Biographies: Last Name beginning with 'W'

Terry Tempest Williams is an award-winning author, environmentalist, and activist who writes about the intersection...
Binyavanga Wainaina (1971-2019) was a Kenyan author, journalist, and winner of the 2002 Caine Prize...
Derek Walcott (1930-2017) was a Saint Lucian poet, playwright, and essayist whose works were informed...
G.C. Waldrep’s book of poems, Goldbeater’s Skin, won the 2003 Colorado Prize for Poetry as...
Frank X Walker is the author of five collections of poetry including Buffalo Dance: The...
Gabrielle Walker is an expert on climate change and the energy industry. She holds a...
Alice Walker is a celebrated writer, poet, and activist with a prolific career spanning...
Roger Walker began making his drawings over 20 years ago as a way to pass...
David Foster Wallace (1962-2008) was one of the most acclaimed and influential American writers of...
Erika Wanenmacher is an artist who lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico. A...
Dora-Linda Wang, born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to parents who had fled the Sino-Japanese War...
Rosanna Warren is a poet, writer, and educator.  She is the author of the poetry...
Steve Wasserman has served as editor for the Los Angeles Times Book Review since 1996...
Don Waters is the author of Sunland, a novel, and the story collection, Desert Gothic...
Claire Vaye Watkins was born in Bishop, California in 1984. She was raised in the...
Brad Watson (1955-2020) was a writer and professor at The University of Wyoming in the...
Joanna Weber was acting curator of the Department of European and Contemporary art and acting...
Bruce Weigl is the author of 12 collections of poetry, most recently Declension in the...
Dara Wier writes poetry and prose and sometimes both at the same time. Books of...
Stefi Weisburd is the author of two poetry collections, The Wind-Up Gods, which won the...
Jillian Weise’s latest poetry collection, The Book of Goodbyes, won the James Laughlin Award from...
Sasha Weiss is culture editor of the New York Times Magazine, where she covers film...
Lawrence Weschler was for over twenty years a staff writer at The New Yorker, where...
Dr. Cornel West is a philosopher, author, activist, social critic, and one of America’s most...
Orlando White is Diné (Navajo) from Sweetwater, Arizona. The author of one book of poetry...
Steven F. White has translated and edited anthologies of poetry from Nicaragua, Chile and Brazil...
Colson Whitehead is the author of seven novels including The Nickel Boys, which won the...
John Edgar Wideman's books include American Histories; Writing to Save a Life: The Louis Till File...
A veteran of nonprofit literary publishing for two decades, Michael Wiegers is the editor in...
Isabel Wilkerson is the author of The Warmth of Other Suns, an epic story of...

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