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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.
Lynn Nottage Columbia University Literary Lions
Associate Professor Lynn Nottage is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter. Her plays include By the Way, Meet Vera Stark (Lily Award, Drama Desk Nomination); Ruined (Pulitzer Prize, OBIE Award, Lucille Lortel Award, New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, Audelco, Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics...
Phillip Lopate, Columbia University

Professor and director of the nonfiction concentration at the School of the Arts, Phillip Lopate has published essay collections, novellas, poetry, film and architectural criticism, along with other types of writing.

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.

Heidi Julavits

Associate Professor Heidi Julavits is the editor, with Sheila Heti and Leanne Shapton, of 2014’s Women in Clothes, a book of essays, photographs and reminiscences about how women feel about their clothing.

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