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SVWC Writers Speaking Out: September 19-25

Photo Credit: Nils Ribi Here’s what our SVWC alumni have been writing about this week: David Brooks (SVWC…

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Richard Ford
Sandra Day O’Connor
Karl Fleming
Naomi Shihab Nye
Annette Gordon-Reed
Robert Caro
Robert Caro
David Brooks
Alexandra Fuller
Juliette Kayyem
Mary Karr
Colson Whitehead
Anne Lamott
E. O. Wilson
Ridley Pearson
Thomas Cahill
Jeffrey Brown
David McCullough
Calvin Trillin
W. S. Merwin
Anna Quindlen
A. Scott Berg
John Lewis
Salman Rushdie
Justice Stephen Breyer
Michael Ondaatje
John Burnham Schwartz, Literary Director
John Burnham Schwartz
Maira Kalman
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Alexander McCall Smith
Anne Enright
Peter Matthiessen
Bryan Stevenson
Anthony Doerr
Tom Brokaw
Billy Collins
Rick Atkinson
Robert Gates
Dave Barry
Anne Taylor Fleming
Sally Bedell Smith
Mitch Albom
Liaquat Ahamed
Thomas McGuane
William Styron
Edwidge Danticat
Ian McEwan
Firoozeh Dumas
Judith Freeman
Walter Isaacson
Ethan Canin
Dave Eggers
Frank McCourt
Jessica Yu
David Halberstam
Craig Johnson
Van Gordon Sauter
2003: Sharon Olds
Sharon Olds
Abraham Verghese
John Lithgow
Strobe Talbott
Mark Salzman
Ayad Akhtar
Thomas Friedman
Simon Winchester
Jeffrey Toobin
Isabel Wilkerson

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