Speakers

Stephen Macko

Stephen Macko is a professor in the Environmental Sciences department at the University of Virginia where he teaches classes in Oceanography, Sustainability and Geochemistry.

Genre: Non-Fiction

Beth Macy

Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America

Beth Macy, author of Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America, has written three New York Times-bestselling books. Her latest book is short-listed for the Carnegie Medal and was described as a “masterwork of narrative nonfiction” by The New York Times.

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Stephen Maizlish

A Strife of Tongues: The Compromise of 1850 and the Ideological Foundations of the American Civil War

Stephen Maizlish, author of A Strife of Tongues: The Compromise of 1850 and the Ideological Foundations of the American Civil War, received his BA from UC Berkeley, his MA from the University of Michigan, and his PhD from Berkeley. Since 1978, he has taught at the University of Texas, Arlington.

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Joyce Lee Malcolm

The Tragedy of Benedict Arnold: An American Life

Joyce Lee Malcolm, author of The Tragedy of Benedict Arnold, is a professor at George Mason University School of Law. She is also the author of Guns and Violence, Peter’s War, and To Keep and Bear Arms. She lives in Alexandria, Va.

Genre: Non-Fiction

Charles Marsh

Can I Get a Witness? Thirteen Peacemakers, Community-Builders, and Agitators for Faith and Justice

Charles Marsh, co-editor of Can I Get a Witness?, is Commonwealth Professor of Religious Studies and director of the Project on Lived Theology at the University of Virginia.

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John Edwin Mason

One Love, Ghoema Beat: Inside the Cape Town Carnival

John Edwin Mason is an historian and photographer who teaches African history and the history of photography at UVA. He is currently writing a book about the American photographer and filmmaker Gordon Parks.

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Deborah McDowell

The Punitive Turn: New Approaches to Race and Incarceration

Deborah McDowell is the director of the Carter G. Woodson Institute and Alice Griffin Professor of English at the University of Virginia. The University’s Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center recognized McDowell with the 2018 Zintl Leadership Award for her collaborative activities and commitment to diversify not only the faculty on Grounds, but throughout the nation.

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Chris McGreal

American Overdose: The Opioid Tragedy in Three Acts

Chris McGreal is the author of American Overdose: The Opioid Tragedy in Three Acts. He is a reporter for The Guardian and former journalist for the BBC. He was The Guardian’s correspondent in Johannesburg, Jerusalem and Washington, D.C.

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LaTanya McQueen

And It Begins Like This

LaTanya McQueen, author of And It Begins Like This, received her MFA from Emerson College, her PhD from the University of Missouri, and was the 2017-18 Robert P. Dana Emerging Writer Fellow at Cornell College. She is an editor for both Story Magazine and Gigantic Sequins. She teaches at Coe College.

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Michael Mewshaw

The Lost Prince: A Search for Pat Conroy

Michael Mewshaw’s most recent book is The Lost Prince; his writing career spans five decades and includes award-winning forays into fiction, non-fiction, literary criticism, and investigative journalism. A former professor of the University of Virginia, he now lives in Key West, Fla.

Genre: Non-Fiction

Patricia Miller

Bringing Down the Colonel: A Sex Scandal of the Gilded Age, and the "Powerless" Woman Who Took On Washington

Patricia Miller, author of Bringing Down the Colonel, is an award-winning author and journalist whose fascination with the untold stories of women led her on a 10-year journey to unearth the story of the Breckinridge–Pollard scandal. She lives outside of Washington, D.C., with her husband and dog.

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Tim Mohr

Burning Down the Haus

Tim Mohr, author of Burning Down the Haus, is an award-winning translator and collaborator on memoirs by musicians Gil Scott-Heron, Duff McKagan, and Paul Stanley. He has written for the New York Times Book Review and New York Magazine, and was a staff editor at Playboy.

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Catharine Murray

Now You See the Sky

Catharine H. Murray, author of Now You See the Sky, lives with her two sons in Portland, Maine, where she teaches English to refugees. She has led workshops on grief writing and has read at Harvard University, Maine State Prison, University of New England, and Maine Medical Center.

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