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Sam Lipsyte Columbia University Literary Lions
Associate Professor Sam Lipsyte’s most recent book is The Fun Parts (2013). He is also the author of The Ask, which was named a New York Times notable book for 2010; Home Land, a 2005 New York Times notable book and winner of The Believer Book...
Arts at Columbia
Film Professor Jamal Joseph has written and directed for Black Starz, HBO, Fox TV, New Line Cinema, Warner Bros. and A&E. His produced screenplays include Ali: An American Hero, New York Undercover, Knights of the South Bronx ...
Lis Harris Columbia University Literary Lions
Associate Professor Lis Harris was a staff writer at The New Yorker from 1970 to 1995. In addition to innumerable articles, reviews and commentaries, she is the author of Holy Days: The World of a Hasidic Family...
Arts at Columbia
Associate Professor Trey Ellis is an Emmy-nominated screenwriter, an American Book Award-winning novelist and playwright. He has written screenplays for, among others, Columbia Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, HBO and Showtime.
Orphan Pamuk, Columbia University

Orhan Pamuk, the Robert Yik-Fong Tam Professor of the Humanities, is one of Turkey's most prominent novelists.

Professor Margo Jefferson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning cultural critic. She has been a staff writer for The New York Times and Newsweek; her reviews and essays have appeared in New York Magazine, Grand Street, Vogue, Harper's and elsewhere.
Alan Ziegler, Columbia University

Professor Alan Ziegler’s most recent books are Short: An International Anthology of 500 Years of Short-Short Stories, Prose Poems, Brief Essays, and Other Short Prose Forms (editor), Love at First Sight: An Al

Colm Toibin, Columbia University
Colm Tóibín, the Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities, is an award-winning author of such critically acclaimed bestsellers as The Testament of Mary, Brooklyn and New Ways to Kill Your Mother: Writers & Their Families.

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Associate Professor Gary Shteyngart was born in Leningrad in 1972 and came to the United States seven years later. He released his debut memoir, Little Failure, in 2014, to much critical acclaim.

Katherine Dieckmann, Columbia University

Katherine Dieckmann leading a Cafe Columbia talk on the process of screenwriting and making movies.

Associate Professor Katherine Dieckmann is a film director and screenwriter known for her lyrical, character-driven work.

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