Dilip K. Basu teaches history and directs the Satyajit Ray Film and Study Collection (http://satyajitray.ucsc.edu) at University of California, Santa Cruz. He is currently finishing a book on Devi (The Goddess), a 1960 film by Ray based on Prabhat K. Mukherjee's short story.
Ben Fountain’s 2012 novel Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk received the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and was a finalist for the National Book Award. Three of the stories in his collection, Brief Encounters with Che Guevara, which won the 2007 PEN/Hemingway Award, were first published in Zoetrope: All-Story. He has lived in Dallas since 1983.
Ian David Froeb was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and attended the University of Maryland and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He currently lives in St. Louis, Missouri, and is working on a novel.
Ben Greenman is an editor at The New Yorker whose fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, Mississippi Review, and elsewhere. He is the author of Superbad, Superworse, and the forthcoming novel Candidate. He lives in Brooklyn.
Kaui Hart Hemmings lives in San Francisco and is a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. Her fiction appears or will appear in StoryQuarterly, Falling Backwards: Stories of Fathers and Daughters, and The Best American Nonrequired Reading, 2004. House of Thieves is part of her first collection of stories, which will be published in 2005 by Penguin Press.
Rattawut Lapcharoensap was born in Chicago, raised in Bangkok, and now lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His work has appeared in various publications, including Harcourt's Best New American Voices series. His debut story collection, Sightseeing, will be published in January 2005 by Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Prabhat K. Mukherjee (18731932), a younger contemporary of Rabindranath Tagore, was a popular writer, especially of short stories in Bengali. He was educated in India and in England, but his literary idols, apart from Tagore, were from France: Balzac and Maupassant. He was also known as Prabhat Kumar Mukhopadhyay.
John Sayles's most recent film, Silver City, will be released this fall by Newmarket Films. He has directed fifteen films and written three novels. His short story collection, Dillinger in Hollywood, is forthcoming from Nation Books in October 2004.
William Eggleston has created a singular portrait of his native South since the late 1960s. In 1976, the Museum of Modern Art’s groundbreaking one-man show “William Eggleston’s Guide”
established his reputation as the pioneer of modern color photography. His work has been exhibited at major art museums around the world.