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Jordan Ifueko

Jordan Ifueko, author of Raybearer, is a Nigerian American writer who grew up eating fried plantains while reading comic books under a blanket fort. She now lives in Los Angeles …

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Diane Zinna

Diane Zinna, author of The All-Night Sun, created the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Writer to Writer Mentorship Program and taught creative writing for ten years in the …

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Sadeqa Johnson

Sadeqa Johnson, author of Yellow Wife, has been honored with the National Book Club Award, the Phillis Wheatley Book Award, and the USA Best Book Award for Best Fiction. She …

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Zeyn Joukhadar

Zeyn Joukhadar, author of The Thirty Names of Night, is also the author of the novel The Map of Salt and Stars. He is a member of the Radius of Arab American Writers (RAWI). …

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Zak Salih

Zak Salih, author of Let’s Get Back to the Party, lives in Washington, D.C. His writing has appeared in Crazyhorse, The Chattahoochee Review, The Millions, The Rumpus, and other publications. …

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Te-Ping Chen

Te-Ping Chen, author of Land of Big Numbers: Stories, has work published in or forthcoming from The New Yorker, Granta, Guernica, Tin House, and The Atlantic. A reporter with The …

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John Lanchester

John Lanchester, author of Reality and Other Stories, is also author of the novels The Debt to Pleasure, Capital, and The Wall, and a regular contributor to the London Review …

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Ed Lin

Ed Lin, author of David Tung Can’t Have a Girlfriend Until He Gets Into an Ivy League College, is a native New Yorker of Taiwanese and Chinese descent. He is …

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Robin Farmer

Robin Farmer, author of Malcolm and Me, is a national award-winning journalist and the 2019 She Writes Press and SparkPress Toward Equality in Publishing contest winner. Malcolm and Me is …

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Peace Adzo Medie

Peace Adzo Medie, author of His Only Wife, is senior lecturer in Gender and International Politics at the University of Bristol. She is also the author of Global Norms and …

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Mahogany L. Browne

Mahogany L. Browne, author of Chlorine Sky, is a California-born, Brooklyn-based writer, educator, activist, mentor, and curator. She has published several books of poetry, and she is the artistic director …

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Lauren Francis-Sharma

Lauren Francis-Sharma, author of Book of the Little Axe, also wrote ’Til the Well Runs Dry. She resides near Washington, D.C., with her husband and two children and is the assistant …