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  • In conversation with Karen M. McManus, author of the number one New York Times bestseller  One of Us Is Lying and The Cousins  David Yoon is the author of Frankly in Love , a "funny, profane and poignant” ( Wall Street Journal) tale of cultural… more

  • In conversation with Jacinda Barrett, Traveler, Actress on Netflix Bloodline, Writer, Mother, Wife and all the rest of it. Beth Kephart is the author of more than 30 books across a wide range of genres, including poetry, young adult fiction, and,… more

  • In conversation with Jennifer Weiner , author of numerous bestselling books including her recent memoir  Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing and the Little Big Foot series of young adult novels. “Popular but intellectual,… more

  • Introduced by Sonia Sanchez. Walter Mosley is best known for the Easy Rawlins mystery series featuring the hard-boiled detective and World War II vet living in L.A.’s Watts neighborhood. His diverse body of work includes science fiction, story… more

  • Ann Patchett’s many novels and nonfiction works have won some of writing’s highest awards, including the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize for  Bel Canto , the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for  Taft , and the  New York Times  Notable Book of… more

  • In conversation with Jennifer Weiner Elizabeth LaBan is the author of the young adult novel The Tragedy Paper and The Grandparents Handbook . She teaches fiction writing at the University of Pennsylvania and is a freelance writer and editor whose… more

  • “Grounded in ethnic identity, fueled by collective pride, yet irreducibly individual” ( New York Times ), Juan Felipe Herrera is the virtuosic first Mexican American U.S. Poet Laureate. The son of migrant farm workers, his writing is strongly… more

  • Matthew Quick exploded into the literary world in 2008 with his “charmingly nerve-wracking” ( NPR ) bestselling novel  Silver Linings Playbook , a quirkily humane paean to mental illness and love that was adapted into the Academy Award-winning… more

  • The author of more than two dozen books for young adults, Jacqueline Woodson has won three Newbery Honors, a Coretta Scott King Award and three Coretta Scott King Honors, as well as the 2014 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. Her… more

  • Pulitzer Prize-winner Jane Smiley is the author of more than a dozen “smart, irreverent, and wickedly tender” ( The Boston Globe ) novels, including Ten Days in the Hills , Moo , and A Thousand Acres . She is also the author of a short story… more

  • Philadelphia native Lloyd Alexander wrote more than 40 books for children and young adults, including the “exciting, highly imaginative, and sometimes profound” ( New York Times ) fantasy series The Chronicles of Prydain. He was also the author… more

  • In a chillingly easy-to-imagine what-if scenario, Ally Condie explores an “enthralling and twisty dystopian” ( Publishers Weekly ) future in which the government makes all of its citizens’ decisions, including who they will marry and love, in her… more

  • Author of the “charmingly nerve-wracking” ( NPR ) best-selling Silver Linings Playbook , Matthew Quick exploded into the literary world with his quirky 2008 book about mental illness and love that was adapted into the Academy Award-winning film.… more

  • Writer, filmmaker, and photo hound Ransom Riggs is the author of the “chilling, wondrous” ( People ) no. 1 New York Times bestseller Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children , a unique mix of young adult fantasy and vintage photography that… more

  • Under the name John Wesley Harding, novelist, singer, and songwriter Wesley Stace has released 15 albums in genres ranging from folk to pop music. He has performed on stage with artists such as Rosanne Cash and Bruce Springsteen, and his songs… more

  • Isabel Allende takes traditional Latin-American magical realism and bends it to her own purposes to weave beguiling historic, political, and feminist narratives. Her first international bestseller was The House of the Spirits, which was adapted… more

  • • Recorded Oct 28, 2009 Explicit Content

    ( This recording contains explicit content. ) Praised for his unsentimental portrayals of contemporary life among Native Americans, Sherman Alexie writes stories and novels that are by turns hilarious and heartbreaking. His work has earned… more

  • Looking for Alaska , the first novel by John Green, won the Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in young adult literature. His second novel, An Abundance of Katherines, was a Printz honor book. Along with his brother Hank, Green started a… more

  • ( This recording contains explicit content. ) Not suitable for individuals under 18 Walter Mosley is the author of more than twenty-five critically acclaimed books, including the best-selling Easy Rawlins mystery series. His work includes literary… more

  • Chilean author Isabel Allende has written many books, including Portrait in Sepia, Eva Luna, the memoir Paula, and a new novel on the legend of Zorro. Her novel, Daughter of Fortune, was an Oprah book club selection, and The House of the Spirits… more