Marie Arana

Marie Arana

Marie Arana is a novelist, essayist, biographer, and former editor in chief of Book World at The Washington...

Carol Adrienne

Carol Adrienne

Carol Adrienne is an internationally known author and workshop facilitator...

Kurt Andersen

Kurt Andersen

Kurt Andersen is an author and host of Studio 360, the award-winning weekly cultural program on public radio...

Conrad Anker

Conrad Anker

Conrad Anker is an American rock climber, mountaineer, and author famous for his challenging ascents...

Robert Ballard

Robert Ballard

Dr. Robert D. Ballard is best known for his discovery of the legendary Titanic and underwater...

Phillip Berman

Phillip Berman

Author and motivational speaker Phillip Berman is, perhaps foremost, a lifetime catamaran sailor...

Gregory Boyle

Gregory Boyle

Father Gregory is the pastor of Dolores Mission in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles...

David Brancaccio

David Brancaccio

David Brancaccio is host and senior editor of NOW on PBS, public television's award-winning newsmagazine...

Taylor Branch

Taylor Branch

Taylor Branch is an American author and historian best known for his trilogy of books on Martin Luther King, Jr...

David Breashears

David Breashears

David Breashears is a world-class filmmaker, adventurer, and mountaineer and recipient of four Emmy...

Po Bronson

Po Bronson

Po Bronson has built a career both as a successful novelist and as a prominent writer of narrative nonfiction...

Howard Buffett

Howard Buffett

Howard G. Buffett has written more than half a dozen books on conservation, wildlife, and the human condition...

Nina Burleigh

Nina Burleigh

Nina is an award-winning author and journalist. She has written five books and has been published in...

Jennifer Carter

Jennifer Carter

Jennifer Carter was the first woman in history to dive down to the Titanic in a submersible. She was also...

Linda Shaylor Cooper

Linda Shaylor Cooper

Having walked away from organized religion at an early age Linda found herself questioning life and its...

Michael Cunningham

Michael Cunningham

Michael received the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the PEN/Faulkner Award, both for The Hours and...

Rorke Denver

Rorke Denver

SEAL officer Lieutenant Commander Rorke Denver led 200 commando missions, he earned a Bronze Star with...

Keith Devlin

Keith Devlin

Dr. Keith Devlin, known to many as NPR's "Math Guy," is Executive Director of Stanford University's Center...

Matt Dickinson

Matt Dickinson

Matt Dickinson is a filmmaker and writer who specializes in the wild places and the indigenous people of...

David Ewing Duncan

David Ewing Duncan

David Ewing Duncan is an award-winning, best-selling author of books, essays, articles and short stories...

Sylvia Earle

Sylvia Earle

Recognized by the Library of Congress as a Living Legend, Dr. Earle is an Explorer in Residence at the National...

Richard Elman

Richard Elman

Richard Elman was a novelist, poet, critic, and teacher.

Eve Ensler

Eve Ensler

Eve Ensler is an internationally bestselling author and an acclaimed playwright whose works include...

Nicholas Evans

Nicholas Evans

Nicholas Evans is the bestselling author of The Horse Whisperer and several other novels.

Mike Finley

Mike Finley

Mike Finley is an authority on change -- perhaps the only one who sees that the key to leadership...

Janet Fitch

Janet Fitch

In addition to the overwhelming success of White Oleander, Janet Fitch has published short stories in...

Carole Brody Fleet

Carole Brody Fleet

Carole Brody Fleet is the award-winning author of Widows Wear Stilettos: A Practical and Emotional...

Roger Fouts

Roger Fouts

Roger Fouts is professor of psychology at Central Washington University and co-director with his wife...

Winifred Gallagher

Winifred Gallagher

Winifred Gallagher's previous books are Just the Way You Are: How Heredity and Experience Create...

Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell has been a staff writer with The New Yorker magazine since 1996. His 1999 profile of...

Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall

In the summer of 1960, a young Englishwoman arrived on the shores of Lake Tanganyika in Tanzania...

Gila Green

Gila Green

Gila teaches writers at all levels how to make their writing more memorable. As a book editor she cultivates...

Jesse Green

Jesse Green

Jesse Green is a much-anthologized, award-winning journalist and a regular contributor to...

April Henry

April Henry

After working for more than a decade as a health care writer, April was able to leave her day job in 2008...

JT Hunter

JT Hunter

J.T. Hunter is an attorney with over fourteen years of experience practicing law, including criminal law and...

Sebastian Junger

Sebastian Junger

Sebastian Junger is an American author, journalist, and documentary filmmaker, most famous...

Rodger Kamenetz

Rodger Kamenetz

Rodger Kamenetz is the author of the landmark international bestseller The Jew in the Lotus and the National...

Joseph Kanon

Joseph Kanon

Joseph Kanon was born in Pennsylvania and studied at Harvard University, and at Trinity College in Cambridge...

Robin Kobaly

Robin Kobaly

Robin is a botanist and plant ecologist with expertise in plant communities in the Mojave and Sonoran deserts...

Ruth Anne Kocour

Ruth Anne Kocour

Ruth Anne Kocour has summited the highest peaks on four continents, in Asia, Europe, Africa, and...

Craig Lambert

Craig Lambert

Craig Lambert, a staff writer and editor at Harvard Magazine, has written for Sports Illustrated and Town...

Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis is an American non-fiction author and financial journalist. His bestselling books include...

John Licata

John Licata

John Licata is the Founder/Chief Energy Strategist of Blue Phoenix Inc. and the author of “Lessons...

Ellaraine Lockie

Ellaraine Lockie

Ellaraine Lockie writes poetry, nonfiction books and essays and has authored seven collections of poetry and...

Ian Lurie

Ian Lurie

Ian Lurie is CEO and Founder of Portent, a full-service digital agency he started in 1995....

Deborah Madison

Deborah Madison

Deborah Madison is an American chef, writer and cooking teacher. She has been called an expert on...

Gregg Main

Gregg Main

Gregg Main is a graduate of California State University and the University of Iowa Writers Workshop...

Gary McAvoy

Gary McAvoy

A veteran of the computer hardware and software industry, Gary is co-author with Dr. Jane Goodall of...

Kimberly McKay

Kimberly McKay

Author of Finding Kylie, Facing Redemption, and Coming Home, Kimberly McKay finishes out her series...

Rich Merritt

Rich Merritt

Richard Wayne Merritt is an author, blogger and attorney. Merritt is a speaker at universities, law schools...

Michael Murphy

Michael Murphy

Michael Murphy co-founded The Esalen Institute in 1962 on California's Big Sur coast, joining...

Tawni O'Dell

Tawni O'Dell

Tawni O’Dell is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Sister Mine, Coal Run, and Back Roads...

Peter Pappas

Peter Pappas

Peter Pappas is no stranger to public education. In addition to his twenty-five years...

T. Jefferson Parker

T. Jefferson Parker

T. Jefferson Parker is a native of the Southern California suburbs that are the backdrops to his bestselling crime...

Brenda Peterson

Brenda Peterson

Brenda Peterson is a nature writer and novelist, author of 15 books, including a New York Times “Notable...

Ayala Malach Pines

Ayala Malach Pines

Professor Ayala Malach Pines is on the faculty of the School of Management at Ben-Gurion...

E. Annie Proulx

E. Annie Proulx

Edna Annie Proulx is an American journalist and author. Her second novel, The Shipping News...

Kathy Reichs

Kathy Reichs

New York Times Bestseller author Kathy Reichs is a forensic anthropologist on whose life and work...

Charles P. Ries

Charles P. Ries

Charles P. Ries lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His narrative poems, short stories and...

Gary Rivlin

Gary Rivlin

Gary Rivlin is the author of two acclaimed works of nonfiction, Drive-By and Fire on the Prairie...

Jane Butkin Roth

Jane Butkin Roth

Jane Butkin Roth's essays, and poems have appeared in more than 70 journals worldwide, including the Houston...

Michael Ruhlman

Michael Ruhlman

Michael Ruhlman was born in 1963 in Cleveland, Ohio. After graduating from Duke University in 1985...

Mary Doria Russell

Mary Doria Russell

Mary Doria Russell was born near Chicago in 1950 to a Navy nurse and a Marine Corps drill sergeant and...

Tom Schabarum

Tom Schabarum

Tom Schabarum's first novel was a 2011 Finalist for a Lambda Literary Award. His novella and stories...

Julia Scully

Julia Scully

Julia Scully was born in Seattle and moved with her mother and sister to Alaska before the outbreak of World War II...

David Sedaris

David Sedaris

David Sedaris is one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers, as he slices through cultural euphemisms and...

Leslie Marmon Silko

Leslie Marmon Silko

Leslie Marmon Silko, a former professor of English and fiction writing, is the author of novels, short stories...

Bob Smith

Bob Smith

Born in Buffalo, Bob Smith has the distinction of being the first openly gay comedian to appear on The Tonight Show...

Martin Cruz Smith

Martin Cruz Smith

Smith is best known for his novels featuring Russian investigator Arkady Renko whom Smith introduced...

Zadie Smith

Zadie Smith

Novelist Zadie Smith was born in North London in 1975 to an English father and a Jamaican mother. She read English at...

Jennifer Steil

Jennifer Steil

Jennifer Steil is an award-winning American author, journalist, and actor currently living in La Paz, Bolivia...

Kara Swisher

Kara Swisher

Kara Swisher is an American technology columnist for the Wall Street Journal and an author and commentator...

Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

One of the most widely read American anthropologists, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas has observed...

Doug Thompson

Doug Thompson

Doug Thompson is an internationally recognized marine naturalist, expedition leader, author and lecturer...

Adriana Trigiani

Adriana Trigiani

Best-selling author ADRIANA TRIGIANI is beloved by millions of readers around the world for her hilarious and...

Mary Trigiani

Mary Trigiani

Mary Trigiani is a consultant and lecturer on issues driving authenticity in leadership. An expert message crafter...

Vint Virga

Vint Virga

A recognized expert on animal behavior and a prominent advocate for nurturing the human-animal bond...

Beck Weathers

Beck Weathers

Beck Weathers is an American pathologist from Texas. He is best known for his role in the 1996 Mount Everest disaster...