Sylvia Acevedo has been CEO of the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., an engineer, rocket scientist, award-winning entrepreneur, businesswoman, and commissioner on the White House Initiative for Education Excellence for Hispanics. Raised in Las Cruces, New Mexico, she divides her time between New York City and California.
Grant Achatz is an award-winning chef and the owner of the restaurant Alinea in Chicago. He was named Best Chef in the United States in 2008 by the James Beard Foundation, and he is a columnist for the Atlantic's Food Channel.
Chinua Achebe (1930–2013) was a prominent Nigerian writer whose satire and keen ear for spoken language made him one of the most highly esteemed African writers in English. He is the author of Things Fall Apart and a recipient of the Man Booker International Prize.
After being honorably discharged as a sergeant in the U.S. Army, David Achord found his true calling in law enforcement. His twenty-five-year career included stints with the Rutherford County Sheriff's Department and the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department. David is the author of the Zombie Rules series.
Cara Sue Achterberg is a writer, blogger, and occasional cowgirl who lives on a farm in South Central, Pennsylvania. Her first novel, I'm Not Her, was a national bestseller. Her second novel, Girls' Weekend was released May 2016.
Tom Acitelli'sAmerican Wine: A Coming-of-Age Story was a finalist for the James Beard Award for best beverage book of 2015. He is also the author of Whiskey Business. Acitelli writes regularly on beer, wine, and spirits for various publications, and is the history columnist for All About Beer magazine.
Tanya Acker received her BA at Howard University and graduated from Yale Law School in 1995. Acker has worked at the Office of the White House Counsel, the Civil Rights Division in the US Department of Justice, and also for some of the nation's top tier private law firms.
Brooke A. Ackerly is Professor of Political Science and Philosophy and Affiliated Faculty of Women's and Gender Studies at Vanderbilt University. She is the author of Political Theory and Feminist Social Criticism, Universal Human Rights in a World of Difference, and coauthor of Doing Feminist Research.
Peter Ackroyd is an award-winning historian, biographer, novelist, poet, and broadcaster. He is the author of the acclaimed non-fiction bestsellers London: The Biography, Thames: Sacred River, and London Under; biographies of figures including Charles Dickens, William Blake, Charlie Chaplin, and Alfred Hitchcock.