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Yaa Gyasi, author of the debut novel Homegoing, and featured in Poets & Writers Magazine, July/August 2016.

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Jhumpa Lahiri, author most recently of In Other Words and featured in Poets & Writers Magazine, March/April 2016.

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Marilynne Robinson, author most recently of The Givenness of Things and featured in Poets & Writers Magazine, November/December 2015.

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Ann Beattie, author most recently of The State We're In: Maine Stories and featured in Poets & Writers Magazine, September/October 2015.

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