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SARAH PANLIBUTON BARNES is writing a chimerical memoir/oral history about the year she spent in the Philippines as an accidental beauty queen in her family’s ancestral home. It is also a mythic genealogy of the last 100 years of her maternal lineage. Once a high school runaway, a sword dancer, a Mandarin translator on a trek through the Tibetan Plateau, and a student of Balinese shadow puppetry she is the winner of the 2018 Cosmonauts Avenue Nonfiction prize. Her prose has appeared in an anthology published by the Sad Asian Girl Club, in Man Repeller, Panay News, VIDA, Catapult, and Guernica.
RENEE CHERIE BRANUM is the author of Defenestrate (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2022; Jonathan Cape UK). It is her first novel. Renee holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of Montana, and an MFA in Fiction from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop where she was a Truman Capote Fellow, and a recipient of the Prairie Lights Jack Leggett Fiction Prize. Her fiction and non-fiction have appeared in various magazines including Blackbird and The Long Story, Narrative Magazine, The Alaska Quarterly, The Texas Review, The Denver Quarterly, The Best of the Los Angeles Review anthology, and Lithub. Her essay “Certainty” was awarded the Los Angeles Review’s 2016 Fall Nonfiction award.
P CARL is the author of the memoir, Becoming a Man: The Story of a Transition (Simon & Schuster, 2020). A section of the book was excerpted and featured in The New York Times Magazine. He is the Distinguished Artist in Residence, Department of Performing Arts, at Emerson College in Boston and is the Anschutz Fellow at Princeton University for Spring 2020. He was awarded a 2017 Art of Change Fellowship from the Ford Foundation, the Berlin Prize fellowship from the American Academy for the Fall of 2018, and the Andrew W. Mellon Creative Research Residency at the University of Washington.
AVA CHIN is the author of Eating Wildly : Foraging for Life, Love, and the Perfect Meal (Simon and Schuster, 2014) won the 2015 M.F.K. Fischer Book Award. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The Village Voice, and Saveur. She is the recipient of the grants and fellowships including the New York Public Library’s Cullman Center, and the Asian American Writer’s Workshop. She is an associate Professor of creative nonfiction at the City University of New York. Mott Street — A Chinese American Family’s Story of Exclusion and Homecoming will be published by Penguin Press (April, 2023).
JAIME CORTEZ is the author of Gordo — Stories (Black Cat, Grove Atlantic, 2021). He is a writer and visual artist. His short stories, comics, and essays have been published in over a dozen anthologies, including “KinderGarde” (Small Press Traffic, 2013), “Street Art San Francisco” (Abrams Press, 2009), and the groundbreaking LGBT comics anthology “No Straight Lines” (Fantagraphics, 20122). Cortez lives near the coastal agricultural town of Watsonville, California .
ANNA COX is the author of I Keep My Worries in My Teeth (Little A 2020). Her story What Happy Couples Do appeared in Carve Magazine and won the Raymond Carver Short Story Award in 2011.
MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM is the author of six novels: A Home at the End of the World, Flesh and Blood, The Hours (which won the PEN Faulkner Award, and the Pulitzer Prize), Specimen Days, By Nightfall, and The Snow Queen, as well as a collection of re-imagined fairy tales, A Wild Swan and Other Tales, all published by Farrar Straus & Giroux, Land’s End: A Walk in Provincetown, a non-fiction book which was published by Random House. He is a Senior Lecturer in English, Creative Writing, at Yale University. His new novel Day will be published in January 2024 by Random House USA.
ERIC EYRE is the author of Death In Mud Lick: A Coal Country Fight against the Drug Companies That Delivered the Opioid Epidemic (Scribner, 2020). His reporting on West Virginia’s opioid crisis for the Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette-Mail won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting. Death in Mudlick was a New York Times Critics Top Ten Book of the Year. Edgar Award Winner Best Fact Crime, and A Lit Hub Best Book of the Year.
DANNY LORBERBAUM has an MFA from Hunter College. He has had Fellowships at both MacDowell, and the Center for Fiction. His stories have appeared in Southwest Review, Guernica, VQR and One Story. He is at working on a story collection.
JULIAN LUCAS is a staff writer at The New Yorker. His writing for the magazine includes an exploration of slavery reenactments, as well as profiles of artists and writers such as el Anatsui and Ishmael Reed. Previously, he was an associate editor at Cabinet and a contributing editor at The Point. His writing has appeared in The New York Review of Books, Vanity Fair, Harper’s Magazine, Art in America, and the New York Times Book Review where he was a contributing writer.
DARRAGH MCKEON is the author of the highly acclaimed All That Is Solid Melts into Air (Harper Perennial, 2014). He has worked as a theater director, and lives in Ireland. His new novel Remembrance Sunday will be published by Viking UK in May 2023.
ANDERS NILSEN is the artist and author of eight books including Big Questions, The End, and Poetry is Useless. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Poetry Magazine, Kramer’s Ergot, Pitchfork, Medium and elsewhere. His comics have been translated into several languages , and his painting and drawing have been exhibited internationally. Nilsen’s work has received three Ignatz awards as well as the Lynd Ward Prize for the Graphic Novel and Big Questions was listed as a New York Times Notable Book in 2011. His new project TONGUES is a retelling of the Prometheus myth and will be published in two volumes by Pantheon.
SHARON OLDS’ most recent collection Balladz (Knopf, October 2022; Jonathan Cape 2023) was shortlisted by the National Book Awards 2022. She is the recipient of the Frost Medal for lifetime achievement, as well as the winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the T.S. Eliot Prize for her collection, Stag’s Leap. She is the author of twelve previous books of poetry all published by Knopf.. Her many award-winning books include Satan Says (1980) winner of the inaugural San Francisco Poetry Center Award. The Dead and the Living (1984) winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. The Father (1992) short-listed for the T. S. Eliot Prize, The Unswept Room (2002) a finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. and Stag’s Leap (Knopf, 2012). She taches in the Graduate Creative Writing program at New York University.
CLAUDIA RANKINE is the author of six collections of poetry, including Just Us: An American Conversation (Graywolf, 2020), Citizen: An American Lyric and Don’t Let Me Be Lonely; three plays including HELP, which premiered in March of 2020 at The Shed, NYC, and The White Card, which premiered in February 2018 (ArtsEmerson/ American Repertory Theater) and is published by Graywolf Press. In 2016, she co-founded The Racial Imaginary Institute (TRII). Among her numerous awards and honors, Rankine is the recipient of the Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry, the Poets & Writers’ Jackson Poetry Prize, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Lannan Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, United States Artists, and the National Endowment of the Arts. Rankine is a Professor of Creative Writing at New York University.
LAURET SAVOY is the author of Trace, Memory, History, Race and The American Landscape (Counterpoint 2015) which was a finalist for the 2016 Saroyan Prize, the Pen Open Book Award and the Wheatley Book award She is a recipient of a 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship, and is a professor of environmental studies and geology at Mount Holyoke College. She is currently writing On the River’s Back (Farrar Straus & Giroux) a memoir, exploring her family’s African American, mixed European and Indigenous heritage and its ties to the tidewater and Piedmont landscapes from the colonial era to the Civil War.
REBECCA SOLNIT is the author of more than twenty books, including Wanderlust,The Faraway Nearby, A Field Guide to Getting Lost; River of Shadows, and Recollections of My Nonexistence, and Orwell’s Roses (Viking, 2021) which was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize for Political Writing. She is the author of Men Explain Things to Me, and numerous essays on feminism, activism, social change, hope and the climate crisis. Her essay anthologies are published by Haymarket Books. Waking Beauty, her follow up to her children’s fairy tale book Cinderella Liberator, will be published by Haymarket Books in November 2022. She lives in San Francisco and is a regular contributor to the Guardian and other publications.
KEEANGA-YAMAHTTA TAYLOR is the author of Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership (University of North Carolina Press, 2019) which was a National Book Award semi-finalist and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History in 2020. She is a 2021 MacArthur Foundation Fellow. Her first book From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation (Haymarket, 2016) won the Lannan Cultural Freedom Award. She is also the editor of the anthology How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective (Haymarket, 2018) which won the Lambda Literary Award for LGBQT nonfiction. She is a contributing writer at The New Yorker. Her writing has appeared in many magazines and newspapers including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Review, The Paris Review, The Guardian, The Nation, and Jacobin. She is currently a Professor in the Department of African American Studies at Northwestern University.
OCEAN VUONG is the author of On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous (Penguin Press, June 2019; Jonathan Cape UK) which was a New York Times bestseller for six consecutive weeks, and a National Book Award finalist. His critically acclaimed poetry collection Night Sky With Exit Wounds (Copper Canyon Press 2016) was a New York Times Top 10 Book of 2016, winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize, the Whiting Award, the Thom Gunn Award, and the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. A Ruth Lilly fellow from the Poetry Foundation, his honors include fellowships from the Lannan Foundation, the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, The Elizabeth George Foundation, The Academy of American Poets, and the Pushcart Prize. His writing has appeared in magazines including The New Yorker. He is a 2019 MacArthur Fellow. His most recent collection of poems Time Is A Mother was published by Penguin Press in 2022 and was a New York Times Bestseller.
GARY YOUNGE is an award-winning author, broadcaster and a professor of sociology at the University of Manchester in England. Formerly a columnist for The Guardian he is an editorial board member of the Nation magazine and the Alfred Knobler Fellow for Type Media. His most recent book Another Day in the Death of America , A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives (Nation Books, 2016) was awarded the 2017 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize from Columbia Journalism School and Nieman Foundation. It was shortlisted for the Helen Berenstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism from the New York Public Library, a Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and was longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Non- Fiction from the American Library Association. In Britain it was shortlisted for The Jhalak prize; The Orwell Prize; The CWA Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction and The Bread and Rose Award.