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Vol. 9, No. 4

Volume 9, Number 4
Winter 2005

Paul Auster is the author of twelve novels, which have been translated intomore thanthirty languages. "Auggie Wren's Christmas Story" is the genesis of the movies Smoke and Blue in the Face. His latest novel, The Brooklyn Follies, was published by Henry Holt and Co. in December 2005.

Charles D'Ambrosio is the author of The Point and Other Stories; Orphans, a collection of essays; and The Dead Fish Museum, a story collection to be published by Knopf in April 2006.

Frances de Pontes Peebles was born in Pernambuco, Brazil, where her family owns and operates an organic coffee farm. Her stories have appeared in the Missouri Review, the Indiana Review, and the O. Henry Prize Stories anthology. Her novel, The Seamstress, won the Elle Grand Prix for Fiction and the James Michener-Copernicus Society of America Award.

Mary Gaitskill is the author of two story collections and two novels, most recently Veronica. A new book of stories, Don't Cry, will be published in March.

Miranda July is a writer, filmmaker, and performer. Her collection of short stories, No One Belongs Here More Than You, will be published by Scribner in the spring of 2007

David Means is the author of four story collections, including The Spot, which was a New York Times Notable Book, and Assorted Fire Events, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and was recently reissued in a new edition by Faber. He is the recipient of a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship.



Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Book Award and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction. She is the author most recently of the novel The Gravedigger's Daughter and the collection High Lonesome: Stories 1966—2006.

Legendary singer-songwriter, actor, and performer Tom Waits is the Winter 2005 issue's guest designer.

Wayne Wang studied painting and filmmaking at the California College of the Arts and lives in San Francisco. Among the films he has directed are Chan Is Missing, The Joy Luck Club, Smoke, Anywhere But Here, and The Center of the World. His two most recent films, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers and The Princess of Nebraska, will be released in summer 2008 by Magnolia Pictures.

Guest Designer:

Legendary singer-songwriter, actor, and performer Tom Waits is the Winter 2005 issue's guest designer.

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