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  • Jonathan Franzen

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    Jonathan Franzen is the author of five novels, including The Corrections, Freedom, and Purity, and five works of nonfiction, most recently Farther Away and The End of the End of the Earth, all published by Farrar, Straus and ...more

    If you enjoyed The Corrections,
    try The Wonder Garden by Lauren Acampora
  • Freya Sampson

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    Freya Sampson works in television as a creator and Executive Producer. Her credits include two documentary series for the BBC about the British Royal Family, and a number of factual and entertainment series. She studied ...more

    If you enjoyed The Last Chance Library,
    try The Lost for Words Bookshop by Stephanie Butland
  • Ibi Zoboi

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    Ibi Zoboi holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her novel American Street was a National Book Award finalist and a New York Times Notable Book. She is also the author of Pride and My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich, a...more

    If you enjoyed Punching the Air,
    try Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Emma Donoghue

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    Born in Dublin, Ireland, in October 1969, Emma Donoghue is the youngest of eight children of Frances and Denis Donoghue (the literary critic). She attended Catholic convent schools in Dublin, apart from one eye-opening year ...more

    If you enjoyed Room,
    try The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean by David Almond
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    Marie Benedict

    Marie Benedict's historical fiction sheds light on the lives of key historical women. Her recent books have explored the lives of Rosalind Franklin, whose work was central to unlocking the mystery of DNA structure; the mysterious disappearance of Agatha Christie; and Winston Churchill's wife, Lady Clementine.

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    Alison MacLeod

    Alison MacLeod discusses Tenderness, and how she saw the influence of Lady Chatterley's Lover in moving the twentieth century from war and censorship to sensuality and freedom.

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    Zack Smedley

    Author's Note on Tonight We Rule the World

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    Lauren Groff

    Lauren Groff's discusses her acclaimed first novel, The Monsters of Templeton and her 2021 novel, Matrix.

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    Honorée Fannone Jeffers

    An audio interview with Honoree Fanonne Jeffers

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    Ash Davidson

    Ash Davidson discusses her debut novel, Damnation Spring, and how she researched and wrote a novel encapsulating so many difficult and contentious issues.

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