Arthur Bradford's debut story collection, Dogwalker, was published by Knopf and comes out in paperback this fall. He directed the documentary film How's Your News', which aired on HBO/Cinemax in February 2002.
Anthony Doerr is a 2010 Guggenheim Fellow and the author, most recently, of the story collection Memory Wall. His prior publications include the memoir Four Seasons in Rome, the novel About Grace, and the story collection The Shell Collector.
A. M. Homes is the author of the forthcoming story collection Things You Should Know and the novels Music for Torching, The End of Alice, In a Country of Mothers, and Jack, as well as the collection The Safety of Objects. Her work appears frequently in the New York Times, The New Yorker, and Vanity Fair, where she is a contributing editor.
Eric Lucas is an actor, director, and playwright. His works include The King of Mackie Street, which was a Kennedy Center New American Plays finalist and received the Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council. Lucas heads the Shanachie New Play Festival in Arlington, Virginia, and has worked on fifteen feature films.
Raj Parameswaran grew up in Michigan and Texas and lives in New York. This is the second story he has published; the first appeared in the Summer 2002 issue of Fiction magazine.
Clarence “Tod” Robbins was born in 1888. He authored two story collections, Silent, White, & Beautiful and Who Wants a Green Bottle?, and two novels, The Master of Murder and The Unholy Three. Robbins emigrated to the French Riviera from New York and refused to leave during the Nazi occupation of France. He spent the war in a concentration camp and died in 1949.
Susan Straight's new novel, A Million Nightingales, was just published by Pantheon. "El Ojo de Agua" is part of a collection of stories about Louisiana and California. Her first short story for All-Story, "Mines," was included in Best American Short Stories 2003.
Mary Ellen Mark has traveled extensively for more than three decades to make pictures that reflect a high degree of humanism. She has published twelve books, including, most recently, Mary Ellen Mark 55, and has received over a dozen awards for her work in photography.