Anne Roiphe was a National Book Award finalist for Fruitful and is also the author of Up the Sandbox. She has written for Vogue, Elle, The New York Times and other news organizations, and lives in New York City. Mary Ellen Mark hide caption

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Mat Johnson is the author of several novels and graphic novels including Drop, Hunting in Harlem and Incognegro. Johnson is a faculty member at the University of Houston Creative Writing Program and lives in Texas with his wife and children. Meera Bowman Johnson. hide caption

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David Cassidy, star of the television show The Partridge Family, walks down a road in London in 1974. Allison Pearson's new novel I Think I Love You tells the story of a teenage girl in love with the American pop singer. Ellidge/Ellidge/ Getty Images hide caption

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Amy Chua is the author of two books on globalization and democracy and is a professor at Yale Law School. Courtesy Penguin Press/ hide caption

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This undated photo shows William Trevor, author of Cheating at Canasta, Love and Summer and other collections and novels. Jerry Bauer/AP hide caption

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Laura Hillenbrand is also the author of Seabiscuit: An American Legend. The book inspired the Academy Award-nominated film Seabiscuit. Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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