norris

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Naomi Shihab Nye

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Joyce Carol Oates

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

Michael Ondaatje

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Michael Pollan

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Frank Rich

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Luis J. Rodriguez

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Mark Salzman

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Dr. Robert M. Sapolsky

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

Marjane Satrapi

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David Sedaris

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Art Spiegelman

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