People

 

Anne Bernays is the author of ten novels and co-author of three non-fiction books. She has taught writing at Boston College, Holy Cross, Harvard Extension, and elsewhere for more than 40 years. Her essays and book reviews have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The American Scholar, Sports Illustrated, and elsewhere. She has published short stories as well. She is the widow of biographer Justin Kaplan, grandmother of six, and great grandmother of one.

 

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Laura M. van den Berg

Laura M. van den Berg's debut novel, Find Me, was a Time Out New York and NPR Best Book of 2015, among others, and longlisted for the International Dylan Thomas Prize. She is also the author of two story collections, What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us and The Isle of Youth, both finalists for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. Her honors include the Bard Fiction Prize, the Rosenthal Family Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and an O. Henry Award; her fiction has been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories. She is currently a Briggs-Copeland Lecturer in Fiction at Harvard.

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James Carroll

James Carroll's many novels and works of non-fiction concern war, religious hatred, and political violence. For many years he was a columnist for the Boston Globe, and his work appears periodically in The New Yorker. His memoir An American Requiem won the 1996 National Book Award, and his history of the Pentagon, House of War, won the first PEN-Galbraith Award. He has been a Fellow at The Kennedy School and the Harvard Divinity School. Most recently, he was Distinguished Writer in Residence at NYU. He is an Associate of the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard. He lives in Boston with his wife, the novelist Alexandra Marshall.

 

 

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Nick Cuse was a writer on the television series The Leftovers. He currently writes for the Neflix series Maniac.

 

 

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Lucy Ives

Lucy Ives '03 is the author of five books of poetry and prose, most recently The Hermit (The Song Cave, 2016), a collection of aphorisms and extremely short stories. For five years, Ives was an editor with Triple Canopy, the online magazine, with whom she participated in the 2014 Whitney Biennial. In 2017, Penguin will release her debut novel, Impossible Views of the World, about the travails of a young curator.

 

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David Madden

David Madden has been President of Entertainment for the Fox Broadcast Company since 2014, and President of Fox Television Studios since 2010, in addition to EVP of Programming, Fox Television Studios since 2000. He was a partner in Cort/Madden Productions, based at Paramount, from 1995-2000, a partner in Interscope Communications from 1987-1995, and Senior VP of Production at Paramount Picture from 1984-1997. He started in Features at 20th Century-Fox from 1978-1984. He has directed two features: Separate Lives and A Part of the Family.

 

Carla Martin, PhD, is the Founder and Executive Director of the Fine Cacao and Chocolate Institute and a Lecturer in the Department of African and African American Studies at Harvard University. Carla is a social anthropologist whose current research focuses on ethics, quality, and politics in cacao and chocolate and draws on several years of domestic and international ethnographic experience. Find her online at carladmartin.com and @carladmartin.

 

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Richard Parker

Richard Parker teaches economics and public policy at Harvard Kennedy School, something he's been doing for 25 years. Before that, he co-founded the magazine Mother Jones, serves on the board of The Nation, was president of Americans for Democratic Action, wrote a prize-winning biography of John Kenneth Galbraith, and built Greenpeace from 2,000 to 600,000 members.

 

 

 

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Tom Perrotta is a novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter. His novels include Election and Little Children, both of which were made into acclaimed films, and The Leftovers, which is currently a series on HBO.

 

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Mark Jude Poirier

Mark Jude Poirier is the author of two novels, two collections of stories, and with Owen King, a graphic novel. Films he has written have played at Sundance, Toronto, Nantucket, Deauville, and at MoMA. He’s a Briggs-Copeland Lecturer on English at Harvard, where he teaches screenwriting. 

 

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Molly Roberts

Molly Roberts graduated from Harvard in 2016 and works in the opinions section at The Washington Post. She’s excited to return to the English department, and to Clover for a seasonal sandwich.

 

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Weike Wang

Weike Wang '11 earned her MFA in fiction from Boston University. She also holds degrees (B.S. and M.S) from Harvard University. Her debut novel is forthcoming from Knopf, in May 2017. She lives in New York with her dog.

 

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Sorrel Westbrook

Sorrel Westbrook '14 is a writer from Bishop, CA - the mule capital of the world. She's working on her first novel, The Golden Palm, which is set in a fictional Death Valley hotel.