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Cameron McWhirter and Zusha Elinson

Cameron McWhirter and Zusha Elinson

(IN PERSON AT CITY OPERA HOUSE & LIVESTREAMED) On Sept. 19, Cameron McWhirter and Zusha Elinson the National ...

 

Authors Cameron McWhirter and Zusha Elinson are both journalists at the Wall Street Journal who have covered gun culture and the industry, including mass shootings, for years. McWhirter, who lives in Georgia, is the author of Red Summer: The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black America. He has also written for The Atlanta Journal-Constituion, The Detroit News, and the Harvard Review. Elinson, who lives in California, has also written for the Center for Investigative Reporting and The New York Times. The authors received a MacDowell Fellowship to complete this book.

Ed Yong

Ed Yong

(IN PERSON AT CITY OPERA HOUSE & LIVESTREAMED) On Sept. 12,Ed Yong the National Writers Series

Ed Yong is a science writer who won several honors for his reporting on the COVID-19 pandemic, including the Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting and the George Polk Award for science reporting. His first book, I Contain Multitudes, was a New York Times bestseller. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, The New Yorker, National Geographic, The New York TimesWiredScientific American, and more. He lives in Oakland, California.

Ed is also the best-selling author of I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us, a groundbreaking look at the relationship between animals and microbes. His second book, An Immense World, takes a comprehensive look at the fascinating sensory worlds of animals. A New York Times bestseller, An Immense World is longlisted for the PEN America 2023 Literary Award and has made many Best Books of the Year lists. In addition to The Atlantic, his work has appeared in National Geographic, the New Yorker, Wired, Nature, New Scientist, and Scientific American, among others.

Nedra Glover Tawwab

Nedra Glover Tawwab

(IN PERSON AT CITY OPERA HOUSE & LIVESTREAMED) On July 21, Nedra Tawwab joins the National Writers Series to ...

Nedra Glover Tawwab is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Drama Free and Set Boundaries, Find Peace. A licensed therapist and sought-after relationship expert, she has practiced relationship therapy for more than fifteen years. Tawwab has appeared as an expert on Red Table Talk, The Breakfast Club, Good Morning America, and CBS Morning Show to name a few. Her work has been highlighted in The New York Times, The Guardian, and Vice, and has appeared on numerous podcasts, including The School of Greatness, We Can Do Hard Things, and Ten Percent Happier. Tawwab runs a popular Instagram account where she shares practices, tools, and reflections for mental health and relationships. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her family.

Ann Patchett

Ann Patchett

(IN PERSON AT CITY OPERA HOUSE & LIVESTREAMED) On Aug. 12, Ann Patchett joins the National Writers Series to ...

 

Ann Patchett is the author of nine novels: The Patron Saint of Liars, Taft, The Magician’s Assistant, Bel Canto, Run, State of Wonder, Commonwealth, The Dutch House and Tom Lake. She was the editor of Best American Short Stories, 2006, and has written four books of nonfiction–Truth & Beauty, about her friendship with the writer Lucy Grealy, What Now? an expansion of her graduation address at Sarah Lawrence College, This is the Story of a Happy Marriage, a collection of essays examining the theme of commitment, and These Precious Days, essays on home, family, friendship, and writing. In 2019, she published her first children’s book, Lambslide, illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser, followed by Escape Goat in 2020.

A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, Patchett has been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including a National Humanities Medal, England’s Women’s Prize, the PEN/Faulkner Award, the Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Book Sense Book of the Year, a Guggenheim Fellowship, The Chicago Tribune’s Heartland Prize, The Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, the American Bookseller’s Association’s Most Engaging Author Award, and the Women’s National Book Association’s Award. Her novel, The Dutch House, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Her books have been both New York Times Notable Books and New York Times bestsellers. Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages.

Ruth Ware

Ruth Ware

(IN PERSON AT CITY OPERA HOUSE & LIVESTREAMED) On June 25, Ruth Ware joins the National Writers Series to ...

Ruth Ware is an international number No. 1 bestselling author. Her thrillers In a Dark, Dark Wood, The Woman in Cabin 10The Lying GameThe Death of Mrs. WestawayThe Turn of the Key, One by One and The It Girl have appeared on bestseller lists around the world, including the Sunday Times and The New York Times. Optioned for both film and TV, her books have been published in more than 40 languages. She previously took the National Writers Series virtual series stage in September 2020 with guest host and bestselling author Megan Miranda. Ruth lives near the seaside resort of Brighton, England, with her family. Visit www.ruthware.com to find out more.