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Mary Ann Gwinn

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Books Columnist, Seattle Times
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Mary Ann Gwinn is a regular contributor to the Seattle Times’ Weekly Lit Life Column and reviews for Booklist, Newsday and other publications. She won the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for coverage of the Exxon Valdez disaster and was one of three jurors for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in fiction. She’s on Twitter at @gwinnma. Her term on the NBCC board ends in 2020.

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