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  • Banana Yoshimoto
    Banana Yoshimoto wrote her first novel, Kitchen, while working as a waitress at a golf-course restaurant. It sold millions of copies worldwide, and led to a phenomenon dubbed by Western journalists as...

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  • Damon Young
    Damon Young is the cofounder and editor in chief of VerySmartBrothas, a senior editor at The Root, and a columnist for GQ. His work has appeared in outlets such as the New York Times, the Washington ...

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  • Hester Young
    Hester Young holds a master's degree in English with a creative writing concentration from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and her short stories have appeared in magazines such as Hawai'i Review. ...

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  • Kevin Young
    Kevin Young is the author of a previous book of nonfiction, The Grey Album, and eleven books of poetry, including Blue Laws, which was long-listed for the National Book Award. He is the director of ...

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  • Matt  Young
    Matt Young
    Matt Young is a writer, teacher, and veteran. He holds an MA in Creative Writing from Miami University and is the recipient of fellowships from Words After War and The Carey Institute for Global Good....

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  • RJ  Young
    RJ Young
    RJ Young earned a bachelor's degree at the University of Tulsa, a master's degree at the University of Oklahoma and is a Ph.D student at Oklahoma State. His writing has appeared in Reuters, the ...

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  • Thomas W. Young
    Thomas W. Young has logged nearly 4,000 hours as a flight engineer for the Air National Guard in Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia, Kosovo, and elsewhere. He has been awarded numerous military honors and ...

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  • Tom Young
    Tom Young has logged nearly 4,000 hours for the Air National Guard in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo, and elsewhere. The author of The Mullah's Storm and Silent Enemy, Young has studied writing at ...

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