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Rachel Aviv (“ A Muslim Cop’s Trial,” p. 50 ) won the 2015 Scripps Howard Award for “Your Son Is Deceased,” her story for the magazine on police shootings. Calvin Trillin ( “Final Cut,” p. 28 ) is the author of, most recently, “No Fair! No Fair!: And Other Jolly Poems of Child- hood,”with illustrations by Roz Chast. Elizabeth Kolbert ( Comment, p. 23 ) is a staff writer. Her book “The Sixth Ex- tinction: An Unnatural History” won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction. Billy Collins ( Poem, p. 45 ) published his latest poetry collection, “The Rain in Portugal,” in 2016. AmandaPetrusich ( PopMusic,p.80 ),a con- tributingwriter for,is the author of “Do Not Sell At Any Price.” Chris Ware ( Cover ), a graphic novelist, has contributed comic strips and twenty- four covers to the magazine since 1999. His next book, “Monograph,” will be published in October.

Siddhartha Mukherjee ( “The Invasion Equation,” p. 40 ) is the author of “The Emperor of All Maladies,” for which he won a Pulitzer Prize, and, most re- cently,“TheGene:An IntimateHistory.” Alexis Okeowo ( “Out of Bounds,” p. 34 ) is a staffwriter.This piece is an excerpt from her first book,the forthcoming“AMoon- less,Starless Sky:OrdinaryWomen and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa.” Megan Amram ( Shouts & Murmurs, p. 33 ), whose first book, “Science . . . for Her!,”was published in 2014, is a writer for NBC’s “The Good Place.” Edward Sorel ( Sketchbook, p. 56 ), a long- time contributor to the magazine, is the author and illustrator of “Mary Astor’s Purple Diary.” Allegra Goodman ( Fiction, p. 62 ) is the author of, most recently, “The Chalk Artist.” Hilton Als ( Books, p. 76 ), The New Yorker’s theatre critic,won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for criticism.


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