Amanda Filipacchi is also the author of the novels Nude Men, Vapor and Love Creeps. Marion Ettlinger/Courtesy of W. W. Norton & Company hide caption

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One of Megan Mayhew Bergman's short stories is based on the life of dancer and actress Butterfly McQueen. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Ron Rash is a poet, novelist and short-story writer whose 2009 novel Serena was a New York Times bestseller. Rash's signature subject is life in Appalachia, past and present. Ulf Andersen/Courtesy of Ecco hide caption

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Colwin was known for making her own baby food for her daughter, Rosa, pictured here in 1985. Courtesy of Open Road Media hide caption

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Miner Claudio Yanez applauds as he is carried away on a stretcher after being rescued from the collapsed San Jose mine where he had been trapped with 32 other miners for over two months in 2010 near Copiapo, Chile. Hugo Infante/AP hide caption

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