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  • Helen Zia
    Helen Zia is the author of Asian American Dreams: The Emergence of an American People, a finalist for the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize (Bill Clinton referred to the book in two separate Rose Garden...

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  • Carl Zimmer
    Carl Zimmer writes the Matter column for the New York Times and has frequently contributed to The Atlantic, National Geographic, Time, and Scientific American, among others. He has won the American ...

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  • David Zimmerman
    David Zimmerman, the eldest of six children, was raised in Atlanta, Georgia by an army nurse and an army JAG officer. After receiving his MFA degree in creative writing from the University of Alabama,...

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  • Eilene Zimmerman
    Eilene Zimmerman has been a journalist for three decades, covering business, technology, and social issues for a wide array of national magazines and newspapers. She was a columnist for the New York ...

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  • Michelle Zink
    Michelle Zink lives in New York with her four children. Her first novel, Prophecy of the Sisters, was chosen as one of Booklist's Top Ten Novels for Youth of 2009 and as one of the Chicago Public ...

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  • Nell  Zink
    Nell Zink
    Nell Zink was born in 1964 in southern California and grew up in rural Virginia. She attended Stuart Hall School and the College of William and Mary, where she majored in philosophy. Rather late in ...

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  • Sofka Zinovieff
    Sofka Zinovieff is the author of four previous books, including The Mad Boy, Lord Berners, My Grandmother and Me, and has worked as a freelance journalist and reviewer, her work appearing in the ...

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  • Silas Dent  Zobal
    Silas Dent Zobal
    Silas Dent Zobal is the author of a collection of stories, The Inconvenience of the Wings — which was named by Kirkus one of the "Best Indie Books of 2015. He has published short fiction in the ...

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