Yusef Salaam is the inspirational speaker and prison abolitionist, who, at age fourteen was one of the five teenage boys wrongly convicted in the Central Park jogger case. In 1997, he left prison as an adult to a world he didn’t fully recognize or understand and in 2002 he was exonerated for the crime he […]
Patrick Ness is the author of ten previous novels and a short story collection. He won the Carnegie Medal, the highest award for children’s books in the UK, twice in a row for Monsters of Men and the #1 New York Times bestselling novel A Monster Calls, which was also released as a motion picture with a screenplay by Patrick himself. Born […]
Meg Rosoff grew up in Boston, Massachusetts, and moved to London in 1989. She attended Harvard University and St. Martin’s College of Art. Her first novel, How I Live Now, sold nearly one million copies, won the Printz Award and the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, and was shortlisted for the Orange Award for New Writers […]
Meg Remy is a multi-disciplinary artist and performer. Originally from Illinois, she is established as one of the most acclaimed songwriters to emerge from Toronto’s underground music scene where she currently lives. Primarily known as the creative force behind U.S. Girls, her celebrated discography includes three Polaris Prize shortlisted albums: Half Free, In A Poem […]
Pablo Leon is an artist and designer whose clients include Warner Brothers Animation, OddBot Inc, Puny Entertainment, Bento Box Entertainment, and more. His original comic story The Journey, about the true accounts of people migrating from Latin America to the US, was a 2019 Eisner Award nominee. He lives in Los Angeles, California.
Justin A. Reynolds
Justin A. Reynolds has always wanted to be a writer. Opposite of Always, his debut novel, was a School Library Journal Best Book, has been translated in 17 languages, and is being developed for film with Paramount Players. Miles Morales: Shock Waves is his first graphic novel. He hangs out in northeast Ohio with his family. You can find him […]
Brian Selznick‘s books have garnered countless accolades worldwide and have been translated into more than 35 languages. He is the Caldecott Medal-winning creator of the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Invention of Hugo Cabret, adapted into Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-winning movie Hugo and Wonderstruck, adapted into the eponymous movie by celebrated filmmaker Todd Haynes, with […]
Walter Mosley is one of America’s most celebrated and beloved writers. A Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America, he has won numerous awards, including the Anisfield-Wolf Award, a Grammy, a PEN USA’s Lifetime Achievement Award and several NAACP Image Awards. His books have been translated into more than 20 languages. His short fiction […]
Louis Menand is professor of English at Harvard University and a staff writer at The New Yorker. His books include The Metaphysical Club, which won the Pulitzer Prize in history and the Francis Parkman Prize from the Society of American Historians. In 2016, he was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama.
Ann Goldstein is a celebrated translator of Italian and long-time chief of the copy department at The New Yorker. She has translated into English all of Elena Ferrante’s books, including the New York Times bestseller, The Story of the Lost Child, which was shortlisted for the MAN Booker International Prize. She has been honored with a […]
Alexandra Morton is a field biologist and activist, who has done groundbreaking research on the damaging impact of ocean-based salmon farming on the coast of British Columbia. In 1984, she moved to the remote British Columbia coast and found herself at the heart of a long fight to protect the wild salmon that are the […]
LeUyen Pham worked in animation before turning to children’s books. She has illustrated and written more than 80 books and in 2020, she won a Caldecott Honor for her illustrations in the book Bear Came Along. Her previous book, Outside, Inside is a moving picture book celebrating essential workers and the community coming together to face the challenges of the global COVID-19 pandemic. […]
Lucy Ellmann has written seven novels, including Sweet Desserts, winner of the Guardian Fiction Prize and Ducks, Newburyport, winner of the Goldsmiths Prize and James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and an illustrated book for adults, called Tom the Obscure. Things are Against Us is her first essay collection.
Lisa Taddeo is the author of Three Women. She has contributed to The New York Times, New York, Esquire, Elle, Glamour and many other publications. Her nonfiction has been included in the anthologies Best American Political Writing and Best American Sports Writing and her short stories have won two Pushcart Prizes. She lives with her […]
Laird Hunt is the author of eight novels, a collection of stories, and two book-length translations from the French. He has been a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and won the Anisfield-Wolf Award for Fiction, the Grand Prix de Litterature Americaine and Italy’s Bridge prize. His reviews and essays have been published in […]
Kevin Sylvester is an award-winning writer, illustrator, reporter, radio sports host, producer and documentary maker. He writes and illustrates everything from picture books to murder mysteries, science fiction to books on sports and financial literacy. His books include the bestselling Mucus Mayhem in the The Almost Epic Squad series, the MiNRS and Neil Flambé series, […]
Richard Powers is the author of twelve novels. His most recent, The Overstory, won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction and the 2020 American Academy of Arts and Letters’ William Dean Howells Medal for the most distinguished American work of fiction published in the last five years, and was a finalist for the Booker Prize. […]
Bryan Doerries is a New York-based writer, director, and translator who currently serves as Artistic Director of Theater of War Productions, a company that presents dramatic readings of seminal plays and texts to frame community conversations about pressing issues of public health and social justice. A self-described evangelist for ancient stories and their relevance to […]
Lauren Francis-Sharma is also the author of the critically acclaimed novel ’Til the Well Runs Dry, a Black Caucus of the American Library Association honoree and shortlisted for the William Saroyan International Prize. She resides near Washington, DC, with her husband and two children and is the Assistant Director of Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference at Middlebury […]
Kyle Harper is a professor of classics and letters at the University of Oklahoma. His books include The Fate of Rome: Climate, Disease, and the End of an Empire (Princeton) and From Shame to Sin: The Christian Transformation of Sexual Morality in Late Antiquity. He lives in Moore, Oklahoma. Visit Kyle Harper online at kyleharper.net […]
Nicola Yoon is the author of Everything, Everything, an instant New York Times bestseller, making her the first Black woman to hit #1 on the New York Times Young Adult list. She is also the author of The Sun Is Also a Star, which also hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and […]
Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock was born and raised in Alaska. She worked for many years commercial fishing with her family and as a public radio reporter all over the state. Her debut novel, The Smell of Other People’s Houses, was a William C. Morris Award Finalist and was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. She currently lives and writes in […]