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Photo copyright 2014 Sharona Jacobs Photography.

Big Read author and 2006 NEA Literature Fellow

Pretty Monsters combines the ordinary and the magical—with flair.


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Photo by Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Chef, restaurateur, and author

Creating new flavors with traditional food.


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Photo by SweetLips Photography

Award-winning orchestrator and music director

Alex Lacamoire  on bringing Hamilton and In the Heights to life on the stage.


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Photo courtesy of Adriana Sananes

Actor and Narrator

Moving between Spanish and English on stage and on the page.


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Photo by Steve Wewerka

Ash/Sweetgrass Basketmaker and 2016 National Heritage Fellow

Bringing an ancient art form into the 21st century.


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 Photo: Courtesy of author

Author and NEA Literature Fellow

No one tells stories embedded in Southern Appalachia with more grit or more beauty.


Mike Vlahovich

Photo by Edwin Remsburg, courtesy of MSAC

Master Shipwright & 2016 National Heritage Fellow

Restoring wooden boats and keeping alive the culture of the working waterfront.


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Courtesy of The Earl Mosley Institute of the Arts

Dancer, Teacher and Choreographer

The Earl Mosley Institute of the Arts uses dance to create a community of young men

NEA Translation Fellow and Author

Michael Berry reflects on the art of translating Yu Hua’s influential novel and new Big Read title To Live into English


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Photo courtesy of Joe Standart

Photographer and Public Artist

Using empty storefront windows as his gallery, Standart exhibits “WE ARE- A Nation of Immigrants” in the heart of New London, CT.


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Photo by Benedetto DiGirolamo

Creator and Host of the television series Bare Feet

As host of the Emmy Award-winning series, Mickela Mallozzi travels the world learning the traditional dances and music of each place she visits.


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Courtesy of Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.

The Upright Citizens' Brigade Theatre

Pushing the boundaries of improvisation.

Executive Artistic Director of Story District

Everyone has a story; Story District helps tell it.


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Photos Courtesy of Shirley Road Productions

Documentary Filmmaker and NEA Grantee

Black Ballerina looks at different generations of dancers, but is it the same story?

Author and 2004 NEA Literature Fellow

Justin Cronin brings his post-apocalyptic Passage trilogy to a close with The City of Mirrors.