Fatimah Asghar is a nationally touring poet, performer, educator, and writer. She is the writer of Brown Girls, an Emmy-nominated web series that highlights friendships between women of color. Asghar is a member of Dark Noise and a 2017 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellow. Her debut poetry collection, If They Come for Us (One World) grapples with coming of age and navigating questions of sexuality and race without the guidance of a mother or father. In its starred review, Publishers Weekly writes, “Honest, personal, and intimate without being insular or myopic, Asghar’s collection reveals a sense of strength and hope found in identity and cultural history . . .”
Jabari Asim was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. For eleven years, he was an editor at the Washington Post, where he also wrote a syndicated column on politics, popular culture and social issues, and he has been the editor in chief of Crisis magazine, the NAACP's flagship journal of politics, culture and ideas, since 2007. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in Creative Arts and the author of four books for adults, including The N Word, and six books for children. In We Can’t Breathe: On Black Lives, White Lies, and The Art of Survival (Picador), Jabari Asim disrupts what Toni Morrison has exposed as the “Master Narrative” and replaces it with a story of black survival and persistence through art and community in the face of centuries of racism. What emerges is a rich portrait of a community and culture that has resisted, survived, and flourished despite centuries of racism, violence, and trauma. These thought-provoking essays present a different side of American history, one that doesn’t depend on a narrative steeped in oppression but rather reveals black voices telling their own stories.
James Atlas is the author of Bellow: A Biography; Delmore Schwartz: The Life of an American Poet, which was nominated for the National Book Award; and the memoir My Life in the Middle Ages: A Survivor’s Tale. The founder of the Lipper/Viking Penguin Lives series, Atlas was for many years an editor at The New York Times, first at the book review and later at the magazine. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Review of Books, Vanity Fair, and other journals. His latest work, which combines memoir and an examination of the craft of biography is The Shadow in the Garden: A Biographer's Tale (Pantheon). The celebrated chronicler literary giants takes us back to his own childhood in suburban Chicago, where he fell in love with literature and, early on, found in himself the impulse to study writers’ lives. And in what amounts to a pocket history of his own literary generation, Atlas celebrates the biographers who hoped to glimpse an image of their subjects “as fleeting as a familiar face swallowed up in a crowd.”
Helene Atwan is the Director of Beacon Press, an independent non-profit book publisher founded in 1854. She began her publishing career in 1976 at Random House in New York as an assistant editor in their College Division, before moving to Alfred A. Knopf in 1977 as a publicity associate. She then joined The Viking Press in 1979 as the associate director of publicity. In 1981, she moved to Farrar, Straus and Giroux, where she began as the director of publicity. She also became a vice president of the house in 1987 and the associate publisher in 1991. In 1993, she joined the Pocket Books division of Simon & Schuster as a vice president and director of marketing. She was appointed director of Beacon Press by the board of trustees of the Unitarian Universalists Association in October of 1995.
Avilés, Osmán (La Habana, Cuba, 1979) Poeta, investigador literario, antólogo y ensayista. Reside actualmente en Miami. Se ha consagrado al estudio de la obra de Dulce María Loynaz (Pilares del reino. Una incursión por la obra de Dulce María Loynaz) y de Serafina Núñez (Sonetos escogidos de Serafina Núñez). También ha dedicado ensayos y páginas críticas a las escritoras cubanas Nieves Xenes, María Villar Buceta, Cleva Solís y Georgina Herrera, entre otras. Es autor de la antología El manto de mi virtud. Poesía cubana y uruguaya del siglo XXI, con selección, prólogo y notas de presentación preparados en coautoría con Alfredo Coirolo. Su poesía incluye La persistencia de los fragmentos. Con su libro de ensayos Los extraños monzones obtuvo el premio de ensayo Luis Rogelio Nogueras en 2010. Presenta en la Feria el título Serafina Núñez: la verdad amaneciendo (Unos y otros).
Deborah Baker is the author of Making a Farm; In Extremis, which was short-listed for the Pulitzer Prize for Biography; A Blue Hand; and The Convert, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. Her most recent book, The Last Englishmen: Love, War, and the End of Empire (Graywolf Press), is a sumptuous biographical saga, both intimate and epic, about the waning of the British Empire in India. John Auden was a pioneering geologist of the Himalaya. Michael Spender was the first to draw a detailed map of the North Face of Mount Everest. While their younger brothers―W. H. Auden and Stephen Spender―achieved literary fame, they vied to be included on an expedition that would deliver Everest’s summit to an Englishman, a quest that had become a metaphor for Britain’s struggle to maintain power over India. To this rivalry was added another: in the summer of 1938 both men fell in love with a painter named Nancy Sharp. Her choice would determine where each man’s wartime loyalties would lie. Dense with romance and intrigue, and of startling relevance for the great power games of our own day, Deborah Baker’s The Last Englishmen is an engrossing story that traces the end of empire and the stirring of a new world order.
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Ballester Ortiz, Lucía (La Habana, Cuba, 1949). Poeta y artista plástica. Licenciada en Historia del Arte en la Universidad de La Habana en 1978. Ha publicado los poemarios: Ojos incendiarios (2014), Noticias de uno mismo ( 2009), Una suma de frágiles combates (2005), Poemas domésticos (2005), En la décima noche de Saturno (1992) y Áreas exclusivas señalizadas (1990). Sus dibujos, grabados, pinturas, cerámicas y esculturas han sido exhibidos en varias exposiciones personales entre las que sobresalen Criaturas en peligro (2010) y Bestiario. Esculturas y dibujos (2006). Sus dibujos suelen ilustrar sus poemas. Ballester trae a la Feria su libro Una onza de amor (CAAW Ediciones), un poemario de vocación lírica y minimalista que habla de un tema eterno: el amor.
Brian Bandell, a native Floridian, is a reporter at the South Florida Business Journal covering America’s most beloved industry: banking. He has won 13 awards from the Florida Press Club, including first place in both business writing and government reporting. He received another twelve awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, including twice winning a Green Eyeshade for best business enterprise reporting in the Southeast U.S. In Bandell’s science fiction thriller, Silence the Living (Silver Leaf Books) a former police officer who carries in her blood the deadliest substance on the planet, must battle aliens, vengeful humans, and her conscience, as the fate of the world hangs in the balance.
Barceló, Elia (Alicante, España, 1957). Novelista, profesora y ensayista. Estudió Filología Anglogermánica en la Universidad de Valencia y Filología Hispánica en las universidades de Alicante e Innsbruck (en esta última recibió su doctorado en 1995). Reside en Austria desde 1981, donde es profesora de literatura hispánica. Parte de su obra ha sido traducida a más de 18 idiomas. Ha recibido, entre otros galardones, el Premio Internacional de novela corta de ciencia ficción de la Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya (1994), el Edebé de literatura juvenil (1997 y 2007) y el Celsius (2014). Algunas de sus obra son: Sagrada (1989), El mundo de Yarek (1994), Si un día vuelves a Brasil (2003), Por ti daré mi vida (2014) y El color del silencio (2017). Para los jóvenes ha dado a conocer títulos como El caso del artista cruel (1997) y Cordeluna (2007). Su narrativa suele mezclar elementos de la novela de misterio con historias realistas. Esto, combinado con un exquisito trabajo de ambientación histórica y la creación de personajes, es su marca de fábrica. Llega a la Feria con Las largas sombras (Roca), una crónica astuta, desengañada y salvaje, narrada con inmediatez y frescura, y no exenta de humor, de una lucha por todo lo que vale la pena: el amor, la libertad, el respeto propio, la amistad y la esperanza. Además, participa en el Seminario de Literatura Infantil y Lectura en la mesa Puentes de palabras: 25 autores iberoamericanos de narrativa para jóvenes.
Andrea Barnet is the author of All-Night Party: The Women of Bohemian Greenwich Village and Harlem, 1913-1930. The book was a nonfiction finalist for the 2004 Lambda Literary awards. She was a regular contributor to the New York Times Book Review for twenty-five years, and her journalism has appeared in Smithsonian Magazine, the New York Times, Self, Harper's Bazaar, and Elle, among other outlets. Barnet’s latest work is Visionary Women: How Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters Changed Our World (Ecco). Together, these women—linked not by friendship or field, but by their choice to break with convention—showed what one person speaking truth to power can accomplish. In its review, the Dallas News writes, “Barnet [makes] clear that women’s history is longer, richer, more important and more interlinked by time and culture than many may have realized.”
Michael Barnett is presently a senior lecturer in the Department of Sociology, Psychology and Social Work, University of West Indies, Mona Campus, Kingston, Jamaica. The Rastafari Movement: A North American and Caribbean Perspective (Routledge) provides a historical and ideological overview of the Rastafari movement in the context of its early beginnings in the island of Jamaica and its eventual establishment in other geographic locations. Building on previous scholarship and the author's own fieldwork, the text goes on to provide a rich comparative analysis of the Rastafari movement with other Black theological movements, specifically the Nation of Islam and the Black Hebrew Israelites in the context of the United States. This text is ideal for students of religious studies, sociology, anthropology, African Diaspora studies, African American studies, and Black studies who wish to gain an understanding of the history and beliefs of the Rastafari Movement.
Barquet, Jesús (La Habana, Cuba, 1953) Poeta y ensayista que emigra a los Estados Unidos durante el éxodo del Mariel en 1980. Como poeta cuenta con Cuerpos del delirio (sumario poético, 1971-2008), Los viajes venturosos / Venturous Journeys, Sin fecha de extinción, Un no rompido sueño (2do. Premio de Poesía Chicano-Latina en los Estados Unidos), Sagradas herejías y Sin decir el mar. Su labor crítica aparece en Ediciones El Puente en La Habana de los años 60, Escrituras poéticas de una nación (Premio Lourdes Casal) y Consagración de La Habana (Premio Letras de Oro). Coeditor de Todo parecía: poesía cubana de temas gays y lésbicos y Poesía cubana del siglo XX. Fundador y director de Ediciones La Mirada. Reside en Las Cruces, Nuevo México. Presenta en la Feria su nuevo libro Aguja de diversos (Bokeh), un poemario de amplio registro que se acerca a la vida y la muerte, a la esperanza y la desilusión, desde la mirada personalísima del autor.
Annie Barrows is the bestselling author of books for both children and adults, including the YA novel Nothing, and the bestselling novel The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Annie Barrows' bestselling chapter book series, Ivy & Bean, is a classroom favorite and has been keeping kids laughing–—and reading—for more than a decade! With more than 5 million copies in print, Ivy & Bean return with a brand-new book for a new generation! Ivy and Bean are back in Ivy + Bean #11: One Big Happy Family (Chronicle Books LLC) and they are funnier than ever! Ivy's worried. She's read a lot of books about only children, so she knows that they are sometimes spoiled rotten. They don't share their toys. They never do any work. They scream and cry when they don't get their way. Spoiler alert! Ivy doesn't have any brothers or sisters. That's why she's worried. How can she keep from getting spoiled? She could give away all her clothes, but she'd probably get in trouble. She could give away all her toys, but she likes her toys. There's really only one solution: she needs a baby sister, on the double! Luckily, Ivy and Bean know just where to get one.
Marleine Bastien is the Executive Director of the Family Action Network Movement (FANM) Ms. Bastien has a master's degree in social work from Florida International University, with more than 20 years of clinical experience and eight years of direct administrative experience in non-profit management. She has championed the cause of women, children and Haitian families through her dedicated advocacy in the areas of immigration and human rights, HIV/AID, breast cancer and domestic violence. Marleine Bastien se Direktris Egzekitif Family Action Network Movement (FANM). Madan Bastien resevwa yon diplòm metriz nan travay sosyal nan men Florida International University, avèk plis pase 20 lane eksperyans klinik ak wit lane eksperyans dirèk nan administrasyon, nan jere òganis ki pa gen bi fè pwofi. Li devwe tèt li nan defann kòz fanm, timoun, ak fanmi ayisyen yo nan domèn imigrasyon ak dwa moun, VIH/SIDA, kansè tete ak vyolans familyal.
Writer/director/producer/actor Justine Bateman has an impressive résumé that includes Family Ties, Satisfaction, Arrested Development, and many more. She has been nominated for a Golden Globe and two Emmy awards. Her film producing credits include Easy to Assemble with Illeana Douglas and Jared Drake’s Z. Bateman wrote her directorial film short debut, Five Minutes, which premiered at the 2017 Toronto Film Festival, and her follow-up film short is the drama Push. An advocate for net neutrality, Justine holds a degree from UCLA in computer science and digital media management. Her writing has been published by Dame, Salon, and McSweeney’s. In Fame (Akashic Books) Bateman examines this contemporary obsession, fed by entertainment shows, magazines, websites that report the latest sightings, heartbreaks, and triumphs of the famous to a seemingly insatiable public. Actor and author David Duchovny writes, “Justine Bateman, in a voice both empathetic and take-no-prisoners, has produced a fascinating look at the psychology of present-day fame.”
Bayly, Jaime (Lima, Perú, 1965) Escritor, periodista y personalidad de la televisión. Galardonado con tres premios Emmy, lleva veintiocho años haciendo televisión en Lima, Santo Domingo, Buenos Aires, Santiago, Bogotá y Miami. Es autor de varias novelas, entre las que se destacan No se lo digas a nadie (1994), La noche es virgen (1997), La mujer de mi hermano (2002), Y de repente, un ángel (2005) y El niño terrible y la escritora maldita (2016). Este año lanza su nueva obra Pecho frío (Vintage), novela de ficción satírica en la que apela al humor, explora el lugar de la homosexualidad en la sociedad latinoamericana y desafía el status quo.
Alex Beard is an artist, author, entrepreneur, conservationist, and now political activist. He lives in New Orleans' Garden District in The Pink Elephant with his wife and two children, two dogs, a cat, three turtles, a hedgehog, and a pair of finches. He is author of The Lying King (Greenleaf Book Group Press). Can warthogs fly? Do tigers eat tomatoes? For answers, follow along as Warthog lies his way to the throne in this timeless, yet most timely, Tale from the Watering Hole. Will the Truth catch up with the king? Find out as Alex Beard's whimsical animals come to life to illuminate real world truths for children of all ages. With a nod to Aesop and Kipling, this funny and pointed parable has lessons for everyone, from the playground to the boardroom and beyond!
Ruth Behar is an anthropologist, writer, poet, and children's book author. Her honors include a MacArthur Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and recognition as a "Great Immigrant" by the Carnegie Corporation. Ruth frequently visits and writes about her native Cuba and is the author of An Island Called Home: Returning to Jewish Cuba and Traveling Heavy: A Memoir in between Journeys. Her novel for young readers, Lucky Broken Girl, about a bedridden Cuban immigrant girl, won the 2018 Pura Belpré Author Award. Her newest book, a bilingual collection of poetry, Everything I Kept/Todo lo que guardé (Swan Isle Press), is inspired by the writing of Cuban poet Dulce María Loynaz. Moving between the speech and silence of a woman struggling to speak freely, Ruth Behar embarks on a poetic voyage into her own vulnerability and the sacrifices of her exiled ancestors as she tries to understand love, loss, regret, and the things we keep and carry with us. Presented in a beautiful bilingual English-Spanish edition, Everything I Kept/Todo lo que guardé will haunt readers with the cries and whispers which illuminate the human spirit and the spectrum of emotions that make for lives well-remembered.
Professor emeritus Patrick Bellegarde-Smith received his doctorate in international politics and Latin American history, from The American University in 1977. He taught in the field of international development, political economy, and culture, then later, at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, in the field of African-American studies with a focus on Caribbean cultures and politics, Afro-Caribbean religions, and Black feminisms. He is an oungan asogwe, a priest in Haitian Vodou – his proudest achievement. He is the author, among other books, of In the Shadow of Powers (1985, 2nd ed. 2019), The Breached Citadel (1990, 2nd ed. 2004), and Fragments of Bone, ed. (2005). For his work on issues of Haitian national identity, he received from the State University of Haiti, the Jean Price-Mars Medal in 2013, and the Lifetime Achievement Award for Scholarship from the Haitian Studies Association in 2010. Some of his books and articles have been translated into French, Spanish, and Portuguese. Some of his writings have been anthologized. Bellegarde-Smith currently serves as the President of the Congress of Santa Barbara (KOSANBA), a scholarly association for the study of Haitian Vodou, and is a former president of the Haitian Studies Association (HSA). He is an associate editor for the Journal of Haitian Studies, and served on the editorial boards of Kalfou: A Journal of Comparative and Relational Ethnic Studies, and Journal of Africana Religions.
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Benavides, Jorge Eduardo (Arequipa, Perú, 1964) Narrador y periodista. Estudió Derecho y Ciencias Políticas en la Universidad Garcilaso de la Vega. Desde 1991 hasta el 2002 vivió en Tenerife y actualmente reside en Madrid. Ha impartido talleres de creación en Perú, España y Estados Unidos. Publicó el volumen de cuentos La noche de Morgana (2005), así como las novelas Los años inútiles (2002), El año que rompí contigo (2003), Un millón de soles (2008), La paz de los vencidos (Premio Julio Ramón Ribeyro, 2009), Un asunto sentimental (2012) y El enigma del convento (XXV Premio Torrente Ballester, 2014) En 2012 dio a conocer Consigna para escritores, un libro en el que recoge las claves y estrategias para escribir libros de ficción eficaces. Con El asesinato de Laura Olivo obtuvo XIX Premio Fernando Quiñones. Recientemente ha publicado El collar de los Balbases. Colabora con medios informativos y culturales como El País y la revista Mercurio. Su obra novelística está influenciada por las novelas de Mario Vargas Llosa, mientras que su cuentística se distingue por el manejo del realismo mágico en contextos urbanos. Este año llega con El asesinato de Laura Olivo (Alianza Editorial), novela en la que un expolicía peruano residente en Madrid intenta resolver el crimen de Laura Olivo, una exitosa agente literaria.
Born and raised in Rochester, NY, Lindsay Bernal holds a B.A. in English and Spanish from the University of Virginia and an M.F.A. in Poetry from the University of Maryland, where she has coordinated the Creative Writing Program and the Writers Here & Now reading series for over a decade. Bernal is the recipient of a scholarship from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and a fellowship from the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Fund. Her first collection of poems, What It Doesn't Have to Do With (University of Georgia Press) was selected by Paul Guest as a winner of the 2017 National Poetry Series competition. Paul Guest writes, “Reading this book, I smile. I wince. I want to turn off all the lights, everywhere, and let in the light of the sad moon above."
Michael Beschloss is the author of nine books on presidential history, including, most recently, the New York Times bestsellers Presidential Courage and The Conquerors, as well as two volumes on Lyndon Johnson’s White House tapes. He was also editor of the number-one global bestseller Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy. He is the NBC News Presidential Historian and a PBS NewsHour contributor and has received an Emmy and six honorary degrees. Presidents of War (Crown) is a groundbreaking and often surprising saga of America’s wartime chief executives. Ten years in the research and writing, Presidents of War is a fresh, magisterial, intimate look at a procession of American leaders as they took the nation into conflict and mobilized their country for victory. It brings us into the room as they make the most difficult decisions that face any President, at times sending hundreds of thousands of American men and women to their deaths.
Serge Bile is an Ivorian/French journalist. He’s the author of several essays and documentaries about the Black and Caribbean experience. Over 100, 000 copies of his book The Blacks in Nazi Camps were sold worldwide. Currently, he is a news anchorman for « Martinique Première », a network of France Télévision group and the most watched TV newscaster on prime time on the Island. Serge Bilé est un journaliste franco-ivoirien. Titulaire d'un diplôme de l'école supérieure de journalisme de Lille (1988), il travaille actuellement à Martinique Première. Étudiant à la fac de lettres, il a enseigné en 1990-1991 l'allemand à la maison d'arrêt de Poitiers. Après sa maîtrise, il devient en 1993 journaliste à RFO Paris; il passe de là à RFO Guyane, puis à RFO Martinique. Écrivain et producteur-réalisateur, il est l'auteur d’essais et de documentaires sur le monde noir africain, antillais, et sud-américain. Il est également fondateur, en 1994, d’Akwaba, association interculturelle ivoirienne et martiniquaise qui a pour but de créer des liens entre les Africains et les Antillais. En 1995, l'Union nationale des journalistes de Côte d'Ivoire lui décerne le prix Ebony. Il est l’auteur de Yasuké, l’histoire vraie du premier samouraï noir japonais.
Kai Bird is the coauthor or author of four previous books: American Prometheus, Crossing Mandelbaum Gate, The Chairman, and The Color of Truth. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a MacArthur Writing Fellowship. The Good Spy The Life and Death of Robert Ames (Broadway Books) is Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Kai Bird’s compelling portrait of the remarkable life and death of one of the most important operatives in CIA history – a man who, had he lived, might have helped heal the rift between Arabs and the West. On April 18, 1983, a bomb exploded outside the American Embassy in Beirut, killing 63 people. The attack was a geopolitical turning point. It marked the beginning of Hezbollah as a political force, but even more important, it eliminated America’s most influential and effective intelligence officer in the Middle East – CIA operative Robert Ames. Bird, who as a child lived in the Beirut Embassy and knew Ames as a neighbor when he was twelve years old, spent years researching The Good Spy. Not only does the book draw on hours of interviews with Ames’ widow, and quotes from hundreds of Ames’ private letters, it’s woven from interviews with scores of current and former American, Israeli, and Palestinian intelligence officers as well as other players in the Middle East “Great Game.” What emerges is a masterpiece-level narrative of the making of a CIA officer, a uniquely insightful history of twentieth-century conflict in the Middle East, and an absorbing hour-by-hour account of the Beirut Embassy bombing.
Gabrielle Birkner is an award-winning writer and editor, who is currently a senior editor at 70 Faces Media. She was previously features editor at The New York Sun, and director of digital media at the Forward. She writes regularly for national newspapers and magazines. She is coauthor of Modern Loss: Candid Conversation About Grief. Beginners Welcome. (Harper Wave). Inspired by the website that the New York Times hailed as "redefining mourning," this book is a fresh and irreverent examination into navigating grief and resilience in the age of social media, offering comfort and community for coping with the mess of loss through candid original essays from a variety of voices, accompanied by gorgeous two-color illustrations and wry infographics. Brutally honest and inspiring, Modern Loss invites us to talk intimately and humorously about grief, helping us confront the humanity (and mortality) we all share. Beginners welcome.
Peter Biskind is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair, a writer for Esquire, and the author of the classic bestsellers Easy Riders, Raging Bulls and Down and Dirty Pictures. He is the author of The Sky Is Falling: How Vampires, Zombies, Androids, and Superheroes Made America Great for Extremism (The New Press). Almost everything has been invoked to account for Trump's victory and the rise of alt-right, from job loss to racism to demography - everything, that is, except popular culture. In The Sky Is Falling best-selling cultural critic, Peter Biskind, dives headlong into two decades of popular culture - from superhero franchises such as the Dark Knight, X-Men, and the Avengers and series like The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones to thrillers like Homeland and 24 - and emerges to argue that these shows are saturated with the values that are currently animating our extreme politics.
Judite Blanc is a feminist research psychologist trained in France and Haiti whose research interest focuses on historical trauma, psychological resilience and cardiovascular disparities from a racial/ethnic and gender perspective. Dr. Blanc is currently a T32 Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Population Health, Center for Healthful Behavior Change at New York University Langone Health (NYULH). In 2017, she co-directed and published Pensée afro-caribéenne et (psycho)traumatismes de l'esclavage et de la colonisation. Dr Blanc is the founder and coordinator of the International Festival of Africana Psychology which was held in four countries in 2018, including Senegal, Haiti, Canada, and United-States. Judite Blanc se yon feminis ak sikològ ki fè anpil rechèch. Li te resevwa fòmasyon Lafrans ak nan peyi Dayiti epi li panche sou twomatis istorik, rezistans sikolojik ak diferans kadyovaskilè selon yon pèspektiv rasyal/etnik ak sèks. Dtè. Blanc kounye a se yon Bousye T32 pou Rechèch Apre Doktora nan Depatman Sante Popilayon, Sant pou Chanjman Konpòtman Sen an (Department of Population Health, Center for Healthful Behavior Change) nan New York University Langone Health (NYULH). An 2017, li te patisipe nan direksyon ak piblikasyon Pensée afro-caribéenne et (psycho)traumatismes de l'esclavage et de la colonisation. Dtè. Blanc se fondatè ak kowòdonatè Festival Entènasyonal Sikoloji Afriken an ki te fèt nan kat peyi an 2018 : Senegal, Ayiti, Kanada, ak Etazini.
Bryan Bliss is the author of We’ll Fly Away, Meet Me Here, and No Parking at the End Times. He holds master’s degrees in theology and fiction and works as a curriculum designer and developer. His nonfiction has been published in Image Journal, along with various other newspapers, magazines, and blogs. We'll Fly Away (Greenwillow Books) is his most recent novel. Luke and Toby have always had each other’s backs. But then one choice—or maybe it is a series of choices—sets them down an irrevocable path. We’ll Fly Away weaves together Luke and Toby’s senior year of high school with letters Luke writes to Toby later—from death row. Tense and emotional, this hard-hitting novel explores family abuse, sex, love, and friendship, and how far people will go to protect those they love.
Christopher Bonanos is city editor at New York magazine, where he covers arts and culture and urban affairs. He is the author of Instant: The Story of Polaroid. His most recent book is Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous (Henry Holt and Co.), the first comprehensive biography of Weegee—photographer, “psychic,” and ultimate New Yorker. Arthur Fellig’s ability to arrive at a crime scene just as the cops did was so uncanny that he renamed himself “Weegee,” claiming that he functioned as a human Ouija board. Weegee documented better than any other photographer the crime, grit, and complex humanity of midcentury New York City. In Flash, we get a portrait not only of the man (both flawed and deeply talented, with generous appetites for publicity, women, and hot pastrami) but also of the fascinating time and place that he occupied. With Flash, we have an unprecedented and ultimately moving view of the man now regarded as an innovator and a pioneer, an artist as well as a newsman, whose photographs are among most powerful images of urban existence ever made.