Biographies: Last Name beginning with 'R'

Emily Raboteau is an essayist, memoirist, and novelist.  Her books include The Professor’s Daughter (Henry...
Mary Rakow, a native Californian, has a Masters Degree in Theological Studies from Harvard and...
Claudia Rankine is the author of five collections of poetry, including, most recently, Citizen: An...
Barbara Ransby is a historian, author, and longtime activist. She is professor of history, African...
Michael Ratner is President of the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) in New York and...
Diane Ravitch is the nation’s leading advocate for public education. She is a historian of education...
Chet Raymo is a writer, teacher, and naturalist, whose twelve books include Natural Prayers; Skeptics...
Peter Reading was born in Liverpool, England, in 1946 and studied painting at the Liverpool...
Roger Reeves’s poems have appeared in journals such as Poetry, Ploughshares, American Poetry Review, Boston...
Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts is a journalist and essayist whose work has appeared in The New York...
Adrienne Rich received the Yale Younger Poets Award in 1951 (from judge W. H. Auden)...
Atsuro Riley is the author of Romey’s Order, published in 2010 by the University of...
Ronald Suresh Roberts, born in London and raised in Trinidad, practiced law on Wall Street...
Robin Robertson is from the north-east coast of Scotland. He has published five collections of...
Heather Rogers is a journalist and author. She has written for The New York Times...
Pattiann Rogers is considered one of America’s finest contemporary poets, writing densely detailed, thickly textured...
Shelagh Rogers, one of the most familiar and beloved of Canadian radio voices, is the...
Robin Romm is the author of two books. Her memoir, The Mercy Papers, was named...
Patrick Rosal is author of four books, most recently, Brooklyn Antediluvian, which was a finalist...
Jordy Rosenberg is an Associate Professor of Literature at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. They are...
Johnnie Winona Ross is a New Mexico-based painter whose work is inspired by both the...
J. Allyn Rosser believes that poetry “is the nearest thing we have to a cure...
Arundhati Roy is an Indian author, actor, and political activist. She is well-known for her...
Andrew N. Rubin is a Scholar in Residence in English and Comparative Literature at Georgetown...
Mary Ruefle has published ten books of poetry, including Selected Poems (Wave Books, 2010), winner...
Salman Rushdie is the author of numerous books that take readers on a provocative journey...
Karen Russell is a novelist and short story writer and was one of The New...
Kay Ryan was appointed the Library of Congress’s 16th Poet Laureate in 2008. She has...

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