Melissa Febos is the author of Whip Smart; Abandon Me; Girlhood, a national bestseller and National Book Critics Circle finalist; and Body Work: The Radical Power of Personal Narrative. She is a recipient of the Jeanne Córdova Prize from Lambda Literary and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, MacDowell, and other awards. She is an associate professor at the University of Iowa.
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Thor Hanson is the author of six books, including Feathers, Buzz, The Triumph of Seeds, and Hurricane Lizards and Plastic Squid. His work has been translated into a dozen languages and has earned many accolades, including the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science, the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books, and three Pacific Northwest Book Awards. He is a Guggenheim Fellow, a Switzer Fellow, and winner of the John Burroughs Medal.
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Janet Webster Jones
Janet Webster Jones, a retired public school educator and the daughter of a public librarian, is the founder of Source Booksellers. Established in 1989 and based in Detroit’s Midtown neighborhood, Source Booksellers is a unique niche of nonfiction books that serves a wide community of readers near and far.
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Oscar Villalon is the managing editor at ZYZZYVA. His writing has been published in Stranger’s Guide, Freeman’s, The Believer, Literary Hub, and other publications. A former book editor at the San Francisco Chronicle, he lives with his family in San Francisco.
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