Dr. Danielle Allen

Dr. Danielle Allen


Political Theorist • Public Intellectual • Cultural Commentator
Paul Beatty

Paul Beatty


Bestselling Author • Novelist • Poet
Nadia Bolz-Weber

Nadia Bolz-Weber


Pastor • Bestselling Author • Memoirist

Jessica Bruder


Journalist • Author

Masha Gessen


National Book Award Winner • Bestselling Author • Journalist
Dr. Allyson Hobbs

Dr. Allyson Hobbs


Author • Essayist • Historian
John Irving

John Irving


National Book Award Winner • Bestselling Author • Screenwriter
Pico Iyer

Pico Iyer


Bestselling Author • Essayist • Travel Writer
Mitchell S. Jackson

Mitchell S. Jackson


Author • Filmmaker
Gish Jen

Gish Jen


Cultural Commentator • Novelist • Essayist

Laura Kipnis


Social Critic • Author • Essayist
Laila Lalami

Laila Lalami


Novelist • Author • Essayist
Jeanne Marie Laskas

Jeanne Marie Laskas


Bestselling Author • Journalist • Memoirist

Kiese Laymon


Bestselling Author • Social Critic • Essayist
Jonathan Lethem

Jonathan Lethem


Bestselling Author • Novelist • Essayist
Ayana Mathis

Ayana Mathis


Bestselling Author • Novelist • Essayist
Emily Nussbaum

Emily Nussbaum


TV Critic • Pulitzer Prize Winner • Essayist
Susan Orlean

Susan Orlean


Bestselling Author • Journalist • Essayist

Christa Parravani


Essayist • Memoirist • Women's Rights Advocate
Rachel Louise Snyder

Rachel Louise Snyder


Journalist • Author • Domestic Violence Advocate

Paul Theroux


Bestselling Author • Novelist • Travel Writer
Clive Thompson

Clive Thompson


Journalist • Author • Tech Industry Expert
Krista Tippett

Krista Tippett


Public Radio & Podcast Host • Bestselling Author • Social Entrepreneur
William T. Vollmann

William T. Vollmann


Novelist • Journalist • Short Story Writer
Edmund White

Edmund White


Novelist • Social Critic • Memoirist