Ben Lerner, novelist, poet and critic, whose novels are Leaving the Atocha Station and 10:04 and poetry collections are The Lichtenberg Figures, Angle of Yaw and Mean Free Path.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, playwright, composer and performer who created the hit play Hamilton, based on Ron Chernow's Alexander Hamilton.
Marina Rustow, a historian and author of Heresy and the Politics of Community: The Jews of the Fatimid Caliphate. She is also co-editor of Jewish Studies at the Crossroads of Anthropology and History: Authority, Diaspora, Tradition.
Ellen Bryant Voigt, a poet whose works include Claiming Kin, Forces of Plenty, Kyrie and Headwaters. She has also written two books on the writer's craft: The Flexible Lyric and The Art of Syntax: Rhythm of Thought, Rhythm of Song.