Speakers

Daniel Fairley, II

Daniel Fairley, II currently serves as a youth opportunity coordinator for the City of Charlottesville. He is dedicated to increasing high school graduation rates and employment opportunities for young African Americans males in the city. He also serves as a mentor for 100 Black Men of Central Virginia.

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Mark Fallon

Unjustifiable Means: The Inside Story of How the CIA, Pentagon, and US Government Conspired to Torture

Mark Fallon, author of Unjustifiable Means: The Inside Story of How the CIA, Pentagon and US Government Conspired to Torture, is an international security consultant, having served as the NCIS deputy assistant director, DHS senior executive and special agent-in-charge of an al-Qaeda task force.

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John Farrell

Richard Nixon: The Life

John A. Farrell, author of Richard Nixon: The Life, has also written biographies of Clarence Darrow and Speaker Thomas “Tip” O’Neill. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and worked as White House correspondent, Spotlight reporter and Washington editor for the Boston Globe.

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Roben Farzad

Hotel Scarface: Where Cocaine Cowboys Partied and Plotted to Control Miami

Roben Farzad, author of Hotel Scarface: Where Cocaine Cowboys Partied and Plotted to Control Miami, hosts the radio show Full Disclosure on NPR One and is a special correspondent for PBS NewsHour. Born in Iran, he now lives in Virginia with his wife and children.

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Lyndsay Faye

The Whole Art of Detection: Lost Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes

Lyndsay Faye, author of The Whole Art of Detection: Lost Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes and Jane Steele (2017 Edgar nominee for Best Novel), has written four other critically acclaimed books: Dust and Shadow, The Gods of Gotham (2013 Edgar nominee for Best Novel), Seven for a Secret, and The Fatal Flame. Faye lives in New York City with her husband, Gabriel.

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Corinne Field

Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women

Corinne Field, author of The Struggle for Equal Adulthood: Gender, Race, Age, and the Fight for Citizenship in Antebellum America and co-editor of Age in America: Colonial Era to the Present. She is a lecturer in History and Women, Gender & Sexuality at UVA.

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Doug Fine

Hemp Bound: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Next Agricultural Revolution

Doug Fine, author of Hemp Bound, Too High to Fail, and Farewell, My Subaru, is a regenerative goat rancher, hemp farmer, and homeschooling father. He has testified before the United Nations and appeared on CNN and The Tonight Show, and he is a regular contributor to NPR.

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Brendan Fitzgerald

Brendan Fitzgerald is an associate editor at Columbia Journalism Review. His writing has appeared at Literary Hub, Montana Public Radio, and The Morning News, where he wrote the “Press Pause” column. He spent six years as an editor at C-VILLE Weekly.

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Elizabeth Flock

The Heart is a Shifting Sea: Love and Marriage in Mumbai

Elizabeth Flock, author of The Heart is a Shifting Sea, began her career as an investigative reporter in Mumbai. She now works as a reporter for PBS Newshour. Her work has been published in U.S. News & World Report, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, the New York Times, Atlantic, and more.

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Susan Fraiman

Extreme Domesticity: A View from the Margins

Susan Fraiman, author of Extreme Domesticity, is professor of English at the University of Virginia. Her other publications include Cool Men and the Second Sex and Unbecoming Women.

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Howard French

Everything Under the Heavens: How the Past Helps Shape China's Push for Global Power

Howard French, author of Everything Under the Heavens, teaches at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He is also the author of A Continent for the Taking and China’s Second Continent.

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Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes

The Sleeping World

Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes, author of The Sleeping World, is Cuban-American and grew up in Wisconsin. She holds a BA from Brown University and an MFA from the University of Colorado. She is an assistant professor of Creative Writing at the University of Maryland.

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