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Richard Thompson

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Richard Thompson's illustrations have appeared in the Washington Post, U.S. News & World Report, the New Yorker, National Geographic, and the Atlantic Monthly. He has gotten a lot of illustration and cartooning awards, including the National Cartoonists Society's Reuben Award for Cartoonist of the Year, the NCS awards for Magazine and Book Illustration Award and the and the Milton F. "Sonny" Clogg Award for Alumnus of the Year from Montgomery College, a 2-year college he attended for 2 1/2 years but failed to graduate from. He is also the creator of Richard's Poor Almanac, a cartoon that...

Blake Bailey

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Blake Bailey is the author of acclaimed biographies of John Cheever, Richard Yates, and Charles Jackson, and his biography of Philip Roth will be published in 2021. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and Francis Parkman Prize from the Society of American Historians, and a finalist for the Pulitzer and James Tait Black Prizes. His most recent book, "The Splendid Things We Planned," was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Autobiography. He lives in Virginia...