Lena Dunham is a writer and filmmaker from New York City.
Jim Gavin is the author of the collection Middle Men (Simon & Schuster, 2013). His fiction has appeared in the New Yorker, the Paris Review, Esquire, Slice, the Mississippi Review, and ZYZZYVA. He lives in Los Angeles.
Jo Lloyd’s stories have appeared in the Southern Review, Ploughshares, Glimmer Train, Best British Short Stories, and elsewhere. Raised in Wales, she lives and works in Oxford.
Alice Munro grew up in Wingham, Ontario, and attended the University of Western Ontario. She has published thirteen collections of stories, as well as a novel, Lives of Girls and Women. During her distinguished career she has been the recipient of many awards, including two Giller Prizes, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Man Booker International Prize. In 2013, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Her stories have appeared in the New Yorker, the Atlantic Monthly, the Paris Review, Granta, and other publications, and her collections have been translated into thirteen languages. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.
Stephen Powers has shown work at the Luggage Store Gallery in San Francisco, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, the Venice Biennale, the Liverpool Biennial, and Deitch Projects in New York City. As a Fulbright Scholar in 2008, he commenced a public art project—painting love letters in the streets of Belfast and Dublin—that he’s since expanded to eleven cities worldwide. He is the author of The Art of Getting Over (St. Martin’s Press, 1999), First & Fifteenth Pop Art Short Stories (Villard, 2005), Studio Gangster (Gingko Press, 2007), and two books devoted to his latest public artwork, including his most recent publication, A Love Letter to the City (Princeton Architectural Press, 2014).