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S4 E36: Ocean Vuong, Jamil Zaki, Winona Guo & Priya Vulchi

In this episode meet Ocean Vuong, author of On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous; Jamil Zaki, author of The War for Kindness; and Winona Guo & Priya Vulchi, authors of Tell Me Who You Are. By sharing their stories, these authors are breaking down barriers from language to race in order to help people find commonalities and connection. Discover which author would have a famed Dead Poets Society actor narrate their audiobook.

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S4 E35: Larry Diamond, Amanda Little, and Elliot Ackerman

In this episode meet Larry Diamond, author of Ill Winds; Amanda Little, author of The Fate of Food; and Elliot Ackerman, author of Places and Names. Each of these authors tackles necessary and timely subjects in their audiobooks, from the alarming rise of anti-democratic politics around the world to climate change. Listeners will come away with a new understanding of the world after hearing from these authors. Plus, find out why one author would cast Will Ferrell to read his audiobook.

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S4 E34: Jennifer Pastiloff, Megan Monahan, and Ayaz Virji

In this episode meet Jennifer Pastiloff, author of On Being Human; Megan Monahan, author of Don’t Hate, Meditate!; and Ayaz Virji, author of Love Thy Neighbor. These authors share messages of happiness, lightness, and hope in their audiobooks. They will inspire listeners to find each of these feelings in their own lives, and to make a change within themselves and in the world around them. And hear how one author couldn’t decide between two dream narrators: Idris Elba and Michelle Obama.

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S4 E33: Jane Green, Leah Hager Cohen, and Belinda Luscombe

In this episode meet Jane Green, author of The Friends We Keep; Leah Hager Cohen, author of Strangers and Cousins; and Belinda Luscombe, author of Marriageology. At the heart of each of these audiobooks is the idea that relationships shape us, from friends and families to lovers and spouses. Indeed, these women are excited about the relationship between themselves and you, the listener. Plus discover which author found accent inspiration from the Game of Thrones audiobook.

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S4 E30: Ann Bausum, Matt McCarthy, and Sister Helen Prejean

In this episode of This Is the Author, meet Ann Bausum, author of VIRAL: The Fight Against AIDS in America; Matt McCarthy, author of Superbugs; and Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking. From potentially life-threatening illnesses to the death penalty as a part of our criminal justice system, the often-overlooked and complicated topics explored by each of these authors will educate and inspire listeners. Plus, discover which author’s family would schedule road trips around each release of the Harry Potter audiobooks.

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