Marni Jackson is a writer based in Toronto. Don’t I Know You? is her first collection of short stories.
Guinevere Glasfurd lives in Fens, near Cambridge. Author of noticed short stories, her obtained a grant of Arts Council England for the writing of "The Words In My Hand, her first novel.
Steve Toltz is an Australian writer. Quicksand is his second novel.
Yiyun Li is a Chinese American award-winning writer. She was named a MacArthur fellow in 2010. Kinder Than Solitude is her second novel.
Christos Tsiolkas is an Australian writer. Barracuda is his latest novel since his bestselling novel The Slap.
Darragh McKeon grew up in Ireland and worked as a theater director before writing All That is Solid Melts Into Air. This is his first novel.
Emma Straub is an author living in Brooklyn. She notably writes for Rookie. The Vacationers is her second novel.
Amanda Hodgkinson is a British novelist. Her debut novel 22 Britannia Road was an international bestseller. Spilt Milk is her second novel. She lives in France.
Anthony Doerr is the author of two short story collections and two novels. His latest novel All The Light We Cannot See won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. He lives in Idaho.
David Nicholls is a British novelist and screenwriter. Us is his fourth novel and was longlisted for the 2014 Man Booker Prize.
Emily Schultz is the co-founder of the literary journal Joyland. Her novel, Heaven Is Small was named a finalist for the Trillium Book Award alongside books by Margaret Atwood and Alice Munro, as was The Blondes.
Karim Miské was born in 1964 in Abidjan. He is a writer and a documentary filmmaker. Arab Jazz is his first novel.
Stuart Nadler is a writer and a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. In 2012, the National Book Foundation named him a “5 Under 35 Honoree”. Wise Men is his first novel.
Matthew Thomas was born in the Bronx and grew up in Queens. A graduate of the University of Chicago, he has an MA from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University and an MFA from the University of California, Irvine. His New York Times bestselling novel We Are Not Ourselves has been shortlisted for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction and longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award.
Sebastian Rotella is the author of Triple Crossing. He is a senior reporter for ProPublica, a newsroom dedicated to investigative journalism in the public interest. He covers international security issues. He was a Pulitzer finalist for international reporting in 2006.
Neil White is a criminal lawyer and a writer. He is based in Manchester.
Celeste Ng is a writer based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Everything I Never Told You is her first novel.
Lindsay Hunter is the author of the story collections Don’t Kiss Me and Daddy’s. Ugly Girls is her first novel.
Margaret Atwood is a Canadian author and has written more than forty volumes of fiction and nonfiction. She has won more than fifty awards in Canada and internationally, including the Booker Prize in 2000 for her novel The Blind Assassin. Her works have been translated in more than forty languages.
Jesmyn Ward grew up in DeLisle, Mississippi. She received her MFA from the University of Michigan, where she won five Hopwood awards for essays, drama, and fiction. She won the 2011 National Book Award for Fiction with her second novel Salvage the Bones.