Ruda Dauphin is an accomplished Artistic Coordinator of Int'l Film Festivals and TV Documentaries, as well as the American Academy of Poets Annual evening at Lincoln Center. She has consulted on the PBS TV series, 100 Years of American Cinema, co-produced the Monte Carlo Film and Literary Forum for Prince Albert, is a voting member of BAfTA ( British Academy of Film and TV ) is an Officer of the French Medal of Arts and Letters and recipient of the Ellis Island Medal for Outstanding Achievement She is Exec. Director and creator of Pen, Paper, and Palate.
Frank Delaney is "The Most Eloquent Man in the World," says NPR. He is a writer, broadcaster, BBC host and Booker Prize Judge, with a career that has lasted more than three decades. An international-best-selling author himself, Frank has interviewed more than 3,500 of the world's most important writers.
David Finkel is the author of The Good Soldiers, listed a best book of 2009 by The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Slate.com, and The Boston Globe, and winner of the Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism. He is a staff writer for The Washington Post, and is also the leader of the Post’s national reporting team. He won the Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting in 2006 for a series of stories about U.S.-funded democracy efforts in Yemen, and the MacArthur "Genius" Grant in 2012. Finkel lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with his wife and two daughters.
Mark Harris is an American journalist and author. He is best known as writer of the book Pictures at a Revolution, and as an executive editor and columnist for Entertainment Weekly. Harris graduated from Yale University in 1985. He is a former executive editor at Entertainment Weekly. He has also written for The New York Times, Fortune, The Guardian, and Slate. Harris remains a columnist for Entertainment Weekly,writing "The Final Cut." In July 2012, Harris wrote the magazine's cover story on coming out in Hollywood.
John C. McManus is a military historian, author, and professor of military history at the Missouri University of Science and Technology from St. Louis, Missouri. McManus has published eleven books on numerous American military history topics, including: the allied invasion of Normandy, American infantry soldiers, and the 7th Infantry Regiment.
Amanda Vaill is a biographer, journalist, and screenwriter: the author of Somewhere: The Life of Jerome Robbins, for which she received a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the bestselling Everybody Was So Young: Gerald and Sara Murphy – A Lost Generation Love Story, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics’ Circle Award in biography. In addition she is a co-author of Seaman Schepps: A Century of New York Jewelry Design, an illustrated study of the work of her designer grandfather, and has edited or contributed to a number of other books, most recently The Beatles Are Here!, an anthology of reminiscences about the eponymous band’s first visit to the United States fifty years ago. Her new book, a work of narrative historical nonfiction entitled Hotel Florida: Truth, Love and Death in the Spanish Civil War, will be published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in April 2014.