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Mario Vargas Llosa, born in Peru in 1936, is the author of some of the...
Helen Vendler, the A. Kingsley Porter University Professor at Harvard University, is one of the...
A.J. Verdelle‘s debut novel, The Good Negress, won five national prizes—including from the American Academy...
Sam Howe Verhovek is a former correspondent for the New York Times, working for the...
Vendela Vida is the author of, Girls on the Verge, a journalistic study of female...
Gore Vidal is the author of twenty-two novels, five plays, many screenplays, more than two...
Patricia Vigderman is a writer, translator and former magazine editor whose essays and reviews have...
Katharine Viner joined The Guardian in1997, having undertaken numerous positions including most recently deputy editor...
Ocean Vuong, an American poet and essayist, is the author of Night Sky with Exit...
Binyavanga Wainaina is a Kenyan author, journalist and winner of the 2002 Caine Prize for...
Derek Walcott was born in St. Lucia, West Indies, in 1930, and educated at the...
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 5...
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 was born in Meridian, Mississippi and currently lives in Wyoming, where he teaches...
Joanna Weber is currently the acting curator of the Department of European and Contemporary Art...
Bruce Weigl is the author of 12 collections of poetry, most recently Declension in the...
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...

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