January Gill O’Neil


January Gill O’Neil, author of Rewilding, is executive director of the Massachusetts Poetry Festival, assistant professor of English at Salem State University, and the John and Renée Grisham Writer-in-Residence for 2019-20 at the University of Mississippi, Oxford.

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William Oldfield

Inspector Oldfield and the Black Hand Society: America's Original Gangsters and the U.S. Postal Detective who Brought Them to Justice

William Oldfield, author of Inspector Oldfield and the Black Hand Society, is an archivist and historical lecturer. He is currently engaged in entrepreneurial pursuits in the areas of environmental and sustainable operations. He grew up in Akron, Ohio, and currently lives in Annapolis, Md.

Genre: Non-Fiction

Marijean Oldham

100 Things to Do in Charlottesville Before You Die, Second Edition

Marijean Oldham, author of 100 Things to Do in Charlottesville Before You Die, Second Edition, is a public relations professional and president of Jaggers Communications, based in Charlottesville, Va.

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José Olivarez

Citizen Illegal

José Olivarez, author of Citizen Illegal, is the son of Mexican immigrants and a poet. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Paris Review, Chicago Magazine, and elsewhere. In 2018, he was awarded the first annual Author and Artist in Justice Award from the Phillips Brooks House Association and named a Debut Poet of 2018 by Poets & Writers. He lives in New York City.

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Fernando Operé

Fernando Operé is professor of Spanish at UVa. He directs the Latin American studies program, the Hispanic studies program, and the Valencia program. He is a poet, musician, actor, and soccer player.

Genre: Non-Fiction

Elaine Neil Orr

Swimming Between Worlds

Elaine Neil Orr, author of Swimming Between Worlds, teaches at North Carolina State University. She’s also author of the novel, A Different Sun, and the memoir, Gods of Noonday: A White Girl’s African Life. She grew up in Nigeria.

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Erik Otto


Erik A. Otto, author of Detonation, writes to expose the impact of cultural and technological themes on society in a number of futuristic and other-worldly settings. He is managing director of Ethagi, Inc., an organization dedicated to promoting the safe and ethical use of artificial intelligence.

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