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Siah Armajani is an Iranian sculptor who has worked in the United States for more...
Anthony Arnove produced the Academy Award–nominated documentary Dirty Wars, based on Jeremy Scahill’s book Dirty...
James Arthur’s poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, Poetry, Ploughshares, and...
Richard Artschwager (1923-2013) was an American painter, illustrator, and sculptor whose stylistic independence placed him...
Eve Aschheim is an abstract painter whose highly geometrical and dynamic structures seem to defy...
Nadeem Aslam is a British-Pakistani novelist whose works include Maps for Lost Lovers, The Wasted...
Margaret Atwood is an international literary star and one of Canada’s most celebrated authors. A...
Art critic Hilton Kramer described Milton Avery (1885-1965) as “without question, our greatest colorist… Among...
Negar Azimi is the Senior Editor of Bidoun, an award-winning magazine on the arts and...
Jimmy Santiago Baca is a poet, memoirist, activist, and native New Mexican. His books include...
Andrew Bacevich is a retired professor of history and international relations at Boston University. He...
Nicholson Baker said, “I want the books to be about things that you don’t notice...
John Balaban is the author of eleven books of poetry and prose, a translator of...
John Baldessari, one of southern California’s most influential artists, is recognized internationally for his role...
Cecilia Ballí is an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of...
Subhankar Banerjee was born in Berhampore, India in 1967. He spent his childhood there and...
Russell Banks‘s writings include the novels Continental Drift, Cloudsplitter, and The Darling, as well as...
John Banville, born in Wexford, Ireland in 1945, is a novelist, literary reviewer, screenwriter and...
Amiri Baraka (1934-2014) Amiri Baraka (née Everett LeRoi Jones) author of over 40 books of...
Tom Barbash is the author of a novel, The Last Good Chance, and a nonfiction...
Italian artist Olivo Barbieri studied drama, music, and art at the University of Bologna before...
Omar Barghouti is a Palestinian researcher, commentator, and human rights activist committed to upholding international...
Coleman Barks published his first book of poetry, The Juice, in 1972. From the late...
“Life requires access to clean water; to deny the right to water is to deny...
Sebastian Barry is a novelist, poet, and playwright. His latest book, Days without End (2016)...
Kevin Barry is the author of the novels Beatlebone and City of Bohane, and the...
David Barsamian, author, lecturer, and investigative journalist, is the founder of Alternative Radio, an independent...
John Barth‘s novels include Once Upon a Time: A Floating Opera; The Last Voyage of...
Uta Barth is a photographer whose reductive and quiet images capture moments of observation of...
Rick Bass is the author of many books of fiction and nonfiction. He has received...

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