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Luis Alberto Urrea

THE HOUSE OF BROKEN ANGELS
Keynote Speaker

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Alysia Abbott

FAIRYLAND, A MEMOIR OF MY FATHER
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avatar for Heather Abel

Heather Abel

THE OPTIMISTIC DECADE
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avatar for Steve Almond

Steve Almond

BAD STORIES
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avatar for Miriam Altshuler

Miriam Altshuler

DeFiore and Company
Literary Agent
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Li Yun Alvarado

WORDS OR WATER
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Jabari Asim

WE CAN'T BREATHE
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Marilyn Atlas

Marilyn Atlas Management
Literary Agent
avatar for Jennifer Baker

Jennifer Baker

EVERYDAY PEOPLE: THE COLOR OF LIFE
Editor
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Malaga Baldi

The Baldi Agency
Literary Agent
avatar for Rachel Barenbaum

Rachel Barenbaum

A BEND IN THE STARS
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avatar for Lynne Barrett

Lynne Barrett

MAGPIES
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avatar for Katie Bayerl

Katie Bayerl

A PSALM FOR LOST GIRLS
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Laura van den Berg

THE THIRD HOTEL
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Ben Berman

THEN AGAIN
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Susan Bernhard

WINTER LOON
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avatar for Anuradha Bhagwati

Anuradha Bhagwati

UNBECOMING: A MEMOIR OF DISOBEDIENCE
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avatar for Amy Elizabeth Bishop

Amy Elizabeth Bishop

Dystel, Godrerich & Bourret
Literary Agent
avatar for Robin Black

Robin Black

CRASH COURSE: ESSAYS FROM WHERE WRITING AND LIFE COLLIDE
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avatar for Nicole Blades

Nicole Blades

HAVE YOU MET NORA?
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Michael Blanding

THE MAP THIEF
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avatar for Jeanne Blasberg

Jeanne Blasberg

EDEN: A NOVEL
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avatar for Jenna Blum

Jenna Blum

THE LOST FAMILY
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avatar for Georgia Bodnar

Georgia Bodnar

Viking
Editor
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Sarah Bolling

The Gernert Company
Literary Agent
avatar for Lisa Borders

Lisa Borders

THE FIFTY-FIRST STATE
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avatar for Sari Boren

Sari Boren

Four Stories Reading Series
Nonfiction Writer
avatar for Nate Brown

Nate Brown

AMERICAN SHORT FICTION
Liteary Magazine Editor
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Jamie Carr

WME
Literary Agent
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Christopher Castellani

LEADING MEN
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Johanna Castillo

Writers House
Literary Agent
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Angie Chatman

Fiction & Nonfiction Writer
avatar for Chip Cheek

Chip Cheek

CAPE MAY
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avatar for Lucy Cleland

Lucy Cleland

Kneerim & Williams Literary Agency
Literary Agent
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Rob Cohen

AMATEUR BARBARIANS
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avatar for Tyrese Coleman

Tyrese Coleman

HOW TO SIT
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Garrard Conley

BOY ERASED
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Marisa Corvisiero

Corvisiero Literary Agency
Literary Agent
avatar for Mary C. Curtis

Mary C. Curtis

ROLL CALL
Columnist
avatar for Kerry D'Agostino

Kerry D'Agostino

Curtis Brown
Literary Agent
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Reiko Davis

DeFiore and Company
Literary Agent
avatar for Leah DeCesare

Leah DeCesare

FORKS, KNIVES, AND SPOONS
Author
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Denise Delgado

Fiction & Nonfiction Writer
avatar for Sara DiVello

Sara DiVello

WHERE IN THE OM AM I?
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avatar for Athena Dixon

Athena Dixon

NO GOD IN THIS ROOM
Author
avatar for Anjali Duva

Anjali Duva

FAINT PROMISE OF RAIN
Author
avatar for April Eberhardt

April Eberhardt

April Eberhardt Literary
Literary Agent
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Susanna Einstein

Einstein Literary Management
Literary Agent
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Sorche Fairbank

Fairbank Literary
Literary Agent
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Katherine Fausset

Curtis Brown, Ltd
Literary Agent
avatar for Jennifer Ferrari-Adler

Jennifer Ferrari-Adler

Union Literary
Literary Agent
avatar for Cherise Fisher

Cherise Fisher

Wendy Sherman Associates
Literary Agent
avatar for Hattie Fletcher

Hattie Fletcher

Creative Nonfiction
Literary Magazine Editor
avatar for Katherine  Flynn

Katherine Flynn

Kneerim & Williams Agency
Literary Agent
avatar for Kelly J. Ford

Kelly J. Ford

COTTONMOUTHS
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avatar for Amina Gautier

Amina Gautier

AT-RISK
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avatar for Patrice Gopo

Patrice Gopo

ALL THE COLORS WE WILL SEE
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avatar for Lynne Griffin

Lynne Griffin

GIRL SENT AWAY
Author
avatar for Katie Grimm

Katie Grimm

Don Congdon Associates
Literary Agent
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Robert Guinsler

Sterling Lord Literistic
Literary Agent
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Serene Hakim

Ayesha Pande Literary
Literary Agent
avatar for Annie Hartnett

Annie Hartnett

RABBIT CAKE
Author
avatar for Calvin Hennick

Calvin Hennick

Fiction & Nonfiction Writer
avatar for Allison Hoch

Allison Hoch

Fiction Writer & Marketing Coach
avatar for Mitch Hoffman

Mitch Hoffman

Aaron Priest Literary Agency
Literary Agent
avatar for Michelle Hoover

Michelle Hoover

THE QUICKENING
Author
avatar for Beverly Horowitz

Beverly Horowitz

Delacorte Press
VP & Publisher
avatar for Caitlin Horrocks

Caitlin Horrocks

THE VEXATIONS
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Carrie Howland

Howland Literary
Literary Agent
avatar for Vanessa Hua

Vanessa Hua

A RIVER OF STARS and DECEIT AND OTHER POSSIBILITIES
Author
avatar for Blair Hurley

Blair Hurley

THE DEVOTED
Author
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Tasneem Zehra Husain

ONLY THE LONGEST THREADS
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avatar for Annie Hwang

Annie Hwang

Folio Literary Management
Literary Agent
avatar for Andre Dubus III

Andre Dubus III

GONE SO LONG
Author
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Emi Ikkanda

Editor
Spiegel & Grau
avatar for Mira Jacob

Mira Jacob

GOOD TALK: CONVERSATIONS I'M STILL CONFUSED ABOUT
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avatar for E Dolores  Johnson

E Dolores Johnson

Nonfiction Writer
avatar for Alden Jones

Alden Jones

THE WANTING WAS A WILDERNESS
Author
avatar for Shirley Jones-Luke

Shirley Jones-Luke

Fiction Writer
avatar for Marjan Kamali

Marjan Kamali

THE STATIONARY SHOP
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avatar for Crystal King

Crystal King

THE CHEF'S SECRET
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avatar for Maya Lang

Maya Lang

THE SIXTEENTH OF JUNE
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Sonya Larson

Muse Director
avatar for Henriette Lazaridis

Henriette Lazaridis

THE CLOVER HOUSE
Author
avatar for Marie Myung-Ok Lee

Marie Myung-Ok Lee

THE EVENING HERO
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avatar for Min Jin Lee

Min Jin Lee

PACHINKO
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avatar for Mira T. Lee

Mira T. Lee

EVERYTHING HERE IS BEAUTIFUL
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avatar for Elinor Lipman

Elinor Lipman

GOOD RIDDANCE
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avatar for Ashley Lopez

Ashley Lopez

Waxman Literary Agency
Literary Agent
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Ron MacLean

WE MIGHT AS WELL LIGHT SOMETHING ON FIRE
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Steve Macone

Nonfiction Writer
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Rebecca Makkai

THE GREAT BELIEVERS
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Alex Marzano-Lesnevich

THE FACT OF A BODY
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avatar for Stacy Mattingly

Stacy Mattingly

UNLIKELY ANGEL
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avatar for Stephen McCauley

Stephen McCauley

MY EX LIFE
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Caitlin McGill

ON WEATHER: SIRENS
Author
avatar for Tanya McKinnon

Tanya McKinnon

McKinnon McIntyre
Literary Agent
avatar for Mameve Medwed

Mameve Medwed

OF MEN AND THEIR MOTHERS
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avatar for Randy Susan Meyers

Randy Susan Meyers

WAISTED
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Louise Miller

THE LATE BLOOMERS CLUB
Author
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Sumita Mukherji

Fiction Writer
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David Mura

A STRANGER'S JOURNEY: RACE, IDENTITY & NARRATIVE CRAFT IN WRITING
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Celeste Ng

LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE
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Kiana Nguyen

Donald Maass Literary Agency
Literary Agent
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Idra Novey

THOSE WHO KNEW
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Daniel José Older

DACTYL HILL SQUAD
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Amaryah Orenstein

GO Literary
Literary Agent
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Ayesha Pande

Pande Literary
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Jessica Papin

Dystel, Goderich & Bourret
Literary Agent
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Neel Patel

IF YOU SEE ME, DON'T SAY HI
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Benjamin Percy

THE DARK NET
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Mitali Perkins

FORWARD ME BACK TO YOU
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Aemilia Phillips

Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency
Literary Agent
avatar for Jon Pineda

Jon Pineda

LET'S NO ONE GET HURT
Author
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Deborah Plummer

SOME OF MY FRIENDS ARE…THE DAUNTING CHALLENGES AND UNTAPPED BENEFITS OF CROSS-RACIAL FRIENDSHIPS
Author
avatar for Christine Pride

Christine Pride

Simon & Schuster
Editor
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Virginia Pye

DREAMS OF THE RED PHOENIX
Author
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Daniel Quinn

DQuinn.net
Web Designer
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Katie Raissian

Grove Atlantic
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Lilliam Rivera

DEALING IN DREAMS
Author
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Taryn Roeder

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publicist
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Maurice Ruffin

WE CAST A SHADOW
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Rachel Salzman

W. W. Norton & Company
Publicist
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Rakesh Satyal

Atria Books
Editor
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Whitney Scharer

THE AGE OF LIGHT
Author
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Adam Schear

DeFiore and Company
Literary Agent
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Jenn Scheck-Kahn

Journal of the Month
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Katrin Schumann

THE FORGOTTEN HOURS
Author
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Michelle Seaton

CHANGE YOUR SCHEDULE, CHANGE YOUR LIFE
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Katherine Sherbrooke

FILL THE SKY
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Janet Silver

Aevitas
Literary Agent
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Krystal Sital

SECRETS WE KEPT: THREE WOMEN OF TRINIDAD
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Willona Sloan

Nonfiction Writer
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Latoya Smith

LCS Literary Services
Literary Agent
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DongWon Song

Howard Morhaim Literary Agency
Literary Agent
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Rob Spillman

Tin House
Editor
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Jessica Spivey

Victoria Sanders & Associates
Literary Agent
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Jonah Straus

Strauss Literary
Literary Agent
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Sebastian Stuart

THE MENTOR
Author
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Adam Stumacher

Fiction & Nonfiction Writer
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Dariel Suarez

A KIND OF SOLITUDE
Author
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Grace Talusan

THE BODY PAPERS
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Carol Taylor

McKinnon McIntyre Literary Agency
Literary Agent
avatar for Michelle Tessler

Michelle Tessler

Tessler Literary Agency
Literary Agent
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Nafissa Thompson-Spires

HEADS OF THE COLORED PEOPLE
Author
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Milo Todd

THE FALCON OF DOVES
Author
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Jennifer Tseng

THE PASSION OF WOO AND ISOLDE
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Becky Tuch

The Review Review
Fiction Writer
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Joy Tutela

David Black Literary Agency
Literary Agent
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Laura Usselman

Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency
Literary Agent
avatar for Val Wang

Val Wang

BEIJING BASTARD
Author
avatar for Mitchell Waters

Mitchell Waters

Curtis Brown
Literary Agent
avatar for Tim Weed

Tim Weed

A FIELD GUIDE TO MURDER & FLY FISHING
Author
avatar for Linda K. Wertheimer

Linda K. Wertheimer

FAITH ED: TEACHING ABOUT RELIGION IN AN AGE OF INTOLERANCE
Author
avatar for Spencer Wise

Spencer Wise

THE EMPEROR OF SHOES
Author
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Kent Wolf

The Friedrich Agency
Literary Agent
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Steve Woodward

Graywolf Press
Editor