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Derek Walcott

Derek Walcott was born in St. Lucia in 1930. He is the author of thirteen collections of poetry, seven collections of plays, and a book of essays. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992.


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Amy Waldman

Amy Waldman was co-chief of the South Asia bureau of The New York Times. Her fiction has appeared in The Atlantic and the Boston Review and is anthologized in The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2010. She lives with her family in Brooklyn. The Submission is her first novel.


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David Waldstreicher

David Waldstreicher, Professor of History, Temple University, is a historian of early and nineteenth century America. His books include In the Midst of Perpetual Fetes: The Making of American Nationalism, 1776-1820 (1997); The Struggle Against Slavery, 1619-–1863: A History in Documents (2001); Runaway America: Benjamin Franklin, Slavery and the American Revolution (2004); and Slavery's Constitution: From Revolution to Ratification (2009).


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David Walker

David Walker was born in or near Wilmington, North Carolina, the son of a slave father and a free black mother (thus, under the laws of slavery, he was born free). the year of his birth is uncertain, although the most convincing recent research contends that it was 1796 or 1797. By his own account in the Appeal, Walker left Wilmington as a young man and wandered around the United States, residing for an unspecified period in Charleston, South Carolina. In 1825, he turned up as a used-clothes dealer in Boston, where he would spend the rest of his abbreviated life. He died suddenly in 1830.


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Anthony Wallace

Anthony F.C. Wallace is a professor of history and anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of many books, including Rockdale, which won the Bancroft Prize in 1978. He lives in Pennsylvania.


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David Wann

David Wann is the author of many books including The New Normal, Simple Prosperity: Finding Real Wealth in a Sustainable Lifestyle and the bestselling Affluenza, which he co-authored. He lives in Golden, Colorado.


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Harry L. Watson

Harry L. Watson, a professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is the author of Jacksonian Politics and Community Conflict and An Independent People.


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Katharine Weber

Katharine Weber is the author of the novels The Little Women (FSG, 2003), The Music Lesson, and Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear. Her paternal grandmother finished buttonholes for the Triangle Shirtwaist Company in 1909.


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Frank Wedekind

Frank Wedekind (1864-1918) was born in Hanover. He became a journalist and later secretary of a circus before forming his own theatrical company and producing and acting in his own plays. Fruhlings Erwachen (Spring Awakening) was written in 1891 and like all his plays aroused great controversy for its sexual outspokenness. It is perhaps his best known work.


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Ye Weili

Ye Weili is Associate Professor of History and Women's Studies, University of Massachusetts, Boston and the recipient of a Fulbright research award.


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Alan Weisman

Alan Weisman teaches international journalism at the University of Arizona. He is also an award-winning journalist whose reports have appeared in Harper’s, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, Discover, and on NPR, among others. Formerly a contributing editor to the Los Angeles Times Magazine, he is now a senior radio producer for Homelands Productions. He is the author of The World Without Us.


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Richard White

Richard White, professor of History at the University of Washington in Seattle, is the author of The Middle Ground and It's Your Misfortune and None of My Own and the recipient of the Albert J. Beveridge and Western Heritage awards.


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