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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Featured Author : Helen Oyeyemi

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Helen Oyeyemi

About the Author

Helen Oyeyemi is the author of five novels, most recently White Is for Witching, which won a 2010 Somerset Maugham Award, and Mr. Fox, which won a 2012 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. In 2013, she was named one of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists. She lives in Prague.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Featured Author: Claire Vaye Watkins

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Claire Vaye Watkins

About the Author

Claire Vaye Watkins is the author of the award-winning Battleborn. Her work has appeared in Granta, The Paris Review, Hobart, One Story, and Ploughshares. She is an assistant professor at Bucknell University and in 2012 was named one of the National Book Foundation’s "5 Under 35" fiction writers.

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Featured Author : Chang-rae Lee

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Chang-rae Lee

About the Author

Chang-rae Lee is the author of the forthcoming novel On a Full Sea. He is also the author of Native Speaker, winner of the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for first fiction, A Gesture Life, Aloft, and The Surrendered. He teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Princeton University.

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Featured Author: Laura Moriarty

Laura Moriarty

About the Author

Laura Moriarty is the author of The Center of EverythingThe Rest of Her Life, and While I’m Falling.  She lives in Lawrence, Kansas.

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Friday, May 06, 2011

Featured Author : Jon Ronson

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Jon Ronson

About the Author

JON RONSON is a writer and documentary filmmaker. His latest book, The Psychopath Test is a New York Times bestseller. His books Them: Adventures with Extremists and The Men Who Stare at Goats were both international bestsellers. The Men Who Stare at Goats was made into a major motion picture in 2009, starring George Clooney. Ronson lives in London.

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Monday, November 08, 2010

Featured Author: Julie Klam

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Julie Klam

About the Author  

Julie Klam grew up in Bedford, New York. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller You Had Me at Woof, as well as the memoirs, Friendkeeping, You Had Me at Woof, Love at First Bark and Please Excuse my Daughter. She has written for such publications as O: The Oprah Magazine, Rolling Stone, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, and The New York Times Magazine and for the VH1 television show Pop-Up Video, where she earned an Emmy nomination. She lives in Manhattan.

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Featured Author: Khaled Hosseini

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Khaled Hosseini

About the Author

Khaled Hosseini is the author of the New York Times bestselling And the Mountains Echoed. With more than ten million copies sold in the United States of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, and more than thirty-eight million copies sold worldwide in more than seventy countries, Khaled Hosseini is one of most widely read and beloved novelists in the entire world. The Kite Runner spent 103 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and A Thousand Splendid Suns debuted as a #1 New York Times bestseller, remaining in the #1 spot for fifteen weeks, and spending nearly an entire year on the bestseller list. Hosseini is a Goodwill Envoy to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the UN Refugee Agency, and the founder of The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, a nonprofit which provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.

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Thursday, October 07, 2010

Featured Author: Steven Johnson

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Steven Johnson

About the Author
Steven Johnson is the author of the bestsellers The Invention of Air, The Ghost MapEverything Bad Is Good for You and Mind Wide Open: Your Brain and the Neuroscience of Everyday Life, as well as Emergence and Interface Culture. He is the founder of a variety of influential websites--most recently, outside.in--and writes for Time, Wired, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.

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Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Featured Author : Ann Brashares

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Ann Brashares

About the Author
Ann Brashares is the author of the New York Times-bestselling young adult novels The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Second Summer of the Sisterhood, Girls in Pants, and Forever in Blue, and the New York Times–bestselling adult novel The Last Summer (of You and Me).

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Monday, May 03, 2010

Featured Author : Jean Kwok

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Jean Kwok

About the Author
Jean Kwok was born in Hong Kong and immigrated to Brooklyn as a child, where she worked with her family in a sweatshop. She received her bachelor’s degree from Harvard and completed an MFA in Fiction at Columbia.

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