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Tag: fiction

Whitley Strieber

  • February 5, 2020
Whitley Strieber is the author of The Wolfen, The Hunger, Superstorm, and Communion, all made into movies (Superstorm as The Day After Tomorrow). He is also the author of many other books, including, in addition to Communion, two follow-on books, Transformation and Breakthrough and, most recently, The Afterlife Revolution and the science fiction novel New...
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Tonya Bolden

  • February 5, 2020
Tonya Bolden is a critically acclaimed award-winning author/co-author/editor of more than two dozen books for young people. They include Crossing Ebeneezer Creek, which received five starred reviews; Finding Family, which received two starred reviews and was a Kirkus Reviews and Bank Street Best Childrens Book of the Year; Maritcha: A Nineteenth-Century American Girl, a Coretta...
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Xavier Garza

  • February 5, 2020
Born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley, Xavier Garza is a prolific author, artist, and storyteller whose work frequently focuses on his experiences growing up in the small border town of Rio Grande City. He graduated from the University of Texas-Pan American in 1994 with a BFA in Art and has exhibited his art...
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Silvia López

  • February 5, 2020
Silvia López, a Cuban native raised in Miami, Florida, served as a children’s librarian at schools and public libraries for over three decades. She holds degrees in English, Library Science, and Educational Technology, and is a National Board-Certified Teacher. Her picture book, Just Right Family: An Adoption Story, was released in March 2018. She had...
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Tim O’Brien

  • February 5, 2020
Tim OBriens acclaimed novels include The Things They Carried (an NEA Big Read, which The New York Times said belongs on the short list of essential fiction about Vietnam), If I Die in a Combat Zone, In the Lake of the Woods, and Going After Cacciato (which won the 1979 National Book Award in fiction),...
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Steven Banks

  • February 5, 2020
Steven Banks is a writer who received an Emmy nomination as head writer on SpongeBob SquarePants, wrote for The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron and CatDog, has appeared on TV shows like Penn & Teller’s Fool Us, attended Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Clown College, wrote a book called King of the Creeps, co-created the...
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Téa Obreht

  • February 5, 2020
Téa Obreht is the author of The Tigers Wife, a finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the 2011 Orange Prize for Fiction. An international bestseller, it has sold over a million copies worldwide, with rights sold in 37 countries. Obreht was a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree and was named...
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Tehlor Kay Mejia

  • February 5, 2020
Tehlor Kay Mejia is the author of the critically acclaimed young adult fantasy novel We Set the Dark on Fire, as well as its new sequel, We Unleash the Merciless Storm, and Miss Meteor (co-written with National Book Award nominee Anna-Marie McLemore). Her middle grade debut, Paola Santiago and the River of Tears, releases from...
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Sehba Sarwar

  • February 5, 2020
Sehba Sarwars writings have appeared in publications including the New York Times Sunday Magazine, Creative Time Reports, Asia: Magazine of Asian Literature, and elsewhere. Her short stories have been anthologized by Feminist Press, Akashic Books, and HarperCollins India, while the second edition of her novel, Black Wings, was released in 2019. Born and raised in Pakistan in...
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Samantha Mabry

  • February 5, 2020
Samantha Mabry is the author of the acclaimed novels, A Fierce and Subtle Poison and All the Wind in the World, the latter of which was longlisted for the National Book Award in 2017. She and her family split their time between Mineral Wells and Dallas, where she teaches composition, creative writing, and Latinx Literature...
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Severo Perez

  • February 5, 2020
Severo Perez, an award-winning filmmaker, playwright, and writer, grew up in working-class Westside San Antonio and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. For over forty-five years he produced programming for PBS, network and cable television, corporate sponsors, and the educational market. His feature film adaptation of the novel and the earth did not...
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Sandra Cisneros

  • February 5, 2020
Sandra Cisneros is a poet, short story writer, novelist, and essayist whose work explores the lives of the working class. Her numerous awards include NEA fellowships in both poetry and fiction, the Texas Medal of the Arts, a MacArthur Fellowship, the PEN/Nabokov Award for International Literature, and the National Medal of the Arts, awarded to...
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