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Vickery is a New York City-based journalist and screenwriter specializing in animal and environmental policy and politics from rural Texas to Western public lands. Her work has appeared in Forbes, Newsweek, Salon, The Daily Beast, AlterNet and the New York Times. It has also served as a source material for two books on public lands and numerous articles on wild horse politics and the slaughter trade. Her dramatic screenplay feature, The Judas Horse, is based on her investigative series for Forbes on the racing industry and the closing of Dallas Crown, one of the last equine slaughterhouses in America.
James is a writer based in Austin, Texas and a professor at Texas State University. His books include Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly (Little, Brown) and A Revolution in Eating: How the Quest for Food Shaped America (Columbia University Press). His writing on food, agriculture, and animals has appeared in The Paris Review (online), The New Yorker, The New York Times, Harper’s, The Washington Post, Slate, The American Scholar, Texas Monthly, and The Atlantic. He’s a columnist at Pacific Standard and his literary non-fiction has appeared in The Millions, Quarterly Conversation, The Los Angeles Review of Books and The New York Times Book Review. In 2009, he won the Hiett Prize, a national award given annually to a pioneer in the humanities by The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture.
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