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National Book Festival

William Alexander is the author of the much-acclaimed gardening memoir, "The $64 Tomato: How One Man Nearly Lost His Sanity, Spent a Fortune and Endured an Existential Crisis in the Quest for the Perfect Garden "(Algonquin Books, 2006). He is a regular contributor to "The" New York Times op-ed page, and when not tending his garden and orchard or writing, he is the director of technology at a psychiatric research institute. Alexander lives in New York's Hudson Valley.

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William Alexander