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  • Pamela Rotner Sakamoto

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    Pamela Rotner Sakamoto is a historian and the author of Japanese Diplomats and Jewish Refugees. Fluent in Japanese, Pamela lived in Kyoto and Tokyo for seventeen years. She ...more

  • Yaa Gyasi

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    Yaa Gyasi was born in Ghana and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. She holds a BA in English from Stanford University and an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she held a ...more

  • Greg King

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    Greg King was born in 1964. he first became interested in history at the age of twelve, after watching two films about Imperial Russia's last royal family, the Romanovs, ...more

  • Richard Russo

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    Richard Russo knows small town America. This masterful novelist has an uncanny sense of the way life works in the gritty industrial towns of the American Northeast. From the ...more

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    Elsa Hart

    Elsa Hart shares her initial impressions of China and what inspired her to write Jade Dragon Mountain.

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    Steven Rowley

    Steven Rowley discusses the loss of his beloved dog, and how this influenced his acclaimed debut novel, Lily and the Octopus

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    Ben H. Winters

    Ben H. Winters discusses his novel Underground Airlines set in a contemporary version of the USA in which the Civil War never happened and slavery is still legal in some parts of the country

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    Ann Hood

    Ann Hood discusses the story behind her 2016 novel, The Book That Matters The Most, and most importantly how books help us through difficult times.

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    Brad Watson

    Brad Watson discusses his novel Miss Jane and the inspiration it, his great-aunt.

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    Alice Hoffman

    In three interviews - two text, one video - Alice Hoffman talks about her reasons for writing The Marriage of Opposites (2015) and The Dovekeepers (2012), and about her collection Blackbird House (2005).

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