June 13, 2017

Kao Kalia Yang is a teacher, public speaker, and writer. Yang is the author of the award-winning book, The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir (Coffee House Press, 2008) and the book, The Song Poet (Metropolitan Books, 2016). She is a graduate of Carleton College and...

April 2, 2017

Originally from the Chicagoland area, A.A. Balaskovits has lived all across the American

Midwest but currently calls South Carolina her home. She received her B.A. from Loras College, her MFA from Bowling Green State University and her Ph.D. from The University of Miss...

February 11, 2017

Piyali Bhattacharya is Writer-in-Residence at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. Her work has appeared in Ploughshares, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, National Geographic, and many others. She is the editor of the anthology Good Girls Marry...

October 5, 2016

Anne Valente’s debut novel, Our Hearts Will Burn Us Down, is forthcoming from William Morrow/HarperCollins in October 2016. Her first short story collection, By Light We Knew Our Names, won the Dzanc Books Short Story Prize and was released in September 2014. She is al...

March 18, 2016

Jennine Capó Crucet is the author of the novel Make Your Home Among Strangers (St. Martin’s Press, 2015), named by The Guardian as one of the Best Fall Books by a Latin American Author and selected as an Amazon Book of the Month for August. Her story collecti...

February 18, 2016

Lawrence Coates is the author of five books, most recently Camp Olvido and The Goodbye House. His first novel, The Blossom Festival, won the Western States Book Award for Fiction and was selected for the Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Series. His...

November 6, 2015

Katie Cortese’s stories and essays have appeared in such journals as BlackbirdGulf CoastDay One, and elsewhere, including the Rose Metal Press anthology Family Resemblance: An Anthology and Exploration of 8 Hybrid Literary Genres. She holds a PhD from Florida State...