Jorie Graham is the author of numerous poetry collections, including From the New World: Poems 1976-2014, Place, and The Dream of the Unified Field: Selected Poems 1974-1994, winner of the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for poetry. Her other collections include Overlord, Never, Swarm, The End of Beauty, Erosion, and Hybrids of Plants and Ghosts. She has also edited two anthologies, Earth Took of Earth: 100 Great Poems of the English Language and Best American Poetry 1990. She is the Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory at Harvard University, the first woman to be awarded the position. [To] The Last [Be] Human (Copper Canyon Press) collects four extraordinary poetry books by Graham – Sea Change, Place, Fast, and Runaway – and the work suggests a “lyric record” of the disastrous decades that began the 21st century. But writer and critic Robert Macfarlane noted in his introduction that these poems “sing within themselves, between one another, and across collections,” and that “[…] their tasks are of record as well as of warning: to preserve what it felt like to be a human in these accelerated years when “the future / takes shape / too quickly.”
Carlos Granés (Bogotá, Colombia, 1975) Ensayista y antropólogo. Se formó en la Universidad de Berkeley, California, y tiene un doctorado de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Es autor de La revancha de la imaginación, El puño invisible (Premio Internacional de Ensayo Isabel Polanco ), La invención del paraíso y Salvajes de una nueva época. En 2015 impartió la Cátedra Internacional de Arte Luis Ángel Arango. Ha sido reconocido con el Premio Nacional de Periodismo Simón Bolívar. Actualmente es columnista de El Espectador (Colombia) y The Objective (España). También es conferencista habitual en universidades e instituciones culturales latinoamericanas y españolas. Trae a la feria Delirio americano. Una historia cultural y política de América Latina, Penguin Random House, 2022, un libro en que invita al lector a realizar un recorrido por los procesos culturales y políticos latinoamericanos desde 1898 hasta el convulso presente de fragmentación y polarización política.
Alan Gratz is a New York Times bestselling author of books for young readers, including Ground Zero, Allies, Grenade, Refugee, Projekt 1065, Prisoner B-3087, and Code of Honor. In Two Degrees (Scholastic Press), Gratz introduces four kids fighting for their lives. Akira is riding her horse in the California woods when a wildfire sparks – and spreads scarily fast. How can she make it to safety when there are flames everywhere? Owen and his best friend, George, enjoy spotting polar bears on the snowy Canadian tundra. But when one bear gets way too close for comfort, do the boys have any chance of surviving? Natalie hunkers down at home as a massive hurricane barrel toward Miami. When the floodwaters crash into her house, she’s dragged out into the storm with nowhere to hide. Akira, Owen, George, and Natalie are all swept up in the devastating effects of climate change. They are also connected in ways that will shock them – and could alter their destinies forever.
John Patrick Green
John Patrick Green is a human with the human job of making books about animals with human jobs, such as Hippopotamister, Kitten Construction Company, and InvestiGators. He is also the artist and co-creator of the Teen Boat! graphic novel series with writer Dave Roman. In InvestiGators #6: Heist and Seek (First Second), sewer-surfing super sleuths Mango and Brash are back as rare paintings go missing and they’re called to the scene – the art scene. The two go undercover and under canvas as internationally renowned painters to expose a crook who has truly mastered the art of crime. Can they recover the missing masterpieces and save the city art museum’s fundraising gala before they run out of appetizers and it’s too late?
Nadege Green is an independent researcher, writer, and community historian based in Miami. She is the founder of Black Miami-Dade, a digital storytelling and history platform that resists the erasure of Miami’s Black past. Her reporting has appeared in The Atlantic and the Miami Herald, and has been featured on NPR, WLRN News, and WNYC. Green, who was born in Miami-Dade County, is a frequent lecturer and speaker on community storytelling, local history, and race. She will be at Miami Book Fair 2022 to moderate “More Than What Happened: The Aftermath of Gun Violence in Miami,” a panel on the anthology of the same name for which Green served as editor.
Kerri K. Greenidge
Kerri K. Greenidge is a historian at Tufts University and the author of Black Radical: The Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter, winner of the 2020 Mark Lynton History Prize, among other honors. Sarah and Angelina Grimke – the Grimke sisters – are revered figures in American history, famous for rejecting their privileged lives on a plantation in South Carolina to become firebrand activists in the North. Their antislavery pamphlets, among the most influential of the antebellum era, are still read today. Yet retellings of their story have long obscured their Black relatives. Sarah and Angelina’s older brother, Henry, was notoriously violent and sadistic, and one of the women he owned, Nancy Weston, bore him three sons: Archibald, Francis, and John. Greenidge follows their exploits in the North, but her narrative centers on the Black women of the family, including Francis’ wife, the brilliant intellectual and reformer Charlotte Forten, and Archibald’s daughter, poet and playwright Angelina Weld Grimke. The Grimkes: The Legacy of Slavery in an American Family (Liveright) offers a corrective – shifting the focus from the white abolitionist sisters to the Black Grimkes – and deepening our understanding of the long struggle for racial and gender equality.
Wendy Guerra (La Habana, Cuba, 1970) Escritora y guionista. Reside en Miami. Graduada de Dirección de Cine en el Instituto Superior de Arte, estudió también en el Instituto Internacional de Cine y Televisión de San Antonio de los Baños. Ha publicado las novelas Todos se van (2006, Premio Bruguera y seleccionada como la mejor novela del año por El País; en 2009, en Francia recibió el Carbet des Lycéens Prize y, en 2014, fue llevada al cine por el realizador cinematográfico colombiano Sergio Cabrera), Nunca fui primera dama (2008, que en 2013 fue adaptada al teatro por el grupo argentino Compañía Alternativa Teatral-Teatro Sha bajo la dirección de Valeria Grossi), Posar desnuda en La Habana (2011), Negra (2013), Domingo de Revolución (2016) e Historia de un mercenario que coleccionaba obras de arte (2019), y los poemarios Platea a oscuras, Cabeza rapada y Ropa interior. En 2010 fue nombrada Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres en France y, en 2016, ascendida a Officier de la misma orden. Sus libros han sido traducidos a veintitrés idiomas. Actualmente presenta en cnnespañol.com tres espacios: “Libre Xpresion”, “La pregunta audaz” y “Tres minutos con Wendy Guerra”. Sus artículos aparecen, entre otras revistas y periódicos, en El País, The New York Times, The Miami Herald, El Mundo y La Vanguardia. Guerra se presenta en la feria para hablar de literatura femenina y autoficción, y conversar sobre su obra en general.
Tess Gunty’s work has appeared in The Iowa Review, Joyland, Los Angeles Review of Books, No Tokens, Flash, and elsewhere. She earned an MFA in creative writing from New York University, where she was a Lillian Vernon Fellow. The Rabbit Hutch: A Novel (Knopf) is her fiction debut. Ethereally beautiful and formidably intelligent, Blandine shares her apartment with three teenage boys she neither likes nor understands. They, like her, have now aged out of the state foster care system that has repeatedly failed them. They are all searching for meaning in their lives. Set over one sweltering week in July and culminating in a bizarre act of violence that changes everything, The Rabbit Hutch is a savagely beautiful and bitingly funny snapshot of contemporary America, a gorgeous and provocative tale of loneliness and longing, entrapment and, ultimately, freedom.
Giovanny “Gio” Gutierrez
Giovanny “Gio” Gutierrez is the executive producer of Chat Chow TV, a video podcast that goes behind the scenes with chefs. He is the brand ambassador for Bacardi as a leading face and voice in the wine and spirits industry. His photographs have been featured in magazines and outlets such as Eater, Zagat, Modern Luxury, Surface, Edible South Florida, Tasting Table, Extra Crispy, Four Seasons Hotels, Edition Hotels, and others. He’s been interviewed and featured in Bon Appétit, The New York Times, PopSugar, the Miami Herald, Ocean Drive, and Miami New Times, to name a few. Gutierrez will be at Miami Book Fair 2022 to moderate a conversation with Dwyer Murphy, An Honest Living, and Jason Rekulak, Hidden Pictures: A Novel.
Daniel Hadad es abogado y periodista egresado de la Universidad Católica Argentina. Realizó el posgrado en Ciencias de la Información en la Universidad de Navarra. Fue becario en los Estados Unidos de la Fundación Universitaria Río de la Plata. En 1992 la Cámara Junior lo distinguió como Joven Sobresaliente. A lo largo de su carrera periodística él y sus medios fueron premiados en distintas oportunidades. En el año 2017 recibió el premio interamericano de prensa “Dr. Horacio Aguirre” en la mención de periodismo de innovación y el premio Konex a Emprendimientos Digitales por ser considerado una de las cinco mejores figuras de la última década de la comunicación del periodismo argentino. En el 2019 ha sido declarado “Ciudadano Ilustre de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires”. Podríamos definir a Hadad como un creador de medios, entre ellos se destacan las radios: 10, Mega, Vale, TKM, Pop, Amadeus, y el canal de noticias C5N. En el año 2002, fundó Infobae.com, el primer diario ciento por ciento digital. En la actualidad, Infobae es una multiplataforma periodística regional con redacciones en Buenos Aires, Ciudad de México, Bogotá y Lima y una oficina tecnológica en Miami, y corresponsales en las principales ciudades del mundo. De acuerdo a Comscore es el medio de noticias en español más visitado en el mundo. Daniel Hadad está casado con Viviana Zocco y es padre de Camila, Milagros, Mateo y Felicitas.
Nathan Hale is the #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of the Hazardous Tales series. He also wrote and illustrated the graphic novels One Trick Pony and Apocalypse Taco. Let’s Make History! (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales): Create Your Own Comics (Amulet Books) is an activity book that puts kids’ writing, drawing, and researching to the test. Do you have what it takes to be a Hazardous Cartoonist? Readers will tackle 71 comics-creating challenges with help from some of their favorite characters from the series. With each challenge, young cartoonists will learn new skills, from sound effects and character creation to building their own 10-page comic. Let’s Make History! is a hardcore comics workbook that will get kids writing their own thrilling, shocking, gruesome, and true histories.
James Hamilton is a photographer who began as a painter studying at New York’s Pratt Institute in 1964. He spent the summer of 1966 working as an assistant to a fashion photographer and did not return to school, deciding instead to make photographs of his life in New York City. In 1969 he spent five months hitchhiking and taking pictures throughout the United States. After showing photos from a Texas music festival to the editors at Crawdaddy! – the seminal rock ‘n’ roll publication – he was hired as the staff photographer. That launched a 40-year career of staff positions held at the Herald, the Village Voice, and The New York Times Observer. He has worked on assignments for many titles, including Vanity Fair, The New York Times Magazine, and Rolling Stone, and on set with directors George Romero, Francis Ford Coppola, Bill Paxton, Wes Anderson, Noah Baumbach, and many others producing film stills. In 2010 he published a survey of his music photography, You Should’ve Seen What I Just Heard, edited by Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth fame. Hamilton’s work was most recently featured in Ignacio Julià’s Linger On: The Velvet Underground (Ecstatic Peace Library). He continues to shoot and lives in New York City.
Jean Hanff Korelitz
Jean Hanff Korelitz is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels The Plot, You Should Have Known (which aired on HBO in October 2020 as The Undoing, starring Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, and Donald Sutherland), Admission (adapted as a film in 2013 starring Tina Fey), The Devil and Webster, The White Rose, The Sabbathday River, and A Jury of Her Peers, as well as Interference Powder, a novel for children. Her company BookTheWriter hosts pop-up book groups in which small gatherings of readers discuss new books with their authors. The Latecomer: A Novel (Celadon Books) follows the story of the wealthy, New York City-based Oppenheimer family, from the first meeting of parents Salo and Johanna to their triplets born during the early days of IVF. As children, the siblings – Harrison, Lewyn, and Sally – feel no special familial bond and cannot wait to go their separate ways, even as their father becomes more distanced and their mother more desperate. When the triplets leave for college, Johanna decides to have a fourth child. What role will the “latecomer” play in this fractured family? Korelitz touches on grief and guilt, generational trauma, privilege and race, traditions and religion, and family dynamics in answering.
Joy Harjo is the winner of the 2022 Academy of American Poets Leadership Award. She was appointed the 23rd United States poet laureate in 2019, the first Native American to hold the position. Harjo is the author of nine previous books of poetry, including An American Sunrise, Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings, and How We Became Human: New and Selected Poems, and two memoirs, Crazy Brave and Poet Warrior. She has also edited several anthologies of Native American writing, including When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry. An active musician, she performs with her saxophone nationally and internationally. Two new books are celebrating her 50-year body of work as well as her three terms as a U.S. poet laureate. Catching the Light (Why I Write) (Yale University Press) is a lyrical meditation that reflects on significant points of illumination, experience, and questioning from her half-century as a poet. Comprised of intimate vignettes that take us through her life journey as a youth in the late 1960s, a single mother, and a champion of Native nations, the book offers a fresh understanding of how poetry functions as an expression of purpose, spirit, community, and memory. Weaving Sundown in a Scarlet Light: Fifty Poems for Fifty Years (W. W. Norton & Company) is a curated selection of Harjo’s work, beginning with her early discoveries of her own voice and ending with moving reflections on our contemporary moment.
Robert Harris is the author of 14 novels, including bestsellers worldwide such as Fatherland, Enigma, Archangel, Pompeii, and a trilogy of books about the Roman statesman Cicero – Imperium, Conspirata, and Dictator. Before becoming a full-time novelist, he worked as a BBC reporter, political editor of The Observer, and columnist at The Sunday Times and The Daily Telegraph. Act of Oblivion: A Novel (Harper) is his first historical novel set predominantly in America. It is 1660 in England and General Edward Whalley and his son-in-law, Colonel William Goffe, board a ship bound for the New World. They are on the run, wanted for the murder of King Charles I. Ten years after Charles’ beheading, the royalists have returned to power and the 59 men who signed the king’s death warrant and participated in his execution have been found guilty in absentia of high treason. Some are already dead; others have been captured, hung, drawn, and quartered. A few are imprisoned for life. But the two who escaped to America are now being hunted by Richard Nayler, the secretary of the regicide committee who is charged with bringing these traitors to justice – and he will stop at nothing to find and capture them, dead or alive.
Kai Harris is a writer and educator. Her work has appeared in Guernica, Kweli Journal, Longform, and the Killens Review, among others. She also has published poetry, personal essays, and peer-reviewed academic articles on topics related to Black girlhood and womanhood, the slave narrative genre, motherhood, and Black identity. What the Fireflies Knew: A Novel (Tiny Reparations Books) follows almost-11-year-old Kenyatta “KB” Bernice after her father dies of an overdose and the debts incurred from his addiction cause the loss of the family home in Detroit. Soon after that, KB and her teenage sister, Nia, are sent by their overwhelmed mother to live with their estranged grandfather in Lansing, Michigan. Over the course of a summer, KB attempts to navigate a world that has turned upside down. As she wavers between resentment, abandonment, and loneliness, she sets out to carve a different identity for herself and find her own voice. What the Fireflies Knew explores family, identity, race, and that heartbreaking but necessary component of growing up – the realization that loved ones can be flawed, and the perfect family we all dream of looks different up close.
Virginia Hartman has an MFA in creative writing from American University and is on the faculty at George Washington University. In The Marsh Queen (Gallery Books), her first novel, Loni Murrow is an accomplished bird artist at the Smithsonian. But when she receives a call from her younger brother summoning her back home to help their obstinate mother, Ruth, recover after an accident, Loni’s neat, contained life in Washington, D.C., is thrown into chaos. Soon, she finds herself exactly where she does not want to be. Going through her mother’s things, Loni uncovers scraps and snippets of a time in her life she would prefer to forget – a childhood marked by her father Boyd’s death by drowning and her mother’s persistent bad mood. When Loni finds a cryptic note from a stranger – “There are some things I have to tell you about Boyd’s death” – it sets her on a dangerous quest to discover the truth. Caught between her professional life in Washington and the small town of her childhood, Loni must decide whether to delve into murky half-truths and avenge the past or bury it, once and for all.
Zeina Hashem Beck
Zeina Hashem Beck is a Lebanese poet and the author of two previous full-length collections of poetry – Louder than Hearts and To Live in Autumn – and the chapbooks 3arabi Song and There Was and How Much There Was. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Ploughshares, Poetry, and elsewhere. She is also the co-creator and co-host with poet Farah Chamma of Maqsouda, a podcast about Arabic poetry produced by Sowt. Educated in Arabic, English, and French, she has a bachelor’s degree and an M.A. in English literature from the American University of Beirut. In O (Penguin Books), Hashem Beck writes at the intersection of the divine and the profane. There she crafts elegant, candid poems that simultaneously exude a boundless curiosity and a deep knowingness. Formally electrifying – from lyrics and triptychs to ghazals and duets, in which English and Arabic echo and contradict each other – O explores the limits of language, notions of home and exile, and stirring visions of motherhood, memory, and faith.
Jean Hawthorn-DaCosta was born in Manchester, Jamaica, a country for which she has a strong love and devotion. She is an educator, entrepreneur, author and all-round advocate of developing beautiful relationships between children and reading. She is the author of children’s books such as Jamaica in my Tummy, My Toilet is Bigger Than Yours, and Leroy: Adventures of a Yaad Boy (Banyan Books). She hopes her books will stimulate a love for reading and a deep appreciation for her beautiful Jamaica in children. She is also the host and founder of the Wordykids Book Club. In Leroy, which Hawthorn-DaCosta says was inspired by “watching my son and his friends at play, readers experience a day in the life of the title character. A celebration of fun, friendship, and boyhood, the story highlights Leroy’s cultural identity, defying stereotypes while showcasing those attributes that make him and his friends uniquely Jamaican.
Allison Adelle Hedge Coke
Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, a Fulbright scholar, First Jade Nurtured SiHui Female International Poetry Award recipient and U.S. Library of Congress Witter Bynner fellow, has written seven books of poetry, one book of nonfiction, and a play. Following former fieldworker retraining in Santa Paula and Ventura in the mid-1980s, she began teaching, and she is now a distinguished professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside. The book-length poem Look at This Blue (Coffee House Press) examines America’s genocidal past and present to warn of a future threatened by mass extinction and climate peril. An assemblage of historical records and lyric fragments, these poems form a categorization of threatened lives – human, plant, and animal – in a century marked by climate emergency. Look at This Blue insists upon a reckoning with and redress of America’s continuing violence toward Earth and its peoples, as Hedge Coke’s cataloging of loss crescendos into resistance.
Jessi Hempel is the host of the podcast Hello Monday and a senior editor-at-large at LinkedIn. For nearly two decades, she has been writing and editing features and cover stories about work, life, and meaning in the digital age. She has appeared on CNN, PBS, MSNBC, Fox, and CNBC, addressing the culture and business of technology. In The Family Outing: A Memoir (HarperOne), Hempel writes about growing up in a seemingly picture-perfect, middle-class American family. The reality was far different. Her father was constantly away from home traveling for work, while her stay-at-home mother became increasingly lonely and erratic. Hempel and her siblings struggled to make sense of their family, world, changing bodies, and the emotional turmoil each was experiencing. Each, in their way, was hiding their true self from the world. By the time Jessi reached adulthood, everyone in her family had come out: Jessi as gay, her sister as bisexual, her father as gay, her brother as transgender, and her mother as a survivor of a traumatic experience with an alleged serial killer. Yet coming out was just the beginning. It led them to question their place in the world in new and liberating ways.
Clay Henderson is the author of The Floridas. He is an environmental lawyer and retired faculty at Stetson University. He has served as president of the Florida Audubon Society and the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation. Despite Florida’s important place at the beginning of the American conservation movement and its notable successes in the fight against environmental damage, the full story of land conservation in the state has not been told until now. In Forces of Nature: A History of Florida Land Conservation (University Press of Florida), Henderson draws on historical sources, interviews, and his long environmental law career to celebrate the individuals and organizations who made the Sunshine State a leader in state-funded conservation and land preservation. He writes about early naturalists like William Bartram and John Muir, familiar heroes like Marjorie Stoneman Douglas and May Mann Jennings, and lesser-known champions like Frank Chapman, who helped convince Theodore Roosevelt to establish Pelican Island as the first national wildlife refuge in the United States. In Forces of Nature, Henderson recounts the many small victories that helped Florida create several units of the national park system, nearly 30 national wildlife refuges, and one of the best state park systems in the country.
María Fernanda Heredia
María Fernanda Heredia (Quito, Ecuador, 1970) Escritora, ilustradora y diseñadora gráfica radicada en Madrid. En 2003 recibió el Premio Latinoamericano Norma-Fundalectura por su novela para niños Amigo se escribe con H, publicada ese mismo año por la Editorial Norma. En coautoría con Roger Ycaza obtuvo en el 2014 el premio A la orilla del viento, del Fondo de Cultura Económica, por el libro álbum Los días raros (Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2015). Ha recibido en cinco ocasiones el Premio Nacional de Literatura infantil y Juvenil Darío Guevara Mayorga, de Ecuador. Ha publicado numerosas obras de narrativa para niños y jóvenes, entre las que destacan Por si no te lo he dicho (Alfaguara, 2003), Cupido es un murciélago (Norma, 2004), Hay palabras que los peces no entienden (Alfaguara, 2006), Foto Estudio Corazón (Norma, 2009), El mejor enemigo del mundo (Norma, 2011), Lo más raro de mi casa (Edelvives, 2012; Premio Fundación Cuatrogatos 2014), El Plan Termita (SM, 2013), La lluvia sabe por qué (Norma, 2013), 300 kilómetros con Rebeca (Santillana, 2013), Bienvenido, Plumas (Santillana, 2014), No estás solo, Maxi (Santillana, 2015), Lo más raro de mi casa (2013, Premio Fundación Cuatrogatos 2014), Foto Estudio Corazón (Norma, 2019) y Cuando volvamos a ver el mar (2022). En el 9.º. Seminario de Literatura infantil y Lectura dará la conferencia inaugural titulada Un hogar al que siempre volver.
Eduardo Herrera Baullosa
Eduardo Herrera Baullosa (La Habana, Cuba, 1973) Poeta, narrador y médico. Reside en Miami. Ha publicado el poemario Despedida en La Habana como si fuera Ítaca (Editorial Voces de hoy, 2016). Se graduó del curso de edición que auspicia la editorial Páginas de Espuma, impartido por el editor Juan Casamayor. Estuvo invitado al Festival Internacional de Granada (2022). Obtuvo el primer premio en el World National Writers Union 2019 y fue finalista en el premio internacional Arturo Cuadrado 2018 en Uruguay. Ganó el primer premio del concurso internacional de poesía El mundo lleva alas 2016 y en el concurso de poesía fantástica Oscar Hurtado 2010 (del que fue jurado en ediciones posteriores). Finalista en la categoría de poesía del premio David de la Unión de escritores y artistas de Cuba. Ha publicado poemas y cuentos en Cuba, Estados Unidos, México, España y Brasil. Textos suyos aparecen en las antologías Impertinencias de las dípteras (Editorial Exodus, 2019) y Los hijos de Konrad (Editorial Gente Nueva, 2013). Herrera Baullosa llega a la cita anual de los libros en Miami con Welcome to mi (Anaquel de poesía, Cuadernos del Laberinto, 2021), un poemario de intención intimista que le permite al autor revisitar la infancia como una etapa decisiva en la construcción de una identidad propia y revalorizar las figuras paternas y maternas como referentes emocionales decisivos.
Kirsten Hines is a Coconut Grove, Florida-based author and wildlife photographer with a master’s degree in biology and a background in environmental education. She has written six books on Florida’s nature and history, and her work also has appeared in several publications. She regularly lectures and conducts workshops on birds and other wildlife, gardening, travel, and photography. In Everglades National Park (Images of America) (Arcadia Pub (Sc)), collaborating with the writer, ornithologist, educator, and conservationist James A. Kushlan, Hines celebrates this vast and mysterious place, inaccessible for centuries. The courtship plumes of the egrets decorating ladies’ hats jump-started the movement to save the wetlands; today much of this landscape is indeed protected within Everglades National Park. Dedicated in 1947, the park receives nearly a million visitors every year. They come to experience its alligators, crocodiles, Florida panthers, anhingas, roseate spoonbills, and egrets – and also hear the stories of the indigenous Tequesta, Spanish and British colonialists, pioneer settlers, Mikasuki-speaking Native Americans – and the soldiers who sought to expel them.
Maria Hinojosa’s nearly 30-year career as a journalist includes reporting for PBS, CBS, WGBH, WNBC, CNN, and NPR, as well as anchoring and executive producing the Peabody Award-winning show Latino USA, distributed by NPR. She is also the founding co-anchor of the political podcast In The Thick and the founder of Futuro Media, an independent nonprofit organization with the mission of producing multimedia content from a Person of Color perspective. Before all her awards and achievements, Hinojosa was “a girl with big hair and even bigger dreams.” Born in Mexico and raised in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, she was always looking for ways to better understand the world around her – and where she fit in. In Once I Was You – Adapted for Young Readers: Finding My Voice and Passing the Mic (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers), a special adaptation of her 2020 2020 memoir for young readers, she combines stories from her life with observations about the United States’ complicated attitudes toward the people who cross its borders, by choice or by force.
Tony Hiss is the author of 15 books, including The Experience of Place. He was a staff writer at The New Yorker for more than 30 years, a visiting scholar at New York University for 25 years, and has lectured around the world. Beginning in the vast North American Boreal Forest that stretches through Canada and roving across the continent – from the Northern Sierra to Alabama’s Paint Rock Forest, and from the Appalachian Trail to a ranch in Mexico – Rescuing the Planet: Protecting Half the Land to Heal the Earth (Vintage) chronicles Hiss’ journey to take stock of the “superorganism” that is Earth: its land, its elements, its plants and animals, its most significant threats, and what we can do to keep it, and ourselves, alive. Hiss not only invites us to understand the scope and gravity of the problems we face, but also makes a case for why protecting half the land is the way to fix those problems. He highlights the work of the many groups already involved in this fight, such as the Indigenous Leadership Initiative, the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, and the global animal tracking project I.C.A.R.U.S.
Beatrice Hitchman is an author and an academic whose research focuses on queer fiction and the ethics of historical fiction. Her first novel, Petite Mort, was adapted into a 10-part Woman’s Hour drama starring Honor Blackman. All Of You Every Single One: A Novel (The Overlook Press) is set in Vienna from 1910 to 1946. Julia Lindqvist is unhappily married to a famous Swedish playwright and leaves her husband to begin a passionate affair with a female tailor named Eve. The pair runs away and settles in the more liberal haven of Vienna, where they navigate the challenges of their newfound independence and find community in the city’s Jewish quarter. But Julia’s yearning for a child throws their fragile happiness into chaos. Elsewhere in the city, Ada Bauer’s wealthy industrialist family sends her to Dr. Sigmund Freud to cure her mutism – discreetly and without scandal. But help will come from an unexpected place, changing many lives irrevocably. Through the lives of its queer characters in one of the greatest cities of the age, All Of You explores living through oppression, how personal decisions become political, and how far one will go to protect the ones they love.
Paul Hlava Ceballos
Paul Hlava Ceballos’ work has been published in Poetry magazine, Pleiades, TriQuarterly, Poetry Northwest, Bomb Magazine, and the Los Angeles Times, among other journals and newspapers, and has been translated to Ukrainian and nominated for the Pushcart. His collaborative chapbook, Banana [ ] / we pilot the blood, shares pages with Quenton Baker, Christina Sharpe, and Torkwase Dyson. His debut collection banana [ ] (University of Pittsburgh Press), won the 2021 AWP Donald Hall Prize for Poetry. The poems in banana [ ] examine the extractive relationship the United States has with the Americas and its people through poetic portraits of migrants, family, and personal memories. At the heart of the book is a long poem that traces the history of bananas in Latin America using only found text from sources such as history books, declassified CIA documents, and commercials. The book includes collage, Ecuadorian “décimas,” a sonnet series in the voices of Incan royalty at the moment of colonization, and a long poem interspersed with photos and the author’s mother’s bilingual idioms. The collection traverses language and borders, history and story, traditional and invented forms, and guides us beyond survival to love.
Natalie Hodges has performed as a classical violinist throughout Colorado and in New York, Boston, Paris, and the Italian Piedmont, as well as at the Aspen Music Festival and the Stowe Tango Music Festival. She is a graduate of Harvard University, where she studied English and music. Uncommon Measure: A Journey Through Music, Performance, and the Science of Time (Bellevue Literary Press) is her first book. How does time shape consciousness, and how does consciousness shape time? Do we live in time, or does time live in us? And how does music, with its patterns of rhythm and harmony, inform our experience of time? Uncommon Measure explores these questions from the perspective of a young Korean American who dedicated herself to perfecting her art until performance anxiety forced her to give up the dream of becoming a concert solo violinist. Anchoring her story in illuminating research in neuroscience and quantum physics, Hodges traces her own passage through complex family dynamics, prejudice, and enormous personal expectations to come to terms with the meaning of a life reimagined – one still shaped by classical music but moving toward the freedom of improvisation.