Megan Abbott

Bestselling and award-winning author Megan Abbott is revered for her suspense writing that explores the dark underbellies and competitive atmospheres of intimate, powerful, and vulnerable spaces traditionally reserved for women.Her most recent book, The Turnout, is a revelatory and mesmerizing new novel set against the hothouse of a family-run ballet studio during an intense and … Continued

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Gabriela Alemán

Gabriela Alemán was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She received a PhD at Tulane University and holds a master’s degree in Latin American literature from Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar. She currently resides in Quito, Ecuador. Her literary honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2006; membership in the Bogotá 39, a 2007 selection of the … Continued

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Nic Brown

In the mid-1990s, when Nic Brown was fresh out of high school, he was living his childhood dream as a rock and roll drummer. Signing a major label record deal, playing big shows, hitting the charts, giving interviews in Rolling Stone, appearing on The Tonight Show—what could be better for a young artist? But contrary … Continued

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Mahogany L. Browne

Writer, organizer, vocalist, performance poet, and educator Mahogany L. Browne is an author of poetry and fiction. Her YA poetry book Black Girl Magic celebrates a Black girlhood that is “free, unforgettable, and luminous,” while her children’s book, Woke Baby, is for all the littlest progressives who grow up to change the world. Her most recent books include … Continued

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S. A. Cosby

S. A. Cosby’s new novel, Razorblade Tears follows the phenomenal reception to Blacktop Wasteland, a novel that reinvents and reclaims the southern noir narrative. While Cosby’s earlier novel started with the high-octane roar of a street race, Razorblade Tears begins with a policeman’s knock. Ike and Buddy Lee have their sons’ deaths in common—and the … Continued

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