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William Gibson / Novelist

William Gibson is an acclaimed science fiction novelist, essayist, and screenwriter, known for coining the term “cyberspace.” He has been called the “noir prophet” of the “cyberpunk” community. His 1984 book Neuromancer was the first to win the three top science fiction prizes — the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, and the Philip K. Dick Memorial Award. Throughout his writing career he has published three trilogies, including The New York Times best-selling Blue Ant series. His newest novel is The Peripheral.

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Richard Linklater

Film Director, Screenwriter

Richard Linklater is an Academy Award-nominated filmmaker. His most recent film, Boyhood, was filmed over 12 years with the same cast. It's nominated for 6 Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director. For Boyhood, Linklater won the Golden Globe for Best Director and the film won the year's top prize: Best Motion Picture, Drama. Patricia Arquette, who stars in the movie, took home the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role. We spoke to Linklater about Boyhood in July 2014.