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AUTHOR INTERVIEWS

FUTURE CAREER MOVES

Raymond Pun Erin Davis Andersdon

Davis Erin Anderson & Raymond Pun are coeditors of Career Transitions for Librarians, which offers guidance for library professionals considering a future career move.

HUMAN CONNECTIONS

Jenni Fagan

Jenni Fagan’s second novel, The Sunlight Pilgrims, is “at the intersection of dystopian fiction and magical realism,” and projects a future extrapolated from pressures on the present. “Despite its forbidding setting, [this] remains a hopeful tale about human connections.”.

PROACTIVE LIBRARIANSHIP

R. David Lankes

R. David Lankes, author of The Atlas of New Librarianship and The New Librarianship Field Guide, lays out his vision for the future of librarianship.

QUESTIONING THE FUTURE

Connie Willis

Connie Willis, winner of an impressive 11 Hugo Awards and eight Nebula Awards, looks at the possibilities of technology, but always through the lens of believable, empathetic characters unafraid to question where those developments will take us.

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SELF-MADE SUCCESS

Rachael Herron Amanda DeWees

Amanda DeWees & Rachael Herron chose to self-publish and never looked back. They take a look at the rapidly evolving industry and how self-publishing is poised to impact publishing at large.

EMBRACING DIFFERENCES

Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize and Carnegie Medal winner for The Sympathizer, says that for a more diverse literature in the future, we must take the “norm” out of our literary value system.