Celebrating Women Authors Since 1982

Browse our selections for the next Festival of Authors on March 5, 2016

Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy, by author Karen Abbott
Karen Abbott, author of Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy

Karen Abbott

Karen Abbott is the New York Times bestselling author of Sin in the Second City, American Rose, and, most recently, Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy, named one of the best books of 2014 by Library Journal and the Christian Science Monitor. A native of Philadelphia, she now lives in New York City and is working on her next book, a tale of a Gilded Age con artist, who occasionally moonlights as a private eye.

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Cold Betrayal, by author J. A. Jance
J. A. Jance, author of Cold Betrayal

J. A. Jance

J. A. JANCE is a New York Times bestselling author of over 50 books. Before becoming a published author, however, she was a school librarian, a teacher and an insurance sales woman. Jance creates characters you care about, from J.P. Beaumont, a Pacific Northwest homicide detective, to Joanna Brady, an Arizona sheriff. Her most recently released mystery is Cold Betrayal. Born in South Dakota, raised in Arizona, she now divides her time between Seattle and Tucson.

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Euphoria, by author Lily King
Lily King, author of Euphoria

Lily King

Award-winning author Lily King’s recent bestseller, Euphoria, received both the Kirkus Prize and New England Award for Fiction. Many publications listed it as a Best Book of the Year, including the New York Times Book Review. King’s brilliant novel, inspired by an incident in Margaret Mead’s life, charts the path of three anthropologists isolated in remote New Guinea as their relationship unravels due to their rivaling scientific careers and the drum beat of sexual tension between them.

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You Should Have Known, by author Jean Hanff Korelitz
Jean Hanff Korelitz, author of You Should Have Known

Jean Hanff Korelitz

Jean Hanff Korelitz is a prolific writer in several genres. Her essays have appeared in Vogue and Newsweek. One of her novels, Admission, was made into a popular movie, and she has authored novels for children as well as a book of poems. Her most recent novel, You Should Have Known, is an absorbing literary mystery. A graduate of Dartmouth College and Clare College, Cambridge, she currently lives in Manhattan with her husband and two children.

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The Sixteenth of June, by author Maya Lang
Maya Lang, author of The Sixteenth of June

Maya Lang

Written for “readers who never made it through Ulysses (or haven’t wanted to try),” The Sixteenth of June, Maya Lang’s debut novel, is a finely observed, wry social satire set in Philadelphia over the course of a single day, and a nod to James Joyce’s celebrated classic. Maya holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and was awarded the 2012 Bread Loaf-Rona Jaffe Scholarship in Fiction.

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The Underground Girls of Kabul, by author Jenny Nordberg
Jenny Nordberg, author of The Underground Girls of Kabul

Jenny Nordberg

Award-winning journalist Jenny Nordberg’s book, The Underground Girls of Kabul, reveals how girls grow up disguised as boys in gender-segregated Afghanistan. A correspondent and columnist, she has a long record of investigative reports for numerous publications including The New York Times. In 2010 she was awarded the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Journalism for a television documentary on Afghan women.

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Citizen: An American Lyric, by author Claudia Rankine
Claudia Rankine, author of Citizen: An American Lyric

Claudia Rankine

Born in Jamaica and educated at Williams College and Columbia University, Claudia Rankine is the winner of the Jackson Poets and Writers Poetry Prize, and most recently the PEN Poetry Award, for her book Citizen: An American Lyric. Stylistically, Citizen moves from verse to prose to carefully chosen visuals which collide in startling explorations of racism and intimacy, providing readers with evocative, intensely moving, witty and memorable poetry.

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