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Erica Jong Author

Erica Jong

Author · 8/12/19

Erica Jong’s first and most famous novel published in 1973, blew conventional thinking about women, marriage and sexuality out of the water, selling over 37 million copies and being translated into over 45 languages including Chinese and Arabic. In the four decades since FEAR OF FLYING, she’s published over 25 books in 45 languages, including 9 Read more…

Lisa Ko Author

Lisa Ko

Author · 8/12/19

Lisa Ko is the author of The Leavers, which was a 2017 National Book Award for Fiction finalist, won the 2016 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction, and was a finalist for the 2018 PEN/Hemingway Award and the 2017 Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Award. She has been awarded fellowships from the New Read more…

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Mitchell S. Jackson

Author · 8/12/19

Mitchell S. Jackson’s debut novel The Residue Years received wide critical praise. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Harpers, The New York Times Book Review, The Paris Review, The Guardian, Tin House, and many other publications. His nonfiction book Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family was recently published by Scribner. He is Read more…

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Toni Morrison

Author · 8/9/19

PBS Books and American Masters mourns the loss of the Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison. Inspired to write because no one took a “little black girl” seriously, she published 11 acclaimed novels that illuminated the experiences of black America and inspired generations of writers.

Barbara Kingsolver Author

Barbara Kingsolver

Author · 8/8/19

Barbara Kingsolver was born in 1955 and grew up in eastern Kentucky. Her fifteen have been translated into more than two dozen languages, and have been adopted into the core literature curriculum in high schools and colleges throughout the nation.