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Jesmyn Ward

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Jesmyn Ward received her MFA from the University of Michigan and has received the MacArthur Genius Grant, a Stegner Fellowship, a John and Renee Grisham Writers Residency, and the Strauss Living Prize. She is the winner of two National Book Awards for Fiction for Sing, Unburied, Sing (2017) and Salvage the Bones (2011) . She is also the author of the novel Where the Line Bleeds and the memoir Men We Reaped, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and won the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize and the Media for a Just Society Award. She is currently an associate professor of creative writing...

Janice Kaplan

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I spent a year living gratefully to write "The Gratitude Diaries" and I ended up having the best year of my life. I'm delighted that the book has encouraged so many others to have the best year of their life, too. My new book "The Genius of Women" has been equally thrilling for me to write. I was stunned to realize how much female potential has been lost over the years, and I hope the book will inspire women to recognize their own power going forward. I spent many years as a TV producer, creating primetime television shows for the major networks, and I also write novels about women whose...