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Alissa Quart

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I am the author of "Hothouse Kids: The Dilemma of the Gifted Child," published by Penguin Press in 2006, and "Branded: The Buying and Selling of Teenagers," published by Basic Books in 2003. I also write opinion pieces and book reviews for The New York Times and I've written for The New York Times Magazine and The Atlantic Monthly. I have a master's degree from the Columbia University School of Journalism and a bachelor's degree from Brown University.

Stephen Greenblatt

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Stephen Greenblatt (Ph.D. Yale) is Cogan University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University. General Editor of The Norton Anthology of English Literature and The Norton Shakespeare, he is also the author of nine books, including The Swerve; Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare; Hamlet in Purgatory; Practicing New Historicism; Marvelous Possessions: The Wonder of the New World, and Learning to Curse: Essays in Early Modern Culture. He has edited six collections of criticism, is the co-author (with Charles Mee) of a play, Cardenio, and is a founding coeditor of the journal Representations....