Sigrid Nunez's novels include A Feather on the Breath of God, Naked Sleeper, For Rouenna and most recently, The Last of Her Kind. She has taught writing at Smith College, Columbia University, the New School and the University of California, Irvine.
Myla Goldberg author of the novels Bee Season (a finalist for the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award) and Wickett's Remedy. Her stories have appeared in McSweeney's and Harper's, and her reviews have appeared in The New York Times and Bookforum.
Rachel Hadas is the author of more than 15 books of poetry, essays and translations. Her most recent collection is called The River of Forgetfulness.
Emily Fragos's books of poetry include Little Savage and the forthcoming The Juggler's Hands. She is the editor of two anthologies of poetry, The Great Cat and The Dance, and is working on a third, about music, due in April 2009. She teaches at New York University and Columbia University.