Lisa Friedman

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“I grew up in and around Manhattan—a wonderful island for gathering material and starting to write. In New York, there are so many places to study writing; I received my education from Columbia University, Poets and Writers, New Dramatists, as well as countless writing workshops. “By working in book publishing—as a manuscript reader, editor, and… Read more

Harry Segal

Harry Segal earned a PhD in English Literature from Yale University and a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Michigan. He is a Senior Lecturer at Cornell University and a Senior Lecturer at Weill Cornell Medical College’s Department of Psychiatry.

Ann van Buren

Two decades+ teaching young people and adults, secondary level to university level Studied at Columbia University, New York University, and Naropa Institute Mentored by Sharon Olds, Galway Kinnell, Allen Ginsberg, and others Poetry in the The Columbia Review, Prospice Magazine, Westchester Review, etc. Poetry reviews of Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, Ann Carson, Martín Espada, Linda… Read more

Jean Kwok

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Jean Kwok holds a BA in English and American Literature from Harvard University and an MFA in Fiction from Columbia University. She taught at the University of Leiden and is an alumna of the Amsterdam Writing Workshops. Jean’s debut novel, Girl in Translation, was published in 2010 by Riverhead, an imprint of Penguin Random House…. Read more

Pete Jordan

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Pete Jordan’s work has appeared on the American Public Radio program This American Life as well as in the New York Times. Pete wrote the memoirs Dishwasher: One Man’s Quest to Wash Dishes in All Fifty States (Harper Perennial, 2007) and In the City of Bikes: The Story of the Amsterdam Cyclist (Harper Perennial, 2013),… Read more

Elena Pasca

Elena Pasca

Elena graduated with a degree in Language and Literature from Transilvania University (Romania). She has studied photography, design, digital marketing—and now works for organizations and retail brands in the Netherlands.

Ron de Klerk

Ron de Klerk

Ron has been in the book business since the late 1980s. He graduated with a degree in Bookselling and Publishing from the Frederik Muller Academy (now part of the Hogeschool van Amsterdam—a college for media studies). For 16 years he worked as a bookseller and book buyer for Waterstone’s Booksellers. Ron is also a translator… Read more

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