Robert Ashcom is the author of Winter Run: Stories of an Enchanted Boyhood in a Lost Time and Place (Algonquin, 2002), for which he received a prize from the Fellowship of Southern Writers.
A. Banerjee, a regular contributor, lives in England. He will be writing again for the SR in the near future.
Wendell Berry's latest honor is the National Humanities Medal, which he received at the White House from the president earlier this year.
Bert Cardullo is writing a series of essays on critics of drama, including Richard Gilman and Stanley Kauffmann, and soon will be reporting here on Eric Bentley.
John W. Crowley has been teaching American literature for nearly fifty years. Among his many publications are three books on W. D. Howells.
Emily Grosholz is a poet and philosopher now teaching poetry at the Buffalo Seminary, where she holds a chair.
Jeffrey Hart is professor of English, emeritus, at Dartmouth College, where he taught for thirty years.
David Heddendorf's essays appear regularly in this magazine and in the Southern Review.
Marc Hudson's poem "Letter to Miranda" was written for his daughter, Alexandra, on the occasion of her eighteenth birthday. His most recent book is Swimming the Acheron.
Nancy Revelle Johnson is a long-time contributor to the SR. She has more reviews forthcoming soon in these pages.
Robert Lacy is a frequent contributor to the SR. His essays and short fiction have appeared in numerous periodicals. He is the author of The Natural Father, a collection of short stories.
Evelyn Livingston, a new contributor, has published a collection of short stories, Key West.
John Rees Moore has been reviewing books for this quarterly since 1963.
Merritt Moseley has long considered the Booker Prize books for the SR and has also written a book on the subject.
This fall the University of South Carolina Press will publish Dreamtime, Sam Pickering's twenty-fifth book. His most recent books are A Tramp's Wallet and Journeys.
Sanford Pinsker, a regular reviewer, is professor of humanities, emeritus, at Franklin and Marshall College.
Dawn Potter's poems and essays have appeared in the SR, the Threepenny Review, and Prairie Schooner. Her memoir, Tracing Paradise: Two Years in Harmony with John Milton, earned the 2010 Maine Literary Award in Nonfiction.
R. T. Smith is writer-in-residence at Washington and Lee University and editor of Shenandoah. His most recent books are The Calaboose Epistles: Stories and Outlaw Style. He has twice received the Library of Virginia Prize for Poetry Book of the Year.
Kathryn Starbuck is the author of Griefmania, a book of poems, and of many essays. Poems from her second manuscript, "Sex Perhaps," have appeared in Poetry, the New Yorker, the New Republic, the Gettysburg Review, the SR, The Best American Poems, and elsewhere.
Laura C. Stevenson, a previous contributor to this magazine, is the author of Return in Kind, a novel.
Rose Styron is completing a book of poetry.
Ronald Wallace is the author of twelve books of poetry, fiction, and criticism, including Long for This World: New and Selected Poems and For a Limited Time Only.
George Watson, who is a fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge, is the author of The Lost Literature of Socialism and Take Back the Past.
Philip Weinstein is Cummins professor of English at Swarthmore College. His books include Henry James and the Requirements of the Imagination, Unknowing: The Work of Modernist Fiction, and Becoming Faulkner.
William Wenthe has a new book of poetry, "Words before Dawn," scheduled next year from the LSU Press.
James L. W. West iii is working on a critical biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald as a professional author. [End Page lvii]