Arvin Ramgoolam

Arvin Ramgoolam is the co-owner of Townie Books and Rumors Coffee and Tea House in Crested Butte, Colorado. He is a 2020 One Story Adina Talve-Goodman Fellow, a 2022 MacDowell Fellow, and the co-founder of the Mountain Words Literary Festival.

Arvin Ramgoolam is the co-owner of Townie Books and Rumors Coffee and Tea House in Crested Butte, Colorado. He is a 2020 One Story Adina Talve-Goodman Fellow, a 2022 MacDowell Fellow, and the co-founder of the Mountain Words Literary Festival. His novel-in-progress has been supported by Green Box Arts, Writing by Writers, and the Hemingway House Residency in Ketchum, Idaho.

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Timothy Morton

Timothy Morton is Rita Shea Guffey Chair of English at Rice University. Morton is the author of 25 books, translated 46 times into 19 languages, including Hell: In Search of a Christian EcologyHyperobjects, and All Art is Ecological.

Timothy Morton is Rita Shea Guffey Chair of English at Rice University. Morton is the author of 25 books, translated 46 times into 19 languages, including Hell: In Search of a Christian EcologyHyperobjects, and All Art is Ecological. Morton appears with Jeff Bridges in Living in the Future’s Past and has worked with Laurie Anderson and Björk. In 2019, Morton and Jennifer Walshe performed their opera Time Time Time throughout Europe.

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Anand Giridharadas

Anand Giridharadas is the author of The Persuaders, Winners Take All, The True American, and India Calling. A former foreign correspondent and columnist for the New York Times, he is publisher of the newsletter The Ink.

Anand Giridharadas is the author of The Persuaders, Winners Take All, The True American, and India Calling. A former foreign correspondent and columnist for the New York Times, he is publisher of the newsletter The Ink. He has taught narrative journalism at New York University and is a political analyst for MSNBC. Giridharadas has received the Radcliffe Fellowship, Harvard University’s Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism, and the New York Public Library’s Helen Bernstein Book Award. He lives in New York.

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Brenda J. Child

Brenda J. Child is Northrop Professor of American Studies and former Chair of the Department of American Studies and the Department of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota, where she received the President’s Community Engaged Scholar Award in 2021.

Brenda J. Child is Northrop Professor of American Studies and former Chair of the Department of American Studies and the Department of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota, where she received the President’s Community Engaged Scholar Award in 2021. The recipient of a 2022 Guggenheim Fellowship, Child is the author of several award–winning books in American Indian history and a bestselling bilingual book for children, Bowwow Powwow. Her current book project is The Marriage Blanket: Love, Violence, and the Law in Indian Country. Child is a citizen of the Red Lake Ojibwe Nation in northern Minnesota.

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Chawa Magaña

Chawa Magaña is the steward of Palabras Bilingual Bookstore, a community space and bookstore located in Phoenix, Arizona.

Chawa Magaña is the steward of Palabras Bilingual Bookstore, a community space and bookstore located in Phoenix, Arizona. Palabras carries books in both the English and Spanish languages, with a focus on literature by BIPOC authors across intersections, and curates programming centered on creative expression, healing, and liberation.

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Zeyn Joukhadar

Zeyn Joukhadar is the author of The Map of Salt and Stars and the Lambda Literary and Stonewall Book Award–winning novel The Thirty Names of Night. His work has appeared in Electric Literature, Salon, The Paris Review, the anthologies Letters to a Writer of Color, Kink, and has been twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

Zeyn Joukhadar is the author of The Map of Salt and Stars and the Lambda Literary and Stonewall Book Award–winning novel The Thirty Names of Night. His work has appeared in Electric Literature, Salon, The Paris Review, the anthologies Letters to a Writer of Color, Kink, and has been twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Joukhadar serves on the board of the Radius of Arab American Writers and is a Periplus Collective mentor.

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Jamie Ford

Jamie Ford is the author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, which spent two and a half years on the New York Times bestseller list and won the 2010 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature.

Jamie Ford is the author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, which spent two and a half years on the New York Times bestseller list and won the 2010 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature. His other bestselling novels include Songs of Willow Frost, and more recently, The Many Daughters of Afong Moy. His work has been translated into 35 languages. 

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Helena María Viramontes

Helena María Viramontes is the author of The Moths and Other Stories, and novels Under the Feet of Jesus and Their Dogs Came with Them. She is currently working on a novel in triptych form entitled The Cemetery Boys.

Helena María Viramontes is the author of The Moths and Other Stories, and novels Under the Feet of Jesus and Their Dogs Came with Them. She is currently working on a novel in triptych form entitled The Cemetery Boys. Viramontes is Distinguished Professor of Arts & Sciences in English at Cornell University and former director of Cornell’s Creative Writing Program.

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Mat Johnson

Mat Johnson (Chair) is a Philip H. Knight Chair of Humanities at the University of Oregon. His publications included the novels Invisible Things and Pym, the nonfiction novella The Great Negro Plot, and the graphic novel Incognegro.

Mat Johnson (Chair) is a Philip H. Knight Chair of Humanities at the University of Oregon. His publications included the novels Invisible Things and Pym, the nonfiction novella The Great Negro Plot, and the graphic novel Incognegro. Johnson is the recipient of the 2007 United States Artists James Baldwin Fellowship, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature, and the American Book Award.

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