Award-winning children’s and young adult writer

Opens up worlds of complications and riches.


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The National Book Award winner talks about Julia Alvarez, Oscar Wao, and the wonder of reading.


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Award-winning novelist

Welcome to Braggsville: A madcap and tragic satire that unpacks attitudes about race

Photographer and author

Her book Balancing Acts takes us backstage with dancers who are mothers.


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Science fiction writer, blogger, and advocate

The prolific award-winning novelist talks about sci-fi and technology


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Poet, editor and literary historian

Kim Roberts brings a poet’s eye to The Scientific Method


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Poet and POL judge

His collection Trespass shines a light in dark places


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2014 National Book Award Recipient

With Another Brooklyn, acclaimed children’s author Jacqueline Woodson creates an adult novel that reads like poetry


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Author and moderator of Face the Nation Dickerson’s book  Whistlestop is a witty rollicking tour of presidential campaign history


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Author, Crime Fiction

With her character Lou Norton, Hall creates one of the few African American female detectives.