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Kathryn Aalto, author of The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh, is an American landscape designer and historian living in Exeter, England. She has masters degrees in garden history and creative nonfiction, with a particular interest in literary landscapes.
Hanadi Al-Samman, author of Anxiety of Erasure, is an associate professor of Arabic Language and Literature in the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Virginia. Her research focuses on contemporary Arabic literature, diaspora, sexuality studies, and transnational feminism.
William Anderson is a professional counselor at the University of Virginia, and is active in social justice issues.
Alice Anderson, coauthor of More Together: 25 Years at On Our Own of Charlottesville Sharing Peer Practices, is the current president of the board of directors of On Our Own of Charlottesville. She holds a Master of Divinity specializing in social change and urban ministry. She also holds an MA in Teaching and has developed and delivered curriculum in numerous adult education settings.
Eric Angevine, author of Hinkle Fieldhouse: Indiana’s Basketball Cathedral, has written about college basketball for ESPN, CBS and NBC. By day, he is a copywriter for Crutchfield. He lives in Charlottesville with his wife and son.
Barbara Armacost is a professor of Law at the UVa School of Law, where she has taught since 1992. She has a JD from the UVa School of Law and a Masters in Theological Studies from Regent College, University of British Columbia.
Katherine Arnup, author of “I don’t have time for this!” A Compassionate Guide to Caring for Your Parents and Yourself, is a writer, hospice volunteer, and retired university professor from Ottawa, Canada. She is passionate about bringing conversations about death and dying into the public sphere.
Bert Ashe, author of Twisted: My Dreadlock Chronicles, studies and teaches contemporary American literature and culture as associate professor of English and American studies at the University of Richmond.
Rick Atkinson is the author of The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945, the final volume of his Liberation Trilogy, a narrative history of the U.S. military’s role in the liberation of Europe in World War II. Among his many awards are a 2003 Pulitzer Prize for history for the first volume, An Army At Dawn, a 1999 Pulitzer Prize for public service in journalism, and a 1982 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting in journalism.
Jim Auchmutey, author of The Class of ’65, covered the South for almost three decades with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was twice named the Cox Newspapers Writer of the Year. He is also co-author of two cookbooks and has won a James Beard Foundation award for his food writing.