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Vol. 15, No. 1

Volume 15, Number 1
Spring 2011

Raymond Carver (1938–1988) was born in Clatskanie, Oregon. His first collection of stories, Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?, was a finalist for the 1977 National Book Award. It was followed by What We Talk About When We Talk About Love and Cathedral, a finalist for the 1984 Pulitzer Prize. He was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1988, and his compilation of stories Where I’m Calling From was a finalist for the 1989 Pulitzer Prize.

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.

Will Ferrell is a comedian, writer, actor, and producer. His credits include Megamind, The Other Guys, HBO’s You’re Welcome America: a Final Night with George W. Bush, Step Brothers, Semi-Pro, Blades of Glory, Stranger than Fiction, Talladega Nights: the Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Melinda and Melinda, Anchorman: the Legend of Ron Burgundy, and Old School. With Adam McKay, he founded the website funnyordie.com.

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.

 

 

Keith Ridgway is an Irish writer living in Edinburgh, Scotland. His novels include The Long FallingThe Parts, and Animals.

Mark Romanek is a seminal director of music videos, commercials, and feature films. Two of his videos—for Nine Inch Nails and Madonna—are part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and his most recent film is the 2010 release Never Let Me Go.

Joe B. Sills is a Henry Hoyns and Poe/Faulkner Fellow at the University of Virginia and a medical student at Tufts University. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in CutBank, Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, and the Indiana Review.

Johanna Skibsrud’s first novel, The Sentimentalists, won the 2010 Giller Prize and will be published in the United States by Norton in May. The author of two collections of poetry, Late Nights with Wild Cowboys and I Do Not Think That I Could Love a Human Being, she lives in Montreal.

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Mark Romanek is a seminal director of music videos, commercials, and feature films. Two of his videos—for Nine Inch Nails and Madonna—are part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and his most recent film is the 2010 release Never Let Me Go.

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