Kathryn Harrison is the author of the novels Enchantments, Envy, The Seal Wife, The Binding Chair, Poison, Exposure, and Thicker Than Water; the memoirs The Kiss and The Mother Knot; the travel memoir The Road to Santiago; the biographies Saint Thérèse of Lisieux and Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured; the true-crime work While They Slept: An Inquiry into the Murder of a Family; and the essay collections Seeking Rapture and True Crimes: A Family Album. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, Vogue, the New York Times Book Review, and many anthologies.
Colum McCann, originally from Dublin, Ireland, is the author of five novels and two collections of stories. His fiction has been published in more than thirty languages, and he has won numerous international honors, including a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres from the French government, the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, and the Hennessy Literary Award. His novel Let the Great World Spin was the winner of the National Book Award in 2009 and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award in 2011.
Cornell Woolrich (1903–1968) was a prolific American writer of noir and mystery whose novels and stories have been adapted for film by Alfred Hitchcock and François Truffaut, among many other directors.
Martin Parr is a British photographer whose acclaimed social documentary, travel, food, and fashion work has been exhibited internationally. A member of the Magnum Photos agency, he has published more than eighty monographs of his own photography and has edited more than thirty others. His most recent publication, a history of Chinese photobooks, will be released by Aperture later this year.