Cassius Adair

Cassius Adair is an associate producer at With Good Reason, a public radio program produced by Virginia Humanities. He also has a PhD in English Literature from the University of Michigan, and has published on LGBT literature and culture.

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Jane Alison

Meander, Spiral, Explode: Design and Pattern in Narrative

Jane Alison, author of Meander, Spiral, Explode, has written a memoir, The Sisters Antipodes, and four novels—The Love-Artist, The Marriage of the Sea, Natives and Exotics, and Nine Island—and is also the translator of Ovid’s stories, Change Me. She is professor of creative writing at the University of Virginia.

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Carol Anderson

One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy

Carol Anderson, author of One Person, No Vote and We Are Not Yet Equal, is the Charles Howard Candler Professor and Chair of African American Studies at Emory University. She was a Guggenheim Fellow for Constitutional Studies and is the author of White Rage, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. Anderson lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Laurie Halse Anderson


Laurie Halse Anderson, author of SHOUT, is a New York Times bestselling author whose books have sold more than eight million copies. A two-time National Book Award finalist and a Margaret A. Edwards Award winner, she is an advocate for diversity in publishing, a member of RAINN’s National Leadership Council, and has been honored for her battles for intellectual freedom by the National Coalition Against Censorship and the National Council of Teachers of English. She lives in Philadelphia.

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Raymond Arsenault

Arthur Ashe: A Life

Raymond Arsenault, author of Arthur Ashe: A Life, is the John Hope Franklin Professor of Southern History at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. One of the nation’s leading civil rights historians, he is the author of several acclaimed and prize-winning books.

Genre: Non-Fiction