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John Brandon

John Brandon was raised on the Gulf Coast of Florida, and has worked at a lumber mill, a windshield warehouse, and a Coca-Cola distributor. Acclaim for his first novel, Arkansas, led to his appointment as John & Renee Grisham Fellow in Creative Writing at the University of Mississippi.

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John Safran

John Safran is an award-winning documentary-maker of provocative and hilarious takes on race, the media, religion and other issues. Both John Safran’s Music Jamboree (2002) and John Safran vs. God (2004) won Australian Film Industry awards for Best Comedy Series and Most Original Concept, and were also nominated for Logie Awards. Other shows include John Safran’s Race Relations (2009) which was nominated for two awards at the prestigious Rose d’Or Festival in Switzerland and Speaking in Tongues (2005-06). John currently co-hosts Sunday Night Safran, a radio talk in Australia.

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Joanna Hershon

Joanna Hershon is the author of The German Bride, The Outside of August and Swimming. She has received fellowships from Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the Edward Albee Foundation. An adjunct professor in the creative writing department at Columbia University, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband, the painter Derek Buckner, and their twin sons.

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