Lan Samantha Chang
Lan Samantha Chang is the author of All is Forgotten, Nothing is Lost (2010), Inheritance (2004), and Hunger (1998). Her works have also appeared in Ploughshares, The Atlantic, and Best American Short Stories. Chang’s work was nominated for the PEN Center USA West Award and the PEN/Hemingway Literature Prize. She received the Wallace Stegner and Truman Capote fellowships from Stanford, and the Teaching-Writing fellowship and Michener-Copernicus fellowships from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, as well as fellowships from Princeton University, the Radcliffe Institute, and more.
Ryan Harty’s story collection Bring Me Your Saddest Arizona (2003) received the John Simmons Award for Short Fiction, the San Francisco Chronicle’s Best Book of 2003, and Book of the Year from the Arizona Library Association. He is the recipient of a Stegner Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize and the Henfield-Transatlantic Review Award. Harty has taught at California College of the Arts, University of Michigan, Columbia University, the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and Baruch College.
Mitchell S. Jackson
Mitchell S. Jackson’s debut novel The Residue Years (2013) received The Ernest J. Gaines Prize for Literary Excellence and was a finalist for The Center for Fiction Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize, the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Fiction, and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. Jackson’s other honors include a Whiting Award, fellowships from the Lannan Foundation, the Ford Foundation, PEN America, TED, and the NYFA (New York Foundation for the Arts). His writing has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Paris […]
Julie Orringer is the author of two award-winning books: The Invisible Bridge, a novel, and the short-story collection How to Breathe Underwater, both New York Times Notable Books; her new novel, The Flight Portfolio, will be published this May. Her work has appeared in the Paris Review, Ploughshares, Zoetrope All-Story, and the Washington Post Magazine, as well as in anthologies such as The Granta Book of the American Short Story and The Scribner Anthology of American Short Fiction.