Chris Adrian is the author of a book of short stories and three novels, including most recently The Great Night. He lives in Brooklyn.
David Benioff's first novel, The 25th Hour, was published in 2001.
Philip K. Dick (1928–1982) was a seminal writer of science fiction. Among his works are the novels The Man in the High Castle; Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?; Ubik, which Time magazine named one of the best hundred novels published since 1923; Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said; and A Scanner Darkly.
Heidi Julavits is a native of Maine who currently lives in Brooklyn. Her short stories have previously appeared in Esquire, Story, and Writers Harvest 2: A Collection of New Fiction. Her novel, The Mineral Palace, is forthcoming from Penguin Putnam.
Gabriel García Márquez was born in Aracataca, Columbia, in 1928. He attended the University of Bogotá and later worked as a reporter for the Colombian newspaper El Espectador and as a foreign correspondent in Rome, Paris, Barcelona, Caracas, and New York City. He is the author of many books, including No One Writes to the Colonel and Other Stories, One Hundred Years of Solitude, The Autumn of the Patriarch, Innocent Erendira and Other Stories, In Evil Hour, Leaf Storm and Other Stories, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Love in the Time of Cholera, The General in His Labyrinth, Strange Pilgrims, Of Love and Other Demons, and News of a Kidnapping. Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982, he lives in Mexico City.
Curzio Malaparte was born Kurt Erich Suckert in 1898, in Prato, Italy. At age sixteen, he joined the Legion Garibaldienne and fought alongside the French in World War I. He rose to pre-eminence in the 1920's as a novelist, diplomat, journalist and publisher of literary journals. Malaparte achieved international fame with the 1944 publication of Kaputt, his harrowing World War II novel. He died in Italy in 1957.
Walter Murch has been a film editor and sound designer since 1969, nominated eight times by the Academy of Motion Pictures. He collaborated on the early films of Francis Coppola and George Lucas (THX-1138, The Godfather (parts I and II), The Conversation, American Graffiti, and Apocalypse Now), as well as editing Julia and The Unbearable Lightness of Being, and writing and directing Return to Oz. His most recent work was editing and mixing Anthony Minghella's The English Patient for which he won two Academy Awards. He is currently working on a re-edit and re-mix of Orson Welles's Touch of Evil, based on recently discovered notes by Welles.
Hilary Jerrill Steinitz is a Jacob K. Javits Fellow at the University of Virginia, where she also holds a Henry Hoyns teaching fellowship in creative writing. Her stories have appeared in the Southwest Review. She is at work on a novel.
Richard Prince was born in the Panama Canal Zone in 1949. His first solo exhibition was at CEPA Gallery in Buffalo New York in 1980, followed by one-man exhibitions in Los Angeles, London, Lyons, Chicago, Stuttgart, Cologne, Paris, Milan, Grenoble, Valencia, New Orleans, Antwerp, Stockholm, Munich, Dusseldorf, San Francisco, East Hampton, San Diego, Tokyo, and Hamburg. In 1992, the Whitney Museum of American Art staged a major retrospective of his work, including photography, painting, and sculpture. His most recent books are 4x4, published in 1997 by Korinsha, and Adult Comedy Action Drama, published by Scalo in 1995. He lives and works in New York.