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E.L. Doctorow

E.L. Doctorow is the author of eleven novels, three collections of stories, and three volumes of essays. The Book of Daniel (1971) was nominated for the National Book Award. Ragtime (1975) was given the first National Book Critics Circle Award … Continue reading

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Mary Jo Bang

Mary Jo Bang is a poet whose formal tricks don’t imprison meaning in a cage of structure, but rather act as a funnel through which emotion and prickle-your-skin honesty gush forth with surprising velocity. In Elegy, the collection that won … Continue reading

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Jennifer Egan

Jennifer Egan is one of the finest American writers working today. Her most recent book, A Visit From the Goon Squad, won the 2011 National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction, the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, and the 2011 … Continue reading

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Julia Alvarez

Julia Alvarez was raised in the Dominican Republic and New York City and is commonly considered one of the most prominent Latina writers of our time. Alvarez’ works of fiction include How The García Girls Lost Their Accents (1991), In … Continue reading

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David Shields

David Shields is the author of ten books of fiction and nonfiction, including Heroes (1984), Handbook for Drowning: A Novel in Stories (1992), Remote: Reflections on Life in the Shadow of Celebrity (1996), Black Planet: Facing Race during an NBA … Continue reading

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Anne Fadiman

Anne Fadiman is the author of The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down (1997), which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Boston Book Review prize, and the L.A. Times Book Prize. Fadiman has also written two books … Continue reading

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