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Elif Batuman

Elif Batuman is the author of a new and completely charming collection of essays, The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them. She has written for the New Yorker, the New York Times, Harper’s, the Guardian, the London Review of Books, the Nation, and n+1.  She currently lives in San Francisco […]

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David Madden

Abducted by Circumstance A Novel By David Madden Published By: LSU Press About the Book: In Abducted by Circumstance, David Madden offers his readers a unique experience, simultaneously terrifying and exhilarating.Carol Seaborg makes a risky visit in zero weather to a lighthousenear her house in The Thousand Islands of New York on the Canadian border.A […]

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Steve Yates

Steve Yates is author of the new Civil War novel, Morkan’s Quarry, released  in early summer, 2010. An MFA graduate from the creative writing program at the University of Arkansas, his fiction has won two fellowships from the Mississippi Arts Commission and one from the Arkansas Arts Council. Portions of Morkan ‘s Quarry first appeared […]

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Jacqueline J. West, Ph.D.

Jacqueline J. West, Ph.D of Santa Fe, NM received her doctorate from the University of California, Santa Cruz and is a graduate of Stanford University. She is now a dipomate Jungian analyst completing her training in 1992 with the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts (IRSJA). “As a child, I imagined I naturally and always would […]

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Ken Wells

Ken Wells, acclaimed journalist and novelist, grew up deep in Cajun bayou country on the banks of Bayou Black about 60 miles southwest of New Orleans. He began his journalism career covering car wrecks and gator sightings for the weekly Houma Courier newspaper. He has gone on to an illustrious career: a Pulitzer Prize finalist […]

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Rebecca Wells

Rebecca Wells—Number One New York Times bestselling author of Little Altars Everywhere, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Ya-Yas in Bloom, and The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder—has parlayed her heritage as a member of a large extended family of Louisiana raconteurs into a notable career as an actress, playwright, fiction writer, and creator […]

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Rob Magnuson Smith

Rob Magnuson Smith was raised in Worcestershire, England and in the Willamette Valley of Oregon.  He was graduated from Pitzer College in Claremont, CA on a Chevron Foundation Merit Scholarship with a double major in philosophy and psychology.  His début novel The Gravedigger won the Faulkner Society ‘s 2004 Gold Medal for Best Novel (judged […]

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Brian Schneider

Brian Schneider, who will be presenting a paper on the Literature of War & Collateral Damage during Words & Music, 2010, is a former U.S. Air Force Sergeant, former military contractor, and veteran of the American war in Afghanistan. He grew up in the small town of St. Helen in northern Michigan and has also […]

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Kathryn Pratt Russell, Ph.D.

Kathryn Pratt Russell, Ph.D. is among academics who will be presenting papers during Words & Music, 2010. She will be discussing Lord Byron’s fascination with the 19th century wars between the Orthodox Christians and the muslims and the inspiration of these wars on his work. Dr. Russell is an Associate Professor of English at Clayton […]

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Josh Russell

Josh Russell was born Thanksgiving Day, 1968, in Carbondale, IL, and raised in Normal, IL. Russell received his MFA from Louisiana State University and taught at LSU while working on his MFA. He now makes his home in Georgia, where he lives with his wife and daughter, and teaches creative writing at Georgia State University […]

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