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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

author of Purple Hibiscus

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie grew up in Nigeria. Her work has been translated into thirty languages. Her first novel, Purple Hibiscus…, published by Algonquin in 2003, won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the Hurston/Wright Legacy

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Julia Alvarez

author of A Wedding in Haiti

Julia Alvarez left the Dominican Republic for the United States in 1960 at the age of ten. She is the author of six novels, two books of nonfiction, three collections of poetry, and eight books…

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Krista Bremer

author of My Accidental Jihad

Krista Bremer is the associate publisher of The Sun …and the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation award. Her essay on which this book is based, “My Accidental Jihad,” received a Pushcart Prize. Her essays

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Gina Frangello

author of A Life in Men

Gina Frangello is the author of three books of fiction: A Life in Men (Algonquin 2014), which was a book club selection for NYLON magazine, The Rumpus and The Nervous Breakdown; Slut Lullabies… (Emergency Press 

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Ari L. Goldman

author of The Late Starters Orchestra

Former New York Times reporter Ari L. Goldman is the author of three previous books, including the bestseller The Search for God at Harvard…. He teaches at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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David & Joe Henry

David Henry is a screenwriter, and his brother Joe Henry is a songwriter/singer as well as a music producer. They first discovered Richard Pryor when they were young, becoming instant fans, and then later they…

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Margaret Klaw

author of Keeping It Civil

Margaret Klaw is a founding partner of Berner Klaw & Watson, a family law firm in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Named by Martindale-Hubbell as a “Preeminent Woman Lawyer,” she has been recognized as a Pennsylvania “Super Lawyer”…

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Jill McCorkle

author of Crash Diet

Jill McCorkle has the distinction of having her first two novels published on the same day in 1984. Since then she has published three other novels—her latest, Life After Life coming March 2013—and four collections…

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Susan Nussbaum

author of Good Kings Bad Kings

Susan Nussbaum’s plays have been widely produced. Her play Mishuganismo is included in the anthology Staring Back: The Disability Experience from the Inside Out. In 2008 she was cited by the Utne Reader as one…

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Yoko Ono

author of Acorn

Yoko Ono is an artist and political activist known for her work in avant-garde art, music, and filmmaking. She has received numerous awards, including the prestigious Hiroshima Art Prize for her dedication to peace activism.…

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