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Howard Saltz: Newsman

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Pulitzer Prize-winning editor HOWARD SALTZ (b.1960) has spent a lifetime in journalism. He got his first newspaper byline at age 12, when a weekly in the Bronx, N.Y. published his essay in its annual Mother’s Day writing contest.  Most recently Saltz was the Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of the “South Florida Sun-Sentinel.” At the “Sun-Sentinel” he was responsible for all newspaper content, as well as its digital news products, the Spanish-language “El Sentinel,” and the entertainment website SouthFlorida.com. In 2013, the “Sun-Sentinel” won the most prestigious award in journalism, the Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for Public Service. 

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The Multi-Talented John Buffalo Mailer

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JOHN BUFFALO MAILER is an award winning screenwriter, journalist, playwright, actor, and producer. Mailer was born in Brooklyn, the youngest child of two-time Pulitzer Prize recipient Norman Mailer. His mother is author Norris Church Mailer.

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Christine Dolen: All the World’s Her Stage

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CHRISTINE DOLEN was the Miami Herald’s theater critic from 1979 to 2015. In 1997, she was a member of the Pulitzer Prize drama jury.

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Remembering Gail Sheehy – Author & Journalist

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GAIL SHEEHY (1937-2020) was an iconic author, journalist, and lecturer. Sheehy is the author of seventeen books, including Passages (1976), named by the Library of Congress as one of the ten most influential books of our times. She has written biographies and character studies of major twentieth-century leaders, including Hillary Clinton, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev.

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M.J. Fièvre: Author, Poet, Editor

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M.J. FIÈVRE was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She moved to Miami, Florida in 2002. Her first mystery novel, Le Feu de la Vengeance, was self-published at the age of sixteen.  At just nineteen years-old, she signed her first book contract with Hachette-Deschamps, in Haiti, for the publication of a Young Adult book titled La Statuette Malefique. As of today, Fièvre has authored nine books in French that are widely read in Europe and the French Antilles.

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Philip Caputo: Author, Journalist, Vietnam Veteran

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PHILIP CAPUTO is an author, journalist, and Vietnam veteran. Caputo has won 10 journalism and literary awards, including the Pulitzer Prize in 1972 (shared for team investigative reporting on voter fraud in Chicago), the Overseas Press Club Award in 1973, the Sidney Hillman Foundation award in 1977 (for A Rumor of War), the Connecticut Book Award in 2006, and the Literary Lights Award in 2007.

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