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RABIH ALAMEDDINE is the author of the novels The Wrong End of the TelescopeThe Angel of HistoryAn Unnecessary WomanThe Hakawati; I, the Divine; and Koolaids, as well as the story collection The Perv. His books have been translated into more than 20 languages. His most recent awards include the 2019 Dos Passos Prize, the 2021 Lannan Prize for Fiction, and the 2022 Pen/Faulkner award. He divides his time between his bedroom and his living room. He is co-editing The Penguin Book of the International Short Story, forthcoming from Penguin Press in 2026.

LILA AZAM ZANGANEH is the author of The Enchanter: Nabokov and Happiness (W.W. Norton), published in twelve languages. Her new novel, A Tale for Lovers & Madmen, is forthcoming. She is fluent in seven languages and is the recipient of the Roger Shattuck Award for Criticism.

CAMILLA BARNES is an author, translator, tour manager and photographer. Born and raised in the UK, she now lives and work in theatre in Paris. Her debut novel, The Usual Desire to Kill, is forthcoming from Scribner in early 2025.

JULIAN BARNES’ twenty-six works have been translated into more than thirty languages. In 2011 he was awarded the David Cohen Prize for Literature, and he won the Man Booker Prize for The Sense of An Ending (Knopf). Barnes’ recent novel, The Only Story, was published by Alfred A. Knopf in 2018 and his latest work of nonfiction/art history, The Man in the Red Coat, was published by Knopf in 2020. His novel, Elizabeth Finch, was published by Knopf in August, 2022.

CYNTHIA BOND is the author of Ruby, (Hogarth Press). A New York Times bestseller, it was the Oprah Book Club 2.0 selection in 2015 and was a finalist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Bond is working on the sequel to Ruby, tentatively titled, Ephram (forthcoming from Hogarth Press).

CHARLES BURNS is the author of Black Hole, Big BabyEl Borbah, Skin Deep, and the “Nitnit” trilogy which is comprised of X’ed OutThe Hive and Sugar Skull (Pantheon). He is the recipient of Eisner, Harvey, and Ignatz awards. The Nitnit trilogy, collected into a single volume called Last Look, went straight to #1 on the New York Times Graphic Books Best Sellers list. His next book series, Final Cut is forthcoming from Pantheon in 2025.

ANNE CARSON was born in Canada and teaches ancient Greek for a living. Her book, Trojan Women (illustrated by Rosie Bruno) was published by New Directions, May 2021, and her most recent work, H of H Playbook was published also by New Directions in November 2021. Her next book, Wrong Norma, will be published by New Directions in February 2024.

BILL CHENG is the author of Southern Cross the Dog (Ecco/Harper Collins). It was longlisted for PEN Open Book Award in 2014. He is the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction, 2015.

EDWIDGE DANTICAT is the author of Breath, Eyes, Memory, Krik? Krak!, The Farming of BonesThe Dew BreakerAnacaona, Golden Flower, Behind the Mountains, Eight Days, The Last Mapou, Mama’s Nightingale, UntwineAfter the Dance, A Walk Through Carnival in Jacmel and Brother, I’m Dying (Knopf). Danticat’s essays, The Art of Death: Writing the Final Story (Graywolf) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism 2017. Her children’s book My Mommy Medicine (Roaring Brook Press) was a Parents’ Choice Recommended Book. Danticat’s Everything Inside was published by Knopf in August 2019. It won The Story Prize and The National Book Critics Circle Award for Best Fiction. She was a 2009 MacArthur Fellow and winner of the 2018 Neustadt Prize for Literature. Danticat’s next book of nonfiction, We’re Alone, will be published by Graywolf Press in 2024, and she is working on a novel, The Once and Future Dead, forthcoming from Knopf in 2025.

JUNOT DÍAZ is the author of the critically acclaimed DrownThe Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (both Riverhead), which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; and This Is How You Lose Her, a New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist. His first picture book, Islandborn, (Dial) was a New York Times Bestseller and won the CLASP Américas Award 2019.

NATALIE DIAZ was born in the Fort Mojave Indian Village in Needles, California. She is Mojave and an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian community. She earned a BA from Old Dominion University, where she received a full athletic scholarship. Diaz played professional basketball in Europe and Asia before returning to Old Dominion to earn an MFA. She is the author of the poetry collections Postcolonial Love Poem (2020), winner of the Pulitzer Prize; and When My Brother Was an Aztec (2012), which New York Times reviewer Eric McHenry described as an “ambitious … beautiful book.” Her other honors and awards include the Nimrod/Hardman Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry, the Louis Untermeyer Scholarship in Poetry from Bread Loaf, the Narrative Poetry Prize, a Lannan Literary Fellowship and a MacArthur “genius” fellowship. Diaz lives in Mohave Valley, Arizona, where she has worked with the last speakers of Mojave and directed a language revitalization program.

ARIEL DELGADO DIXON was born and raised in Trenton, New Jersey. Her work has appeared in Kenyon Review, O: The Oprah Magazine, The Mississippi Review, and The Greensboro Review. Her first novel, Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You, was published by Random House, February, 2022. She lives in Philadelphia.

OMAR EL AKKAD is an author and journalist. He was born in Egypt, grew up in Qatar, moved to Canada as a teenager and now lives in the United States. The start of his journalism career coincided with the start of the war on terror, and over the following decade he reported from Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay and many other locations around the world. His work earned a National Newspaper Award for Investigative Journalism and the Goff Penny Award for young journalists. His fiction and non-fiction writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, Le Monde, Guernica, GQ and many other newspapers and magazines. His debut novel, American War (Vintage), was an international bestseller and has been translated into thirteen languages. It won the Pacific Northwest Booksellers’ Award, the Oregon Book Award for fiction, the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize and was nominated for more than ten other awards. It was listed as one of the best books of the year by The New York Times, Washington Post, GQ, NPR, Esquire and was selected by the BBC as one of 100 novels that changed our world. His new novel, What Strange Paradise (Vintage), was released in 2021 and won the Giller Prize, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers’ Award, the Oregon Book Award for fiction, and was shortlisted for the Aspen Words Literary Prize. It was also named a best book of the year by The New York Times, Washington Post, NPR and several other publications. El Akkad is currently working on a nonfiction book, One Day Everyone Will Have Always Been Against This, forthcoming from Knopf in 2025.

NATHAN ENGLANDER is the author of The Ministry of Special CasesFor the Relief of Unbearable Urges, and What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and Dinner at the Center of the Earth (Knopf). He also translated The New American Haggadah. His latest novel, kaddish.com, was published by Alfred A. Knopf in March 2019, and was longlisted for the Wingate Prize, 2020 and the Simpson/Joyce Carol Oates Literary Prize honoring a mid-career writer.

NURUDDIN FARAH (US rights only) is the author of From a Crooked Rib (Penguin) which achieved worldwide cult status but also earned him the enmity of the then-dictator of Somalia. Nuruddin Farah is the author of three trilogies: “Variations on the Theme of African Dictatorship” (comprised of Sweet and Sour Milk, Sardines and Close Sesame)“Blood in the Sun” (comprised of Maps, Gifts and Secrets) and “The Collapse” (comprised of Links, Knots and Crossbones). His most recent novels are Hiding in Plain Sight, and North of Dawn, (Riverhead).

JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER is the author of three award-winning and internationally best-selling novels: Everything Is IlluminatedExtremely Loud and Incredibly Close (both Houghton Mifflin) and Here I Am (FSG) as well as two works of nonfiction: Eating Animals and The New American Haggadah (both Little Brown). He won The Guardian Book Prize for his debut novel, and his books are published in over 30 languages. His most recent work of nonfiction, We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast, was published by FSG in September 2019, and his next novel, Escape from the Children’s Hospital will be published in 2024 by FSG.

EMILY FRIDLUND is the author of the story collection Catapult (Sarabande, 2017), which won the Mary McCarthy Prize and the novel, History of Wolves (Atlantic Monthly Press), a finalist for the Booker Prize 2017. It was also shortlisted for the Dublin IMPAC prize and longlisted for the Carnegie Medal for Fiction 2017.

MAUREEN GIBBON is the author of the novels Swimming Sweet Arrow (Back Bay Books), Thief (Farrar Straus & Giroux)), and Paris Red (W.W. Norton). A graduate of Barnard College and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she now lives in northern Minnesota. Her most recent novel, The Lost Notebook of Édouard Manet was published by WW Norton in September 2021.

PAUL GRINER is the author of a story collection Follow Me, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Pick, and the novels Collectors (Random House),The German Woman (Houghton Mifflin) and Second Life ( Counterpoint). His most recent story collection, Hurry Please, I Want to Know, (Sarabande Books June 2015) won the 2016 Kentucky Literary Award. His next novel, The Book of Otto & Liam was published by Sarabande in May 2021.

ANISSA HELOU is the author of numerous award-winning cookbooks including LevantThe Fifth QuarterAn Offal Cookbook; Modern Mezze; Savory Baking from the Mediterranean; Mediterranean Street Food; Café Morocco; and Lebanese Cuisine, which was a finalist for the prestigious Andre Simon awards.  Her most recent book, Feast: Food of the Islamic World (Ecco) won the James Beard Foundation Book Award for International 2019, and her next, The Food of Lebanon, will be published by Ecco in 2025.

ALEKSANDER HEMON is the author of The Question of BrunoNowhere Man (both Vintage), The Lazarus ProjectLove and Obstacles, The Making of Zombie Wars, The Book of My Lives and My Parents: An Introduction/This Does Not Belong to You (memoir, May 2019). He is the winner of the 2020 Dos Passos Prize. Hemon co-wrote the script for The Matrix 4, with David Mitchell and Lana Wachowski. He is at work on How Did You Get Here?: Tales of Displacement (oral histories) forthcoming from FSG. How Did You Get Here? was the recipient of a PEN/Jean Stein Grant for Literary Oral History in 2017. His next novel, The World and All That It Holds was published by FSG in January 2023.

SMITH HENDERSON is the author of Fourth of July Creek, (Ecco), which won the Crime Writers’ Association John Creasey New Blood Dagger Award (UK), and was a finalist for the PEN Literary Award 2015, as well as the prestigious James Tait Black Prize (UK). Henderson co-wrote a thriller with Jon Marc Smith, Make Them Cry, published by Ecco in September 2020.

BRUCE HOLBERT is the author of Lonesome Animals and The Hour of Lead in 2014 (both Counterpoint), which won the Washington State Book Award 2015. Holbert’s new novel, Whiskey, was published by Farrar Straus & Giroux in March 2018.

TERRENCE HOLT is the author of In the Valley of the Kings (W. W. Norton), a New York Times Editor’s Choice and the runner-up for the 2010 PEN American Center’s Robert W. Bingham Prize for Distinguished Literary Achievement. His most recent book Internal Medicine (W.W. Norton/Liveright, 2014), was named by Kirkus Reviews as one of the best memoirs as well as one of the best science and nature books of 2014.

TANIA JAMES  is the author of Atlas of Unknowns and Aerogrammes (both Alfred A. Knopf). Her latest novel, The Tusk That Did the Damage (Alfred A. Knopf) was shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize and longlisted for the Financial Times Oppenheimer Fund Emerging Voices Award. Her newest novel Loot was published by Alfred A Knopf in June 2023 and was longlisted for the National Book Award.

DENIS JOHNSON was the author of a Jesus’ Son, Train Dreams, a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize, and several novels including Tree of Smoke, the 2007 National Book Award winner and finalist for the 2008 Pulitzer Prize. His last short story collection, The Largesse of the Sea Maiden, was published by Random House in January 2018 and was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 2018. He won the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction in 2017.

ELIZABETH KAUFMAN made her living in data networking and network security products and architectures. She lives in rural northern Colorado. Her debut novel, Ruth Run, is forthcoming from Penguin Press in April 2025.

BENJAMÍN LABATUT’s novel When We Cease to Understand the World was shortlisted for the National Book Award, the International Booker Prize, and The Premio Gregor von Rezzori. In 2021, Barack Obama included it in his summer reading list, and it was selected by The New York Times as one of the ten best books of 2021. His new novel, The Maniac, was published in October 2023 from Penguin Press and was longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence. 

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MIN JIN LEE is the author of Pachinko which was a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction, a runner-up for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, winner of the Medici Book Club Prize, and a New York Times 10 Best Books of 2017. A New York Times Bestseller, Pachinko was also a Top 10 Books of the Year for BBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and the New York Public Library. Pachinko was a selection for “Now Read This,” the joint book club of PBS NewsHour and The New York Times. It was on over 75 best books of the year lists, including NPR, PBS, and CNN. Pachinko will be translated into 35+ languages. President Barack Obama selected Pachinko for his recommended reading list, calling it, “a powerful story about resilience and compassion.” Lee’s debut novel Free Food for Millionaires was a Top 10 Books of the Year for The Times of London, NPR’s Fresh Air, USA Today, and a national bestseller. Lee is a recipient of fellowships in Fiction from the Guggenheim Foundation (2018), the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study at Harvard (2018-2019), and the New York Foundation for the Arts (2000). In July of 2022, she was inducted into the New York State Writers Hall of Fame. She is a Writer-in-Residence at Amherst College. She is at work on her third novel, American Hagwon and a nonfiction work, Name Recognition.

VALERIA LUISELLI (US rights only) was born in Mexico City and grew up in Costa Rica, South Korea, South Africa and India. An acclaimed writer of both fiction and nonfiction, she is the author of Sidewalks, Faces in the Crowd, The Story of My Teeth, and Tell Me How It Ends (An Essay in Forty Questions). Her most recent novel, Lost Children Archive was an international critical and commercial success. It was a New York Times 10 Best Books of 2019, won the Rathbone Folio Prize 2020, the Dublin Award 2021, the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, and was nominated for the Women’s Prize for Fiction, and the Booker Prize 2019 among others. In 2019 she was awarded a MacArthur Genius Grant for “challenging conventional notions of authorship in fiction, essays, and inventive hybrids of the two that pose profound questions about the various ways we piece together stories and document the lives of others.”  Her work is published in more than thirty languages. She teaches at Bard College and is a visiting professor at Harvard University.

MICHAEL DAVID LUKAS is the author of the international bestselling novel The Oracle of Stamboul, a finalist for the California Book Award, the NCIBA Book of the Year Award, and the Harold U. Ribalow Prize. His second novel, The Last Watchman of Old Cairo (Spiegel & Grau), won the National Jewish Book Award for Fiction in 2018, the Sami Rohr Prize, and the French Cercle de l’Union Interalliée (best foreign novel prize). It was also nominated for the NCIBA Golden Poppy in Fiction 2018.

MAGOGODI OAMPHELA MAKHENE is a proudly Soweto-made soul. Her writing has been awarded honors by The Caine Prize for African Writing, The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was a Truman Capote Fellow and earned her MFA. Makhene is the recipient of the 2019 Rona Jaffe Writers’ Award. Her short story collection, Innards, was published by W.W. Norton, in 2023.

REBECCA MAKKAI’s last novel, THE GREAT BELIEVERS, was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award; it was the winner of the ALA Carnegie Medal, the Stonewall Book Award, the Clark Prize, and the LA Times Book Prize; and it was one of the New York Times’ Ten Best Books of 2018. Her other books are the novels THE BORROWER and THE HUNDRED-YEAR HOUSE, and the collection MUSIC FOR WARTIME—four stories from which appeared in The Best American Short Stories. A 2022 Guggenheim Fellow, Rebecca is on the MFA faculties of Sierra Nevada University and Northwestern University, and is Artistic Director of StoryStudio Chicago. Her new novel, I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS FOR YOU, was published by Viking, February 2023. It was an Indie and New York Times bestseller.

FRANCESCA MARCIANO is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Rules of the Wild, a New York Times Notable Book that has been translated into 12 languages, Casa Rossa and The End of Manners. Her collection of stories, The Other Language, was shortlisted for the Story Prize in 2014. Her latest story collection, Animal Spirit (Alfred A. Knopf) was published in June 2020, and longlisted for the Story Prize.

BENJAMIN MARKOVITS (US rights only) is the author of eight books, including ImpostureA Quiet Adjustment, Childish Loves), Fathers and Daughters, and You Don’t Have To Live Like This, which won the James Tait Black Prize for Fiction in 2015, Playing Days (Harper Collins). One of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists (2013) he is working on a quartet of books (“The Happy Families Quartet”), the first two instalments of which, Weekend in New York and Christmas in Austin, were published in 2019 by Faber and Faber US. His YA novel, Home Games, was published by HarperCollins in Feb 2020.

LIGAYA MISHAN writes for the New York Times and T magazine. She was the winner for the 2022 James Beard Foundation Journalism Award Winner, as well as a finalist for the National Magazine Awards and the IACP Food Writing Awards. Her essays have been selected for the Best American Magazine Writing, the Best American Food Writing, and the Best American Travel Writing, and her criticism has appeared in the New York Review of Books and The New Yorker. The daughter of a Filipino mother and a British father, she grew up in Honolulu, Hawai’i. She is the co-author, with the chef Angela Dimayuga, of Filipinx: Heritage Recipes from the Diaspora published by Abrams in November 2021, and is working on a book of essays.

NADIFA MOHAMED is the author of Black Mamba Boy (FSG), which won the Betty Trask Prize and was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Prize, and, The Orchard of Lost Souls (FSG), which won the Prix Albert Bernard and was shortlisted for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. In 2013 she was selected as one of Granta’s ‘Best of Young British Novelists’. Her novel, The Fortune Men published by Viking UK, and Knopf in the US, was shortlisted for the Historical Writers’ Association Gold Crown Award, and was a finalist for The Man Booker Prize. She is working on a book of nonfiction called Eat, Pray, Love, Muslim Style.

SAYAKA MURATA is the author of many books, including Earthlings and Convenience Store Woman, winner of the Akutagawa Prize. Murata has been named a Freeman’s “Future of New Writing” author and a Vogue Japan Woman of the Year. Her story collection, Life Ceremony, was published by Grove in 2022. Her next novel, Vanishing World, will be published by Grove in 2025.

LEIGH NEWMAN is the author of Still Points North (Dial), a finalist for the National Book Critic Circle’s John Leonard prize. Her story Howl Palace published in the fall 2019 issue of The Paris Review won the Terry Southern Prize for Humor. Her first story collection, Nobody Gets Out Alive was published by Scribner in April, 2022, and was longlisted for the 2023 Story Prize and the 2022 National Book Award. She is at work on a novel (also for Scribner), The Survivalists.

BETH MINH NGUYEN, is the author of Stealing Buddha’s Dinner, which received the PEN/Jerard Award, Short Girls, which received an American Book Award, and Pioneer Girl. Her memoir Owner of a Lonely Heart, was published by Scribner in July 2023.

CHRIS OFFUTT is the author of Kentucky Straight, Out of the WoodsThe Good BrotherThe Same River TwiceNo Heroes, and My Father, the Pornographer: a memoir and Country Dark.  He has written screenplays for WeedsTrue Blood, and Treme, and has received fellowships from the Lannan and Guggenheim foundations. His first crime novel featuring Mick Hardin, The Killing Hills, was published by Grove Press in June 2021, and was followed by a sequel, Shifty’s Boys, in June 2022, then a third title Code of the Hills, in June 2023. The fourth installment of the Mick Hardin series, The Law of the Hills, is forthcoming in January 2025.

TOMMY ORANGE, is the New York Times bestselling author of There There (Alfred A. Knopf) winner of the 2018 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. There There was longlisted for the National Book Award for fiction 2018, the Aspen Words Literary Prize, and the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction 2019. It was deemed a Top Five Fiction Book of the Year by The New York Times and won the John Leonard Award for Best First Book and the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel. There There was a Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His next novel, Wandering Stars will be published by Alfred A Knopf in March 2024.

JULIE OTSUKA is the author of When the Emperor Was Divine, winner of the 2003 American Library Association Alex Award, and The Buddha in the Attic, the winner of the 2012 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. The Buddha in the Attic was an international bestseller and the winner of the prestigious Prix Femina étranger 2012, and the Albatros Literaturpreis 2013. Otsuka’s next novel, The Swimmers, was published by A.A. Knopf in February, 2022, and won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction in 2023.

RAJESH PARAMESWARAN is the author of I Am ExecutionerLove Stories (Knopf 2012), a Washington Post best book of the year. The collection was named one of the “25 Great Short Story Collections from the 21st Century So Far” by The Scottish Book Trust. Parameswaran’s work has appeared in The Best American Magazine Writing; Fiction; Granta; McSweeney’s; and Zoetrope: All-Story.

MIROSLAV PENKOV is the author of East of the West and Stork Mountain (both FSG). His fiction has been translated in over twenty languages and has appeared in journals and anthologies including Granta, The Best American Short Stories 2008, The PEN/ O. Henry Prize Stories 2012, and The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013.

KATE RUSSO‘s debut novel, Super Host, was published by Putnam in February 2021 and her second novel, The Edge of Cruelty, is forthcoming from Putnam. Russo has an M.F.A. in painting from the Slade School of Fine Art and exhibits widely in the United States and England.

PATRICK RYAN is the author of The Dream Life of Astronauts (long-listed for The Story Prize) and Send Me (selected for Barnes & Noble’s Discover Great New Writers program). He’s also the author of three novels for young adults: Saints of Augustine, In Mike We Trust, and Gemini Bites.  He’s the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction and a Smart Family Foundation Award for Fiction. Ryan’s new novel, Buckeye, will be published by Random House in 2025.

JOE SACCO is the author of PalestineSafe Area Gorazde: The War in Eastern Bosnia 1992-1995, Christmas with Karadzic; Soba; The FixerNotes From a DefeatistFootnotes in Gaza (the first graphic novel to win The Riddenhour Prize); and Journalism. He also co-authored the best-selling Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt with Chris Hedges. His most recent publication, The Great War is an accordion-fold book depicting the ill-fated Somme offensive and his latest book Paying the Land, was published by Metropolitan on July 9th, 2020. He is currently at work on The Once and Future Riot, forthcoming from Metropolitan in 2025, and a collection of political cartoons, The War on Gaza, forthcoming from Fantagraphics in late 2024.

LIVIA MANERA SAMBUY is an Italian writer whose book of profiles of American writers, Non Scrivere Di Me, was published in 2015. She is also the author and co-director of two documentary films on Philip Roth. She has been a staff writer at the literary pages of the Italian national daily Corriere della Sera for over twenty years. She is the author of In Search of Amrit Kaur: A Lost Princess and Her Vanished World, which won the Premio Internazionale Capalbio Piazza Magenta. It was published by Farrar Straus & Giroux in March 2023, and is at work on her next book of nonfiction, The Elephant in the Room. She lives in Paris.

DAVID SEARCY is the author of the novels Ordinary Horror, and Last Things. Searcy’s first book of non-fiction, Shame and Wonder, was published by Random House. His next book, The Tiny Bee That Hovers at the Center of the World was published by Random House in July 2021.

DANZY SENNA’s internationally bestselling first novel, Caucasia (1998) made her one of today’s most timely and respected literary voices, consistently challenging our culture’s defined states of race, class, and gender norms. Caucasia won the Stephen Crane Award for Best New Fiction and the American Library Association’s Alex Award, and has been translated into a dozen languages. A recipient of a Whiting Writers Award, Senna is also the author of the memoir, Where Did You Sleep Last Night?, the story collection You Are Free (2011), and the novels Symptomatic (2004) and New People (2017). She lives in Los Angeles where she is a Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Southern California. Her next novel, Colored Television, is forthcoming from Riverhead in July 2024.

TRACY K. SMITH is a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, memoirist, editor, translator and opera librettist. She served as the 22nd Poet Laureate of the United States from 2017-19, during which time she spearheaded American Conversations: Celebrating Poetry in Rural Communities with the Library of Congress, launched the American Public Media podcast The Slowdown, and edited the anthology American Journal: Fifty Poems for Our Time. Smith is the author of five poetry collections (all published by Graywolf Press): Such Color: New and Selected Poems, which received the 2022 New England Book Award; Wade in the Water, recipient of the 2018 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award; Life on Mars, which won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize; Duende, winner of the 2006 James Laughlin Award of the Academy of American Poets; and The Body’s Question, which received the 2003 Cave Canem Prize. Her memoir, Ordinary Light (Alfred A Knopf), was a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in nonfiction. She is the co-translator (with Changtai Bi) of My Name Will Grow Wide like a Tree: Selected Poems of Yi Lei, which was a finalist for the 2021 Griffin Poetry Prize; and co-editor (with John Freeman) of There’s a Revolution Outside, My Love: Letters from a Crisis. To Free the Captives: A Plea for the American Soul will be published by Alfred A. Knopf in November 2023. Followed by a biography of Lucille Clifton, to be published by Penguin Press in 2025.

PITCHAYA SUDBANTHAD is the author of the novel Bangkok Wakes to Rain, selected as a notable book of the year by The New York Times and The Washington Post, as well as finalist for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize. He has received fellowships in fiction writing from Civitella Ranieri, MacDowell, and the New York Foundation for the Arts, and currently splits time between Bangkok and Brooklyn.

MATT SUMELL is the author of the critically acclaimed collection Making Nice. A graduate of UC Irvine’s MFA Program in Writing, his short fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The Paris Review, Esquire, Electric Literature, Noon, McSweeney’sOne StoryZyzzyva, LitHub, The Guardian, Publisher’s Weekly, and elsewhere.

MANIL SURI is the author of a trilogy, The Death of VishnuThe Age of Shiva, and The City of Devi. His book about mathematics, The Big Bang of Numbers, was published by W.W. Norton in September, 2022 and was a finalist for the 2023 PEN/Wilson award. He is at work on a memoir, A Room in Bombay.

STACEY SWANN is a former Stegner Fellow at Stanford University and teaches with Stanford’s Online Creative Writing Program. Her first novel, Olympus, TX, was published by Doubleday in May 2021, and was a Good Morning America Book Club Selection.

DONNA TARTT (US rights only) is an American author who has achieved critical and public acclaim for her novels, which have been published in forty languages. In 2003 she received the WH Smith Literary Award for her novel, The Little Friend, which was also nominated for the Orange Prize for Fiction.  She won the Pulitzer Prize and the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Fiction for her most recent novel, The Goldfinch.

HANNAH TINTI is the author of Animal Crackers, a runner-up for the PEN/Hemingway Award, The Good Thief, which won the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley which was a national bestseller and has been optioned for television. She is also co-founder and executive editor of the award-winning literary magazine One Story.

BRADY UDALL was born and raised in the Indian country of northeastern Arizona. He is the author of a story collection, Letting Loose the Hounds and two novels, The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint and The Lonely Polygamist (all W.W. Norton).

VENDELA VIDA (US and translation rights only) is the author of The Divers Clothes Lie EmptyThe LoversLet the Northern Lights Erase Your Name (all Ecco), And Now You Can Go (Knopf), and Girls on the Verge: Debutante Dips, Drive-Bys, and Other Initiations (1999). Her new novel, We Run the Tides, was published by Ecco in February 2021, and longlisted for the 2022 Joyce Carol Oates Prize. She is a founding co-editor of The Believer magazine.

CHRIS WARE is the author of Jimmy Corrigan: the Smartest Kid on Earth and Building Stories, which was a long-running #1 New York Times bestseller, and deemed a Top Ten Fiction Book by The New York Times and Time Magazine. A contributor to the New Yorker, his work has been exhibited at the MoCa Los Angeles, the MCA Chicago and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Ware’s Monograph was published in October 2017 by Rizzoli. His most recent book, Rusty Brown, was published by Pantheon in September 2019, and was a finalist for the 2020 PEN/Jean Stein Book Award.

CLAIRE VAYE WATKINS is the author of Battleborn (Riverhead) and Gold Fame Citrus (Riverhead), which won the Lucien Barrière Prize in 2017. She received a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and in 2017 she was named one of Granta’s Best Young American Novelists. Her latest novel, I Love You but I’ve Chosen Darkness, was published by Riverhead in October 2021.

COLSON WHITEHEAD is the author of: The IntuitionistJohn Henry DaysThe Colossus of New YorkApex Hides the HurtSag HarborZone One and The Noble Hustle. His novel, The Underground Railroad, was an international and #1 New York Times Bestseller and won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Carnegie Medal for Fiction, the 2017 Hurston/Wright Award for Fiction, the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Science Fiction Literature. He was featured on the cover of Time Magazine, and included in the list of the “100 Most Influential People” compiled by Time. His most recent novel The Nickel Boys  won the Kirkus Prize, The Orwell Prize for Political Fiction, was a finalist for the 2020 Southern Book Prize, and was longlisted for the National Book Award, the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, and the Aspen Words Literary Prize. It was a long-running New York Times bestseller and winner of the Pulitzer Prize 2020 making him a two-time winner of the award. His novel, Harlem Shuffle, was published by Doubleday in 2021 and won the UN Thriller of the Year. The sequel, Crook Manifesto, was published by Doubleday in July 2023 and has been nominated for an Edgar Award. President Biden awarded him with a National Endowment for the Humanities Medal in 2023.

NAOMI J. WILLIAMS is the author of the novel Landfalls (FSG, 2015), long-listed for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize and the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Award. Her short fiction has appeared in numerous literary journals, garnering a Pushcart Prize and a Best American honorable mention. Distinctions also include a Sustainable Arts Foundation grant and residencies at Hedgebrook, Djerassi, and Willapa Bay AiR. Educated at Princeton, Stanford, and UC Davis, she lives in Sacramento, California, and teaches with the MFA programs at Ashland University and St. Mary’s College.

Authors with Work in Progress

LINA MOUNZER is a writer and translator living in Beirut. Her work has appeared in The Paris Review, Literary Hub, Bidoun, Warscapes, and The Berlin Quarterly. She has contributed long-form features on Middle Eastern literature, TV, and music to AramcoWorld Magazine, Brownbook ME, and Middle East Eye, and she has translated work by the Lebanese authors Chaza Charafeddine, Hassan Daoud, and Hazem Saghieh. Her essay, “The Gamble”, was selected as one of the Best American Essays 2022.

AMANDA REA is recipient of a 2015 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers Award. Her stories and essays have appeared in Electric Literature, Freeman’s, Lit HubThe Missouri ReviewThe Kenyon ReviewThe SunIndiana ReviewIowa Review and elsewhere. Her work has received a Pushcart Prize and the William Peden Prize in Fiction, as well as special mention in Best American Short Stories. She lives in Colorado.