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Adler | Brown | Darman | Henderson | Kabat | Kalotay | Roper

Tamar Adler

Tamar Adler, a former professional cook at New York’s Prune restaurant and Chez Panisse in Berkeley, has been writing full time since 2011, including stints as New York Times Magazine columnist and book reviewer for the New York Times and the New Yorker. Her work has covered topics as wide-ranging as seaweed, hot dogs, baby weaning, and diet culture for Vogue magazine. Adler also has written two books, Something Old, Something New and An Everlasting Meal. She lives in Hudson, New York. Visit her website.

Wesley Brown

Wesley Brown is the author of three novels (Tragic Magic, Darktown Strutters, and Push Comes to Shove), a collection of short stories, a novella and four produced plays. He is Professor Emeritus in English at Rutgers University and a former Visiting Professor in the Arts Division at Bard College at Simon’s Rock. He lives in Lawrenceville, Georgia.

Jonathan Darman

A journalist and historian, Jonathan Darman writes about American politics and the presidency. His first book was Landslide: Lyndon Johnson and Ronald Reagan at the Dawn of a New America. As a correspondent for Newsweek, he covered national politics, including John Kerry’s and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaigns. Darman has also appeared frequently as a commentator on broadcast television, cable news and public radio. He lives in Brooklyn and the Hudson Valley. Visit his website.

Eleanor Henderson

Eleanor Henderson has written two novels, The Twelve-Mile Straight and Ten Thousands Saints, which was named one of 2017’s 10 Best Books of the Year by the New York Times. It was also the basis for the movie adaptation 10,000 Saints starring Ethan Hawke. Her recent memoir, Everything I Have Is Yours: A Marriage, was named a New York Times Notable Book and a Best Book of 2021 by Vogue. A Professor of Writing at Ithaca College, she lives in Ithaca, New York. Visit her website.

Julie Kabat

Julie Kabat has toured the United State and internationally as a composer, performer, singer and storyteller. She is also recognized as a pioneer in the field of arts in education. For more than 40 years, she was a teaching artist in inner city and rural schools, empowering young people to discover an authentic writer’s voice while learning to write poems, stories and plays that they set to music and performed. Love Letter from Pig: My Brother’s Story of Freedom Summer is her first book.

Daphne Kalotay

Daphne Kalotay is a novelist and short story writer whose work has been published in more than twenty languages. Her books include the award-winning novels Russian Winter, Sight Reading, and Blue Hours. Her story collections include Calamity and Other Stories, which was shortlisted for The Story Prize, and The Archivists, winner of the Grace Paley Prize. Kalotay, who holds a doctorate in modern and contemporary literature, has taught at Boston University and Princeton University, among others. She lives in Somerville, Massachusetts. Visit her website.

Jane Roper

Jane Roper is the author of two novels, The Society of Shame, and Eden Lake, and a memoir, Double Time: How I Survived–and Mostly Thrived–Through the First Three Years of Mothering Twins. Roper has written for Salon, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Millions, Poets & Writers, LitHub and NPR. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Roper lives just north of Boston. Visit her website.

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