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Boston Book Festival Authors

July 2, 2010

I recently received an email that highlights some of the authors who will be featured at the Boston Book Festival this October.  Looks like a great lineup!  Check it out:

bryson BILL BRYSON
Bill Bryson, in addition to being a Red Sox fan, is a bestselling author of humorous books on travel, American life, and nature. His titles include A Walk in the Woods and A Short History of Nearly Everything.  His new book is At Home: A Short History Of Private Life.
homes A. M. HOMES
A. M. Homes is the author of the novels This Book Will Save Your Life, The End of Alice and The Mistress’s Daughter, among others, as well as the short story collection Things You Should Know. Formerly a writer/producer for The L Word, she is currently a contributing editor at Vanity Fair.
jen GISH JEN
Celebrated novelist and short story writer, Gish Jen is the author of the international bestsellers Typical American, Mona in the Promised Land, Who’s Irish?, and The Love Wife.  Her much-anticipated new novel is World & Town.
kinney JEFF KINNEY
Jeff Kinney is the author and illustrator of the popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series. In 2009, Kinney was named one of Time magazine’s 100 “Most Influential People” in the world.
lehane DENNIS LEHANE
Dennis Lehane is the author of the New York Times bestsellers, Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone, Shutter Island, and most recently The Given Day.  He has also written the introduction to a reissue of George V. Higgins’ classic The Friends of Eddie Coyle.
oates JOYCE CAROL OATES
Joyce Carol Oates won the National Book Award for Them and her novels Black Water, What I Lived For, and Blonde were nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.  Her newest collection of short stories is Sourland.
schiff STACY SCHIFF
Stacy Schiff is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Véra: Portrait of a Marriage, a biography of Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov. Her latest biography, Cleopatra, examines the life of the Queen of the Nile.
sen AMARTYA SEN
Amartya Sen is the Thomas W. Lamont Professor Emeritus at Harvard University.  In 1998 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics for his contributions to welfare economics.  His latest book, The Idea of Justice, presents an alternative approach to mainstream theories of justice.
stiglitz JOSEPH STIGLITZ
Recipient of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Economics for his analysis of markets with asymmetric information, Joseph Stiglitz is University Professor at Columbia University and Chair of Columbia’s Committee on Global Thought. His latest book is Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy.
wilkerson ISABEL WILKERSON
A professor in the College of Communications at Boston University, Isabel Wilkerson is the first African-American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize in journalism. Her latest work is The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration.
bryson E. O. WILSON
Regarded as on of the world’s preeminent biologists and naturalists, Edward O. Wilson is the author of more than twenty books, including two Pulitzer Prize winners, The Ants and On Human Nature. Anthill is his first novel.
young KEVIN YOUNG
Kevin Young is the author of six books of poetry, including Jelly Roll: A Blues, a finalist for the National Book Award. Young’s latest work is the anthology The Art of Losing: Poems of Grief and Healing.
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