Adam Johnson is a Professor of English with emphasis
in creative writing at Stanford University. Winner of a Whiting
Award and Fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National
Endowment for the Arts and the American Academy in Berlin, he is
the author of several books, including Fortune
Smiles, which won the 2015 National Book Award, and the
novel The Orphan Master’s Son, which was awarded the
2013 Pulitzer Prize. His fiction has appeared
in Esquire, GQ, Playboy,
Harper's Magazine, Granta, Tin
House and The Best American Short Stories.
His work has been translated into more than thirty languages.
Beth Ann Fennelly, Poet Laureate of Mississippi, teaches
in the MFA Program at the University of Mississippi, where she was
named Outstanding Teacher of the Year. She’s won grants and awards
from the N.E.A., the United States Artists, a Pushcart, and a
Fulbright to Brazil. Fennelly has published three poetry books:
Open House, Tender Hooks, and
Unmentionables, a book of nonfiction, Great with
Child, and The Tilted World, a novel she co-authored
with her husband, Tom Franklin. Heating & Cooling: 52
Micro-Memoirs will be published by Norton Oct. 10, ‘17.
Fennelly and Franklin live in Oxford with their three children.
Tom Frankin, is the award-winning and New York
Times bestselling author of Crooked Letter,
Crooked Letter, which was nominated for nine awards and
won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the
prestigious Crime Writers’ Association’s Gold Dagger Award. His
previous works include the Edgar-winning story, Poachers,
from the collection under the same title, as well as Hell at
the Breech, Smonk, and The Tilted World,
co-authored with Beth Ann Fennelly. Winner of a 2001 Guggenheim
Fellowship, he teaches in the University of Mississippi’s MFA