Heller McAlpin Heller McAlpin is a New York-based critic who reviews books regularly for NPR.org,The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, The San Francisco Chronicle and other publications.

Julian Barnes is the author of several story collections and novels, including Nothing to Be Frightened Of and Arthur & George. He lives in London.   hide caption

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The first page of the folio in question from The Tragedy of Arthur, a new book by Arthur Phillips. Courtesy Random House hide caption

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Johanna Adorjan, author of An Exclusive Love, was born in Stockholm and now lives in Berlin. She is an editor of the culture section of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, and also writes theater and screenplay works. Peter von Felbert hide caption

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Peter von Felbert

Maxine Hong Kingston also wrote The Woman Warrior, a creative nonfiction memoir about women at the intersection of Chinese and Western culture. She is a professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Michael Lionstar hide caption

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Michael Lionstar