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Sara Farizan

Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel

Sara Farizan, author of Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel, is the daughter of Iranian immigrants, and was born in Massachusetts. She is an MFA graduate of Lesley University and holds a BA in film and media studies from American University. She is also the author of If You Could Be Mine.

Speaker's Twitter Genre: Children/Youth

Corinne Field

Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women

Corinne Field, author of The Struggle for Equal Adulthood: Gender, Race, Age, and the Fight for Citizenship in Antebellum America and co-editor of Age in America: Colonial Era to the Present. She is a lecturer in History and Women, Gender & Sexuality at UVa.

Speaker's Website Genre: Non-Fiction

Dolores Flamiano

Women, Workers, and Race in LIFE Magazine: Hansel Mieth’s Reform Photojournalism, 1934-1955

Dolores Flamiano, author of Women, Workers, and Race in LIFE Magazine: Hansel Mieth’s Reform Photojournalism, 1934-1955, is professor and interim director, School of Media Arts and Design at James Madison University. Her work has appeared in Visual Communication Quarterly and Southern Cultures.

Speaker's Facebook Genre: Non-Fiction

Angela Flournoy

The Turner House

Angela Flournoy is the author of The Turner House, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. She is a National Book Foundation “5 Under 35” honoree, and her writing has appeared in The Paris Review, the New York TimesThe New Republic and the Los Angeles Times.

Speaker's Twitter Genre: Fiction

David Forrer

David Forrer began his career in publishing in 1997 after receiving an MA in creative writing from Boston University. An agent with InkWell Management since it was created in 2004, his areas of interest include literary, commercial, historical, and crime fiction; humorous non-fiction; and popular history.

Speaker's Website Speaker's Twitter Genre: Publishing

Joanne Foster

Joanne Reckler Foster is coauthor of The Captain’s A Woman: Tales of a Merchant Mariner. A former reporter for the Rocky Mountain News, National Observer, and Washington Post, she is currently a freelance editor.

Genre: Non-Fiction

Ryan Fox

Ryan Fox, editorial director at the Authors Guild, holds an MFA in poetry from UVa, where he was poetry editor of Meridian, and a JD from Fordham University School of Law, where he was editor-in-chief of the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal.

Speaker's Website Genre: Publishing

Susan Fraiman

X-treme Domesticity: A Vindication of Homemaking

Susan Fraiman is professor of English at the University of Virginia, specializing in the area of gender and sexuality studies. Her forthcoming book is entitled X-treme Domesticity: A Vindication of Homemaking (Columbia University Press).

Genre: Non-Fiction

Lesley Francis

You Come Too: My Journey with Robert Frost

Lesley Lee Francis, author of You Come Too: My Journey with Robert Frost and Robert Frost: An Adventure in Poetry, 1900-1918, is a retired professor of Spanish language, literature, and history. She has written and lectured extensively on her grandfather.

Genre: Non-Fiction

Alan Furst

Midnight in Europe

Alan Furst, author of Midnight in Europe, is widely recognized as the master of the historical spy novel. Now translated into eighteen languages, he is the author of Night Soldiers, Dark Star, The Polish Officer, The World at Night, Red Gold, Kingdom of Shadows, Blood of Victory, Dark Voyage, The Foreign Correspondent, The Spies of Warsaw, Spies of the Balkans, and Mission to Paris.

Speaker's Website Speaker's Facebook Genre: Crime Wave