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  • Derf Backderf
    Derf Backderf has been nominated for two Eisner Awards and has received a host of honors, including the prestigious Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for political cartooning. His weekly comic strip,...

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  • Fredrik  Backman
    Fredrik Backman
    Fredrik Backman is a Swedish author, blogger and columnist. He is the author of a work of nonfiction, Things My Son Needs to Know About Life, and a number of novels including A Man Called Ove, his ...

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  • Anita Rau  Badami
    Anita Rau Badami
    Born in the eastern town of Rourkela, Badami spent her childhood drifting around India as her father, a mechanical engineer and train designer, was transferred frequently. Her family moved at least ...

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  • Anna  Badkhen
    Anna Badkhen
    Anna Badkhen has spent much of her life in the Global South. Her immersive investigations of the world's iniquities have yielded six books of nonfiction, most recently The World Is a Carpet: Four ...

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  • Jim Baggott
    Jim Baggott is the author of Atomic: The First War of Physics and The Secret History of the Atomic Bomb, 1939-1949, A Beginner's Guide to Reality, and Beyond Measure: Modern Physics, Philosophy, and ...

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  • Sanjay Bahadur
    Sanjay Bahadur has advanced degrees in economics and business administration and has been a member of the Indian Civil Service since 1989. From 2000 to 2004 he was a director in the Indian Ministry of...

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  • Blake Bailey
    Blake Bailey is the editor of a two-volume edition of Cheever's work, published in 2009 by The Library of America. His last book, A Tragic Honesty, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle ...

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  • Catherine Bailey
    Catherine Bailey is an award-winning television producer and director, making a range of critically acclaimed documentary films inspired by her interest in twentieth century history. She is the author...

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    by M. J. Rose

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