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  • Contributors

Molly Antopol is the author of The UnAmericans. She teaches at Stanford and is at work on a new book, which will also be published by Norton.

Anna Lena Phillips Bell is the author of Ornament, winner of the Vassar Miller Prize. Her poems have appeared in 32 Poems, Quarterly West, the Arkansas International, and the Southern Review.

Lee Conell's debut novel is forthcoming from Penguin Press. She is also the author of a story collection, Subcortical, which won the Story Prize Spotlight Award.

Tyree Daye, author of River Hymns, is a poet from Youngsville, North Carolina, and most recently was awarded a 2019 Whiting Writers Award.

Tony Earley is the Fleming Professor of English at Vanderbilt University. The author of five books, he lives in Nashville with his family.

B. H. Fairchild is the author of seven collections of poetry, including Early Occult Memory Systems of the Lower Midwest, which received the National Book Critics Circle Award. In 2005, Fairchild received the Aiken Taylor Award in Modern American Poetry from the Sewanee Review.

Garth Greenwell is the author of What Belongs to You. A new book of fiction, Cleanness, will be published by FSG in January.

Jennifer Haigh is the author of the story collection News from Heaven and five novels—most recently, Heat and Light.

Robert Hass's most recent book is Summer Snow (Ecco/HarperCollins). He teaches at the University of California at Berkeley.

Jowhor Ile's novel And After Many Days was awarded the Etisalat Prize. Currently a visiting assistant professor at West Virginia University, he also lives in London and Port Harcourt, Nigeria, his hometown.

Leslie Jamison is the author of The Recovering, The Empathy Exams, The Gin Closet, and most recently, a collection of essays called Make it Scream, Make it Burn. She directs the graduate nonfiction program at Columbia University and lives in Brooklyn.

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Cy Twombly awardee Douglas Kearney writes interdisciplinarily and has published six books. He teaches at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.

Randall Kenan is the author of a novel, A Visitation of Spirits, and a collection of stories, Let the Dead Bury Their Dead. He teaches creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Michael Knight is the author of three novels, three short story collections, and a book of novellas. He teaches creative writing at the University of Tennessee.

Adam Latham is an associate director for the Sewanee Writers' Conference. His fiction has appeared in The Cincinnati Review, Blackbird, Mississippi Review, and storySouth.

Christian Lorentzen writes for Bookforum, the London Review of Books, Harper's Magazine, the Baffler, and n+1.

David Lynn has been the editor of the Kenyon Review since 1994. His new collection, Children of God: New and Selected Stories, was published in 2019.

Rebecca Makkai's most recent novel, The Great Believers, won the LA Times Book Prize and the Carnegie Medal, and was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize.

Maurice Manning's new collection of poetry is Railsplitter.

Jill McCorkle is the author of six novels and four story collections. Her seventh novel, Hieroglyphics, is forthcoming in spring 2020.

Alice McDermott is the author of eight novels, the latest of which is The Ninth Hour.

Claire Messud is the author of numerous novels, including The Emperor's Children and, most recently, The Burning Girl. She lives with her family in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Steven Millhauser is the author of Martin Dressler, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1997, and We Others: New and Selected Stories, winner of The Story Prize and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. He teaches at Skidmore College and lives in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Dan O'Brien is a playwright and poet living in Los Angeles. His The House in Scarsdale: A Memoir for the Stage received the 2018 PEN America Award for Drama.

Kathleen Ossip is the author of The Do-Over, a New York Times Editors' Choice. She was a 2016-2017 fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, and she teaches at The New School in New York.

Francine Prose's most recent novel is...


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