Maggie Jackson is an award-winning author and journalist with a global reach. Her new book, Uncertain: The Wisdom and Wonder of Being Unsure, explores why we should seek not-knowing in times of flux. Nominated for a National Book Award and named to three “Best Books of 2023” lists, Uncertain has been lauded as “incisive and timely…triumphant” (Dan Pink), “surprising and practical” (Gretchen Rubin) and “remarkable and persuasive” (Library Journal). Maggie’s acclaimed previous book Distracted sparked a global conversation on the steep costs of fragmenting our attention. A former columnist for the Boston Globe, Maggie has written for The New York Times and many other publications worldwide. Her writings have been translated into multiple languages and are widely covered by U.S. and international press. She lives in New York and Rhode Island. You can learn more about Maggie by clicking here to visit her website.
Anastasia Stanmeyer has been editor of Berkshire Magazine since its 2012 debut. She began her journalism career with daily newspapers, writing for publications such as The Tampa Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, and Dallas Morning News. Then she moved over to magazines, contributing to Time, Asiaweek, Newsweek, and Stern, among others. She was based in Asia for 12 years and has covered regions under major political and social change. Anastasia has interviewed individuals such as Mother Teresa, Yo-Yo Ma, James Taylor, Annie Lennox, John Williams, and Governor Maura Healey, among others. She received a Political Science degree from the University of Kansas and has lived in the Berkshires since 2008.