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Jane Alison is the author of several novels; a memoir, The Sisters Antipodes (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009); and Change Me, translation of Ovid’s stories of sexual transformation (Oxford, 2014). “Duck” is adapted from her nonfiction novel, Nine Island (Catapult, 2016). She is Professor and Director of Creative Writing at the University of Virginia.

Bret Anthony Johnston is the author of the internationally bestselling novel Remember Me Like This (Random House, 2014), which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. He is also the author of the short-story collection Corpus Christi (Random House, 2004) and the editor of Naming the World and Other Exercises for the Creative Writer. He is the director of creative writing at Harvard University.

(ELIZABETH KLACZYNSKI) Laura Kolbe is a resident physician in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Her essays and criticism have appeared or are forthcoming in Bookforum, the New Yorker, the Poetry Foundation, Vice, and elsewhere. Her fiction and poetry have appeared or are forthcoming in Alaska Quarterly Review, AGNI, the Awl, Blackbird, the Cincinnati Review, the Colorado Review, the Kenyon Review, the Literary Review, Shenandoah, the Yale Review, and elsewhere.

Lori Nix is a two-time NYFA grant recipient and serves on their artist advisory committee. Her work has been shown in the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City, the Toledo Museum of Art in Toledo, Ohio, Museum Schloss Moyland in Germany, and the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut. She is a 2014 John S. Guggenheim Fellow.

(JOANNA ELDREDGE MORRISSEY) Amanda Petrusich is the author of several books about music, including Do Not Sell At Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World’s Rarest 78rpm Records (Scribner, 2014). Petrusich is the recipient of a 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship in nonfiction, and her writing has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, the Atlantic, the Oxford American, Pitchfork, and elsewhere. She is a commissioning editor for Bloomsbury’s 33 1/3 series, and an assistant professor of writing at New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. [End Page 7]

Marc Aspinall’s clients include the New Yorker, Wired, the New York Times, Financial Times, and Country Life. His “It’s Cold Outside” illustration accompanying the New Yorker review of Inside Llewyn Davis was selected for the AI-AP Best of American Illustration Collection.

Howard Axelrod’s memoir, The Point of Vanishing (Beacon, 2015), was named one of the best books of 2015 by Slate, the Chicago Tribune, and Entropy Magazine, and one of the best memoirs of 2015 by Library Journal. His work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Salon, Harvard Magazine, and the Boston Globe. He is on the faculty at Loyola University Chicago.

Corey Brickley is a freelance illustrator and designer specializing in conceptual and editorial illustration. His work has been published in the New Yorker, the New York Times, Pacific Standard, the Huffington Post, Texas Monthly, and Vice. He was selected for the AI-AP Best of American Illustration Collection for his editorial work with the Huffington Post.

Mike Broida’s work has appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer, the New York Times Book Review, the Washington Post, and the Millions, among other publications.

Ryan Bradley is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in Fortune, Popular Science, New York, and the New York Times Magazine.

Marc Burckhardt’s paintings have been commissioned by Time, Rolling Stone, the New York Times, Porsche, Simon & Schuster, and Random House, and have been exhibited at Art Basel and SCOPE. He was named a Texas State Artist for 2010 by the Texas Commission on the Arts, and is a recipient of the Hamilton King Award.

Fred Chappell has published more than two dozen books of poetry, fiction, and essays, including The Fred Chappell Reader (St. Martin’s Press, 1987). A former North Carolina Poet Laureate, he has won the T. S. Eliot award, an award for literature from the American Academy for Arts and Letters, and the best foreign book award from the Academie Française. He taught at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro for forty years and helped...


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