Lidia Yuknavitch

Lidia Yuknavitch is a writer best known for her award-winning novel, The Small Backs of Children, and the acclaimed memoir The Chronology of Water, a searing story of surviving and learning to live...

Chris Guillebeau

Chris Guillebeau is an entrepreneur, explorer, and New York Times-bestselling author. During a lifetime of self-employment, Guillebeau visited every country in the world (193 in total) before his 35th birthday....

Omar El Akkad

Omar El Akkad was born in Cairo, Egypt and grew up in Doha, Qatar before moving to Canada with his family. An award-winning journalist and author, El Akkad has traveled...

Cheryl Strayed

Cheryl Strayed is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Wild. At age 22, Strayed found herself shattered by two major life events: her mothers sudden death from cancer and...

Karen Russell

Karen Russells debut novel, Swamplandia!, was chosen by The New York Times as one of the Ten Best Books of 2011, long-listed for The Orange Prize, and a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Russell has been...

Matthew Holm

Matthew Holm is the New York Times-bestselling author and illustrator of more than 35 books for children. Together with his sister, author Jennifer L. Holm, he co-created the graphic novel...