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Welcome to the schedule for BBF 2016! Please note that with the exception of the following sessions (Life without Envy, The Art of Perspective, Writing with Risk, Sound Advice, and Lore), absolutely every session at the BBF is free, and no tickets or preregistration are required. Thanks, and enjoy your day!
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Deni Ellis Béchard

Deni Ellis Béchard is a photojournalist, writer, and activist whose work focuses on human rights, politics, and the environment. His work includes the novel Vandal Love, winner of the 2007 Commonwealth Writer’s Prize; the memoir Cures for Hunger, an IndieNext pick; and Of Bonobos and Men, winner of the Nautilus Book Award for Investigative Journalism and overall Grand Prize. His writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Salon, Harvard Review, and Foreign Policy, and he has lived in more than sixty countries, reporting from Afghanistan, India, Colombia, the Congo, and Iraq. Kirkus calls his second novel, Into the Sun, “an insightful and affecting look into the lives of those who risk everything to help the people of Afghanistan and tell their stories.”


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Béchard’s TEDx Talk: Race and the Myth of the American Outlaw