Ingmar Bergman (1918–2007) was a Swedish director, writer, and producer for film, stage, and television.
Aimee LaBrie received an MFA in fiction from Pennsylvania State University in 2003. Her collection of stories, Wonderful Girl, won the 2007 Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction and was published by the University of North Texas Press. Her other stories have appeared in Minnesota Review, Pleiades, Quarter After Eight, and Iron Horse Literary Review.
David Lynch. Born Missoula, Montana. Eagle Scout
Rajesh Parameswaran’s first story collection, I Am an Executioner: Love Stories, is forthcoming from Knopf in April 2012.
Jim Shepard is the author of seven novels, including most recently The Book of Aron, which won the Sophie Brody Medal for Achievement in Jewish Literature from the American Library Association and the PEN New England Award for fiction, and four story collections, including Like You’d Understand, Anyway, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and won the Story Prize. He teaches at Williams College.
Bennett Sims was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. A former intern for Zoetrope: All-Story, he’s finishing his MFA at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. This is his first published short story.
Wayne White is an American artist, art director, illustrator, and puppeteer whose work has been exhibited worldwide. In the late eighties, he won three Emmy Awards as a designer for the television show Pee-wee’s Playhouse; and he has received numerous other awards for his art direction of such seminal music videos as the Smashing Pumpkins’ “Tonight, Tonight” and Peter Gabriel’s “Big Time.” In 2009 his work was chronicled in the monograph Maybe Now I’ll Get the Respect I So Richly Deserve (AMMO Books), edited by Todd Oldham; and he is the subject of the documentary film Beauty Is Embarrassing, which premiered at the South By Southwest Film Festival in March 2012.