Chris Adrian is the author of a book of short stories and three novels, including most recently The Great Night. He lives in Brooklyn.
Woody Allen’s prolific career as a comic, writer, and filmmaker spans more than five decades. He writes frequently for the New Yorker and is the author of Without Feathers, Getting Even, Side Effects, and Mere Anarchy.
Rachel Cusk is the author of six novels, including most recently Arlington Park, and one nonfiction book. She is a winner of the Whitbread First Novel Award and the Somerset Maugham Award. In 2003 she was among Granta's Best of Young British Novelists. She lives in England.
Bruce Jay Friedman is a novelist (Stern, A Mother's Kisses), playwright (Steambath, Scuba Duba), and occasional screenwriter (Stir Crazy, Splash). His most recent book is the erotic memoir Sexual Pensées.
Elizabeth McCracken is the author of five books, most recently Thunderstruck and Other Stories, winner of the 2015 Story Prize. She teaches at the University of Texas at Austin.
Nicholas Montemarano is the author of the story collection If the Sky Falls and the novel A Fine Place. The recipient of a Pushcart Prize and a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, he teaches at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Will Oldham sings, makes songs, and records as Bonnie “Prince” Billy, and sometimes acts. His most recent records are What the Brothers Sang (with Dawn McCarthy) and Solemns (with Mick Turner, as the Marquis de Tren). As an actor, he will appear in the upcoming movie Eden, written and directed by Elise DuRant.
William Preston is the winner of the 2006 Zoetrope: All-Story Short Fiction Contest. His story appears here as an online supplement to the Spring 2007 issue.
Helen Simpson is the author of six story collections, including Getting a Life and In-Flight Entertainment. She is the recipient of the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award, the Hawthornden Prize, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters E. M. Forster Award. Her most recent collection, Cockfosters, will be published by Knopf in 2017. She lives in London.
Will Oldham is a writer and performer. He has released
Palace Music and Bonnie "Prince" Billy music. The most recent Bonny record is The Letting Go. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and lives near there as of this printing.