Lila Azam Zanganeh

Lila Azam Zanganeh was born in Paris to Iranian parents. After studying literature and philosophy at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, she moved to the United States to teach literature and cinema at Harvard University. Lila has contributed criticism, interviews, and essays to a host of publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Le…

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Ishmael Beah

Ishmael Beah born in Sierra Leone, West Africa, is the New York Times bestselling author of A Long Way Gone, Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, and Radiance of Tomorrow, A Novel. His newest work, Little Family, a novel, is a profound and tender portrayal of the connections we forge to survive the fate we’re dealt,…

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Terry Tempest Williams

Terry Tempest Williams is Programs Chair of Narrative 4. A renowned naturalist, free speech advocate, and award-winning author, she has published sixteen books in a range of genres including novels, memoirs, poetry and essay collections, and a book for children. Her 1991 memoir, Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place

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Assaf Gavron

Assaf Gavron is an acclaimed Israeli writer who has published five novels, Ice, Moving, Almost Dead, Hydromania and The Hilltop; a collection of short stories, Sex in the Cemetery; and a non-fiction collection of Jerusalem falafel-joint reviews, Eating Standing Up.  His fiction has been adapted for the stage in Israel’s national theatre, and optioned for…

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