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Marilyn Peterson Haus: I Know This Much Is True


Marilyn Peterson Haus learned to read and write in a one-room school set in the midst of a sea of corn, and then rode a rickety yellow school bus seven miles to the nearest town (population 700) for middle and high...

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Mary Dixie Carter: The Age of Innocence


Mary Dixie Carter’s debut novel The Photographer will be published in May 2021 by Minotaur Books - St. Martin’s Publishing Group in the US and by Hodder & Stoughton in the UK. Mary Dixie’s writing has appeared in TIME,  The Economist, the San Francisco Chronicle,...

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Courtney Zoffness: Dept. of Speculation


Courtney Zoffness’s debut, Spilt Milk (McSweeney’s, 2021), received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and BookPage, and was named “most anticipated” or “must-read” book by Good Morning America, LitHub, Refinery29, The Millions, Publishers Weekly, and others. Zoffness won the 2018...

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Khalisa Rae: Citizen: An American Lyric


Khalisa Rae is a poet and journalist in Durham, NC that speaks with furious rebellion. She is the author of Ghost in a Black Girl's Throat (Red Hen Press 2021). Her essays are featured in Autostraddle, Catapult, LitHub, as well as articles in...

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Rebecca Handler: When Death Takes Something from You Give It Back: Carl's Book


Rebecca Handler is a writer who lives and works in San Francisco. Rebecca’s stories have been published and awarded in several anthologies, and she blogs regularly at onewomanparty.com.  Edie Richter is Not Alone is her debut novel, and in a Starred Review, Booklist writes, "Handler's...

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Jennifer Acker: The Transit Of Venus


Jennifer Acker is founder and editor in chief of The Common, and author of the debut novel The Limits of the World, a fiction honoree for the Massachusetts Book Award. Her memoir “Fatigue” is a #1 Amazon bestseller, and her short stories, essays,...

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